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Study shows chemical workers perceive high risk of safety threats
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In an analysis of focus group interviews published in a scientific journal, a team of scientists found chemical workers perceive a high risk of on-the-job chemical threats, but are resigned to accepting the risks. The study also noted a certain level of distrust of management and health advisers, problems with written safety guides, and the need to include more experienced workers in the development of safety training programs. More

Prevalence of possible occupational asthma in hairdressers working in hair salons for women
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of possible occupational asthma (OA) in hairdressers. A telephone questionnaire (Q1) was administered to 1,334 individuals from a total of 1,875 hairdressers working in hair salons for women in Barcelona (response rate 71 percent) to identify those with respiratory symptoms. More

Enhanced Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program
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In light of the observed onset of advanced pneumoconiosis among younger coal miners, and the apparent regional clustering of rapidly progressive cases, NIOSH, in collaboration with MSHA, has developed, staffed, and implemented the ECWHSP. More

Medium-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and markers of inflammation and endothelial function
Environmental Health Perspectives    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This study examined the association between medium-term concentrations of black carbon (BC) estimated by land-use regression and levels of sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1, markers of an inflammatory and endothelial response. More

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Workplace bullying and psychotropic drug use: The mediating role of physical and mental health status
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The association between workplace bullying and psychotropic drug use is not well established. This study was aimed at exploring the association between workplace bullying, and its characteristics, and psychotropic drug use and studying the mediating role of physical and mental health. More

Crystalline silica rule pending at OIRA
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April 2011 will be a significant month on OSHA's rulemaking calendar if two economically significant proposed rules stay on track. The Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica proposed rule, which was received by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on Feb. 14, is listed there with April as the date for issuing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. More

Study reveals stresses of unemployed spouse can hurt job performance of other spouse
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Ignoring the stresses of an unemployed spouse's job search does not bode well for the employed spouse's job productivity or home life, says a University of Colorado Boulder professor. Associate Professor Maw-Der Foo of CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business and lead author Professor Zhaoli Song of the National University of Singapore co-authored a paper titled "Unraveling the Stress Crossover Between the Unemployed and Their Spouses," which was published in last month's edition of the Journal of Applied Psychology.  More
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