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Occupational health

Section edited by Isabelle Niedhammer and Youcheng Liu

This section aims to publish studies on the occupational correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of retirees continue to work beyond retirement despite being eligible to retire. As the prevalence of chronic disease increases with age, working beyond retirement may go along with having...

    Authors: Astrid de Wind, Micky Scharn, Goedele A. Geuskens, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:265

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Exposure to sunlight can have both positive and negative health impacts. Excessive exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, however insufficient exposure to sunlight has a de...

    Authors: Amanda Nioi, Charlotte Wendelboe-Nelson, Sue Cowan, Hilary Cowie, Shahzad Rashid, Peter Ritchie, Mark Cherrie, Terry C. Lansdown and John W. Cherrie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:259

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    The aim was to investigate the prevalence of health problems and work environment problems and how these are associated with subjective production loss among women and men at an academic workplace. An addition...

    Authors: Malin Lohela-Karlsson, Lotta Nybergh and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:257

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Recent research has suggested that interventions at the workplace might be the most potent ingredient in return to work interventions, but few studies have investigated the different effects of workplace inter...

    Authors: Marit B. Rise, Martin Skagseth, Nina E. Klevanger, Lene Aasdahl, Petter Borchgrevink, Chris Jensen, Hanne Tenggren, Vidar Halsteinli, Trym N. Jacobsen, Svein B. Løland, Roar Johnsen and Marius S. Fimland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:219

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Offshore work has been described as demanding and stressful. Despite this, evidence regarding the occupational strain, health, and coping behaviors of workers in the growing offshore wind industry in Germany i...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Marcial Velasco Garrido, Volker Harth, Alexandra M. Preisser and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:172

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Today, work disability is one of the greatest social and labour market challenges for policy makers in most OECD countries, where on average, about 6% of the working-age population relies on disability benefit...

    Authors: Ilse Louwerse, Maaike A. Huysmans, H. Jolanda van Rijssen, Allard J. van der Beek and Johannes R. Anema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:157

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to explore the association between retrospectively assessed psychosocial working conditions during working life and prospectively assessed risk of sickness absence and disability pension among olde...

    Authors: Emil Sundstrup, Åse Marie Hansen, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Otto Melchior Poulsen, Thomas Clausen, Reiner Rugulies, Anne Møller and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:149

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Early intervention following occupational injury can improve health outcomes and reduce the duration and cost of workers’ compensation claims. Financial early reporting incentives (ERIs) for employers may shor...

    Authors: Tyler J. Lane, Shannon Gray, Behrooz Hassani-Mahmooei and Alex Collie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:100

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines reported health symptoms after the introduction of new uniforms in 2011. The airline replaced the uniforms in 2014 without acknowledging harm. To understand possible unifor...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Steven J. Staffa, Irina Mordukhovich and Brent Coull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 17:972

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Both smoking and obesity are separately associated with sickness absence. Unhealthy lifestyle habits and health conditions may occur concurrently yet studies focusing on their joint association are few. This s...

    Authors: Eira Roos, Tea Lallukka, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:978

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that affects the lives of many individuals and is a frequent cause of sickness absence. To help this group of individuals resume work, several interventions have been st...

    Authors: Pernille Pedersen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Morten Hovgaard Andersen, Vivian Langagergaard, Anders Boes, Ole Kudsk Jensen, Chris Jensen and Merete Labriola

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:959

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown that perceived unfairness contributes to higher rates of sickness absence. While shorter, but more frequent periods of sickness absence might be a possibility for the individual to get relie...

    Authors: Constanze Leineweber, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel, Paraskevi Peristera, Constanze Eib, Anna Nyberg and Hugo Westerlund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:912

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) represent a major public health problem and economic burden to employers, workers and health insurance systems. This systematic review had two objectives: (1) to a...

    Authors: Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Annick Parent-Lamarche, Aurélie Gaillard, Susan Stock, Nektaria Nicolakakis, Quan Nha Hong, Michel Vezina, Youssouph Coulibaly, Nicole Vézina and Diane Berthelette

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:935

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  14. Content type: Research article

    International comparisons of the disability employment gap are an important driver of policy change. However, previous comparisons have used the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SI...

    Authors: Ben Baumberg Geiger, Kjetil A. van der Wel and Anne Grete Tøge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:928

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Emergency service vehicle crashes (ESVCs) are a leading cause of death in the United States fire service. Risk management (RM) is a proactive process for identifying occupational risks and reducing hazards and...

    Authors: David P. Bui, Keshia Pollack Porter, Stephanie Griffin, Dustin D. French, Alesia M. Jung, Stephen Crothers and Jefferey L. Burgess

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:885

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:923

  16. Content type: Research article

    Work life expectancy (WLE) expresses the expected time a person will remain in the labor market until he or she retires. This paper compares a life table approach to estimating WLE to an approach based on mult...

    Authors: Jacob Pedersen and Jakob Bue Bjorner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:879

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents one of the most hazardous work environments. While formalization of this sector has been suggested (e.g., Minamata Convention) as a means to improve work...

    Authors: Benedict N. L. Calys-Tagoe, Edith Clarke, Thomas Robins and Niladri Basu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:862

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Work-related head injury is a critical public health issue due to its rising prevalence; the association with profound disruption of workers’ lives; and significant economic burdens in terms of medical costs a...

    Authors: P. Kontos, A. Grigorovich, B. Nowrouzi, B. Sharma, J. Lewko, T. Mollayeva and A. Colantonio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:824

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk for occupational blood exposures (OBEs) and transmission of bloodborne pathogens. This study elucidated the incidence rate and epidemiological characteristics of OBE...

    Authors: Ju Hyun Lee, Junhyeon Cho, Yung Jung Kim, Sang Hyuk Im, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Hong Bin Kim and Sook-Hyang Jeong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:827

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing worldwide. Since so little is known about work life of individuals with type 1 diabetes, we examined incidence and prevalence trends of type 1 diabetes among work...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Reijo Sund, Martti Arffman, Sari Koski, Vilma Hänninen, Leena Moilanen and Kimmo Räsänen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:805

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