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Published on Aug 31, 2018in Annals of global health 2.04
Ramin Tabibi4
Estimated H-index: 4
Shahram Tarahomi + 7 AuthorsM. Sokooti4
Estimated H-index: 4
The agricultural sector has by far the world’s largest labour force, there are more than one billion workers in this industry worldwide, which contains half of the total world labour force. On the other hand, agriculture is one of the most hazardous occupations, and many workers suffer occupational accidents and ill health each year. Farming and animal breeding are associated with exposure to a wide variety of risk factors, including zoonotic agents, dust, elements of the thermal environment, no...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in BMC Public Health 2.57
Jorma Rantanen2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UH: University of Helsinki),
Suvi Lehtinen5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 1 AuthorsSergio Iavicoli23
Estimated H-index: 23
Background The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and the European Union (EU) have encouraged countries to organize occupational health services (OHS) for all working people irrespective of the sector of economy, size of enterprise or mode of employment of the worker. The objective of this study was to survey the status of OHS in a sample of countries...
Published on Nov 22, 2017
The nurse’s role has long been regarded as stress filled based on the physical labour human suffering, work hours, staffing and interpersonal relationships that are central to the work nurses do. Occupational stress is thus, a recognized problem among health care workers in general. Nursing has therefore been identified as an occupation that has high level of risks and stress in the work place environment. Therefore the study investigated the effects of occupational health intervention programme...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Procedia Engineering
Omobolanle Adeyemo (NMU: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), John Smallwood7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NMU: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
Abstract The performance of construction projects can be improved by addressing occupational health and safety (H&S) legislation to safeguard the H&S of workers and the entire community. A range of literature has addressed existing H&S legislation relative to the construction industry. However, fatalities and injuries remain issues in the industry. Consequently, this study seeks to examine occupational H&S legislation and its direct impact on H&S performance. Data was collected using questionnai...
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Global Health Action
Annalsee Yassi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UBC: University of British Columbia),
Prince A. Adu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UBC: University of British Columbia)
+ 1 AuthorsMuzimkhulu Zungu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Health Laboratory Service)
Background : Occupational tuberculosis (TB) continues to plague the healthcare workforce in South Africa. A 2-year cluster randomized controlled trial was therefore launched in 27 public hospitals in Free State province, to better understand how a combined workforce and workplace program can improve health of the healthcare workforce. Objective : This mid-term evaluation aimed to analyze how well the intervention was being implemented, seek evidence of impact or harm, and draw lessons. Methods :...
Published on Mar 17, 2016in Occupational medicine and health affairs
Marta María Hernández Martín , Alfonso Meneses Monroy1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsJosé Luis Pacheco del Cerro1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background: The underreporting of work-related illnesses is a recognized problem worldwide because there are also difficulties in recognizing and reporting them. Specific detection systems could be a good option to obtain data about occupational diseases and improving their approach. Objective: To analyze the different detection systems of occupational diseases in primary care in Spain. Methods: A literature search of the databases PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane and official information systems fro...
Published on Dec 17, 2015in Annals of global health 2.04
Ezra Jonathan Mrema3
Estimated H-index: 3
(MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences),
Aiwerasia V Ngowi6
Estimated H-index: 6
(MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences),
Simon Mamuya7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MUHAS: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)
INTRODUCTION: Occupational health and safety is related with economic activities undertaken in the country. As the economic activities grow and expand, occupational injuries and diseases are more likely to increase among workers in different sectors of economy such as agriculture, mining, transport, and manufacture. This may result in high occupational health and safety services demand, which might be difficult to meet by developing countries that are prioritizing economic expansion without rega...
Occupational safety and health is a neglected area in small scale cottage factories in Nepal. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 small scale carpet factories in Bhaktapur district of Nepal among 100 workers to find out their occupational health an...
Suwattana Kerdmuang , Surintorn Kalampakorn4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MU: Mahidol University)
+ 2 AuthorsMarjorie C. McCullagh6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UM: University of Michigan)
The purposes of this study were to develop and examine the psychometric properties of the Occupational Health Service Competency Scale for nurses working at Thai primary care units. The conceptual definition and content domains of the instrument were developed through a comprehensive literature review and in-depth interviews. Spencer’s competency concept and the Basic Occupational Health Service activity model were used to guide the research. Content validity was examined by a panel of five expe...