Jorma Rantanen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Publications 47
The authors would like to extend their thanks for the fruitful comments and suggestions, which are useful for conducting deeper analyses of the ethical concerns related to occupational health. [...]
The last two decades have seen increasing attention to professional ethics in the field of occupational health in industrialized and developing countries, partly reflecting the changing world of work, demographic shifts and new technologies. These changes have led to the revisiting of traditional ethical principles and the emergence of ethical issues related to occupational health. This article looks at the problems raised by these ethical concerns and proposes some solutions. We revised the exi...
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#1Paul A. Schulte (NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)H-Index: 42
#2Ivo Iavicoli (University of Naples Federico II)H-Index: 30
Last.Elvio MantovaniH-Index: 1
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AbstractResponsible development of any technology, including nanotechnology, requires protecting workers, the first people to be exposed to the products of the technology. In the case of nanotechnology, this is difficult to achieve because in spite of early evidence raising health and safety concerns, there are uncertainties about hazards and risks. The global response to these concerns has been the issuance by authoritative agencies of precautionary guidance to strictly control exposures to eng...
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#1Henrik Wolff (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 30
#2Tapio VehmasH-Index: 19
Last.Harri Vainio (Kuniv: Kuwait University)H-Index: 61
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We want to thank the Collegium Ramazzini for their (unsigned) comments on the 2014 update of the Helsinki criteria (1). The original Helsinki criteria (criteria) were published in 1997 (2). The Helsinki criteria updates of 2014 consisted of preparatory work in the form of reviews by four work groups on pre-selected topics (subject areas). This was thus not a systematic re-evaluation of the entire criteria and major portions of the 1997 criteria are unaffected by the updates. Based on the reviews...
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ABSTRACT Objectives: Military activities are often considered more dangerous than civilian work, especially in crisis situations, but peacetime or even peacekeeping conditions have seldom been analyzed in this respect. According to the compensation statistics of the Finnish State Treasury, in 2001, 80% of injuries among military personnel were caused by accidents at work, 15% occurred during commuting to and from work, and 5% were attributable to occupational diseases. Results: The compensated a...
#1Henrik Wolff (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 30
#2Tapio Vehmas (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 22
Last.Harri Vainio (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 61
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IntroductionAlthough the use of asbestos has been banned in several industrialized countries, many workers continue to be exposed in asbestos repair and removal work, and asbestos is still widely used in various newly industrialized, rapidly developing countries. According to the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, more than 107 000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis resulting from exposure at work (1). The asbestos epidemic is...
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#1Jorma RantanenH-Index: 15
#2Suvi LehtinenH-Index: 7
Last.Harri VainioH-Index: 8
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Objectives International organizations have encouraged countries to organize occupational health services (OHS) for all working people. This study surveyed how that objective has been achieved in a sample of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) member countries from all continents. Method A structured questionnaire was sent to ICOH national secretaries in 61 countries. The survey focused on (i) policies and strategies; (ii) systems, institutions, and infrastructures; (iii) cont...
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#1Matti S. Huuskonen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 3
#2Jorma Rantanen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 15
Background Between 1987 and 1992, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) initiated and implemented the Asbestos Program that aimed at reducing asbestos-related risks. It was a cooperative effort between government authorities, labor market organizations, and health care and labor protection personnel. Methods During the Program and its follow-up since 1993 several preventive actions were taken, and considerable new legislation and official instructions were issued. Results Approxima...
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