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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...
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#1Jessica Scharf (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 1
#2Patricia Vu-Eickmann (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 3
Last.Adrian Loerbroks (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 10
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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. We surveyed 887 employed MAs between September 2016 and April 2017. A 20-item questionnaire measured desired improvements. To mea...
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#1P. M. Gaum (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 5
#2Franziska Brey (RWTH Aachen University)
Last.Jessica Lang (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 10
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A depressive episode is a frequent reason for production loss due to long periods of absence at work. To maintain work ability after depression, affected employees need to implement learned coping strategies from interventions at work. Based on the theory of planned behavior, this paper examines how stigmatization relates to the implementation of the learned strategies at the workplace. Further, differences between employees with single or recurrent depressive episode were considered. Data of an...
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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.
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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...
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#1Reinhard Strametz (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 5
Last.Matthias Raspe (Humboldt University of Berlin)H-Index: 1
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In 2013 RheinMain University launched its bachelor’s degree program Health Care Economics requiring each student to participate in a mandatory two-month nursing internship. A preliminary risk assessment revealed serious risks for both students and patients and had to be addressed by appropriate measures such as mandatory systematic safety training for each student. A short-term educational intervention named “Survival-Day” was designed to minimize risks related to nursing internships of students...
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#1Marcus Oldenburg (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 9
#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.
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Introduction Burnout syndrome is a work-related chronic stress that is described as emotional exhaustion, a decreased sense of personal accomplishment, and depersonalization. it has been considered an important problem especially among workers in the health sector.
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#1Gift Gugu Mona (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 1
#2Moses J. Chimbari (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 7
Last.Charles Hongoro (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 13
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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. We conducted a systematic review of studies using Google Scholar, PubMed and S...
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#1Luca Coppeta (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 5
#2Antonio Pietroiusti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 15
Last.Andrea Magrini (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 28
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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 and alteratio...
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