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Jurnale medicale Occupational Medicine - current issue
Data on work-related ill-health (WRIH) in the Republic of Ireland is inconsistent.
To compare the incidence of WRIH in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB) reported by clinical specialists in skin and respiratory medicine and by specialist occu
The generic term asbestos refers to a group of crystalline mineral silicates that occur naturally in various forms. Because of their properties of strength, heat and electrical resistance and their ability to withstand corrosion by acids and sea water, asbestos was used extensively both i
Occupational skin disease is a common problem among health care workers (HCWs). The prevalence of occupational skin disease in HCWs has been reported in several international studies, but not in the UK.
To estimate the prevalence of occupational skin disease in a population of UK HC
Both solar and non-solar exposures associated with occupation and work tasks have been reported as skin carcinogens. In the UK, there are well-established surveillance schemes providing relevant information, including when exposures took place, occupation, location of work and dates of sy
While there has been considerable research into the psychosocial consequences of tour length for military personnel, this subject has not been studied in other occupational groups who also deploy staff to high-threat areas.
To carry out a comprehensive review of relevant published l
Shift work research has shown that the relationship between exposure to irregular working times and sickness absence may differ between working populations. Not much is known about the prevalence of sickness absence in flight crews or about the relationship between exposure to different f
Several studies have reported associations between cement dust exposure and adverse respiratory health effects, but there are few follow-up studies and no studies of respiratory health effects following dust control measures.
To assess changes in respiratory health among cement work
An audit of working age patients’ records in two Cornish general practices in 2012 found infrequent and inconsistent recording of patients’ occupations. A concurrent survey of general practitioners (GPs) in Cornwall found that a majority of them believed it was important to do so.
Occupational exposure is estimated to contribute 15% to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Welding fumes are suspected to accelerate the decline of lung function and development of COPD.
To examine the relationship between welding fume exposure and COPD in K
Stigma among sufferers of chronic diseases such as obesity, human immunodeficiency virus disease and mental health disorders has been studied. This study addresses stigma affecting workers with diabetes.
To investigate diabetes-related stigma and associated factors in a group of wor
Sharps injuries remain a common factor in occupational exposure of healthcare workers to blood-borne viruses. The extent to which the introduction of safety-engineered devices has been effective in reducing such injuries among healthcare workers is unclear.
To investigate the incide
In April 2010, a large-scale outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly infectious disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals, was reported in Miyazaki prefecture in Japan. Many staff were dispatched to the epidemic area to undertake containment measures. Various injuries were reported amo
The UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidelines (CG43) on preventing and managing overweight and obesity, which apply to the National Health Service (NHS) as an employer.
To record in an NHS trust baseline assessment and management of obesi
Physicians may face unique challenges in accessing health care and managing their own health.
To evaluate physicians’ perceptions of their health care needs and desired services.
A written survey, distributed and collected anonymously among attendees at a large primary care