Occupational health

Section edited by Isabelle Niedhammer and Youcheng Liu

This section aims to publish studies on the occupational correlates of health and disease.

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  1. Research article

    Reduced egfr, elevated urine protein and low level of personal protective equipment compliance among artisanal small scale gold miners at Bibiani-Ghana: a cross-sectional study

    Mercury is a toxic metal with its effects on human health ranging from acute to chronic in a very short time of exposure. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the main source of direct human exposur...

    Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Richard K.D. Ephraim, Daniel Nkrumah and Daniel Osei Dankyira

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:601

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Protocol for the effect evaluation of independent medical evaluation after six months sick leave: a randomized controlled trial of independent medical evaluation versus treatment as usual in Norway

    It has been discussed whether the relationship between a patient on sick leave and his/her general practitioner (GP) is too close, as this may hinder the GP’s objective evaluation of need for sick leave. Indep...

    Elisabeth Husabo, Karin Monstad, Tor Helge Holmås, Irene Oyeflaten, Erik L. Werner and Silje Maeland

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:573

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Tobacco-free policies at worksites in Kansas

    This study sought to examine the relationship between tobacco-free policies at worksites to worksite demographics such as company size and geographic location.

    Elizabeth Ablah, Frank Dong and Kurt Konda

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:566

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Research article

    The role of autonomy and social support in the relation between psychosocial safety climate and stress in health care workers

    Health care workers are exposed to psychosocial work factors. Autonomy and social support are psychosocial work factors that are related to stress, and are argued to largely result from the psychosocial safety...

    Bo M. Havermans, Cécile R. L. Boot, Irene L. D. Houtman, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Johannes R. Anema and Allard J. van der Beek

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:558

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Physical working conditions as covered in European monitoring questionnaires

    The prevalence of workers with demanding physical working conditions in the European work force remains high, and occupational physical exposures are considered important risk factors for musculoskeletal disor...

    Tore Tynes, Cecilie Aagestad, Sannie Vester Thorsen, Lars Louis Andersen, Merja Perkio-Makela, Francisco Javier Pinilla García, Luz Galiana Blanco, Greet Vermeylen, Agnes Parent-Thirion, Wendela Hooftman, Irene Houtman, Falk Liebers, Hermann Burr and Maren Formazin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:544

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Impact of a workplace ‘sit less, move more’ program on efficiency-related outcomes of office employees

    Few studies have examined the impact of ‘sit less, move more’ interventions on workplace performance. This study assessed the short and mid-term impacts of and patterns of change within, a 19-week workplace we...

    Anna Puig-Ribera, Judit Bort-Roig, Maria Giné-Garriga, Angel M. González-Suárez, Iván Martínez-Lemos, Jesús Fortuño, Joan C. Martori, Laura Muñoz-Ortiz, Raimon Milà, Nicholas D. Gilson and Jim McKenna

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:455

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Preventing sickness absenteeism among employees with common mental disorders or stress-related symptoms at work: Design of a cluster randomized controlled trial of a problem-solving based intervention versus care-as-usual conducted at the Occupational Health Services

    Common mental disorders (CMDs) are among the leading causes of sick leave in Sweden and other OECD countries. They result in suffering for the individual and considerable financial costs for the employer and f...

    G. Bergström, M. Lohela-Karlsson, L. Kwak, L. Bodin, I. Jensen, M. Torgén and L. Nybergh

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:436

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Anemia risk in relation to lead exposure in lead-related manufacturing

    Lead-exposed workers may suffer adverse health effects under the currently regulated blood lead (BPb) levels. However, a probabilistic assessment about lead exposure-associated anemia risk is lacking. The goal...

    Nan-Hung Hsieh, Shun-Hui Chung, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Yi-Hsien Cheng, Yi-Jun Lin, Su-Han You and Chung-Min Liao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:389

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Occupational safety and health aspects of corporate social responsibility reporting in Japan from 2004 to 2012

    A number of companies publish corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting in booklets and other publicly available formats. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the nine-year (2004–2012) trend of occupa...

    Tomohisa Nagata, Akinori Nakata, Koji Mori, Takashi Maruyama, Futoshi Kawashita and Masako Nagata

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:381

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Fear of (re)injury and return to work following compensable injury: qualitative insights from key stakeholders in Victoria, Australia

    Return to work (RTW) is important for recovery post-injury. Fear of (re)injury is a strong predictor of delayed RTW, and therefore much attention has been given to addressing injured workers’ fear beliefs. How...

    Samantha Bunzli, Nabita Singh, Danielle Mazza, Alex Collie, Agnieszka Kosny, Rasa Ruseckaite and Bianca Brijnath

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:313

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Leisure sedentary time is differentially associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia depending on occupation

    Sedentary behavior is considered an independent cause of cardio-metabolic diseases, regardless of physical activity level and obesity. Few studies have reported the association between leisure sedentary time a...

    Man Sup Lim, Bumjung Park, Il Gyu Kong, Songyong Sim, So Young Kim, Jin-Hwan Kim and Hyo Geun Choi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:278

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Association between V̇O2max, handgrip strength, and musculoskeletal pain among construction and health care workers

    Construction and health care workers have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, and they are assumed to have physically demanding jobs. Profession- and gender-specific associations between individual...

    Lene Lehmann Moberg, Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Anne Therese Tveter and Kaj Bo Veiersted

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:272

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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