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  1. There have been only a limited number of studies available on the physical requirements in dance teachers (DT), who are responsible for the training of recreational and/or professional dancers and/or dance stu...

    Authors: Eileen M. Wanke, Mike Schmidt, Gerhard Oremek and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. After publication of our article [1] we have been notified us that one of the author names have been incorrectly spelled.

    Authors: Giovanni Maria Ferri, Giorgina Specchia, Patrizio Mazza, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Graziana Intranuovo, Chiara Monica Guastadisegno, Maria Luisa Congedo, Gianfranco Lagioia, Maria Cristina Loparco, Annamaria Giordano, Tommasina Perrone, Francesco Gaudio, Caterina Spinosa, Carla Minoia, Lucia D’Onghia, Michela Strusi…

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:6

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2017 12:31

  3. The trend is going into the direction of flexible work arrangements in open workspaces in which employees can decide where and when to work. The aim of this study was to analyze effects of a transition to open...

    Authors: Stefanie Mache, Ricarda Servaty and Volker Harth

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. Exposure to airborne zinc oxide (ZnO) particles occurs in many industrial processes, especially in galvanizing and welding. Systemic inflammation after experimental inhalation of ZnO particles has been demonst...

    Authors: Assem Aweimer, Birger Jettkant, Christian Monsé, Olaf Hagemeyer, Vera van Kampen, Benjamin Kendzia, Vitali Gering, Eike-Maximilian Marek, Jürgen Bünger, Andreas Mügge, Thomas Brüning and Rolf Merget

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Snakebites are emergent and life-threatening injuries that may require intensive care. Physicians face difficulties in dealing with snakebite injuries due to the knowledge gaps in the diagnosis and management ...

    Authors: Suha S. Sulaiman, Isra K. Kharusha, Ahmad M. Samara, Samah W. Al-Jabi and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Workplace nutrition has been identified as a priority setting that can significantly reduce cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors. This study was conducted as a part of the workplace education program to ...

    Authors: Bahar Hassani, Reza Amani, Mohammad Hussein Haghighizadeh and Marzieh Araban

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. Psychosocial stressors in the workplace can be detrimental to mental health. Conflicts at work, e.g. aggression, hostility or threats from coworkers, supervisors or customers, can be considered a psychosocial ...

    Authors: Andrea E. Zuelke, Susanne Roehr, Matthias L. Schroeter, A. Veronica Witte, Andreas Hinz, Christoph Engel, Cornelia Enzenbach, Joachim Thiery, Markus Loeffler, Arno Villringer and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. Burnout syndrome is a work-related chronic stress that is described as emotional exhaustion, a decreased sense of personal accomplishment, and depersonalization. it has been considered an important problem esp...

    Authors: Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar, Ghadir Abbas and Alaa Aldin Alhaffar

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  9. In 2013 RheinMain University launched its bachelor’s degree program Health Care Economics requiring each student to participate in a mandatory two-month nursing internship. A preliminary risk assessment reveal...

    Authors: Reinhard Strametz, Thomas Schneider, Andreas Pitz and Matthias Raspe

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. In June of 2019, a working group convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer [IARC] concluded that “night shift work” is probably carcinogenic to humans (a Group 2A carcinogen). This was based ...

    Authors: Thomas C. Erren, Peter Morfeld, J. Valérie Groß, Ursula Wild and Philip Lewis

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. A depressive episode is a frequent reason for production loss due to long periods of absence at work. To maintain work ability after depression, affected employees need to implement learned coping strategies f...

    Authors: Petra Maria Gaum, Franziska Brey, Thomas Kraus and Jessica Lang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:26

    Content type: Research

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  12. Following publication of the original article [1], it has been brought to our attention that an error was slipped into the article’s title.

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:25

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:21

  13. Hairdressers are exposed to various work-related biomechanical and organizational risk factors. To date, there has been no overview of the evidence for this occupational group. The purpose of this scoping revi...

    Authors: Agnessa Kozak, Tanja Wirth, Miet Verhamme and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:24

    Content type: Review

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  14. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between employee work schedule and failure in smoking cessation.

    Authors: Youn-Mo Cho, Hyoung-Ryoul Kim, Mo-Yeol Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong and Jung Wan Koo

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:23

    Content type: Research

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  15. The ubiquitous use of dental amalgam for over 180 years has resulted in the exposure of millions of dental workers to mercury. Dental amalgam contains approximately 50% mercury. Dental workers, including denti...

    Authors: David Warwick, Matt Young, Joe Palmer and Robin Warwick Ermel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  16. Long-term vibration exposure may cause neurophysiological disturbances such as numbness and tingling, reduced grip strength and difficulties in handling small objects. The dominant hand will usually have a hig...

    Authors: Lars Gerhardsson and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:21

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:25

  17. We are observing a growing trend towards the use of waste incineration in waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in Italy. Various authors started to investigate their potential health effects, but without univocal outc...

    Authors: L. Coppeta, A. Pietroiusti, S. Policardo, F. Mormone, O. Balbi, E. Tursi, S. Baldi, E. Plutoni, A. Torriero and A. Magrini

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. Nursing staff and care workers run an increased risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain. The Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare S...

    Authors: Bianca Kusma, Aki Pietsch, Helge Riepenhof, Sören Haß, Daniel Kuhn, Klaus Fischer and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  19. In outpatient care in Germany, medical assistants (MAs) are the contact persons for patients’ concerns and their working conditions are relevant to their own health and the provided quality of care. MAs workin...

    Authors: Jessica Scharf, Patricia Vu-Eickmann, Jian Li, Andreas Müller, Stefan Wilm, Peter Angerer and Adrian Loerbroks

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. The aim of the present study is to assess the extent to which seafarers had been affected by severe mental stress situations and what possible psychological effects they may have.

    Authors: Hans-Joachim Jensen and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. With the current study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of back pain in employees of a German chemical company. We put a specific focus on disabling back pain and its association with sociodemographic, li...

    Authors: Matthias Claus, Michael Schuster, Stefan Webendörfer, David A. Groneberg, Jacqueline Jähner and Daniel Schiffmann

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. Biosolubility is an important parameter in the understanding of mechanisms involved in pulmonary toxicity of fibrous materials. It can be studied in vitro using models of simulated lung fluids and observing th...

    Authors: Annapaola Cannizzaro, Federica Angelosanto, Elena Barrese and Antonella Campopiano

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. North American and European accreditation bodies have legislated progressively more strict work hour restrictions for residents in light of evidence that sleep deprivation leads to increased medical errors and...

    Authors: Sarah Sy, Karanvir Sall, Erika Dempsey, Gale Tedder and Kenneth Michael Madden

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Employees on board must be highly qualified in order to be able to independently meet the different work requirements during the three voyage stages of a ship (port stay, river and sea passage). In this study,...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg and Hans-Joachim Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. Firefighting is a dangerous occupation with high rates of injuries and fatalities, with the majority of line of duty fatalities due to cardiovascular events. Additionally, firefighters struggle with poor healt...

    Authors: Brittany S. Hollerbach, Sara A. Jahnke, Walker S. C. Poston, Craig A. Harms and Katie M. Heinrich

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Maritime welfare institutions enable crew members of ships to use different recreation facilities ashore during their work assignments aboard. This study analyses the shipcrew members’ need and their usage beh...

    Authors: Marcus Oldenburg and Hans-Joachim Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination on surfaces including turnout gear had been found throughout a number of fire stations. As such, the outer shell barrier of turnout gear jackets may be an...

    Authors: Daniel Farcas, Francoise M. Blachere, Michael L. Kashon, Deborah Sbarra, Diane Schwegler-Berry, Jeffrey O. Stull and John D. Noti

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Former uranium miners of the Wismut Company, East Germany, have been exposed to ionizing radiation from radon decay products and therefore were at high risk for lung cancer. Since histological types of cancer ...

    Authors: Simone Helmig, Günter Lochnit and Joachim Schneider

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:34

  30. Health care workers have an increased risk of being infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), though little information is available about how prevalent (dormant) MRSA colonization is amon...

    Authors: Melanie Schubert, Daniel Kämpf, Lutz Jatzwauk, Franziska Kynast, Annette Stein, Ruth Strasser, Madeleine Dulon, Albert Nienhaus and Andreas Seidler

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Beginning in the first decade of the 21st centruy, there was a growing disregard for the benefits of the German medical system concerning the junior obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYN) job situation. As in ot...

    Authors: Dörthe Brüggmann, Anja Herpe, David Quarcoo, Norman Schöffel, Eileen M. Wanke, Daniela Ohlendorf, Doris Klingelhöfer, David A. Groneberg and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:6

    Content type: Review

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  32. Silicosis resulting from silica exposure is a global occupational disease characterized by severe pathological changes in progressive pulmonary fibrosis. Previous evidence has indicated that dysbiosis of the g...

    Authors: Yao Zhou, Lv Chen, Gaofeng Sun, Ying Li and Ruixue Huang

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. Indications were found that a diagnostic bias could have contributed to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) suggestion of a persistent increased mortality risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC).

    Authors: Matthias Möhner, Yimeng Liu and Gary M. Marsh

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:4

    Content type: Short report

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  34. A dialysis nurse’s work is complex and demanding. Based on the results of a systematic review and a survey study, we developed a health-promoting intervention for dialysis nurses. The aim of this study is to e...

    Authors: Maren Kersten, Sylvie Vincent-Höper, Heidi Krampitz and Albert Nienhaus

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  35. Occupational hazards, injuries and diseases are a major concern among police officers, including in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is limited locally relevant literature for guiding policy for the South Af...

    Authors: Gift Gugu Mona, Moses John Chimbari and Charles Hongoro

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:2

    Content type: Review

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  36. Electronic waste (e-waste) recycling workers in low and middle-income countries have the potential for occupational injuries due to the nature of their work at informal e-waste sites. However, limited research...

    Authors: Katrina N. Burns, Stephanie K. Sayler and Richard L. Neitzel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  37. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a common health problem in office workers. In Germany, MSD (mainly back pain related) are the main cause of workdays lost to incapacity. This is not only bothersome for the ...

    Authors: Fabian Holzgreve, Laura Maltry, Jasmin Lampe, Helmut Schmidt, Andreas Bader, Julia Rey, David A. Groneberg, Anke van Mark and Daniela Ohlendorf

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:37

    Content type: Methodology

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  38. A high unilateral load to the musculoskeletal system is specific for formation dance. Due to the lack of data the aim of this study was the side-related (right – left) analysis of strength- and balance capabil...

    Authors: Eileen M. Wanke, Julia Schreiter, David A. Groneberg and Burkhard Weisser

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:36

    Content type: Research

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  39. Carbon monoxide (CO) is formed as a result of the incomplete burning of hydrocarbon-containing fuels such as natural gas, coal, liquid petroleum gas, and wood. CO is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas th...

    Authors: Oğuzhan Bol, Serhat Koyuncu and Nurullah Günay

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:35

    Content type: Research

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  40. Effects of playing high stringed bow instruments on the upper body posture have not been analysed so far. The instrument-specific seating position when playing in an orchestra is compared to the habitual seati...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Jennifer Marx, Kathrin Clasen, Eileen M. Wanke, Stefan Kopp, David A. Groneberg and Stefanie Uibel

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:34

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2019 14:8

  41. So far, studies within the occupational field have largely concentrated on working conditions and job stressors and staff members’ or subordinate health. Only a few have focused on managers in this context, bu...

    Authors: Katrin Christiane Reber, Hans-Helmut König and André Hajek

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:33

    Content type: Research

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  42. Osteoarthritis (OA) has a high prevalence in Western societies and can affect an individual’s life in a number of domains, including work. In our experience, treatment trials on OA, however, rarely report work...

    Authors: Daniel Sowah, Flora Balat and Sebastian Straube

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:32

    Content type: Research

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  43. The Nurse Work Instability Scale (Nurse-WIS) is an occupation-specific instrument that ascertains “work instability,” the interval before restricted work ability or prolonged sick leave occurs. The objective o...

    Authors: Melanie Klein, Stefanie Wobbe-Ribinski, Anika Buchholz, Albert Nienhaus and Anja Schablon

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:31

    Content type: Research

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  44. The use of cosmetic products in beauty salons emits numerous kinds of toxic air pollutants. The objectives of this study were to measure the concentrations of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, formaldehy...

    Authors: Mostafa Hadei, Philip K Hopke, Abbas Shahsavani, Mahbobeh Moradi, Maryam Yarahmadi, Baharan Emam and Noushin Rastkari

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:30

    Content type: Research

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  45. Work related injuries (WRIs) are a growing public health concern that remains under-recognized, inadequately addressed and largely unmeasured in low and middle-income countries (LMIC’s). However, even in high-...

    Authors: Amber Mehmood, Zaw Maung, Rafael J. Consunji, Ayman El-Menyar, Ruben Peralta, Hassan Al-Thani and Adnan A. Hyder

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:29

    Content type: Review

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  46. Occupational exposure to numerous individual chemicals has been associated with olfactory dysfunction, mainly in individual case descriptions. Comprehensive epidemiological investigations into the olfactotoxic...

    Authors: Sabine Werner and Eberhard Nies

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:28

    Content type: Review

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  47. Previous studies were able to show that hazardous alcohol and substance abuse among physicians is not rare. Currently no recent data to detect risk groups are available either on the prevalence of hazardous dr...

    Authors: Dominik Pförringer, Regina Mayer, Christa Meisinger, Dennis Freuer and Florian Eyer

    Citation: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2018 13:27

    Content type: Research

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