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  1. Research

    Short Questionnaire for Workplace Analysis (KFZA): factorial validation in physicians and nurses working in hospital settings

    In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in psychosocial workplace risk assessments in Germany. One of the questionnaires commonly employed for this purpose is the Short Questionnaire for Workpla...

    Patricia Appel, Michael Schuler, Heiner Vogel, Amina Oezelsel and Hermann Faller

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:11

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  2. Short report

    Prevention of krait bites by sleeping above ground: preliminary results from an observational pilot study

    Neurotoxic envenoming following the bites of kraits (Bungarus spp.) is a common cause of death in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South Asia. Most of these bites occur at night and are inflicted on peo...

    Chaturaka Rodrigo, Selvanayagam Kirushanthan and Ariaranee Gnanathasan

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:10

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  3. Research

    Effect of low-level CO2 on innate inflammatory protein response to organic dust from swine confinement barns

    Organic hog barn dust (HDE) exposure induces lung inflammation and long-term decreases in lung function in agricultural workers. While concentrations of common gasses in confined animal facilities are well cha...

    David Schneberger, Jane M. DeVasure, Kristina L. Bailey, Debra J. Romberger and Todd A. Wyatt

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:9

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Commentary

    Ford and Edison in a modern regulatory environment: the first-in-human trial of night-work and artificial light

    A thought experiment places Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison in a modern regulatory environment. In a utopian occupational world devoid of night-shifts or artificial light, Ford wants to experiment with “work...

    Thomas C. Erren, David M. Shaw, Ursula Wild and J. Valérie Groß

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:8

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  5. Research

    Potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and selected adverse pregnancy outcomes: a follow-up study of pregnant women referred for occupational counselling

    Experimental evidence indicates that fetal exposure to xenobiotics with the potential to interfere with the endogenous steroid hormone regulation of fetal development may reduce birth weight. However, epidemio...

    Jessica Bengtsson, Pernille Søgaard Thygesen, Linda Kaerlev, Lisbeth E. Knudsen and Jens Peter Bonde

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:6

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  6. Methodology

    Fit to play: posture and seating position analysis with professional musicians - a study protocol

    Musical performance-associated musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common health problem among professional musicians. Considering the manifold consequences arising for the musicians, they can be seen as a t...

    Daniela Ohlendorf, Eileen M Wanke, Natalie Filmann, David A Groneberg and Alexander Gerber

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:5

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  7. Research

    Work-related exposures and disorders among physical therapists: experiences and beliefs of professional representatives assessed using a qualitative approach

    According to international study results, physical therapists are afflicted with work-related musculoskeletal, psychosocial and dermal disorders as well as infections. The few existing studies in German-speaki...

    Maria Girbig, Alice Freiberg, Stefanie Deckert, Diana Druschke, Christian Kopkow, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  8. Research

    Differential activation of RAW 264.7 macrophages by size-segregated crystalline silica

    Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a well-established occupational hazard. Once in the lung, crystalline silica particles can result in the activation of alveolar macrophages (AM), potentially lead...

    Steven E. Mischler, Emanuele G. Cauda, Michelangelo Di Giuseppe, Linda J. McWilliams, Claudette St. Croix, Ming Sun, Jonathan Franks and Luis A. Ortiz

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:57

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  9. Research

    Selected toxic and essential heavy metals in impacted teeth and the surrounding mandibular bones of people exposed to heavy metals in the environment

    The elemental composition of bones and teeth can allow exposure to heavy metals in the environment to be estimated. The aim of this study was to determine whether impacted mandibular teeth and the surrounding ...

    Piotr Malara, Agnieszka Fischer and Beata Malara

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:56

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  10. Research

    Hydrofluoric acid burns in the western Zhejiang Province of China: a 10-year epidemiological study

    Chemical burns caused by hydrofluoric acid (HF) frequently occur in the Western Zhejiang Province. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological characteristics of HF burns within this region.

    Yuanhai Zhang, Jianfen Zhang, Xinhua Jiang, Liangfang Ni, Chunjiang Ye, Chunmao Han, Komal Sharma and Xingang Wang

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:55

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  11. Commentary

    A diagnostic bias might be a much simpler explanation for the apparently elevated risk for nasopharyngeal cancer with respect to formaldehyde

    In 2009, a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified formaldehyde as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) and concluded that formaldehyde causes cancer of the nasopharynx (NPC) an...

    Matthias Möhner and Andrea Wendt

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:54

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  12. Research

    Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers at a hospital in Naples, Italy, a low-incidence country

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at higher risk than the general population of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Moreover, although subjects with latent TB infection (LTBI) are asymptomatic and are not infectious, t...

    Monica Lamberti, Mariarosaria Muoio, Antonio Arnese, Sharon Borrelli, Teresa Di Lorenzo, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Giuseppe Signoriello, Stefania De Pascalis, Nicola Coppola and Albert Nienhaus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:53

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  13. Research

    Hepatitis C among healthcare personnel: secondary data analyses of costs and trends for hepatitis C infections with occupational causes

    Hepatitis C infection is a global public health issue. Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the costs for occupationally-ca...

    Claudia Westermann, Madeleine Dulon, Dana Wendeler and Albert Nienhaus

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:52

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  14. Short report

    Alternative drugs go global: possible lead and/ or mercury intoxication from imported natural health products and a need for scientifically evaluated poisoning monitoring from environmental exposures

    With increases in globalization, cultural remedies from Chinese, Ayurvedic, Arab and other traditions have become more available to international consumers, offering unfamiliar “Natural Health Products” (NHP),...

    Lygia Therese Budnik, Xaver Baur, Volker Harth and Axel Hahn

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:49

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  15. Research

    Work-related injuries among farmers: a cross-sectional study from rural Nepal

    Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factor...

    Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki and Paras K. Pokharel

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:48

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  16. Research

    Imbalances in the German public health system - numbers of state-certified occupational physicians and relation to socioeconomic data

    State-certified occupational physicians who work as civil servants in the Federal Republic of Germany are key players in the German Public Health system. They control i.e. the legal compliance in occupational ...

    Christoph Gyo, Michael Boll, Dörthe Brüggmann, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo and David A. Groneberg

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:47

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  17. Research

    Fungal cell wall agents and bacterial lipopolysaccharide in organic dust as possible risk factors for pulmonary sarcoidosis

    Composition of organic dust is very complex, involving particles of microbial, animal and plant origin. Several environmental exposure studies associate microbial cell wall agents in organic dust with various ...

    Sanja Stopinšek, Alojz Ihan, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj and Saša Simčič

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:46

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  18. Research

    Total and respirable dust exposures among carpenters and demolition workers during indoor work in Denmark

    Within the construction industry the risk of lung disorders depends on the specific professions probably due to variations in the levels of dust exposure, and with dust levels depending on the work task and jo...

    Lilli Kirkeskov, Dorte Jessing Agerby Hanskov and Charlotte Brauer

    Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:45

    Published on: 20 September 2016

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