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Occupational and Environmental Health: A Resource Guide for Health Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource booklet lists 139 organizations which the American Medical Student Association's Occupational and Environmental Health Task Force surveyed in 1979 as potential sources of extracurricular learning opportunities for health science students, especially medical students. Information provided for those organizations that responded may…

Frumkin, Howard, Ed.; Hu, Howard, Ed.

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Occupational Health  

MedlinePLUS

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do. These problems can include ... by exposure to radiation Exposure to germs in health care settings Good job safety and prevention practices ...

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics Occupational Health  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Handbook Regulations contained in this brochure pertain to the Graduate Programs in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health & Occupational Health 2014/2015 #12;Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health 2014-2015 Student

Shoubridge, Eric

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics Occupational Health  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Handbook Regulations contained in this brochure pertain to the Graduate Programs in Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health 2010-2011 #12;Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health 2010-2011 Student Handbook TABLE

Barthelat, Francois

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Allied Health Occupations II. Dental Assistant Component. Student Learning Guide. Middletown Public Schools Curriculum Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume outlines the requirements and content of a second-year course in allied health occupations education that is designed to provide students with a practical understanding of the work done by dentists, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, and dental assistants and also to help students acquire some basic dental assistant…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY  

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Department of Occupational Health and Safety Revised December 2009 #12;Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System 1. Introduction.............................................................................................................. 3 2.2 Management of Health and Safety

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Student Assessment System. Student Performance Record. Task Detailing. Allied Health Occupations/Practical Nursing. Georgia Vocational Education Program Articulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet lists tasks and functions the health occupations student should be able to do upon entering an employment situation or a postsecondary school. (Listings are also available for the areas of cosmetology and transportation/automotive mechanics.) Tasks are coded to correspond to those on the Student Performance Record, which details a…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.

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Principles and Practices of Occupational Safety and Health: Student Manual: Booklet Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual is the fourth of six student manuals for use in a course on occupational health and safety for supervisory personnel. The manual contains lessons 8-11 of the 15 consecutively-numbered lessons, each of which contains study questions (and answers) interwoven with the text and review questions at the end of each section. Lesson 8 discusses…

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.

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Student internships with unions and workers: building the occupational health and safety movement.  

PubMed

One of the most successful programs to recruit young professionals to the occupational safety and health field was launched more than 35 years ago, in 1976. Created by the Montefiore Medical Center's Department of Social Medicine collaborating with Tony Mazzocchi of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union (OCAW), it placed medical, nursing, and public health students in summer internships with local unions to identify and solve health and safety problems in the workplace. The experience of working with and learning from workers about the complex interactions of political, economic, and scientific-technological issues surrounding workplace conditions inspired many students to enter and stay in our field. Many former interns went on to make important medical and scientific contributions directly linked to their union-based projects. Former interns are now among the leaders within the occupational health and safety community, holding key positions in leading academic institutions and governmental agencies. PMID:23896070

Bateson, Gail

2013-01-01

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Health Occupations Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These instructional materials consist of a series of curriculum worksheets that cover tasks to be mastered by students in health occupations cluster programs. Covered in the curriculum worksheets are diagnostic procedures; observing/recording/reporting/planning; safety; nutrition/elimination; hygiene/personal care/comfort;…

Walraven, Catherine; And Others

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Occupational health in Singapore.  

PubMed

Singapore, a newly industrializing country in Southeast Asia, has a resident population of 3 million and a work force of 1.75 million. Most workers are employed in the manufacturing, services, and commerce sectors. Agricultural and mining activities are negligible. In 1996 the infant mortality rate was 3.8 per 1,000 live births and the life expectancy at birth was 77 years. In 1996 the total industrial accident rate was 2.7 per million man-hours worked and the severity rate was 353 industrial man-days lost per million man-hours worked. The shipbuilding and construction industries had the most frequent and most severe accidents. In the same year, 1,521 cases of occupational disease were notified to, and confirmed by, the Ministry of Labor. The majority of cases involved noise-induced hearing loss. There is substantial underreporting of cases. New cases that are expected to appear will be work-related illnesses such as musculoskeletal or psychosocial disorders. The principal occupational health legislation in Singapore is the Factories Act. Although it selectively targets workers at highest risk of developing occupational illness, its main limitation is the exclusion of nonfactory workers, who comprise 63% of the working population. Labor regulations are enforced by the Ministry of Labor. Workmen's compensation paid in 1995 amounted to S $46.6 million (U.S. $1=S $1.75). Education and training in occupational health is provided by employer federations, employee unions, and various government agencies. Occupational health is taught to medical students during their undergraduate training. Postgraduate-diploma and Masters programs in occupational medicine are also available. About 600 doctors in Singapore have some form of postgraduate training in occupational health. Health care for workers is offered either through the private sector or through government clinics and hospitals. Although Singapore has made great strides in protecting and promoting the health of its workers, it must constantly strive to strengthen its commitment to occupational health and safety. New problems in the next century must be anticipated and solutions, implemented. Improved training and development of health professionals is needed such that they be better prepared to deliver optimal occupational health care. Finally, labor legislation must be appropriate and responsive to protect the health of all workers. PMID:9749967

Koh, D; Jeyaratnam, J

1998-07-01

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Health Occupations  

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... around the clock, people who work in the health care industry provide care for millions of people, ... newborns to the very ill. In fact, the health care industry is one of largest providers of ...

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Health Occupations Education. Health Services Careers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-four units on health service careers are presented in this teacher's guide. The units are organized into four sections as follow: Section A--Orientation (health careers, career success, Health Occupations Students of America); Section B--Health and First Aid (personal health, community health, and first aid); Section C--Body Structure and…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

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Occupational Health and Safety Manual  

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Occupational Health and Safety Manual #12;1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 York University Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

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Teaching Occupational Health to Physicians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A comprehensive training program is described that prepares students to identify and prevent occupational disease, emphasizing public health. Content areas include epidemiology and biostatistics, toxicology, industrial hygiene, safety and ergonomics, policy issues, administration, and clinical aspects. (Author/LBH)

Wegman, David H.; And Others

1978-01-01

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Health Occupations Extended Campus Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Health Occupations Program designed as an integrated science course offers students at Evanston Township High School (Illinois) an opportunity to master science skills, content, and laboratory techniques while working and studying within local hospitals (the Evanston Hospital and St. Francis Hospital) as well as within their high school…

Likhite, Vivek

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Student Assessment System. Domain Referenced Tests. Allied Health Occupations/Practical Nursing. Volume 1: Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These performance tests for the area of allied health occupations/practical nursing consist of a sampling technique (domain referenced tests) which covers all the possible performance situations. When used in total, they may also serve as a comprehensive test. Introductory materials discuss domain referenced testing, determining the domains, and…

Simpson, Bruce; And Others

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Student Assessment System. Domain Referenced Tests. Allied Health Occupations/Practical Nursing. Volume II: Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These written domain referenced tests (DRTs) for the area of allied health occupations/practical nursing test cognitive abilities or knowledge of theory. Introductory materials describe domain referenced testing and test development. Each multiple choice test includes a domain statement, describing the behavior and content of the domain, and a…

Campbell, Gene, Comp.; Simpson, Bruce, Comp.

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Orientation to Health Occupations: Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations, Phase 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document outlines a curriculum designed to orient the student to health occupations. It is presented in 12 units which offer basic information under the headings of: orientation to health occupations; personal qualities of health workers; communications; awareness of self; mental health habits; religious and ethnic considerations; body…

Benedict, Mary; And Others

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Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers  

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... prevention practices. They can reduce your risk of health problems. Use protective equipment, follow infection control guidelines, ... manage stress. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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Michigan State University Occupational Health  

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration Enforcement Policy and Procedures for Occupational Exposure. Blood testing for TB may be used in place of Mantoux test or symptom review. V. Frequency of Examination

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Orientation to Health Occupations: Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations, Phase 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document outlines a curriculum designed to teach appropriate nursing skills to students and to prepare them for career opportunities available in health occupations. It is presented in 10 units offering basic information under the headings of: overview of health occupations; communications; medical terminology; fundamental principles of human…

Benedict, Mary; And Others

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Health Occupations. Education for Employment Task Lists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The duties and tasks found in these task lists form the basis of instructional content for secondary, postsecondary, and adult occupational training programs for health occupations. The health occupations are divided into five clusters. The clusters and occupations are: health occupations, nursing occupations (home health aide, geriatric aide,…

Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER UGA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH  

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UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER UGA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH APPROVAL FOR PHYSICAL EXAMS, EYE EXAMS, LAB WORK No Faculty/Staff: Yes No UGA Employment: Full-Time Part-Time New to Occupational Health Program? Yes No E: Release of Information: I authorize the University Health Center ("UHC") at The University of Georgia

Arnold, Jonathan

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Manpower in Oklahoma: Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a survey of Oklahoma business designed to develop occupational data for the present and future, 300 occupations were selected and 11 schedules prepared to reflect various types of firms. The schedule concerning medical and other health services facilities was sent to nearly 200 firms and institutions and usable information was received from…

DeSpain, Don

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Environmental Occupational Health Protection Laws  

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The manufacturing, processing, and use of chemicals and materials in industrial, workplaces are often accompanied by environmental, health, and safety hazards and risks. Occupational and environmental factors cause or ...

Ashford, Nicholas

2008-01-01

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Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by teachers and representatives of the health service industries, this curriculum guide outlines the basic skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level competencies in the health field or for entrance into a post-high school or university programs. Section 1, Occupational and Instructional Data, provides manpower data and an analysis…

Oregon State Board of Education, Salem. Div. of Community Colleges and Career Education.

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The Ocean and Occupational Health  

PubMed Central

With the increase in offshore industrial operations, more needs to be known about health and safety of workers in such industries. Some general principles of occupational health apply; some special situations, such as depth diving, demand special knowledge and facilities. Equipment used also brings its own hazards. This article outlines the scope of health and safety concerns for those physicians whose patients work on or in the ocean. Imagesp1137-a PMID:21283297

Prossin, Albert

1983-01-01

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Indiana Health Occupations Education: Student Modules for Administration of Medications for Unlicensed Nursing Personnel. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These learning modules are designed to provide health care workers involved with medications with basic information about the nature and administration of medications. The 30 modules are organized into six units. An overview of preparation and administration of medicines, principles of medication therapy, and medication fundamentals are presented…

Bilger, Phyllis; And Others

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Innovative Approaches to Health Occupations Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To improve communications between health occupations educators and health professionals about developments in health occupations education, a compilation of 21 approaches used in health occupations education is presented. Outlines of the 21 different courses are presented, grouped in eight areas: (1) career mobility--modified LPN program for…

Gurney, Elizabeth, Comp.; Kintgen, Jean, Comp.

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Occupational Mental Health, Labor Accidents and Occupational Diseases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article discusses the relationship between mental health and labor accidents as it pertains to accident prevention, treatment of accident victims, and their rehabilitation. It also comments briefly on mental health and occupational diseases and the scope of the field of occupational mental health from a Chilean perspective. (AG)

Naveillan, F. Pedro

1973-01-01

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Personal Achievement Mathematics: Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizing word problems relevant to allied health occupations, this workbook provides a concept-oriented approach to competency development in six areas of basic mathematics: (1) the expression of numbers as figures and words; (2) the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; (3) ratios and…

Davis, Kathryn; Peart, Pamela

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Orientation to Health Occupations: Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations, Phase 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document outlines a curriculum designed to prepare students for advanced health occupations. It is divided into four sections which offer basic information for: registered nurse and licensed practical nurse (32 units); dental assistant (19 units); medical assistant (26 units); and ward clerk (10 units). Each unit is divided into several topics…

Benedict, Mary; And Others

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Exploring Careers. Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Exploring Careers" is a career education resource program, published in fifteen separate booklets, for junior high school-age students. It provides information about the world of work and offers its readers a way of learning about themselves and relating that information to career choices. The publications aim to build career awareness by means…

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.

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Health Care. Georgia Core Standards for Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists core standards and occupational knowledge and skills that have been identified/validated by industry as necessary to all Georgia students in secondary-level health care occupations programs. First, foundation skills are grouped as follows: basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic/mathematics, listening, speaking); thinking…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.

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Occupational Health in Eastern Europe  

PubMed Central

Progress may be fostered as much by spreading information as by research. The aim of this review is to add to the existing knowledge of the pattern of occupational health services in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe. The work consists of two main parts. Part I is based on official information issued by government departments or typewritten reports prepared by government officials, and relates mostly to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and to Czechoslovakia. Part II is largely based on direct observation, discussion, and comparison of the occupational health services in Czechoslovakia, of which I have more extensive knowledge than of the other countries of Eastern Europe. This part embodies a number of conclusions and is followed by a list of bibliographical references. Throughout the review I have endeavoured to show how problems which exist all over the world are dealt with in Eastern Europe. PMID:13932439

Malan, R. M.

1963-01-01

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Health Occupations. Technology Learning Activity. Teacher Edition. Technology Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet of technology learning activity (TLA) materials on health occupations for students in grades 6-10 consists of a technology education overview, information on use, and instructor's and student's sections. The overview discusses the technology education program and materials. Components of the instructor's and student's sections are…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

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Occupational Health Problems of Musicians  

PubMed Central

Musicians, as well as other performing artists, may have their careers interrupted by, interfered with, or terminated by occupational health problems involving the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Adverse working conditions, organization, and activity may affect the health of musicians in all age groups and at all levels of performing ability. Instrument-specific health problems are related to excessive force, static loading, repetitive movement, and duration of musical performance. Important risk factors are 1) change in technique or instrument; 2) intense preparation for a performance; 3) preparation of a new and difficult repertoire; and 4) prolonged periods of performance without rest. Treatment protocols and health promotion or disease prevention programs are being developed in collaboration with the performing arts community. ImagesFigure 1Figure 2Figure 3 PMID:21248930

Chong, John; Lynden, Melody; Harvey, David; Peebles, Marie

1989-01-01

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Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute  

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and clinical research in environmental health sciences and exposure assessment and fosters associated programs exposures impact human health · Identify and measure human environmental and occupational chemical exposures areas of occupational and environmental health, toxicology and risk assessment. EOHSI members are active

Neimark, Alexander V.

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Epidemiology Seminar Series, Fall 2014  

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Epidemiology Seminar Series, Fall 2014 SPECIAL DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, - SEMINAR SERIES IS A SELF-APPROVED GROUP, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Director, McGill Global Health Programs Associate Director, Mc

Shoubridge, Eric

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Teacher's Guide for Competency Based Core Curriculum for Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide is intended to acompany the Competency Based Core Curriculum for Health Occupations student materials--see note. Contents include suggested tests and answer keys for student evaluation and a tool and equipment list. A comprehensive bibliography is organized into these topics: dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology,…

Meckley, Richard; And Others

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Occupational Trajectories and Immigrant Worker Health  

PubMed Central

During their initial years in the receiving country, many immigrants experience occupational downgrading. Downgrading is a loss of occupational status between one’s last job in the home country and first job in the receiving country, often resulting in overeducation or overqualification. Although the extent and determinants of such occupational trajectories have been characterized, the connection to immigrant worker health has not been widely examined. However, an emerging body of knowledge indicates that negative health outcomes are associated with overeducation and overqualification in general worker populations, suggesting similar experiences by immigrant workers. This article provides an overview of the magnitude and conceptualization of occupational downgrading, overeducation, and overqualification and discusses implications for immigrant worker health. Occupational health professionals should spearhead research efforts on occupational downgrading, raise public awareness about the issue, and serve as advocates for immigrant workers’ rights. PMID:23092177

Crollard, Allison; de Castro, A. B.; Tsai, Jenny Hsin-Chun

2013-01-01

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The contribution of occupation to health inequality  

PubMed Central

Health is distributed unequally by occupation. Workers on a lower rung of the occupational ladder report worse health, have a higher probability of disability and die earlier than workers higher up the occupational hierarchy. Using a theoretical framework that unveils some of the potential mechanisms underlying these disparities, three core insights emerge: (i) there is selection into occupation on the basis of initial wealth, education, and health, (ii) there will be behavioural responses to adverse working conditions, which can have compensating or reinforcing effects on health, and (iii) workplace conditions increase health inequalities if workers with initially low socioeconomic status choose harmful occupations and don’t offset detrimental health effects. We provide empirical illustrations of these insights using data for the Netherlands and assess the evidence available in the economics literature. PMID:24899789

Ravesteijn, Bastian; van Kippersluis, Hans; van Doorslaer, Eddy

2014-01-01

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Understanding occupational therapy students' attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding community service.  

PubMed

Community-based practice has always been a central domain of occupational therapy, and evidence supporting its increasing importance is growing. Preparing occupational therapy students for community practice has received considerable attention in professional literature, but students' voices have seldom been heard concerning this issue. This study sought to investigate attitudes, intentions, and behaviors regarding community service among occupational therapy students enrolled in one professional program using the Community Service Attitudes Survey. We present the Theory of Planned Behavior as a conceptual framework linking students' attitudes and intentions with behaviors. Results indicate that these occupational therapy students' attitudes and intentions regarding community service tended to be more strongly positive than those of their counterparts in other allied health disciplines; however, the community service behaviors of occupational therapy students were not significantly different from those of other allied health students, possibly because occupational therapy students perceived high costs to community service. PMID:17944290

Hoppes, Steve; Hellman, Chan M

2007-01-01

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Health Occupations: Clinical Rotations and Learning Packets.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-year introductory course covering twelve different health occupations is presented in this curriculum guide designed for use at the secondary education level. Following a list of course objectives and suggested time allotments for each unit, the health occupations course outline is provided. Unit titles are the following: orientation and…

Perrine, Patricia

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Health Occupations Cluster. Secondary Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide was designed for use in secondary health occupations education programs in Georgia. It provides a model for organizing vocational instructional content in health occupations, such as nurse, dental assistant, medical lab technician, radiologic technician, emergency medical technician, respiratory therapy assistant, medical…

Simpson, Bruce; And Others

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Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management  

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Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Certificate Program Corporate examination; other professionals in the industry who are involved in the development or management of a safety, hearing conservation, machine guarding, system safety, and environmental health. The workshop setting

Stanford, Kyle

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Psychological Distress Among Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students: A Longitudinal and Predictive Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we present longitudinal data on changes in psychological distress among 232 Norwegian undergraduate students of nursing, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Psychological distress was assessed by applying the 12?item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Nursing students became substantially more distressed during the three years of their programme compared to physiotherapy and occupational therapy students. Multivariate analyses showed

Per Nerdrum; Tone Rustøen; Michael Helge Rønnestad

2009-01-01

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Levels of empathy in undergraduate occupational therapy students.  

PubMed

Empathy is an important attribute for occupational therapists in establishing rapport and in better understanding their clients. However, empathy can be compromised by high workloads, personal stressors and pressures to demonstrate efficacy. Occupational therapists also work with patients from a variety of diagnostic groups. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of empathy and attitudes towards clients amongst undergraduate occupational therapy students at one Australian University. A cross-sectional study was undertaken using a written survey of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) and the Medical Condition Regard Scale. Overall, a strong level of empathy was reported amongst students. Four medical conditions that occupational therapists work with (stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and depression) were held in high regard. Substance abuse, however, was held in comparatively low regard. Overall, the year of study appeared to have no significant impact on the students' empathy. Despite having a lower reported empathy level than found in health professions from other studies using the JSPE, occupational therapy students were found to have a good level of empathy. Of concern, however, was the bias reported against the medical condition of substance abuse, highlighting that the there may be a need to reinforce that patients from this diagnostic group are equally deserving of quality care irrespective of their clinical condition. Recommendations for future research include completing a longitudinal study of occupational therapy students' empathy levels and investigating the empathy levels of occupational therapists working with different client groups. Limitations of the study include the convenience sampling of occupational therapy students enrolled at one university which limits the generalizability of the results to groups of participants with similar characteristics. PMID:20623554

Brown, Ted; Williams, Brett; Boyle, Malcolm; Molloy, Andrew; McKenna, Lisa; Molloy, Liz; Lewis, Belinda

2010-09-01

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Work, Obesity, and Occupational Safety and Health  

PubMed Central

There is increasing evidence that obesity and overweight may be related, in part, to adverse work conditions. In particular, the risk of obesity may increase in high-demand, low-control work environments, and for those who work long hours. In addition, obesity may modify the risk for vibration-induced injury and certain occupational musculoskeletal disorders. We hypothesized that obesity may also be a co–risk factor for the development of occupational asthma and cardiovascular disease that and it may modify the worker’s response to occupational stress, immune response to chemical exposures, and risk of disease from occupational neurotoxins. We developed 5 conceptual models of the interrelationship of work, obesity, and occupational safety and health and highlighted the ethical, legal, and social issues related to fuller consideration of obesity’s role in occupational health and safety. PMID:17267711

Schulte, Paul A.; Wagner, Gregory R.; Ostry, Aleck; Blanciforti, Laura A.; Cutlip, Robert G.; Krajnak, Kristine M.; Luster, Michael; Munson, Albert E.; O’Callaghan, James P.; Parks, Christine G.; Simeonova, Petia P.; Miller, Diane B.

2007-01-01

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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY  

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and Safety legislation, and especially: · to ensure control of the health and safety risks arising from itsSWANSEA UNIVERSITY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction: Health and Safety Policy 2. Specific Policy Objectives 3. Organization of Health and Safety Management 4

Martin, Ralph R.

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Health Occupation Drilldowns for Milwaukee County  

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Physical Therapists Physical Therapist Assistants Page 1 2 6 8 10 12 14 16 This report is one of a series nurses, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants. The health industry is the dominant force in the current job market

Saldin, Dilano

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Health Occupations: Grade 8. Cluster II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A curriculum guide for grade 8, the document is devoted to the occupational cluster "Health Occupations." It is divided into four units: the hospital, preventive medicine, drug use and abuse, and alcohol and tobacco. Each unit is introduced by a statement of the topic, the unit's purpose, main ideas, quests, and a list of career opportunities…

Calhoun, Olivia H.

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Diversified Cooperative Training. Diversified Cooperative Health Occupations. Manual of Operation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to assist school personnel, employers, parents/guardians, and students in understanding the policies and procedures required to operate effective diversified cooperative training (DCT) and diversified cooperative health occupations (DCHO) programs. Chapter I describes DCT/DCHO programs, their structure, types of program…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.

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Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains vocational education program courses standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs in health occupations (HO) education offered at the secondary or postsecondary level as a part of Florida's comprehensive vocational education…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health SEMINAR SERIES  

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health SEMINAR SERIES Summer 2011 Wacholder Senior investigator in the Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Pine Ave. West, Room 25 ALL ARE WELCOME - Refreshments to follow - #12;Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Barthelat, Francois

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Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Health Agency Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This assessment instrument is intended to provide health occupations teachers and state departments of education with information needed to revise and improve the curriculum used in training prospective health occupations teachers and in updating certification requirements for practicing health care professionals. The profile lists the…

Walters, Norma J.

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Community engagement: outcomes for occupational therapy students, faculty and clients.  

PubMed

Students in health care professions, including occupational therapy, are required to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in mental health and research. Persons diagnosed with a mental illness, a learning disability or an autism-spectrum disorder desire to achieve goals in higher education and employment. Faculty in health care programmes strives to meet professional goals and accreditation and institution requirements for teaching, service and scholarship. The Bridge Program, a programme based on principles of community engagement, was developed to meet the needs of these three stakeholders. The objective of this paper is to provide programme description and outcomes of the effectiveness of the Bridge Program for all three stakeholders. This uses mixed methods research design including descriptive and quantitative and qualitative one-group pre-test-post-test designs. Instruments consisted of the Occupational Therapy Student and Mental Health Population Scale and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. Quantitative results support that graduate occupational therapy students gained research and clinical skills (n?=?100; p?=?.000); clients increased performance and satisfaction toward goals (n?=?113; p?=?.000) and faculty (n?=?1) achieved goals related to teaching, service and scholarship. Programmes based on principles of community engagement can address the needs of the community, can provide outcomes that advance knowledge about community practice and can result in benefits for all stakeholders. This paper is limited to generalization and instrumentation and recommends an ongoing evaluation of other community engagement programmes involving all stakeholders in the future research. PMID:24477943

Schindler, Victoria P

2014-06-01

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Asbestos in Poland: Occupational health problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presentation addresses current problems of health risk and health effects associated with exposure to asbestos, including\\u000a data on historical exposure and on currently valid occupational exposure limits. The quantity and types of the raw material\\u000a used for the production of various asbestos products have also been discussed in relation to the particular types of asbestos-induced\\u000a occupational diseases. The authors

Neonila Szeszenia-D?browska; Beata ?wi?tkowska; Zuzanna Szubert; Urszula Wilczy?ska

2011-01-01

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Occupation, Health and Well-Being.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of 22 studies in health and social sciences provided moderate to strong evidence that occupation has an important influence on health and well being. Increased stress and decreased perceived control are associated with poor health outcomes. There is a need for such studies on people with disabilities. (SK)

Law, Mary; Steinwender, Sandy; Leclair, Leanne

1998-01-01

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Global Health Competencies for Family Physician Residents, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Students: A Province-Wide Study .  

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??Introduction: In the new century, worldwide health professionals face new pressures for changes towards more cost-effective and sustainable health care for all populations. Globalization creates… (more)

Mirella, Veras

2013-01-01

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Roadmap: Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety  

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Roadmap: Public Health ­ Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety­ Bachelor of Science in Public Health [PH-BSPH-PH-EOHS] College of Public Health Catalog Year: 2013-2014 Page 1 of 3 | Last Mathematics and Critical Reasoning PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 See Kent

Sheridan, Scott

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Task Analysis for Health Occupations. Cluster: Nursing. Occupation: Home Health Aide. Education for Employment Task Lists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a task analysis for health occupations (home health aid) in the nursing cluster. For each task listed, occupation, duty area, performance standard, steps, knowledge, attitudes, safety, equipment/supplies, source of analysis, and Illinois state goals for learning are listed. For the duty area of "providing therapeutic…

Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

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Introduction to Health Occupations Education II. Module No. I. Health Occupations Education II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This package of seven modules that introduce health occupations II is one of six such packages containing a total of 46 modules that comprise Health Occupations Education II, the second course of a two-year course of study. Each module may contain some or all of the following components: introduction, directions, objectives, a list of learning…

Day, Nancy; And Others

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Safety Guide for Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The handbook is intended to be utilized by health occupations teachers as supplementary instructional materials for a unit on safety. The document contains general safety rules applicable to hospitals and other health care institutions. Outlined are general rules for fire safety and office and clerical safety and more specific rules for the…

Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

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77 FR 22358 - Occupational Safety and Health Administration  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Occupational Safety and Health Administration Preparations...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA...Metals, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance...according to their health, physical, and environmental effects. It...

2012-04-13

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Occupational health nursing education for the 21st century.  

PubMed

Occupational health nurses are the largest group of occupational health professionals, and are critical to the delivery of quality health care services to the nation's work force. Educational preparation of occupational health nurses has advanced in recent years, and the need for occupational health nurses with advanced degrees is expected to increase. Occupational health nurses use licensure, continuing education, certification, supervisor and peer assessment of job performance, formal education, and practice to maintain their professional competence and protect the public's health. New strategies must be developed to prepare nurses to promote a safe and healthful work force. Funding for programs to prepare occupational health nurses will be essential for meeting this demand. Continuing education programs for occupational health nurses must be developed that demonstrate effectiveness in developing occupational health nurses' skills while minimizing their time away from the workplace. PMID:22496470

McCullagh, Marjorie C

2012-04-01

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Research priorities in occupational health in Italy  

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OBJECTIVE—To find a broad consensus on research priorities and strategies in the field of occupational health and safety in Italy.?METHODS—A two phase questionnaire survey was based on the Delphi technique previously described in other reports. 310 Occupational safety and health specialists (from universities and local health units) were given an open questionnaire (to identify three priority research areas). The data obtained from respondents (175, 56.4%) were then used to draw up a list of 27 priority topics grouped together into five macrosectors. Each of these was given a score ranging from 1 (of little importance) to 5 ( extremely important). With the mean scores obtained from a total of 203 respondents (65.4%), it was possible to place the 27 topics in rank order according to a scale of priorities.?RESULTS—Among the macrosectors, first place was given to the question of methodological approach to research in this field, and for individual topics, occupational carcinogenesis and quality in occupational medicine were ranked first and second, respectively. The question of exposure to low doses of environmental pollutants and multiple exposures ranked third among the priorities; the development of adequate and effective approaches and methods for worker education and participation in prevention was also perceived as being an important issue (fourth place).?CONCLUSIONS—This study (the first of its kind in Italy) enabled us to achieve an adequate degree of consensus on research priorities related to the protection of occupational health and safety. Disparities in the mean scores of some of the issues identified overall as being research priorities, seem to be linked both to geographical area and to whether respondents worked in local health units or universities. This finding requires debate and further analysis.???Keywords: research priorities; occupational health; strategies PMID:11303082

Iavicoli, S; Marinaccio, A; Vonesch, N; Ursini, C; Grandi, C; Palmi, S

2001-01-01

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Collaborative fieldwork education with student occupational therapists and student occupational therapist assistants.  

PubMed

The profession of occupational therapy has a long history of working collaboratively with support personnel. This paper describes the process of a fieldwork education partnership developed between the McMaster University, BHSc (OT) Program and the Mohawk College, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Eight student occupational therapists and eight student occupational therapist assistants learned together in a variety of fieldwork settings, either in pairs or in groups. Both groups of students kept weekly journals of the experience and completed a post placement questionnaire. The journals were inductively analysed using a retrospective content analysis. The four emergent themes identified from the data are learning about each other's role, collaborative learning, impact on client care and future practice, and resistance to roles. Recommendations for future collaborations are discussed. PMID:11977873

Jung, Bonny; Sainsbury, Sandy; Grum, Rosa Maria; Wilkins, Seanne; Tryssenaar, Joyce

2002-04-01

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A Study of Occupational Stress and Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of claims by telegraphists' unions in a large Australian communications organization that their members suffered various forms of ill-health as a result of stresses imposed by their work, sickness absence, medical and environmental studies of the occupation were undertaken. Records of absence over a period of 2.5 years in all telegraphists in the organization, and in random samples of

D. FERGUSON

1973-01-01

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Health Occupations Education--A Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed to provide curriculum materials that secondary Health Occupations Education (HOE) teachers/coordinators can use in organizing their individual programs, this curriculum guide contains performance-based units covering the majority of a four-semester program of study in HOE. The following topics are covered: medical ethics, law, and…

Clanton, Kaye Reames

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Emergency Care Skills for Occupational Health Nurses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use in community colleges, technical colleges, and technical institutes, this manual contains a course for teaching emergency care skills to both licensed practical and registered nurses employed in occupational health. The manual consists of three sections. In section 1 the need for the course, its content, objectives, length,…

North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Occupational Information Center.

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Science Competencies for Health Occupations Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of six modules was designed for use primarily by health occupations teachers to help them teach and reinforce the basic science skills in their classes. Each module consists of an introductory page on which the teaching unit, training activities, unit objectives, and related competencies can be found. Most modules include worksheets to…

Davis, Judith A.; McDaniel, J. Goodlett

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Health Occupations Module. The Integumentary System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the integumentary system is one of eight modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module contains an introduction to the module topic, objectives (e.g., list and describe the types of glands formed in the skin, and explain the…

Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.

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Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention among Health Care Workers  

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Exploring Manufacturing Occupations. Student's Manual. The Manufacturing Cluster.  

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This student manual and the accompanying instructor's guide (CE 010 376) are directed toward exploring manufacturing occupations. It is designed to help the student explore the various career, occupational, and job related fields found within the manufacturing occupations. Four sections are included. An overview of career education and…

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Rutherford, NJ.

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Occupational Health Hazards in ICU Nursing Staff  

PubMed Central

This study analyzed occupational health hazards for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses and nursing technicians, comparing differences in the number and types of hazards which occur at the beginning and end of their careers. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with 26 nurses and 96 nursing technicians from a public hospital in the Federal District, Brazil. A Likert-type work-related symptom scale (WRSS) was used to evaluate the presence of physical, psychological, and social risks. Data were analyzed with the use of the SPSS, version 12.0, and the Kruskal-Wallis test for statistical significance and differences in occupational health hazards at the beginning and at the end of the workers' careers. As a workplace, ICUs can cause work health hazards, mostly physical, to nurses and nursing technicians due to the frequent use of physical energy and strength to provide care, while psychological and social hazards occur to a lesser degree. PMID:21994814

Shimizu, Helena Eri; Couto, Djalma Ticiani; Merchán-Hamann, Edgar; Branco, Anadergh Barbosa

2010-01-01

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Development of a Health Occupations Continuing Education Center. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The final report summarized the development of a health occupations continuing education center. The project was designed to assess the needs of selected health occupations at the vocational level and to develop guidelines for the establishment of a model for a health occupations continuing education center. The learning needs of licensed…

Stevens, Joyce; Latshaw, Lois L.

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Health of subsistence fishermen and challenges for Occupational Health Surveillance.  

PubMed

There are approximately a million subsistence fishermen in Brazil whose activities expose them to severe occupational hazards without adequate health protection. This article conducts an analysis of working conditions and health risks faced by subsistence fishermen and outlines challenges to the implementation of Occupational Health Surveillance (VISAT) actions. The methodology is based on qualitative analysis of risks and working conditions through observation and interviews, and diagnosis of occupational illnesses with clinical evaluation. Mobile teams conducted eight years of activities together with fishing communities throughout the state of Bahia. The results revealed the challenge of surveying a traditional self-employed category with relative management autonomy. Fishermen face precarious living conditions without access to occupational health services. They are exposed to thirty work-related illnesses without protection, diagnosis, treatment and social security coverage. The conclusion reached is that there is a need for intersectorial VISAT action to reduce excessive working hours, organization of the Unified Health System (SUS) for acknowledgement of occupational illnesses and guaranteeing social security rights through actions focused on health education. PMID:25388177

Pena, Paulo Gilvane Lopes; Gomez, Carlos Minayo

2014-12-01

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A Comparison of Osteopathic, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy Students' Personality Styles: Implications for Education and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared personality traits of students in five health professions. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was completed by 1,508 osteopathic students, 654 pharmacy students, 165 physical therapy students, 211 physician assistant students, and 70 occupational therapy students. Comparing the extrovert/introvert dimension revealed that pharmacy…

Hardigan, Patrick C.; Cohen, Stanley R.

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Environmental, Health and Safety for Technical Occupations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This program introduces technicians to environmental, health, and safety information on identification of hazardous materials, worker protection, environmental protection, and the transportation and storage of hazardous materials. Presentations deliver general and non-technical information on U.S. regulations and their application to technical jobs. Applicable technical occupations include: Agriculture/Horticulture, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Service, Diesel, HVAC, Machining, Manufacturing, Printing, Truck Driving, and Welding

2010-06-08

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STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY  

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1 STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY Revised January 2013 #12;2 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Context Widening with a notable increase in the numbers of students with significant mental health difficulties entering HE the continuum from promoting positive mental well-being to working with students with severe mental health

Martin, Ralph R.

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Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of Spirituality in Training.  

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Spirituality is recognized as an essential and integral component of a holistic approach in occupational therapy practice. However, little is known about occupational therapy students' perceptions regarding spirituality in learning context. This study used qualitative exploratory, descriptive design to explore the occupational therapy students' perceptions about spirituality in training. Using purposive sampling, four semi-structured interviews were conducted with two students, a lecturer and an occupational therapist. In addition, two focus groups were conducted with students in order to collect data. Data collected were audio-taped; transcribed and thematic analysis was used to identify themes. The analysis resulted in emergence of four themes: "Unique to every individual," "Spirituality in occupational therapy," "To be or not to be taught," and "The Real world." Participants perceived spirituality as an individually experienced. The study contributes to the body of knowledge base of occupational therapy education regarding spirituality. However, there is a need for guidelines to integrate spirituality in occupational therapy training. PMID:25294793

Mthembu, Thuli Godfrey; Ahmed, Firdous; Nkuna, Thembi; Yaca, Khalipha

2014-10-01

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The current status of occupational health in China  

PubMed Central

Objective This study aimed to summarize the major health problems among Chinese workers, the strategies and measures for occupational hazards control, the network and organizations of occupational health administration, and the achievements and current challenges of occupational health in China. Results The situation of occupational health was found to be still serious in China. Enterprises with occupational hazards were widely distributed, the exposed population and cases of occupational diseases were numerous, and occupational risks were being transferred from the city to the countryside and from developed areas to developing ones. New emerging problems coexisted with traditional occupational hazards. Besides, a lack of occupational health services for migrant workers could be a major problem for a long time. Conclusions It is necessary to improve the fields related to occupational health, such as the supervision and administration of small- and medium-scale enterprises, research into key techniques for the prevention and control of occupational hazards, systems for the diagnosis and reporting of occupational diseases, and the training of health professionals. PMID:21432554

Zhang, Xueyan; Li, Tao

2010-01-01

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Study on a model for future occupational health: proposal for an occupational health service model in Japan.  

PubMed

The Study Model for Future Occupational Health (funded by a research grant from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor) is a joint research project involving various organizations and agencies undertaken from 2002 to 2004. Society has undergone a dramatic transformation due to technological developments and internationalization. At the same time a low birth rate and an aging population have resulted in an increase in both the percentage of workers experiencing strong anxiety and stress in relation to their jobs and the working environment and the number of suicides. As a natural consequence, occupational health services are now expected to provide EAP, consulting and other functions that were formerly considered outside the realm of occupational health. In consideration of this background, the present study propose the following issues to provide a model for future occupational health services that meet the conditions presently confronted by each worker. 1. How to provide occupational health services and occupational physicians' services: 1) a basic time of 20 minutes of occupational health services per year should be allotted to each worker and to all workers; 2) the obligatory regulations should be revised to expand the obligation from businesses each with 50 or more employees under the present laws to businesses each with 30 or more employees. 2. Providers of occupational health services and occupational physicians' services: (1) reinforcement of outside occupational health agencies; (2) fostering occupational health consultant firms; (3) development of an institute of occupational safety and health; (4) support of activities by authorized occupational physicians in the field; (5) expanding of joint selection of occupational physicians including subsidy increase and the extension of a period of subsidy to five hears; (6) licensing of new entry into occupational health undertaking. 3. Introduction of new report system: (1) establishment of the obligation to submit reports on risk evaluation and improvement measures; (2) establishment of the obligation to prepare a report on results of medical examinations in all sizes of businesses. 4. Introduction of a merit system into businesses in establishment of a new system: the application of the special merit system of the workers' compensation insurance shall be revised to add occupational health activities, cover business with 20 or more to 100 or less employees and expand the period of application for three years under the present laws to five years. 5. Ensuring of international coordination: harmonization of standards of individual countries for occupational health and safety; thorough (1) ensuring of international agreement on high-level specialist qualifications; (2) mutual recognition of qualifications of occupational physician, nurse, occupational hygienist, ergonomist, and counselor; (3) preparation of guidelines for occupations relating to occupational health businesses. PMID:17085915

Higashi, Toshiaki

2006-10-01

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Respiratory protection in occupational health-update.  

PubMed

Respiratory protection is a complex field involving industrial hygiene, physics, physiology, toxicology, medicine, anthropology, engineering, law, and worksite administration. Although the use of respirators is widespread, they are the least effective and often the most costly method of protecting workers. Preferred methods of protection are engineering controls that eliminate exposure and substitution of the agent for one of lesser toxicity. However, in work situations where alternative methods are not available, a well-designed and well-monitored respiratory protection program can still provide a safe environment for the soldier and civilian worker. With the enactment and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, worker protection has gained a much higher priority among employers and health officials. The field is dynamic and some of the medical screening procedures outlined in TB MED 502 (Respiratory Protection) are outdated. Industrial processes and state-of-the-art protective equipment change rapidly. Because certified occupational health physicians and nurses are not always available, health care workers need a fundamental understanding of respiratory protection. PMID:7617222

Cashman, T M; Murray, P M

1995-04-01

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Occupational Wellbeing in a School Community--Staff's and Occupational Health Nurses' Evaluations  

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This study is part of an action research project titled "Promotion of School Community Staff's Occupational Wellbeing in Co-operation with Occupational Health Nurses" (2001-04), which aims to promote occupational wellbeing by actions that maintain the staff's ability to work in 12 school communities in Eastern Finland. This paper describes…

Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Vertio, Harri

2006-01-01

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Radiation, chemicals, and occupational health research  

SciTech Connect

Radiation protection and its interplay with physical research programs are described. Differences and similarities between problems in health protection for chemicals and for radiation are discussed. The importance of dosimetry in radiation work and its relevance to chemicals are cited. A collaborative program between physical and biological scientists on the toxicity of metals is briefly described. It serves as an example of new research directed toward the development of fundamental concepts and principles as a basis for understanding and controlling occupational and population exposures to chemicals. 12 references, 4 figures.

Turner, J.E.

1984-01-01

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A Survey of the Occupational Interests of Junior College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To develop better occupational programs--especially paraprofessional--the college surveyed the interests of 421 students in the General College (Spring 1967). The students were asked to identify their occupational interests on entering college, their current interests, and to indicate whether these had changed or ramained constant. They were also…

Kingsley, G. Gordon; Bellezza, Francis S.

1968-01-01

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Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health. Final rule.  

PubMed

This document announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) decision to modify the Hawaii State Plan's ``final approval'' determination under Section 18(e) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the Act) and to transition to ``initial approval'' status. OSHA is reinstating concurrent federal enforcement authority over occupational safety and health issues in the private sector, which have been solely covered by the Hawaii State Plan since 1984. PMID:22997637

2012-09-21

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SCORECARDS: NEW LEADING INDICATORS  

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health and safety management system, balanced scorecard, leading and lagging indicator, cccupational1 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SCORECARDS: NEW LEADING INDICATORS IMPROVE RISK MANAGEMENT Abstract While it has been established for many years that the management of Occupational Health and Safety

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Health Care for College Students  

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... Health Care for College Students Ages & Stages Listen Health Care for College Students Article Body I'll be ... student health service before starting an exercise program. Health care on campus If you are going to live ...

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars Winter 2013 http://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/seminars/biostatistics/ Dr. Eric Laber Assistant Professor, North

Volesky, Bohumil

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Occupational health in the People's Republic of China.  

PubMed Central

China's drive to modernize its economy will produce new occupational health problems even as it resolves earlier ones. Well aware of this, Chinese occupational health experts are intensifying efforts to improve workers' health and establish a modern occupational health program. Occupational lung disease, occupational cancer, heavy metal poisoning, industrial chemical poisoning, and physical factor-induced diseases (noise and heat) have all been targeted for expanded research which will serve as a basis for standard setting. Hazard control efforts include engineering controls, particularly in new construction, limited use of personal protective equipment, and expansion of environmental and medical monitoring. Worker education and professional activities have been expanded. International exchanges have been initiated and will prove occupational health a promising area of scientific cooperation. PMID:6228153

Christiani, D C

1984-01-01

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Behavioral health leadership: new directions in occupational mental health.  

PubMed

The impact of stress on mental health in high-risk occupations may be mitigated by organizational factors such as leadership. Studies have documented the impact of general leadership skills on employee performance and mental health. Other researchers have begun examining specific leadership domains that address relevant organizational outcomes, such as safety climate leadership. One emerging approach focuses on domain-specific leadership behaviors that may moderate the impact of combat deployment on mental health. In a recent study, US soldiers deployed to Afghanistan rated leaders on behaviors promoting management of combat operational stress. When soldiers rated their leaders high on these behaviors, soldiers also reported better mental health and feeling more comfortable with the idea of seeking mental health treatment. These associations held even after controlling for overall leadership ratings. Operational stress leader behaviors also moderated the relationship between combat exposure and soldier health. Domain-specific leadership offers an important step in identifying measures to moderate the impact of high-risk occupations on employee health. PMID:25160794

Adler, Amy B; Saboe, Kristin N; Anderson, James; Sipos, Maurice L; Thomas, Jeffrey L

2014-10-01

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Health Occupations Education I. Module No. IV-A to IV-F.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 6 modules on patient body mechanics is 1 of 11 sets in the Health Occupations Education I instructional package for the first year of a 2-year course of study. The materials are designed to prepare students through individualized instruction for entry-level job opportunities on health care teams in a variety of practice settings. Each…

Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

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Health Occupations Education I. Module No. III-A to III-C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 3 modules on physical examinations is 1 of 11 sets in the Health Occupations Education I instructional package for the first year of a 2-year course of study. The materials are designed to prepare students through individualized instruction for entry-level job opportunities on health care teams in a variety of practice settings. Each…

Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

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Health Occupations Education I. Module No. V-A to V-D.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 4 modules on bedmaking is 1 of 11 sets in the Health Occupations Education I instructional package for the first year of a 2-year course of study. The materials are designed to prepare students through individualized instruction for entry-level job opportunities on health care teams in a variety of practice settings. Each module may…

Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

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Protecting Student Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public schools have certain responsibilities for the health of their students. Approximately half of the states require schools to implement health standards, including physical exams, as a prerequisite to attendance. All 50 states require public school students to be vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria, measles, and rubella. And,…

Zirkel, Perry A.

2004-01-01

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The Respiratory System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Respiratory System. Health Occupations Education Module: Instructional Materials in Anatomy and Physiology for Pennsylvania Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the respiratory system is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. It is part of an eight-unit miniseries on anatomy and physiology within the series of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to use…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

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The Circulatory System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Circulatory System. Health Occupations Education Module: Instructional Materials in Anatomy and Physiology for Pennsylvania Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the circulatory system is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. It is part of an eight-unit subset on anatomy and physiology within the set of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to use the…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

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The Reproductive System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Reproductive System. Health Occupations Education Module. Instructional Materials in Anatomy and Physiology for Pennsylvania Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the reproductive system is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. It is part of an eight-unit miniseries on anatomy and physiology within the series of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to use…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

103

Student Health Insurance Plan  

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2012-2013 Student Health Insurance Plan Designed for Students of NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Underwriter Reference Number: CAS9493185 Underwritten by: National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh description of the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan available under policy series S30494NUFIC

Gary, Dale E.

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars Winter 2014 http://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/seminars/biostatistics/ David Buckeridge, MD PhD FRCPC Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University. Outbreak

Kambhampati, Patanjali

105

Development of a Health Occupations Continuing Education Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The project was designed to assess the learning needs of selected health occupations at the vocational level and to develop guidelines for the establishment and administration of a model for a health occupations continuing education center based upon these needs. Licensed practical nurses, nurses aides, and operating room technicians employed in…

Latshaw, Lois L.

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FACULTY of HEALTH SCIENCES DIRECTOR, SCHOOL of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY  

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FACULTY of HEALTH SCIENCES DIRECTOR, SCHOOL of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Applications or nominations are invited for the role of Director, School of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences or Professor and be willing to assume an outstanding opportunity to exercise creative and innovative leadership

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Nurse Practitioner (or Physician Assistant) Stanford University Occupational Health Center  

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with the California Labor Code, professional scope of practice, and standard of care or relevant best practiceNurse Practitioner (or Physician Assistant) ­ Stanford University Occupational Health Center Full and Responsibilities: The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (NP/PA) provides high quality occupational health

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A Career Guidance Curriculum for Ninth Grade Students. Occupational Cluster Learning Activities. Health-Technical. Part 2 of 2. Ninth Grade Career Guidance Project. Project Duration: July 16, 1979, to June 30, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second of two parts presents learning activities for four occupational clusters of a ninth-grade cluster program. It contains theory and hands-on activities that explore the occupational requirements and working environment of these areas to help students make intelligent decisions of possible career choices based on levels of interest and…

Cape May County Vocational Schools, NJ.

109

Roadmap: Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Bachelor of Science in Public Health  

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Roadmap: Public Health ­ Environmental and Occupational Health­ Bachelor of Science in Public Health [PH-BSPH-PH-EVOH] College of Public Health Catalog Year: 2012­2013 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 10 Major GPA Important Notes Semester One: [16 Credit Hours] PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 3 US

Sheridan, Scott

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Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Mechanical Assembly.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on mechanical assembly is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education for the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach…

Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

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Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Floriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on floriculture is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to teach job-required…

Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

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An Intervention Program for Occupational Stereotyping by Deaf Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of studies of deaf adolescents, deaf college students and deaf females have shown that stereotyped aspirations and notions of sex-typed occupational roles are typical of deaf subjects. Deafness, like gender, represents a handicap for holding certain jobs. Societal pressure to fit the doubly stereotyped occupational roles mandated by their…

Egelston-Dodd, Judy

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77 FR 75600 - Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers...  

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...Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers...cabin crewmembers on aircraft by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin...

2012-12-21

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29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information. 1960...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

2010-07-01

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42 CFR 9.10 - Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) and biosafety requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...SYSTEM § 9.10 Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) and...How are employee Occupational Health and Safety Program risks and concerns addressed? The...shall assure that an Occupational Health and Safety Program...

2014-10-01

116

75 FR 62147 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the...

2010-10-07

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76 FR 71077 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the...

2011-11-16

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76 FR 28816 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the...

2011-05-18

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77 FR 43616 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

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75 FR 13785 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations  

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48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

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75 FR 28661 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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76 FR 60535 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health  

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77 FR 22355 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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75 FR 10629 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health  

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78 FR 54923 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health  

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75 FR 66797 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal  

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76 FR 1460 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Committee Reestablishment  

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78 FR 21977 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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76 FR 54806 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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76 FR 60085 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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75 FR 13783 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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77 FR 58174 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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75 FR 35090 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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77 FR 58488 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health  

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78 FR 68865 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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76 FR 18798 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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77 FR 39743 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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75 FR 2890 - OSHA Listens: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Stakeholder Meeting  

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76 FR 38428 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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77 FR 62536 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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77 FR 46126 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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2012-08-02

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78 FR 47180 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related...  

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2013-08-05

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77 FR 5577 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)  

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2012-02-03

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Occupational Values as Discriminants of Preprofessional Student Groups  

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Eleven occupational values were entered in a stepwise discriminant analysis of the responses of students in second level courses in law, medicine, engineering, business, and education. Five variables provided significant discrimination: pay received, advancement, working conditions, fringe benefits, prestige. (Author)

Fretz, Bruce R.

1972-01-01

147

Perceptions of Environmental and Occupational Health Hazards Among Agricultural Workers in Washington State  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this study is to describe perceptions of environmental and occupational health issues among agricultural workers. Interviews were conducted with 389 agricultural workers in the Yakima Valley in central Washington State in the summers of 2004 and 2005. Undergraduate students from the community conducted interviews in Spanish or English. Environmental and occupational health issues were ranked by frequency of concern, and differences by demographic characteristics were evaluated using multivariate analyses. In both 2004 and 2005, agricultural workers expressed high levels of concern about working in hot weather, agricultural injuries, pesticides, and pediatric asthma. Perceptions of environmental and occupational health issues among agricultural workers differed by certain demographic characteristics, particularly age and ethnicity. Consideration should be given to these issues when designing research studies, creating educational materials, and developing interventions related to environmental and occupational hazards among agricultural workers. PMID:19715263

Hofmann, Jonathan N.; Crowe, Jennifer; Postma, Julie; Ybarra, Vickie; Keifer, Matthew C.

2010-01-01

148

A century of practice. Occupational health nursing. 1988.  

PubMed

Occupational health nursing has grown and developed throughout the last century, from the influence of a few nurses in the late 19th century to 1988. Today's occupational health nurses have a significant impact on millions of workers across the United States and worldwide in multinational corporations. Nurses currently enjoy expanded roles, including involvement in the political arena and policy-making decisions, development of health promotion programs, research, and education, as well as providing more traditional but equally important employee health services, counseling, and teaching. The American workforce, as well as management teams, have seen the outcomes of quality occupational health nursing care and contributions throughout the years. The practice of American occupational health nursing which began in very humble surroundings and conditions in the 19th century continues to thrive in the space age of the 1980s and 1990s and to plan for the challenges of the 21st century. PMID:12526625

Parker-Conrad, Jane E

2002-12-01

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Perceptions among Occupational and Physical Therapy Students of a Nontraditional Methodology for Teaching Laboratory Gross Anatomy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pilot study was designed to assess the perceptions of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) students regarding the use of computer-assisted pedagogy and prosection-oriented communications in the laboratory component of a human anatomy course at a comprehensive health sciences university in the southeastern United States. The…

Thomas, K. Jackson; Denham, Bryan E.; Dinolfo, John D.

2011-01-01

150

Student Health Benefit Plan  

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-2014 Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) exceeds state requirements, and offers important benefits, services, mental health services and much more, at convenient campus locations. Learn more about UHS at our website in the United States is provided. Insurance plans based outside of the US are not considered comparable coverage

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Health Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer  

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University Health Services Student PHARMACY Volunteer Program Information for FALL 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The University Health Services (UHS) Student Pharmacy Volunteer Program provides students with the opportunity to be introduced to the pharmacy profession and exposed to the dynamics

Walker, Matthew P.

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Health Occupation Drilldowns for Milwaukee County  

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an average of only 12 physical therapist assistants were newly credentialed each year. Dental Hygienists 0 10 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2008 Not Current Current Physical Therapist Assistants 0 20 40% 99% Physical therapist assistants 205 --- 16% 79% Occupational therapist 540 4% 8% 94% Occupational

Saldin, Dilano

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Occupational health concerns in the welding industry.  

PubMed

The Workplace Safety and Health Branch initiated a proactive study in the welding industry in Manitoba. Eight welding companies participated in this study. Health concerns raised by welders were welders' flash, sore/red/teary eyes, headaches, nosebleeds, and a black mucous discharge from their nasal membrane. Most welders expressed concern regarding excessive smoke levels in the workplace and inadequate ventilation. Types of welding identified were MIG mild steel, MIG stainless steel, and TIG aluminum. Monitoring involved an assessment of noise levels, fume composition, and carbon monoxide and ozone concentrations. Metal analyses were according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Method 7300. Noise dosimeters used were the Quest model 100 and Micro 14 & 15. Carbon monoxide was monitored using the Gastech Model 4700 and ozone using the AID Portable Ozone Meter Model 560. In Manitoba, a hearing conservation program is required when the equivalent sound exposure level (normalized Lex 8-hr) exceeds 80 dBA-weighted. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists' threshold limit value-time weighted average (ACGIH TLV-TWA) for iron is 5.0 mg/m3, manganese is 0.2 mg/m3, carbon monoxide is 25 ppm, and ozone is 0.05 ppm (heavy work), 0.08 ppm (moderate work), and 0.1 ppm (light work). Welders' personal exposures to manganese ranged from 0.01-4.93 mg/m3 (N = 42; AM = 0.5; GM = 0.2; SD +/- 0.9; GSD +/- 3.2) and to iron ranged from 0.04-16.29 mg/m3 (N = 42; AM = 3.0; GM = 1.4; SD +/- 3.5; GSD +/- 2.5). Noise exposures ranged from 79-98 dBA (N = 44; AM = 88.9; GM = 88.8; SD +/- 4.2; GSD +/- 1.0). Carbon monoxide levels were less than 5.0 ppm (at source) and ozone levels varied from 0.4-0.6 ppm (at source). Ventilation upgrades in the workplace were required in most welding shops. Only 7 percent of the welders wore respiratory protection. A hearing conservation program and hearing protection were required at all monitored workplaces. PMID:11141606

Korczynski, R E

2000-12-01

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Implementing continuous quality improvement in occupational health programs.  

PubMed

In the 1980s, businessmen responded to global competition by massive cuts in staff and by implementing programs for continuous quality improvement to meet customers' needs. During this period, medical care costs escalated at a rate far exceeding the Consumer Price Index. Increasing governmental regulation of the environment and occupational health and safety further contributed to costs. Occupational physicians led a portion of organizational efforts to manage health resources (illness prevention, health promotion, treatment and rehabilitation of occupational injuries); however, these physicians have not provided effective leadership of coordinated programs for health resource management. For greater effectiveness, occupational physicians may benefit from adapting the principles of continuous quality improvement by focusing on the needs of "the customers." Meeting these needs will require new knowledge about the process of continuous quality improvement and new skills for leadership. PMID:2292737

Belk, H D

1990-12-01

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Occupational Pesticide Exposures and Respiratory Health  

PubMed Central

Pesticides have been widely used to control pest and pest-related diseases in agriculture, fishery, forestry and the food industry. In this review, we identify a number of respiratory symptoms and diseases that have been associated with occupational pesticide exposures. Impaired lung function has also been observed among people occupationally exposed to pesticides. There was strong evidence for an association between occupational pesticide exposure and asthma, especially in agricultural occupations. In addition, we found suggestive evidence for a link between occupational pesticide exposure and chronic bronchitis or COPD. There was inconclusive evidence for the association between occupational pesticide exposure and lung cancer. Better control of pesticide uses and enforcement of safety behaviors, such as using personal protection equipment (PPE) in the workplace, are critical for reducing the risk of developing pesticide-related symptoms and diseases. Educational training programs focusing on basic safety precautions and proper uses of personal protection equipment (PPE) are possible interventions that could be used to control the respiratory diseases associated with pesticide exposure in occupational setting. PMID:24287863

Ye, Ming; Beach, Jeremy; Martin, Jonathan W.; Senthilselvan, Ambikaipakan

2013-01-01

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Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Meeting NASA Occupational Health Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this meeting was to exchange information across NASA facilities that is critical to agency-wide improvement in the efforts to maintain and enhance employee health. The topics covered include the following: occupational medicine, environmental health, physical fitness, and health education.

1993-01-01

157

[History of occupational health physician and industrial safety and health law].  

PubMed

In Japan, an employer of a workplace with 50 or more employees is legally required to assign an occupational health physician. The assignment rate in 2010 was reported as 87.0%. This policy started with the provision of "factory physician"in the Factory Law in 1938, then the Labour Standard Law stipulated "physician hygienist" in 1947, and finally the Industrial Safety and Health Law defined "occupational health physician" in 1972. In 1996, a revision of the law then required those physicians to complete training courses in occupational medicine, as designated by an ordinance. Historically, an on-site physician was expected to cure injuries and to prevent communicable diseases of factory workers. The means of occupational hygienic management by working environment measurements, etc., and of health management by health examinations, etc., were developed. Localized exhaust ventilation and personal protection equipment became widely utilized. Qualification systems for non-medical experts in occupational hygiene were structured, and relationships between employers and occupational health physicians were stipulated in the legislative documents. Currently, the Japan Medical Association and the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan educate and train occupational health physicians, and the Japan Society for Occupational Health maintains a specialized board certification system for these physicians. In the future, additional efforts should be made to strengthen the expertise of occupational health physicians, to define and recognize the roles of non-medical experts in occupational hygiene, to incorporate occupational health services in small enterprises, to promote occupational health risk assessment in the workplace, and to reorganize the current legislation, amended repeatedly over the decades. PMID:24107329

Horie, Seichi

2013-10-01

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Occupational health assessment of chromite toxicity among Indian miners  

PubMed Central

Elevated concentration of hexavalent chromium pollution and contamination has contributed a major health hazard affecting more than 2 lakh mine workers and inhabitants residing in the Sukinda chromite mine of Odisha, India. Despite people suffering from several forms of ill health, physical and mental deformities, constant exposure to toxic wastes and chronic diseases as a result of chromite mining, there is a tragic gap in the availability of 'scientific’ studies and data on the health hazards of mining in India. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Odisha State Pollution Control Board and the Odisha Voluntary Health Association data were used to compile the possible occupational health hazards, hexavalent chromium exposure and diseases among Sukinda chromite mines workers. Studies were reviewed to determine the routes of exposure and possible mechanism of chromium induced carcinogenicity among the workers. Our studies suggest all forms of hexavalent chromium are regarded as carcinogenic to workers however the most important routes of occupational exposure to Cr (VI) are inhalation and dermal contact. This review article outlines the physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial occupational health hazards of chromite mining and associated metallurgical processes to monitor the mining environment as well as the miners exposed to these toxicants to foster a safe work environment. The authors anticipate that the outcome of this manuscript will have an impact on Indian chromite mining industry that will subsequently bring about improvements in work conditions, develop intervention experiments in occupational health and safety programs. PMID:21808494

Das, Alok Prasad; Singh, Shikha

2011-01-01

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MENTAL HEALTH and INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS  

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MENTAL HEALTH and INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: What Educators Need to Know Ingle International cares about you and your students www.studyinsured.com #12;www.studyinsured.comMental Health and International Students: What Educators Need to Know Mental Health and International Students: What Educators Need to Know

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Student Mental Health Final Report  

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1 Student Mental Health Committee Final Report University of California Office of the President: Report of the University of California Student Mental Health Committee On behalf of the Student Mental in December 2005, and was given a charge to assess 1) trends in student mental health, 2) how these trends

O'Toole, Alice J.

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The sociologic context of occupational health in South Africa.  

PubMed Central

The early history of the occupational health system in South Africa is outlined up to the early 1970s which mark a political and social transition in the society. Relevant demographic and social data are provided, and the roles and mutual relations of capital, labor, state, and academic sectors are discussed. During the past 15 years there has been heightened occupational health activity. Major legislative activity has included several commissions, the promulgation of new laws and regulations governing the workplace, and deregulatory measures in a contradictory mix. Conflictual relations between social forces are illustrated by two examples involving the introduction of safety representatives in the workplace, and compensation for occupational lung disease. The implications of wider political and economic realities are analyzed, and current and probable future trends in the evolution of the occupational health system are identified. Images FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 PMID:2521546

Myers, J E; Macun, I

1989-01-01

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Occupational health problems among migrant and seasonal farm workers.  

PubMed Central

Migrant and seasonal farm workers are one of the most underserved and understudied populations in the United States. The total US population of such farm workers has been estimated at 5 million, of whom about 20% live or work in California. Farm workers perform strenuous tasks and are exposed to a wide variety of occupational risks and hazards. Low socioeconomic status and poor access to health care also contribute to existing health problems in this population. Potential farm work-related health problems include accidents, pesticide-related illnesses, musculoskeletal and soft-tissue disorders, dermatitis, noninfectious respiratory conditions, reproductive health problems, health problems of children of farm workers, climate-caused illnesses, communicable diseases, bladder and kidney disorders, and eye and ear problems. Few epidemiologic studies exist of these occupational health problems. No comprehensive epidemiologic studies have assessed the magnitude of occupational health problems among migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents. Although the migratory nature of this population makes long-term studies difficult, the development of standardized data collection instruments for health consequences and scientific assessment of farm work exposures and working conditions are vital to characterize and reduce the occupational health risks in farm workers. PMID:1413786

Mobed, K; Gold, E B; Schenker, M B

1992-01-01

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[Analysis of the situation of occupational health in Chile].  

PubMed

The authors make a critical analysis of the Occupational Health in Chile based on the conclusions obtained from a multidisciplinary workshop, attended by professionals of this area. The method used was strategic planning, exposing the weaknesses, strengths and expectations regarding the health reality of the region. A profile of the type of professionals that should participate in the programs was also discussed, elaborating a work plan that should reflect the future development in this area, as well as pointing out the role of the University in the work plan and analysing the future of Occupational Health. PMID:10734937

Alvarado, O I; Suazo, S V; Quinteros, R V

1999-01-01

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Occupational health risks of barbers and coiffeurs in Izmir  

PubMed Central

The objective of this study was to examine self-reported occupational health risks and health complaints of barbers and hairdressers. A total of 1284 individuals from 300 workplaces in Izmir participated in this study. The workers completed the questionnaires during their training in occupational health. Self-reported symptoms were allergy: 35% and musculoskeletal symptoms: 32%. The frequency of allergy complaints was found to be significantly higher in older individuals and in women. Allergic complaints were more frequent in i) those having history of allergy, ii) in the group where the use of protective clothing and gloves was lower, iii) in smokers and in those who found ventilation in the workplace to be inadequate. Only 41.2% reported that they used gloves and 15.2% reported the use of protective clothing within the last month. It appears that poor occupational factors in barbers' salons and exposure to hairdressing chemicals bring about health problems of the hairdressers. PMID:20386627

Mandiracioglu, Aliye; Kose, Sukran; Gozaydin, Ayhan; Turken, Melda; Kuzucu, Lutfiye

2009-01-01

165

The Occupational Safety and Health Act: Implications for School Administration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970) concerns private schools but does not directly affect the operations of public schools or colleges. The intent, however, is to have the States develop and administer their own health and safety programs. Administrators should, therefore, initiate a comprehensive, districtwide safety education and…

Licht, Kenneth F.

166

Evidence-based medicine for occupational health  

Microsoft Academic Search

inusing medical subject headings, and unreliable search strategies. With the use of the abstracts only, most clinical questions could be answered satisfactorily, but concrete risk estimates were often lacking. The lack of availability of full text journals decreased the reliability of the critical appraisal and risk estimation. Conclusions Evidence-based medicine is a feasible and useful method for occupational medicine. Instruction

J. H. A. M. Verbeek; Dijk van F. J. H; A. Malmivaara; C. T. J. Hulshof; K. Rasanen; E. Kankaanpaa; K. Mukala

2002-01-01

167

The Development of Occupations in Health Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the general question of how the place of an occupation in the economic division of labor becomes shaped and defined. The shaping was seen as basically a political process, a utilization of power in various forms by interested parties acting with the conscious intention of gaining control over the economic activity of themselves…

Brown, Carol Anderson

168

Students & Mental Health Resource Pack  

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Students & Mental Health Resource Pack Produced by - www.rethink.org/at-ease/ SHEFFIELD EARLY is severe mental illness? 1.4 Treatment and prognosis What is mental health awareness? 2.1 Introduction 2 for students with experience of mental health problems 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Pre-entry guidance for students 5

Stevenson, Mark

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78 FR 78362 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Personal; Notice of public meeting in...  

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2013-12-26

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77 FR 64549 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...advise the Secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services...

2012-10-22

171

76 FR 73689 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human...

2011-11-29

172

78 FR 30337 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...Designated Agency Safety and Health Official. Labor members generally...

2013-05-22

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77 FR 31398 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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2012-05-25

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76 FR 39902 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request...Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) and labor nominees who are...

2011-07-07

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75 FR 28659 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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2010-05-21

176

76 FR 32374 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement...advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human...

2011-06-06

177

The Educational Interaction Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this study were to identify the prevalence of shared learning in U.S. physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) education programs; determine what terminology is used for these courses; and identify perceived barriers, benefits, and challenges of the educational interactions. A survey, designed to collect information about the educational interaction between PT and OT students, was mailed

Kimberly K. Cleary; Dana M. Howell

2003-01-01

178

INTERNSHIPS AND OCCUPATIONAL SOCIALIZATION: WHAT ARE STUDENTS LEARNING?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internships provide rich environments where students can learn about their future careers by way of occupational socialization. Entering a career for the first time, however, can be a delicate matter. As active agents in their own socialization, interns have a lot at stake. So too, do the organizations and institutions of higher learning that sponsor them. Because of these interests,

Amy McManus; Andrew Hale Feinstein

2008-01-01

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Occupational Safety and Health Symposia (37th American Medical Association Congress on Occupational Health. St. Louis, Missouri, 1977).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers compiled here were presented at the fourth symposium in a series designed to provide a continuing introduction to current aspects of occupational safety and health. The papers represent eight topics: (1) special health programs, (2) degenerative disease and injury of the back, (3) job stress and work performance, (4) role of industry in…

Douglass, Bruce E.; And Others

180

Occupational health hazards of mine workers*  

PubMed Central

Mining has always been among the most hazardous of occupations, and with the increasing demand for coal and minerals safety in mines assumes even greater importance. This article describes the present situation with regard to conditions in mines, the diseases and disabilities resulting from them, and measures that can be taken to prevent or treat them. The hazards covered are: accidents, dust (including poisoning by certain ores), high temperature and humidity, noise and vibration, toxic gases, and miscellaneous other hazards. PMID:307452

Cho, K. S.; Lee, S. H.

1978-01-01

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Health Occupations. Dental Auxiliaries, Nursing, Therapy and Rehabilitation, Health Services Administration. Reprinted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1978-79 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on health occupations, this document is one in a series of forty-one reprints from the Occupational Outlook Handbook providing current information and employment projections for individual occupations and industries through 1985. The specific occupations covered in this document include dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental…

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.

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Study of Occupational Safety and Health Audit on Facilities at Ungku Omar College, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): A Preliminary Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Occupational safety and health (OSH) in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is being considered as an important program to measure employee and student welfare and well-being. During academic session, apart from attending lectures, laboratory works, tutorial and library search, majority of students spend most of their time in residential…

Ariffin, Kadir; Ahmad, Shaharuddin; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Awang, Azhan; Aziz, Azmi; Mohamad, Lukman Z.; Mamat, Samsu Adabi

2010-01-01

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76 FR 40733 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), World Trade Center Health Program...  

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...for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), World Trade Center Health Program Science/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP-STAC) Correction: This notice was published in the...

2011-07-11

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Common Intra-Cluster Competencies Needed in Selected Occupational Clusters. Health Occupations. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of competencies practiced by seventeen health occupation groups was conducted to determine the extent to which commonality existed in job activities. (The groups include accredited records technician, aide/orderly, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab technician, dietetic technician, licensed practical nurse, medical…

McClurg, Ronald B.

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Occupational health issues in marine and freshwater research  

PubMed Central

Marine and freshwater scientists are potentially exposed to a wide variety of occupational hazards. Depending on the focus of their research, risks may include animal attacks, physiological stresses, exposure to toxins and carcinogens, and dangerous environmental conditions. Many of these hazards have been investigated amongst the general population in their recreational use of the environment; however, very few studies have specifically related potential hazards to occupational exposure. For example, while the incidence of shark and crocodile attacks may invoke strong emotions and the occupational risk of working with these animals is certainly real, many more people are stung by jellyfish or bitten by snakes or dogs each year. Furthermore, a large proportion of SCUBA-related injuries and deaths are incurred by novice or uncertified divers, rather than professional divers using aquatic environments. Nonetheless, marine and freshwater research remains a potentially risky occupation, and the likelihood of death, injury and long-term health impacts still needs to be seriously considered. PMID:22429712

2012-01-01

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Occupational health and health care in Russia and Russian Arctic: 1980–2010  

PubMed Central

Background There is a paradox in Russia and its Arctic regions which reports extremely low rates of occupational diseases (ODs), far below those of other socially and economically advanced circumpolar countries. Yet, there is widespread disregard for occupational health regulations and neglect of basic occupational health services across many industrial enterprises. Study design and methods This review article presents official statistics and summarises the results of a search of peer-reviewed scientific literature published in Russia on ODs and occupational health care in Russia and the Russian Arctic, within the period 1980–2010. Results Worsening of the economic situation, layoff of workers, threat of unemployment and increased work load happened during the “wild market” industrial restructuring in 1990–2000, when the health and safety of workers were of little concern. Russian employers are not legally held accountable for neglecting safety rules and for underreporting of ODs. Almost 80% of all Russian industrial enterprises are considered dangerous or hazardous for health. Hygienic control of working conditions was minimised or excluded in the majority of enterprises, and the health status of workers remains largely unknown. There is direct evidence of general degradation of the occupational health care system in Russia. The real levels of ODs in Russia are estimated to be at least 10–100 times higher than reported by official statistics. The low official rates are the result of deliberate hiding of ODs, lack of coverage of working personnel by properly conducted medical examinations, incompetent management and the poor quality of staff, facilities and equipment. Conclusions Reform of the Russian occupational health care system is urgently needed, including the passing of strong occupational health legislation and their enforcement, the maintenance of credible health monitoring and effective health services for workers, improved training of occupational health personnel, protection of sanitary-hygienic laboratories in industrial enterprises, and support for research assessing occupational risk and the effectiveness of interventions. PMID:23519691

Dudarev, Alexey A.; Odland, Jon Øyvind

2013-01-01

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The occupational health nurse as the trusted clinician in the 21st century.  

PubMed

Occupational health nurses as trusted clinicians use their direct care skills in both on-site and off-site roles to protect human resources and contain health care costs. On-site clinics leverage the knowledge, skills, and abilities of occupational health nurses. To maximize the health of the work force, occupational health nurses use strategies aimed at improving health, engaging employees, enhancing accountability of employees, linking provider strategies, using technology creatively, and promoting healthy work environments. Occupational health nurses maintain a proactive and effective impact on occupational health and safety as part of a broader framework of holistic primary care. PMID:22496467

Burgel, Barbara J; Childre, Frances

2012-04-01

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Shaping the future: ten years of the occupational health internship program.  

PubMed

The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) was initiated in 2003 to recruit a new, diverse generation of occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals and to advance OSH within union and community-based initiatives. It retains the principles of the original OCAW/Montefiore internship program while adapting to the changed landscape of the 21st-century workplace. Case studies of OHIP projects illustrate how students have contributed to key OSH policies-to regulate silica exposure among construction workers, apply principles of green chemistry with Vietnamese nail salon workers, and integrate OSH into "green" jobs in the recycling industry. They have supported innovative campaigns with immigrant workers in contingent jobs-from taxi drivers to warehouse workers. The students, in turn, have been inspired to enter the OSH arena as professionals and worker advocates with the potential to contribute new energy to an OSH movement. PMID:23896071

Delp, Linda; Riley, Kevin; Jacobs, Sarah; Bush, Diane; Kirkland, Katherine; Denis, Ingrid; London, Matt; Harrison, Robert

2013-01-01

189

[The coffee break, beneficial for occupational health].  

PubMed

The coffee break has beneficial effects on health. A form of support for healthcare professionals and a way of bringing together the nursing team, it boosts the quality of support given to patients and their families, for the benefit of the patient's health. PMID:25619099

Mocquet, Rodolphe

2014-11-01

190

NIH POLICY MANUAL 1340 -NIH Occupational Safety and Health Management  

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in property damage and human resources due to accident, injury, or illness; and #12;Comply with Public Law 91 in the safest possible manner and report hazards, accidents, injuries and illnesses to the appropriate NIH Programs for Federal Employees 2. Public Law 91-596, Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act

Bandettini, Peter A.

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An Evaluation of an Occupational Health Advice Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The objective of this article is to identify the profile of service users of an occupational health (OH) support service and establish areas of need, and to gather client feedback on the experience of participating in the support service and perceived outcomes and the impact of the advice received. Design and Setting: We carried out…

Shearn, P.; Ford, Norma J.; Murphy, R. G.

2010-01-01

192

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains vocational education program course standards for health occupations programs in Florida. Standards are provided for a total of 71 exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary or postsecondary level. Each program courses standard consists of a curriculum framework and…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars Fall 2012 http://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/seminars/biostatistics/ Martin Ladouceur Post-doctoral fellow of Philosophy and Master of Science degree in Biostatistics in the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Volesky, Bohumil

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars  

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Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars Fall 2013 http://www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/seminars/biostatistics/ Andrew J. Vickers, PhD Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center How do we know whether a predictive model

Kambhampati, Patanjali

195

Anatomy and Physiology. Module No. IV. Health Occupations Education II.  

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This package of 31 modules on anatomy and physiology is one of six such packages containing a total of 46 modules that comprise Health Occupations Education II, the second course of a two-year course of study. Each module may contain some or all of the following components: introduction, directions, objectives, a list of learning activities,…

Day, Nancy; And Others

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Occupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety  

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to Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prior to using it. EXPOSURE CONTROLS Engineering Controls Always use/Isoflurane.pdf 2. Material Safety Data Sheet ­ Halocarbon http://www.halocarbon.com/halocarbon_media/Isoflurane_288Occupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety Risk

Machel, Hans

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Occupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety  

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the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prior to working with EtBr. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 1. Where possibleOccupational Hygiene & Chemical Safety Division Department of Environmental Health & Safety RiskG 2V2 Tel: 780.492-6888 Fax: 780.492.7790 1 | P a g e Ethidium Bromide ­ Fact Sheet Ethidium Bromide

Machel, Hans

198

Automobile Occupant Protection: An Issue for Health Educators.  

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Health educators can play a significant role in reducing public misconceptions about safety belts and child restraints. Ten articles deal with federal education efforts to promote occupant protection, safety belt education resources, and attitudes of rural areas toward restraints and loan programs. Various safety programs are described. (DF)

Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1984

1984-01-01

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Occupational health and safety promotion: Problems and solutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals would agree that having a good OSH promotion programme is a challenge, and problems can be encountered at almost every stage in the planning and delivery of the programme.The first obstacle which may be encountered is programme justification. How does one convince employers and employees of the need for OSH promotion, and does

David Koh

1995-01-01

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Cluster Matrices for Health Occupations. Education for Employment Task Lists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These cluster matrices provide duties and tasks that form the basis of instructional content for secondary, postsecondary, and adult training programs for health occupations. The eight clusters (and the job titles included in each cluster) are as follows: (1) dental assisting (dental assistant); (2) dental laboratory technology (dental laboratory…

Lathrop, Janice

201

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS  

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HEALTH INSURANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS #12;STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS · There are four (4. · Each permits enrollment of dependents. #12;THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR U.S. CITIZENS & USA PERMANENT ON SOLAR IF: ­ you have alternative insurance already in place by the add/drop date, and you want to waive

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HEALTH INSURANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS  

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HEALTH INSURANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS #12;STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS · There are four (4. · Each permits enrollment of dependents. #12;THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR U.S. CITIZENS & USA PERMANENT as you register for classes. · You must complete a WAIVER ON SOLAR IF: ­ you have alternative insurance

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Occupational health impacts: offshore crane lifts in life cycle assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background, Aim, and Scope  The identification and assessment of environmental tradeoffs is a strongpoint of life cycle assessment (LCA). A tradeoff made\\u000a in many product systems is the exchange of potential for occupational accidents with the additional use of energy and materials.\\u000a Net benefits of safety measures with respect to human health are best illustrated if the consequences avoided and health

Johan Pettersen; Edgar G. Hertwich

2008-01-01

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Occupational Analysis: Safety and Health Coordinator  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) has provided this document which includes an overview of general required competencies for safety and health coordinators in the workplace. General areas of competence such as monitoring health and physical hazards in the work environment, conducting audits and providing information are included, as well as specific tasks in each category. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

2011-03-09

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77 FR 42462 - Hawaii State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health; Proposed Modification of 18(e) Plan Approval  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice...Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S....

2012-07-19

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48 CFR 1352.271-82 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship...271-82 Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship...clause: Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Standards for...

2011-10-01

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48 CFR 1352.271-82 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship...271-82 Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship...clause: Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Standards for...

2010-10-01

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76 FR 72980 - Occupational Safety and Health State Plans; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's...  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request...S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,...

2011-11-28

209

77 FR 72998 - Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers  

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...conditions affecting cabin crewmembers on aircraft by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA...that its authority to promote the safety of civil aircraft operations included occupational safety and health for aircraft...

2012-12-07

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29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960.35 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC...occupational safety and health program under this part. The Department of Labor will furnish the...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section 1960.79 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960.19 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section 1960.80 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902.6 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATE PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 Section 1960.11 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section 1960.80 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912.5 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) ADVISORY COMMITTEES ON...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960.35 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902.6 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATE PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960.19 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.  

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...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912.5 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) ADVISORY COMMITTEES ON...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 Section 1960.11 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC...

2010-07-01

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29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section 1960.79 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM...

2011-07-01

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78 FR 21607 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Partnership Opportunity on a Research...  

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...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Partnership...Project To Evaluate the Performance of Isolation Gowns...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...to establish minimum performance requirements for...

2013-04-11

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77 FR 40622 - Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, National Institute for Occupational Safety...  

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...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (MSHRAC...on priorities in mine safety and health research...illumination, demographics survey of the mining industry...supply partnership, safety culture, occupational...

2012-07-10

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78 FR 12065 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Personal Protective Technology for...  

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...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers...effects of pesticide exposure, work safety culture, and the use and limitations...

2013-02-21

228

Advances and Current Themes in Occupational Health and Environmental Public Health Surveillance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The essential purpose of public health surveillance is to monitor important health outcomes and risk factors and provide actionable information to practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and the public to prevent or ameliorate exposure, disease, and death. Although separate 1970s-era acts of Congress made possible the creation of modern occupational health and environmental public health surveillance, these acts also led to

Jeffrey D. Shire; Gary M. Marsh; Evelyn O. Talbott; Ravi K. Sharma

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Occupational health and unemployment in India.  

PubMed

Unemployment is a serious problem in India. Rural workers have no stable and durable employment. Educated and women experience more unemployment which is a greater problem in urban than in rural areas. An unemployed takes a long time to find work and secures it at an inadequate remuneration since job seekers far outnumber the available opportunities. Unavailability of social security makes life more difficult for the unemployed. Latest figures place the number of unemployed at 37.2 million. However, the figure is disputed as no national survey to determine the extent of unemployment has been undertaken in India. The health of unemployed has not been an issue. A pilot study was undertaken to assess the effect of tuberculosis on employment in Delhi. Tuberculosis appeared to be a significant cause of unemployment and loss of income specially among unskilled workers. The health and labour ministries may formulate a strategy to promote research and focus on health protection of unemployed. PMID:10197464

Joshi, T K

1999-01-01

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Organizational Injustice as an Occupational Health Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

Content to conceive of inequity distress as a hypothetical construct instead of an intervening variable, a half century of research inspired by equity theory has paid little attention to measuring inequity distress. At the turn of the twenty?first century, however, European epidemiologists, interested in determinants of ill health, found that injustice is a source of adverse emotional reactions that put

Jerald Greenberg

2010-01-01

231

Medical Physicists and Health Physicists: Radiation Occupations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physics is the study of matter and energy and the ways in which the two interact. Some physicists use their expertise in physics to focus on radiation. These specialists, called medical physicists and health physicists, work to help people or protect the environment. Medical physicists work with physicians, assisting patients who need imaging…

LaPointe, Jeffrey

2011-01-01

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Occupational Health and Safety Issues Among Nurses in the Philippines  

PubMed Central

Nursing is a hazardous occupation in the United States, but little is known about workplace health and safety issues facing the nursing work force in the Philippines. In this article, work-related problems among a sample of nurses in the Philippines are described. Cross-sectional data were collected through a self-administered survey during the Philippine Nurses Association 2007 convention. Measures included four categories: work-related demographics, occupational injury/illness, reporting behavior, and safety concerns. Approximately 40% of nurses had experienced at least one injury or illness in the past year, and 80% had experienced back pain. Most who had an injury did not report it. The top ranking concerns were stress and overwork. Filipino nurses encounter considerable health and safety concerns that are similar to those encountered by nurses in other countries. Future research should examine the work organization factors that contribute to these concerns and strengthen policies to promote health and safety. PMID:19438081

de Castro, A. B.; Cabrera, Suzanne L.; Gee, Gilbert C.; Fujishiro, Kaori; Tagalog, Eularito A.

2009-01-01

233

Associate Dean of Student Health &  

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Associate Dean of Student Health & Wellness Cluster (Annie Ciaraldi) Director Counseling) Exec. Director Health Services (Nancy Quattrocchi) Director Parents Program (Karen Humphrey Johnson Services (Lauren Rojas) Director Campus Recreation (Peter Murray) Director Veterans Services (Janine Wert

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

234

NIOH and NIOSH basis for an occupational health standard: Chlorobenzene  

SciTech Connect

Information relevant for assessing potential adverse health effects from occupational exposure to chlorobenzene was reviewed and summarized. Topics included physical properties, chemical properties, production levels, industrial uses, occupational exposure levels, toxicokinetics, acute and chronic toxicity, organ system toxicity, immunotoxicity, allergy, genotoxicity, carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, dose/response relationships, and research needs. Studies have indicated that chlorobenzene is absorbed via respiratory and dermal routes and has resulted in headaches, dizziness, somnolence, and dyspeptic disorders in humans chronically exposed. There were no case reports or epidemiological studies available concerned with the potential carcinogenicity of chlorobenzene in humans. There was some limited evidence indicating that the compound is genotoxic and that it may induce hematopoietic toxicity at relatively moderate doses. The author concludes that the central nervous system effects and the hepatotoxic effects should be considered in setting occupational exposure limits.

Hellman, B.

1993-01-01

235

Airborne Nanostructured Particles and Occupational Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nanotechnology is leading to the development in many field, of new materials and devices in many fields that demonstrate nanostructure-dependent\\u000a properties. However, concern has been expressed that these same properties may present unique challenges to addressing potential\\u000a health impact. Airborne particles associated with engineered nanomaterials are of particular concern, as they can readily\\u000a enter the body through inhalation. Research into

Andrew D. Maynard; Eileen D. Kuempel

2005-01-01

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Attitudes to disability of Russian occupational therapy and nursing students.  

PubMed

Positive student attitudes toward disability are essential to client-centred rehabilitation. Instilling such attitudes in students enrolled in the first occupational therapy (OT) and post-diploma nursing management (NM) courses in Russia was a key objective of the curriculum development team. The team's aim was to combat the traditional Russian attitude of pity, dependence and marginalization. To this end, the introductory classes were developed and taught by teachers from the All Russia Society of Disabled (ARSD). This paper examines the attitudes to disability in Russia and compares the attitudes of three groups of students. Students in the OT and NM programmes (n = 18) in Volgograd were compared to other nursing students in the same college (n = 21) and to nursing students in a Moscow medical school (n = 20). All completed the Scale of Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons (SADP). The Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U statistics revealed that students in the OT and NM programmes had significantly more positive scores (P = 0.01) than either of the other groups. This suggests that the strategies adopted by the curriculum team were successful in developing positive attitudes in students. PMID:10826124

Packer, T L; Iwasiw, C; Theben, J; Sheveleva, P; Metrofanova, N

2000-03-01

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Occupational safety and health in India: now and the future.  

PubMed

India, a growing economy and world's largest democracy, has population exceeding 1.2 billion. Out of this huge number, 63.6% form working age group. More than 90% work in the informal economy, mainly agriculture and services. Less than 10% work in the organized sector; mainly industry, mining and some services. New service industries like Information Technology (IT), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) are increasing rapidly; so is the proportion of females in the workforce. The occupational safety and health (OSH) scenario in India is complex. Unprecedented growth and progress go hand in hand with challenges such as huge workforce in unorganized sector, availability of cheap labor, meager public spending on health, inadequate implementation of existing legislation, lack of reliable OSH data, shortage of OSH professionals, multiplicity of statutory controls, apathy of stakeholders and infrastructure problems. The national policy on OSH at workplace, adopted by the government in 2009, is yet to be implemented. Some of the major occupational risks are accidents, pneumoconiosis, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic obstructive lung diseases; pesticide poisoning and noise induced hearing loss. The three most important OSH needs are: 1. legislation to extend OSH coverage to all sectors of working life including the unorganized sector; 2. spreading the awareness about OSH among stakeholders; 3. development of OSH infrastructure and OSH professionals. Other issues include integration of occupational health with primary health care. PMID:22790480

Pingle, Shyam

2012-01-01

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Occupational health surveillance: Pulmonary function testing in emergency responders  

PubMed Central

Emergency responders may be exposed to a variety of fumes, gases, and particulates during the course of their job that can affect pulmonary function (PF) and require the use of respiratory protection. This investigation used occupational health monitoring examination data to characterize PF in a population currently employed as emergency responders. PF tests for workers who required health examinations to ensure fitness for continued respirator use were compared to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III Raw Spirometry database to determine if decreased PF was associated with employment as an emergency responder. The results of this research indicated that the emergency responders experienced a modest, but statistically significant, increase in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) mean values over the NHANES III population in both total and stratified analyses, including stratification by age, gender, height, and smoking history. Results are likely due to a combination of effectively controlled exposures in the workplace, and the healthy worker effect among long-term workers. PF testing required by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has substantial utility for conducting occupational surveillance at the population level. In this investigation, we were able to quickly evaluate if abnormal PF existed in an industrial sector known to have exposures that, when uncontrolled, can lead to PF impairment. PMID:25114428

McCluskey, James D.; Harbison, Stephen C.; Johnson, Giffe T.; Xu, Ping; Morris, Steve; Wolfson, Jay; Harbison, Raymond D.

2014-01-01

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Occupational Therapy General Information: What is Occupational Therapy? The occupational therapist is a highly specialized health care  

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, cleaning, and dressing. Occupational therapists also assist individuals with reentry into the work is not necessarily physical. In addition to assisting stroke, heart attack victims, or accident victims, occupationalOccupational Therapy General Information: What is Occupational Therapy? The occupational therapist

Walker, Lawrence R.

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Occupational safety and health aspects of voice and speech professions.  

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A well-functioning voice is an essential tool for one third of the labour force. Vocal demands vary to a great extent between the different voice and speech professions. In professions with heavy vocal loading (e.g. school and kindergarten teachers), occupational voice disorders threatening working ability are common. Vocal loading is a combination of prolonged voice use and additional loading factors (e.g. background noise, acoustics, air quality) affecting the fundamental frequency, type and loudness of phonation or the vibratory characteristics of the vocal folds as well as the external frame of the larynx. The prevention and treatment of occupational voice disorders calls for improved occupational safety and health (OSH) arrangements for voice and speech professionals. On the basis of epidemiological and acoustic-physiological research, the presence of risk to vocal health can be substantiated. From the point of view of the physical load on the vocal apparatus, loading-related physiological changes (adaptation) may play a role in the occupational risk. Environmental factors affect vocal loading changes. In teaching professions, the working environment is shared with children, who benefit from amendments of OSH legislation concerning their teachers. PMID:15258436

Vilkman, Erkki

2004-01-01

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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER FORM  

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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER FORM STUDENT DATA: (complete all requested information) Last Name the following information) Policy # OR Insurance Co. Name: Group/Cert # Phone Number and address for Claims: A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE CARD MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS WAIVER FORM: (Please list

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

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Application of the microcomputer to occupational health data management.  

PubMed

The use of the microcomputer offers a simple, inexpensive solution to the numerous problems associated with data management in an occupational health program. A system has been developed which uses commercially available data management software supplemented by optional programs tailored to the specific application. The system is capable of maintaining files of personal and area monitoring data, material toxicity and safety information, noise level data, audiograms, OSHA forms 101 and 200, and employee information relevant to the industrial hygienist's needs. The cost is less than $4000.00, which is well below that of most alternative systems. Its flexibility and economy should make this innovative use of the microcomputer an attractive method of occupational health data management. PMID:6687976

Rawls, G M; Dwiggins, G A; Feigley, C E

1983-04-01

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Proceedings from the 1998 Occupational Health Conference: Benchmarking for Excellence  

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The theme of the 1998 NASA Occupational Health Conference was "Benchmarking for Excellence." Conference participants included NASA and contractor Occupational Health professionals, as well as speakers from NASA, other Federal agencies and private companies. Addressing the Conference theme, speakers described new concepts and techniques for corporate benchmarking. They also identified practices used by NASA, other Federal agencies, and by award winning programs in private industry. A two-part Professional Development Course on workplace toxicology and indoor air quality was conducted a day before the Conference. A program manager with the International Space Station Office provided an update on station activities and an expert delivered practical advice on both oral and written communications. A keynote address on the medical aspects of space walking by a retired NASA astronaut highlighted the Conference. Discipline breakout sessions, poster presentations, and a KSC tour complemented the Conference agenda.

Hoffler, G. Wyckliffe (Editor); O'Donnell, Michele D. (Editor)

1999-01-01

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Occupational health and safety among commercial sex workers.  

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The concept of occupational health and safety (OHS) for commercial sex workers has rarely been investigated, perhaps because of the often informal nature of the workplace, the associated stigma, and the frequently illegal nature of the activity. We reviewed the literature on health, occupational risks, and safety among commercial sex workers. Cultural and local variations and commonalities were identified. Dimensions of OHS that emerged included legal and policing risks, risks associated with particular business settings such as streets and brothels, violence from clients, mental health risks and protective factors, alcohol and drug use, repetitive strain injuries, sexually transmissible infections, risks associated with particular classes of clients, issues associated with male and transgender commercial sex workers, and issues of risk reduction that in many cases are associated with lack of agency or control, stigma, and legal barriers. We further discuss the impact and potential of OHS interventions for commercial sex workers. The OHS of commercial sex workers covers a range of domains, some potentially modifiable by OHS programs and workplace safety interventions targeted at this population. We argue that commercial sex work should be considered as an occupation overdue for interventions to reduce workplace risks and enhance worker safety. PMID:21808944

Ross, Michael W; Crisp, Beth R; Månsson, Sven-Axel; Hawkes, Sarah

2012-03-01

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The 1975 Every Student Survey: Parent's Occupation, Student's Mother Tongue and Immigrant Status. Toronto Board of Education Research Service #139.  

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This is the second in a series of four reports from the 1975 Every Student Survey. Primarily, the report describes the relationships between students' language backgrounds and the occupation of the head of household. Specific relationships were also established between the language background of students and the occupations of their working…

Deosaran, Ramesh A.

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42 CFR 9.10 - Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) and biosafety requirements.  

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...Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL...10 Occupational Health and Safety Program...environmental and animal hazards. Biosafety...also provide recent testing (for example,...

2010-10-01

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Task Analysis for Health Occupations. Cluster: Nursing. Occupation: Professional Nurse (Associate Degree). Education for Employment Task Lists.  

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This document contains a task analysis for health occupations (professional nurse) in the nursing cluster. For each task listed, occupation, duty area, performance standard, steps, knowledge, attitudes, safety, equipment/supplies, source of analysis, and Illinois state goals for learning are listed. For the duty area of "providing therapeutic…

Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

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Occupational safety and health implications of increased coal utilization.  

PubMed Central

An area of major concern in considering increased coal production and utilization is the health and safety of increased numbers of workers who mine, process, or utilize coal. Hazards related to mining activities in the past have been especially serious, resulting in many mine related accidental deaths, disabling injuries, and disability and death from chronic lung disease. Underground coal mines are clearly less safe than surface mines. Over one-third of currently employed underground miners experience chronic lung disease. Other stresses include noise and extremes of heat and cold. Newly emphasized technologies of the use of diesel powered mining equipment and the use of longwall mining techniques may be associated with serious health effects. Workers at coal-fired power plants are also potentially at risk of occupational diseases. Occupational safety and health aspects of coal mining are understood well enough today to justify implementing necessary and technically feasible and available control measures to minimize potential problems associated with increased coal production and use in the future. Increased emphasis on safety and health training for inexperienced coal miners expected to enter the work force is clearly needed. The recently enacted Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 will provide impetus for increased control over hazards in coal mining. PMID:540621

Bridbord, K; Costello, J; Gamble, J; Groce, D; Hutchison, M; Jones, W; Merchant, J; Ortmeyer, C; Reger, R; Wagner, W L

1979-01-01

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Improving occupational health care for construction workers: a process evaluation  

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Background To evaluate the process of a job-specific workers’ health surveillance (WHS) in improving occupational health care for construction workers. Methods From January to July 2012 were 899 bricklayers and supervisors invited for the job-specific WHS at three locations of one occupational health service throughout the Netherlands. The intervention aimed at detecting signs of work-related health problems, reduced work capacity and/or reduced work functioning. Measurements were obtained using a recruitment record and questionnaires at baseline and follow-up. The process evaluation included the following: reach (attendance rate), intervention dose delivered (provision of written recommendations and follow-up appointments), intervention dose received (intention to follow-up on advice directly after WHS and remembrance of advice three months later), and fidelity (protocol adherence). The workers scored their increase in knowledge from 0–10 with regard to health status and work ability, their satisfaction with the intervention and the perceived (future) effect of such an intervention. Program implementation was defined as the mean score of reach, fidelity, and intervention dose delivered and received. Results Reach was 9% (77 workers participated), fidelity was 67%, the intervention dose delivered was 92 and 63%, and the intervention dose received was 68 and 49%. The total programme implementation was 58%. The increases in knowledge regarding the health status and work ability of the workers after the WHS were graded as 7.0 and 5.9, respectively. The satisfaction of the workers with the entire intervention was graded as 7.5. The perceived (future) effects on health status were graded as 6.3, and the effects on work ability were graded with a 5.2. The economic recession affected the workers as well as the occupational health service that enacted the implementation. Conclusions Programme implementation was acceptable. Low reach, limited protocol adherence and modest engagement of the workers with respect to the intervention were the most prominent aspects that influenced the intervention process. The increase in the workers’ knowledge about their health status and work ability was substantial, and the workers’ satisfaction with the intervention was good. The perceived effect of the advised preventive actions on health status was sufficient. Trial registration Netherlands Trial Register: http://NTR3012 PMID:23497119

2013-01-01

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[Comparative analysis of occupational health services practice of international companies of oil and gas industry and ILO Convention "Occupational Health Services"].  

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A comparative analysis of current work practices of occupational health services of international companies of Russian oil & gas industry and provisions of ILO Convention 161 and Recommendation 171 "Occupational Health Services" has been carried out. Proposals for improvement and harmonization of labor legislation related to this problem have been formulated. PMID:24000724

Gevorkian, É V; Spiridonov, V L; Shatokhin, A S; Ékgardt, E V; Avdokhin, A V; Iakovlev, A P

2013-01-01

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Potential Health Effects Associated with Dermal Exposure to Occupational Chemicals  

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There are a large number of workers in the United States, spanning a variety of occupational industries and sectors, who are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. Occupational skin exposures can result in numerous diseases that can adversely affect an individual’s health and capacity to perform at work. In general, there are three types of chemical–skin interactions of concern: direct skin effects, immune-mediated skin effects, and systemic effects. While hundreds of chemicals (metals, epoxy and acrylic resins, rubber additives, and chemical intermediates) present in virtually every industry have been identified to cause direct and immune-mediated effects such as contact dermatitis or urticaria, less is known about the number and types of chemicals contributing to systemic effects. In an attempt to raise awareness, skin notation assignments communicate the potential for dermal absorption; however, there is a need for standardization among agencies to communicate an accurate description of occupational hazards. Studies have suggested that exposure to complex mixtures, excessive hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, high frequency of wet work, and environmental or other factors may enhance penetration and stimulate other biological responses altering the outcomes of dermal chemical exposure. Understanding the hazards of dermal exposure is essential for the proper implementation of protective measures to ensure worker safety and health. PMID:25574139

Anderson, Stacey E; Meade, B Jean

2014-01-01

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Effects upon health of occupational exposure to microwave radiation (radar)  

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The effects of occupational experience with microwave radiation (radar) on the health of US enlisted Naval personnel were studied in cohorts of approximately 20,000 men with maximum opportunity for exposure (electronic equipment repair) and 20,000 with minimum potential for exposure (equipment operation) who served during the Korean War period. Potential exposure was assessed in terms of occupational duties, length of time in occupation and power of equipment at the time of exposure. Actual exposure to members of each cohort could not be established. Mortality by cause of death, hospitalization during military service, later hospitalization in Veterans Administration (VA) facilities, and VA disability compensation were the health indexes studied, largely through the use of automated record systems. No adverse effects were detected in these indexes that could be attributed to potential microwave radiation exposures during the period 1950-1954. Functional and behavioral changes and ill-defined conditions, such as have been reported as microwave effects, could not be investigated in this study but subgroups of the living study population can be identified for expanded follow-up.

Robinette, C.D. (National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC); Silverman, C.; Jablon, S.

1980-07-01

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Occupational Risk Factors and Asthma among Health Care Professionals  

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Rationale: Recent U.S. data suggest an increased risk of work-related asthma among health care workers, yet only a few specific determinants have been elucidated. Objectives: To evaluate associations of asthma prevalence with occupational exposures in a cross-sectional survey of health care professionals. Methods: A detailed questionnaire was mailed to a random sample (n = 5,600) of all Texas physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and occupational therapists with active licenses in 2003. Information on asthma symptoms and nonoccupational asthma risk factors obtained from the questionnaire was linked to occupational exposures derived through an industry-specific job-exposure matrix. Measurements: There were two a priori defined outcomes: (1) physician-diagnosed asthma with onset after entry into health care (“reported asthma”) and (2) “bronchial hyperresponsiveness–related symptoms,” defined through an 8-item symptom-based predictor. Main Results: Overall response rate was 66%. The final study population consisted of 862 physicians, 941 nurses, 968 occupational therapists, and 879 respiratory therapists (n = 3,650). Reported asthma was associated with medical instrument cleaning (odds ratio [OR], 2.22; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.34–3.67), general cleaning (OR, 2.02; 95% CI, 1.20–3.40), use of powdered latex gloves between 1992 and 2000 (OR, 2.17; 95% CI, 1.27–3.73), and administration of aerosolized medications (OR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.05–2.83). The risk associated with latex glove use was not apparent after 2000. Bronchial hyperresponsiveness–related symptoms were associated with general cleaning (OR, 1.63; 95% CI, 1.21–2.19), aerosolized medication administration (OR, 1.40; 95% CI, 1.06–1.84), use of adhesives on patients (OR, 1.65; 95% CI, 1.22–2.24), and exposure to a chemical spill (OR, 2.02; 95% CI, 1.28–3.21). Conclusions: The contribution of occupational exposures to asthma in health care professionals is not trivial, meriting both implementation of appropriate controls and further study. PMID:17185646

Delclos, George L.; Gimeno, David; Arif, Ahmed A.; Burau, Keith D.; Carson, Arch; Lusk, Christine; Stock, Thomas; Symanski, Elaine; Whitehead, Lawrence W.; Zock, Jan-Paul; Benavides, Fernando G.; Antó, Josep M.

2007-01-01

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The Occupational Safety of Health Professionals Working at Community and Family Health Centers  

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Background: Healthcare professionals encounter many medical risks while providing healthcare services to individuals and the community. Thus, occupational safety studies are very important in health care organizations. They involve studies performed to establish legal, technical, and medical measures that must be taken to prevent employees from sustaining physical or mental damage because of work hazards. Objectives: This study was conducted to determine if the occupational safety of health personnel at community and family health centers (CHC and FHC) has been achieved. Martials and Methods: The population of this cross-sectional study comprised 507 nurses, 199 physicians, and 237 other medical personnel working at a total of 18 family health centers (FHC) and community health centers (CHC) in Trabzon, Turkey. The sample consisted of a total of 418 nurses, 156 physicians, and 123 other medical personnel. Sampling method was not used, and the researchers tried to reach the whole population. Data were gathered with the Occupational Safety Scale (OSS) and a questionnaire regarding demographic characteristics and occupational safety. Results: According to the evaluations of all the medical personnel, the mean ± SD of total score of the OSS was 3.57 ± 0.98; of the OSS’s subscales, the mean ± SD of the health screening and registry systems was 2.76 ± 1.44, of occupational diseases and problems was 3.04 ± 1.3 and critical fields control was 3.12 ± 1.62. In addition, occupational safety was found more insufficient by nurses (F = 14.18; P < 0.001). Conclusions: All healthcare personnel, particularly nurses working in CHCs and FHCs found occupational safety to be insufficient as related to protective and supportive activities.

Ozturk, Havva; Babacan, Elif

2014-01-01

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Bilateral environmental and occupational health program with India.  

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In spite of considerable economic progress in recent years, India continues to face challenges dealing with poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease and disability. The governments of India and the United States have formed a collaborative effort to address outstanding issues in the fields of environmental and occupational health. The Joint Statement on Indo-U.S. Collaboration in Environmental and Occupational Health, which was approved by the Minister of the Indian Union of Health and Family Welfare and the Secretary of Health and Human Services of the United State in Geneva in May of 2002, formalizes the collaborative relationship and calls for the development of Implementation Guidelines. The Implementation Guidelines establish a Joint Working Group, which is responsible for identifying and implementing the collaborative projects. The collaborating organizations have identified three broad areas for collaboration: emergency preparedness and response; training, education, and technology transfer; and research. Within the three broad areas, the organizations have identified two subject areas for initiation: arsenicosis and asbestosis. Researchers and health officials in both India and the U.S. share interest in both research and interventions efforts in these subject areas. As many as 42 million people in the West Bengal area of India may be exposed to arsenic in drinking water at concentrations of health concern. Similarly, as many as 10 million industrial or mine workers in India may be exposed to asbestos or other dusts at concentrations of health concern. The first Joint Working Group meeting is scheduled for March 2003 in New Delhi and will consider these subject areas in developing collaborative projects. Other tasks being undertaken by the signatory agencies include expanding the relationship to include academic and nongovernmental organizations and obtaining funds for the various projects from governmental and nongovernmental sources. PMID:12971687

Allred, Mike; Campolucci, Sharon; Falk, Henry; Ganguly, N K; Saiyed, H N; Shah, Bela

2003-08-01

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Occupational health needs of universities: a review with an emphasis on the United Kingdom  

PubMed Central

This study describes the needs of universities in relation to planning the provision of occupational health services, by detailing their occupational hazards and risks and other relevant factors. The paper presents the results of (1) an enquiry into publicly available data relevant to occupational health in the university sector in the United Kingdom, (2) a literature review on occupational health provision in universities, and (3) selected results from a survey of university occupational health services in the UK. Although the enquiry and survey, but not the literature review, were restricted to the UK, the authors consider that the results are relevant to other countries because of the broad similarities of the university sector between countries. These three approaches showed that the university sector is large, with a notably wide range of occupational hazards, and other significant factors which must be considered in planning occupational health provision for individual universities or for the sector as a whole. PMID:16497856

Venables, K M; Allender, S

2006-01-01

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Potential occupational health hazards in the microelectronics industry.  

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The microelectronics industry is a major user of a wide variety of chemicals and other toxic materials. In the recent past semiconductor manufacturers have located in many countries and brought a new set of challenging clinical problems to occupational physicians. California, an area with a significant history in the statistical study of health and safety in the microelectronics industry, presents some evidence of potential health hazards in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The Semiconductor Industry Study done in California in 1981 explains the application of many toxic materials in the semiconductor manufacturing process, including a variety of solvents, acids, and metals such as arsenic. The Study documents the extensive use of dopant gases, primarily arsine, phosphine and diborane. Further study is necessary to assure the health and safety of microelectronics workers, particularly in the application of dopant gases. PMID:6857187

LaDou, J

1983-02-01

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Occupational health nursing practice in the United Kingdom: the European influence.  

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Legislation introduced by the European Parliament has markedly affected the practice, education, and training of occupational health nurses. New health and safety legislation requires occupational health nurses to demonstrate and prove their competence to perform certain duties. The statutory body must create, for the first time, a definition of an occupational health nurse. A special body has been established to produce standard vocational qualifications for all workers. Occupational health nurses are the first members of the nursing profession to be involved in the process. PMID:8447858

Raper, J A

1993-02-01

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Screening for coronary risk factors in occupational health practice.  

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Screening for coronary risk factors (blood cholesterol greater than 5.2 mmol/l; body mass index greater than 25; blood pressure greater than 140/90 and positive smoking history) using nurse administered voluntary health assessments was studied in occupational health practice. A high employee participation rate (80.9 per cent) was achieved with few employees declining to attend, confirming the advantages of workplace based screening. Hypercholesterolaemia, overweight and smoking were the most prevalent risk factors. Men had higher rates than women as judged by independent or concomitant risk factor rates; 56.5 per cent of men were over ideal body weight, 40 per cent of men smoked, 35.7 per cent of men had two risk factors and 2 per cent of men had four risk factors. Blood cholesterol and blood pressure were shown to increase with increasing body weight. It is suggested that body weight reduction and smoking cessation are the preferred intervention strategies in occupational health practice. PMID:1921342

Deacon, S P

1991-01-01

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Occupational health hazards in sewage and sanitary workers  

PubMed Central

An estimated 1.2 million scavengers in the country are involved in the sanitation of our surroundings. The working conditions of these sanitary workers have remained virtually unchanged for over a century. Apart from the social atrocities that these workers face, they are exposed to certain health problems by virtue of their occupation. These health hazards include exposure to harmful gases such as methane and hydrogen sulfide, cardiovascular degeneration, musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritic changes and intervertebral disc herniation, infections like hepatitis, leptospirosis and helicobacter, skin problems, respiratory system problems and altered pulmonary function parameters. This can be prevented through engineering, medical and legislative measures. While the engineering measures will help in protecting against exposures, the medical measures will help in early detection of the effects of these exposures. This can be partly achieved by developing an effective occupational health service for this group of workers. Also, regular awareness programs should be conducted to impart education regarding safer work procedures and use of personal protective devices. PMID:20040968

Tiwari, Rajnarayan R.

2008-01-01

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Assessing the reproductive health of men with occupational exposures.  

PubMed

The earliest report linking environmental (occupational) exposure to adverse human male reproductive effects dates back to1775 when an English physician, Percival Pott, reported a high incidence of scrotal cancer in chimney sweeps. This observation led to safety regulations in the form of bathing requirements for these workers. The fact that male-mediated reproductive harm in humans may be a result of toxicant exposures did not become firmly established until relatively recently, when Lancranjan studied lead-exposed workers in Romania in 1975, and later in 1977, when Whorton examined the effects of dibromochloropropane (DBCP) on male workers in California. Since these discoveries, several additional human reproductive toxicants have been identified through the convergence of laboratory and observational findings. Many research gaps remain, as the pool of potential human exposures with undetermined effects on male reproduction is vast. This review provides an overview of methods used to study the effects of exposures on male reproduction and their reproductive health, with a primary emphasis on the implementation and interpretation of human studies. Emphasis will be on occupational exposures, although much of the information is also useful in assessing environmental studies, occupational exposures are usually much higher and better defined. PMID:24369130

Schrader, Steven M; Marlow, Katherine L

2014-01-01

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Assessing the reproductive health of men with occupational exposures  

PubMed Central

The earliest report linking environmental (occupational) exposure to adverse human male reproductive effects dates back to1775 when an English physician, Percival Pott, reported a high incidence of scrotal cancer in chimney sweeps. This observation led to safety regulations in the form of bathing requirements for these workers. The fact that male-mediated reproductive harm in humans may be a result of toxicant exposures did not become firmly established until relatively recently, when Lancranjan studied lead-exposed workers in Romania in 1975, and later in 1977, when Whorton examined the effects of dibromochloropropane (DBCP) on male workers in California. Since these discoveries, several additional human reproductive toxicants have been identified through the convergence of laboratory and observational findings. Many research gaps remain, as the pool of potential human exposures with undetermined effects on male reproduction is vast. This review provides an overview of methods used to study the effects of exposures on male reproduction and their reproductive health, with a primary emphasis on the implementation and interpretation of human studies. Emphasis will be on occupational exposures, although much of the information is also useful in assessing environmental studies, occupational exposures are usually much higher and better defined. PMID:24369130

Schrader, Steven M; Marlow, Katherine L

2014-01-01

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Occupational and environmental health hazards in the plastics industry.  

PubMed Central

A brief description of the potential occupational health hazards encountered in the manufacture of plastics (polymers) is given. In general, these hazards are due to the monomers used to make the various plastics, to unreacted monomer contained within the finished products, and to the fillers, stabilizers, pigments, inhibitors, and initiators used in fabricating the finished products. They run the gamut from angiosarcomas of the liver due to vinyl chloride, to dermatitis and asthma-like reactions due to the initiators used with epoxy resins. PMID:140799

Eckardt, R E

1976-01-01

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Perceptions of Occupational Prestige: Differences between African American and White College Students  

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The present study examined perceptions of occupational prestige among university students. One hundred and twenty-four African American and 174 White students rated the prestige levels of 36 occupations evenly sampled from the six RIASEC types and three levels of prestige. Results indicated that there was a significant difference in perception of…

Walker, Terrance L.; Tracey, Terence J. G.

2012-01-01

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Occupational Preparation: Inspection and Quality Control. Student's Manual. The Manufacturing Cluster.  

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This manual is written as a direct followup to the "Exploring Occupation in Manufacturing Student Manual," the purpose of which was to (1) promote an understanding of manufacturing industry; (2) acquaint students with structures of the many careers, occupations, and jobs contained within manufacturing enterprise; (3) explore selected career fields…

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Rutherford, NJ.

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A Study of Supervised Occupational Experience Programs of Iowa Vocational Agriculture Students.  

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This report reviews activities of a research project having the following objectives: identify selected personal characteristics of Iowa vocational agriculture students; determine how important students thought their vocational agriculture supervised occupation experience (SOE) was in developing occupational abilities; and determine how important…

Williams, David L.

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Structuring Opportunity: The Role of School Context in Shaping High School Students' Occupational Aspirations  

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This study explores the occupational aspirations of high school students planning to attend college by drawing on a multilayered model of college enrollment, social cognitive career theory, and multiple descriptive case studies of 15 high schools. Students' occupational aspirations and their understanding of the education required to achieve these…

Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Perna, Laura W.; Swan, Amy K.

2011-01-01

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Sentinel Health Events (occupational): a basis for physician recognition and public health surveillance.  

PubMed Central

A Sentinel Health Event (SHE) is a preventable disease, disability, or untimely death whose occurrence serves as a warning signal that the quality of preventive and/or therapeutic medical care may need to be improved. A SHE (Occupational) is a disease, disability, or untimely death which is occupationally related and whose occurrence may: 1) provide the impetus for epidemiologic or industrial hygiene studies; or 2) serve as a warning signal that materials substitution, engineering control, personal protection, or medical care may be required. The present SHE(O) list encompasses 50 disease conditions that are linked to the workplace. Only those conditions are included for which objective documentation of an associated agent, industry, and occupation exists in the scientific literature. The list will serve as a framework for developing a national system for occupational health surveillance that may be applied at the state and local level, and as a guide for practicing physicians caring for patients with occupational illnesses. We expect to update the list periodically to accommodate new occupational disease events which meet the criteria for inclusion. PMID:6881402

Rutstein, D D; Mullan, R J; Frazier, T M; Halperin, W E; Melius, J M; Sestito, J P

1983-01-01

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Global health ethics for students.  

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As a result of increased interest in global health, more and more medical students and trainees from the 'developed world' are working and studying in the 'developing world'. However, while opportunities to do this important work increase, there has been insufficient development of ethical guidelines for students. It is often assumed that ethics training in developed world situations is applicable to health experiences globally. However, fundamental differences in both clinical and research settings necessitate an alternative paradigm of analysis. This article is intended for teachers who are responsible for preparing students prior to such experiences. A review of major ethical issues is presented, how they pertain to students, and a framework is outlined to help guide students in their work. PMID:19302567

Pinto, Andrew D; Upshur, Ross E G

2009-04-01

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An empirical analysis of the effectiveness of occupational health and safety management systems in SMEs  

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This article analyses the effectiveness of occupational health and safety (OHS) management in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In particular, we (1) provide an overview of the implementation of occupational risk preventive activities in a sample of SMEs; (2) characterize alternative approaches of OHS management systems; (3) assess the effectiveness of the identified OHS systems in occupational safety outcomes; and

Pablo Arocena; Imanol Núñez

2010-01-01

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National Occupational Health Survey of mining: Mercury report  

SciTech Connect

The report presented data collected by the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining for the mercury commodity. One mine was surveyed for the data collection. Four chemicals were found on the mine property for which the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has published exposure regulations. Three chemicals were found which have no NIOSH recommendations or MSHA exposure limits set. Forty-two trade named products were identified to which the workers were potentially exposed. Potential exposures to noise were also noted. Working conditions suggested musculoskeletal problems could develop involving the forearm/arm/shoulder, finger/hand, and wrist. Two welding processes were noted, arc welding and oxyfuel gas cutting. Estimated annual usage data was provided for chemical substances, both generic and tradenames.

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1986-12-24

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76 FR 7767 - Student Health Insurance Coverage  

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...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144 and...CMS-9981-P] RIN 0950-AA20 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...that would establish rules for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

2011-02-11

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Web Sites Related to Environmental and Occupational Health Web Sites Related to Environmental and Occupational Health  

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of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov US Dept of Interior http://www.doi.gov/ US Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/ USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services http://www.fns.usda

de Lijser, Peter

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COUNSELLING STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

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HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH SLEEP YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH! DID YOU health! Students that get A's and B's go to bed earlier and wake up earlier than those with lower grades sleepy ­ and do it away from your bed and bedroom. #12;HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICESSTUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH

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Epistemic and ontological cognition of entering and postdidactic occupational therapy students.  

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Beliefs about knowledge and knowing, also called epistemic and ontological cognition (EOC), are associated with many aspects of learning and achievement; no published studies have described the EOC of occupational therapy students. This study compares and contrasts occupational therapy students' EOC at entry and on completion of didactic coursework. Twenty-one incoming and 33 postdidactic students completed the Epistemic Beliefs Inventory and the modified Four-Quadrant Scale and provided explanations for their self-ratings. Results indicate that the postdidactic students held more sophisticated stances toward occupational therapy-specific knowledge. The entering students demonstrated dogmatist and skeptic perspectives, with minimal evidence of a rationalist view of knowledge, whereas the postdidactic students showed evidence of primarily skeptic stances, with the emergence of rationalist views. Implications for occupational therapy theory, education, and research are discussed. PMID:25397935

Mitchell, Anita Witt

2014-01-01

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Emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and occupational therapy students' fieldwork performance.  

PubMed

This study explored the relationship of emotional intelligence level and self-efficacy to fieldwork performance for occupational therapy students. Occupational therapy students (n = 199) from 36 occupational therapy programs in the United States completed the two surveys, the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test and the Student Confidence Questionnaire, during their professional Level 2 fieldwork placements. The surveys were compared to the Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the Occupational Therapy Student completed by the fieldwork educators. Results showed that degree of emotional intelligence, having a choice in the fieldwork setting, and having professional experience in a related setting were positively correlated to Fieldwork Performance scores. Students' self-efficacy was not related to Fieldwork Performance scores. This suggests fostering students' emotional intelligence and capacity for accurate skill appraisal supports fieldwork success. PMID:23855607

Andonian, Lynne

2013-07-01

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Occupational stress among staff nurses: Controlling the risk to health  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Nursing has been identified as an occupation that has high levels of stress. Job stress brought about hazardous impacts not only on nurses’ health but also on their abilities to cope with job demands. Objectives: This study aimed at finding out the degree of work-related stress among the staff nurses and various determinants, which have a impact on it. Materials and Methods: Institutional-based cross-sectional study conducted on GNM qualified nurses. Predesigned and pre-tested questionnaire covering their sociodemographic variables in part I and professional life stress scale by David Fontana in part II. Analysis used was Chi-square test and logistic regression for various factors. Results: Risk for professional stress due to poor and satisfactory doctor's attitude was found about 3 and 4 times more than with excellent attitude of doctors toward the staff nurses. A statistically significant association (P < 0.024) between department of posting and level of stress. Nurses reported that they had no time for rest, of whom 42% were suffering from moderate-to-severe stress. The nurses who felt that the job was not tiring were found to be less stressed as those who perceived job as tiring (OR = 0.43). Conclusion: The main nurses’ occupational stressors were poor doctor's attitude, posting in busy departments (emergency/ICU), inadequate pay, too much work, and so on. Thus, hospital managers should initiate strategies to reduce the amount of occupational stress and should provide more support to the nurses to deal with the stress.

Sharma, Parul; Davey, Anuradha; Davey, Sanjeev; Shukla, Arvind; Shrivastava, Kajal; Bansal, Rahul

2014-01-01

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Medical Student Mental Health Services  

PubMed Central

Medical school is a stressful and challenging time in the academic career of physicians. Because of the psychological pressure inherent to this process, all medical schools should have easily accessible medical student mental health services. Some schools of medicine provide these services through departments of psychiatry or other associated training programs. Since this stressful lifestyle often continues through residency training and life as a physician, this is a critical period in which to develop and utilize functional and effective coping strategies. When psychiatrists provide the mental health treatment to medical students, it is important to consider transference and countertransference issues, over intellectualization, and instances of strong idealization and identification. PMID:19724734

Roman, Brenda

2009-01-01

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Occupational health nursing research. An overview from January 1990 to December 1999.  

PubMed

Occupational health nursing research contributes to the scientific knowledge base, shapes practice guidelines, lends credibility to the profession, and ultimately benefits worker health and work settings. This descriptive study reviewed occupational health nursing research published from January 1990 through December 1999 in the AAOHN Journal. A single investigator reviewed all articles published during the 10 year period to determine if they qualified for inclusion by applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria. During the 10 year period, a total of 577 articles were published in the AAOHN Journal (the official journal of the American Association for Occupational Health Nurses) with 146 (25.3%) considered to be reports of research. Cumulatively, 261 RNs were authors of the research articles. Of the 146 research articles, 88% addressed the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) priorities, 60% addressed the 1989 AAOHN priorities, and 65% addressed the 2000 AAOHN priorities. Occupational health nursing research is performed primarily by graduate and postgraduate level nurses working either alone or with nurse co-investigators. The occupational health nursing research articles addressed NORA priorities often. However, the outcomes focused priorities of AAOHN were addressed less often. Much has been accomplished in the field of occupational health nursing research and more remains to be performed to ensure a strong research base for occupational health nursing practice. PMID:12141094

Smith, Pegeen S; Lusk, Sally L

2002-07-01

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Demonstrating the economic value of occupational health services.  

PubMed

Many large companies operate some form of occupational health service (OHS). More companies now require specific evaluative information to justify the continued provision of an in-house OHS. This is in the face of increased pressure to control costs, combined with an awareness that the service itself can induce activity (supplier-induced demand) and could be substituted with health care provided or even funded outside the company. The lack of routinely collected data and the conceptual difficulty in defining and measuring the outcomes of an OHS provide challenges for economic evaluation. A purely human capital approach, where people are valued by their wage rates, is likely to be insufficient, since OHSs have multiple objectives. These objectives include fulfilling statutory obligations, contributing to the creation of a culture of partnership, reduction of potential costs to the company (sickness benefit, production loss, poor performance, litigation, insurance) and providing a suitable environment for the cost-effective reduction of the social and health service costs of illness at work. Evidence is needed to quantify some of these arguments and demonstrate to decision makers the value generated by OHSs. The aim of this paper is to consider the practicality of different economic evaluation methodologies, specifically cost models, contingent valuation (willingness-to-pay) and development of OHS-specific outcome measures. In considering different approaches, we present the results of our research in two UK companies. PMID:12488519

Miller, P; Rossiter, P; Nuttall, D

2002-12-01

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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

E-print Network

offers general medical care, comprehensive women's health care, laboratory, x-ray, physical therapy2014 The Habif Health and Wellness Center Student Health Services 314-935-6666 shs.wustl.edu Parent's Guide The Habif Health and Wellness Center #12;Welcome to Student Health Services! This guide has been

Subramanian, Venkat

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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

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offers general medical care, comprehensive women's health care, laboratory, x-ray, a pharmacy, allergy2014 The Habif Health and Wellness Center Student Health Services 314-935-6666 shs.wustl.edu Parent's Guide The Habif Health and Wellness Center #12;Welcome to Student Health Services! This guide has been

Subramanian, Venkat

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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

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offers general medical care, comprehensive women's health care, laboratory, x-ray, physical therapy2012 The Habif Health and Wellness Center Student Health Services 314-935-6666 shs.wustl.edu Parent's Guide The Habif Health and Wellness Center #12;Welcome to Student Health Services! This guide has been

Subramanian, Venkat

284

COUNSELLING STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

E-print Network

HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH STRUGGLING & JUGGLING? FIND BALANCE! Finding physical, emotional, family and community health. SIGNS THAT YOU'RE BALANCED: You're healthy. You have're not getting enough sleep to feel rested (NCHA, 2004). #12;HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH

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Occupational safety and health: progress toward the 1990 objectives for the nation.  

PubMed Central

Occupational safety and health is 1 of 15 areas addressed in the Public Health Service's Objectives for the Nation. This area represents 104 million working men and women and the deaths, diseases, and injuries that result from exposures to hazards in their work environment. Characteristics of public health practice are compared with characteristics of occupational safety and health practice. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, is discussed. NIOSH has developed a list of 10 leading work-related diseases and injuries. The list is headed by occupational lung diseases. Twenty Objectives for the Nation in the area of occupational safety and health are reviewed, and the status of NIOSH efforts toward their attainment is discussed. Five categories of objectives are covered: (a) improved health status, (b) reduced risk factors, (c) improved public and professional awareness, (d) improved service and protection, and (e) improved surveillance and evaluation. The potential for achieving these objectives is discussed, with special attention given to the lack of a data base for monitoring progress. A major conclusion is that surveillance in occupational safety and health needs to be strengthened. PMID:6310668

Millar, J D; Myers, M L

1983-01-01

286

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Plastics Manufacturing and Assembling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on plastics manufacturing and assembling is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed…

Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

287

The Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of College Students Majoring in Jazz Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to investigate the occupational aspirations and occupational expectations of college students majoring in jazz studies in the United States. Participants included the population of jazz studies majors (N = 211) at a large mid-southern university known for its prestigious and internationally recognized jazz program. A…

Devroop, Karendra

2012-01-01

288

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Personal Services, Housekeeping Oriented.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide on housekeeping oriented personal services is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handicapped, or special needs occupational education student. The guide begins with six behavior clusters that contain a series of forty-two instructional topics designed to…

Nassau County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Westbury, NY.

289

Development and evaluation of the use of the Internet as an educational tool in occupational and environmental health and medicine.  

PubMed

The Internet, and specifically the World Wide Web (WWW), has an important role as a method of learning in occupational and environmental health and medicine. This paper provides a systematic overview of the demands and merits of this approach to learning in a range of higher education courses in these disciplines. Drawing on a relevant theoretical framework for understanding how students learn, it describes the design and evaluation of specific resources developed for students to learn using the WWW. The occupational and environmental health or medicine components of two undergraduate degree courses and of two postgraduate courses were reviewed to determine what learning objectives would be achievable by adapting extant conventional material, or by developing new teaching and learning resources for the WWW. Depending on the objectives, various learning resource formats were developed including descriptive, interactive (such as case study or data-based), reference and self-assessment. One WWW based tutorial consisting of an interactive resource with defined objectives, linked to constantly updated, in-house information and external links, was chosen as a representative for detailed evaluation. Process evaluation was based on student feedback, and outcome evaluation on group reports submitted on completion of the tutorial. Twelve of the 13 students who completed the tutorial returned the feedback questionnaire. All but one student rated it as 'good' or 'very good', with the majority of students reporting that it was easy to follow. Open-ended comments suggested that students valued the flexibility, timeliness, efficiency and breadth of access to relevant information offered by the WWW. The outcome evaluation showed that all the main learning objectives had been achieved. This work indicates that the WWW can be a valuable learning resource for occupational and environmental health and medicine. PMID:9876418

Agius, R M; Bagnall, G

1998-07-01

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Managing occupational risk in creative practice: a new perspective for occupational health and safety.  

PubMed

There has been little recognition of the fact that creative production operates in a somewhat different environment and timeframe to that associated with traditional industries. This has resulted in the application of an orthodox, generic or ``one size fits all'' framework of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) systems across all industries. With the rapid growth of ``creative industry,'' certain challenges arise from the application of this "generic" strategy, mainly because the systems currently employed may not be entirely suitable for creative practice. Some OHS practitioners suggest that the current OHS paradigm is failing. This paper questions the appropriateness of applying a twentieth century OHS model in the present industrial context, and considers what framework will best provide for the well-being of creative workers and their enterprise in the twenty-first century. The paper questions the notion of "Risk" and the paradox associated with "Risk Management," particularly in the context of the creative process. Clearly, risk taking contributes to creative enterprise and effective risk management should accommodate both risk minimization and risk exploitation. PMID:23298424

Oughton, Nicholas

2013-01-01

291

A Study of Certain Characteristics of Students and Graduates of Occupation-Centered Curricula. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personality, interest, and ability variables differentiated among California junior college students enrolled in occupation-centered curricula. Analytical techniques used were Stepwise Discriminant Analysis and Multivariate Analysis of Variance. Hawaiian students were differentiated on interest measures; Idaho students, on interest and personality…

Stewart, Lawrence H.

292

Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Teacher Self-Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This assessment instrument is intended to assist teachers in evaluating the relevance of the competencies included in the health occupations education curriculum they are teaching and in assessing their own continuing education needs. The profile lists the competencies required of persons working at the following sites: hospital departments…

Walters, Norma J.

293

Fungal contamination in swine: a potential occupational health threat.  

PubMed

Poor air quality in a pig-confinement building may potentially place farmers at higher health risk than other workers for exposure to airborne pollutants that may reach infectious levels. The aim of this study was to assess worker exposure to fungi in indoor environments in Portuguese swine buildings. Air samples from 7 swine farms were collected at a flow rate of 140 L/min, at 1 m height, onto malt extract agar supplemented with chloramphenicol (MEA). Surfaces samples of the same indoor sites were obtained by swabbing the surfaces. Samples from the floor covering were also collected from four of seven swine farms. All collected samples were incubated at 27°C for 5-7 days. After lab processing and incubation of obtained samples, quantitative colony-forming units (CFU)/m(3), CFU/cm(2), and CFU/g and qualitative results were determined with identification of isolated fungal species. Aspergillus versicolor was the most frequent species found in air (21%), followed by Scopulariopsis brevicaulis (17%) and Penicillium sp. (14%). Aspergillus versicolor was also the most frequent species noted on surfaces (26.6%), followed by Cladosporium sp. (22.4%) and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis (17.5%). Chrysosporium was the most frequently found genera in the new floor covering (38.5%), while Mucor was the most prevalent genera (25.1%) in used floor covering. Our findings corroborate a potential occupational health threat due to fungi exposure and suggest the need for a preventive strategy. PMID:23514069

Viegas, C; Carolino, E; Sabino, R; Viegas, S; Veríssimo, C

2013-01-01

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THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE  

E-print Network

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER FORM STUDENT DATA: (Complete all.) Health coverage is provided under: Policy # Insurance Co. Name Certificate # Phone Number and address have read the information describing the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the University

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

295

Student Mental Health: Reframing the "Problem"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author contends that to understand the concern over student mental health, one must first consider what students are reporting about themselves. Students with mental health issues are intellectually capable; rising numbers of accepted students with diagnosed psychological conditions confirm this. However, many conditions…

Bertram, Margaret

2010-01-01

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Demonstrating the cost effectiveness of an expert occupational and environmental health nurse: application of AAOHN's success tools. American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.  

PubMed

According to DiBenedetto, "Occupational health nurses enhance and maximize the health, safety, and productivity of the domestic and global work force" (1999b). This project clearly defined the multiple roles and activities provided by an occupational and environmental health nurse and assistant, supported by a part time contract occupational health nurse. A well defined estimate of the personnel costs for each of these roles is helpful both in demonstrating current value and in future strategic planning for this department. The model highlighted both successes and a business cost savings opportunity for integrated disability management. The AAOHN's Success Tools (1998) were invaluable in launching the development of this cost effectiveness model. The three methods were selected from several tools of varying complexities offered. Collecting available data to develop these metrics required internal consultation with finance, human resources, and risk management, as well as communication with external health, safety, and environmental providers in the community. Benchmarks, surveys, and performance indicators can be found readily in the literature and online. The primary motivation for occupational and environmental health nurses to develop cost effectiveness analyses is to demonstrate the value and worth of their programs and services. However, it can be equally important to identify which services are not cost effective so knowledge and skills may be used in ways that continue to provide value to employers (AAOHN, 1996). As evidence based health care challenges the occupational health community to demonstrate business rationale and financial return on investment, occupational and environmental health nurses must meet that challenge if they are to define their preferred future (DiBenedetto, 2000). PMID:11806494

Morris, J A; Smith, P S

2001-12-01

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Changing the conversation--the occupational health nurse's role in integrated HS3.  

PubMed

Occupational health nurses have the skills and knowledge to provide a holistic perspective in advancing their company's triple bottom line, healthy people, healthy planet, and healthy profits. The HS3 model provides a road map for integrating health, safety, sustainability, and stewardship, all of which directly impact every company's triple bottom line. Occupational health nurses can use the HS3 model to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk and injuries, protect the natural environment, and improve resource alignment. Occupational health nurses have a unique opportunity to demonstrate the value they bring to their employers using synergistic HS3 planning that cost-effectively links work injury management, health promotion, environmental protection, safety training and surveillance, and regulatory compliance. Implementing the HS3 model requires occupational health nurses to be innovators who can change the conversation. PMID:19639861

Weiss, Marjorie D

2009-07-01

298

Brookhaven National Laboratory/ Photon Sciences Subject: Frequently Asked Questions about Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001)  

E-print Network

Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001) Number: PS-ESH-0060 Revision: 2 Effective: 6 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001) Background: Everyone benefits from having a safe of accomplishing this objective. Question 1 - What is an Occupational Safety and Health Management System

Homes, Christopher C.

299

The Impact of Wireless Keypads in an Interprofessional Education Context with Health Science Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to identify if wireless keypads could facilitate interprofessional interaction among undergraduate paramedic, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, health science, social work and midwifery students. Secondary research aims included the examination of students' perceptions of interprofessional education and how…

Williams, Brett; Lewis, Belinda; Boyle, Malcolm; Brown, Ted

2011-01-01

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Getting Down to Business: Health Spa, Module 16. [Student Module]. Entrepreneurship Training Components.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on owning and operating a health spa is one of 36 in a series on entrepreneurship. The introduction tells the student what topics will be covered and suggests other modules to read in related occupations. Each unit includes student goals, a case study, and a discussion of the unit subject matter. Learning activities are divided into…

Wolman, Jean

301

Health Educator Believability and College Student Self-Rated Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To evaluate the self-rated health (SRH) status among college students who reported receiving the majority of their health-related information from health educators. Participants: Students (n = 49,921) who completed the 2006 National College Health Association survey. Methods: Bivariate associations between SRH and the believability of…

Zullig, Keith J.; Reger-Nash, Bill; Valois, Robert F.

2012-01-01

302

The Occupational Health of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to provide a framework for a research agenda on migrant and seasonal farmworker health and to serve as a resource for all those concerned with farmworker health, this report examines farmworker health data gathered within the past 10-15 years. The document contains the following material: (1) an overview of the major occupational health

Wilk, Valerie A.

303

Guidelines for Health Services for Migrant Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a standard by which California migrant education health staff can plan, implement, and evaluate a health program for students in grades K-12. Following sections which describe current state legislation, the need for health services, and California's objectives and activities regarding health services for migrant students

Strazicich, Mirko, Ed.

304

counselling students.sFu.ca/health  

E-print Network

health and counselling services students.sFu.ca/health how to help a Friend with eating and Body making rules, promises, or expectations that you cannot or will not uphold. For * * * * #12;health and counselling services students.sFu.ca/health example, "I promise not to tell anyone." Or, "If you do this one

305

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE  

E-print Network

, health and wellness at the population level, and global public health. This program prepares studentsUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE 2011-2012 Your Education. Your Direction. Your World. BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES: SARGENT COLLEGE DEPARTMENT

Guenther, Frank

306

GRADUATE STUDENT Department of Health Informatics and  

E-print Network

1 GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK Department of Health Informatics and Information Management College.............................................................................. 4 In order to meet the minimum qualification for the Master's in Health Informatics, all applicants ................................................................................................................. 14 Department of Health Informatics and Information Management

Selmic, Sandra

307

COUNSELLING STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

E-print Network

HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH IF SO...HERE ARE THREE EASY STEPS TO BETTER BACK HEALTH: · Strip down your burden · Strap in at the waist · Share the load between both shoulders

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Prototype Input and Output Data Elements for the Occupational Health and Safety Information System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to implement a NASA-wide computerized information system for occupational health and safety. The system is necessary to administer the occupational health and safety programs and to meet the legal and regulatory reporting, recordkeeping, and surveillance requirements. Some of the potential data elements that NASA will require as input and output for the new occupational health and safety information system are illustrated. The data elements are shown on sample forms that have been compiled from various sources, including NASA Centers and industry.

Whyte, A. A.

1980-01-01

309

Ergonomics and occupational safety and health: an ILO perspective.  

PubMed

The ILO has a mandate to protect workers against sickness, diseases and injuries due to workplace hazards and risks including ergonomic and work organization risk factors. One of the main functions for the ILO is to develop international standards related to labour and work. ILO standards have exerted considerable influence on the laws and regulations of member States. The ILO standards take the form of international Conventions and Recommendations. ILO Conventions and Recommendations relevant to protection of workers against ergonomic risk factors at the workplace include Convention No. 127 and Recommendation No.128 which specify the international requirements concerning the manual transport of a load. To help member States in applying the ILO standards, the ILO produces practical guides and training manuals on ergonomics at work and collects and analyses national practices and laws on ergonomics at the workplace. The ILO also conducts technical cooperation activities in many countries on ergonomics to support and strengthen the capacities of its tripartite constituents in dealing with workplace ergonomic and work organization risks. The ILO's technical cooperation activities give priorities on the promotion of voluntary, participatory and action-oriented actions to improve working conditions and work organizations of the small and medium sized enterprises. This paper reviews ILO's policies and activities on ergonomics in relation to occupational safety and health and prescribes ILO's considerations for its future work on ergonomics. PMID:20347066

Niu, Shengli

2010-10-01

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Abstract--Airborne pollution and explosive gases threaten human health and occupational safety, therefore generating high  

E-print Network

Abstract--Airborne pollution and explosive gases threaten human health and occupational safety and a thumb-drive sized prototype system. I. INTRODUCTION xposure to air pollution consistently ranks among to occupational safety as energy demands rise. Airborne pollutants and explosive gases vary in both time and space

Mason, Andrew

311

My Daughter Wants to Be a Nurse: Occupational Stereotyping in Health Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of the illustrations in elementary and secondary education textbooks reveals that: (1) Males dominate occupations illustrated in contemporary health textbooks; and (2) females are generally portrayed as assistants (nurses, technicians, dental hygienists) to males in higher-level roles or in occupations with low levels of power,…

Holcomb, Carol Ann

1981-01-01

312

A survey of burnout among Australian mental health occupational therapists and social workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: This study investigated the extent to which occupational therapists and social workers employed in Australian mental health settings are affected by burnout. Method: Questionnaires were sent to occupational therapists and social workers who had indicated that they were interested in participating in the study. An overall response rate of 76.6% (n = 304) was achieved. The outcome measure was

Chris Lloyd; Robert King

2004-01-01

313

The Significant Contribution of Student Health Services to Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, put together by the Director of Santa Barbara City College Student Health Service, discusses how in the 108 community colleges in California the student health centers are in danger as administrators ponder budget cuts. To clarify the gravity of the situation, the report focuses on the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Student

Broderick, Susan

314

Student Delivery of Health Services to Students: A Longitudinal Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student health aide programs for college students have been instrumental in nutrition improvement, medication compliance, general preventive medicine, and in aiding in the mental health delivery system. In this study, headaches and upper respiratory infections constituted a significant percentage of the total visits to the health aide. (JN)

Martin, Gary L.; And Others

1981-01-01

315

Supervision of Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Students: Impact on and Predictors of Clinician Productivity.  

PubMed

This study aimed to determine whether a difference in productivity exists between clinicians supervising and not supervising a Level II occupational therapy student and whether factors including clinician years of experience, practice setting, and clinician productivity without a student could predict clinician productivity while supervising a student. We used paired-sample t tests to examine clinician productivity with and without a student in 109 clinician-student encounters and regression analysis to determine factors predictive of clinician productivity with a student. Results indicated no difference in clinician productivity with or without a student. Clinician years of experience, practice area, and productivity without a student were significant predictors of clinician productivity while supervising a student. Study results contradict the belief that supervising Level II fieldwork students lowers clinicians' productivity. Findings suggest that practice area and productivity without a student are important factors influencing the productivity of clinicians supervising a fieldwork student. PMID:25553749

Ozelie, Rebecca; Janow, Janet; Kreutz, Corinne; Mulry, Mary Kate; Penkala, Ashley

2015-01-01

316

48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair. 1371.113 Section 1371.113 Federal...DEPARTMENT SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS ACQUISITIONS INVOLVING SHIP CONSTRUCTION AND SHIP REPAIR Provisions and Clauses 1371.113...

2014-10-01

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48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair. 1371.113 Section 1371.113 Federal...DEPARTMENT SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS ACQUISITIONS INVOLVING SHIP CONSTRUCTION AND SHIP REPAIR Provisions and Clauses 1371.113...

2013-10-01

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48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair. 1371.113 Section 1371.113 Federal...DEPARTMENT SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS ACQUISITIONS INVOLVING SHIP CONSTRUCTION AND SHIP REPAIR Provisions and Clauses 1371.113...

2012-10-01

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THE USE OF VISUAL AND CHEMOSENSORY EVOKED POTENTIALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH  

EPA Science Inventory

The application of visual (VEP) and chemosensory evoked potentials (CSEP) in occupational and environmental health is briefly reviewed. EPs have been used extensively in experimental neurotoxicology and play an increasing role in human neurotoxicity testing. he similarity of VEP ...

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Concentrated swine feeding operations and public health: a review of occupational and community health effects.  

PubMed Central

Recent industry changes in swine-management practices have resulted in a growing controversy surrounding the environmental and public health effects of modern swine production. The numerous wastes produced by intensive swine production not only pose a significant challenge to effective environmental management but also are associated with decreased air quality in confinement houses, potentially transferable antimicrobial resistance patterns, and several infectious agents that can be pathogenic to humans. Published studies have documented a variety of contaminants, microbial agents, and health effects in those occupationally exposed to swine, and these have provided the groundwork for an increasing body of research to evaluate possible community health effects. Nonetheless, several factors limit our ability to define and quantify the potential role of intensive swine-rearing facilities in occupational and community health. Our incomplete understanding and ability to detect specific exposures; the complicated nature of disease etiology; pathogenesis; and surveillance; and the inherent difficulties associated with study design all contribute to the inadequate level of knowledge that currently prevails. However; an evaluation of the published literature; and a recognition of the elements that may be compromising these studies; provides the foundation from which future studies may develop. PMID:10964788

Cole, D; Todd, L; Wing, S

2000-01-01

321

Differences of Work Values between Groups of Students Categorized on the Basis of Parental Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Work values of groups of Maryland high school seniors were measured using the Maryland work Value Inventory, to find if students from different backgrounds would have different work values. It was found that categorizing students on the basis of how they classified their parents' occupations did produce different work value profiles. (MF)

Mietus, Walter S.

1979-01-01

322

Impact of Occupational Socialization on the Perspectives and Practices of Sport Pedagogy Doctoral Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of occupational socialization on the perspectives and practices of sport pedagogy doctoral students in terms of physical education (PE) teaching and physical education teacher education (PETE). Participants were 12 students. Data were collected through formal and informal interviews,…

Lee, Hong-Min; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.

2011-01-01

323

An Assessment of Future Educational and Occupational Plans for Brevard Community College Technical Program Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum studies the future educational and/or occupational plans of 223 technical program students enrolled in Brevard Community College (BCC) during the Fall 1973 term in order to suggest adjustments in college procedures to facilitate student transition to continued college or to their chosen professions. The characteristics of technical…

Whitehead, Everett

324

The Flexible Learning Needs and Preferences of Regional Occupational Therapy Students In Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to explore the flexible learning needs and preferences of occupational therapy students from a regional Australian university. Participants ("n"?=?170) were surveyed using a quantitative survey tool. Findings were analysed using SPSS to determine significant differences between variable attributes of the student cohort. The survey…

Zeldenryk, Lynne; Bradey, Scott

2013-01-01

325

Competency Exams for Food Production-Related Occupations. Student and Instructor Manuals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 20 competency-based examinations with student and instructor manuals for food production-related occupations. For each of the examinations, the student manual contains the following: the competency, the performance objective, directions, the materials and equipment needed, a space to note time started and time finished, and…

Southworth, Julie; Kammerer, William R.

326

Competency Exams for Electronics/Instrumentation Occupations. Student and Instructor Manuals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 20 competency-based examinations with student and instructor manuals for electronics and instrumentation occupations. For each of the examinations, the student manual contains the following: the competency, the performance objective, directions, the materials and equipment needed, a space to note time started and time…

Matson, James; Stokes, Tad

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Time Management. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of time management. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help students obtain basic…

Johnson, Diane E.

328

Spelling for the Office. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of spelling for the office. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help students refine…

Johnson, Diane E.

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Sources to Use When Seeking Employment. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of seeking employment. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help students become…

Johnson, Diane E.

330

Introduction to Filing. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of filing. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help students become familiar with…

Zukowski, James J.

331

Changing Land Use: Peachtree Street, Atlanta. A Case Study in Sequent Occupance [And] Student Work Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A social studies unit and student workbook explore the historical geography of the area of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia. The unit deals with sequent occupance, a type of historical geography in which students study the same area, the changes in culture, and the changing land use in the area during certain time periods. For each period,…

Laws, Kevin

332

Enabling Meaningful Learning through Web-Based Instruction with Occupational Therapy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the design of a Web-based tutorial for Activity Analysis offered within an undergraduate course of occupational therapy and how its design features influenced meaningful learning from the students' perspective. This tutorial, using a case-based format, offers a learner-directed approach to students and the application of…

Perlman, Cynthia; Weston, Cynthia; Gisel, Erika

2010-01-01

333

SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND LEVELS OF ATTAINMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE OCCUPATION-CENTERED EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A STUDY OF 1,000 STUDENTS WHO ENTERED SIX PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES IN FALL 1959 WAS DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN TERMINAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE EMPHASIS WAS ON SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND. OF THE 319 STUDENTS WHO SPENT SOME TIME IN OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS, (1) MOST ENROLLED IN SUCH PROGRAMS DIRECTLY FOLLOWING HIGH…

HAKANSON, JOHN W.

334

Comparison of on-campus and hybrid student outcomes in occupational therapy doctoral education.  

PubMed

We compared the graduate outcomes of doctoral students in a traditional on-campus occupational therapy program with those in a hybrid program. Participants were 81 students from an on-campus program and 13 students from a hybrid program. Graduate outcomes were measured with student grade-point average (GPA) at the end of each academic year, cumulative GPA, Fieldwork Performance Exam, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) practice exam scores, and final NBCOT pass rate. Consistent with previous research, our results revealed no significant differences on most outcome variables, suggesting that hybrid programs are an effective delivery model for postsecondary higher education. These findings may provide guidance to occupational therapy programs in curriculum design, content delivery, and program refinement and development. Replication of this study is needed with a larger sample and inclusion of qualitative data. Future studies should compare the affective domain of graduate outcomes in on-campus and online or hybrid programs. PMID:25397939

Mu, Keli; Coppard, Brenda M; Bracciano, Al G; Bradberry, J Chris

2014-01-01

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UCSC Student Health Services Student Health Insurance Office 1156 High Street Phone: (831) 459-2389  

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in all types of recreational or amateur sports? Yes / No **To find out if your health insurance planUCSC Student Health Services Student Health Insurance Office 1156 High Street Phone: (831) 459 ACCEPTANCE/DENIAL PAGE. The Student Health Insurance Office will not accept waivers past the posted deadlines

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Health & Counseling Services for students in Yakima Student health & wellness fee  

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Health & Counseling Services for students in Yakima Student health & wellness fee All WSU students, the university requires payment of the fee. Health and Wellness Services receives no funding from the university tests although all are available at Central Washington Family Medicine Health & Wellness Services

Collins, Gary S.

337

The Occupational Health of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in the United States. Report Summary. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The estimated three million United States migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families suffer from a variety of occupational hazards and ailments exacerbated by limited, or nonexistent, health care services. Although existing migrant and seasonal farmworker health data is incomplete, general statements can be made about the health risks…

National Rural Health Care Association, Kansas City, MO.

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National Health Occupations Education Curriculum Conference. Conference Proceedings (Des Moines, Iowa, October 8-10, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 16 speeches and small group presentations given at a conference that focused on the needs for health care in the future. The following papers are included: "Cost Containment" (Thomas D. Hatch); "Educational Issues for Tomorrow's Health Occupations--Advanced Technology" (Rex Montgomery); "Mental Health Curricula Content in…

Richards, Beverly, Ed.

339

Animal Care and Use Occupational Health Program 1.0 Regulatory Authority  

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Animal Care and Use Occupational Health Program 1.0 Regulatory Authority California Code in laboratory animal facilities or have substantial animal contact. The National Institute of Health (NIH) Public Health Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (September 1986) and 9 Code of Federal

de Lijser, Peter

340

STAFF GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH  

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STAFF GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH DIFFICULTIES MARCH 2007 #12;1 1. INTRODUCTION This document seeks to give basic advice to staff who may encounter students with mental health difficulties and guidance mechanisms in respect of mental health. These guidelines do not give detailed medical advice

Guo, Zaoyang

341

Everyday Health Communication Experiences of College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors examined college students' day-to-day health communication experiences. Participants: A convenience sample of 109 midwestern university students participated in the study. Methods: The participants completed health communication diaries for 2 weeks, generating 2,185 records. Frequent health topics included nutrition and…

Baxter, Leslie; Egbert, Nichole; Ho, Evelyn

2008-01-01

342

The State of Occupational Safety and Health in the European Union - Pilot Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work offers a snapshot of the first steps in developing a system to monitor health and safety in the European Union. The fifteen member countries of the EU wrote reports on the state of occupational safety and health (OSH), and these reports have been consolidated into one. The report offers five major chapters, including "Data Sources and Methodology," "Major Findings," The Working Environment," and "Occupational Safety and Health Outcomes." The report may be downloaded in its entirety (1.7 MB) or by chapter. An excellent 60-page summary is available, as are of the fifteen national reports.

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Global Climate Change and Environmental Health: Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the conference was to bring together a diverse group of occupational and environmental health experts to address the potential effects of climate change and ozone depletion on the current and future incidence of disease, heat stress, food and water supplies, and air pollution; to discuss initial strategies for improving R&D, global health surveillance systems, disease prevention, medical and public health community education, international cooperation, and public outreach; to address this international occupational and environmental health problem; and to explore international challenges and opportunities for collaborative projects in addressing these potential effects.

Kovats, Sari; Patz, Jonathan A.; Dobbins, Dennis

1998-01-01

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Comparison of AIHA ISO 9001Based Occupational Health and Safety Management System Guidance Document with a Manufacturer's Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous manufacturing and service organizations have integrated or are considering integration of their respective occupational health and safety management and audit systems into the International Organization for Standardization-based (ISO) audit-driven Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000) or Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000) models. Companies considering one of these options will likely need to identify and evaluate several key factors before embarking

D. T. Dyjack; S. P. Levine; J. L. Holtshouser; M. A. Schork

1998-01-01

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STUDENT HEALTH IMMUNIZATION CLEARANCE FORM Name: ______________________________ School: ____________________  

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STUDENT HEALTH IMMUNIZATION CLEARANCE FORM Name: ______________________________ School: ____/____/____ Titer: ____/____/____ Immune Non-Immune Date: ____/____/____ Disease: ____/____/____ Mumps Date: ____/____/____ Titer: ____/____/____ Immune Non-Immune Date: ____/____/____ Disease: ____/____/____ Rubella Date

Weber, David J.

346

Evaluation research in occupational health services: general principles and a systematic review of empirical studies  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: To study the nature and extent of evaluation research in occupational health services (OHSs). METHODS: Literature review of evaluation research in OHSs. On the basis of a conceptual model of OHS evaluation, empirical studies are categorised into aspects of input, process, output, outcome, and OHS core activities. RESULTS: Many methods to evaluate OHSs or OHS activities exist, depending on the objective and object of evaluation. The amount of empirical studies on evaluation of OHSs or OHS activities that met the non-restrictive inclusion criteria, was remarkably limited. Most of the 52 studies were more descriptive than evaluative. The methodological quality of most studies was not high. A differentiated picture of the evidence of effectiveness of OHSs arises. Occupational health consultations and occupational rehabilitation are hardly studied despite much time spent on the consultation by occupational physicians in most countries. The lack of effectiveness and efficiency of the pre-employment examination should lead to its abandonment as a means of selection of personnel by OHSs. Periodic health monitoring or surveillance, and education on occupational health hazards can be carried out with reasonable process quality. Identification and evaluation of occupational health hazards by a workplace survey can be done with a high output quality, which, however, does not guarantee a favourable outcome. CONCLUSIONS: Although rigorous study designs are not always applicable or feasible in daily practice, much more effort should be directed at the scientific evaluation of OHSs and OHS instruments. To develop evidence-based occupational health care the quality of evaluation studies should be improved. In particular, process and outcome of consultation and rehabilitation activities of occupational physicians need to be studied more.   PMID:10474531

Hulshof, C. T.; Verbeek, J. H.; van Dijk, F. J.; van der Weide, W. E.; Braam, I. T.

1999-01-01

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Experiences of occupational therapy students in the first fieldwork education: a qualitative study  

PubMed Central

Background: Fieldwork education is a core part of all occupational therapy curriculums around the world to enable the students meet minimum competencies required for their professional life. Student experience is a valuable source to explore the nature of fieldwork training and plan more efficient curriculums in the future. This study aimed to explore the students' experiences in the first fieldwork education. Methods: Data were collected through a focus group and series of semi-structured interviews with 16 occupational therapy students who had passed the first semester of fieldwork education at three occupational therapy departments in Iran. The interviews were transcribed line by line and analyzed according to inductive content analysis. Results: Following the analysis of the data, three main themes were identified including the importance of supervisors’ management, deficits in the current curriculum and challenges in the educational environment. Each theme included different categories to show students’ concerns and challenges in the first fieldwork education experience and their suggestions for more efficient trainings. Conclusion: The research argues that several combined key factors determine the nature and utility of occupational therapy (OT) fieldwork experiences of the students. However, further studies are needed to clarify the experiences of the supervisors, department managers and others involved in the fieldwork education.

Rezaee, Mehdi; Rassafiani, Mehdi; Khankeh, Hamidreza; Hosseini, Mohammad Ali

2014-01-01

348

Mental Health Resources on UAA Campus Student Health and  

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Mental Health Resources on UAA Campus Student Health and Counseling Center Psychological Services Health Education YES YES YES Mental Health Screening Events YES NO YES Situational Crisis Management YES Counseling YES YES YES Children and Adolescent Counseling NO YES NO Medication Management YES NO NO Mental

Duddleston, Khrys

349

CUNY Graduate Center Student Health Insurance  

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1 CUNY Graduate Center Student Health Insurance and Selected Resources: A Guide The material within, recommend, or otherwise favor any given health insurance plan or health resource option over another. Questions about health insurance or the contents of this guide should be addressed to Elise Perram (eperram

Dennehy, John

350

GW Health Sciences Programs Student Services Office  

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1 _________________________ GW Health Sciences Programs Student Services Office hsp@gwu.edu (202) 994-4241 Health Sciences Programs 2012-13 The School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare health sciences professionals for roles

Vertes, Akos

351

counselling students.sFu.ca/health  

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health and counselling services students.sFu.ca/health ten steps to Positive Body image one list help you think about new ways of looking more healthfully and happily at yourself and your body about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and #12;health

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Promoting health and safety virtually: key recommendations for occupational health nurses.  

PubMed

Nurses' use of the Internet and social media has surfaced as a critical concern requiring further exploration and consideration by all health care organizations and nursing associations. In an attempt to support this need, the American Nurses Association (2011) published six principles of social networking that offered guidance and direction for nurses. In addition, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2011) published a nurse's guide to using social media. Surfing the Internet and using social media for professional and personal needs is extremely common among nurses. What is concerning is when nurses do not separate their professional and personal presence in the virtual world. This article presents an Institutional Review Board-approved pilot survey that explored nurses' use of social media personally and professionally and offers recommendations specifically directed to the occupational health nurse. PMID:25000549

Wolf, Debra M; Anton, Bonnie B; Wenskovitch, John

2014-07-01

353

Occupational Exposure to HIV Among Health Care Providers: A Qualitative Study in Yunnan, China  

PubMed Central

With the HIV/AIDS epidemic spreading, health care providers (HCPs) in China are facing a growing risk of occupational exposure to and infection with HIV. There is a need to describe occupational exposure cases and compliance with postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) guidelines among HCPs. Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 33 HCPs in Yunnan Province, China. Information about occupational exposures the HCPs and their co-workers experienced was collected and analyzed using ATLAS.ti. Most occupational exposure accidents happened during emergencies, when HCPs did not have time to consider self-protection. Exposure to HIV caused exposed HCPs severe adverse psychological pressure, such as stress and anxiety. Compliance with PEP guidelines among participants was poor; barriers to better compliance were identified. This study underscored the importance of institutional support in promoting compliance with PEP guidelines among exposed providers. Further training and emphasis on universal precautions and PEP guidelines may reduce the risk of occupational infections. PMID:17641135

Lin, Chunqing; Li, Li; Wu, Zunyou; Wu, Sheng; Jia, Manhong

2009-01-01

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STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER Student Health Center  

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or mental health services and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Please check below for items information _______release ______do not release Drug/alcohol diagnosis, treatment, referral _______release HEALTH INFORMATION (For purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations) It may take 5

Hemmers, Oliver

355

Medical students and e-Health.  

PubMed

The term eHealth is widely used in both scientific literature and in everyday life. There are many activities related to eHealth both globally and in Europe. In Croatia, eHealth is a priority area of the eCroatia programme. There is no doubt that eHealth is the environment where present and prospective medical students will work after leaving medical schools. In order to find out what medical students think eHealth is and which information about eHealth reach them, we started this project with second year medical students in academic year 2010/2011. At the very beginning of medical informatics course, students were asked to write an essay with the title "eHealth" based on their existing knowledge and experiences on this topic. Till now 147 written contributions were analyzed. We performed lexicometric analysis and correspondence analysis using French software Dtm-Vic for textual analysis. Very modest vocabulary and choice of words imply that students have little personal experience and knowledge about eHealth. Students who had medical secondary school education described eHealth differently, probably because they encounter some of eHealth applications while attending lectures in health care institutions. PMID:22874383

Hercigonja-Szekeres, Mira; Ilakovac, Vesna; Soli?, Krešimir

2012-01-01

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[The EVREST plan: establishing an observatory through an occupational health questionnaire].  

PubMed

The constant evolution of working conditions requires occupational health and exposure indicators in order to highlight problems at the collective level with the aim of carrying out research to explore and find equally collective solutions. The monitoring system Evrest is an observatory via questionnaire. Using a prevention lens, its aim is the dynamic study of different aspects of the work and health of wage earners, based on quantitative indicators developed from data gathered during the occupational health medical examinations. After its use for several years in a large industrial corporation and a test phase in the Nord-Pas de Calais region by voluntary occupational health teams, this monitoring system is being expanded and applied to other French regions. PMID:18773829

Leroyer, Ariane; Molinié, Anne-Françoise; Buisset, Claude; Archambault, Corinne; Volkoff, Serge

2008-01-01

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[Alice Hamilton (1869-1970): a pioneer of occupational medicine and public health].  

PubMed

Dr. Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) was the mother of occupational health a pioneer in public health in the United States. She worked as a doctor in Hull House, the first settlement house, and she was an advocate of the birth-control movement. She led pioneering studies of occupational head, mercury, carbon monoxide poisoning and many other chemical intoxications of workers. She was an assistant professor of industrial medicine at the Harvard Medical School (1919-1935). During the years 1924-1930 she worked for the Health Organization of the League of Nations. From 1943 she acted as a vice-president of the American Health Association. Alice Hamilton was an expert in the field of occupational lead poisoning. PMID:10438256

Kowalska, M; Steplewski, Z

1999-01-01

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NIOH and NIOSH basis for an occupational health standard. Acrylamide: A review of the literature  

SciTech Connect

Information on acrylamide (79061) was reviewed as a basis for the development of an occupational health standard. Topics included: chemical properties, physical properties, production levels, uses, the potential for occupational exposure, occupational exposure limits, toxicology, methods for monitoring exposures, and adverse health effects from exposure. Acrylamide is a raw material used in the manufacture of polyacrylamides. It is an odorless, white, crystalline solid. The potential for occupational exposure to acrylamide exists in acrylamide manufacturing and processing, grouting operations, and research and analytical laboratories. The monomeric form has been found to be toxic, but tests have shown the polyacrylamide products to be generally nontoxic. Possible hazards include neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, and harmful effects to the reproductive system. Studies have confirmed that exposure to acrylamide can cause cancer and reproductive disorders in animals. However, epidemiological data are not available to confirm these findings in human workers.

Molak, V.

1991-01-01

359

FOREST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION LOGGING STANDARD  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established safety and health regulations for the logging industry. These new regulations move beyond the prior OSHA pulpwood harvesting standard by including sawtimber harvesting operations. Because logging is a major tool used by forest managers to meet silvicultural goals, managers must be aware of what the OSHA standard would mean to them.

John R. Myers; David Elton Fosbroke

360

75 FR 44967 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of employees from the Downey Facility in Los Angeles County, California, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. On July 13, 2010, the Secretary of HHS designated the following class of employees as an addition to the...

2010-07-30

361

Occupational Safety and Health Aspects of Voice and Speech Professions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A well-functioning voice is an essential tool for one third of the labour force. Vocal demands vary to a great extent between the different voice and speech professions. In professions with heavy vocal loading (e.g. school and kindergarten teachers), occupational voice disorders threatening working ability are common. Vocal loading is a combination of prolonged voice use and additional loading factors

Erkki Vilkman

2004-01-01

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Counseling the Chronically Health Impaired Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of counselors in working with chronically health impaired students is examined, and illustrations of the Chronic Health Impaired/Sickle Cell Anemia Program in Baltimore (MD) are presented. The importance of setting goals with the student is underlined, as is the necessity for counselors to have proper flexibility and time to devote to…

Dale, Brian, Comp.; And Others

363

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE  

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Health Insurance Waiver Request FALL 2012 students MUST have uninterrupted insurance while at the University of Tennessee. Failure to have the University of Tennessee requirements. Waivers are approved on a semester-by-semester basis. Therefore

Dai, Pengcheng

364

The student health collaboration: an innovative approach to enhancing communication and improving student health.  

PubMed

Students, families, school staff and school nurses all benefit from successful community partnerships. School nurses requested improved communication with local clinicians and access to the health information of their students. School nurses were not routinely recognized as part of the care team and therefore were not able to access protected health information found in the medical record, which would improve health outcomes for their students. With a goal of improving student health outcomes, a local pediatric health care delivery system partnered with school nurses to share student health information. School nurses were included as part of the health care team, with access to electronic health records. This is an innovative coordinated care team approach with parents, nurses, and community clinicians able to communicate, plan, intervene, and evaluate student health. PMID:25272411

Guilday, Patricia

2014-09-01

365

The Roles of Occupational Knowledge and Vocational Self-Concept Crystallization in Students' School-to-Work Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined predictors of college students' school-to-work transition difficulty, level of occupational knowledge, and crystallization of vocational self-concept. Occupational knowledge predicted whether students received at least one job offer before graduation and the total number of offers. Self-concept crystallization predicted at least one…

Taylor, M. Susan

1985-01-01

366

Role of students in global health delivery.  

PubMed

What role do students have in global health activities? On one hand, students have much to offer, including innovative ideas, fresh knowledge and perspective, and inspiring energy. At the same time, students lack technical credentials and may drain resources from host communities. Here, we examine the dynamic, contemporary roles of students in global health activities, including health delivery. We focus on 3 themes that guide engagement: (1) fostering an enabling policy environment (eg, toward greater health equity); (2) understanding and working within the local context and governments' needs; and (3) leading bidirectional partnerships. We next study the implications of short-term exposure and long-term engagement programs. We conclude with 4 recommendations on how to better equip students to engage in the next frontier of global health education and future action. PMID:21598264

Finch, Thomas H; Chae, Sae-Rom; Shafaee, Maryam N; Siegel, Karen R; Ali, Mohammed K; Tomei, Rachelle; Panjabi, Rajesh; Kishore, Sandeep P

2011-01-01

367

Health impact of climate change on occupational health and productivity in Thailand  

PubMed Central

Background The rise in global temperature is well documented. Changes in temperature lead to increases in heat exposure, which may impact health ranging from mild heat rashes to deadly heat stroke. Heat exposure can also aggravate several chronic diseases including cardiovascular and respiratory disease. Objective This study examined the relationship between climate condition and health status and productivity in two main categories of the occupational setting – where one setting involves heat generated from the industry and the other with heat in a natural setting. Design This cross-sectional study included four industrial sites (pottery industry, power plant, knife industry, and construction site) and one agricultural site in the Pathumthani and Ayutthaya provinces. Exposure data were comprised of meteorological data and heat exposure including relative humidity (RH) measured by Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) monitor. Heat index was calculated to measure the effects of heat exposure on the study population, which consisted of 21 workers at five worksites; a questionnaire was also used to collect data on workers. Results Among the five workplaces, the outdoor WBGT was found to be highest at 34.6°C during 12:00 and 1:00 PM at the agricultural site. It was found that four out of five study sites had heat indices in the ‘extreme caution,’ where heat cramp and exhaustion may be possible and one site showed a value of 41°C that falls into the category of ‘danger,’ where sunstroke and heat exhaustion are likely and prolonged exposure may lead to heatstroke. Productivity as perceived by the workers revealed that only the construction and pottery industry workers had a loss of productivity ranged from 10 to 60 %. Conclusions Climate conditions in Thailand potentially affect both the health and productivity in occupational settings. PMID:21160553

Langkulsen, Uma; Vichit-Vadakan, Nuntavarn; Taptagaporn, Sasitorn

2010-01-01

368

Community Health Nursing Student Experience in Nicaragua  

Microsoft Academic Search

International clinical experiences can provide excellent opportunities for nursing students to practice community health nursing, enhance their global perspective, and increase their cultural awareness of vulnerable populations. Selected students from the Georgetown University nursing program spent part of their winter intercession in Nicaragua, working with a vulnerable population in an impoverished community. Students cared for families, worked in clinics, conducted

Rita L. Ailinger; Suzanne B. Molloy; Elida Ramirez Sacasa

2009-01-01

369

INSTRUCTIONS TO WAIVE THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE  

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INSTRUCTIONS TO WAIVE THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE Rochester Institute of Technology requires all international students to maintain medical insurance that provides coverage in the United States and meets (Student Insurance Plan) based on their active registration status during the fall/winter and spring

Zanibbi, Richard

370

Perceptions Among Occupational and Physical Therapy Students of a Nontraditional Methodology for Teaching Kaboratory Gross Anatomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a pilot study designed to assess the perceptions of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) students regarding the use of computer-assisted pedagogy and prosection-oriented communications in the gross anatomy lab. The goal was to evaluate if student perceptions changed through the use of these techniques. In addtion, the article focuses on the changes in learning as a result of the use of these methods.

2011-03-01

371

A description of an occupational therapy program for students with disabilities who attend a community college.  

PubMed

An occupational therapy program for community college students who are disabled is described. The non-traditional program utilizes physical and psycho-social assessments to assist in treatment planning. Student role fulfillment is the central goal of treatment. The organizational context, the population served, and the assessment and therapy process are discussed. The description is designed to aid those who seek to develop community-based, treatment programs. PMID:23944700

Burnett-Beaulieu, S

1984-01-01

372

Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of El Paso High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to make a comprehensive survey of the educational and occupational aspirations and expectations of high school sophomores and seniors in the El Paso and Ysleta school districts (El Paso, Texas). Group-administered questionnaires were used to obtain the information from the 590 randomly sampled students (5% of the…

Venegas, Moises

373

Making Decisions and Setting Priorities. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of making decisions and setting priorities. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help…

Johnson, Diane E.

374

Preparing and Distributing Notices for Meetings. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of preparing and distributing notices for meetings. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is…

Johnson, Diane E.

375

Handling Office Callers and Appointments. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of handling office callers and appointments. Modules for other competency areas are available separately (see note). The purpose stated for the module…

Zukowski, James J.

376

Business Telephone Etiquette. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of business telephone etiquette. Modules for other competency areas are available separately (see note). The purpose stated for the module is to help…

Johnson, Diane E.

377

Handling Incoming and Outgoing Mail. Office Occupations. Audiovisual Package. Instructor's Guide. Student Activity Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide and student activity packet (together with a slide/tape presentation not available here) comprise a module for the postsecondary office occupations education competency area of handling incoming and outgoing mail. Modules for other competency areas are available separately. The purpose stated for the module is to help…

Johnson, Diane E.

378

Parental and School Effects on Students' Occupational Exploration: A Longitudinal and Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines school and parental influences on adolescents' occupational exploration. Analyses of data from 859 6th, 8th, and 10th graders attending high- and lower-track high schools in the German federal state of Thuringia suggested more extensive exploration among students closer to the school-to-work transition. Besides cross-sectional…

Noack, Peter; Kracke, Barbel; Gniewosz, Burkhard; Dietrich, Julia

2010-01-01

379

A Study of Factors Associated with the Vocational Development of High School Agricultural Occupations Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among the most crucial problems facing young people today are decisions in the process of vocational development. This study was designed to determine if there are differences in certain aspects of vocational development among the groups of high school agriculture students who plan to enter on-farm agricultural occupations, those who plan to enter…

Byler, Bennie L.; Hemp, Paul E.

380

Office Occupations--General Clerical, Receptionist. Kit No. 65. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Learning Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructor's manual and student activity guide on the general clerical worker/receptionist are provided in this set of prevocational education materials which focuses on the vocational area of office occupations. (This set of materials is one of ninety-two prevocational education sets arranged around a cluster of seven vocational offerings:…

Conner, Connie

381

Expanding Horizons: A Program for Students Entering Nontraditional Technical Occupations. PY95 Final Detailed Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Expanding Horizons Project at Austin Community College successfully achieved its goals for Project Year 1994-95. During the year, the project accomplished the following: raised public awareness of the need to overcome gender bias, promoted career opportunities in nontraditional technical occupations to more than 1,200 prospective students,…

Austin Community Coll., TX.

382

Health and Wellness @ U.Va. Department of Student Health  

E-print Network

.Va. · Dangerous alcohol consumption is declining · Negative health consequences are decreasing Wellness Fair 2008 · Alcohol or Substance Abuse · Eating Issues & Body Image Concerns · Relationship difficulties Health and Wellness @ U.Va. Department of Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services

Acton, Scott

383

College Health Professionals and Academic Librarians: Collaboration for Student Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College health professionals must find new ways of educating students on finding and evaluating consumer health information, specifically in the online environment. Librarians are trained as information professionals; however, librarians at general academic libraries are not taking a lead role in providing consumer health information. Objective:…

Hallyburton, Ann; Kolenbrander, Nancy; Robertson, Carolyn

2008-01-01

384

REPORT OF THE PROVOSTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH  

E-print Network

REPORT OF THE PROVOSTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH October 2014 The University of Toronto Student Mental Health Strategy and Framework #12;Report of the Provostial Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary

Prodiæ, Aleksandar

385

42 CFR 57.205 - Health professions student loan funds.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...the school only for: (i) Health professions student loans to...incurred in the collection of health professions student loans...compared with projected levels of expenditures and collections exceeds...incurred in the collection of health professions student...

2014-10-01

386

Improving occupational safety and health among Mexican immigrant workers: a binational collaboration.  

PubMed

Latino immigrants are 50% more likely than all workers in the United States to experience a fatal injury at work. Occupational safety and health (OSH) organizations often find that the approaches and networks they successfully use to promote OSH among U.S.-born workers are ineffective at reaching Latino immigrants. This article describes the collaboration between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) to promote OSH among Mexican immigrant workers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs operates 50 consulates throughout the U.S. that provide four million discrete service contacts with Mexican citizens annually. The focus of this ongoing collaboration is to develop the internal capacity of Mexican institutions to promote OSH among Mexican immigrants while simultaneously developing NIOSH's internal capacity to create effective and sustainable initiatives to better document and reduce occupational health disparities for Mexican immigrants in the U.S. PMID:24179277

Flynn, Michael A; Check, Pietra; Eggerth, Donald E; Tonda, Josana

2013-11-01

387

The injured and diseased farmer: occupational health, embodiment and technologies of harm and care.  

PubMed

Occupational health in agriculture is a significant public health issue in industrialised agricultural nations. This article reports on 26 in-depth interviews with farmers throughout New Zealand. Farmers are exposed to a range of technologies which place them at risk of injury and disease and/or prevent injury and disease. In this article these technologies are respectively conceptualised as technologies of harm and technologies of care. Despite being vulnerable to high rates of injury, fatality and occupationally related diseases the uptake of technologies of care amongst farmers in New Zealand is poor. The analysis draws on body theory to explore the meaning attached to injury and disease and to examine the socio-cultural field of agriculture. It is argued that the key features of subjective embodiment and social, cultural and symbolic capital can undermine the uptake of technologies of care, ensuring poor occupational health outcomes on New Zealand farms. PMID:21883292

Lovelock, Kirsten

2012-05-01

388

Economic development and occupational health in Latin America: new directions for public health in less developed countries.  

PubMed Central

Occupational Health is increasingly recognized as an area of importance in Latin American public health. In the agricultural sector of the region, the concentration of arable land into large holdings devoted to the production of export crops has resulted in the formation of a large migrant work force and greatly increased use of pesticides. The manufacturing sector of Latin America has grown rapidly in size and importance. Throughout the continent, increasing numbers of workers are employed in high-hazard industrial jobs. Limited studies of occupational disease in agriculture, mining, and manufacturing suggest that there is a high prevalence of work-related illness in the populations at risk. Trade unions are generally weak, and the high rate of unemployment and underemployment render occupational health a low priority for many workers. Engineering controls and personal protective equipment are unknown or inadequate in many industries, and there is a shortage of trained occupational health professionals in the region. Steps are being taken by many Latin American governments to begin to address this problem. Needed are: increased worker and professional training; a uniform set of exposure standards; control of multinational marketing and usage of hazardous substances; the development of technical equipment appropriate for local use and increased research on occupational exposure in populations in less developed countries. Images p538-a p539-a PMID:3985242

Michaels, D; Barrera, C; Gacharná, M G

1985-01-01

389

Health and Wellness Guide for Students Introduction  

E-print Network

Health and Wellness Guide for Students #12;Introduction What is Wellness? Wellness is an active life. Many factors can influence your health and well-being, in fact there are 7 different, interacting dimensions of health and wellness. The 7 dimensions are: Physical Wellness ­ Taking care of your body

390

Student Health Services at Orchard Ridge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a synoptic review of student health services at the community college level while giving a more detailed description of the nature of health services at Orchard Ridge, a campus of Oakland Community College. The present College Health Service program provides for a part-time (24 hrs./wk.) nurse at Orchard Ridge. A variety of…

Nichols, Don D.

391

Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Industries and Occupations  

MedlinePLUS

... and Health Indoor Environmental Quality Indoor Firing Ranges Mining Nail Technicians' Health and Workplace Exposure Control Nanotechnology ... Emergency Preparedness & Response Publications and Products NIOSH Programs Data & Statistics About NIOSH Grants & Funding Training & Workforce Development ...

392

Plastics (Environmental Health Student Portal)  

MedlinePLUS

... how exposure occurs, and associated health effects. Plastics - Danger Where We Least Expect It? (PDF, 700.14 ... Harvard School of Public Health) - Information on the dangers of plastic: public health threats, regulations, solutions, and ...

393

Climatic stress in coalmining in Germany: occupational health aspects.  

PubMed

Coalmining in Germany is performed in depths as low as 1400 m. Owing to an average thermal gradient of 30 m/K the work underground is burdened by heat stress to which occupational medicine must pay special attention. Therefore heat stress standards and mining safety regulations have been set up not only for coal production but also for mine rescue activities. This specific situation of heat burdened work in the coal mining industry in Germany is discussed under the specific aspects of German coalmining regulations (Klima-Bergverordnung und Plan für das Grubenrettungswesen). PMID:7875119

Piekarski, C

1995-01-01

394

Graduate Student Handbook For The Master of Public Health Program  

E-print Network

Graduate Student Handbook For The Master of Public Health Program Loyola University Chicago Health/25/2014 Page ii Graduate Student Handbook Welcome to Loyola University Chicago's Master of Public Health.................................................................. 3 Public Health Policy And Management Track Description ......................................... 6

395

[Specialization of physicians of the Industrial Health Care System in occupational medicine].  

PubMed

One of the principal issues concerning the analysis of industrial health care functioning is the problem of the practitioners' qualifications, including specialization. In the present paper the authors focus their attention on specializations of practitioners employed in regional Industrial Health Care Complexes. The analysis refers to two groups of problems concerning: a) those practitioners who are specialists in occupational health, and b) those who are going to obtain such specialization. The authors refer to the personnel of the industrial health care as a whole and pay special attention to those who are employed in the districts where seats of Industrial Health Care Complexes are located. PMID:2630887

Bry?a, M; Rydlewska, I; Smole?, M; Kubica, R

1989-01-01

396

Interprofessional education on a training ward for older people: students' conceptions of nurses, occupational therapists and social workers.  

PubMed

Collaboration between professionals in health and social care is essential to meet the needs of the patient. The collaboration is dependent on knowledge and understanding of each other's roles. One means of improving communication and collaboration among professionals is interprofessional education. The aim of this study was to describe the variation in how students in nursing, occupational therapy and social work perceived their own and the other professions. Over a three-week period two interviews were conducted with each of 16 students who were on an interprofessional training ward for older people in a municipal setting in Sweden. A phenomenographical approach was used in the analysis of the interviews. The findings showed great variation in how the students perceived the professions, from simplistic in terms of tasks to a more complex conception in terms of knowledge, responsibility and values. Differences in the ways professions were described concerning their professional stance towards the patients were especially accentuated. The findings indicate that the students need opportunities for reflection on and scrutiny of each other's beliefs and knowledge. The influence of interprofessional education involving reflection on the different health-care professions needs to be explored in future research. PMID:17654156

Lidskog, Marie; Löfmark, Anna; Ahlström, Gerd

2007-08-01

397

Strategies and policies deteriorate occupational health situation in India: A review based on social determinant framework  

PubMed Central

Overwhelming evidence shows that hazardous work, working conditions, and environment fail to maintain homeostasis results in death or severe disability. Up to the 1980s, governments did not pay major attention to occupational health in developing countries, including India. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, in 1984, was the turning point in the history of health and safety in India. It was time for the government to think deeply and review the existing legislative measures, for the upliftment of the occupational health situation in India. However, all the services remain grossly underutilized because of inadequate strategies, policies, and the lack of a proper monitoring mechanism, for occupational workers. The present study reviews the fact that Inaction or Destruction of Demands, Use of Power, Appeal to the existing bias of the system, and Exportation and Flexibility of the workers are some of the main reasons for the alarming situation of the Occupational Health Policy (OHP) in India. The existing and traditional condition of the laborers before and after independence is also highlighted in this article. Finally the threats are identified and options are provided to improve the health conditions of the workers. PMID:20442828

Mandal, Asish Kumar

2009-01-01

398

Occupational safety and health, green chemistry, and sustainability: a review of areas of convergence  

PubMed Central

With increasing numbers and quantities of chemicals in commerce and use, scientific attention continues to focus on the environmental and public health consequences of chemical production processes and exposures. Concerns about environmental stewardship have been gaining broader traction through emphases on sustainability and “green chemistry” principles. Occupational safety and health has not been fully promoted as a component of environmental sustainability. However, there is a natural convergence of green chemistry/sustainability and occupational safety and health efforts. Addressing both together can have a synergistic effect. Failure to promote this convergence could lead to increasing worker hazards and lack of support for sustainability efforts. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has made a concerted effort involving multiple stakeholders to anticipate and identify potential hazards associated with sustainable practices and green jobs for workers. Examples of potential hazards are presented in case studies with suggested solutions such as implementing the hierarchy of controls and prevention through design principles in green chemistry and green building practices. Practical considerations and strategies for green chemistry, and environmental stewardship could benefit from the incorporation of occupational safety and health concepts which in turn protect affected workers. PMID:23587312

2013-01-01

399

Health, sustainability and student travel  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 246 pre-registration nursing students in a University in the South West of England was carried out to explore the impact of course related travel on the student experience. Results from the survey indicated that students’ main mode of transport to practice placements was by car which reflects the rural nature of the South West and the relative

Gill Green; Jenny Morris; Margaret Wade

400

STUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2014  

E-print Network

(CAPS) · SHORT-TERM INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, AND GROUP COUNSELING · STRESS, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, SELF.0% 12.9% 7.6% 0.0% 2.0% 4.0% 6.0% 8.0% 10.0% 12.0% 14.0% Depression Anxiety Both Depression & Anxiety STUDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY IN THE LAST YEAR CSUF National Data · *AMERICAN COLLEGE

de Lijser, Peter

401

Occupational Preparation. Module 2: Career Exploration. Instructor Guide. Student Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit is one of three self-contained modules for self-assessment, career exploration, and life skills designed for use with special populations (persons with disabilities, educationally and economically disadvantaged persons, persons with limited English proficiency, students in programs designed to eliminate sex bias, and prisoners) in…

Gunderson, Margaret; Jurgesmeyer, Patricia A.

402

Ninth-Grade Students' Attitudes Toward Nontraditional Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored how students choose careers, their attitudes toward vocational education, and whether they would consider enrolling in nontraditional vocational education program. Findings from 5,937 ninth graders, and an analysis of the continuing disproportionate enrollments by sex in vocational programs, suggest that nontraditional vocational…

McKenna, Alice E.; Ferrero, Grace W.

1991-01-01

403

Occupational exposure and health problems in small-scale industry workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a situation analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Workers in informal small-scale industries (SSI) in developing countries involved in welding, spray painting, woodwork and metalwork are exposed to various hazards with consequent risk to health. Aim To assess occupational exposure and health problems in SSI in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. METHODS: Focused group discussions (FGD) were conducted among SSI workers. Participants were assessed for exposure to occupational

L. M. B. Rongo; F. J. M. H. Barten; G. I. Msamanga; D. Heederik; W. M. V. Dolmans

2004-01-01

404

Policy on the Occupational Health & Safety Program in the Care and Use of Animals in Research and Instruction  

E-print Network

Policy on the Occupational Health & Safety Program in the Care and Use of Animals in Research involved in animal research or instruction is first and foremost to provide employees a safe work place for Research, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Regional FirstCare's Occupational Health

Arnold, Jonathan

405

Evaluation of an occupational health intervention programme on whole-body vibration in forklift truck drivers: a controlled trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To evaluate process and outcome of a multifaceted occupational health intervention programme on whole-body vibration (WBV) in forklift truck drivers. Methods: An experimental pretest\\/post-test control group study design. The authors trained occupational health services ( OHS) in the experimental group in the use of the programme. OHS in the control group were asked to deliver care as usual. In

C. T. J. Hulshof; J. H. A. M. Verbeek; I. T. J. Braam; M. Bovenzi; F. J. H. van Dijk

2006-01-01

406

Occupational Research; Health Occupations Education Abstracts of Iowa Research, 1960-1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirty-five abstracts represent studies on administration, ambulance service, comprehensive health manpower planning, curriculum, dental hygiene, graduate follow-up, hospital inservice training, the medical-surgical staff nurse position, nonprofessional rehabilitation personnel, economics of collective bargaining by nurses, operating room…

Tibbits, Thomas F., Comp.

407

Occupational health and environment research 1983: Health, Safety, and Environment Division. Progress report  

SciTech Connect

The primary responsibility of the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is to provide comprehensive occupational health and safety programs, waste processing, and environmental protection. These activities are designed to protect the workers, the public, and the environment. Evaluation of respiratory protective equipment included the XM-30 and M17A1 military masks, use of MAG-1 spectacles in respirators, and eight self-contained units. The latter units were used in an evaluation of test procedures used for Bureau of Mines approval of breathing apparatuses. Analyses of air samples from field studies of a modified in situ oil shale retorting facility were performed for total cyclohexane extractables and selected polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Aerosols generation and characterization of effluents from oil shale processing were continued as part of an inhalation toxicology study. Additional data on plutonium excretion in urine are presented and point up problems in using the Langham equation to predict plutonium deposition in the body from long-term excretion data. Environmental surveillance at Los Alamos during 1983 showed the highest estimated radiation dose from Laboratory operations to be about 26% of the natural background radiation dose. Several studies on radionuclides and their transport in the Los Alamos environment are described. The chemical quality of surface and ground water near the geothermal hot dry rock facility is described. Short- and long-term consequences to man from releases of radionuclides into the environment can be simulated by the BIOTRAN computer model, which is discussed brirfly.

Voelz, G.L. (comp.)

1985-05-01

408

The photovoltaic industry on the path to a sustainable future--environmental and occupational health issues.  

PubMed

As it supplies solar power, a priori considered harmless for the environment and human health compared with fossil fuels, the photovoltaic (PV) industry seems to contribute optimally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, overall, to sustainable development. However, considering the forecast for rapid growth, its use of potentially toxic substances and manufacturing processes presenting health and safety problems may jeopardize its benefits. This paper aims to establish a profile of the PV industry in order to determine current and emerging environmental and health concerns. A review of PV system life cycle assessments, in light of the current state of the industry and its developmental prospects, reveals information deficits concerning some sensitive life cycle indicators and environmental impacts, together with incomplete information on toxicological data and studies of workers' exposure to different chemical and physical hazards. Although solar panel installation is generally considered relatively safe, the occupational health concerns related to the growing number of hazardous materials handled in the PV industry warrants an all-inclusive occupational health and safety approach in order to achieve an optimal equilibrium with sustainability. To prevent eco-health problems from offsetting the benefits currently offered by the PV industry, manufacturers should cooperate actively with workers, researchers and government agencies toward improved and more transparent research, the adoption of specific and stricter regulations, the implementation of preventive risk management of occupational health and safety and, lastly, greater responsibilization toward PV systems from their design until their end of life. PMID:25168128

Bakhiyi, Bouchra; Labrèche, France; Zayed, Joseph

2014-12-01

409

Busy Semester for Health Science Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health Science students from The University of Notre Dame Australia, have been livening up the streets of Notre Dame and Fremantle this semester, with a busy schedule of sporting and health promotion events.\\u000aAs part of their Sports Event Management course, third year students organised three events including the annual West End Dash, the Bather’s Beach Triathlon and the first

Moira Saunders

2007-01-01

410

Occupational health and safety management in small and medium-sized enterprises: An overview of the situation in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to present an overview of the situation of occupational health and safety management in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to gain information related to employment, welfare and health facilities, health education, accident statistics, occupational health and safety management and safety activities. A self-administered questionnaire was developed, comprising check-box questions and open-ended questions. The targeted industries were

Pornpimol Kongtip; Witaya Yoosook; Suttinun Chantanakul

2008-01-01

411

REPORT OF NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION (MARCH 10-11, 1966).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICE OF EDUCATION STAFF MET WITH RESOURCE PERSONS IN HEALTH OCCUPATIONS AREA. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPECIALISTS REPORTS ARE--BY 1970, 60 TO 70 THOUSAND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS WILL BE NEEDED. PROGRAMS DEVELOPED IN TECHNICAL AND HIGH SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE ALL NEEDED TO REACH THIS GOAL. SHORTAGES OF QUALIFIED TEACHERS…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

412

Health and Occupational Consequences of Spouse Abuse Victimization among Male U.S. Army Soldiers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little is known about health and occupational outcomes of male spouse abuse victims. In all, 11,294 male spouse abuse victims with a history of spouse abuse perpetration, 3,277 victims without prior spouse abuse perpetration, and 72,855 nonvictims and nonperpetrators were followed for 12 years to assess army attrition and hospitalization risk. In…

Bell, Nicole S.

2009-01-01

413

An integrated occupational health consultation model for the synthetic leather manufacturing industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents the design of a three-stage consultation process, with eight major consultation items, in order to build an integrated model for improving occupational health by emphasizing the combination of inspection and consultation. Characteristic of the integrated consultation model is the cooperation between different government departments and collaboration with non-governmental, professional consulting organizations, as well as the building of

Yi-Kuei Lin; Lien-Hsiung Lee

2010-01-01

414

Occupational Stress and Health of Women LPN's and LSW's: Final Project Report. Working Paper No. 202.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined work and non-workplace sources of stress in the lives of women (N=403) currently employed as health-care providers. Female licensed practical nurses and social workers were sampled because they met the three criteria determined upon for the study; that is, they were all in high-stress occupations; women predominate in those…

Barnett, Rosalind C.; And Others

415

Skills Conversion Project: Chapter 17, Occupational Safety and Health. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The greatest employment opportunity for safety professionals at the present time is with the Department of Labor for enforcement of the Williams-Steiger Act, which establishes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As part of a federal study of job possibilities for displaced aerospace and defense technical professionals, it was…

National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.

416

Historical Development of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health and its Predecessor Journals, 1919–2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health (AEOH) has a long and distinguished history that has so far involved a total of 7 journal titles since 1919. This article provides a detailed historical review of the AEOH, from its seminal precursors of the early 20th century, into the distinguished periodical of today. As editorial leadership is known to influence journal

Derek R. Smith

2009-01-01

417

The National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture. 1992 Project Facts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains information about a project instituted in 1990 by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to prevent work-related diseases and injuries among agricultural workers. Included are facts about 25 projects within NIOSH and 42 cooperative agreements between NIOSH and institutions in 25 states. These…

National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/PHS), Cincinnati, OH.

418

Occupational Health and Safety. Level 1. Level 2. Level 3. Support Materials for Agricultural Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains the three communication skills units of the three levels of Support Materials for Agricultural Training (SMAT) in the area of occupational health and safety: Level 1 (starting), 2 (continuing), and 3 (completing). The units are designed to help the learner improve his or her written and spoken communication skills needed…

Batman, Kangan; Gadd, Nick; Lucas, Michele

419

Safety Capital: The Management of Organizational Knowledge on Occupational Health and Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The concept of Safety Capital was developed by analyzing the creation and composition of the Intellectual Capital embedded in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) systems. The paper aims to address this relationship. Design/methodology/approach: By drawing a theoretical link for the relationship between OHS activities and intellectual…

Nunez, Imanol; Villanueva, Mikel

2011-01-01

420

Occupational Health Hazards in the Interventional Laboratory: Time for a Safer Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document is a consensus statement by the major American societies of physicians who work in the interventional laboratory environment. It reviews available data on the prevalence of occupational health risks and summarizes ongoing epidemiologic studies designed to further elucidate these risks. Its purpose is to affirm that the interventional laboratory poses workplace hazards that must be acknowledged, better understood,

Lloyd W. Klein; Donald L. Miller; Stephen Balter; Warren Laskey; David Haines; Alexander Norbash; Matthew A. Mauro; James A. Goldstein

2010-01-01

421

Project CHOICE: #105. A Career Unit for Grades 3 and 4. Nursing. (Health Occupations Career Cluster).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching unit, Nursing, is one in a series of career guides developed by Project CHOICE (Children Have Options in Career Education) to provide the classroom teacher with a source of career-related activities linking third and fourth grade elementary classroom experiences with the world of work. Part of the Health Occupations Career Cluster,…

Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA.

422

Perceptions of Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention among Adults in Working-Class Occupations and Neighborhoods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A social-contextual approach to cancer prevention among participants associated with the working class may result in behavior-change messages that are more relevant to them and contribute to a reduction in health disparities among classes. This article reports findings from a qualitative study of adults in working-class occupations and/or living…

Goldman, Roberta E.; Barbeau, Elizabeth; Hunt, Mary Kay; Acevedo-Garcia, Dolores; Emmons, Karen M.; Gagne, Joshua; Sorensen, Glorian

2008-01-01

423

Occupational Safety and Health Professionals' Training in Italy: Qualitative Evaluation Using T-LAB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the evaluation of a training course on chemicals for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. The study aims were to assess the effectiveness of the course; to find out what type of training met these workers' needs best, as their role is vital in the management of safety at work; and to…

Papaleo, Bruno; Cangiano, Giovanna; Calicchia, Sara

2013-01-01

424

Introduction to the special issue: work-family research in occupational health psychology.  

PubMed

In this introduction, the authors discuss work-family research in the context of occupational health psychology (OHP), describe the special contributions of articles in this special issue, and outline directions for the next generation of research in the field of OHP. PMID:10526834

Westman, M; Piotrkowski, C S

1999-10-01

425

Western Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Workplace Safety Inspection Guide/Checklist  

E-print Network

Western Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Workplace Safety Inspection Guide) by the supervisor? Basic Safety Y N N/A Are aisles, walkways and exits clear and all walking surfaces slip free? Y N N/A Is there a current inventory all hazardous substances in the lab? Y N N/A Do the workers know

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

426

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH) POCKET GUIDE TO CHEMICAL HAZARDS  

EPA Science Inventory

The NPG is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG does not contain an analysis of all pertinent data, rather it presents key information and data in...

427

Application of occupational health and safety management system at sewage treatment plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sewage treatment plant (STP) operators are exposed to variety of hazard during wastewater processing. The aim of this study is to identify and manage these hazards, particularly in a local STP in Malaysia, through Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OSHMS). Initially, reported hazards data were collected via review of literatures, questionnaire distribution and interview with experts. Then, the most

Amirhossein Malakahmad; Alan Giffin Downe; Siti Dhamina Muhamad Fadzil

2012-01-01

428

A new conceptual framework to improve the application of occupational health and safety management systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The benefits of using occupational health and safety management systems (OHS MS) have been typically restricted to large scale, multi-site organisations, often from the manufacturing sector. Transferring these benefits to smaller businesses has been fraught with difficulty, with the mechanics and bureaucracy of the system itself sometimes becoming overwhelming. A conceptual framework to ensure that an OHS MS has been

A. M. Makin; C. Winder

2008-01-01

429

75 FR 78775 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Updates on Gulf Oil Spill response by OSHA and NIOSH staff; Discussions on injury...recordkeeping issues by OSHA and NIOSH staff. In addition, the Gulf Oil Spill subgroup was formed at the June 8, 2010, NACOSH...

2010-12-16

430

Modeling Dental Health Care Workers' Risk of Occupational Infection from Bloodborne Pathogens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The brief paper offers a model which permits quantification of the dental health care workers' risk of occupationally acquiring infection from bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus. The model incorporates five parameters such as the probability that any individual patient is infected and number of patients…

Capilouto, Eli; And Others

1990-01-01

431

Getting Home Safe and Sound: Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 38  

PubMed Central

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHAct) declared that every worker is entitled to safe and healthful working conditions, and that employers are responsible for work being free from all recognized hazards. Thirty-eight years after these assurances, however, it is difficult to find anyone who believes the promise of the OSHAct has been met. The persistence of preventable, life-threatening hazards at work is a failure to keep a national promise. I review the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and propose measures to better ensure that those who go to work every day return home safe and sound. These measures fall into 6 areas: leverage and accountability, safety and health systems, employee rights, equal protection, framing, and infrastructure. PMID:18235060

Silverstein, Michael

2008-01-01

432

Mercury (Environmental Health Student Portal)  

MedlinePLUS

... how mercury was and is used in industry, human health effects, and harmful effects on the environment, especially where ... environment, and potential risks to the environment and human health. Mercury ... where Mercury is found and how it can effect our health.

433

Self-care and yoga-academic-practice collaboration for occupational health.  

PubMed

High rates of stress and burnout among nurses and other health care providers justify the exploration of innovative interventions designed to reduce stress and promote self-care among this population. A growing body of evidence supports the physical and psychosocial benefits of yoga and suggests the potential for yoga to support self-care and reduce stress among health care providers. This article describes the formation of an academic-practice collaboration to use yoga as a model for occupational health and wellness among nurses employed at a tax-supported urban health system. In addition, recommendations for program sustainability over time are discussed. PMID:24328918

Alexander, Gina

2013-12-01

434

Tobacco smoke in the workplace: an occupational health hazard.  

PubMed Central

Tobacco smoke, which contains over 50 known carcinogens and many other toxic agents, is a health hazard for nonsmokers who are regularly exposed to it while at work. Involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke annoys and irritates many healthy nonsmokers. Serious acute health effects are probably limited to the one fifth of the population with pre-existing health conditions that are aggravated by exposure to tobacco smoke. The consequences of long-term exposure include decreased lung function and lung cancer. Existing air quality standards for workplaces do not directly specify an acceptable level for tobacco smoke. The evidence on the composition of tobacco smoke and on the health hazards of involuntary exposure suggests that there may not be a "safe" level for such exposure. PMID:6498670

Collishaw, N E; Kirkbride, J; Wigle, D T

1984-01-01

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W:\\EPI SEMINARS 2012-13\\Announcements Winter Series\\January 2013\\Jan. 7, 2013.docx Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health  

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, Biostatistics & Occupational Health EPIDEMIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES Winter 2013 Dr. Bruce W. Case Associate Professor, Pathology and Associate Member, Combined Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics Member in the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Department as well as the McGill School

Volesky, Bohumil

436

A historical and socioeconomic analysis of occupational safety and health in India.  

PubMed

Workers in poor countries of the so-called Third World are more likely to be affected by the dangers of high technology than their counterparts in wealthier countries. Owing to their lack of education, most workers in the "developing" world are unaware of the hazards of their occupations. Moreover, their general backwardness in sanitation and nutrition and climatic proneness of their geographic region to epidemics cause diseases contracted from the work environment to be aggravated. occupational diseases are often misconstrued as diseases resulting from the general environment. Since unemployment in underdeveloped countries is of a very high order, workers are prepared to accept any job, irrespective of the dangers involved. Labor is cheap and easily replaceable, so employers see no need for improving occupational safety and health. Labor unions are mostly controlled by full-time politicians who consider health a political issue, especially when their party controls the country's government. The seriousness of all these factors is heightened by the existing socioeconomic order in poor countries, in which national medievalism and multinational modernism play a crucial role. In order to understand the prevailing socioeconomic order, one has to analyze the social structures of poor countries in the context of today's world economic structure. India is taken as an example of a "developing" country where all the above-mentioned factors and many others are in operation: backwardness of the worker; poor nutrition; lack of concern for public health; proneness to epidemics; and indifference on the part of employers, politicians, and unions toward occupational health; high unemployment, control of the local economy by multinational corporations; and control of the mass media by feudalistic vested interests. This article attempts to analyze the occupational health and safety issue in India from a historical perspective, and stresses the vital need of structural changes in various fields so that workers can have a safe and healthy working environment. PMID:7372383

Vilanilam, J V

1980-01-01

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The Health of Younger Students in Saratov  

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This article reports the findings of a study determining the health of students in the gymnasium classes of primary school in Saratov as a function of the increase in their educational load. A monitoring was carried out from the 1993-1994 school year through the 1999-2000 school year. The social health of this group of children was determined as a…

Ragimova, O. A.

2004-01-01

438

The Changing Health Interests of College Students.  

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The author presents a summary of various major health interest studies conducted with college-level students during the period 1921-1977, and discusses the possibilities for using these results in curriculum planning in health education. Studies cited include: Nemir (1965), Oberteuffer (1927), Rooks (1935), Kitzinger (1950), Humphrey (1952),…

Sutherland, Mary S.

439

Measuring Environmental Health Perception among College Students  

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One's knowledge, perception, and attitude are fundamental in determining how one behaves regarding environmental hazards. While science has made great strides in promoting environmental health, threats still exist, largely due to individual actions in response to potential health hazards. Undergraduate students (n = 395) enrolled in an…

Ratnapradipa, Dhitinut; Brown, Stephen L.; Middleton, Wendi K.; Wodika, Alicia B.

2011-01-01

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COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

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HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WHAT IS MINDFULNESS and now wherever you happen to be. TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PRACTICING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION As you follow the instructions on the recording, here are some tips to help you stay focused and in the present

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15.02.358.1 A student health insurance  

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15.02.358.1 A student health insurance plan customized for you. Deadline sensitive Brought to you that Aetna Student Health will be our new student health insurance carrier for the 2011-2012 academic year goals. Virginia Tech provides Student Health Insurance Plans in support of our commitment to promote

Virginia Tech

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Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

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This document contains vocational education program courses standards for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary or postsecondary level. Each program standard is composed of two parts: a curriculum framework and student performance standards. The curriculum framework includes four major…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

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Occupational exposure to solvent mixtures: effects on health and metabolism.  

PubMed Central

Exposure monitoring by personal diffusive samplers, biological monitoring of toluene exposure by urinary hippuric acid determination, haematology, serum biochemistry for liver function, and a subjective symptom survey by questionnaire were conducted on 303 male solvent workers. They were exposed to a mixture of solvents including toluene (geometric mean 18 ppm), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK; 16 ppm), isopropyl alcohol (IPA; 7 ppm), and ethyl acetate (9 ppm). The intensity was mostly below unity using the additiveness formula based on current Japanese occupational exposure limits, but more than eight times unity at the maximum. The results were compared with the findings in 135 non-exposed male workers of similar ages. Haematology and liver function tests did not show any exposure related abnormality, and subjective symptoms were mostly related to central nervous system depression and local irritation. Further analysis suggested that the irritation effects were not related to exposure to MEK. Analysis of the relation between toluene exposure and hippuric acid excretion in urine showed that there was no metabolic interaction between MEK and toluene, or between IPA and toluene. Overall, therefore, it is concluded that there was no sign or symptom detected to suggest anything other than toluene toxicity, that there was no evidence to indicate any modification of toluene toxicity or metabolism due to coexposure, and that the additiveness assumption is reasonable for risk assessment for the combination of solvents under these exposure conditions. PMID:7951776

Ukai, H; Takada, S; Inui, S; Imai, Y; Kawai, T; Shimbo, S; Ikeda, M

1994-01-01

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HIV/AIDS knowledge and occupational risk in primary care health workers from Chile  

PubMed Central

Objective To explore the relationship between knowledge level and occupational risk exposure to HIV/AIDS in primary care health workers. Methodology Analytical cross-sectional study. 720 health workers from Santiago answered a survey about HIV/AIDS that included: knowledge level (appropriate, inappropriate), occupational risk (with or without risk), and control variables (age, gender, health center, education and marital status). Descriptive and association analysis were performed. Odds Ratio (OR) was estimated through simple and multiple regressions logistics. Results 58.7% of the participants reported HIV occupational risk. 63.8% of the participants from the exposed group reported an appropriate level of knowledge, versus 36.1% of the non-exposed group (Adjusted OR of 3.1, IC95%OR: 2.0-4.8, p<0.0001). Technicians and cleaning staff reported a lower proportion of appropriate level of knowledge compared to the employees with college education (p<0.0001). Conclusion The level of HIV/AID occupational risk is directly associated with the level of knowledge of the disease. PMID:25284913

Valdés, Baltica Cabieses; Lagunas, Lilian Ferrer; Villarroel, Luis Antonio; Acosta, Rosina Cianelli; Miner, Sarah; Silva, Margarita Bernales

2014-01-01

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Marcia Kelly McAlister Residence Hall (530 Students, Co-ed by Suite / Tier 3 Double Occupancy Fee)  

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Marcia Kelly McAlister Residence Hall (530 Students, Co-ed by Suite / Tier 3 Double Occupancy Fee and contain: Ivory floor tile in closet and dressing areas, blue carpeting in sleeping/study areas One

Kunkle, Tom

446

Collaboration between infection control and occupational health in three continents: a success story with international impact.  

PubMed

Globalization has been accompanied by the rapid spread of infectious diseases, and further strain on working conditions for health workers globally. Post-SARS, Canadian occupational health and infection control researchers got together to study how to better protect health workers, and found that training was indeed perceived as key to a positive safety culture. This led to developing information and communication technology (ICT) tools. The research conducted also showed the need for better workplace inspections, so a workplace audit tool was also developed to supplement worker questionnaires and the ICT. When invited to join Ecuadorean colleagues to promote occupational health and infection control, these tools were collectively adapted and improved, including face-to-face as well as on-line problem-based learning scenarios. The South African government then invited the team to work with local colleagues to improve occupational health and infection control, resulting in an improved web-based health information system to track incidents, exposures, and occupational injury and diseases. As the H1N1 pandemic struck, the online infection control course was adapted and translated into Spanish, as was a novel skill-building learning tool that permits health workers to practice selecting personal protective equipment. This tool was originally developed in collaboration with the countries from the Caribbean region and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Research from these experiences led to strengthened focus on building capacity of health and safety committees, and new modules are thus being created, informed by that work.The products developed have been widely heralded as innovative and interactive, leading to their inclusion into "toolkits" used internationally. The tools used in Canada were substantially improved from the collaborative adaptation process for South and Central America and South Africa. This international collaboration between occupational health and infection control researchers led to the improvement of the research framework and development of tools, guidelines and information systems. Furthermore, the research and knowledge-transfer experience highlighted the value of partnership amongst Northern and Southern researchers in terms of sharing resources, experiences and knowledge. PMID:22166059

Yassi, Annalee; Bryce, Elizabeth A; Breilh, Jaime; Lavoie, Marie-Claude; Ndelu, Lindiwe; Lockhart, Karen; Spiegel, Jerry

2011-01-01

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Paradoxes of Labor Process Control: Adverse Occupational Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does having control over your work make you less likely to get injured on the job? Or is workplace safety climate more important to your health? What are the effects of using your skills on the job? What are the positive and negative effects of having friendly co-workers? What are the most important factors in determining exhaustion and persistent pain?

Linda A Treiber

2007-01-01

448

Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are being installed at a fast pace globally. Researchers, medical practitioners, and media have reported adverse health effects resulting from living in the environs of IWTs. While there have been some anecdotal reports from technicians and other workers who work in the environs of IWTs, little is known about the…

Rand, Robert W.; Ambrose, Stephen E.; Krogh, Carmen M. E.

2011-01-01

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Version date Feb 2014 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION PACKET  

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articles after you have finished reading them: Information on Allergies Zoonotic Diseases Exposure of health hazards Minimize your risks Provide steps to ensure your own safety Allergies Allergy to animals to animals. Allergies can be manifested in a number of ways, including allergic rhinitis (a condition

Krovi, Venkat

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Occupational Health and Safety Program Animal Risk Questionnaire  

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. Environmental Allergies, Asthma, Skin Problems, and General Health Status. Yes No Don't Know 1. Are you allergic to any animals? If yes, list the animals: If yes, have you been seen by a physician for animal allergies, describe: 3. Do you have any other known allergies? If yes, list cause(s) of allergies: List symptoms

Farritor, Shane

451

Proceedings from the 2001 NASA Occupational Health Conference: Risk Assessment and Management in 2001  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This Conference convened approximately 86 registered participants of invited guest speakers, NASA presenters, and a broad spectrum of the Occupational Health disciplines representing NASA Headquarters and all NASA Field Centers. Two days' Professional Development Courses on Exposure Assessment Strategies and Statistics and on Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and recertification preceded the Conference. With the theme, 'Risk Assessment and Management in 2001,' conferees were first provided updates from the Program Principal Center Office and the Headquarters Office. Plenary sessions elaborated on several topics: biological terrorism, OSHA recordability, Workers' Compensation issues, Federal ergonomic standards, bridging aerospace medicine and occupational health-especially in management of risk in spaceflight, and EAP operations with mission failures. A keynote address dealt with resiliency skills for 21st century workers and two NASA astronaut speakers highlighted a tour of the Johnson Space Center. During discipline specific breakout sessions, current issues in occupational health management and policy, credentialing and privileging, health risk assessment, measurement and standardization, audits, database development, prevention and rehabilitation, international travel and infection control, employee assistance, nursing process, and environmental health were presented.

Roberson, Sheri (Editor); Kelly, Bruce (Editor); Gettleman, Alan G. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

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Manganese--a public health concern: its relevance for occupational health and safety policy and regulation in South Africa.  

PubMed

Concerns about the effects of low-level manganese exposures on human health arise at a time when South Africa finds itself in competition with newcomers to the market economy, China and the CIS. This case study illustrates how decisions about occupational health and safety and the environment are influenced by incompleteness of scientific knowledge, competing interests, differences over what is fair or just, and the compartmentalization of public policy. In addition, an assessment is made of the ability of the occupational health and safety system in South Africa in its current form to address the challenges posed by manganese-related issues. The importance of tracking developments abroad, strengthening participatory processes, developing national policy, linking economic policy and OHS policy, and establishing appropriate trade agreements is stressed. PMID:10828146

Hermanus, M A

2000-01-01

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W:\\EPI SEMINARS 2012-13\\Announcements Winter Series\\March 2013\\Mar. 11, 2013 -LK.docx Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health  

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, Biostatistics & Occupational Health EPIDEMIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES Winter 2013 Dr. Lisa Kakinami Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University Poverty in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. She received her BA

Volesky, Bohumil

454

Design of the Balance@Work project: systematic development, evaluation and implementation of an occupational health guideline aimed at the prevention of weight gain among employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Occupational health professionals may play an important role in preventive health promotion activities for employees. However, due to a lack of knowledge and evidence- and practice based methods and strategies, interventions are hardly being implemented by occupational physicians to date. The aim of the Balance@Work project is to develop, evaluate, and implement an occupational health guideline aimed at the

Lisanne M Verweij; Karin I Proper; Andre NH Weel; Carel TJ Hulshof; Willem van Mechelen

2009-01-01

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[Health effects of non-occupational exposure to asbestos].  

PubMed

Mesothelioma has occurred in a relative large number not only among miners but also among non-occupationally exposed persons living in the northwestern region of Cape State of South Africa, where crocidolite is mined and transported. The long-term residents of Thetford Mines in Quebec Province, Canada, who have never engaged in mining and milling of chrysolite have not shown an excess mortality of respiratory diseases. Tremolite in soil is responsible for mesothelioma among residents of certain geologic regions such as Cyprus, Corcica, northwestern Greece and Turkey. An increased prevalence of malignant mesothelioma has been reported among residents of three Turkish villages due to exposure to erionite fibers having a high carcinogenic potency. Mesothelioma has infrequently developed in wives who were exposed while washing the work clothes of their husbands contaminated with asbestos, especially amphiboles. The levels of airborne asbestos in public buildings and schools in the U.S.A. and England having walls and ceilings constructed with asbestos containing materials are approximately 1/100 of the permissible concentration of 0.2 f/cm3. The estimated risk from asbestos exposure in schools and buildings is lower than the level of other risks in other society. During the work of removing asbestos from buildings the asbestos concentration is remarkably increased and this persists for many weeks thereafter. The level of asbestos fibers released from brake linings of motor vehicles is higher along roads with heavy traffic, at intersections, and near toll booths than elsewhere. The concentration of asbestos fibers released from motor vehicles is generally low and not of the level to induce mesothelioma. PMID:1619796

Koike, S

1992-05-01

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Mercury and autoimmunity: implications for occupational and environmental health  

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Mercury (Hg) has long been recognized as a neurotoxicant; however, recent work in animal models has implicated Hg as an immunotoxicant. In particular, Hg has been shown to induce autoimmune disease in susceptible animals with effects including overproduction of specific autoantibodies and pathophysiologic signs of lupus-like disease. However, these effects are only observed at high doses of Hg that are above the levels to which humans would be exposed through contaminated fish consumption. While there is presently no evidence to suggest that Hg induces frank autoimmune disease in humans, a recent epidemiological study has demonstrated a link between occupational Hg exposure and lupus. In our studies, we have tested the hypothesis that Hg does not cause autoimmune disease directly, but rather that it may interact with triggering events, such as genetic predisposition, exposure to antigens, or infection, to exacerbate disease. Treatment of mice that are not susceptible to Hg-induced autoimmune disease with very low doses and short term exposures of inorganic Hg (20-200 {mu}g/kg) exacerbates disease and accelerates mortality in the graft versus host disease model of chronic lupus in C57Bl/6 x DBA/2 mice. Furthermore, low dose Hg exposure increases the severity and prevalence of experimental autoimmune myocarditis (induced by immunization with cardiac myosin peptide in adjuvant) in A/J mice. To test our hypothesis further, we examined sera from Amazonian populations exposed to Hg through small-scale gold mining, with and without current or past malaria infection. We found significantly increased prevalence of antinuclear and antinucleolar antibodies and a positive interaction between Hg and malaria. These results suggest a new model for Hg immunotoxicity, as a co-factor in autoimmune disease, increasing the risks and severity of clinical disease in the presence of other triggering events, either genetic or acquired.

Silbergeld, Ellen K. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)]. E-mail: esilberg@jhsph.edu; Silva, Ines A. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States); Nyland, Jennifer F. [Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 (United States)

2005-09-01

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A student-initiated and student-facilitated international health elective for preclinical medical students  

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Introduction Global health education is becoming more important for developing well-rounded physicians and may encourage students toward a career in primary care. Many medical schools, however, lack adequate and structured opportunities for students beginning the curriculum. Methods Second-year medical students initiated, designed, and facilitated a pass–fail international health elective, providing a curricular framework for preclinical medical students wishing to gain exposure to the clinical and cultural practices of a developing country. Results All course participants (N=30) completed a post-travel questionnaire within one week of sharing their experiences. Screening reflection essays for common themes that fulfill university core competencies yielded specific global health learning outcomes, including analysis of health care determinants. Conclusion Medical students successfully implemented a sustainable global health curriculum for preclinical student peers. Financial constraints, language, and organizational burdens limit student participation. In future, long-term studies should analyze career impact and benefits to the host country. PMID:20186283

Vora, Nirali; Chang, Mina; Pandya, Hemang; Hasham, Aliya; Lazarus, Cathy

2010-01-01

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Health Issues Amongst Call Center Employees, An Emerging Occupational Group in India  

PubMed Central

Call center sector in India is a relatively new industry and one of the fastest growing sectors driving employment and growth in modern India today. While employment in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector has meant that young adults are reaching their career milestones and financial goals much earlier than before, surveys and anecdotal evidence show that workers in the BPO sector experience high levels of stress and its related disorders, primarily due to its contemporary work settings. Safeguarding the health of youngsters employed in this new, growing economy becomes an occupational health challenge to public health specialists. PMID:25136159

Raja, Jeyapal Dinesh; Bhasin, Sanjiv Kumar

2014-01-01

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Allied Health Occupations in New Mexico: A Survey of Current and Five-Year Projected Need, 1989-1994.  

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In 1989, the Health Occupations Advisory Committee surveyed health care agencies throughout New Mexico about their current and planned employment needs in nursing and allied health fields. The survey was mailed to approximately 500 hospitals, county health offices, outpatient and long-term care facilities, employment agencies, practice groups, and…

McLaughlin, James L.; And Others

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Occupational health services in South Carolina manufacturing plants: results of a survey.  

PubMed

A mailed survey of occupational health and safety practices in industrial manufacturing plants with more than 50 employees was carried out in South Carolina, with a response rate of 60 percent. The responding plants represented 73 percent of the total workforce in the industries. Data were analyzed in relation to the types of industry as delineated by the Standard Industrial Code. Eighty-three percent of the responding plants (a percentage that represented more than 92 percent of the total workforce in the industries) had some arrangements for the medical or nursing care of employees. For the study, occupational health services were defined at three levels: basic (mandatory), secondary (beneficial to management), and tertiary (health promotion-preventive medicine). The basic services provided by most of the industries surveyed appeared to be adequate. Secondary services were well developed except in the apparel and lumber industries. Tertiary services, in terms of five selected preventive programs, were moderately developed only in the paper, petroleum, and chemical industries. Only alcohol abuse control programs were commonly offered in the other types of industry. The size of the workforce in a plant partly dictated the level of occupational health services it offered but did not always account for all inter-industry variation. PMID:6419275

Chovil, A C; Alexander, G R; Gibson, J J; Altekruse, J M

1983-01-01

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Screening for Common Occupational Health Diseases Among Long Distance Professional Drivers in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background: Long term exposure to hazards at the work place is injurious to health and usually leads to diseased conditions. The objective of this study was to determine the occupational health problems associated with driving among the professional drivers in Sagamu, Ogun state, Nigeria. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study. Total sample of all the consenting professional drivers in the five interstate motor parks, including the cement factory [WAPCO] in the local government area, were recruited into the study. An interviewer administered structured questionnaire was administered by trained health workers and respondents were screen for common occupational health problems. Results: A total of 400 professional drivers were interviewed, all [100%] of them were males with age range from 21 to 59 yrs and nearly half [42%] were non indigenes. Only half, 208 [52%] of them were married with majority, 232 [58.0%] working for about 12 hrs daily and 46% of them had been working for 5 yrs or more. Most, 382 [95.5%] had been educated on HIV/AIDS before and 313 [78.3%] of them had multiple sexual partners. Only 241 [60.3%] used condom at the last sexual act and 55 [13.5%] had ever been tested for HIV/AIDS. Common occupational health diseases were renal tubular acidosis (RTA) 52 [13%] in the last one year and most of them currently have myalgia 352 [88.0%], upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) 20 [5.0%], sexually transmitted diseases (STD) 15 [3.8%], short sightedness 41 [10.3%], and Hypertension 90 [22.5%]. Conclusions: The study shows that common occupational diseases among long distance professional drivers in Western Nigeria were myalgia, upper respiratory tract infection, hypertension, short sightedness, sexually transmitted diseases, and RTA. Prevention and control of these common diseases among the drivers will lead to reduction of road traffic accidents in Western Nigeria and other low income countries. PMID:24829742

Amoran, Olorunfemi Emmanuel; Salako, Albert Adekunle; Jeminusi, Olubunmi

2014-01-01

462

Behavioral and nonbehavioral risk factors for occupational injuries and health problems among Belgian farmers.  

PubMed

Preventive interventions to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among farmers require an appraisal of the relative importance of the various risk factors. This paper describes the results of a cross-sectional study investigating determinants of occupational health and injuries among 510 Belgian farmers, looking at health-related behaviors (machinery use, animal handling, fall prevention, and pesticide use), as well as nonbehavioral risk factors (demographic characteristics, farm characteristics, and participation in safety training). Education level and number of employees on the farm were identified as nonbehavioral risk factors for injuries, with highly educated farmers and working with one employee associated with a higher injury risk. In contrast, none of the nonbehavioral factors were related to occupational disease. Unsafe machinery use, animal handling, fall prevention, and pesticide use were behavioral risk factors for injuries, with unsafe pesticide use representing the highest risk. Unsafe machinery and pesticide use were also risks for disease. Significant differences in self-reported behavior were found for gender, age, number of employees, and the interaction between age and education. The study highlights the importance of behavioral factors as determinants of occupational injuries and diseases among farmers, and suggests that tailored preventive interventions should be developed to accommodate for differences in these behaviors among subgroups of farmers. PMID:21958404

Van den Broucke, Stephan; Colémont, Ariane

2011-10-01

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Attitudes towards fibromyalgia: A survey of Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical therapy and occupational therapy students  

PubMed Central

Background The frequent use of chiropractic, naturopathic, and physical and occupational therapy by patients with fibromyalgia has been emphasized repeatedly, but little is known about the attitudes of these therapists towards this challenging condition. Methods We administered a cross-sectional survey to 385 senior Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical and occupational therapy students in their final year of studies, that inquired about attitudes towards the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia. Results 336 students completed the survey (response rate 87%). While they disagreed about the etiology (primarily psychological 28%, physiological 23%, psychological and physiological 15%, unsure 34%), the majority (58%) reported that fibromyalgia was difficult to manage. Respondants were also conflicted in whether treatment should prioritize symptom relief (65%) or functional gains (85%), with the majority (58%) wanting to do both. The majority of respondents (57%) agreed that there was effective treatment for fibromyalgia and that they possessed the required clinical skills to manage patients (55%). Chiropractic students were most skeptical in regards to fibromyalgia as a useful diagnostic entity, and most likely to endorse a psychological etiology. In our regression model, only training in naturopathic medicine (unstandardized regression coefficient = 0.33; 95% confidence interval = 0.11 to 0.56) and the belief that effective therapies existed (unstandardized regression coefficient = 0.42; 95% confidence interval = 0.30 to 0.54) were associated with greater confidence in managing patients with fibromyalgia. Conclusion The majority of senior Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical and occupational therapy students, and in particular those with naturopathic training, believe that effective treatment for fibromyalgia exists and that they possess the clinical skillset to effectively manage this disorder. The majority place high priority on both symptom relief and functional gains when treating fibromyalgia. PMID:18513441

Busse, Jason W; Kulkarni, Abhaya V; Badwall, Parminder; Guyatt, Gordon H

2008-01-01

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Family Orientation Student Health Services  

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· Providers- 4 working Typically 2-3 MDs & 1-2 NPs or PAs · Nurses- 6 working All are RNs. Great resource for questions. · One nurse is available on the phone each day. #12;Student Utilization · 8:30 to 5:00 Mon. · Influenza campaign in the fall. #12;Travel Consultation Service · Provides advice, shots, and malaria meds

Kasman, Alex

465

Health and Occupational Consequences of Spouse Abuse Victimization Among Male U.S. Army Soldiers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Little is known about health and occupational outcomes of male spouse abuse victims. In all, 11,294 male spouse abuse victims with a history of spouse abuse perpetration, 3,277 victims without prior spouse abuse perpetration, and 72,855 nonvictims and nonperpetrators were followed for 12 years to assess army attrition and hospitalization risk. In multivariate Cox models controlling for age, race, education,

Nicole S. Bell

2009-01-01

466

Risk of hepatitis C seroconversion after occupational exposures in health care workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: To determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion, health care workers reporting an occupational exposure with blood or other risk-prone body materials from a patient known to be seropositive for HCV antibody were enrolled.Methods: HCV seroconversion within 6 months of a reported exposure was assessed by second-generation enzyme immunoassay and immunoblot assay.Results: From January 1992 through December

Vincenzo Puro; Nicola Petrosillo; Giuseppe Ippolito

1995-01-01

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USING AHP TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE QUALITY, ENVIRONMENT, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper analyses the application of the AHP method together with the attach A of ISO 9004:2000 in order to evaluate the performance of two industrial organizations, both possessing quality management systems with ISO 9001:2000 certifications, based on the specific requirements of quality, environment, occupational health and management systems. The evaluated organizations were a government-owned company from the science and

Helder Antônio da Silva

468

Student Reception, Sources, and Believability of Health-Related Information  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the health topics students received information about, how students obtained health-related information, and perceived believability of those sources. Participants and Methods: Students (N = 1202) were surveyed using the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) of the American College Health

Kwan, Matthew Yiu Wing; Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Kelly P.; Lowe, David; Taman, Sara; Faulkner, Guy E. J.

2010-01-01

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[Health effects of occupational exposure among shoe workers. A review].  

PubMed

World-wide epidemiological studies provide evidence that the employment in the shoe production and repair plants is associated with an enhanced risk for cancer (primarily nose and nasal sinuses). According to the majority of authors, it is induced by exposure to leather dust. It is also known that, leather dust particles contain numerous chemicals acquired during the process of leather tanning and finishing (chromium salts, vegetable dye extracts, mineral oils). Some of these compounds exert carcinogenic effect. This paper provides a review of the results of epidemiological studies on health effects of exposure to harmful factors present mainly at the footwear production and repair. These results reveal an enhanced risk for cancer of nose or nasal sinuses induced by leather dust, as well as neoplasms of hematopoietic and lymphatic systems, resulting from exposure to solvents (mostly benzene). Among non-neoplasms, diseases of the musculoskeletal system associated with ergonomic factors, contact dermatics, chronic pulmonary diseases and damage of peripheral nerves in solvent-exposed workers are diagnosed. PMID:12731407

Szadkowska-Sta?czyk, Irena; Wo?niak, Helena; Stroszejn-Mrowca, Grazyna

2003-01-01

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Accuracy of Parents' Perceptions of Their College Student Children's Health and Health Risk Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors compared parents' perceptions of their college student children's health and health risk behaviors with the college students' own reports. One hundred sixty-four parent-college student child dyads completed questionnaires regarding the students' health, illness status, and health risk behaviors. Parents tended to be overoptimistic…

Bylund, Carma L.; Imes, Rebecca S.; Baxter, Leslie A.

2005-01-01

471

7 Things You Should Know About Your Health Coverage Provided by UHS & Aetna Student Health  

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the purchase of several less expensive prescriptions. Aetna Student Health tracks your expenditures so always7 Things You Should Know About Your Health Coverage Provided by UHS & Aetna Student Health Information from UHS and GOG for students enrolled in Aetna Student Health for 2010-2011. 1. Visits to see

Mahon, Bradford Z.

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Social class inequalities in health among occupational cohorts from Finland, Britain and Japan: A follow up study.  

PubMed

We examined whether relative occupational social class inequalities in physical health functioning widen, narrow or remain stable among white collar employees from three affluent countries. Health functioning was assessed twice in occupational cohorts from Britain (1997-1999 and 2003-2004), Finland (2000-2002 and 2007) and Japan (1998-1999 and 2003). Widening inequalities were seen for British and Finnish men, whereas inequalities among British and Finnish women remained relatively stable. Japanese women showed reverse inequalities at follow up, but no health inequalities were seen among Japanese men. Health behaviours and social relations explained 4-37% of the magnitude in health inequalities, but not their widening. PMID:25545770

Lahelma, Eero; Pietiläinen, Olli; Rahkonen, Ossi; Kivimäki, Mika; Martikainen, Pekka; Ferrie, Jane; Marmot, Michael; Shipley, Martin; Sekine, Michikazu; Tatsuse, Takashi; Lallukka, Tea

2015-01-01

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45 CFR 147.145 - Student health insurance coverage.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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45 CFR 147.145 - Student health insurance coverage.  

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45 CFR 147.145 - Student health insurance coverage.  

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...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Student health insurance coverage. 147.145 Section 147.145 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM...

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The population-based Occupational and Environmental Health Prospective Cohort Study (AMIGO) in the Netherlands  

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Purpose Occupational and environmental exposures remain important modifiable risk factors of public health. Existing cohort studies are often limited by the level of detail of data collected on these factors and health. It is also often assumed that the more healthy group is over-represented in cohort studies, which is of concern for their external validity. In this cohort profile, we describe how we set up the population-based Occupational and Environmental Health Cohort Study (AMIGO) to longitudinally study occupational and environmental determinants of diseases and well-being from a multidisciplinary and life course point of view. Reviewed by the Medical Ethics Research Committee of the University Medical Center Utrecht (protocol 10-268/C). All cohort members participate voluntarily and gave informed consent prior to their inclusion. Participants 14?829 adult cohort members (16% of those invited) consented and filled in the online baseline questionnaire. Determinants include chemical, biological, physical (eg, electromagnetic fields), and psychosocial factors. Priority health outcomes include cancer, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and non-specific symptoms. Owing to the recruitment strategy via general practitioners of an established network, we also collect longitudinal data registered in their electronic medical records including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Besides the advantage of health outcomes that cannot be easily captured longitudinally by other means, this created a unique opportunity to assess health-related participation bias by comparing general practitioner-registered prevalence rates in the cohort and its source population. Findings to date We found no indications of such a systematic bias. The major assets of the AMIGO approach are its detailed occupational and environmental determinants in combination with the longitudinal health data registered in general practice besides linkage to cancer and mortality registries and self-reported health. Future plans We are now in the phase of prospective follow-up, with the aim of continuing this for as long as possible (20+ years), pending future funding. Findings will be disseminated through scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and through newsletters and the project website to participants, stakeholders and the wider public. PMID:25428630

Slottje, Pauline; Yzermans, C Joris; Korevaar, Joke C; Hooiveld, Mariëtte; Vermeulen, Roel C H

2014-01-01

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Student Health Service Get the Facts,  

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Student Health Service Get the Facts, not the Flu! #12;What To Do If You Have the Flu or Influenza-like Illness? What is the flu? Flu (influenza) is caused by a virus. There are different types of influenza viruses with many strains. How do I know if I have the flu? You may have the flu if you have some or all

Moore, Paul A.

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Predictors of Success for Allied Health Students.  

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A study of 424 allied health students (259 dental hygiene, 104 radiologic technology, and 61 respiratory therapy) found that the greater predictors of their academic success were the natural science subscore on the American College Test (ACT), high school grade point average, and class rank, age, and composite ACT score. (SK)

Jensen, Steven C.

1989-01-01

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Privacy & Information Security Student Health Services  

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Privacy & Information Security Student Health Services December 2011 #12;AGENDA 1. HIPAA ­ What's new ­ "In the news" 2. What you need to know ­ Privacy & IT Security 3. Lessons Learned ­ Recent Privacy/IT Security Issues 4. Emerging Privacy / IT Security Issues ­ Social Networking - Facebook #12

Qian, Ning

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The Allied Health Professions: Opportunities for Minority Students. Career Guidebook.  

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The term "allied health" refers to a cluster of health professions encompassing as many as 200 occupational titles (exclusive of physicians and nurses) involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutritional services; and…

Castro, Maria

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The Prevalence of Short Sleep Duration by Industry and Occupation in the National Health Interview Survey  

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Study Objectives: To explore whether employment in industries likely to have non-standard work schedules (e.g., manufacturing and service) and occupations with long work-weeks (e.g., managerial/ professional, sales, and transportation) is associated with an increased risk of short sleep duration. Design: Cross-sectional epidemiologic survey. Setting: Household-based face-to-face survey of civilian, non-institutionalized US residents. Participants: Sample adults interviewed for the National Health Interview Survey in 1985 or 1990 (N = 74,734) or between 2004 and 2007 (N = 110,422). Most analyses focused on civilian employed workers interviewed between 2004 and 2007 (N = 66,099). Interventions: N/A Measurements and Results: The weighted prevalence of self-reported short sleep duration, defined as ?6 h per day, among civilian employed workers from 2004-2007 was 29.9%. Among industry categories, the prevalence of short sleep duration was greatest for management of companies and enterprises (40.5%), followed by transportation/warehousing (37.1%) and manufacturing (34.8%). Occupational categories with the highest prevalence included production occupations in the transportation/warehousing industry, and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations in both the transportation/warehousing industry and the manufacturing industry. In the combined sample from 1985 and 1990, 24.2% of workers reported short sleep duration; the prevalence of short sleep duration was significantly lower during this earlier time period compared to 2004–2007 for 7 of 8 industrial sectors. Conclusions: Self-reported short sleep duration among US workers varies by industry and occupation, and has increased over the past two decades. These findings suggest the need for further exploration of the relationship between work and sleep, and development of targeted interventions for specific industry/occupation groups. Citation: Luckhaupt SE; Tak S; Calvert GM. The prevalence of short sleep duration by industry and occupation in the National Health Interview Survey. SLEEP 2010;33(2):149-159 PMID:20175398

Luckhaupt, Sara E.; Tak, SangWoo; Calvert, Geoffrey M.

2010-01-01

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[Preliminary results of studies on the incidence, causes and effects of occupational accidents in the Be?chatów Industrial Region. III. Health effects of occupational accidents].  

PubMed

Health effects of accidents at work at the Be?chatów Industrial District have been investigated. Most injuries due to accidents have been bruises, wounds and bone fractures of upper and lower limbs. Much less frequent, as compared to other industrial plants, are injuries of head, chest and abdomen. The causes of those injuries have been discussed. In addition, the activities of occupational health services have been analysed. PMID:3574125

Adamczyk, Z; Bilski, D; Ciesielski, L; Gryszkiewicz, M; Korzycki, J; Markert, R; Modzelewski, B; Plewi?ski, J; Sereczy?ska-Wo?niak, T; Staniaszczyk, M

1986-01-01

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[Integral methodologic approach to occupational health maintenance for oil industry workers in North-West Siberia (exemplified by JSC "Novosibirsknephtegaz" model)].  

PubMed

The authors analyzed work conditions and health of workers in oil-extracting industry of Novosibirsk region. Findings are that work safety system based on workplace certification concerning work conditions and on occupational safety activities certification is the most important component in primary prevention of occupational hazardous effects on life and health of workers during the occupational activities. PMID:21509981

Logvinenko, I I; Voevoda, M I; Samadova, D T; Kulinich, V N; Kopylova, O S

2011-01-01

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The occupational endorsement certification in welding and materials technology is designed for beginning students who want to learn to  

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WELDING & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY The occupational endorsement certification in welding and materials technology is designed for beginning students who want to learn to cut and weld, as well as students seeking more advanced courses who would like to take their welding skills further. Our program emphasizes

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

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Introduction of Vertical Integration and Case-Based Learning in Anatomy for Undergraduate Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present pilot study was to evaluate the benefits of innovative teaching methodologies introduced to final year occupational and physical therapy students in Christian Medical College in India. Students' satisfactions along the long-term retention of knowledge and clinical application of the respiratory anatomy have been…

Parmar, Suresh K.; Rathinam, Bertha A. D.

2011-01-01

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Delayed College Entry and the Socioeconomic Gap: Examining the Roles of Student Plans, Family Income, Parental Education, and Parental Occupation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates delayed college entry, including how college enrollment differs based on students' plans while in high school. Results confirm that low-SES students are repeatedly disadvantaged in the college transition, but add complexity concerning the influences of family income, parental education, and parental occupational status.…

Wells, Ryan S.; Lynch, Cassie M.

2012-01-01

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Monkeypox in the United States: an occupational health look at the first cases.  

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Between May 15 and June 20, 2003, 71 suspected cases of monkeypox were investigated and 37 individuals in the United States developed laboratory confirmed monkeypox. These were the first cases of human monkeypox ever documented in the United States or in the Western Hemisphere. The disease was transmitted from small animals imported from Africa to other animals, including prairie dogs sold as pets throughout the U.S. Midwest. Direct contact with the infected animals was the method of infection, and although human to human transmission was thought to have occurred, this was not confirmed by follow up testing. Because of the link with contact with a prairie dog, initial evaluation of the disease was focused toward diseases commonly associated with this animal (e.g., tularemia, plague). Laboratory findings at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin pointed to the presence of an orthopox. The CDC confirmed monkeypox was the infecting orthopox agent. Occupational health nurses from the Marshfield Clinic had direct involvement in the identification and follow up of employees who had direct contact with the diagnosed patients. Programs, such as a respiratory protection program initiated and carried out by Clinic occupational health nurses, were used to prevent employee exposure for Clinic staff. One Clinic employee was thought to potentially have monkeypox because of her direct contact with one of the patients. Four Clinic employees were vaccinated with vaccinia vaccine as a result of their contact with patients or lab specimens. Quarantine of the potentially infected employee and her boyfriend uncovered issues that must be addressed if other infectious diseases requiring quarantine or isolation of individuals emerge or re-emerge. These include a system to compensate individuals in quarantine or isolation who do not have any other source of income. The issue of whether workers' compensation should cover an employee who is quarantined or isolated for a potential work related exposure to an infectious disease if no disease is actually diagnosed also needs to be explored. A better system of getting state or CDC laboratory results back to the local level, including the occupational health area of the generating facility, must be developed. This will be very important if diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or smallpox should re-emerge in the United States. Occupational health nurses are an integral part of any infectious disease process occurring in the United States. The identification of monkeypox in the United States shows that any planning to detect, prevent, and treat diseases with the potential to affect the employee population must include occupational health nurse involvement. PMID:15119816

Cunha, Bruce E

2004-04-01

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Occupational health risks of pathologists - results from a nationwide online questionnaire in Switzerland  

PubMed Central

Background Pathologists are highly trained medical professionals who play an essential part in the diagnosis and therapy planning of malignancies and inflammatory diseases. Their work is associated with potential health hazards including injuries involving infectious human tissue, chemicals which are assumed to be carcinogenic or long periods of microscope and computer work. This study aimed to provide the first comprehensive assessment of the health situation of pathologists in Switzerland. Methods Pathologists in Switzerland were contacted via the Swiss Society of Pathologists and asked to answer an ethically approved, online anonymous questionnaire comprising 48 questions on occupational health problems, workplace characteristics and health behaviour. Results 163 pathologists participated in the study. Forty percent of pathologists reported musculoskeletal problems in the previous month. The overall prevalence was 76%. Almost 90% of pathologists had visual refraction errors, mainly myopia. 83% of pathologists had experienced occupational injuries, mostly cutting injuries, in their professional career; more than one fifth of participants reported cutting injuries in the last year. However, long lasting injuries and infectious diseases were rare. Depression and burnout affected every eighth pathologist. The prevalence of smoking was substantially below that of the general Swiss population. Conclusions The results of this study suggest that more care should be taken in technical and personal protective measures, ergonomic workplace optimisation and reduction of work overload and work inefficiencies. Despite the described health risks, Swiss pathologists were optimistic about their future and their working situation. The high rate of ametropia and psychological problems warrants further study. PMID:23216705

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Contact Information Student Health Insurance..............................814.865.7467  

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Contact Information Student Health Insurance..............................814.865.7467 Fax) .........................814.863.9611 S T U D E N T health insurance University Health Services University Health Services (UHS Insurance For additional information or questions about the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plans

Lee, Dongwon

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Partnerships for Environmental and Occupational Justice: Contributions to Research, Capacity and Public Health  

PubMed Central

In 1994, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) initiated a program to address communication gaps between community residents, researchers and health care providers in the context of disproportionate environmental exposures. Over 13 years, together with the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, NIEHS funded 54 environmental justice projects. Here we examine the methods used and outcomes produced based on data gathered from summaries submitted for annual grantees' meetings. Data highlight how projects fulfilled program objectives of improving community awareness and capacity and the positive public health and public policy outcomes achieved. Our findings underscore the importance of community participation in developing effective, culturally sensitive interventions and emphasize the importance of systematic program planning and evaluation. PMID:19890151

Sinclair, Raymond; Payne-Sturges, Devon; Phelps, Jerry; Zenick, Harold; Collman, Gwen W.; O'Fallon, Liam R.

2009-01-01

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Health students’ expectations of the ideal educational environment: a qualitative research  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Educational environment is an important determinant of students’ behavior and its elements are associated with academic achievement and course satisfaction. The aim of this study was to determine students’ expectations of the ideal educational environment. Methods: This was a qualitative study with content analysis approach. Using a theoretical sampling method, we selected eight students from Health School of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, studying health education, public health, environmental health, occupational health and medical entomology. To collect data, semi-structured interviews were used and continued until reaching data saturation. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: Students' expectations of the ideal educational environment emerged in four main themes including school atmosphere, teaching, human aspects (with three subthemes including teachers, students, and school staff) and non-human aspects (with two subthemes including educational equipment and physical environment). Conclusion: Educational environment is a multidimensional issue and to achieve an ideal educational environment, educational planners should meet the students' expectations of the school atmosphere, teaching, teachers, students, school staff, educational equipment and physical environment. PMID:25512939

AGHAMOLAEI, TEAMUR; SHIRAZI, MANDANA; DADGARAN, IDEH; SHAHSAVARI, HOOMAN; GHANBARNEJAD, AMIN

2014-01-01

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Occupational health education in the United Kingdom workplace: looking backwards and going forwards? The Industrial Health Education Society at work 1922-40.  

PubMed Central

Education on occupational medicine is a neglected area in the United Kingdom in terms of resources and staffing. Education on occupational health and safety is even more neglected and education in the workplace on occupational health is most neglected of all. 1944 saw the demise of the Industrial Health Education Society. This society had been established with the explicit aims of educating and informing ordinary shopfloor workers about occupational hazards and how to deal with them. The emphasis was almost exclusively on occupational health and not occupational safety. In this and indeed in several other respects the society was unique. The society functioned effectively between 1924 and 1940. Large numbers of doctors were recruited to give their time and services free to the IHES by talking to workers on occupational health topics. In this manner the society succeeded in attracting many thousands of workers to its meetings and worked without openly alienating employers, trade unions, the government, or the medical profession--a remarkable feat of diplomacy. The strengths and weaknesses of the society are charted as are the themes and issues still relevant in the 1990s. Progress in the 1980s is assessed against the background of the IHES achievements. PMID:2198915

Watterson, A

1990-01-01

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1.2 Health, Safety, and Environment Occupational Exposure Characterization during the Manufacture of Cellulose Nanomaterials  

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Abstract. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 6 % of total U.S. manufacturing output; nanotechnology could play an increasing role. As with any emerging technology, cellulose nanomaterials may become commercially available in a range of products before society obtains sufficient knowledge of the risk they pose to workers, consumers, and the environment. In partnership with the Forest Products Laboratory, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted an exposure characterization study of the production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) that had been tagged with cesium. Analyzing the filter-based air samples for elemental cesium indicated that CNCs are being aerosolized during both removal of product from the freeze dryer and centrifugation of product. The highest concentration for the cesium-tagged CNC was collected during the centrifugation process inside the enclosure cabinet. Currently there are no occupational exposure limits specific to engineered cellulose nanomaterials.

Kenneth F. Martinez; Adrienne Eastlake; Alan Rudie; Charles Geraci

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Framework for Continuous Assessment and Improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Issues in Construction Companies  

PubMed Central

Background Construction industry is among the most hazardous industries, and needs a comprehensive and simple-to-administer tool to continuously assess and promote its health and safety performance. Methods Through the study of various standard systems (mainly Health, Safety, and Environment Management System; Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 180001; and British Standard, occupational health and safety management systems-Guide 8800), seven main elements were determined for the desired framework, and then, by reviewing literature, factors affecting these main elements were determined. The relative importance of each element and its related factors was calculated at organizational and project levels. The provided framework was then implemented in three construction companies, and results were compared together. Results The results of the study show that the relative importance of the main elements and their related factors differ between organizational and project levels: leadership and commitment are the most important elements at the organization level, whereas risk assessment and management are most important at the project level. Conclusion The present study demonstrated that the framework is easy to administer, and by interpreting the results, the main factors leading to the present condition of companies can be determined. PMID:25379325

Mahmoudi, Shahram; Ghasemi, Fakhradin; Mohammadfam, Iraj; Soleimani, Esmaeil

2014-01-01

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Engaging Student Health Organizations in Reducing Health Disparities in Underserved Communities through Volunteerism: Developing a Student Health Corps  

PubMed Central

One underutilized method for reducing health disparities and training culturally competent health care workers is the engagement of undergraduate student health organizations in conducting health screenings, promotion, and health education outreach activities in in underserved racial/ethnic communities. We conducted a needs assessment of 14 predominantly racial/ethnic minority undergraduate student-run health organizations. The 14 organizations annually served approximately 12,425 people (67% Hispanic, 25% African American, 6.33% Asian Pacific Islander), predominantly at health fairs within Los Angeles County (averaging 138 attendees). Student organizations provided screenings on general health conditions and diseases, with less emphasis on behavioral risk factors (e.g., drinking, smoking). Organizations indicated a need for increased and affordable trainings in preventive health screenings and help in understanding target populations’ needs. Universities are in an excellent position to train, supervise, and organize volunteer health corps in order to engage students in reducing health disparities and to train culturally competent health care providers. PMID:19648716

Mays, Vickie M.; Ly, Lichin; Allen, Erica; Young, Sophia

2013-01-01

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An evaluation of the occupational health risks to workers in a hazardous waste incinerator.  

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A study was conducted to evaluate the health impact of airborne pollutants on incinerator workers at IZAYDAS Incinerator, Turkey. Ambient air samples were taken from two sampling points in the incinerator area and analyzed for particulate matter, heavy metals, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) and dioxins. The places where the maximum exposure was expected to occur were selected in determining the sampling points. The first point was placed in the front area of the rotary kiln, between the areas of barrel feeding, aqueous and liquid waste storage and solid waste feeding, and the second one was near the fly ash transfer line from the ash silo. Results were evaluated based on the regulations related to occupational health. Benzene, dibromochloropropane (DBCP) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) concentrations in the ambient air of the plant were measured at levels higher than the occupational exposure limits. Dioxin concentrations were measured as 0.050 and 0.075 pg TEQ.m(-3), corresponding to a daily intake between 0.007 and 0.01 pg TEQ. kg body weight(-1).day (-1). An assessment of dioxin congener and homologue profiles suggested that gaseous fractions of dioxin congeners are higher in front of the rotary kiln, while most of them are in particle-bound phases near the ash conveyor. Finally, the necessity of further studies including occupational health and medical surveillance assessments on the health effects of the pollutants for the workers and the general population in such an industrialized area was emphasized. PMID:15090692

Bako?lu, Mithat; Karademir, Aykan; Ayberk, Sava?

2004-03-01

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Semen Abnormalities, Sperm DNA Damage and Global Hypermethylation in Health Workers Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation  

PubMed Central

Background Cytogenetic studies have demonstrated that low levels of chronic radiation exposure can potentially increase the frequency of chromosomal aberrations and aneuploidy in somatic cells. Epidemiological studies have shown that health workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation bear an increased risk of hematological malignancies. Objectives To find the influence of occupational radiation exposure on semen characteristics, including genetic and epigenetic integrity of spermatozoa in a chronically exposed population. Methods This cross sectional study included 134 male volunteers of which 83 were occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation and 51 were non-exposed control subjects. Semen characteristics, sperm DNA fragmentation, aneuploidy and incidence of global hypermethylation in the spermatozoa were determined and compared between the non-exposed and the exposed group. Results Direct comparison of the semen characteristics between the non-exposed and the exposed population revealed significant differences in motility characteristics, viability, and morphological abnormalities (P<0.05–0.0001). Although, the level of sperm DNA fragmentation was significantly higher in the exposed group as compared to the non-exposed group (P<0.05–0.0001), the incidence of sperm aneuploidy was not statistically different between the two groups. However, a significant number of hypermethylated spermatozoa were observed in the exposed group in comparison to non-exposed group (P<0.05). Conclusions We provide the first evidence on the detrimental effects of occupational radiation exposure on functional, genetic and epigenetic integrity of sperm in health workers. However, further studies are required to confirm the potential detrimental effects of ionizing radiation in these subjects. PMID:23922858

Kumar, Dayanidhi; Salian, Sujith Raj; Kalthur, Guruprasad; Uppangala, Shubhashree; Kumari, Sandhya; Challapalli, Srinivas; Chandraguthi, Srinidhi Gururajarao; Krishnamurthy, Hanumanthappa; Jain, Navya; Kumar, Pratap; Adiga, Satish Kumar

2013-01-01

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Interprofessional Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy and Psychology Students: A Social Skills Training Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

An interprofessional clinical learning experience was developed for pre-licensure occupational therapy (OT) and psychology graduate students. Students worked in interprofessional teams to plan and implement a social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The objectives were to provide a hands-on, student-led clinical experience; facilitate interprofessional collaborative learning through leadership partnerships and teach children with ASD to

Dana M. Howell; Peggy Whitman; Myra Beth Bundy

2012-01-01

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Occupational health and safety regulation in the coal mining industry: public health at the workplace  

Microsoft Academic Search

The strategy for preventing occupational disease and injury in the coal mining industry employs several elements. Standards are set and enforced; technical assistance, research, and development are provided; and surveillance is conducted. Compensation for black lung is a vivid reminder of the consequences of failure to prevent disease. And, workers are represented by a union that encourages active participation in

1991-01-01

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[Tuberculosis infection control practice in hospitals from the viewpoint of occupational health].  

PubMed

Several outbreaks of tuberculosis (TB) among health care workers were reported recently in Japan. To assess the current situation of TB infection control practice in hospitals in Japan from the viewpoint of occupational health, we carried out a cross sectional survey by mail-questionnaires. The questionnaires with closed and open-ended questions to ask situation of TB infection control program in hospital were mailed to 542 hospital chiefs in and around Tokyo, Kantoh district. 269 replies were received. We analyzed them especially focussing on the prevention of TB among health care workers. Out of 269 hospitals replied, 39 of them had wards and/or beds designated for tuberculosis patients, 223 did not have, and 7 were unknown. 102 (38.9%) had set written tuberculosis infection control programs or guidelines, only 21 (53.8%) have set them even in hospitals with TB beds. 110 (42.0%) hospitals had triage system for identifying patients with active TB in the outpatient setting. Although, most health care workers underwent annual health check programs including chest X-rays, only 67 (25.6%) of the hospitals provide tuberculin skin test to their new recruits. 165 (63.0%) of hospitals admit that undiagnosed patients with respiratory symptoms may stay with immuno-compromised patients in the same room. Since administrative management, staff education, environmental control in work place, personal infection control and individual health care should be carried out from the viewpoint of occupational health, we showed concrete steps of these in this paper. We recommend that a TB infection control manager in each hospital should be designated, and that TB infection control program and/or guideline should be made. Environmental control in work place to prevent infection should be more prioritized in Japan. PMID:10355228

Suzuki, K; Onozaki, I; Shimura, A

1999-04-01