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CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award Master of Occupational Therapy Program  

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CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award Master of Occupational Therapy Program Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy University of British Columbia Page | 1 OBJECTIVES: To further will submit a RSOT 547 research abstract to the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Aamodt, Tor

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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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Health Occupations Cluster Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to assist the vocational teacher in designing and implementing a cluster program in health occupations, this guide suggests ideas for teaching the specific knowledge and skills that qualify students for entry-level employment in the health occupations field. The knowledge and skills are applicable to 12 occupations: dental assistant;…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

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Allied Health Occupations II. Advanced Health 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 specific areas of nursing, concentrating on the fields of geriatrics and psychiatry. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics:…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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An Annotated Bibliography for Health Occupations: A Guide for Teachers and Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The bibliography is designed to assist teachers and students at the secondary level in selecting printed and audiovisual materials related to health occupations. The 115 items relate to the following occupations: dental assistant, medical laboratory aide, practical nurse, nurse assistant, rehabilitation aide, physical therapy aide, radiologic…

Solon, Lindy

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on health oriented personal services 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…

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

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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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Impact of a Geriatric Health Promotion Elective on Occupational and Physical Therapy Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty-two physical and occupational therapy students enrolled in an elective course entitled Health Promotion and Aging. After classroom preparation during the first half of the semester, the students applied their skills and knowledge of exercise, nutrition and stress management at a senior center with 42 sedentary and\\/or obese older adults during the second half of the semester. In comparison to

David Haber; Martha Hinman; Carolyn Utsey; Karen Babola; Carol Looney

1997-01-01

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Allied Health Occupations II. Physical Therapy Aide 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 physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: the health team for…

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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Allied Health Occupations II. Medical Laboratory 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 intended to provide students with a practical understanding of the work done by medical laboratory technicians and technologists. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: the value of…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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Health Occupations--Thermometer. Kit No. 2. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Learning Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructor's manual and student activity guide on the oral thermometer are provided in this set of prevocational education materials which focuses on the vocational area of health occupations. (This set of materials is one of ninety-two prevocational education sets arranged around a cluster of seven vocational offerings: agriculture, home…

Jackson, Janette

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Health Occupations--Practical Nurse. Kit No. 45. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Learning Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructor's manual and student activity guide on practical nursing are provided in this set of prevocational education materials which focuses on the vocational area of health occupations. (This set of materials is one of ninety-two prevocational education sets arranged around a cluster of seven vocational offerings: agriculture, home…

Jackson, Janette

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Allied Health Occupations II. Radiologic Technologist Aide 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 the radiologic team and to enable them to acquire some basic skills used in the X-ray department. Addressed in the individual units of the course…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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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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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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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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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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Learning Contracts and the Use of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) for Occupational Therapy Students on Mental Health Fieldwork  

Microsoft Academic Search

To counteract stereotyped views of the mentally ill and to empower occupational therapy students on their mental health clerkship, students developed individualized learning contracts. The contract required formulating their educational goals as a series of graded steps structured through the use of a sequential numerical scale, Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) (Kiresuk & Sherman, 1968). Goals were related to the students'

Anne Hiller Scott

1998-01-01

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Perceptions of general education on occupational health and safety among college students in Taiwan.  

PubMed

Undergraduate students were surveyed to assess their awareness of and interest in health and safety education. Out of 5258 questionnaires distributed among 66 colleges and universities in Taiwan, 4474 questionnaires were returned. The respondents were asked to provide demographic information and to respond to questions about a proposed college course in general occupational health and safety (OHS) and questions about 30 OHS topics. Their awareness and learning interest about each topic were evaluated on a 4-point scale. Statistical analysis of variance and logistic linear regression were performed. Only 13% of respondents had previously taken health and safety courses. More than 39% of respondents indicated that they would take general OHS courses if the courses were offered by their colleges. Student motivation to take OHS courses was apparently related to their experience in OHS coursework, their academic background, and their current learning interest in the 30 OHS topics. Students with natural science or engineering backgrounds tended to express strong interest in OHS topics and courses. In conclusion, implementing general health and safety education in college is recommended. In addition, developing an OHS course module system would meet student expectations, as courses would consider the learning interests and needs of students with different college majors. PMID:19412863

Tong, Yu-Huei; Lin, Yu-Wen; Chen, Chih-Chieh; Lin, Jia-Ming

2009-08-01

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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies have identified a low preference for mental health careers among students and practitioners in occupational therapy. Factors implicated include the social stigma of mental health in the community, fieldwork experience, academic preparation, and work setting factors such as role ambiguity and chronicity of clients. Of these factors, fieldwork may be the most important influence. A survey was administered

Anne Cusick; Tracey Demattia; Sharon Doyle

1993-01-01

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Occupational Health Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to be used for "Administrative Aspects of Occupational Medicine," one of two officer correspondence courses offered by the Naval Medical Training Institute. Part one comprises guidelines for setting up occupational health clinics, covering the areas of staffing, layout, equipment, other services, and records maintenance.…

Naval Medical Training Inst., Bethesda, MD.

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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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Occupational health in Cuba.  

PubMed Central

Health and safety regulation, training, and research were practically non-existent in Cuba before the Revolution in 1959. Since that time important advances have been made. Specialized inspectors, occupational physicians, and other such personnel are now trained in Cuba. An Occupational Health Institute, founded in 1976, provides training and specialized technical services, and conducts research. In 1978, a far reaching "Work Safety and Health Law" was enacted which defines the rights and responsibility of government agencies, workplace administrators, unions, and workers. Comprehensive control of toxic substances in workplaces, still at an early stage, is likely to increase in light of the new law, the growing availability of qualified personnel, and the mounting concern of public health authorities with the increasingly "developed" health profile of the population. PMID:7212141

Gomez, M R

1981-01-01

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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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Health Occupation Drilldowns for Milwaukee County  

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Licensed Practical Nurses Dental Hygienists Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants nurses, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapistsHealth Occupation Drilldowns for Milwaukee County Registered Nurses by Year License Granted

Saldin, Dilano

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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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Achieving Quality in Occupational Health  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The conference convened approximately 100 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. Centered on the theme, "Achieving Quality in Occupational Health," conferees heard presentations from award winning occupational health program professionals within the Agency and from private industry; updates on ISO 9000 status, quality assurance, and information technologies; workshops on ergonomics and respiratory protection; an overview from the newly commissioned NASA Occupational Health Assessment Team; and a keynote speech on improving women's health. In addition, NASA occupational health specialists presented 24 poster sessions and oral deliveries on various aspects of current practice at their field centers.

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

1997-01-01

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Occupational health nursing in hungary.  

PubMed

This article is the first about occupational health nursing in Hungary. The authors describe the Hungarian health care and occupational health care systems, including nursing education and professional organizations for occupational health nurses. The Fundamental Law of Hungary guarantees the right of every employee to healthy and safe working conditions, daily and weekly rest times and annual paid leave, and physical and mental health. Hungary promotes the exercise of these rights by managing industrial safety and health care, providing access to healthy food, supporting sports and regular physical exercise, and ensuring environmental protection. According to the law, the responsibility for regulation of the occupational health service lies with the Ministry of Human Resources. Safety regulations are under the aegis of the Ministry of National Economy. [Workplace Health Saf 2014;62(10):421-430.]. PMID:25139783

Hirdi, Henriett Éva; Hong, OiSaeng

2014-10-01

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ALLIED HEALTH Physical & Occupational Therapy, Cytotechnology, Dental Hygiene,  

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ALLIED HEALTH Physical & Occupational Therapy, Cytotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Health Information Teaching Earn a bachelor's or master's degree in occupational therapy to gain entry in the field. Some programs offer a "certificate" in occupational therapy for students having a degree other than O.T. All

Kaminsky, Werner

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Janet Craig Occupational Health Manager  

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Black review of sickness absence - Working for a Healthier Tomorrow · Health, work and wellbeing of Occupational Safety and Health Emerging trends - Government strategy for Health and Work Service Dame Carol programme ­ a cross-departmental government programme to improve the health and well-being of people

Schnaufer, Achim

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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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Allied Health Occupations II (Health Careers--Core Curriculum).  

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 background informational material and practical skills used in various health fields. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: safety; ethical and legal…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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Supervising structured learning experiences for students in New Jersey: training teachers in school-based occupational health and safety practice.  

PubMed

This article describes the structured learning experience (SLE) supervisory training curriculum coordinated by the New Jersey Safe Schools Program, a project supported by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education. The New Jersey SLE supervisory training program comprises training courses and resources for teachers who supervise secondary school minors (students aged 16 to 18 years and special needs students up to age 21) enrolled in various programs--college preparatory, general education, career and technical education, career academies, and special education. One goal of the program is to enhance knowledge and awareness of legal and scientific occupational safety and health principles to ensure safe, rewarding work experiences inside and outside classrooms. This article describes our experiences and data available from November 2005 to January 2008. We summarize relevant federal and state laws and agencies; potential exposure agents and microenvironments of concern; stakeholders and training partners; process and immediate impact data from SLE supervisory trainings; and lessons learned to inform states that may adopt similar strategies or regulations. PMID:19618809

Shendell, Derek G; Hemminger, Laura E; Campbell, Jennifer K; Schlegel, Barry

2009-01-01

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Occupational Titles Including Job Descriptions for Health Occupations Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This alphabetical compilation of 80 occupational titles for health occupations education is taken from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, (DOT), 4th edition, 1977. An index shows the arrangement of the occupational titles (together with instructional program and DOT code) according to the United States Office of Education code numbers. For…

East Texas State Univ., Commerce. Occupational Curriculum Lab.

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTITIONERS AND POLICY  

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN FRANCE: PRACTITIONERS AND POLICY A STUDY OF 803 FRENCH OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) PRACTITIONERS A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH ­ NOVEMBER 2010 [study] #12;OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN FRANCE: PRACTITIONERS AND POLICY A STUDY OF 803 FRENCH OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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State Licensing of Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

About 25 health professions and occupations are licensed by one or more states according to the survey of state licensing provisions by the National Center for Health Statistics. Data is presented in 22 chapters on the licensure of administrators, chiropractors, clinical laboratory personnel, dental hygienists, dentists, professional engineers,…

National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.

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Occupational health nursing in the United States.  

PubMed

This article is a summary of information about occupational health nurses and occupational health nursing in the United States. The article provides demographic, education, credentialing, role, and other data based on secondary analysis of occupational health nurses' responses to the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. Current issues affecting the U.S. work force and businesses are addressed and high-risk business and industrial sectors are noted. Occupational health nurse practice opportunities are highlighted and practice areas where occupational health nursing research is currently focused are discussed. The article also examines the challenges facing the next generation of occupational health nurses. PMID:22387247

Thompson, Margaret C; Wachs, Joy E

2012-03-01

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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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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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Allied Health Occupations I (Health Assistant). Middletown Public Schools Curriculum Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume outlines the requirements and content of a first-year course in allied health occupations education that is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment in such allied health occupations as nurse's aide and health assistant. Addressed in the individual units of the course are the following topics: health worker…

Middletown Public Schools, CT.

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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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Competencies in occupational and environmental health nursing.  

PubMed

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. has delineated nine categories of competency in occupational and environmental health nursing. Within each category, three levels of achievement or competence are identified. PMID:18019767

2007-11-01

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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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Resource Manual for Health Occupations Education Instructors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource manual is designed to assist secondary health occupations instructors in implementing their health occupations programs. It contains two types of materials: informational topics and sample forms, letters, memos, and other materials. The manual begins with an overview of the health occupations education program, followed by these…

Feilner, Veronica, Ed.; Robling, Jeannine, Ed.

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The Health Occupations Boom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiles 10 health care jobs in terms of duties, work environment, education and training needs, and salary scale. Jobs profiled are physicians' assistants, recreational therapists, respiratory therapists, dental assistants and hygienists, medical assistants, nurses' aides, psychiatric aides, emergency medical technicians, licensed practical…

Lozada, Marlene

1995-01-01

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Student Health, Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Student Health Services and Wellness Program at Santa Barbara City College, California. The program is funded by student health fees, and offers mental health services, health education, and academic services. The program also presents professional development seminars, offers program development consultations, and offers services in…

Broderick, Susan

2003-01-01

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Does occupational health nursing exist in India?  

PubMed Central

Background: Occupational health services are important to develop healthy and productive work forces, which should be delivered through occupational health team. Occupational health nurse (OHN) is an important member of this team and is required to apply nursing principles in conserving the health of workers in occupational settings. Purpose: This article attempts to map the occupational health nursing courses in India and design competencies and curriculum for such a course. Materials and Methods: Information through the Internet, printed journals, and perspectives of the key stakeholders were the principal sources of data. Discussion: In India, there is a need to initiate a course on occupational health nursing to provide occupational health services for the organized and unorganized sector workforce. A certificate course for occupational health nursing for 3–4 months duration offered through contact session mode can be an opportune beginning. However, to cater employed nurses an online course can be another effective alternative. The theoretical part should essentially include modules on occupational diseases, industrial hygiene, and occupational health legislation, whereas the modules on practical aspects can include visits to industries. Taking into account the existing norms of Indian Factories Act for hazardous units of organized sector an estimated 1,34,640 OHNs are required. Conclusion: There is a need–supply gap in the number of occupational health nursing manpower in India, which can be attributed to the absence of any course to train such manpower. PMID:25598615

Tiwari, Rajnarayan R.; Sharma, Anjali; Zodpey, Sanjay P.; Khandare, Shobha M.

2014-01-01

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75 FR 56549 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety and Occupational Health...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Purpose: The Safety and Occupational Health Study Section will review, discuss...issues in occupational safety and health, and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH...for the magnitude of the aggregate health burden associated with...

2010-09-16

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Secondary Students' Views on Occupational Sex Stereotyping.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of Indiana high school students sought to identify the extent of nontraditional occupational selection, awareness by the students of sex stereotyping influences, and their strategies for the promotion of educational equity. Results indicated that almost all students (80%) planned to enter occupations traditional for their sex. More females…

Richards, Diane S.

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Occupational health in South Korea.  

PubMed

The government-initiated Annual Workers Health Examination Program and the Industrial Accident Compensation Program both of which are delivered from outside the workplace mainly by a handful of service agents have remained the cornerstones of occupational health and safety (OHS) policy in South Korea since the 1960s. Initially, policies centered on the technical dimensions of OHS problems. This acultural approach is no longer efficient, and the scope of problems that can be dealt with is limited. The injury rate has gone down from 6 to less than 1 injury per 100 insured workers, but since the 1980s there has been no sign of improvement in the death rate from industrial accidents, and future improvement in the injury rate is not expected. As South Korea is facing major economic and social changes, review of current OHS policy is also underway. International collaborations and comparisons will surely add thoughtful perspectives to this discussion. PMID:12028950

Paek, Domyung; Hisanaga, Naomi

2002-01-01

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Italian occupational health: concepts, conflicts, implications.  

PubMed Central

This paper examines Italy's worker-based model for occupational health, especially its key concepts and its relation to social conflict. It briefly reviews the history of three approaches to occupational health in Italy: university-based, industry-based, and government-based. It then analyzes the worker-based approach, which emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s as worker groups and trade unions mobilized around new concepts of occupational health. Five key concepts are discussed: the workers' homogeneous group; workers' subjectivity; the use of contract language; the development of local occupational health institutions; and the use of occupational hazard risk maps. The analysis illustrates how the social processes of mobilization and institutionalization affected the ideas and structures of Italian occupational health. Worker mobilization in Italy produced ideological changes in the nation's occupational health system, institutional changes in universities and governments, and legislative changes at national and local levels. The institutionalization of reforms, however, created new conflicts and problems and tended to restrict worker participation and promote expert intervention. The paper concludes with a brief outline of the history of occupational health approaches in the United States and then discusses the implications of the five Italian concepts for US occupational health policy. PMID:6380322

Reich, M R; Goldman, R H

1984-01-01

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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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Occupational Health of Working Women in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a review of occupational health of working women in China over the past 37 years. Only four papers in connection with the subject of occupational health for working women published before liberation could be found, in which only 543 female workers were surveyed. Since liberation, 317 papers on the subject have been published, Involving 934, 177 female

YL Wang; XH Zhao

1987-01-01

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Health through Occupation: Beyond the Evidence  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing body of scientific knowledge that links health and occupation is gaining in status within the field of science and is increasingly being picked up by policy makers and politicians alike. However, scientific evidence is a relatively new kid on the block in terms of human knowledge. To explore the links between health and occupation more fully we must

Annie Turner

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 and Health Curriculum Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the need for manpower development in the field of industrial safety and hygiene has resulted in the development of a broad based program in Occupational Safety and Health. The manual provides information to administrators and instructors on a program of study in this field for…

Gourley, Frank A., Jr., Comp.

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Occupational sex stereotypes among college students.  

PubMed

Occupational stereotypes among college students are examined. College students rated the 106 occupations contained in the Strong Interest Inventory according to the degree persons in these occupations contained masculine or feminine traits or according to the proportion of men and women employed in them. Men and women made equivalent ratings of occupations. Ratings for trait and proportion did not differ. Based on comparisons with Shinar's earlier research in 1975, it would appear that stereotyping has moderated even though it remained present in responses. Further comparisons show consistent differences in stereotyping based on the Holland occupational types of occupations rated. Implications for the use of interest inventories and the continuation of sex typing are presented. PMID:12315852

White, M J; Kruczek, T A; Brown, M T; White, G B

1989-06-01

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An overview of Japanese occupational health.  

PubMed Central

This paper provides an overview of Japanese occupational health and evaluates the current situation from three perspectives. Major occupational health hazards are assessed using four sources of data, showing patterns similar to those found in other advanced industrial societies. Institutional structures for occupational health policy are then examined, illustrating strengths and weaknesses of the Japanese legal and administrative systems. Trade union activities are presented, indicating the constraints of enterprise unions, and the tendency for a greater orientation toward compensation than prevention. Significant occupational health problems persist among marginal workers in Japan, including women and various minority groups. The analysis demonstrates a record for occupational health in Japan considerably more mixed than the conventional view. PMID:2968056

Reich, M R; Frumkin, H

1988-01-01

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Collaborative Fieldwork Education with Student Occupational Therapists and Student Occupational Therapist Assistants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight occupational therapy (OT) students and eight occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students worked together in field experiences. Content analysis of their journals revealed that they learned about each other's professional role and understood the relevance to future client care. Some resistance arose in both groups because OT students were…

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

2002-01-01

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Occupational safety and health law handbook  

SciTech Connect

This book reviews the regulations and standards governing the protection of employees in the workplace and provides insight into dealing with pertinent regulations and regulatory authorities. Written for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, human resource professionals, attorneys, and students, this companion to Government Institutes' best-selling ``Environmental Law Handbook'' offers the legal fundamentals behind occupational safety and health laws in one concise and authoritative volume. In 19 chapters, the authoring law firm of Keller and Heckman cover the OSHAct and its development; OSHA, NIOSH, and OSHRC; the roles played by other regulatory agencies; the OSHA rulemaking process; OSHA Standards and the General Duty Clause; record keeping and reporting; employers' and employees' rights; inspections; violations, penalties, and how to contest them; criminal prosecutions; state plans; industry-specific issues; OSHA reform; and international regulations and standards. This book references approximately 400 seminal OSHA legal decisions from the approximately 1,300 cases on record and includes coverage of Canadian and European Community regulations, making it the first comprehensive global overview of occupational safety and health law.

Sarvadi, D.G. [ed.; Keller; Heckman

1999-09-01

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Occupational health and safety emergencies.  

PubMed

When considering potentials emergencies in the dental office, one usually first thinks about potential drug reactions or adverse response to underlying systemic diseases. The rare, but potential, emergencies arising from the office environment itself also exist. Toxic reactions to various chemicals found in the office must be considered also. Adequate ventilation helps prevent the long-term consequences of breathing nitrous oxide and chemclave exhaust. Care must be taken in obtaining complete medical histories. Identify patients with communicable diseases such as TB. The potential for transmission of these infections to office staff and other patients exists. Health histories must include the ability to identify patients with latex sensitivity. The increased use of latex products among health care workers has resulted in a higher incidence of latex sensitivity. The office staff must be prepared to recognize and quickly treat anaphylactic reactions. A latex-free environment must be provided for high-risk patients. Even with the use of universal precautions, blood contamination exposures and needle sticks will still occur. Protect office staff against hepatitis through the administration of a hepatitis prevention vaccine. Establish a protocol in advance for handling blood exposure incidents. Update the patient history to determine potential risk. The exposed individual must receive counseling as to the potential risk of HIV infection. If there is a potential risk of HIV contamination, the exposed individual must be offered the opportunity to initiate prophylactic chemotherapy within 1 hour of exposure. Even though occupational health and safety emergencies are rare, they must be considered and planned for. Contingency plans, such as providing a latex-free environment, must be available for preventing emergencies. The office staff must be prepared to treat immediate emergencies such as anaphylaxis and caustic material spills. Arrangements must be available to quickly handle exposure to communicable infections. PMID:7556795

Goupil, M T

1995-07-01

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SWANSEA UNIVERSITY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY  

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SWANSEA 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. Arrangements for Health and Safety 5. Communication Procedures 6. Monitoring Performance 7. Emergency

Martin, Ralph R.

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Health Occupations Trends and Issues: Issue Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to identify the trends occurring within the health service industry and their impact on the providers of health care; determine shifts or emerging occupational areas within health services; and assess local health service providers' staffing patterns and anticipated needs. The study involved meetings with local hospital…

Covelli, Nicholas J.; And Others

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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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Understanding privacy in occupational health services.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of privacy in occupational health services. Data were collected through in-depth theme interviews with occupational health professionals (n = 15), employees (n = 15) and employers (n = 14). Our findings indicate that privacy, in this context, is a complex and multilayered concept, and that companies as well as individual employees have their own core secrets. Co-operation between the three groups proved challenging: occupational health professionals have to consider carefully in which situations and how much they are entitled to release private information on individual employees for the benefit of the whole company. Privacy is thus not an absolute right of an individual, but involves the idea of sharing responsibility. The findings open up useful new perspectives on ethical questions of privacy and on the development of occupational health practices. PMID:16961115

Heikkinen, Anne; Wickström, Gustav; Leino-Kilpi, Helena

2006-09-01

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Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Associate of Applied Science  

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Chemistry 2 Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences EVHS 20092 Environmental Technology Internship I 3 PH 30004Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety ­ Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene ­ Associate EVHS 10001 Environmental Technology I (3) or PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health (3) 3 Students

Khan, Javed I.

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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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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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Nurse managed occupational health centers: an overview.  

PubMed

1. Nurse managed centers provide clients with direct access to professional nursing care. 2. Lillian Wald, Mary Breckenridge, and Margaret Sanger established nurse managed centers at the beginning of this century. 3. Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs and services are based on the mission, outcomes, staffing, and financing of the occupational health center. 4. Essential parameters for comprehensively evaluating an occupational health nurse managed center include, client outcomes, client satisfaction, and cost-benefit. PMID:9384001

Wachs, J E

1997-10-01

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University of Sheffield Staff Occupational Health Service  

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University of Sheffield Staff Occupational Health Service Guidance for University Drivers Health) such as tractors, land rovers, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and Fork Lift Trucks (FLTs) Drivers of University to commercial drivers. For the purpose of health assessment the following categories apply: Category A Drivers

Li, Yi

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The expertise of Finnish occupational health nurses.  

PubMed

This study describes the self-assessed activities, features, prerequisites, and consequences of occupational health nurses' expertise. The quantitative data were gathered from 468 Finnish occupational health nurses, of whom 373 (80%) returned the completed questionnaire. The data were analyzed by using one-way-anova, the Kruskal-Wallis or the chi(2)-tests. The activities of the occupational health nurses included working with employees, workplaces, and collaborative partners, administrative and office work, and other duties. The most important expert features were the holistic perspective and listening to clients. Continuing training and a positive attitude were the most necessary prerequisites for expertise. The main benefits of expertise, from the perspective of the occupational health nurses, were improved health and a decreased number of work-related health risks. Support by the work community and good educational possibilities were important for expert practice. Occupational health nurses need to develop their expertise continually because they play a key role in promoting workers' health. PMID:17470182

Naumanen, Paula

2007-06-01

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Health Occupations Education. Biennial National Health Occupations Research Conference Proceedings. (5th, Nashville, Tennessee, December 1, 1993).  

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These proceedings include the agenda of the conference, a list of its cosponsors, and the texts of the following six papers presented at the conference: "Hepatitis Vaccine: Are Health Occupations Education Students Protected?" (Cynthia Chappelka); "Integrated Academics: An HOE Model" (Karen E. Gable, Beverly Ransdell); "The Ability of Work Related…

Rzonca, Chet, Ed.

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75 FR 26266 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...  

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75 FR 5333 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...  

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2010-02-02

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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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Service learning in an occupation-based curriculum: student commentary.  

PubMed

Recent trends toward occupation-based practice and the move toward masters-level occupational therapy (OT) education has forced OT educators to reevaluate their programs to meet the needs of the contemporary health care environment. Service learning is one way to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program at Cleveland State University (CSU), in keeping with its focus on occupation, incorporates three service-learning components into its curriculum. This paper, written by a second-year MOT student at CSU, discusses two of these experiences in depth. The first, which took place at a homeless shelter, included both a didactic and "clinical" component, with an emphasis on community-based mental health OT services. The second, which included a training component and a structured program, involved co-leading after-school social-emotional learning groups for low-income urban youth. Both experiences served to expand the clinical skills and reasoning of the MOT students while introducing both the students and agencies to the role of OT in non-traditional community settings. Based on these experiences, the author highly recommends that all masters-level OT programs should, if they have not done so already, institute service learning as a core component of their curricula, in order to prepare their students for contemporary OT practice. PMID:23926969

Raiz, Adele

2007-01-01

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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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Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Detailed statistics on education are provided for a number of health occupations. Data are given as far back as 1950-1951 for medical and dental schools, while for schools of public health, the data begin in 1975-1976. Complete 1980 data are provided only for dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Statistical tables are included on the…

Johnson, Donald W.; Holz, Frank M.

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Occupational health surveillance in the chemical industry.  

PubMed

Health surveillance has its well defined place within occupational health care. Only a few functions are specific to the chemical industry. Occupational health surveillance used to be targeted at the early detection of occupational illnesses (secondary prevention) but other purposes have gained importance in recent years: ensuring the fitness of every worker for his or her job, promoting workers' health in general, contributing to the safety of the plant operation by identifying workers whose behaviour is likely to endanger others, contributing to product quality by assisting in the fulfilment of good manufacturing practice requirements, etc. If the occupational physician wants to maintain his role as key player in protecting workers' health, he must get involved in the important activities of primary prevention contributing directly to workplace improvements. Such improvements can only be based on systematic assessments of the workplaces. These assessments again provide the necessary objective basis to structure health surveillance in a way that takes into account the possible adverse effects coming from the workplace. PMID:11294324

Flueckiger, A

2000-08-01

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Evaluation of Secondary School Programs to Prepare Students for Wage Earning in Health Care Occupations Related to Home Economics. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To evaluate course effectiveness, determine relationship to selected characteristics of success in the course and on the job, and provide answers to a number of educational questions, 16 occupational home economics classes providing training for dietary aides, nurses aides, and health careers were selected for study. Course effectiveness was…

Nelson, Helen Y.; Jacoby, Gertrude P.

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[Health problems related to occupational activities].  

PubMed

Statistical data obtained from insurance companies give certainly a good picture of work effects on health in the field of accidents. This is different for occupational diseases, which are more difficult to diagnose and which are recognized on the basis of medicolegal criteria. Statistics do not involve other aspects than diseases, such as discomfort, ergonomical questions, psychophysiological consequences and situations where there is a limited role of occupation. Prevention of work related health problems has to consider these characteristics and needs to be based on risk analysis, a prospective procedure. The advantage of such an approach is the possibility of adjustment to a changing work environment and to new technologies. PMID:8279200

Boillat, M A

1993-01-01

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Occupational health services for municipal employees.  

PubMed

Most municipalities have departments responsible for fire, policing, public works, parks, sanitation, health, water, administration, and communications. A comprehensive occupational medicine program must address the potential and actual health hazards associated with each of these fields, as well as pre-employment/placement medical evaluations, medical surveillance, wellness programs, work-related injury, case management, return-to-work accommodations, and drug and alcohol testing. While no standard for municipal occupational heath services exists, a comprehensive approach to the variety of work settings that are inherent even in small municipalities is important for the service provider. PMID:11107221

Higgins, P; Ezike, C; Orris, P

2001-01-01

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The challenges of occupational health service centers in Japan.  

PubMed

The improvement of occupational health conditions in Small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) is the most crucial issue in occupational health in Japan today. Improvement will depend on how occupational health services are provided to SMEs. Recently, Occupational Health Service Centers (OHSCs) providing occupational health services for SMEs have become more firmly established and expectations for further improvement in quality and quantity are high. In this way it is hoped that the challenges of providing "occupational health for all" can be met. PMID:16610550

Hino, Yoshiyuki; Kan, Hirohiko; Minami, Makiko; Takada, Mikio; Shimokubo, Nana; Nagata, Tomoaki; Kurita, Masako; Uchida, Kazuhiko; Mori, Koji

2006-01-01

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Biomonitoring for occupational health risk assessment (BOHRA).  

PubMed

Biological monitoring (BM or biomonitoring) deals with the assessment of individual human exposure, effect and susceptibility to occupational risk factors. It is a fundamental tool in occupational health risk assessment (OHRA) and occupational health practice (OHP) and it has become one of the most, if not the most active area in occupational health (OH) research today. From the few hundred BM papers published in the 80s, there are now several tens of thousand papers published in the peer review literature each year, and the trend is still rising exponentially. As a result, BM has become a priority for the Scientific Committee on Occupational Toxicology (SCOT) of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). Moreover, there has been a long-term interest in biological monitoring by other SCs of ICOH such as the Scientific Committees on Toxicology of Metals (SCTM) and on Rural Health (SCRH). Despite its current popularity, though, BM is not always correctly used or interpreted by those involved in OHRA or OHP. The present review has been prepared to fill this gap and to help preventing misuse and misinterpretation of data. Although the document is meant to be a reference primarily for those involved in OH research and/or practice, it might become of interest for a wider audience within and outside ICOH, including scientists, occupational physicians, industrial hygienists and occupational or public health professionals in general, involved in chemical risk assessment for occupational health. The mission of SCOT and also of other SCs of ICOH, such as SCTM and SCRH, is indeed to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge on biological monitoring and other relevant occupational toxicology aspects and to make them available and useful to the entire OH scientific community. All articles retrieved as of 3 January, 2007 as "Review" with the combined key words "biological monitoring" in PubMed from 2000 to 2007 have been scanned individually. This yielded a total of 1400 articles from a grand total of 2486 (excluding limitation on year of publication). When the title was related to human occupational biological monitoring, the abstract was read and its content was included. Articles outside the 2000-2007 time frame or that are not classified as "Review" in PubMed have also been included, when relevant. The review is in four parts: (a) the introduction, containing the basic principles and definitions of BM and the different types of biomarkers (BMK), their toxicological significance, practical use and limitations, (b) the methodological and analytical aspects of BM in exposed workers, (c) the interpretation and management of BM data, including a number of recommendations to be considered when planning, performing and interpreting BM results and, finally, (d) the ethical aspects of BM. A list of key references to relevant papers or documents has been included. The BM of specific chemicals or groups of chemicals is outside the purpose of the review. The document is aimed to represent the state of the art on biological monitoring in occupational risk assessment. We expect that reference to its content will be made, whenever appropriate, by those involved in occupational health practice and research when dealing with BM issues. The document is not meant, though, to represent a rigid nor a permanent set of rules and it will be periodically updated according to new developments and any significant advance in BM science. Any part of the document, therefore, is open to suggestions by scientifically qualified persons or institutions officially involved in BM and comments should be sent directly to the authors. A preliminary draft of the document has been presented at the 7th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring, Beijing, 10-12 September, 2007. PMID:19446015

Manno, Maurizio; Viau, Claude; Cocker, John; Colosio, Claudio; Lowry, Larry; Mutti, Antonio; Nordberg, Monica; Wang, Sheng

2010-01-15

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

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Health and Safety http://www.ccohs.ca/ Center for Health and Global Environment-- Harvard Medical School Change http://www.indiana.edu/~cipec/index.html Children's Environmental Health Network http Center for Environmental Health http://www.cdc.gov/nceh National Institute for Occupational Safety

de Lijser, Peter

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APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Health Science Studies, Pre-Professional Studies, and Environmental & Occupational Health  

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for (check): Medical Studies Health Care Administration Dental Studies Occupational Therapy Veterinary & Occupational Health You are able to complete this application by simply typing your information into the spaces Informatics & Information Management Emphasis _____ BS ­ Environmental & Occupational Health ____ Bachelors

Barrash, Warren

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International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference  

Cancer.gov

June 24, 2014 5:00 PM - June 27, 2014 5:00 PM Chicago, IL + Add to Outlook Calendar The 24th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference scheduled for June 24-27, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The theme for this year’s conference

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Occupational Health Content in Baccalaureate Nursing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 4-year project was conducted at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing to identify occupational health nursing content essential in baccalaureate education for professional nursing. In the process of determining content, a review of relevant literature was made, and a theoretical framework was developed which consisted of an integration…

Keller, Marjorie J.; May, W. Theodore

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Emergency Care Skills for Occupational Health Nurses.  

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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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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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Occupational health physics at a fusion reactor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Future generation of electrical power using controlled thermonuclear ; reactors will involve both traditional and new concerns for health protection. A ; review of the problems associated with exposures to tritium and magnetic fields ; is presented with emphasis on the occupational worker. The radiological aspects ; of tritium, inventories and loss rates of tritium for fusion reactors, and ;

K. E. Shank; C. E. Easterly; R. L. Shoup

1975-01-01

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Ethics in biomonitoring for occupational health.  

PubMed

Biological monitoring, i.e., the use of biomarkers for the measurement of systemic human exposure, effects and susceptibility to chemicals has increased considerably in recent years. Biomonitoring techniques, originally limited to a few metals and other chemicals in the workplace, are currently applied to a large number of exposure situations and have become a useful tool for occupational and environmental health risk assessment. Almost any biomonitoring program, however, entails a number of relevant ethical issues, which concern all the phases of the entire process, from the selection of the biomarker to the study design, from the collection, storage and analysis of the biological sample to the interpretation, communication and management of the results, from the (truly?) informed consent of the worker to the independence and autonomy of the occupational health professional. These issues require a balanced assessment of the interests and responsibilities of all the parties, the worker primarily, but also the employer, the occupational health professional, the health authorities and, for research studies on new biomarkers, also the scientists involved. Ideally, decisions of ethical relevance concerning biomarkers should be based on, and respectful of the best scientific, legal and ethical evidence available. When, however, a conflict should arise, before any decision is taken a thorough risk-benefit analysis should be done, at the beginning of the process and after listening to the workers and the management involved, by the occupational physician or scientist, based on his/her professional experience, independent judgement and individual responsibility. PMID:25447455

Manno, M; Sito, F; Licciardi, L

2014-12-01

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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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Western Human Resources Occupational Health and Safety  

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Western Human Resources Occupational Health and Safety CLASS 3B & CLASS 4 LASERS/LASER SYSTEMS. Training/Experience Regarding Lasers/Laser Systems and Western Laser Safety Training Date of the Applicant laser safety goggles (where applicable) and receive specific hands-on training from Person in Charge

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Web Page links to sources of safety and health information and organizations. OSHA is looking for suggestions on information the public would like to see in an OSHA Web page. Currently under consideration are topics such as press releases, Contact Information Standards On-Line, Inspection Data. If you have questions, please send E-Mail to webmaster@www.osha.gov.

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Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention among Health Care Workers  

MedlinePLUS

... Share Compartir Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention Among Health Care Workers Fast Facts Occupational transmission of HIV to ... every hour counts. Building Better Prevention Programs for Health Care Workers Continued diligence in the following areas is ...

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration  

MedlinePLUS

... Contribution of Work Injuries and Illnesses to Income Inequality * March 2, 2015 OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health February 18, 2015 Stand Tall, Stand Proud and ...

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Recent Cases: Administrative Law--Occupational Safety and Health Act  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 are described in two cases: Brennan v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (Underhill Construction Corp.), and Anning-Johnson Co. v. United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. (LBH)

Harvard Law Review, 1976

1976-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 safety and health objectives of Healthy People 2010: a systematic approach for occupational health nurses--Part II.  

PubMed

Occupational safety and health objectives 20.6 through 20.11 focus on reducing work-related assaults, lead exposure, skin diseases and disorders, needlestick injuries, and work-related, noise-induced hearing loss and promoting worksite stress reduction programs. Using the intervention strategies provided, occupational health nurses can play a key role in reducing workplace-related injury, disease, disability, and death. variety of resources pertaining to occupational health and safety from the federal, national, health care, nursing, and environmental realms can assist occupational health nurses in developing and implementing programs appropriate for their workplaces. Through the Healthy People 2010 occupational health and safety objectives, occupational health nurses have the opportunity to develop and implement workplace policies and programs promoting not only a safe and healthy work environment but also improved health and disease prevention. Occupational health nurses can implement strategies to increase quality and years of life and eliminate health disparities in the American work force. PMID:17405588

Olszewski, Kimberly; Parks, Carol; Chikotas, Noreen E

2007-03-01

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Women brothel workers and occupational health risks  

PubMed Central

Study objectives: This study examined working conditions, reported morbidity, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression and their relation to an index of occupational health risk among women working in brothels in Israel. Design: Personal structured interviews with a scale of occupational risk that included seven self report items reflecting past and present morbidity and symptoms. Participants and setting: A purposive sample of 55 women in three cities in Israel, between the ages of 18–38. Main results: Most (82%) women were trafficked into Israel to work illegally in prostitution, effectively deriving them of access to discretionary health care. A third of the sample (32%) had a high score (between 3 to 6) on the index of occupational risk factors. A high score was not related to recent physician or gynaecological visits and was more common among illegal workers than those with residence status. A set of regression analyses showed that the most significant predictors of reporting a high level of occupational risk symptoms were starting sex work at an early age, the number of hours worked in a day, a history of suicide attempts and PTSD symptoms. Conclusions: High occupational risk was found to be unrelated to recent physician or gynaecological visits, indicating that these visits were most probably controlled by the brothel owners and not by medical need as perceived by the women themselves. Furthermore, occupational risk factors were associated with some of the working and background conditions reported by women brothel workers. There is an urgent need for medical care for this high risk group. PMID:14573588

Cwikel, J; Ilan, K; Chudakov, B

2003-01-01

117

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

118

Environmental and Occupational Exposures in Immigrant Health  

PubMed Central

Immigrants comprise vulnerable populations that are frequently exposed to a multitude of environmental and occupational hazards. The historical context behind state and federal legislation has helped to foster an environment that is particularly hostile toward caring for immigrant health. Current hazards include toxic exposures, air and noise pollution, motor vehicle accidents, crowded living and work environments with inadequate ventilation, poor sanitation, mechanical injury, among many others. Immigrants lack the appropriate training, materials, health care access, and other resources to reduce their exposure to preventable environmental and occupational health risks. This dilemma is exacerbated by current anti-immigrant sentiments, miscommunication between native and immigrant populations, and legislation denying immigrants access to publicly funded medical care. Given that current health policy has failed to address immigrant health appropriately and political impetus is lacking, efforts should also focus on alternative solutions, including organized labor. Labor unions that serve to educate workers, survey work environments, and defend worker rights will greatly alleviate and prevent the burden of disease incurred by immigrants. The nation’s health will benefit from improved regulation of living and workplace environments to improve the health of immigrants, regardless of legal status. PMID:21572847

Eamranond, Pracha P.; Hu, Howard

2008-01-01

119

Occupational Safety and Health Protection for Federal Employees  

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301-496-3537 Divison of Radiation Safety Branch 301-496-5774 Occupational Medical Service 301Occupational Safety and Health Protection for Federal Employees The Occupational Safety the heads of federal agencies to establish programs to protect their employees from occupational safety

Bandettini, Peter A.

120

Work activity analysis of Finnish occupational health professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results Employee-oriented tasks accounted for roughly 50% of working hours from all occupational health professionals. The remaining working hours were shared between workplace visits, co-operation with partners, other occupational health care responsibilities and tasks in other health care fields, espe- cially in the health care centres. These working hours varied greatly between the different occupa- tional health professional groups. All

Paula Naumanen; Jyrki Liesivuori

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The Health and Welfare Module: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evaluation report is one of seven produced for the Occupational Exploration Program (OEP), a series of simulated occupational experiences designed for junior high school students. Describing the pilot testing of the simulation dealing with health and welfare, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation…

Altschuld, James W.; And Others

122

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

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Occupational health experience with organic additives  

SciTech Connect

For many decades, interest in occupational medicine has been focused on the wide variety of organic additives, which includes a large number of substances, for example, dyestuffs, pigments, and auxiliaries for the textile, leather, and paper industries. The reason is that, if the recommended precautions are not observed, there is a risk of exposure to most of these substances during both production and use. Moreover, over the years, some additives have caused concern and aroused suspicion regarding adverse effects on health. In order to deal with health problems in this field, it is important to be aware of how, what, and where occupational diseases or accidents arise. Much knowledge has been gained about these, and it would be an impossible task to give a systematic survey of the data that have accumulated, especially since it is necessary to take account of the problem of exposure to more than one substance. Thus an attempt is made to report on occupational health experience in general, and to demonstrate how an industrial hygienist may approach the many and various problems. Some epidemiological studies on organic additives (auramine, anthraquinone dyestuffs, organic dyes, etc.) are discussed.

Thiess, A.M.; Wellenreuther, G.

1984-12-01

124

Telecommuting: Occupational health considerations for employee health and safety.  

PubMed

1. Information technology has moved "work" out of a centralized location. Employees who telecommute pose significant challenges and considerations for the practice of occupational health nursing. 2. Employer and employee benefits associated with telecommuting are reportedly associated with high levels of job satisfaction. However, the occupational health and safety risks of this new work environment need to be fully assessed and understood. 3. The ergonomic controls to minimize the risk of repetitive motion injuries are the same for both office and home locations. Additional attention need to be paid to implementing risk controls for other physical hazards and psychosocial considerations, as well as personal safety and security issues. 4. The scope of occupational health nursing practice needs to remain dynamic, recognizing the impact new technologies have on the workplace, to continue to meet the needs of the changing workplace. PMID:11249378

Healy, M L

2000-06-01

125

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.

126

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg Occupational health and safety  

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· Preventive medical check-ups Company medical officers, occupational safety specialists and safetyAlbert Ludwig University of Freiburg Occupational health and safety Leaflet for employees Numerous laws and regulations have been passed to guarantee occupational health and safety. Industrial safety

Schindelhauer, Christian

127

FACULTY of HEALTH SCIENCES DIRECTOR, SCHOOL of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY  

E-print Network

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 all areas within the School of Occupational Therapy are essential. The Director will also contribute

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of Spirituality in Training.  

PubMed

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

129

WORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM  

E-print Network

of the Dairy Safety Package developed by the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHSWORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMISSION ON HEALTH), University of California, Davis. These materials are part of the Worker Occupational Safety and Health

Leistikow, Bruce N.

130

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY  

E-print Network

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.

131

Benchmarking medical absence: measuring the impact of occupational health nursing.  

PubMed

Occupational health nurses are in a unique position to influence medical absence costs through their focus on health promotion and restoration. Corporate management looks to occupational health nurses to maximize employee productivity and reduce costs through lowered disability claims, fewer on-the-job injuries, and improved absentee rates. Benchmarking provides the occupational health nurse with the diagnostic tools to measure and manage productivity, demonstrate results, and justify the resources needed to accomplish desired outcomes. Benchmarking assists the occupational health nurse in all standards of practice outlined by the AAOHN: Assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, evaluation, resource management, professional development, collaboration, research, and ethics. PMID:15754657

Denniston, Philip L; Whelan, Patricia

2005-02-01

132

Inherent occupational health assessment during basic engineering stage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each year more people die from work-related diseases than are killed in industrial accidents. Therefore it is essential to evaluate occupational health aspect during the process design. Early evaluation of safety, health, and environmental (SHE) performance is advantageous, since the opportunities to make the process inherently benign are greater and the cost therefore lower. The methods for occupational health assessments

Mimi H. Hassim; Markku Hurme

2010-01-01

133

Environmental and occupational health and human rights.  

PubMed

Modern environmental- and occupational-related morbidities and mortality are determined by the power relations inherent in our existing capitalist systems of production and consumption. These systems thwart human public health rights because of the priority to maximize profit for the systems' owners rather than to establish ecologically sound and socially just development for all. The international public health community must return to its primary prevention roots and take action to eliminate the potential for population morbidities that result from hazardous substance exposures in work and community environments. The 1988 Adelaide Recommendations on Healthy Public Policy provide us with guidelines that incorporate a human rights approach and build on several decades of international public health declarations and charters. To succeed, public health must work with the labor movement. A human rights approach to environmental public health can help us make a transition to sustainable modes of production and consumption. The environmental justice movement's strategy for an economic greening that sets as a priority "pathways out of poverty" can help to advance environmental public health rights. PMID:21733799

Slatin, Craig

2011-01-01

134

Student Health Center 501 Student Health  

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-824-3033 Request for Access to Medical Records Student ID No.: Date of Birth: I hereby request UCI Student Health Center to provide me with access to my medical record. The type of access I am requesting is (check one of the record Copies of the record as indicated: ALL MEDICAL RECORDS Gynecology Records Immunization Records TB

Rose, Michael R.

135

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy  

E-print Network

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy COPY THIS FORM AS NEEDED or in a classroom setting. Twenty (20) hours of contact are required for admission to the Occupational Therapy _______hours in this clinical setting in contact with an OTR. _______ I took/am taking an occupational therapy

Cinabro, David

136

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PSY 992 Occupational Health and Safety  

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, musculoskeletal injuries, workplace aggression and violence, workplace health promotion programs and the role-being. Specific topics covered include occupational stress and burnout, workplace safety and accidents

Liu, Taosheng

137

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

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nerdrum, Per; Rustoen, Tone; Helge Ronnestad, Michael

2009-01-01

139

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Occupational Safety and Health Administration Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose of this...

2010-03-23

140

Occupational health priorities for health standards: the current NIOSH approach.  

PubMed Central

Government agencies responsible for protecting the public from the adverse effects of toxic chemicals must set priorities for research, regulatory action, protocol testing, and monitoring due to the vast number of toxic chemicals and the limited resources available to these agencies. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) must set priorities for research on hazards encountered in the workplace. Priorities are also utilized by NIOSH in preparing criteria for recommended occupational standards which are forwarded to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, for possible promulgation. For various reasons, including rapidly changing conditions in the American workplace, NIOSH has instituted a revised priorities program. In the future, NIOSH research and recommended standards activities will focus not only on individual chemicals, but also on industries, occupations, chemical classes, and general industrial processes. NIOSH has also implemented a new program which will allow recommended control procedures for certain chemicals to be forwarded to OSHA in a shorter time period than has been experienced previously. PMID:434273

Perkins, J L; Rose, V E

1979-01-01

141

Promoting occupational health in secondary schools through virtual patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adolescents with asthma or allergies do not consider their disease when making their career choice. Therefore the aim of this project was to sensitize secondary school students for occupational diseases before they start working.Four virtual patients for secondary school students were created. They present their experiences as apprentices. Occupational diseases as well as prevention methods are discussed. Evaluation and longterm

Laura Wengenroth; Inga Hege; Katja Förderreuther; Elena Riu; Heinz Mandl; Peter Kujath; Katja Radon

2010-01-01

142

STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER Student Health Center  

E-print Network

SHC STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER Student Health Center 4505 Maryland Parkway Account No. Box 453020 Las, the Student Wellness Center (Student Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Center), its HEALTH INFORMATION (For purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations) It may take 5

Hemmers, Oliver

143

Health Occupations Education I. Module No. I-A to I-G.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 7 modules on medical and surgical asepsis 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.…

Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

144

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 4 modules on intake and output 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

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of 4 modules on vital signs 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

146

Health Care for College Students  

MedlinePLUS

... 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 ...

147

The Musculoskeletal System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Musculoskeletal 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 musculoskeletal 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…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

148

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.

149

The Genitourinary System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Genitourinary 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 genitourinary 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.

150

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.

151

The Endocrine System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Endocrine 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 endocrine 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 the…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

152

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.

153

Student Health Clinics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses important issues concerning the design of student health clinics, including convenient access, privacy and security, showers and sinks, durability and safety, and special considerations. (EV)

Jelliffe, James H.; Schipp, Michael K.

2002-01-01

154

Occupational Safety and Health Programs in Career Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide was developed in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and is intended to assist teachers in implementing courses in occupational safety and health as part of a career education program. The material is a synthesis of films, programed instruction, slides and narration, case studies, safety pamphlets,…

DiCarlo, Robert D.; And Others

155

Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations Education. Revised and Expanded.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to emphasize the acquisition of job skills, job-practical knowledge, job-theoretical knowledge, and associative needs, this curriculum guide for health occupations education utilizes principles of competency-based education and is reflective of a training model approach to health occupations education. The first of three major parts…

Oyler, Charles; Swinney, Peggy

156

Occupational Health and Safety Program Laboratory Animal Resources  

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Campus Address Campus Phone Local phone or Cell phone # Email Birth Date Sex: M F In Case of an EmergencyOccupational Health and Safety Program Laboratory Animal Resources Binghamton University State Information** (This information is strictly for the use of the Occupational Health and Safety Program

Suzuki, Masatsugu

157

Occupational Health & Safety: The Management Challenge of the Nineties  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, the major developments related to occupational health and safety in Australia over the last 20 years are reviewed As part of this review reasons are cited why Occupational Health and Safety has not developed more rapidly as an integral part of effective managment in Australia. An approach to safety management as it relates to quality management is

Robert Hetzel

1990-01-01

158

Identification of emerging occupational safety and health risks  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technologies as well as shifting economic, social and demographic conditions lead to continuously changing work environments and let emerge new occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. Due to this development the assessment and analysis of emerging occupational risks play an important role to ensure most early identification and efficient prevention, thus contributing to the health and well-being of workers

E. Flaspöler; E. Brun

159

Ergonomics work assessment in rural industrial settings: a student occupational therapy project.  

PubMed

This case study describes a student occupational therapy (OT) program, the creation of a worksite assessment project as a part of a Community Connections: Partners for Learning and Service grant funded by Health Resources and Services Administration. The primary goals were to design occupation-based community learning experiences in a variety of rural community settings, so that students might benefit from participating in the community based learning and: based on the results, embed occupation-based learning into existing occupational therapy curriculum. The components of the project and the ergonomics content of the OT education program are described; details of the work assessment are presented with analysis of data from the student evaluation of this project. PMID:22927584

Bowman, Peter J

2012-01-01

160

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

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...Occupational Safety and Health on...occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose...marriott.com/hotels/travel/sandm-san-diego-marriott-del-mar...Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Because of security-related...

2011-06-30

161

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

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...Occupational Safety and Health...occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose...Eastland Park Hotel, 157 High Street...Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Because of security-related...

2011-09-02

162

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1960 [Docket...Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters; Subpart...Requirements AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

2013-08-05

163

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0065...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

2011-09-28

164

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

165

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.

166

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Automotive Maintenance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on automotive maintenance 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…

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

167

Mixed Method Investigation of Occupations of Undergraduate College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will describe a study conducted to investigate the nature of occupational engagement of undergraduate students at a metropolitan university. This research utilized a mixed method approach including qualitative focus groups and an activities assessment designed for this research. The Activities Assessment was adapted from an existing tool and was designed to gather data regarding the occupations in which

Jenna Yeager

2006-01-01

168

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Building Maintenance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on building maintenance 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…

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

169

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Electronic Assembly.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on electronic assembly 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…

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

170

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.

171

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.

172

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Packaging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on packaging 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.

173

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

174

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Building Trades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on building trades 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.

175

Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Graphics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum resource guide on graphics 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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HEALTH SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS, EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, 1967-1971-1976, CONNECTICUT AND ITS AREAS.  

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THIS CONNECTICUT STUDY IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING A REGION'S NEEDS IN THE HEALTH SERVICE OCCUPATIONS. IT DESCRIBES MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF VARIOUS OCCUPATIONS AND THE TRAINING FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE STUDY. APPENDIXES SHOW (1) FORM LETTERS AND QUESTIONNAIRES USED, (2) A LIST OF THE FORTY-NINE…

LOWNDS, BARBARA; PINSKY, DAVID

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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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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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Shift work and employee fatigue: implications for occupational health nursing.  

PubMed

Long work hours and irregular shifts are part of the nation's 24-hour society and contribute to employee fatigue. Factors affecting employee fatigue are circadian rhythm, sleep quality and quantity, individual health, the environment, and work tasks. Employee fatigue contributes to accidents and injuries, and affects occupational performance, safety, and health. These findings should be used by occupational health nurses to address fatigue management and develop comprehensive fatigue management programs. PMID:24971821

Yumang-Ross, Doreen J; Burns, Candace

2014-06-01

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Role of occupational health services in workplace drug testing  

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In Finland, workplace drug testing is mainly performed in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Privacy in Working Life (759\\/2004), (http:\\/\\/www.finlex.fi\\/en\\/laki\\/kaannokset\\/2004\\/20040759) [1], the Occupational Health Care Act (1383\\/2001), (http:\\/\\/www.finlex.fi\\/en\\/laki\\/kaannokset\\/2001\\/20011383) [2] and the Decree on Workplace Drug Testing (218\\/2005) [3]. The role of occupational health services is stated in the Occupational Health Care Act. All workplace drug tests are

Pirjo Lillsunde; Kristiina Mukala; Ritva Partinen; Matti Lamberg

2008-01-01

181

Fostering expertise in occupational health nursing: levels of skill development.  

PubMed

1. Levels of nursing expertise described by Benner--novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert--hold potential for fostering improved practice among occupational health nurses. 2. Lacking a clear understanding of the full potential of the role of the occupational health nurse, employers may not reward the development of clinical expertise that incorporates employee advocacy within the context of written standards and guidelines. 3. Expertise in occupational health nursing can be fostered by job descriptions that incorporate a broader view of nursing (one that stresses judgment and advocacy), retention and longevity, innovative strategies for consultation and collegial interaction to foster mentoring, and distance learning strategies. PMID:8694977

Rees, P G; Hays, B J

1996-02-01

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New concept for occupational health development: 3 phases  

PubMed Central

Occupational health development in a country can be classifiedinto 3 phases as External, Internal (or Personal), and Social Environmental Phases. Occupational health usually focuses on work environment, but it cannot advance without controlling workers’ health and cannot be achieved without a complimentary understanding of the social security system. Society may con-tinue wasting social costs for determining whether a disease of workers is caused by or arising from work. In order to understand the status of occupational diseases in a country, one must know about the comprehensiveness of the social security system in that society. PMID:25832356

KANG, Seong-Kyu

2015-01-01

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The Impact of Occupational Stress on Academic and Administrative Staff, and on Students: An Empirical Case Analysis  

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This article examines the impact of occupational stress among academic staff, administrative staff, and students in a well-established US university environment. The results show that there are different correlations associated with stress such as organisational demand, health issues, and stress management. Findings suggest that occupational

Ablanedo-Rosas, Jose Humberto; Blevins, Randall C.; Gao, Hongman; Teng, Wen-Yuan; White, Joann

2011-01-01

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College of Public Health and Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy  

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1 College of Public Health and Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy Welcome to the occupational therapy fieldwork program at the University of Florida (UF). Thank you for your dedication Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program are looking forward to their fieldwork experience

Kane, Andrew S.

185

Health Occupations Education: Dental Laboratory Technology. Program Development Guide.  

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This program guide was designed to assist occupational education administrators and health occupations education personnel in planning, developing, and implementing programs to prepare youth and adults for work as dental laboratory technicians. The content is presented in five sections. The first, an introduction, discusses what dental laboratory…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Curriculum Development.

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New Student Orientation Student Health Service Fee  

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New Student Orientation Fee Student Health Service Fee Student Center Fee Student Comprehensive Fee Registration Fee International Student Service Fee Fall 2014 Spring 2015 $516 $599 Student Teaching Fee Lab Fee Descriptions This is a one-time fee charged to all new undergraduate students in order to support

Firestone, Jeremy

187

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

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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

188

[Occupational physicians' system in the United kingdom and fit note to promote access to occupational health services].  

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The Statement of Fitness for Work (Fit Note) policy was started in the UK in 2010 in order to promote return to work after sickness absence. Fit Note is issued by General Practitioners (GP). We conducted an interview survey of 2 occupational physicians working in the UK to ascertain the impact of the introduction of Fit Note on occupational health in the UK. They regard the low coverage of occupational health services in the UK, especially among small companies and self-employed workers, as a serious issue. Fit Note was regarded as a tool to induce GPs to participate in occupational health services, and it is expected that they will be new partners in occupational health. The English occupational physicians evaluated the Fit Note system highly, and believe that the increasing participation of GPs in occupational health services will be a steady advancement in occupational health in the UK. PMID:24334697

Kubo, Tatsuhiko; Fujino, Yoshihisa; Muramatsu, Keiji; Matsuda, Shinya

2013-12-01

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[University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan: 2013 alumni physician statistics].  

PubMed

The University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (UOEH) is a publically funded medical school for occupational health physician and researchers. All students are funded through six years of medical school and commit to a nine-year health services of occupational medicine after graduation. Between 1984 and 2013, the number of physicians graduating from UOEH was 2,875. Of these, 473 were medical residents in our postgraduate residency programs and 526 were occupational health physicians affiliated with different companies. A total of 252 graduates became UOEH research/teaching staff, 219 obtained employment as physicians at Rousai hospital (hospital operated by Japan Labour Health and Welfare Organization), and 84 entered industrial hygiene and health check organizations. UOEH alumni are distributed throughout Japan in large workplaces/ business establishments. Many physicians continued in their job after the nine-year obligation, thus contributing to the increasing number of occupational health physicians during recent decades. We suggest that funding and postgraduate residency programs contribute to the increasing numbers of physicians, but further analysis needs to be done. PMID:24107333

Isse, Toyohi; Nakamura, Hayato; Hachisuka, Kenji

2013-10-01

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WESTERN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY NON-MEDICAL1  

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Sinnamon, Gordon J.

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Health Occupations Curriculum Development: In Search of A More Powerful Curriculum.  

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The Rocky Mountain Educational Laboratory (RMEL) Health Occupations Curriculum project was initially structured to provide broad exploratory activities for the total student body, an elective course, orientation to employment, and work entry experience in the 11th and 12th grades. It was expected that the project would provide a prototype for…

Colgan, Francis E.; And Others

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Occupational Pesticide Exposures and Respiratory Health  

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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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BS in PUBLIC HEALTH: Environmental/Occupational Health Emphasis (662542) MAP Sheet Department of Health Science  

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BS in PUBLIC HEALTH: Environmental/Occupational Health Emphasis (662542) MAP Sheet Department the following courses: Chem 105* General College Chemistry Chem 106 General College Chemistry Chem 107 General College Chemistry lab Hlth 100 Introduction to Public Health Hlth 310 Chronic Diseases: Prevention

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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61 FR 66348 - Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure  

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...the report, ``Preventing Illness and Injury in the Workplace...Assessment (1985) found that health professionals rank engineering...by an applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated...being thus exposed of the corrective action being taken. Many...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA...Assessment, ``Preventing Illness and......

1996-12-17

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Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Meeting NASA Occupational Health Program  

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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

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Business law. Fundamentals for the occupational health nurse.  

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1. A basic understanding of the judicial system will enable occupational health nurses to read court opinions and have a better understanding of whether or how they or their companies are affected by the decision. With this knowledge, occupational health nurses can help their organization avoid legal liability by ensuring that the company does not act contrary to the decisions of the controlling courts. 2. As they are often involved in the process of contracting for goods and services, occupational health nurses need to be aware of general contract terminology and negotiating techniques so they will be better able to protect their companies. In addition, occupational health nurses can also assist in the actual contract drafting process with knowledge of a few concepts, such as the description, caption, operative language of the agreement, and definitions, of a contract. 3. Occupational health nurses are often called upon to be expert witnesses and can play an integral part in the litigation process. Because of the importance of expert witnesses, occupational health nurses must have an understanding of how to effectively provide expert witness testimony. PMID:12033091

D'Arruda, Kimberley A

2002-05-01

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[Work: disease and health. The role of occupational medicine].  

PubMed

To assess the role of Occupational Medicine in the promotion of workers'health over the last forty years, the author studied the evolution of this discipline from a clinical-diagnostic approach to the current emphasis on prevention. However, it is stressed that in Occupational Medicine even preventive measures are based on clinical methodology, as for example in health surveillance, where the main tasks are the identification of individual hyper-susceptibility and the assessment of early and reversible health effects due to occupational risks. Moreover, the traditional clinical-diagnostic approach is still of utmost importance. In fact, the classical occupational diseases do not present with the specific clinical features of the recent past. Instead, today it is necessary to evaluate whether occupational risk factors play a concomitant role in the origin of diseases that affect the general population. Moreover, new occupational diseases are emerging, due to the continuous changes in manufacturing processes and work organization. To assess the role that Occupational Medicine has played in the binomial expression "disease-health", topics which particularly suit the Author's cultural background are considered and are used as "indicators" of the various scientific, cultural, social, economic, and legislative aspects that contribute to the professional development of Occupational Physicians. Important results have been achieved over the last 40 years, however Occupational Physicians face new problems that impose a continuous updating process, not only on medical topics but also on the development of technological processes. The laws and the recommendations of the most prestigious national and international organizations and the principles of the ICOH Code of Ethics should guide Occupational Physicians in their profession and their actions must imply full professional independence. They must acquire and maintain the necessary competence for their duties and adequate conditions to carry out their tasks according to good practice and professional ethics. PMID:21298869

Alessio, L

2010-01-01

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Occupational health nursing practice, education, and research in Korea. An international update.  

PubMed

1. In Korea, occupational health nurses have been working as health managers at the workplace and as part of a hospital based group occupational health service since 1991. The role of occupational health manager, required by law, includes providing preventive and primary care, safety management, and inspection of the work environment. 2. Recently, occupational health nursing practice-based lecture has increased, and more emphasis has been placed on the process of occupational health nursing in both undergraduate and graduate programs. 3. The Korean Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the Korean Academic Society of Occupational Health Nursing have been working to develop professional competence for occupational health nurses since 1991. 4. Until the mid 1990s, occupational health nursing research focused primarily on role and job satisfaction of occupational health nurses. However, the number of research studies has dramatically increased and, gradually, survey studies have been replaced by studies with experimental design. PMID:12655979

June, Kyung Ja; Hong, OiSaeng; Cho, Tong Ran

2003-02-01

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Health promotion overview: evidence-based strategies for occupational health nursing practice.  

PubMed

Health promotion practice has evolved over the past four decades in response to the rising rates of chronic disease. The focus of health promotion is attaining wellness by managing modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, diet, or physical activity. Occupational health nurses are often asked to conduct worksite health promotion programs for individuals or groups, yet may be unfamiliar with evidence-based strategies. Occupational health nurses should lead interprofessional groups in designing and implementing worksite health promotion programs. This article introduces occupational health nurses to health promotion concepts and discusses evidence-based theories and planning models that can be easily introduced into practice. PMID:25101931

Dombrowski, Jill J; Snelling, Anastasia M; Kalicki, Michelle

2014-08-01

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Occupational health assessment of chromite toxicity among Indian miners  

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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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A Century of Therapeutic Use of the Physical Environment of Occupation to Influence Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to describe the therapeutic use of the physical context of occupation over the history of occupational therapy. Documenting century-long patterns in therapists' creation, use, and alteration of the objects and spaces of occupation to influence health strengthens understandings of the physical context of occupation and the way in which occupational science research supports occupational

Amy Marshall; Christine Myers; Doris Pierce

2008-01-01

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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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Developing regulations for occupational exposures to health hazards in Malaysia.  

PubMed

In Malaysia exposures in the workplace are regulated under the Factories and Machinery Act (FMA), 1967 and also under the more comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) enacted in 1994. With OSHA 1994 the philosophy of legislating safety and health in the workplace changed from one that was very prescriptive and containing detailed technical provisions under FMA, 1967 to one that is more flexible and encourages self-regulation under OSHA 1994. OSHA 1994 is supported by regulations, codes of practices and guidelines to further clarify the provisions in the Act. Under the FMA 1967 emphasis was on safety while with OSHA 1994 there has been equal emphasis on addressing health hazards in the workplace. Regulations for occupational exposures are developed by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health with tripartite and stakeholder consultation. When developing these regulations International Labor Organization Conventions, laws of other countries and occupational exposure standards adopted internationally are reviewed. The government also conducts surveys to collect information on both exposures and health effects in workplaces to have better understanding on specific occupational health problems. Effective law enforcement is crucial in ensuring compliance to safety and health law. The challenge at the moment is to ensure all employers and employees, particularly those in the small and medium enterprises, understand and comply with the provisions stipulated in the legislation. PMID:16899331

Rampal, Krishna Gopal; Mohd Nizam, J

2006-11-01

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Process Evaluation of an Integrated Health Promotion/Occupational Health Model in WellWorks-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Disparities in chronic disease risk by occupation call for new approaches to health promotion. WellWorks-2 was a randomized, controlled study comparing the effectiveness of a health promotion/occupational health program (HP/OHS) with a standard intervention (HP). Interventions in both studies were based on the same theoretical foundations. Results…

Hunt, Mary Kay; Lederman, Ruth; Stoddard, Anne M.; LaMontagne, Anthony D.; McLellan, Deborah; Combe, Candace; Barbeau, Elizabeth; Sorensen, Glorian

2005-01-01

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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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The occupational health and safety of flight attendants.  

PubMed

In order to perform safety-critical roles in emergency situations, flight attendants should meet minimum health standards and not be impaired by factors such as fatigue. In addition, the unique occupational and environmental characteristics of flight attendant employment may have consequential occupational health and safety implications, including radiation exposure, cancer, mental ill-health, musculoskeletal injury, reproductive disorders, and symptoms from cabin air contamination. The respective roles of governments and employers in managing these are controversial. A structured literature review was undertaken to identify key themes for promoting a future agenda for flight attendant health and safety. Recommendations include breast cancer health promotion, implementation of Fatigue Risk Management Systems, standardization of data collection on radiation exposure and health outcomes, and more coordinated approaches to occupational health and safety risk management. Research is ongoing into cabin air contamination incidents, cancer, and fatigue as health and safety concerns. Concerns are raised that statutory medical certification for flight attendants will not benefit either flight safety or occupational health. PMID:22606869

Griffiths, Robin F; Powell, David M C

2012-05-01

207

Student Health Services Division of Student Affairs  

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.mst.edu · stuaff@mst.edu Student HealtH ServiceS prevention. Education. service. Student HealtH complex · 910 W. 10 and treatment of acute illness, injury, and mental health · Tier 3: Preventative Services necessary Medicine · Women's & Men's Health Services Provided SHS Updates #12;

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STUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2014  

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IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE MAY SPEAK WITH A LIVE COUNSELOR BY CALLING CAPS AT (657) 278-3040 #12;SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES AT CSUF · RISK-REDUCTION EDUCATION · FREE CONDOMS · FREE SEXUAL HEALTH COUNSELING WITH HEALTHSTUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2014 PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION BY: STUDENT HEALTH

de Lijser, Peter

209

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

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Occupational stressors and the mental health of truckers.  

PubMed

Trucking has been classified as one of the highest-risk occupations in the United States. Occupational stress is even greater for long-haul truckers who are away from home, family, friends, and other support networks for several days or weeks at a time. Occupational stressors and the mental health of truckers was studied using data collected as part of a large multisite ethno-epidemiological study of trucker networks. Findings from the current study show that truckers face many occupational stressors including constant time pressures, social isolation, disrespectful treatment from others, driving hazards such as weather changes, traffic, and road conditions, and violence or fear of violence. Facing such stressors may be a factor in the prevalence of risky behaviors including drug use and paying for sex. Therefore, mental health promotion and treatment for truckers is an important area of concern and must be examined within the broader context of the transportation environment. PMID:20701418

Shattell, Mona; Apostolopoulos, Yorghos; Sönmez, Sevil; Griffin, Mary

2010-09-01

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Family Orientation Student Health Services  

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Family Orientation Student Health Services John G. Inman MD Medical Director #12;Staffing blocks away. · Urgent care list #12;Student Health Services Fees · Built-in fee covers the care we students have health insurance. · You are encouraged to keep your student covered. · Know how your selected

Kasman, Alex

212

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.

213

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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Assessing and Comparing Global Health Competencies in Rehabilitation Students  

PubMed Central

Purpose. Globalization is contributing to changes in health outcomes and healthcare use in many ways, including health professionals' practices. The objective of this study was to assess and compare global health competencies in rehabilitation students. Method. Online cross-sectional survey of physiotherapy and occupational therapy students from five universities within Ontario. We used descriptive statistics to analyze students' perceived knowledge, skills, and learning needs in global health. We used Chi-square tests, with significance set at P < 0.05, to compare results across professions. Results. One hundred and sixty-six students completed the survey. In general, both physiotherapy and occupational therapy students scored higher on the “relationship between work and health,” “relationship between income and health,” and “socioeconomic position (SEP) and impact on health” and lower on “Access to healthcare for low income nations,” “mechanisms for why racial and ethnic disparities exist,” and “racial stereotyping and medical decision making.” Occupational therapy students placed greater importance on learning concerning social determinants of health (P = 0.03). Conclusion. This paper highlights several opportunities for improvement in global health education for rehabilitation students. Educators and professionals should consider developing strategies to address these needs and provide more global health opportunities in rehabilitation training programs. PMID:24381763

Ramsay, Tim

2013-01-01

215

Integrating Occupational Health and Safety into TAFE Courses: Curriculum Topics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to help technical and further education (TAFE) curriculum writers in Australia integrate safety education into vocational education courses. It provides a general overview of occupational health and safety from the perspective of TAFE trade training and a brief summary of the major health and safety issues that might be…

Hall, Bob; Mageean, Pauline

216

Conducting organizational-level occupational health interventions: What works?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in how organizational-level occupational health interventions aimed at improving psychosocial working conditions and employee health and well-being may be planned, implemented and evaluated. It has been claimed that such interventions have the best chance of achieving a significant impact if they follow an intervention process that is structured and also includes

Karina Nielsen; Raymond Randall; Ann-Louise Holten; Eusebio Rial González

2010-01-01

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OccupationalHealthCenter EnvironmentalSafetyFacility(ESF)  

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for work-related: · injuries · illnesses · medical surveillance · immunizations Environmental Health Occupational Health Center: (650) 725-5308 if event involves a work-related injury or illness. 3. Complete-Site Services Provided Medical Surveillance & Immunizations Medical surveillance is the process of evaluating

Kay, Mark A.

218

Promoting Resilience in Schools: A View from Occupational Health Psychology  

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This paper considers teacher resilience from the viewpoint of a discipline concerned with the interactions between work design, management style and employee health and well-being: occupational health psychology. It will be suggested that there are strong parallels between interventions designed to promote resilience and those designed to reduce…

Griffiths, Amanda

2014-01-01

219

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

220

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

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

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

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

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

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...2013-07-01 false Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health...PROGRAMS AND RELATED MATTERS Evaluation of Federal Occupational Safety...Programs § 1960.79 Self-evaluations of occupational safety and...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...2014-07-01 false Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health...PROGRAMS AND RELATED MATTERS Evaluation of Federal Occupational Safety...Programs § 1960.79 Self-evaluations of occupational safety and...

2014-07-01

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

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...Occupational Safety and Health Administration Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...SUMMARY: OSHA intends to recharter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries of the United States...

2010-03-23

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

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...Occupational Safety and Health Administration Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...Secretary of Labor intends to reestablish the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety...balanced, both in terms of segments of the maritime industry represented (e.g.,...

2011-01-10

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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

229

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.

230

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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Occupational stress, mental health and coping among information technology professionals  

PubMed Central

Backround: Experience of occupational stress is inevitably involved in the execution of any type of work. Stress has an adaptive value. It motivates the individual to attend to the task and get rid of the tension or demand the unattended task produced. Materials and Methods: The study was planned to investigate the differences between executives and shop floor workers on occupational stress, mental health, job satisfaction and coping. A random sample of 200 executives and shop floor employees collected from Nuclear Fuel Complex of Hyderabad City. A well developed sub-scales of Occupational Stress indicator like Mental Health, and Coping behavior were used in the present study. Results and Conclusion: The shop floor workers experiencing more job stress and lower mental health. But these two groups did not differ in their coping behaviour. The executives are better with work home balance. PMID:23112503

Rao, Jakkula V.; Chandraiah, K.

2012-01-01

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Programmed health surveillance and detection of emerging diseases in occupational health: contribution of the French national occupational disease surveillance and prevention network (RNV3P)  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThe French national occupational disease surveillance and prevention network (RNV3P) includes the 30 occupational disease consultation centres in university hospitals to which patients are referred for potentially work-related diseases, and an occupational health service. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the contribution of RNV3P to national health surveillance.MethodsData from consultations are recorded in standardised occupational health reports and

Vincent Bonneterre; Laurie Faisandier; Dominique Bicout; Cyril Bernardet; Jacques Piollat; Jacques Ameille; Caroline de Clavière; Michel Aptel; Gérard Lasfargues; Régis de Gaudemaris

2009-01-01

233

Recent advances in occupational health research in Korea.  

PubMed

Korea has a short history in research on occupational health like as short history of industrialization. During last four decades, however, Korea has experienced what developed countries have experienced for more than a hundred year. Research on occupational health in Korea has also drastically developed. Since industrialization in 1970s, many workers were exposed to hazardous working environment and suffered from occupational accidents and diseases. The main research topics were pneumoconiosis, noise-induced hearing loss and some chemical poisoning. However, improving working condition was not the top priority until the late 1980s. Carbon disulfide poisoning gave a big impact to the society. It made the government take many actions to improve working condition through regulation, enforcement, supporting academia, raising research fund, and establishing a research institute. Recently, classical occupational diseases have decreased and the interest from researchers has also reduced. Many claims for stress-related cardio-cerebrovascular diseases brought much concern and research on job stress. Work-related musculoskeletal disease became a major issue. Many workers are interested in quality of life, such as health promotion. Therefore, research on health promotion, job stress, and psychological problem from work organization would be the main research topics in the future, although research on occupational diseases, such as asthma, cancer and various diseases caused by chemicals are still attractive to researchers. PMID:15128157

Kang, Seong-Kyu; Ahn, Yeon-Soon; Kim, Kwang-Jong

2004-04-01

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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

235

The Educational Interaction between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) program directors (n=123) to identify the prevalence of shared learning found that two-thirds shared some coursework; most OT and PT students do not have opportunities to practice interdisciplinary teamwork; and some perceived benefits of shared learning also posed barriers. (Contains…

Cleary, Kimberly K.; Howell, Dana M.

2003-01-01

236

Health and Human Services. Occupational Analyses. Worker Task Lists and Supplementary Information for Selected Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains worker task lists and supplementary information for eight occupations in the health and human services cluster: (1) criminal justice; (2) protective services; (3) dental assistant; (4) dental hygienist; (5) diagnostic medical sonographer; (6) medical office assistant; (7) fire medic; and (8) parks and recreation manager.…

Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.

237

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

238

Forensic nursing. Applications in the occupational health setting.  

PubMed

1. Nurses are inherent investigators through the use of observation, data gathering, and documentation techniques. 2. Occupational health nurses may be involved in assisting with or evaluating workplace accidents, injuries, and deaths. These investigations may be the only critical information gathered. 3. Accurate and through investigations are critical for clients, physicians, insurance companies, medical investigators, law enforcement, legal proceedings, and the company. Utilizing improper techniques during accident investigations could potentially dismiss a litigation case or lead to hazardous situations. 4. The occupational health nurse can improve practices related to investigations by understanding and learning more about forensic nursing. PMID:9043220

Pozzi, C L

1996-11-01

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International travel preparedness: a guideline for occupational health professionals.  

PubMed

1. With businesses becoming more global, occupational health nurse are often confronted with the challenge of assessing health risks and providing preventive measures and counseling for expatriates. 2. In assessing health risks for the expatriate, consider the entire itinerary, length of stay, and living accommodations; the occupation or lifestyle of the individual; whether the expatriate is pregnant or relocating with children; chronic health conditions; age; allergies; immunocompromised conditions; psychological health; and medications. 3. Update all travelers on routine immunizations including: tetanus/diphtheria; polio vaccine; measles/mumps/rubella vaccine; influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. Other immunizations are based on geographic risk. 4. Predeparture education and counseling based on risk assessment also is essential. PMID:8788378

Saphire, L S; Doran, B

1996-03-01

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Student Health Service Fee Student Center Fee  

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Student Health Service Fee Student Center Fee Graduate Recreation Fee Registration Fee International Student Service Fee Level Masters Doctorial Graduate Fall 2014/Spring 2015 (Amounts reflect the amount charged per semester) GR Full-Time (Registered 9 Credits/Semester or Contracted Student) GR Part

Firestone, Jeremy

241

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

242

Occupational Health--Organizing for the Right to Breathe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of occupational diseases must be addressed by social workers who are trained to actively work for changes on a social level. A training model is described, wherein graduate students organized a small community to combat and prevent Brown Lung Disease among textile workers. (DS)

Dotson, David

1979-01-01

243

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy  

E-print Network

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy 2012 - 2013 STUDENT HANDBOOK #12;2012-2013 MOT Student Handbook Master of Occupational Therapy Program Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy University of British Columbia Page | 1 CONTENTS Part I

Handy, Todd C.

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  

MedlinePLUS

... NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods Workplace Health Hazard Evaluations Quick Links What's New on the NIOSH Website NIOSH Science Blog About NIOSH Grants & Funding Training Conferences & Events ...

245

Human Health Sciences Student Handbook  

E-print Network

Human Health Sciences Student Handbook University of Kentucky Geza Bruckner, Ph.D., Interim Program OF HEALTH SCIENCES A. CHS Mission 3 B. HHS Description 3 C. HHS Contacts 3 SECTION II: HUMAN HEALTH SCIENCES x. Academic Integrity, Cheating, and Plagiarism 12 C. Human Health Sciences Student Expectations

Hayes, Jane E.

246

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy  

E-print Network

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy 2013 - 2014 STUDENT of Occupational Therapy 11 Professional Organizations 11 College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia Therapists (WFOT) 12 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF) 13 Canadian Society of Occupational

Michelson, David G.

247

Self-referral to Occupational Health From 1 May 2014 you will no longer be able to refer yourself to Occupational Health (OH).  

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to Occupational Health (OH). If you wish to meet with Occupational Health to discuss a work-related health issue, is of course available 24 hours a day to assist you with personal support for health and wellbeing. Your GP and Psychological Services are introducing a mental wellbeing drop-in for staff. This will be held

Glasgow, University of

248

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health into TAFE Courses: Policy Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to help administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers integrate occupational health and safety into Australian vocational courses on bricklaying, metal fabrication, and horticulture, this document suggests specific policies and provides further amplification concerning three general policies for that integration. The three general…

Hill, Graham L.; Mageean, Pauline

249

Revision 8-9-11 1 Occupational Health Program  

E-print Network

animals, both wild and domestic, to humans or from humans to animals); proper handling of waste materials at Greensboro is committed to ensuring the health and safety of individuals working with animals occupational injury and illness while working with animals by avoiding, controlling or eliminating hazards

Saidak, Filip

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Health Occupations Module. The Skeletal System--II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the skeletal 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, two objectives (e.g., list the types of joints and movements, and give examples), and two learning…

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

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Health Occupations Module. The Skeletal System--I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module on the skeletal 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, three objectives (e.g., define the skeletal system and list its functions), and three learning…

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

252

Resource Guide to Competency-Based Vocational Education: Health Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide for classroom teachers contains annotations of resources representing recent instructional development in competency-based education for health occupations. It is also intended to assist curriculum specialists, administrators, and supervisors in development of performance-based instructional programs. The guide is divided into…

Foster, Phillip R., Comp.

253

Unintentional Learning and the Occupational Health and Safety Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence from the occupational safety and health field suggests that much unintentional learning takes place in the workplace that is not a result of conscious decisions and lacks critical reflection. Such learning may have negative consequences. Action can be taken to identify and mitigate the effects of unintentional learning. (SK)

Dodge, R. Bruce

1998-01-01

254

Vocational Education State Instructional Materials for Health Occupations Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated listing of curriculum materials is provided to inform planners, administrators, vocational educators, and others interested in vocational education programs of the available curriculum materials in health occupations education developed by the various States. The materials have been identified with the instructional titles and codes…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.

255

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

256

Community and occupational health concerns in pork production: a review.  

PubMed

Public concerns relative to adverse consequences of large-scale livestock production have been increasingly voiced since the late 1960s. Numerous regional, national, and international conferences have been held on the subject since 1994. This paper provides a review of the literature on the community and occupational health concerns of large-scale livestock production with a focus on pork production. The industry has recognized the concerns of the public, and the national and state pork producer groups are including these issues as an important component of their research and policy priorities. One reason large-scale livestock production has raised concern is that a significant component of the industry has separated from traditional family farming and has developed like other industries in management, structure, and concentration. The magnitude of the problem cited by environmental groups has often been criticized by the pork production industry for lack of science-based evidence to document environmental concerns. In addition to general environmental concerns, occupational health of workers has become more relevant because many operations now are employing more than 10 employees, which brings many operations in the United States under the scrutiny of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In this paper, the scientific literature is reviewed relative to the science basis of occupational and environmental impacts on community and worker health. Further, recommendations are made to help promote sustainability of the livestock industry within the context of maintaining good stewardship of our environmental and human capital. PMID:20154166

Donham, K J

2010-04-01

257

Syllabus in Medical Assisting: Health Occupations Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a syllabus which would serve as a guideline for health occupations educators in establishing a course of study for training medical assistants which would meet New York State requirements and be acceptable for State credit. The syllabus is arranged in three columns: (1) minimum acceptable content of study which requires 80…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

259

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.

260

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

261

Health Occupations Education. Units of Instruction. Teacher's Guide. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is the second part of a two-volume teacher's guide to a series of instructional units for use in health occupations education programs in Texas. Covered in the 10 units included in this volume are the following topics: special procedures (administering oxygen to patients; using elastic bandages; assisting with postural drainage; and…

Williams, Catherine

262

Data Base Management System for Tracking Occupational Health  

PubMed Central

There is growing interest in the field of occupational medicine concerning employee health. This interest has been prompted by responsible corporate management as well as to the passage of Federal Legislation. An Occupational Health Information System (OHIS) has been developed to perform data base management functions for tracking employee health. OHIS is comprised of 3 modules which contain personnel, medical, and industrial hygiene/toxicology information. Each module contains information which is integrated into one data base. A dictionary system defining all possible data elements provides powerful analysis and reporting of selected data keys. The present system not only enhances health care delivery by virtue of its reporting and data management capabilities, but provides powerful data analysis capabilities which are otherwise impossible by manual recordkeeping systems.

Soto, R. J.; Kalan, D. A.; Tordoff, R.; Falbo, L. L.; Galatowitsch, J.; Smith, L. W.

1980-01-01

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The Effects of Ethnicity, Sex and Father's Occupation on Heart Health Knowledge and Nutrition Behavior of School Children: The Texas Youth Health Awareness Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relationships among ethnicity, sex, and father's occupation with heart health knowledge and nutrition behavior were studied in Texas seventh- and eighth-grade students. Findings indicated a strong need for heart health education and for culturally relevant nutrition education. (Author/CJB)

Burdine, James N.; And Others

1984-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

265

[Worksite health promotion and occupational physicians: interventional effects of exercises].  

PubMed

Results of annual health checkups at workplaces revealed a steady increase in the incidence of cardiovascular risk factors such as dyslipidemia and hypertension in Japan. With the aging of the workforce, the incidence is expected to increase further. These risk factors are modifiable through a lifestyle modification program including mild exercise and nutritional guidance. In 1988, the Japanese government revised the Industrial Safety and Health Law to promote health in the workplace and implemented the Total Health Promotion Plan (THP). However, only 5.0% of workplaces were implementing THP programs according to a survey conducted in 2007. Therefore, we have recommended some measures for worksite health promotion, such as collaboration between community health and occupational health for implementing health promotion activities especially in small and medium scale enterprises, environmental improvement to promote occupational health, and an approach to increase physical activity that includes walking to work and using the stairs. Worksite health promotion should be considered an important company initiative in terms of work-related outcomes such as job satisfaction, work ability, and absenteeism in addition to cardiovascular risk factors. PMID:24107347

Ohta, Masanori; Yamato, Hiroshi

2013-10-01

266

Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan Summary Brochure  

E-print Network

Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) Summary Brochure 2014-2015 Important Health www.dartmouth.edu/~health/depts/ pharmacy.html ______________________________ #12;Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan This brochure provides information regarding Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan

Myers, Lawrence C.

267

Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center occupational safety and health program manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual sets forth the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) policy regarding the health and safety of its workers and provides for the implementation of the PETC occupational health and safety program. It is to be used in conjunction with the PETC Safety and Health Technical Directives, which provide detailed health and safety instructions to employees for specific operations, to create a complete occupational health and safety program. The manual was developed from guidelines contained in 29 CFR 1960, DOE Order 3790.1, and DOE Order 5480.1, and defines programs that meet both the intent and the specific requirements of those documents. Specific chemical and physical hazards associated with coal liquefaction processes may affect the skin, eyes, liver, kidneys, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Fire and explosion are also significant hazards. Other hazards include silica and coal dusts; noise; radiation; asphyxiating or highly toxic gases, particularly hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide; acids and caustics; peroxides; and corrosive materials. This manual is organized into five sections covering the areas of general information, hazard recognition and abatement, preventive programs, reports and recordkeeping, and planning and budgeting occupational safety and health (OSH) program activities.

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1982-02-26

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Occupational class inequalities across key domains of health: Results from the Helsinki Health Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Studies comparing socioeconomic inequalities in health using several health indicators are scarce. Therefore, this study aims to compare the shape and magnitude of occupational class inequalities across key domains of health, i.e. the subjective, functional and medical domains. Additionally, we examine whether physical or mental workload will affect these inequalities, and whether these effects are specific to particular health

Eero Lahelma; Pekka Martikainen; Ossi Rahkonen; Eva Roos; Peppiina Saastamoinen

2005-01-01

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Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 15 occupational clusters (transportation, fine arts and humanities, communications and media, personal service occupations, construction, hospitality and recreation, health occupations, marine science occupations, consumer and homemaking-related occupations, agribusiness and natural resources, environment, public service, business and office…

Pottawattamie County School System, Council Bluffs, IA.

270

In vitro assessment of equivalence of occupational health risk: welders.  

PubMed Central

The possibility of using in vitro testing to determine the equivalence of risk for various occupational groups is discussed. In the absence of epidemiological evidence or relevant animal in vivo bioassays on which to determine the health effects of specific occupational exposures, it is proposed to use similarities in the in vitro response to substances with known (or strongly suspected) and unknown risk to demonstrate their risk equivalence. Identification and evaluation of a high risk "hot spot" due to exposure to Cr(VI) for stainless steel welders is discussed in terms of recent developments in collection, analysis and bioassay of welding fumes. PMID:6641655

Stern, R M

1983-01-01

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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

272

London 2012: occupational health in the construction programme.  

PubMed

This article explores the approach to occupational health in the UK construction industry in both broad and narrow contexts. The construction programme for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games includes the creation of a large urban park in east London containing many sports venues and served by enhanced infrastructure. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), responsible for the construction programme, is developing plans that seek to assure the health of the thousands of workers who will be engaged in this work. Such plans are not being drafted in a vacuum. In addition to considerable consultation with stakeholders the ODA is also drawing on some of the exciting work that has been undertaken in occupational health in recent years. In particular, the move from a focus on technical health services provided by 'experts' to an acceptance that health issues should be managed within employing organizations. Understanding this broad context provides a solid basis for analysing the specific proposals for occupational support during the Olympic Park construction. PMID:17542423

Waterman, Lawrence

2007-05-01

273

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

274

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

275

Occupational health risk to nanoparticulate exposure.  

PubMed

The evolution of nanotechnology from laboratory research to full-scale production has led to the need to understand the health risk to workers in that industry from the dispersion of nanoparticles escaping from various aspects of the production process. Risk is a function of both the hazard imposed by a compound or material and the expected exposure level. Therefore, research to evaluate proper exposure assessment methods specific to nanoparticles in a workplace atmosphere, as well as research on the toxicological properties of nanoparticles, has been conducted to better understand methods for protecting the health of workers in this burgeoning industry. From an assessment standpoint, researchers are evaluating both the accuracy and validity of currently available instruments and the merits of each of the three metrics – mass, surface area, and count – as indicators of exposure that provide the most relevant indication of worker health risk. Likewise, toxicologists are employing both in vitro and in vivo methods to understand the potential hazard to workers who may inhale aerosolized nanoparticles. This review provides an overview of current research efforts in nanoparticle exposure assessment and toxicology with an emphasis on how information from both fields of study combine to provide guidance to minimize the health risk posed by nanoparticulate exposure in the workplace. PMID:24592427

O'Shaughnessy, Patrick T

2013-01-01

276

Microcomputer Programs for Health Occupations Education. A Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography describes materials available for computer-assisted instruction in secondary and postsecondary health and allied health programs. The materials are suitable for use by regular, disadvantaged, and handicapped students and by students whose facility in English is limited. The bibliography includes software programs…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

277

Occupation and mental health in a national UK survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives To measure the prevalence of common mental disorder (CMD) by occupation in a representative sample of Great Britain and to identify occupations with increased and decreased risk of CMD. Methods A cross-sectional interview-based survey was carried out including 5,497 working male and female respondents, 16–64 years from a stratified random survey of private households in Britain. Occupations were classified by the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) into four groups: major, sub-major, minor and constituent unit groups. Common Mental Disorder was measured by the Revised Clinical Interview Schedule. Results Major SOC groups with higher prevalence of common mental disorder included clerical and secretarial, sales, and personal and protective services whereas craft and related, ‘other’ professional occupations and plant and machine operatives had lower prevalence compared to 13% overall prevalence in all adults. In sub-major SOC groups managers and administrators, teaching professionals, clerical and secretarial, ‘other’ sales and personal service occupations had higher prevalence whereas many professional and skilled occupations had lower prevalence. Specific SOC unit groups with higher prevalence included primary and secondary teachers, welfare community, youth workers, security staff, waiters, bar staff, nurse auxiliaries and care assistants. General managers in government and large organizations (OR = 2.79, 95% CI 1.41–5.54), managers in transport and storing (OR = 2.44, 95% CI 1.18–5.03), buyers and mobile sales persons (OR = 2.48, 95% CI 1.09–5.60), sales occupations (NES) (OR = 2.78, 95% CI 1.25–6.19) and clerks (NES) (OR = 2.71, 95% CI 1.59–4.61) had increased risk of common mental disorder relative to specialist managers adjusting for social and financial factors and physical ill-health. Conclusions Occupations with higher risk of common mental disorder may be typified by high levels of job demands, especially emotional demands and lack of job security. The reasons why occupations have low rates of common mental disorder are varied and may include high levels of job discretion, good job training and clearly defined job tasks. PMID:20033130

Rasul, F. R.; Head, J.; Singleton, N.

2009-01-01

278

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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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

280

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

281

[Current status of occupational health activities and the way that occupational health services should be offered to small- and medium-scale enterprises].  

PubMed

Activating occupational safety and health activities among Small- and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) is a major issue because more than 80% of Japanese workers belong to these enterprises, in which the number of workers are less than 300 people. However, as the size of the enterprise decreases, the occurrence of problems of safety and health management systems and safety and health activities increases. Reasons for this include both the limitations of investments shortages of human resources. Occupational health services in SMEs has been provided by the cooperation of the following institutions: public associations (such as Regional Occupational Health Centers, Occupational Health Promotion Centers, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)), occupational health agencies which provide checkup services, health insurance associations, and regional medical services. In contrast to the low coverage of occupational health services among SMEs in Japan, there are some countries in Europe in which this coverage is almost 100%. This is because of the development of occupational health services outside the company. To show the benefits of the safety and health activities to managers of SMEs, and to motivate them to take advantage of the services, it is important to consider measurements. Also, establishing systems that provide those services, improving the quality of specialists such as occupational physicians, and educating human resources, are all necessary. PMID:24107334

Kayashima, Kotaro

2013-10-01

282

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

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Occupational Therapy General Information: What is Occupational Therapy? The occupational therapist is located at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) web site. http://www.aota.org. There is no specific undergraduate degree required for admission to Occupational Therapy Programs. Masters programs

Walker, Lawrence R.

283

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

284

Globalization and occupational health: a perspective from southern Africa.  

PubMed Central

Increased world trade has generally benefited industrialized or strong economies and marginalized those that are weak. This paper examines the impact of globalization on employment trends and occupational health, drawing on examples from southern Africa. While the share of world trade to the world's poorest countries has decreased, workers in these countries increasingly find themselves in insecure, poor-quality jobs, sometimes involving technologies which are obsolete or banned in industrialized countries. The occupational illness which results is generally less visible and not adequately recognized as a problem in low-income countries. Those outside the workplace can also be affected through, for example, work-related environmental pollution and poor living conditions. In order to reduce the adverse effects of global trade reforms on occupational health, stronger social protection measures must be built into production and trade activities, including improved recognition, prevention, and management of work-related ill-health. Furthermore, the success of production and trade systems should be judged on how well they satisfy both economic growth and population health. PMID:11584735

Loewenson, R.

2001-01-01

285

The relationships between housing quality and occupant health in Uganda.  

PubMed

The Government of Uganda created in 2010 a strategic plan to invest in public health as part of its broader national development goals. The health plan recognizes housing and urbanization as a determinant of health, but has not yet formulated policy to address the relationship. This study can help guide health policy development as it relates to housing. It estimates relationships between housing quality and occupant health using "count outcome" regression models. An economic model of optimal household labor allocation in poor countries provides the foundation for the regression modeling. The data used to estimate the regressions are a stratified random sample of 7096 households surveyed in the 2005-06 Uganda National Household Survey. They provide, among other things, detailed information on physical housing attributes as well as the health status of its occupants. Consistent with the economic model and other empirical work, the results show that exposure to burning of biomass for cooking has the largest adverse health effect. Different definitions of illness yield results consistent with expectations, and a separate specification test suggests that the findings are reasonably robust. PMID:23313496

Herrin, William E; Amaral, Michelle M; Balihuta, Arsene M

2013-03-01

286

Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety -Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene -Associate of Applied Science  

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Environmental Technology I or PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 1 3 EVHS 10004 Toxicology 3 EVHS 10010 Environmental Earth Science 3 KBS Semester Four [14 Credits] CHEM 10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 KBSRoadmap: Environmental Health and Safety - Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene - Associate

Khan, Javed I.

287

Proceedings from the 1998 Occupational Health Conference: Benchmarking for Excellence  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

288

Building the occupational health team: keys to successful interdisciplinary collaboration.  

PubMed

Teamwork among occupational health and safety professionals, management, and employees is vital to solving today's complex problems cost-effectively. No single discipline can meet all the needs of workers and the workplace. However, teamwork can be time-consuming and difficult if attention is not given to the role of the team leader, the necessary skills of team members, and the importance of a supportive environment. Bringing team members together regularly to foster positive relationships and infuse them with the philosophy of strength in diversity is essential for teams to be sustained and work to be accomplished. By working in tandem, occupational health and safety professionals can become the model team in business and industry delivering on their promise of a safe and healthy workplace for America's work force. PMID:15853292

Wachs, Joy E

2005-04-01

289

Trial-Based Economic Evaluations in Occupational Health  

PubMed Central

To allocate available resources as efficiently as possible, decision makers need information on the relative economic merits of occupational health and safety (OHS) interventions. Economic evaluations can provide this information by comparing the costs and consequences of alternatives. Nevertheless, only a few of the studies that consider the effectiveness of OHS interventions take the extra step of considering their resource implications. Moreover, the methodological quality of those that do is generally poor. Therefore, this study aims to help occupational health researchers conduct high-quality trial-based economic evaluations by discussing the theory and methodology that underlie them, and by providing recommendations for good practice regarding their design, analysis, and reporting. This study also helps consumers of this literature with understanding and critically appraising trial-based economic evaluations of OHS interventions. PMID:24854249

van Wier, Marieke F.; Tompa, Emile; Bongers, Paulien M.; van der Beek, Allard J.; van Tulder, Maurits W.; Bosmans, Judith E.

2014-01-01

290

[Occupational risks and health disorders in transport drivers].  

PubMed

This paper presents a review of occupational risks and health disorders in professional drivers employed in public and private transport. Epidemiological studies suggest an excess risk for cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders in several categories of professional drivers, such as bus drivers, taxi drivers, truck drivers and forklift truck drivers. Although cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders are of multifactorial origin, some characteristics of occupational exposure in transport drivers (stress, workshift, traffic pollutants, awkward postures, exposure to noise and whole body vibration) may exert at least a concausal role for the onset and the development of these disorders. The predominant role of some confounding factors (inappropriate diet, drinking and smoking habits) makes it more difficult to establish causal associations between professional driving and other adverse health effects (respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genito-urinary disorders, and neoplastic diseases). PMID:23213815

Ronchese, F; Bovenzi, M

2012-01-01

291

A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and health.  

PubMed

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals should use scientific evidence to support their decisions in policy and practice. Although examples from practice show that progress has been made in evidence-based decision making, there is a challenge to improve and extend the facilities that support knowledge translation in practice. A knowledge infrastructure that supports OSH practice should include scientific research, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and other tools for professionals such as well accessible virtual libraries and databases providing knowledge, quality tools, and good learning materials. A good infrastructure connects facilities with each other and with practice. Training and education is needed for OSH professionals in the use of evidence to improve effectiveness and efficiency. New initiatives show that occupational health can profit from intensified international collaboration to establish a good functioning knowledge infrastructure. PMID:21750475

van Dijk, Frank J H; Verbeek, Jos H; Hoving, Jan L; Hulshof, Carel T J

2010-12-01

292

A national survey of occupational therapy students' and physiotherapy students' attitudes to disabled people  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective : To investigate the possible influence of curricular and non-curricular activities on the attitudes of occupational therapy and physiotherapy students towards disabled people at the beginning and end of their pre-registration education. Design : A cross-sectional survey. Setting : United Kingdom. Participants : Two thousand two hundred and ninety-nine students. Main outcome measures : Interaction with Disabled Persons' Scale.

Kay Stachura; Frances Garven

2007-01-01

293

Impact of cultural contact on intercultural competency of occupational therapy students and international graduate students.  

PubMed

This study examined changes in cultural perceptions and communication of 47 occupational therapy students and 39 international graduate students following 5 peer teaching activities. The peer-teaching activities were designed on the premise that positive contact between people of equal status improves intercultural competency, and included social exchanges, interviews, feedback on practice teaching, and role-playing. Changes in intercultural competency were measured with pre- and post administration of the Cross Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI), as well as questionnaires and journals. Significant positive change between pre- and post-test scores on the CCAI (p<.0002) was found for the 86 participants. When stratified into 3 subgroups (international students and occupational therapy students with and without international travel experience), changes were more pronounced. Occupational therapy students with international travel experience benefited the most from the peer-teaching activities (p<.002) and international graduate students benefited as well (p<.009). Occupational therapy students without international travel experienced no significant change. The findings indicate that peer teaching activities significantly impacted cross-cultural communication for students with prior international travel experience and confirm the importance of contextual learning. PMID:19759982

Matsuda, Sandra J; Miller, Marilyn

2007-01-01

294

New Polish occupational health and safety regulations for underwater works.  

PubMed

In Poland, the new regulation of the Ministry of Health on Occupational Health for Underwater Works (dated 2007) pursuant to the Act on Underwater Works (dated 2003) has just been published. It is dedicated for commercial, non-military purposes. It defines health requirements for commercial divers and candidates for divers, medical assessment guide with a list of specific medical tests done on initial and periodical medical examination in order for a diver or a candidate for diver to be recognised fit for work, health surveillance during diving operations, compression and decompression procedures, list of content for medical equipment to be present at any diving place, formal qualifications for physicians conducting medical assessment of divers, requirements for certifications confirming the medical status of divers and candidates for divers. Decompression tables cover divings up to 120 meters of depth using compressed air, oxygen, nitrox and heliox as breathing mixtures. There are also decompression tables for repetitive diving, altitude diving and diving in the high-density waters (mud diving). It this paper, general description of health requirements for divers, as well as decompression tables that are included in the new Regulation on Occupational Health for Underwater Works are presented. PMID:18350984

Kot, Jacek; Si?ko, Zdzis?aw

2007-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

296

Behavioral Health Competence: An Exploration of Army Reserve Occupational Therapists  

PubMed Central

The behavioral health competence of Army Reserve Occupational Therapists (OT) was examined by electronic survey to determine current levels of competence and highlight pre-deployment training needs. Results indicated that while Army Reserve OTs report high levels of behavioral health competence, many questions regarding diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, intervention, and progress arose throughout deployment. OT’s often relied on skills from Level II fieldwork education and entry-level didactic education for competency. Perceived competencies may be compromised by curriculum changes in entry-level education, available fieldwork settings, and a lack of adequate training currently available prior to deployment. PMID:25368437

Arthur, Paul B.; DeCleene, Kate

2014-01-01

297

Occupational health nurses--the solution to absence management?  

PubMed

Business and industry are currently focused on increasing employee productivity, reducing employee injuries and lost work time, and minimizing costs. Absence from work due to either injury or health-related leave negatively affects both direct and indirect costs. Absenteeism, regardless of reason, negatively impacts company profit. To decrease the multiple costs of unplanned absences, the occupational health nurse can collaborate with Human Resources professionals and management to create cost-saving short- and long-term disability programs, manage Family and Medical Leave Act programs, and case manage the care of all employees with workers' compensation claims. PMID:19338262

Wallace, Myra A

2009-03-01

298

Utilization of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Facilities in Western Pennsylvania  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores factors that are influencing the utilization of occupational therapists in mental health facilities in Western Pennsylvania from the perspective of administrators of mental health agencies. Administrators completed a 32 item survey. Descriptive statistics were compiled and inferential statistical analysis compared group means by type of facility, employment of occupational therapy personnel, awareness of occupational therapy education, and

Jaime Phillip Muñoz; John Sciulli Jr; Dara L. Thomas; Ryan S. Wissner

2000-01-01

299

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy  

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Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy 2014 - 2015 STUDENT and Therapy Equipment 10 Definition of Occupational Therapy 11 Professional Organizations 11 College) 11 World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) 12 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation

Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

300

Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy  

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Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy 2013 - 2014 STUDENT and Therapy Equipment 10 Definition of Occupational Therapy 11 Professional Organizations 11 College) 11 World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) 12 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation

Michelson, David G.

301

Gender in occupational health research of farmworkers: A systematic review  

PubMed Central

Background Farmwork is one of the most hazardous occupations for men and women. Research suggests sex/gender shapes hazardous workplace exposures and outcomes for farmworkers. This paper reviews the occupational health literature on farmworkers, assessing how gender is treated and interpreted in exposure-outcome studies. Methods The paper evaluates peer-reviewed articles on men and women farmworkers' health published between 2000 and 2012 in PubMed or SCOPUS. Articles were identified and analyzed for approaches toward sampling, data analysis, and use of exposure indicators in relation to sex/gender. Results 18% of articles reported on and interpreted sex/gender differences in health outcomes and exposures. Sex/gender dynamics often shaped health outcomes, yet adequate data was not collected on established sex/gender risk factors relating to study outcomes. Conclusion Research can better incorporate sex/gender analysis into design, analytical and interpretive approaches to better explore its mediation of health outcomes in light of emerging calls to mainstream gender research. Am. J. Ind. Med. 57:1344–1367, 2014. © 2014 The Authors. American Journal of Industrial Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. PMID:25227724

Habib, Rima R; Hojeij, Safa; Elzein, Kareem

2014-01-01

302

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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Objectives for the nation: occupational safety and health  

SciTech Connect

Fifteen priority areas were identified in the 1979 Surgeon General's report pertaining to improving health in America, for which objectives were then established. Specific to the problem of occupational safety and health was modification of working conditions where individuals were exposed to toxic chemicals, harmful fibrous dusts, coal dust, cotton fiber, ionizing radiation, physical hazards, excessive noise and stress, and routinized trivial tasks. Various health problems associated with these tasks included lung cancer and other cancers, heart disease, birth defects, sensory deficits, injuries, and psychological problems. Prevention/promotion measures included potential measures aimed at worker education and development of occupational health and safety systems, service measures for preventive and treatment services, technological measures (engineering, control technology, and measurement methods), legislative and regulatory measures, and economic measures. Use of specific measures differed for different problems. Specific objectives for no later than 1990, including improving health status, reducing risk factors, improving public and professional awareness, improving services and protection, and improving surveillance and evaluation were described. Data sources at national and state or local levels were provided.

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1980-01-01

304

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"

305

[Clinical approach to workers occupationally exposed to negative stress by the occupational health physician].  

PubMed

Following the activation of new norms requiring that all occupational risks including psychosocial risks be evaluated and prevention programs activated, the occupational physician is now faced with new tasks and is expected to modify his role and function. Care and monitoring of stressed workers demand a higher participation in and an adaptation to the different ways in which stress shows up and has consequences on workers health and wellbeing. A subjects suffering of a stress-related disorder asks for a prompt solution be it medical or a job reorganization intervention in order to guarantee the prosecution of his job while the burnout affected subject rather points to leave the situation, to move to another responsibility or no responsibility even when this means abandoning a life choice. The subject suffering for a mobbing situation asks for justice, an intervention to stop the devastating mechanism and the recognition of the actors of his suffering. The three situations ask for differentiated interventions on the part of the occupational physician but all three require attention, participation, time and change from only medical assistance to a caring attitude and an active participation lasting in time. PMID:19943438

Cassitto, M G

2009-01-01

306

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational...CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH...MATTERS Standards § 1960.19 Other Federal agency standards affecting...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY... § 1960.11 Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. Each agency...any performance evaluation of any management...any supervisory employee, or other...

2012-07-01

308

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY... § 1960.11 Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. Each agency...any performance evaluation of any management...any supervisory employee, or other...

2014-07-01

309

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY... § 1960.11 Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. Each agency...any performance evaluation of any management...any supervisory employee, or other...

2011-07-01

310

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY... § 1960.11 Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. Each agency...any performance evaluation of any management...any supervisory employee, or other...

2013-07-01

311

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Occupational Safety and Health Administration Stakeholder Meeting AGENCY: Occupational Safety...solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on key issues facing the agency. DATES...electronic comments by e-mail to: stakeholder.meeting@dol.gov. All...

2010-01-19

312

Long-Term Effect of College Quality on the Occupational Status of Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined whether, and to what extent, college quality has a longitudinal impact on the occupational status of students after controlling for students' background characteristics, ability, and years of schooling. The study also explored whether college quality differentially affects the long-term occupational status of students. Data for…

Dey, Eric L.; Wimsatt, Leslie A.; Rhee, Byung-Shik; Meader, Ellen Waterson.

313

Potential Health Effects Associated with Dermal Exposure to Occupational Chemicals  

PubMed Central

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

314

Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date  

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Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree and Humanities 3-4 DLS ENGL 202 Technical Communication 3 DLS ENVHLTH 102 Global Environmental Health 3 BIOL 192 Management ENVHLTH 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health

Barrash, Warren

315

Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date  

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Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree and Humanities 3-4 DLS ENGL 202 Technical Communication 3 DLS ENVHLTH 102 Global Environmental Health 3 BIOL 192 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health ENVHLTH 416

Barrash, Warren

316

Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date  

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Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree and Humanities 3-4 DLS ENGL 202 Technical Communication 3 DLS ENVHLTH 102 Global Environmental Health 3 BIOL 192 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health ENVHLTH 416

Barrash, Warren

317

Occupational Health Hazards among Healthcare Workers in Kampala, Uganda  

PubMed Central

Objective. To assess the occupational health hazards faced by healthcare workers and the mitigation measures. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing quantitative data collection methods among 200 respondents who worked in 8 major health facilities in Kampala. Results. Overall, 50.0% of respondents reported experiencing an occupational health hazard. Among these, 39.5% experienced biological hazards while 31.5% experienced nonbiological hazards. Predictors for experiencing hazards included not wearing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), working overtime, job related pressures, and working in multiple health facilities. Control measures to mitigate hazards were availing separate areas and containers to store medical waste and provision of safety tools and equipment. Conclusion. Healthcare workers in this setting experience several hazards in their workplaces. Associated factors include not wearing all necessary protective equipment, working overtime, experiencing work related pressures, and working in multiple facilities. Interventions should be instituted to mitigate the hazards. Specifically PPE supply gaps, job related pressures, and complacence in adhering to mitigation measures should be addressed.

Yu, Xiaozhong; Buregyeya, Esther; Musoke, David; Wang, Jia-Sheng; Halage, Abdullah Ali; Whalen, Christopher; Bazeyo, William; Williams, Phillip; Ssempebwa, John

2015-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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. PMID:25558383

Ozturk, Havva; Babacan, Elif

2014-01-01

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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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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH CENTER  

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AUTHORED: JUNE 1987: PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS The Louisiana State University Student Health Center to every consideration of your privacy concerning your care. Student Health Center

Harms, Kyle E.

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH CENTER  

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AUTHORED: JANUARY care, or loss of eligibility for care, at the Student Health Center include or misrepresentation of identity or other information to the Student Health Center. 5

Harms, Kyle E.

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Division of Student Affairs Student Health and Counseling Center  

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Division of Student Affairs Student Health and Counseling Center P.O. Box 6830, Fullerton, CA 92831 March 6, 2012 Student Health and Counseling Center 657 278-2819 kspofford@fullerton.edu Student Health and Counseling Center at CSUF Achieves AAAHC Accreditation California State University, Fullerton, Student Health

de Lijser, Peter

323

Kristen Davis, Occupational Therapy student, Class of 2013, has been elected  

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Kristen Davis, Occupational Therapy student, Class of 2013, has been elected to serve on the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Repre- sentative Assembly. The Representative Assembly (RA) is the policy-making body of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the direct link

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Occupational overuse syndrome: moral ambiguities of New Zealand health professionals.  

PubMed

In this article we examine the moral ambiguities expressed by New Zealand health professionals regarding their clients and patients who have occupational overuse syndrome (OOS). Workers with OOS were described as being hard working and dedicated, but also undisciplined in their work and personal lives. The goal of rehabilitation in such cases is a return to full work duties and to this end, health professionals represent the disciplinary and normalizing technologies of the neoliberal state which, in New Zealand, provides financial support and treatment for injured workers. According to the health professionals in this study, the disciplinary technologies exercised through rehabilitation require that clients and patients internalize key values associated with the rhetoric of healthism; primarily self-discipline, self-control, self-denial, and willpower. These underpin successful rehabilitation and ongoing management of OOS, and at the same time represent the central values of the neoliberal capitalist workplace. PMID:21490295

Jaye, Chrystal; Fitzgerald, Ruth

2011-10-01

325

Health Occupations. Medical Technologists, Technicians, and Assistants; Dispensing Opticians; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Medical Record Personnel. 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 dispensing opticians, electrocardiograph…

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

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

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...Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for...communication and exchange ideas and solutions between key stakeholder groups...formal sessions on potential health effects of pesticide...

2013-02-21

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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

328

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

329

Current concepts in occupational health: metals-chromium  

SciTech Connect

Chromium and its compounds have long been generally recognized as having potentially severe occupational health hazards. A brief review of the historical perspectives is provided. Failure to properly differentiate between the various valence states, which exhibit different toxicological properties and the physical state (solubility, particle size, etc.) as well as poor quantitation and characterization of exposure has led to confusion and potential error in estimating the risk inherent in working with chromium and its compounds. An overview is provided of the most recent and available data which address these issues in light of current concepts of scientific evaluation.

Rinehart, W.E.; Gad, S.C.

1986-11-01

330

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

331

Health, occupational exposure, and thoracic magnetic moment of shipyard welders  

SciTech Connect

Magnetopneumography (MPG), a sensitive technique for the non-invasive detection of trace amounts of magnetic substances in the lungs, may be useful to help demonstrate either causality for welding induced disease or the absence thereof by establishing the extent of occupational exposures, and identifying individuals and cohorts at high risk. In order to further examine the potential utility of MPG techniques, pilot studies were performed on a cohorts of intermediate-high exposed non-smoking shipyard welders and unexposed non shipyard electricians participating in a study of the effects of welding on health using a pilot model of a MPG instrument incorporating an AC susceptibility bridge.

Stern, R.M.; Drenck, K.; Lyngenbo, O.; Dirksen, H.; Groth, S.

1985-01-01

332

Oregon State University Student Health Services  

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Oregon State University Student Health Services 2009-2010 Annual Report #12;Mission, Vision and Values Student Health Services provides the leadership for health on campus and contributes`tothewholeworld.'"­Commentfrom2010PatientSatisfactionSurvey Student Health Services2 #12;Letter from the Director Student Health

Tullos, Desiree

333

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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Health Practitioners. Reprinted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1978-79 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on health practitioners, 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 physicians, podiatrists, veterinarians,…

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

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Does Occupational Mobility Influence Health among Working Women? Comparing Objective and Subjective Measures of Work Trajectories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Occupational mobility is highly valued in American society, but is it consequential to women's health? Previous studies have yielded inconsistent results, but most measured occupational mobility by identifying transitions across occupational categories. Drawing from cumulative inequality theory, this study (1) compares objective and subjective…

Wilkinson, Lindsay R.; Shippee, Tetyana P.; Ferraro, Kenneth F.

2012-01-01

336

Development of occupational wellbeing in the Finnish European Network of Health Promoting Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the baseline results of a school development project where the aim was to improve school community staff's occupational wellbeing in co-operation with occupational health nurses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The Wellbeing at Your Work index form for school staff developed for the study aimed to account for occupational wellbeing and satisfaction in

Terhi Saaranen; Kerttu Tossavainen; Hannele Turunen; Paula Naumanen

2006-01-01

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Report on occupational safety and health to the Secretary of Labor for CY 1980  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Summary and evaluation of NASA occupational safety and health activities focus on: policy; personnel; funding. Training activities, inspection, record-keeping, and interagency activities are included.

1980-01-01

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Abstract--Doctors, dentists, nurses, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and allied health-care professionals are  

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Abstract--Doctors, dentists, nurses, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and allied health professionals to leverage ubiquitous computing and the quantitative-paradigm. I. INTRODUCTION OCTORS, dentists

Krovi, Venkat

339

Occupational Engagement among University Students in Jordan: Adaptation to Careers in the Future  

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The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of occupational engagement among university students in one Jordanian university. The instrument used to collect data in this study was the occupational engagement scale-student (OES-S-14 items) developed by Cox (2008). The OES-S went through rigorous cross-cultural translation process to…

Khasawneh, Samer

2011-01-01

340

Occupational Status of Former Students of Vocational Agriculture in Virginia. Research Div. Bulletin 39.  

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A followup study was conducted to determine the number and percentage of former vocational agricultural students who left high schools in Virginia from 1954-1966 and who were engaged in farming and other occupations in 1967. Occupational records of 32,270 former students who had completed 1 or more years of vocational agriculture were secured from…

Bass, B. C.

341

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

342

Amotivation and the occupational decision: an investigation of Australian senior high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This exploratory study investigated the occupational decision-related processes of senior high school students, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated in choosing a future occupation. Data were gathered using a newly developed questionnaire, which was largely adapted from a number of psychometrically proven instruments, and administered to 492 Grade 11 students attending a stratified random sample

Jae Yup Jung; John McCormick

2010-01-01

343

The nursing shortage: an update for occupational health nurses.  

PubMed

Nursing is about to realize the worst shortage in history at the same time the first baby boomers are increasing the need for health care. A large component of the current and projected nursing shortage is the aging of the RN work force. Several factors contribute to the aging of the work force, including overall decline in nursing as a chosen profession, the increasing age of nursing graduates, and the aging of the existing RN work force. Job dissatisfaction has been a key issue contributing to the crisis related to recruitment and retention of nurses. Inadequate staffing, heavy workloads, flat salaries, and increased use of mandatory overtime are primary issues related to job dissatisfaction. Job dissatisfaction issues are key components of retention of nursing personnel. Occupational health nurses are experts in dealing with issues of ergonomic challenges, workplace violence, mandatory overtime, stress related injuries, and high stress associated with nursing. PMID:14680153

Palmer, Carol

2003-12-01

344

[Social class, psychosocial occupational risk factors, and the association with self-rated health and mental health in Chile].  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to analyze the association between social class and psychosocial occupational risk factors and self-rated health and mental health in a Chilean population. A cross-sectional study analyzed data from the First National Survey on Employment, Work, Quality of Life, and Male and Female Workers in Chile (N = 9,503). The dependent variables were self-rated health status and mental health. The independent variables were social class (neo-Marxist), psychosocial occupational risk factors, and material deprivation. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were performed. There were inequalities in the distribution of psychosocial occupational risk factors by social class and sex. Furthermore, social class and psychosocial occupational risk factors were associated with unequal distribution of self-rated health and mental health among the working population in Chile. Occupational health interventions should consider workers' exposure to socioeconomic and psychosocial risk factors. PMID:25388324

Rocha, Kátia Bones; Muntaner, Carles; Solar, Orielle; Borrell, Carme; Bernales, Pamela; González, María José; Ibañez, Ciro; Benach, Joan; Vallebuona, Clélia

2014-10-01

345

Value Proposition of Student Health Insurance Plans  

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Value Proposition of Student Health Insurance Plans The implementation of the Patient Protection of a Student Health Insurance Plan as opposed to the other options available to students. As of January 2014, students will have access to the following health insurance options: Remain a dependent on Parents' health

Devoto, Stephen H.

346

Wesleyan University Student Health Insurance Plan  

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Wesleyan University 2014-2015 Student Health Insurance Plan Eligibility Highlights AN AFFORDABLE Student Health Insurance Plan: Coordinates with your on-campus Student Health Services Gives you easy, ready to assist you with your insurance needs and questions *The Wesleyan University Student Health

Royer, Dana

347

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. PMID:25568598

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

2014-01-01

348

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE 2011-2012 Your Education. Your Direction;2 MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR Dear Health Science Student, Welcome to the Health Science Program. You are now a member of a dynamic group of students, faculty and staff. The Health

Guenther, Frank

349

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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77 FR 16453 - Student Health Insurance Coverage  

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...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Parts 144...CMS-9981-F RIN 0938-AQ95 Student Health Insurance Coverage AGENCY: Centers for...rule establishes requirements for student health insurance coverage under the Public...

2012-03-21

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

PubMed

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

352

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

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...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). The first...Ross, Texas Terminals L.P. Kenneth A. Smith, United States Coast Guard James R...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the...

2011-04-05

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Occupational Health and Safety Challenges in China—Focusing on Township-Village Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

China has experienced dramatic industrialization, urbanization, and economic growth over the last 3 decades. The rapid transformation and dramatic prosperity of industries in rural areas have, in turn, created tremendous challenges for occupational health and safety (OHS). This article was prepared to address occupational health and safety issues in township- and village-owned enterprises (TVEs) from several aspects, including working conditions

Xiaorong Wang; Siying Wu; Qingkun Song; Lap-Ah Tse; Ignatius T. S. Yu; Tze-Wai Wong; Sian Griffiths

2011-01-01

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29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review...Miscellaneous Provisions § 2200.108 Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The seal of the Commission shall consist...

2010-07-01

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The Effects of Occupational Health and Safety Risk Factors on Job Satisfaction in Hotel Enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational health and safety risk factors can have direct or indirect effects on levels of organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and the job productivity of workers in service companies as well as other types of industries. In this paper, the effects of physical, biological, chemical and socio-psychological risk factors, related to occupational safety and health, encountered in hotel enterprises on job

Gonca Kilic; Murat Selim Selvi

2009-01-01

356

Identification of competencies for Malaysian occupational safety and health professionals.  

PubMed

Competencies of occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals have become a concern due to the significance of safety management in the field of safety engineering. The purpose of this article is to identify competencies needed by OSH professionals. These competencies are required by professionals in administrating and enforcing legislations related to OSH in Malaysia. This study used Delphi technique in three rounds of data collection. The benefits of this research approach are the use of experts in gaining opinions without time and geographical restraints. The results show 25 generic competencies with combinations of cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies and 33 functional or specific competencies including knowledge and skills needed by OSH professionals. Both generic and functional competencies are also divided into threshold and differentiating competencies that would be used to differentiate average and excellent performance of OSH professionals. PMID:20616464

Daud, Rabaayah; Ismail, Maimunah; Omar, Zoharah

2010-01-01

357

Physics for Allied Health Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper I will describe two courses that I have been teaching for the past 6 years to physical therapy and occupational therapy students Emphasis will be paced on those points that distinguish these courses from others with which I am familiar. I will discuss the syllabus: homework, exams, labs and the final grade. I will also present a topic outline of the courses showing how examples are drawn from the human body to illustrate the physics concept under discussion and to stimulate the students's interest in the material. The following basic concepts of physics will be covered (each with human body examples): vectors, components, statics, conservation of energy, efficiency, change of state, heat transfer, electric charge, electric field, voltage and capacitance.

Goldick, Howard

2000-04-01

358

Integrating health literacy into occupational therapy: findings from a scoping review  

PubMed Central

This paper aims to report ways of integrating health literacy into occupational therapy practice. Health literacy is defined as the ability to access, understand, evaluate and communicate information as a way to promote, maintain and improve health in various settings over the life-course. A scoping study of the scientific and grey literature on health and, specifically, occupational therapy and health promotion was done from 1980 to May 2010. Five databases were searched by combining key words 1) “health literacy” with 2) “rehabilitation”, “occupational therapy” or “health promotion”. Data were extracted from 44 documents: five textbooks, nine reports and 29 articles. The literature on health literacy needs enhancing in both quantity and quality. Nevertheless, six ways of integrating health literacy into occupational therapy practice were identified (frequency; %): occupational therapists should 1) be informed about and recognize health literacy (27; 61.4), 2) standardize their practice (10; 22.7), 3) make information accessible (37; 84.1), 4) interact optimally with clients (26; 59.1), and 5) intervene (29; 65.9) and 6) collaborate to increase health literacy (21; 47.7). Since health literacy can directly impact intervention efficacy, further studies are needed on how to integrate health literacy into occupational therapy practice. PMID:21702741

Levasseur, M; Carrier, A

2012-01-01

359

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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Stakeholder perspectives on managing the occupational health of UK business drivers: a qualitative approach.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of work related ill health and sickness absence. Those who drive as part of their job may be at particular risk, with evidence suggesting that prolonged exposure to driving is associated with increased absence from work due to low back pain. Business drivers often work away from a traditional office environment. Such mobile working may pose greater risks to occupational health due to increased ergonomic risks, for example working from the car, longer working hours and a lack of concern amongst drivers about health and safety. It has been suggested that occupational health practices have not adapted to meet the needs of peripatetic workers. The current study explored how occupational health services are delivered to business drivers. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with a sample of 31 stakeholders in 4 organisations. Respondents included, health and safety professionals, occupational health nurses, fleet managers and high mileage business drivers. The interviews were transcribed and analysed using 'Template Analysis'. The data revealed that, within these organisations, the provision of occupational health services was often fragmented and drivers and other key stakeholders were often unaware of the existing systems within their organisations. The peripatetic nature of business drivers meant that they were difficult for occupational health teams to reach. The paper concludes by presenting recommendations for occupational health professionals and researchers engaged with improving the health of peripatetic workers, namely that occupational health policies should be integrated in company strategy and widely disseminated to drivers and those with responsibility for managing their occupational health provision. PMID:20883980

Sang, Katherine J C; Gyi, Diane E; Haslam, Cheryl O

2011-03-01

361

Student health policy of a German medical school – results of a cross sectional study concerning students' immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Medical students come into contact with infectious materials early in their medical education. Aim of this study was to assess medical students’ immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases and to ensure immunity against hepatitis B.An occupational health medical was offered to all medical students with special emphasis on preclinical students. The examination included a check of the certificates of vaccination and serological

Klaus Schmid; Hanka Wallaschofski; Hans Drexler

2004-01-01

362

Essential Functions/Standards for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Student The following standards pertain to particular cognitive, motor, behavioral and social skills that are  

E-print Network

Essential Functions/Standards for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Student The following Standards: A. Practice occupational therapy assistant skills and techniques under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapy assistant or a licensed occupational therapist, consistent with client status

Cheng, Mei-Fang

363

Occupational exposure to blood, hepatitis B vaccine knowledge and uptake among medical students in Cameroon  

PubMed Central

Background Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most contagious blood borne pathogen. The risk of occupational exposure to HBV among health care workers is a major concern, especially medical trainees. In this study we describe the knowledge of risk factors for HBV infection, history of accidental exposure to blood, awareness of HBV vaccine and the vaccination status among medical students in Cameroon. Methods In April 2012, a cross-sectional survey was carried out using a pretested self-administered questionnaire among 111 medical students. Results Sixty-two students (55.9%) had had at least one accidental exposure to blood since the beginning of their medical training, with a median of 2 (IQR, 1-3) exposures. There was a good knowledge of the risk factors for HBV infection and awareness of HBV vaccine among participants. However, only 20 (18%) participants had completed the three doses of primary HBV vaccination. Furthermore, only 2 of the 20 (10%) adequately vaccinated participants had a post-vaccination test to confirm a good immune response and thus an effective protection against HBV infection. The main reason for not being vaccinated was lack of money to pay for the vaccine (45.6%). Forty seven (42.3%) participants had been sensitized by their training institutions about the importance of HBV vaccination. These were more likely to be vaccinated compared to those who had not been sensitized (p<0,001). Conclusion There is a high rate of accidental exposure to blood and a very low HBV vaccination uptake in medical students in Cameroon, leading to a high occupational risk of HBV infection. HBV vaccination should be strongly recommended for medical students and the vaccine made available free of charge at the beginning of their training. PMID:24200149

2013-01-01

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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

365

Student Health: Challenges for Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that community college student health services are pertinent to student success, and that a college committed to student success is one that is also committed to student health. Discusses policy agenda for community college health programs in the context of leadership policy issues and individual college and consortia issues. (Contains 13…

Floyd, Deborah L.

2003-01-01

366

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER Office of the Director  

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STUDENT HEALTH CENTER Office of the Director Dear Purdue Parent and Student: On behalf of the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) staff, welcome to Purdue University. PUSH is your primary immunization requirements have been met. Required and recommended vaccines are available at the Student Health

Holland, Jeffrey

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Student Health Insurance Plan Virginia Polytechnic Institute  

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2012­2013 Student Health Insurance Plan Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University Your student health insurance coverage, offered by Aetna Student Health*, may not meet the minimum standards of the policy. Restrictions for annual dollar limits for group and individual health insurance coverage are $1

Virginia Tech

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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES University of Massachusetts Lowell  

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Zimbabwe Cape Verde Guam Lithuania Pakistan Sudan * World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis ControlSTUDENT HEALTH SERVICES University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Health Services 71 Wilder Street. WHO Report 2010. www.who.int/globalatlas/dataQuery/default.asp Rev. 09/13 #12;STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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SAHP 2011 Student Handbook ALLIED HEALTH  

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SAHP 2011 Student Handbook SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENT HANDBOOK #12;2 SAHP 2013 to Student Records Americans with Disabilities Act Bookstore Business Office Cafeteria Allied Health Academic/06/2013 WELCOME Welcome to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health

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Oregon StateUniversity STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES  

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Oregon StateUniversity STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES +Mission, Vision and Values +Letter from;2 SHS MISSION Student Health Services provides leadership for health on campus and contributes-changing environment SHS VISION Student Health Services will be an organization that is nationally recognized for its

Tullos, Desiree

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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.

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COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

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HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH ANXIETY OR PANIC ATTACKS Whenever our on the symptoms making them more #12;HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICESSTUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH noticeable and easily

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Theories and trends in occupational health nursing: prevention and social change.  

PubMed

1. Occupational health nursing has evolved against a background of changes in the workplace, health care delivery, and society. 2. One major change is the growing interest among employers for health promotion and wellness programs to manage health care costs. 3. The health Belief Model and levels of prevention provide a framework for health promotion and disease prevention programs at the worksite. 4. Occupational health nurses, using a marketing strategy that incorporates the principles of product, price, placement, and promotion, will enhance their ability to provide successful programs. PMID:7575785

Parrish, R S; Allred, R H

1995-10-01

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The palm wine trade: occupational and health hazards.  

PubMed

The palm wine trade is an important economic activity for many tropical rural areas worldwide. In West Africa, palm wine holds high sociocultural and traditional values. Wine tappers often climb very tall trees with rudimentary equipment to harvest palm sap and risk severe injuries in the event of a fall. Furthermore, the wine quickly ferments beyond the desired taste and alcohol content, reducing the market power of these tappers. Therefore, to maximize benefits or to enhance shelf life, a variety of components are added to the palm tree sap, introducing the possibility of deadly contaminants. This paper highlights the public health implications of uncontrolled palm wine production and the relative neglect of the wine tapper. We draw from the limited published literature and use Cameroon as a case study. The palm wine trade can be more productive and safe if tappers work in cooperatives to improve their market power. Public health authorities need to monitor the quality of this cheap and common source of alcohol and enact regulations to protect wine tappers from the current level of occupational hazards. There are varying levels of progress to control quality and ensure safety in different parts of the world. Legislation and collaboration with traditional structures may offer a framework for change. PMID:23022866

Mbuagbaw, L; Noorduyn, S G

2012-10-01

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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.

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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.

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Hispanic College Students' Perceptions of Members of Business Occupations: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors explored freshmen Hispanic and non-Hispanic White student perceptions of the members of three different business occupations: bankers, accountants, and marketing managers. Using "t" tests, some differences were found between the two ethnic groups regarding perceived individual characteristics of members of the occupations, but the…

Cory, Suzanne N.; Mullen, Ellen Wall; Reeves, Thomas Edward

2010-01-01

378

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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Hispanic College Students’ Perceptions of Members of Business Occupations: An Exploratory Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors explored freshmen Hispanic and non-Hispanic White student perceptions of the members of three different business occupations: bankers, accountants, and marketing managers. Using t tests, some differences were found between the two ethnic groups regarding perceived individual characteristics of members of the occupations, but the application of a supervised learning technique to identify the ethnicity of respondents, based on

Suzanne N. Cory; Ellen Wall Mullen; Thomas Edward Reeves

2009-01-01

380

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

381

Amotivation and the Occupational Decision: An Investigation of Australian Senior High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study investigated the occupational decision-related processes of senior high school students, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated in choosing a future occupation. Data were gathered using a newly developed questionnaire, which was largely adapted from a number of psychometrically proven instruments, and…

Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John

2010-01-01

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Occupational health in surgery: risks extend beyond the operating room.  

PubMed

Surgeons routinely work with potentially infectious materials. The risk of acquiring a disease from one percutaneous exposure is 0.3-0.4% for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 6-30% for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 2.7-10% for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Rates of blood contacts vary but may reach up to 11.9 per 100 h in the operating room. Residents are at highest risk, and obstetrics and gynaecology surgeons suffered the highest rate of exposures (10%) as a group. Contributing risk factors include trauma or emergency orthopaedic procedures, high patient blood loss, long procedures and holding tissue by hand while suturing. However, across occupations, nurses and other health workers experience greater risks than surgeons regarding potentially infectious exposures. Preventive measures such as the HBV vaccine and protective devices (i.e. self-capping needles, needle-free i.v. systems and improved barrier materials) have reduced the occupational risk of acquiring a blood-borne infection, which allows attention to be given to the psychosocial risks which may be more significant, yet are often overlooked. Doctors are at greater risk of divorce, alcoholism, substance abuse and suicide than are members of comparable professional groups. One study found that general surgeons had the highest rates of suicide of all doctors. According to family surveys, surgeons tend to be oblivious to the effects of work stressors, and may benefit from greater self-awareness; sharing of feelings and responsibilities with colleagues, family and patients; being willing to delegate work to others; setting work limits; and broadening perspectives in their approach to work. PMID:7575289

Patz, J A; Jodrey, D

1995-09-01

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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

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-935-7139 Community Health and Sexual Assault 314-935-8761 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Counseling 3142014 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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Students & Mental Health Resource Pack  

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#12;Introduction What is mental illness? 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Why are students vulnerable? 1.3 What is severe mental illness? 1.4 Treatment and prognosis What is mental health awareness? 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Some facts about mental illness 2.3 Equal opportunities 2.4 Awareness in the educational environment

Stevenson, Mark

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COUNSELLING STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

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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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[Evaluation of aerogenic occupational health risk for workers engaged into periclase-carbon refractories production].  

PubMed

The work is aimed to evaluate aerogenic occupational health risk for workers engaged into preparation and formation of technologic mass in periclase-carbon refractories production, using organic binding agent according to criteria R 2.2.2006-05 and R 2.2.1716-03. Occupational dust is a complicated chemical mixture containing manganum oxide, phenol, formaldehyde, aerosols containing silicon, benzpyrene (if "Carbores" binding agent used). Hygienic evaluation revealed occupational health risk due to occupational dust at workplaces of runners operator, press operator, batching feeder, crane operator. Aerogenic occupational risk at workplace of grinder operator is assessed as negligibly small (tolerable). Experimental and epidemiologic studies prove probable (proof category 1B) occupational risk of respiratory disease at the studied production. PMID:25282807

Drugova, O G; Rosly?, O F

2014-01-01

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The Frequency and Causes of Occupational Injuries Among Nursing Students in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to determine the number and causes of occupational incidents that occurred in nursing students. This study was a descriptive, cross-sectional study performed at a military nursing school in Turkey in June 2009 with 218 nursing students as subjects. A data collection form for identifying the characteristics of the students and their exposure to incidents

Vesile Unver; Sevinc Tastan; Halise Coskun

2012-01-01

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The flexible learning needs and preferences of regional occupational therapy students in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 found that students have complex and competing lifestyle demands, which impact on study.

Lynne Zeldenryk; Scott Bradey

2012-01-01

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Health Manpower Source Book. Manpower Supply and Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations: 1968. Public Health Service Publication Number 263, Section 20.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a compilation of statistics on supply and education of health manpower in medicine and osteopathy, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, and eight selected allied health occupations. The material is organized by occupations and the following information is presented for each…

National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.

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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.

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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

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Occupational Health Psychology: The Convergence of Health and Clinical Psychology With Public Health and Preventive Medicine in an Organizational Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational health psychology (OHP) applies psychology in organizational settings for the improvement of work life, the protection and safety of workers, and the promotion of healthy work. This article has three sections, the first of which offers a historical and educational perspective on this emerging field, which actually dates to the turn of the past century in America. The second

James Campbell Quick

1999-01-01

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Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Marble Industry and their Potential Measures  

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Abstract—The level of occupational health and safety management depends upon the scope of the industry as it varies according to the functions and scale. Designing the occupational health and safety management system for the small scale industries is more challenging due to their limited resources and other constraints. The basic groundwork for the proper implementation of occupational health and safety management system in any of the industry is based on hazard identification process in relation to the overall system. The process not only help to understand the severity of these hazards but also proper control measures can be suggested accordingly. In Pakistan, occupational health and safety issues of workers is among one of the main areas that are facing the negligence of government. This domain needs special focus particularly in small scale industries which are often unregistered and not part of social security system developed by government. This potential and observational study targeted the workers employed in the marble industries who havebeen exposed to different types of occupational hazards at the workplace. The study encompasses the identification of occupational health and safety hazards and implies potential measures to reduce the related risks. Based on the observation it is revealed that workers in the marble industries are not equipped with the personal protective equipments and are prone to various occupational health and safety hazards which needs to be mitigated.

Dr. Imran Hashmi; Nadia Akhtar

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Remapping worker citizenship in contemporary occupational health and safety regimes.  

PubMed

The article draws on the rapidly growing field of citizenship studies to map and explore the dynamics of contemporary occupational health and safety (OHS) regulation. Using two key dimensions of OHS regulation (protection and participation), the author constructs four ideal types of worker citizenship (market, public, private industrial, and public industrial citizens). Historically, workers have been written into OHS regulatory regimes in each of these ways. Most recently lawmakers have created a new species of OHS regimes, best described as mandated partial self-regulation. Its distinguishing characteristic is its flexibility, such that worker citizenship can take on any of the forms previously described, often without changing the statutory framework. Using Ontario as an example, the study finds that in the late 20th century, workers made significant strides toward public industrial citizenship and, surprisingly, even under a neoconservative government, workers successfully defended their participatory rights and saw their right to protection modestly strengthened through increased enforcement. The conditions under which this regime operates, however, constantly threaten to undermine the efficacy of worker participation rights and to weaken the enforcement effort. Some suggestions are made about using a citizenship discourse to revitalize the worker OHS movement and strengthen OHS rights. PMID:17436990

Tucker, Eric

2007-01-01

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Jewelry boxes contaminated by Aspergillus oryzae: an occupational health risk?  

PubMed

In 2009, 100,000 jewelry boxes, manufactured in China, were delivered to a jewelry manufacturer in Besançon, France. All the boxes were contaminated by mold. Because the workers refused to handle these jewelry boxes, the company contacted our laboratory to determine how to deal with the problem. Three choices were available: (1) decontaminate the boxes, (2) return the boxes to the Chinese manufacturer, or (3) destroy the entire shipment. Based on microscopic identification, the culture analysis was positive for A. oryzae. This could not be confirmed by molecular techniques because of the genetic proximity of A. oryzae and A. flavus. Because A. flavus can produce aflatoxins, we tested for them using mass spectrometry. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and M1 were not detected; however, given the specifics of this situation, we could not discard the possibility of the presence of other aflatoxins, such as P1, B3, GM2, and ethoxyaflatoxin B2. We concluded that the contamination by A. oryzae was probably due to food products. However, because of the possible presence of aflatoxins, occupational health risks could not be entirely ruled out. The decision was therefore taken to destroy all the jewelry boxes by incineration. To avoid a similar situation we propose: (1) to maintain conditions limiting mold contamination during production (not eating on the work site, efficient ventilation systems); (2) to desiccate the products before sending them; and (3) to closely control the levels of dampness during storage and transport. PMID:22702230

Bellanger, Anne-Pauline; Roussel, Anaïs; Millon, Laurence; Delaforge, Marcel; Reboux, Gabriel

2012-01-01

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The historical development of occupational health in Australia Part 2: 1970-2000.  

PubMed

Australian occupational health was shaped by various social, political and economic forces during the latter half of the last century. An overall downturn in manufacturing and increased wage restraint during the early 1970s, encouraged trade unions to turn their attention to broader social issues, such as workplace health. Mainstream Australian society was also being influenced by wider community sentiment during this time, including anti-war protests, environmental lobby groups and the women's movement. Interest in occupational health subsequently flourished, with formalised education commencing in the 1970s, and the number of tertiary courses rapidly increasing throughout the 1980s. Occupational health and worker's compensation legislation similarly evolved throughout the latter stages of the twentieth century. Australian workplace health and safety is now based on a theory of self-regulation and managed in a tri-partite model, consisting of employers, trade unions and government departments. In Part 1 of our occupational health review, we outlined the historical development of Australian occupational health between 1788 and 1970. In the current paper, Part 2, we describe the historical development of Australian occupational health between 1970 and 2000. PMID:15986769

Smith, Derek R; Leggat, Peter A

2005-06-01

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Occupational Stress, Mental Health Status and Stress Management Behaviors among Secondary School Teachers in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This study aimed to examine occupational stress and mental health among secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, and to identify the differences between those actively engaged in stress management behaviors and those who were not. Design: Survey design was adopted using validated instruments including Occupational Stress Inventory…

Leung, Sharron S. K.; Mak, Yim Wah; Chui, Ying Yu; Chiang, Vico C. L.; Lee, Angel C. K.

2009-01-01

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Development of Occupational Wellbeing in the Finnish European Network of Health Promoting Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the baseline results of a school development project where the aim was to improve school community staff's occupational wellbeing in co-operation with occupational health nurses. Design/methodology/approach: The Wellbeing at Your Work index form for school staff developed for the study aimed to…

Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Naumanen, Paula

2006-01-01

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

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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

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Occupational Allergic Diseases in Kitchen and Health Care Workers: An Underestimated Health Issue  

PubMed Central

Objective. This study evaluated the frequencies of allergic symptoms and rate of upper respiratory infections during the past year in the general population, kitchen workers (KW) and health care workers (HCW). Methods. The European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) was used to inquire retrospectively about asthma and asthma-like symptoms and the number of treatments required for previous upper respiratory tract infections (URTI: acute pharyngitis, acute sinusitis, etc.) during the past year for health care workers, kitchen workers, and members of the general population. Adjusted odds ratios by gender, age, and smoking status were calculated. Results. 579 subjects (186 from the general population, 205?KW, and 188?HCW; 263 females, 316 males) participated in the study. Noninfectious (allergic) rhinitis was significantly higher in the HCW and KW groups than in the general population (P < 0.001). Cumulative asthma was significantly higher only in the HCW group (P < 0.05). In addition, the HCW and KW groups had significantly higher risks of ?2/year URTI (OR: 1.59, 95% CI: 1.07–2.38 versus OR: 1.57, 95% CI: 1.05–2.38) than the general population. Conclusion. Occupational allergic respiratory diseases are an important and growing health issue. Health care providers should become familiar with workplace environments and environmental causes of occupational rhinitis and asthma. PMID:24319680

Bilge, Ugur; Unluoglu, Ilhami; Son, Nazan; Keskin, Ahmet; Korkut, Yasemin; Unalacak, Murat

2013-01-01

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

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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

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THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE  

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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"

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International Student Request for Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver Exemption  

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1 of 2 International Student Request for Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver Exemption 2013 health insurance coverage, and are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Gallagher Koster Health concerning your request for health insurance waiver exemption within ten business days. If your waiver

Bordenstein, Seth

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Student Health Advisory Board Meeting, October 18, 2013. Oregon State University Student Health Services  

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Minutes Student Health Advisory Board Meeting, October 18, 2013. Oregon State University Student Health Services I. Call to Order. A meeting of the OSU SHS Student Health Advisory Board was held in 322A student knowledge and access to insurance, health services off and on campus, and how SHS and SHAB can

Tullos, Desiree

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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

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A Portable Action Lab for Creating Quality Student Projects for Health Care Careers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is intended to introduce health occupations educators to the principles of the portable action lab and help them use those principles to create quality learning projects for students preparing for careers in health care. Section 1 outlines the concepts and frameworks of quality project-based learning, which is based on the following…

Alongi, Anthony; Arora, Sonia; Hogan, Christopher; Steinberg, Adria; Vickers, Margaret

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The Boston Safe Shops model: an integrated approach to community environmental and occupational health.  

PubMed

Small, immigrant-owned businesses, such as auto repair shops and nail salons, often face barriers to environmental and occupational health compliance and may be a source of neighborhood pollution complaints. The Boston Public Health Commission established the Safe Shops Project to improve safety and environmental practices in such businesses using a community partnership model that incorporates enforcement inspection findings, worker training, technical assistance, and referral to health care and business resources. This integrated technical assistance approach has led to improved occupational health and environmental conditions, adoption of pollution prevention technologies, novel problem-solving, and dozens of health screenings and insurance referrals for workers and their neighbors. PMID:20147670

Roelofs, Cora; Shoemaker, Paul; Skogstrom, Tiffany; Acevedo, Persio; Kendrick, Jumaane; Nguyen, Nancie

2010-04-01

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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 NAPS Napping can disrupt your daily rhythm and confuses your internal clock. It decreases both

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Provision and perception of occupational health in small and medium-sized enterprises in Sheffield, UK.  

PubMed

A random sample of managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was selected from a database of businesses in Sheffield, UK. They were invited to take part in a study to evaluate the provision and perception of occupational health in SMEs in Sheffield. The study used an interviewer-led questionnaire, which collected quantitative and qualitative data; each interview took approximately 40 min to complete. Several approaches to recruitment were adopted during the study. Twenty-eight managers were interviewed over the 6 month study period. All of the SMEs employed <250 people; 43.2% did not have or had never reviewed a written health and safety policy. Only 18% had a written occupational health policy; 14.4% employed the services of a part-time occupational health physician; 7.2% employed a health and safety advisor; and 10.8% employed a part-time occupational health nurse. Twenty-five per cent had a nominated person responsible for occupational health and 67% thought that a doctor or nurse would be the best person to provide an occupational health service. Twenty-eight per cent of the companies carried out some form of pre-employment screening and 14.2% carried out health promotion. Fifteen (53.5%) collected some form of health related absence data. Eight companies (28.6%) organized a formal induction programme for all new employees. Further work should be undertaken in an attempt to improve access to local industry and particularly to SMEs. This study has clearly shown that access is possible, but different strategies of approach were required before a workable strategy could be found. Undoubtedly, this access can be improved by better understanding of the interaction between researchers, occupational health providers and local managers of SMEs. PMID:11235826

Bradshaw, L M; Curran, A D; Eskin, F; Fishwick, D

2001-02-01

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29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The seal of the Commission shall consist of: A gold eagle outspread, head facing dexter, a shield with 13 vertical stripes superimposed on its breast, holding an olive branch in its claws, the whole...

2014-07-01

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29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The seal of the Commission shall consist of: A gold eagle outspread, head facing dexter, a shield with 13 vertical stripes superimposed on its breast, holding an olive branch in its claws, the whole...

2011-07-01

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29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The seal of the Commission shall consist of: A gold eagle outspread, head facing dexter, a shield with 13 vertical stripes superimposed on its breast, holding an olive branch in its claws, the whole...

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29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. The seal of the Commission shall consist of: A gold eagle outspread, head facing dexter, a shield with 13 vertical stripes superimposed on its breast, holding an olive branch in its claws, the whole...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the Department of Labor's evaluation program. The information...in a complete and extensive evaluation of an agency's occupational...health program; (2) The methods and factors used to determine...procedures for conducting evaluations including field visits...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...the Department of Labor's evaluation program. The information...in a complete and extensive evaluation of an agency's occupational...health program; (2) The methods and factors used to determine...procedures for conducting evaluations including field visits...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Department of Labor's evaluation program. The information...in a complete and extensive evaluation of an agency's occupational...health program; (2) The methods and factors used to determine...procedures for conducting evaluations including field visits...

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the Department of Labor's evaluation program. The information...in a complete and extensive evaluation of an agency's occupational...health program; (2) The methods and factors used to determine...procedures for conducting evaluations including field visits...

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the Department of Labor's evaluation program. The information...in a complete and extensive evaluation of an agency's occupational...health program; (2) The methods and factors used to determine...procedures for conducting evaluations including field visits...

2013-07-01

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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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How to File a Complaint with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)  

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... Occupational Safety & Health Administration We Can Help What's New | Offices Home Workers Regulations Enforcement Data & Statistics Training Publications Newsroom Small Business Anti-Retaliation Menu Home Workers Regulations Enforcement Data & ...

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COUNSELLING STUDENTS.SFU.CA/HEALTH  

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

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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

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The social construction of occupational health and safety: barriers to environmental-labor health coalitions.  

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Occupational and environmental health advocates promote the potential of alliances between workers and community members to address shared health problems resulting from industrial processes. Advocates recognize the need to overcome job blackmail, which has successfully pitted these groups against one another by threatening job loss in the face of calls for improved standards. This strategic form of issue management represents a dualism between good health and clean environments on one hand and jobs and tax bases on the other. The author argues that overcoming job blackmail requires attention not only to this dualism, but to the broader social construction of occupational and environmental health. The article describes a series of oppositional constructions, in both strategic organizational rhetoric and everyday cultural discourse, which reinforces job blackmail and impedes the development of solidarity among workers, neighbors, and environmental advocates. These dualisms polarize our views of work and environment, science, and social identity, thereby producing barriers to coalition formation. Understanding these reifications helps to build an activist agenda and identify potential resources for organizing to overcome these barriers. PMID:19778829

Zoller, Heather M

2009-01-01

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Everyday Health Communication Experiences of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 diet, minor health concerns, risky health practices, and body fitness. Results: Approximately 27% of health communication experiences involved

Leslie A. Baxter; Nichole Egbert; Evelyn Ho

2008-01-01

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

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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.

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Status of work-related diseases in Wisconsin: five occupational health indicators.  

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Direct and indirect costs of work-related injuries and illnesses in the United States are estimated to cost over dollar 170 billion annually. Wisconsin's costs alone may be as high as dollar 1 billion annually. Considering the magnitude of these costs, it is disconcerting that there is no national surveillance program to track the occupational injuries, illnesses, and hazards responsible. Surveillance is an essential public health function and the foundation for recognizing and then designing and evaluating interventions to reduce the consequences of identified hazards. Wisconsin has a rudimentary occupational injury and illness surveillance program. It has recently been strengthened by receipt of a 3-year fundamental surveillance grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As part of that grant, Wisconsin will begin tracking 19 NIOSH occupational health indicators. In this paper we measured 5 occupational health indicators for Wisconsin: Pneumoconiosis hospitalizations, Pneumoconiosis mortality, Acute work-related pesticide poisonings, Incidence of malignant mesothelioma, and Elevated blood lead levels among adults. Year 2000 baseline results of these 5 occupational disease indicators show that Wisconsin has lower disease rates than the nation for some of the indicators and higher rates for others. Such surveillance data informs the understanding of environmental and other important risk factors for occupational diseases and injuries. PMID:16628971

Islam, K M Monirul; Anderson, Henry A

2006-03-01

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Office For Student Development/Dean of Students Health Services / Vice President For Student Development / Bilingual  

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Office For Student Development/Dean of Students Health Services / Vice President For Student Discovery ESL Counseling / Evening Student Advisement Center / New Start / Personal Counseling Retention / Special Services / Student Life 2001 Oriental Boulevard / Brooklyn, New York 11235 / Telephone 718 368

Rosen, Jay

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

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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

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Health effects following 9/11: implications for occupational health nurses.  

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The attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 resulted in hazardous environmental exposures of enormous magnitude, bringing about persistent respiratory and psychological problems among survivors. Approximately 40,000 men and women worked at Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center in New York City, and at the Staten Island landfill, the main wreckage depository, in the days, weeks, and months following 9/11. First responders such as firefighters and police, construction workers, and utility and public sector workers were involved. These individuals were at high risk for injury, respiratory complications, and psychological distress from the traumatic event. This article highlights the controversy surrounding 9/11 research and reports, identifies populations at high risk for exposure, and examines the health effects. Occupational health nurses should not only be empowered to provide the best care for workers affiliated with 9/11, but also contribute to research to protect worker health in future disaster responses. PMID:18444404

Pak, Victoria M; O'Hara, MaryEllen; McCauley, Linda A

2008-04-01

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Residential characteristics as correlates of occupantshealth in the greater Accra region, Ghana  

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Background Housing has been a relatively neglected site for public health action. However, it remains a place where human beings spend the most part of their day. As a result, the quality of housing has consequences for human health. We investigate residential characteristics associated with self-rated occupant health in five neighbourhoods in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Methods A cross sectional study using a semi-structured questionnaire was conducted among 500 informed adults aged 18 years and above to investigate residential characteristics associated with self-rated occupant health in five neighbourhoods in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Correlates of occupant rated health were determined using Pearson chi-square test and binary logistic regression. Results Forty-two per cent of houses were rented, 44% required repair and 46% shared sanitation facilities. One in twenty occupants reported poor health. Gender, employment status, income, ventilation, house wall material, odours, stale air, privacy, shared facilities, hand washing facility, type of house and house repair status were associated with poor health in the bivariate analysis. Only two variables were independently associated with poor self-rated health: occupants who lacked privacy were eight times more likely to report poor self-rated health when compared to peers who did not lack privacy [OR = 8.16, 95% CI 2.86-23.26] and women were three times more likely than men to report poor health [OR = 2.98, 95% CI 1.06-8.35]. Conclusion The results provide further evidence of housing as a determinant of occupantshealth, and identify housing characteristics and living conditions as issues for public health action in Ghana. PMID:24612884

2014-01-01

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Programs That Promote Retention of Minority Students in Postsecondary Occupational Education.  

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In the late fall of 1988, a study was undertaken of retention efforts focusing on minority students enrolled in occupational education programs in New York two-year colleges. Specifically, the study sought to determine the extent to which the state's colleges had programs or services to facilitate the persistence and retention of minority students

State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.

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

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

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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.

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

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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

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The Nonverbal Expression of Negative Emotions: Peer and Supervisor Responses to Occupational Therapy Students' Emotional Attributes.  

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A study to investigate the preclinical and clinical consequences of 79 occupational-therapy students' emotional attributes found that, when interviews were conducted in pairs, their feelings and behavior were associated with attributes of negative emotionality and nonverbal expressiveness. Students who had a high degree of negative emotionality…

Tickle-Degnen, Linda; Puccinelli, Nancy M.

1999-01-01

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

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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

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

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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

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Competency Exams for Computer Science Microcomputing-Related Occupations. Student and Instructor Manuals.  

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This document contains 20 competency-based examinations with student and instructor manuals for computer science microcomputer-related occupations. For each of the examinations, the student manual contains the following: the competency, the performance objective, directions, the facility to be used, the materials and equipment needed, a space to…

King, Maribeth L.; Huse, Vanessa E.

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

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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

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The Disadvantaged Student, Goal Blockage, and the Occupational Aspirations of Southern Youth.  

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The paper served as a report on research in progress that attempted to evaluate the effects of group disparity on the occupational choice of southern high school students. It focused specifically on the aspiration choices of 8,802 tenth grade students in 4 southern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. The relative effects of…

Cosby, Arthur

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

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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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Students Entering and Leaving Postsecondary Occupational Education: 1995-2001. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2007-041  

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This report uses data from the 1995-96 to 2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to examine three questions concerning students pursuing postsecondary certificates or associate's degrees in career related fields (referred to here as occupational students): (1) who enters postsecondary occupational education? (2) to what extent do…

Hudson, Lisa; Kienzl, Gregory; Diehl, Juliet

2007-01-01

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The Significant Contribution of Student Health Services to Student Success.  

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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

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The Effect of an Interdisciplinary Community Health Project on Student Attitudes toward Community Health, People Who Are Indigent and Homeless, and Team Leadership Skill Development.  

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A study of 22 health occupations students examined whether participation in an interdisciplinary community health empowerment project with urban homeless and formerly homeless people changed their attitudes about community health practice, attitudes toward people who are indigent and homeless, and perceived leadership skills. Posttests revealed a…

Rose, Molly A.; Lyons, Kevin J.; Miller, Kathleen Swenson; Cornman-Levy, Diane

2003-01-01

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Task Analysis for Health Occupations. Cluster: Medical Assisting. Occupation: Medical Assistant. Education for Employment Task Lists.  

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Task analyses are provided for two duty areas for the occupation of medical assistant in the medical assisting cluster. Five tasks for the duty area "providing therapeutic measures" are as follows: assist with dressing change, apply clean dressing, apply elastic bandage, assist physician in therapeutic procedure, and apply topical ointment. The…

Lathrop, Janice

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

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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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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

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-935-4969 Health and Wellness Promotion 314-935-7139 Community Health and Sexual Assault 314-935-8761 Alcohol-935-6695. Health Promotion and Wellness (314-935- 6666, option 6) and Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention2014 The Habif Health and Wellness Center Student Health Services 314-935-6666 shs.wustl.edu Parent

Subramanian, Venkat

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The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services  

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-935-4969 Health and Wellness Promotion 314-935-7139 Community Health and Sexual Assault 314-935-8761 Alcohol have urgent issues. Health Promotion and Wellness (314-935- 6666, option 6) and Sexual Assault2012 The Habif Health and Wellness Center Student Health Services 314-935-6666 shs.wustl.edu Parent

Subramanian, Venkat

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Exposure to formaldehyde in anatomy: an occupational health hazard?  

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The adverse effects of formaldehyde have been discussed very emotionally in public. Anatomists, technicians in histology and embalming laboratories, as well as medical students during their dissection course are all exposed to formaldehyde, which in many situations crosses the threshold for irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract. There is no doubt about the acute toxic effects and the occurrence of contact dermatitis caused by formaldehyde. Studies in rats and mice using high concentrations over an extremely long period (which would not be tolerated by humans) resulted in squamous carcinoma of the nose. Epidemiologic studies on the mortality of medical personnel exposed to formaldehyde do not provide sufficient evidence of cancerogenicity. A number of recommendations will be given for defining the exact concentration in a dissecting room or laboratory and for ways of reducing formaldehyde concentrations and thus minimizing adverse health hazards. These data could initiate a discussion among anatomists, and with technicians and students, based on a sound scientific background rather than on emotion. PMID:3688466

Pabst, R

1987-10-01

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Health Educator Believability and College Student Self-rated Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 health information received were analyzed. Multiple logistic regression tested the relationship after covariate adjustment.

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

2012-01-01

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

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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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The demand-control-support model and health among women and men in similar occupations.  

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The aim of the study was to investigate the main and the interaction effects of the demand-control-support (DCS) model on women's and men's health in a Swedish telecom company. According to the DCS model, work that is characterized by high demands, low decision latitude, and low support decreases health and well-being. Furthermore, control and support are assumed to interact in protecting against adverse health effects of stress. Earlier studies have failed to consider occupational status and gender simultaneously. Questionnaire data from 134 female and 145 male employees in similar occupations were collected. Correlational analysis supported the main effect hypotheses irrespective of gender. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that only demands predicted women's health, whereas both demands and lack of social support predicted men's health. However, no interaction effects were found for either women or men. Further studies should probe the relevance of the model while considering gender and occupational status. PMID:14677214

Muhonen, Tuija; Torkelson, Eva

2003-12-01

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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.

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Student Health Services Oregon State University students can be reassured that their health is supported by many  

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Student Health Services Oregon State University students can be reassured that their health is supported by many caring staff and faculty members. In the forefront for health is Student Health Services for all OSU students. Student Health ServicesSHSSHS OSU Health Fee The Health Fee, part of OSU

Tullos, Desiree

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Major in Anything and be Pre-Occupational Therapy at NEBRASKA! Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) is one of fifteen advising categories in Pre-Health indicating your interest in pursuing coursework to  

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PRE-HEALTH Major in Anything and be Pre-Occupational Therapy at NEBRASKA! Pre-Occupational Therapy NEBRASKA for Pre-Occupational Therapy? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has graduated more health school representatives - our Explore Center will help you excel. Make Your Occupational Therapy School

Logan, David

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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

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Everyday Health Communication Experiences of College Students  

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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

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Facilitating Participation of Students with Severe Disabilities: Aligning School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice with Best Practices in Severe Disabilities  

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School-based occupational therapy is the largest employer of occupational therapists. School-based occupational therapists work extensively with students with severe disabilities. Over the past decade, one significant change in the field of severe disabilities has been the advocacy of best practices. This paper discusses the implications of best…

Mu, Keli; Royeen, Charlotte

2004-01-01

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Is position in the occupational hierarchy a determinant of decline in perceived health status?  

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This study examines the extent to which position in the occupational hierarchy is predictive of declines in perceived health status over a 48 month period in a representative sample of the Canadian labor force. We hypothesized that the proportion of workers reporting a decline in health status would be greater among persons in lower position in the occupational hierarchy, and that these differences in risk would primarily be explained by characteristics of the psychosocial work environment and secondarily by the baseline prevalence of adverse health behaviors. The study cohort was defined as labor force participants aged 18-64 who reported good, very good or excellent health in the 1994 baseline wave of Canada's National Population Health Survey and who participated in the 1998 follow-up survey. Between 1994 and 1998, 16.6% of labor force participants reporting excellent, very good or good health status at baseline reported a decline in perceived health status. For men, the age-adjusted odds of decline in perceived health status were 1.80 (95% CI: 1.24-2.63) and 1.74 (95% CI: 1.19-2.54) for the two lowest occupational classes relative to the highest occupational class. There was no association between position in the occupational hierarchy and the prospective risk of health status decline for women. For men, the association between position in the occupational hierarchy and decline in perceived health status was moderately reduced but remained statistically significant following adjustment for baseline health, health behaviors and psychosocial work exposures. Adjustment for household income did not alter these findings. When stratified by gender, position in the occupational hierarchy was associated with the prospective risk of health status decline for men but not for women. Among men, the collective influence of health behaviors and psychosocial work exposures explained a moderate component of the decline in perceived health status. A more robust measurement of the characteristics of labor market experiences would be expected to improve understanding of the relationship between work and health in this sample. PMID:14572838

Mustard, Cameron A; Vermeulen, Marian; Lavis, John N

2003-12-01

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Ethics in occupational health: deliberations of an international workgroup addressing challenges in an African context  

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Background International codes of ethics play an important role in guiding professional practice in developing countries. In the occupational health setting, codes developed by international agencies have substantial import on protecting working populations from harm. This is particularly so under globalisation which has transformed processes of production in fundamental ways across the globe. As part of the process of revising the Ethical Code of the International Commission on Occupational Health, an Africa Working Group addressed key challenges for the relevance and cogency of an ethical code in occupational health for an African context through an iterative consultative process. Discussion Firstly, even in the absence of strong legal systems of enforcement, and notwithstanding the value of legal institutionalisation of ethical codes, guidelines alone may offer advantageous routes to enhancing ethical practice in occupational health. Secondly, globalisation has particularly impacted on health and safety at workplaces in Africa, challenging occupational health professionals to be sensitive to, and actively redress imbalance of power. Thirdly, the different ways in which vulnerability is exemplified in the workplace in Africa often places the occupational health professional in invidious positions of Dual Loyalty. Fourth, the particular cultural emphasis in traditional African societies on collective responsibilities within the community impacts directly on how consent should be sought in occupational health practice, and how stigma should be dealt with, balancing individual autonomy with ideas of personhood that are more collective as in the African philosophy of ubuntu. To address stigma, practitioners need to be additionally sensitive to how power imbalances at the workplace intersect with traditional cultural norms related to solidarity. Lastly, particularly in the African context, the inseparability of workplace and community means that efforts to address workplace hazards demand that actions for occupational health extend beyond just the workplace. Summary A stronger articulation of occupational health practice with advocacy for prevention should be an ethical norm. Ethical codes should ideally harmonize and balance individual and community needs so as to provide stronger moral authority guidelines. There is a need to consider an African Charter on Bioethics as complementary and strengthening of existing codes for the region. PMID:24957477

2014-01-01

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

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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. PMID:25664311

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

2014-01-01

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University of California Student Health Insurance Plan  

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University of California Student Health Insurance Plan Prescription Drug Plan Effective August 1 ........................................................................................4 Section 3.01 Eligible Status--Insured Students.....................................................................................4 Section 3.02 Eligible Status--Insured Dependents

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Development Project (2001-2004) of School Staff and Occupational Health Nurses as a Promoter of Occupational Wellbeing--Staff's Evaluations  

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This article reports on school staff's and occupational health nurses' development project (2001-2004), which aimed to promote school staff's occupational wellbeing by activities to maintain the ability to work in 12 comprehensive schools in Finland. The effects of the project were evaluated based on a follow-up study questionnaire presented to…

Saaranen, Terhi; Tossavainen, Kerttu; Turunen, Hannele; Naumanen, Paula

2007-01-01

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Promoting occupational health nursing training: an educational outreach with a blended model of distance and traditional learning approaches.  

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In 2009, occupational health nursing faculty and professionals at the University of Washington developed an innovative continuing nursing education offering, the OHN Institute. The OHN Institute was designed to meet the following objectives: (1) extend basic occupational health nursing training to non-occupational health nurses in Federal Region X, (2) target new occupational health nurses or those who possessed little or no advanced education in occupational health nursing, and (3) offer a hybrid continuing nursing education program consisting of on-site and distance learning modalities. Evaluation findings suggested that the various continuing nursing education modalities and formats (e.g., asynchronous vs. synchronous, online modules vs. live modules) were essentially comparable in terms of effectiveness. Perhaps most importantly, the OHN Institute evaluation demonstrated that quality continuing nursing education outcomes for occupational health nurses depended largely on knowledgeable and engaging faculty and a compelling vision of desired outcomes, including the application of learned content to professional practice. PMID:21877672

Ward, Julie A; Beaton, Randal D; Bruck, Annie M; de Castro, A B

2011-09-01

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Childhood toxic stress: a community role in health promotion for occupational therapists.  

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People who experience the toxic stress of recurrent traumatic events in childhood have a higher risk for mental and physical health problems throughout life. Occupational therapy practitioners have a remarkable opportunity to be involved in addressing this significant public health problem. As health care practitioners already situated in the community, we have a responsibility to lead and assist in establishing and implementing occupation-based programs and to nurture the links between the child welfare system and existing intervention systems. In this article, we review the current research on toxic stress and recommendations made by other health care disciplines and offer strategies for occupational therapy practitioners to begin a dialogue on this critical, emerging issue. PMID:24195910

Gronski, Meredith P; Bogan, Katherine E; Kloeckner, Jeanne; Russell-Thomas, Duana; Taff, Steven D; Walker, Kimberly A; Berg, Christine

2013-01-01

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

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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

467

Occupational Safety and Health in Vocational Education: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty, and Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to help administrators at schools having vocational education programs assess their occupational safety and health needs and establish a program to ensure a safer and more healthful work environment. It consists of three sections: (1) administrative guidelines, (2) technical-regulatory guidelines, and (3) a self-evaluation…

Godbey, Frank W.

468

Health Occupations Curriculum. Skills and Theory for Practical Nurse. Units 14 and 15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a health occupations program, these instructional units consist of materials for use by those who are studying to become practical nurses. The first unit deals with the various aspects of pediatric nursing, including the growth and development levels of children, diseases and conditions specific to children, and the application of health

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

469

Animal Care and Use Occupational Health Program 1.0 Regulatory Authority  

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measures necessary for animal research and forward proposed experimental chemical and radioactive useAnimal 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

de Lijser, Peter

470

Occupational Health and Safety Program Animal Risk Questionnaire  

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Department: Cost Center #: Facility: PART A: OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS I. Animal Contact for animals. I understand that my choice not to participate in this program might be referred to Human to animals, etc. in teaching or research 5 = Collect tissues or body fluid specimens, perform surgery

Farritor, Shane

471

Safety & Health. Resource Guide for Occupational/Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to alert occupational/technology teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, and industrial education supervisors to the need and importance of a strong and active safety program. Responsibilities are detailed for all individuals involved. Teacher liability is addressed. A section on emergency procedures covers…

Kirk, Albert S., Ed.

472

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration  

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to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. - 1910.1450: Toxic and Hazardous Substances · Standard Number: 1910.1450 · Title: Occupational exposure to hazardous ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1910.1450(a) Scope and application. 1910.1450(a)(1) This section shall apply to all employers engaged

Oliver, Douglas L.

473

Occupational Preparation Vocabulary Module. Instructor Manual. Student Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module contains a student manual and an instructor's manual for study of vocabulary for vocational education aimed at students with special needs. The student manual consists of quizzes that consist of matching and multiple-choice items that can be used to review the vocabulary of the unit as presented on a videotaped lesson. Answers to the…

Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.

474

Changes in occupational safety and health indices after the Korean economic crisis: analysis of a national sample, 1991-2007.  

PubMed

We examined how the deregulation of South Korea's labor laws during the country's 1997 to 1998 economic crisis affected occupational safety and health. Although the economic index improved after the reforms, the total injury rate declined slowly and the incidence of occupational disease increased. The withdrawal of support for occupational safety and health is likely to have a sustained effect on public health. PMID:20339078

Min, Kyoung-Bok; Min, Jin-Young; Park, Jae-Beom; Park, Shin-Goo; Lee, Kyung-Jong

2010-11-01

475

Health Services: International Students Health Insurance Enrollment & Waiver,  

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Health Services: International Students Health Insurance Enrollment & Waiver, Online Account Service for help (The deadline is available on the Health Services' website: http://auxiliary.georgiasouthern.edu/healthservices/insurance if they already have comparable health insurance and elect not to purchase the United Healthcare insurance plan

Hutcheon, James M.

476

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

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:30pm Resource Fair Today Newcomb Hall Ballroom. · Turn in Pre-Entrance Health Forms. · Pick up.Va. · Dangerous alcohol consumption is declining · Negative health consequences are decreasing Wellness Fair 2008Health and Wellness @ U.Va. Department of Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services

Acton, Scott

477

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

478

Occupation-as-means to mental health: A review of the literature, and a call for research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational therapy is a profession which is based upon many beliefs about occupation. One belief is that engagement in occupation can pro- mote physical and mental health. This belief appears to support the profession's jurisdictional claim to the use and application of occupa- tion in psychosocial practice. A review of the psychosocial occupa- tional therapy literature yielded few empirical studies

KAREN L. REBEIRO

1998-01-01

479

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

480

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

481

Student health policy of a German medical school--results of a cross sectional study concerning students' immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases.  

PubMed

Medical students come into contact with infectious materials early in their medical education. Aim of this study was to assess medical students' immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases and to ensure immunity against hepatitis B. An occupational health medical was offered to all medical students with special emphasis on preclinical students. The examination included a check of the certificates of vaccination and serological tests concerning hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and, on request, HIV. A lecture on occupational risks and general precautions was given to the students. In 7 of 804 tested students serological markers of a previous hepatitis B infection were discovered, fortunately none of the students was infectious. No case of infection with the hepatitis C virus (n=804) or HIV (n=700 tested voluntary) was identified. For 52 percent of the students vaccination against hepatitis B was necessary to guarantee protective immunity. Documented protection against other vaccine-preventable diseases as tetanus (71%), diphtheria (67%), poliomyelitis (56%), pertussis (2%), measles (32%), mumps (24%) and rubella (25%) was also insufficient. As a result a vaccination against hepatitis B in childhood without documented response doesn't guarantee a sufficient protection. An occupational health medical at the beginning of preclinical training seems to be an adequate method of making medical students aware of occupational risks, immunization policies and the importance of occupational medicine. PMID:15729842

Schmid, Klaus; Wallaschofski, Hanka; Drexler, Hans

2004-12-01

482

Occupational traumatic injuries among workers in health care facilities - United States, 2012-2014.  

PubMed

In 2013, one in five reported nonfatal occupational injuries occurred among workers in the health care and social assistance industry, the highest number of such injuries reported for all private industries. In 2011, U.S. health care personnel experienced seven times the national rate of musculoskeletal disorders compared with all other private sector workers. To reduce the number of preventable injuries among health care personnel, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), with collaborating partners, created the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) to collect detailed injury data to help target prevention efforts. OHSN, a free, voluntary surveillance system for health care facilities, enables prompt and secure tracking of occupational injuries by type, occupation, location, and risk factors. This report describes OHSN and reports on current findings for three types of injuries. A total of 112 U.S. facilities reported 10,680 OSHA-recordable* patient handling and movement (4,674 injuries); slips, trips, and falls (3,972 injuries); and workplace violence (2,034 injuries) injuries occurring from January 1, 2012-September 30, 2014. Incidence rates for patient handling; slips, trips, and falls; and workplace violence were 11.3, 9.6, and 4.9 incidents per 10,000 worker-months,† respectively. Nurse assistants and nurses had the highest injury rates of all occupations examined. Focused interventions could mitigate some injuries. Data analyzed through OHSN identify where resources, such as lifting equipment and training, can be directed to potentially reduce patient handling injuries. Using OHSN can guide institutional and national interventions to protect health care personnel from common, disabling, preventable injuries. PMID:25905893

Gomaa, Ahmed E; Tapp, Loren C; Luckhaupt, Sara E; Vanoli, Kelly; Sarmiento, Raymond Francis; Raudabaugh, William M; Nowlin, Susan; Sprigg, Susan M

2015-04-24

483

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION Law students at the University of Memphis School of Law are not required to have student health  

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STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION Law students at the University of Memphis School of Law are not required to have student health insurance. However, we encourage students to consider obtaining health' health insurance policy. For further information, see https://www

Dasgupta, Dipankar

484

Student debt and its relation to student mental health  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper provides an analysis of the relationship between attitudes toward debt and mental health among university undergraduates. Data were collected from the same cohort of students across their three years of university, with responses from 2146, 1360 and 1391 first, second and third year students, respectively. Mental health was measured using the General Population version of the Clinical

Richard Cooke; Michael Barkham; Kerry Audin; Margaret Bradley; John Davy

2004-01-01

485

Health Risk Behaviors among California College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health risk behaviors among students attending 4-year colleges in California were examined. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey for College Students was administered in a two-stage (29 universities, 5,652 students) random sample. All campuses and 3,810 (69%) students participated in the survey. In the 30 days preceding the survey, 36.7% of the students had binged at least once while drinking; 25.3%

Kevin Patrick; Jennifer R. Covin; Mark Fulop; Karen Calfas; Chris Lovato

1997-01-01

486

Role of occupational health in managing non-communicable diseases in Brunei Darussalam  

PubMed Central

Like most ASEAN countries, Brunei faces an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. To deal with the complexity of NCDs prevention, all perspectives - be it social, familial or occupational – need to be considered. In Brunei Darussalam, occupational health services (OHS) offered by its Ministry of Health, among others, provide screening and management of NCDs at various points of service. The OHS does not only issue fitness to work certificates, but is a significant partner in co-managing patients’ health conditions, with the advantage of further management at the workplace. Holistic approach of NCD management in the occupational setting is strengthened with both employer and employee education and participation, targeting several approaches including risk management and advocating healthy lifestyles as part of a healthy workplace programme. PMID:25382684

Ismail, Pg Khalifah Pg; Koh, David

2014-01-01

487

Role of occupational health in managing non-communicable diseases in Brunei Darussalam.  

PubMed

Like most ASEAN countries, Brunei faces an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. To deal with the complexity of NCDs prevention, all perspectives--be it social, familial or occupational--need to be considered. In Brunei Darussalam, occupational health services (OHS) offered by its Ministry of Health, among others, provide screening and management of NCDs at various points of service. The OHS does not only issue fitness to work certificates, but is a significant partner in co-managing patients' health conditions, with the advantage of further management at the workplace. Holistic approach of NCD management in the occupational setting is strengthened with both employer and employee education and participation, targeting several approaches including risk management and advocating healthy lifestyles as part of a healthy workplace programme. PMID:25382684

Pg Ismail, Pg Khalifah; Koh, David

2014-01-01

488

Improving Occupational Safety and Health Among Mexican Immigrant Workers: A Binational Collaboration  

PubMed Central

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

Check, Pietra; Eggerth, Donald E.; Tonda, Josana

2013-01-01

489

Posttraumatic stress disorder in reserve veterans: important reintegration considerations for the occupational health nurse.  

PubMed

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health concern for returning U.S. military personnel who have a higher prevalence rate of PTSD than the general population. Among the military population, reserve service members are at increased risk of developing PTSD compared with full-time active duty service members mainly due to difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. Understanding the social risk factors along with the protective effects social support has on PTSD in veterans will provide occupational health professionals the opportunity to support reserve veterans with adjustment into post-deployment life. This literature review examines PTSD in reserve veterans, with a focus on occupational factors, social factors, guideline recommendations, available resources, as well as provides suggestions for occupational health nurses caring for reserve veterans returning to the workplace. PMID:25791408

Henderson, Lynn A; Burns, Candace

2015-01-01

490

Promoting Health During the American Occupation of Japan The Public Health Section, Kyoto Military Government Team, 1945-1949  

PubMed Central

During the American occupation of Japan (1945–1952), young public health officers from the US Army Medical Corps were posted in local US Army military government teams. These young doctors (aged 25 to 27 years), who had not absorbed the strong anti-Japanese tradition of the US military during World War II, seem to have alleviated the initial resentment felt by the Japanese toward the new governors of their homeland. The case of the Kyoto Military Government Team illustrates the Kyoto citizenry’s positive view of some American-directed public health measures. The team’s services helped to counter widely held negative views on colonialism, occupation, and public health; lessened resentment toward the unilateral command structure of the occupation forces; and contributed to improved relations between the United States and Japan at the local level. PMID:18235076

Nishimura, Sey

2008-01-01

491

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

492

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

493

Use of simulated patients and reflective video analysis to assess occupational therapy students' preparedness for fieldwork.  

PubMed

Educators must determine whether occupational therapy students are adequately prepared for Level II fieldwork once they have successfully completed the didactic portion of their coursework. Although studies have shown that students regard the use of video cameras and simulated patient encounters as useful tools for assessing professional and clinical behaviors, little has been published in the occupational therapy literature regarding the practical application of simulated patients or reflective video analysis. We describe a model for a final Comprehensive Practical Exam that uses both simulated patients and reflective video analysis to assess student preparedness for Level II fieldwork, and we report on student perceptions of these instructional modalities. We provide recommendations for designing, implementing, and evaluating simulated patient experiences in light of existing educational theory. PMID:25397940

Giles, Amanda K; Carson, Nancy E; Breland, Hazel L; Coker-Bolt, Patty; Bowman, Peter J

2014-01-01

494

15.02.378.1 Aetna Student HealthSM  

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15.02.378.1 Aetna Student HealthSM Brought to you by Virginia Tech and Aetna Student Health www Student Health will continue as our student health insurance carrier for the 2013-2014 academic year. Good. Virginia Tech provides the Student Health Insurance Plan in support of our commitment to promote healthy

Buehrer, R. Michael

495

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE OFFICE  

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STUDENT HEALTH CENTER FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE OFFICE Dear Student, The faculty and staff to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity prevention and financial literacy, in high schools and higher education institutions across the country. Each

Bystroff, Chris

496

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

497

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

498

Health-Promoting Behaviours in Conservatoire Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on health-promoting behaviours in students from two conservatoires, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM, Manchester, UK; n =199) and the Royal College of Music (RCM, London, UK; n = 74). The research questions concern (a) the levels and types of health-promoting behaviours among performance students and (b) the association…

Kreutz, Gunter; Ginsborg, Jane; Williamon, Aaron

2009-01-01

499

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

500

Microcomputer Learning Stations and Student Health and Safety: Planning, Evaluation, and Revision of Physical Arrangements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety's recommendations for computer stations in industrial settings and proposes their adaptation to educational institutions. The human side of computer applications is stressed; solutions to educational problems are described; and a checklist of requirements for student comfort is…

Yeaman, Andrew R. J.

1983-01-01