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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

    Many carcinogenic chemicals are still used or produced in several economic sectors. The aim of this study is to investigate differences in occupational exposure patterns to carcinogens by gender in Italy.

    Authors: Alberto Scarselli, Marisa Corfiati, Davide Di Marzio, Alessandro Marinaccio and Sergio Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:413

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    Flight attendants are an understudied occupational group, despite undergoing a wide and unique range of adverse job-related exposures. In our study, we aimed to characterize the health profile of cabin crew re...

    Authors: Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:346

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    Korea is becoming an aged society. Accordingly, it is very meaningful to investigate the impact of job retention on quality of life (QOL) for older adults. We aimed to understand the pattern of changes over ti...

    Authors: Deulle Min and Eunhee Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:379

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Occupational injuries cause major health problems in all nations. Coal mining is one of the largest, oldest industries in the world. However, there is relatively little available literature concerning the heal...

    Authors: Murat İnanç Cengiz, Büşra Zengin, Murat İçen and Firüzan Köktürk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:361

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research article

    The process of returning to work after long-term sick leave can sometimes be complex. Many factors, (e.g. cooperation between different authorities and the individual as well as individual factors such as heal...

    Authors: Åsa Andersén, Christian Ståhl, Ingrid Anderzén, Per Kristiansson and Kjerstin Larsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:790

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  26. Content type: Research article

    While benefits of workplace physical exercise on physical health is well known, little is known about the psychosocial effects of such initiatives. This study evaluates the effect of workplace versus home-base...

    Authors: Markus D. Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Mikkel Brandt and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:798

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Jorma Rantanen, Suvi Lehtinen, Antonio Valenti and Sergio Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:787

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Chronic work-related stress is quite prevalent in the working population and is in some cases accompanied by long-term sick leave. These stress complaints highly impact employees and are costly due to lost pro...

    Authors: Karen Nieuwenhuijsen, Antonius M.C. Schoutens, Monique H.W. Frings-Dresen and Judith K. Sluiter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:761

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The manner in which organizational downsizing is implemented can make a substantial difference as to whether the exposed workers will suffer from psychological ill health. Surprisingly, little research has dir...

    Authors: Elena Andreeva, M. Harvey Brenner, Töres Theorell and Marcel Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:758

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has reported that sexual harassment can lead to reduced mental health. Few studies have focused on sexual harassment conducted by clients or customers, which might occur in person-related occ...

    Authors: Maria K. Friborg, Jørgen V. Hansen, Per T. Aldrich, Anna P. Folker, Susie Kjær, Maj Britt D. Nielsen, Reiner Rugulies and Ida E. H. Madsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:675

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Current Canadian evidence illustrating the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of caregiver-friendly workplace policies is needed if Canadian employers are to adopt and integrate caregiver-friendly workplac...

    Authors: Allison M. Williams, Emile Tompa, Donna S. Lero, Janet Fast, Amin Yazdani and Isik U. Zeytinoglu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:728

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Workplace stressors, such as bullying, are strongly related to subsequent long-term sickness absence, but little is known of the possible physiological mechanisms linking workplace stressors and sickness absen...

    Authors: Matias Brødsgaard Grynderup, Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Theis Lange, Paul Maurice Conway, Jens Peter Bonde, Anne Helene Garde, Maria Gullander, Linda Kaerlev, Roger Persson, Reiner Rugulies, Marianne Agergaard Vammen, Annie Høgh and Åse Marie Hansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:710

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The aims of the present study were to: 1) gain insight into reasons for working beyond the statutory retirement age from older workers’ perspectives, and 2) explore how the domains of the research framework St...

    Authors: Ranu Sewdas, Astrid de Wind, Lennart G.L. van der Zwaan, Wieke E. van der Borg, Romy Steenbeek, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R.L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:672

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders are major causes of long-term sickness absence in Western countries. Although sickness absence is generally more common in lower occupational classes, little is kn...

    Authors: Johanna Pekkala, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:670

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Sociodemographic, health- and work-related factors have been found to influence return to work in cancer survivors. It is feasible though that behavioural factors, such as expectation of being at work, could a...

    Authors: Saskia F. A. Duijts, Allard J. van der Beek, Eveline M. A. Bleiker, Lee Smith and Jane Wardle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:640

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The triple epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV infection among migrant miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries who have worked in the South African mining industry is currently the target o...

    Authors: Rodney Ehrlich, Alex Montgomery, Paula Akugizibwe and Gregg Gonsalves

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:93

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  37. Content type: Research article

    Caregiving burden and depression in family caregivers have been investigated, but little is known about how they affect paid caregivers. The aim of this study was to investigate caregiving burden and depressio...

    Authors: Yao-Dan Liang, Ya-Li Wang, Zhi Li, Li He, Ying Xu, Qing Zhang, Gui-Ying You and Xu-Hua Mi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:53

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  38. Content type: Research article

    Effects of return to work (RTW) interventions vary, and more knowledge is needed about the factors that contribute to RTW. This study investigated changes in work participation and mental health, and predictor...

    Authors: Mattias Victor, Bjørn Lau and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:27

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  39. Content type: Research article

    In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor healt...

    Authors: Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:23

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strateg...

    Authors: Rianne J. A. Hoek, Bo M. Havermans, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Yvonne F. Heerkens, Moniek C. Zijlstra-Vlasveld, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek and Cécile R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  41. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) constitutes a huge burden for patients and studies show that IBD patients have difficulties remaining in employment. Because there is no data about the unemployment of IBD pati...

    Authors: J Mahlich, K Matsuoka, Y Nakamura and R Sruamsiri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:623

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Mercury is a toxic metal with its effects on human health ranging from acute to chronic in a very short time of exposure. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the main source of direct human exposur...

    Authors: Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Richard K.D. Ephraim, Daniel Nkrumah and Daniel Osei Dankyira

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:601

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate the associations between mental disorders and three different measures of labour-market marginalisation, and differences between native Swedes and immigrants.

    Authors: Magnus Helgesson, Petter Tinghög, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Fredrik Saboonchi and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:593

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Suicide rates among those employed in male-dominated professions such as construction are elevated compared to other occupational groups. Thus far, past research has been mainly quantitative and has been unabl...

    Authors: Allison Milner, Humaira Maheen, Dianne Currier and Anthony D LaMontagne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:584

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP’s objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Indep...

    Authors: Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L. Werner and Silje Maeland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:573

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  46. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to examine the relationship between tobacco-free policies at worksites to worksite demographics such as company size and geographic location.

    Authors: Elizabeth Ablah, Frank Dong and Kurt Konda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:566

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety...

    Authors: Bo M. Havermans, Cécile R. L. Boot, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Johannes R. Anema and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:558

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of workers with demanding physical working conditions in the European work force remains high, and occupational physical exposures are considered important risk factors for musculoskeletal disor...

    Authors: Tore Tynes, Cecilie Aagestad, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Lars Louis Andersen, Merja Perkio-Makela, Francisco Javier Pinilla García, Luz Galiana Blanco, Greet Vermeylen, Agnes Parent-Thirion, Wendela Hooftman, Irene Houtman, Falk Liebers, Hermann Burr and Maren Formazin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:544

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