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Hairdressers are exposed to various work-related biomechanical and organizational risk factors. To date, there has been no overview of the evidence for this occupational group. The purpose of this scoping review is to gain insight into the current state of research on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in hairdressing. Studies published up to November 2018 were identified by a systematic search using electronic databases (MEDLINE, PUBMED, CINAHL, Web of Science, LIVIVO), Google Scholar...
#1Jessica Scharf (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 1
#2Patricia Vu-Eickmann (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 2
Last.Adrian Loerbroks (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 24
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Background In outpatient care in Germany, medical assistants (MAs) are the contact persons for patients’ concerns and their working conditions are relevant to their own health and the provided quality of care. MAs working conditions have been described as precarious leading to high levels of work stress. Consequently, we aimed to examine MAs’ needs for work-related improvements.
Background Maritime welfare institutions enable crew members of ships to use different recreation facilities ashore during their work assignments aboard. This study analyses the shipcrew members’ need and their usage behavior of maritime welfare facilities that can be visited free of charge while their ship is in port.
Silicosis resulting from silica exposure is a global occupational disease characterized by severe pathological changes in progressive pulmonary fibrosis. Previous evidence has indicated that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota occurs after environmental dust exposure and is associated with certain diseases. The aims of this study are to elucidate the compositional and functional characteristics of the gut microbiota in early-stage silicosis and to understand their influence on pulmonary fibrosis. We...
#1Marcus Oldenburg (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 8
#2Hans-Joachim Jensen (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 6
Background Employees on board must be highly qualified in order to be able to independently meet the different work requirements during the three voyage stages of a ship (port stay, river and sea passage). In this study, the activity profiles of the various occupational groups on container ships are presented according to the voyage stages.
#1Gift Gugu Mona (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
#2Moses J. Chimbari (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 7
Last.Charles Hongoro (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 10
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Background Occupational hazards, injuries and diseases are a major concern among police officers, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is limited locally relevant literature for guiding policy for the South African Police Service (SAPS). The purpose of this review was to describe the occupational hazards, injuries and diseases affecting police officers worldwide, in order to benchmark policy implications for the SAPS.
#1Dörthe Brüggmann (Goethe University Frankfurt)H-Index: 8
#2Anja Herpe (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Last.Stefanie Mache Ma (Charité)H-Index: 10
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Beginning in the first decade of the 21st centruy, there was a growing disregard for the benefits of the German medical system concerning the junior obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYN) job situation. As in other fields of medicine, numerous colleagues left Germany to work in other countries such as the United Kingdom, Noway, Sweden, or Switzerland. According to studies, financial factors represent one of the reasons for the discontent. We here present a practical descriptive approach to assess/...
#1L Coppeta (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 5
#2A. Pietroiusti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 9
Last.Andrea Magrini (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 27
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Background We are observing a growing trend towards the use of waste incineration in waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in Italy. Various authors started to investigate their potential health effects, but without univocal outcomes. The aim of this study is to assess whether or not main pulmonary function indexes could be decreased in a group of workers employed in a municipal solid WTE plant located in Central Italy, and if there’s a correlation between the levels of exposure to airborne pollutants an...
Background With the current study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of back pain in employees of a German chemical company. We put a specific focus on disabling back pain and its association with sociodemographic, lifestyle- and work-related characteristics.
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