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  1. Musculoskeletal disorders are a public health problem with significant effects on work ability. In the context of the promotion and prevention of work-related health, there is a need for valid, simple, time-sa...

    Authors: Steffi Kreuzfeld, Reingard Seibt, Mohit Kumar, Annika Rieger and Regina Stoll
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:13
  2. Commuting to work is thought to have a negative impact on employee health. We tested the association of work commute and different variables of health in German industrial employees.

    Authors: Daniel Mauss, Marc N. Jarczok and Joachim E. Fischer
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:12
  3. Diabetes distress is common among people with type 1 diabetes, but knowledge is scarce regarding the perceived burden of reconciling work with this disease. This cross-sectional study investigated work-related...

    Authors: Pirjo Hakkarainen, Leena Moilanen, Vilma Hänninen, Jarmo Heikkinen and Kimmo Räsänen
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:11
  4. Fipronil is an insecticide that acts at the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor and glutamate-gated chloride channels in the central nervous systems of target organisms. The use of fipronil is increasing across the ...

    Authors: Kaitlin Merkowsky, Ram S. Sethi, Jatinder P. S. Gill and Baljit Singh
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:10
  5. Different methods have attempted to obtain consensus on occupational health issues. The objective of this paper is to describe a modified three-stage Delphi process that uses a wireless audience response syste...

    Authors: Tar-Ching Aw, Tom Loney, Anza Elias, Soha Ali and Balázs Ádám
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:9
  6. To determine whether the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) in relation to formaldehyde (FA) exposure is robust with respect t...

    Authors: Gary M. Marsh, Peter Morfeld, Sarah D. Zimmerman, Yimeng Liu and Lauren C. Balmert
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:8
  7. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if the workers of an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), which recycles scrap, had higher mortality and morbidity due to possible exposure to pollutants at w...

    Authors: Roberto Cappelletti, Marcello Ceppi, Justina Claudatus and Valerio Gennaro
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:7
  8. Use of personal protective equipment is one of the important measures to safeguard workers from exposure to occupational hazards, especially in developing countries. However, there is a dearth of studies descr...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Temesgen Kelaye and Yalemzewod Assefa
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:6
  9. Medical students undergo numerous clinical clerkships. On these occasions they are confronted with current working conditions in hospitals. Because of the many implications of the students’ perceptions of thes...

    Authors: Jan Bauer and David A. Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:5
  10. Immigrants have been contributing to the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Germany for many years. The current wave of migration of asylum seekers to Germany may increase that figure. Healthcare workers (HCW) ...

    Authors: Roland Diel, Robert Loddenkemper and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:4
  11. Authors: Monica Lamberti, Alfredo De Rosa, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anna Rita Corvino, Nicola Sannolo, Stefania De Pascalis, Eliana Di Fiore, Claudia Westermann, Antonio Arnese, Gabriella Di Giuseppe, Albert Nienhaus, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho and Nicola Coppola
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:3

    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:41

  12. Concerns about burnout, and its consequences, among German physicians are rising. However, data on burnout among German physicians are scarce. Also, a suspected association between burnout and German physician...

    Authors: Birte Pantenburg, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:2
  13. While silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in consumer and medical products, the mechanism by which AgNPs cause pulmonary cytotoxicity is not clear. AgNP agglomerates are found in endo-lysosomal struct...

    Authors: Takamitsu Miyayama and Masato Matsuoka
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:1
  14. Occupational skin disease caused by wet work is particularly common in employees in hairdressing salons. The objective of this paper was to determine the frequency of glove use for hair shampooing.

    Authors: Madeleine Dulon, Björn Kähler, Sandra Kirvel, Günter Schlanstedt and Albert Nienhaus
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:47
  15. Alcohol or drug use and associated hangover may reduce workplace safety and productivity and also cause sickness absence. The aims of this study were to examine (i) the use of alcohol and drugs, and (ii) reduc...

    Authors: Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen, Inger Synnøve Moan, Asbjørg S. Christophersen and Hallvard Gjerde
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:46
  16. Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens caused by percutaneous injuries or mucosal contamination is frequent among Healthcare Workers (HCW).

    Authors: Carlos Pérez-Diaz, Omar-Javier Calixto, Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez, Juan S. Bravo-Ojeda, Carlos A. Botero-García, Erika Uribe-Pardo, Yesid F. Mantilla-Florez, Fabian Benitez, Ada Duran and Johana Osorio
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:45
  17. Previous publications in the field of Santa studies have not focused on health and safety issues arising from Santa’s workplace activities. However, it should be acknowledged that unique occupational hazards e...

    Authors: Sebastian Straube and Xiangning Fan
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:44
  18. Paracetamol is used widely in pediatrics because it has a high drug safety when used in therapeutic dosages. In case of overdose the majority of paracetamol is metabolized to N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAP...

    Authors: Menen E. Mund, David Quarcoo, Christoph Gyo, Dörthe Brüggmann and David A. Groneberg
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:43
  19. Although the prevalence of blood borne pathogens in many developing countries is high, documentation of infections due to occupational exposure is limited. Seventy percent of the world’s HIV infected populatio...

    Authors: Tolesa Bekele, Alem Gebremariam, Muhammedawel Kaso and Kemal Ahmed
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:42
  20. The development of a vaccine against hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been a major achievement in terms of prevention of HBV infection. For the present study, we analysed the long-term immunogenicity and effectiven...

    Authors: Monica Lamberti, Alfredo De Rosa, Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Anna Rita Corvino, Nicola Sannolo, Stefania De Pascalis, Eliana Di Fiore, Claudia Westermann, Antonio Arnese, Di Giuseppe Gabriella, Albert Nienhaus, Antônio Paulino Ribeiro Sobrinho and Nicola Coppola
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:41

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2016 11:3

  21. Many factors influence the return to work of workers with chronic low back pain (CLBP). They have been said to vary according to socio-professional group. This study first aimed to compare prognostic factors i...

    Authors: B. Cougot, A. Petit, C. Paget, C. Roedlich, G. Fleury-Bahi, M. Fouquet, P. Menu, C. Dubois, C. Geraut, Y. Roquelaure and D. Tripodi
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:40
  22. The present study aimed to investigate how subjective self-reported stress is associated with objective heart rate variability (HRV)-based stress and recovery on workdays. Another aim was to investigate how physi...

    Authors: Tiina Föhr, Asko Tolvanen, Tero Myllymäki, Elina Järvelä-Reijonen, Sanni Rantala, Riitta Korpela, Katri Peuhkuri, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Sampsa Puttonen, Raimo Lappalainen, Heikki Rusko and Urho M. Kujala
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:39
  23. As a result of the various telemedicine projects in the past years a large number of studies were recently published in this field. However, a precise bibliometric analysis of telemedicine publications does no...

    Authors: David A. Groneberg, Shaghayegh Rahimian, Matthias Bundschuh, Mario Schwarzer, Alexander Gerber and Beatrix Kloft
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:38
  24. Occupational and environmental exposure to petroleum refinery products poses a great threat to human health. This study aimed to assess the lung function and Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) among petrol...

    Authors: Sultan Ayoub Meo, Abdulrahman Hamad Alrashed, Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Almana, Yazeed Ibrahim Altheiban, Mohammed Saud Aldosari, Nawaf Faleh Almudarra and Sulaiman Ali Alwabel
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:37
  25. Demographic changes will lead to a growing demand for healthy, motivated healthcare workers (HCW) in the years ahead. Along with well-targeted prevention, knowledge of occupational health and safety and infect...

    Authors: Stefanie Schönrock, Anja Schablon, Albert Nienhaus and Claudia Peters
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:36
  26. Environmental and health-related effects of solid waste material are considered worldwide problems. The aim of this study was to assess the volume and impact of Arab scientific output published in journals ind...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Waleed M. Sweileh, Suleiman Al-Khalil, Shaher H. Zyoud, Ansam F. Sawalha and Rahmat Awang
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:35
  27. Health care Associated Infections (HAIs) are a major public health problem in both developed and developing countries. They pose a severe impact in resource-poor settings, where the rate of infection is estima...

    Authors: Susan Mwamungule, Henry Mwelwa Chimana, Sydney Malama, Geoffrey Mainda, Geoffrey Kwenda and John Bwalya Muma
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:34
  28. Exposure to chemical carcinogens in rubber manufacturing remains a serious occupational health concern. Workers are exposed to these carcinogens via skin or inhalation. Rubber manufacturing work is associated ...

    Authors: Claire Powers and Heather P. Lampel
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:33
  29. Sickness absenteeism is the major occupational health problem in developing countries where the majority of working population are engaged in hazardous sectors, such as agriculture. However, there is a dearth ...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse, Kamil Ebrahim and Zemichael Gizaw
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:32
  30. Vermeulen et al. 2014 published a meta-regression analysis of three relevant epidemiological US studies (Steenland et al. 1998, Garshick et al. 2012, Silverman et al. 2012) that estimated the association betwe...

    Authors: Peter Morfeld and Michael Spallek
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:31
  31. Health promotion at the workplace and for workers is important to promote workers’ health, improve working environments and work practices. The goal of this analysis was to provide an example of health risk as...

    Authors: Henry Aidoo, Akye Essuman, Phyllis Aidoo, Anita O. Yawson and Alfred E. Yawson
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:30
  32. We present herein two cases of hard metal lung disease (HMLD) with distinct pathological findings. Both cases showed gradual improvements in pulmonary function over a period of a few years (Case 1: 30 months; ...

    Authors: Hiroya Terui, Satoshi Konno, Kichizo Kaga, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Kanako C. Hatanaka, Hiromi Kanno, Hiroshi Moriyama, Motohiro Uo and Masaharu Nishimura
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:29
  33. Worksite health promotion programs have been identified as strongly effective in decreasing body weight and increasing awareness and change in health behavior. Aim of this study is to determine the effects of ...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Sarah Jensen, Stefan Linnig, Reimo Jahn, Mirco Steudtner, Elke Ochsmann and Geraldine Preuß
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:28
  34. Fuel filling stations workers and automobile workshops mechanics are consistently exposed to gasoline hydrocarbons during their occupation, this may cause DNA damage. Objective of this study was to evaluate th...

    Authors: Muhammad Khisroon, Aisha Gul, Ajmal Khan, Naheed Ali, Farah Zaidi, Syed Basit Rasheed, Ahmadullah and Huma Akbar
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:27
  35. Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) is a highly toxic clear liquid used as a solvent. It is a strong oxidizing agent and a corrosive. Acute and chronic toxicity can occur as an occupational hazard. Ingestion i...

    Authors: Isurujith K. Liyanage, Mitrakrishnan R. Navinan, A C A Pathirana, H R I S Herath, Jevon Yudhishdran, Nilesh Fernandopulle and Aruna Kulatunga
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:26
  36. Ionizing radiation causes detrimental health effects such as cancer and genetic damage. The study aim was to determine predictors for micronuclei (MN) occurrence and frequency in peripheral blood lymphocytes o...

    Authors: Sanja Terzic, Aleksandar Milovanovic, Jelena Dotlic, Boban Rakic and Milan Terzic
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:25
  37. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for the assessment of depressive symptoms is well established in clinical settings. An applied version (BDI-V) was previously developed in German for use within epidemiologi...

    Authors: Uwe Rose, Stefanie March, Melanie Ebener and Jean-Baptist du Prel
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:24
  38. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is mined globally and is potentially of occupational respiratory health concern due to the high crystalline silica content in processed material. DE toxicity, in terms of variability re...

    Authors: C. Nattrass, C. J. Horwell, D. E. Damby, A. Kermanizadeh, D. M. Brown and V. Stone
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:23
  39. Waste collection workers are exposed to several occupational stressors which may affect their quality of life. Our aim was to assess the health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of municipal wa...

    Authors: Marcial Velasco Garrido, Cordula Bittner, Volker Harth and Alexandra Marita Preisser
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:22
  40. Working for the UK National Health Service (NHS) requires working for organisations under financial pressures and frequent restructures, which can lead to anxiety over continuing employment and income. There a...

    Authors: Andeep Sull, Nicholas Harland and Andrew Moore
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:20
  41. To ensure the preservation and quality of the goods, physical (i.e. radiation) or chemical pest control is needed. The dark side of such consents may bear health risks in international transport and production...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Lygia Therese Budnik, Zhiwei Zhao, Magne Bratveit, Rune Djurhuus, Louis Verschoor, Federico Maria Rubino, Claudio Colosio and Jorgen R Jepsen
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:25

  42. This article investigates the legal database and theoretical basis of workplace health promotion (WHP) in three European countries: Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, and aims to find insights into effective WHP i...

    Authors: Rasa Šidagytė, Maija Eglīte, Anne Salmi, Dovilė Šorytė, Ivars Vanadziņš, Leila Hopsu, Jaana Lerssi-Uskelin, Laima Bulotaitė, Lāsma Kozlova, Svetlana Lakiša and Sigita Vičaitė
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:18
  43. Methanol poisoning is on the rise and has been associated with high morbidity and mortality; it has resulted in growing research in the field of toxicology. The aim of this study was to reveal underlying patte...

    Authors: Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi, Waleed M Sweileh, Rahmat Awang and W Stephen Waring
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:17
  44. The examination of joint range of motion (RoM) is part of musculo-skeletal functional diagnostics, used, for example, in occupational examinations. Various examination methodologies exist that have been optimi...

    Authors: Christoph Schiefer, Thomas Kraus, Rolf P Ellegast and Elke Ochsmann
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:16
  45. Repeated inhalative exposures to antigenic material from a variety of sources, mainly from moulds, thermophilic Actinomycetes, and avians, respectively, can induce immune responses with the clinical picture of ex...

    Authors: Xaver Baur, Axel Fischer and Lygia T Budnik
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:15
  46. Aluminum is considered to be a relatively safe metal for humans. However, there are some reports that aluminum can be toxic to humans and animals. In order to estimate the toxicity of aluminum with respect to ...

    Authors: Masanori Ogawa and Fujio Kayama
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:13
  47. Occupational exposure to sevoflurane has the potential to cause health damage in hospital personnel. Workplace contamination with the substance mostly is assessed by using photoacoustic infrared spectrometry w...

    Authors: Nils Kunze, Cathrin Weigel, Wolfgang Vautz, Katrin Schwerdtfeger, Melanie Jünger, Michael Quintel and Thorsten Perl
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:12
  48. Many studies revealed toxic effects of pesticides on pesticide handlers but very fewer studies have been reported among grape garden pesticide sprayers in India. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Avinash Shivaji Gaikwad, Panjakumar Karunamoorthy, Shridhar Jagannath Kondhalkar, Mala Ambikapathy and Ravichandran Beerappa
    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2015 10:11