Sample records for students health occupations

  1. Teaching Students about Occupational Health Issues through Worksite Visits.

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    Cordes, D. H.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    The University of Arizona Medical School focuses on occupational health issues in a five-week interdisciplinary summer institute for medical students and in a portion of a required course on clinical medicine. Students learn about occupational health issues through lectures, seminars, and visits to local workplace settings. (DB)

  2. Health Occupations Cluster Guide.

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    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

    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;…

  3. Occupational Health

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    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 ...

  4. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics Occupational Health

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    Shoubridge, Eric

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

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

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

    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…

  6. Allied Health Occupations II. Physical Therapy Aide Component. Student Learning Guide. Middletown Public Schools Curriculum Standards.

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    Middletown Public Schools, CT.

    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…

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

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

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

  8. Health Occupations--Respiration Therapy Technician. Kit No. 66. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Learning Activity Guide.

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    Jackson, Janette

    An instructor's manual and student activity guide on respiration therapy technician 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,…

  9. Medical Asepsis. Kit No. 302. Instructor's Manual [and] Student Learning Activity Guide. Health Occupations.

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    Edwards, Gloria

    This instructor's manual and student learning guide comprise a module on medical asepsis for a secondary-level health occupations program. The six activities in the module cover medical asepsis terms; ways organisms spread; types of medical asepsis; aseptic equipment care; proper handwashing; and procedures for using masks, gloves, and gowns.…

  10. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH

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    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    MARYLAND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH ACT safety and health protection on the job STATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, AND OTHER APPLICABLE REGULATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM 19106-3309 The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 provides job safety and health

  11. Health Occupations Education. Health Services Careers.

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

  12. 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 ...

  13. Selected Health Service Occupations.

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    Coleman, Arthur D.

    Prepared by an occupational analyst of the Utah Department of Employment Security, this manual provides job guides for 39 health service occupations concerned mainly with doctors, nurses, and related hospital-medical-health consultants and services. Classified according to "The Dictionary of Occupational Titles," each occupational description…

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

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    Anne Hiller Scott

    1998-01-01

    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'

  15. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

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    Anne Cusick; Tracey Demattia; Sharon Doyle

    1993-01-01

    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

  16. Occupational health in Australia.

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    Phoon, W O

    1998-09-01

    Australia is a developed country in the Asia-Pacific Region with a large land area but a small population. Its main economic activities are mining, agriculture and manufacturing, with its service and high-technology industries being the fastest growing sectors in recent years. The regulation and enforcement of Occupational Health and Safety policies are mainly administered by the Industrial Relations Departments of eight State and Territory jurisdictions in the country. A National Occupational Health and Safety Commission coordinates occupational health and safety at the Commonwealth level. In 1987 the six occupational health and safety priorities in Australia were listed as occupational back pain, management of chemicals used at work, occupational noise-induced hearing loss, occupational skin disorders, occupational cancer and mechanical equipment injury. Australia has probably the highest incidence of malignant mesothelioma in the world, although the use of asbestos has been largely phased out. There was an almost explosive "epidemic" of repetition strain injury in the 1980s. Approximately 500 work-related fatalities and 10,000 work-related injuries are notified for workers' compensation every year. In addition, it is estimated that there are several thousand cases of work-related diseases every year, many of which go unreported. Occupational physicians undergo 4 years of specialisation training. Occupational hygienists, nurses and ergonomists receive training supervised by their respective professional organisations. PMID:9766909

  17. Mental Health Occupational Therapy

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    Gary Kielhofner; Roann Barris

    1984-01-01

    This article briefly reviews the history of ideas and practice in psychosocial occupational therapy. It then reports the results of two studies which examined present-day perspectives as reflected in occupational therapy literature and the actural practices of psychosocial therapists. The first study was based on a review of mental health-related articles in AJOT and OTMH; the second represented secondary analyses

  18. Occupational health in China.

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    Christiani, David C; Tan, Xiaodong; Wang, Xiaorong

    2002-01-01

    China has been experiencing rapid industrialization and economic growth, resulting in a transformed industrial structure and expansion of the labor force. Occupational health and safety services, nonexistent before 1949, have made remarkable advances over the past decades. However, these services face greater challenges, consisting of both traditional and new occupational health problems. Poorly regulated work environments often lacking health services in recently developed and thriving small-scale industries and joint venture enterprises have created increasing risks for occupational diseases and work-related injuries. A special strategy based on cooperation among and contributions from the legal, administrative, social, economic, and scientific communities is critical to achieving the ultimate goal of control and prevention of these occupational health problems. PMID:12028948

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

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    Simpson, Bruce; And Others

    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…

  20. Occupational health in Argentina.

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    Werner, A F

    2000-07-01

    Argentina is within the denominated "new industrialised countries", with the characteristic of having high contrasts in the urban population, based on service and industry, and in the rural population, based on agriculture and cattle, still the main sources of wealth in the country. The process of globalisation and the need to compete hard in international markets have provoked high unemployment and the transfer of workers from a formal market to an informal one. Legislation on occupational health is old and it is in the process of being updated. The system of prevention, assistance and compensation for accidents at work and for occupational illnesses has changed from being optative for employers, to the compulsory hiring of private insurance companies. The Government keeps the role of supervisor of the system. There are enough professionals in occupational health, hygiene and safety but not occupational nurses. The teaching is given by many universities and professional associations, some of which have an active profile in the occupational health of the country. PMID:10963410

  1. 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

  2. Janet Craig Occupational Health Manager

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    Schnaufer, Achim

    medicine," publishes his first book on occupational diseases, De Morbis Artificum Diatriba (The Diseases diseases. 1994 The University of Edinburgh commenced a health surveillance compliance based occupational20/02/2014 1 Janet Craig Occupational Health Manager RGN BSc RSCPHN(OH) 1556 1700 Bauer 1494

  3. Achieving Quality in Occupational Health

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

    1997-01-01

    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.

  4. Occupational Health Research in India

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    Habibullah N SAIYED; Rajnarayan R TIWARI

    2004-01-01

    India being a developing nation is faced with traditional public health problems like communicable diseases, malnutrition, poor environmental sanitation and inadequate medical care. However, globalization and rapid industrial growth in the last few years has resulted in emergence of occupational health related issues. Agriculture (cultivators i.e. land owners+ agriculture labourers) is the main occupation in India giving employment to about

  5. Health Occupations Education I. Instructor's Manual. [Revised].

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    Kinsey, Patricia E., Ed.; And Others

    This instructor's guide consists of materials for use in teaching the first year of a two-year course in health occupations education that is designed for high school students. Included in the volume are an introduction, a list of modules, a list of tools and supplies, instructional references, a list of suggested instructional filmstrips, an…

  6. The Hospice Concept: Health Occupation 305.

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    Schobel, Deborah A.

    A description is provided of "The Hospice Concept," an elective course offered as part of a two-year college health occupations curriculum. The course is designed to further the students understanding of the multiple facets of death and dying and to prepare them to be hospice volunteers. Following a course description and a glossary of terms,…

  7. Environmental Occupational Health Protection Laws

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    Ashford, Nicholas

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  8. Occupational Prestige and Occupational Aspirations of Nigerian Adolescent Students.

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    Owuamanam, Donatus O.

    1982-01-01

    Nigerian secondary school students considered engineering, medicine, and university teaching to be highly prestigious occupations. Males had higher occupational aspirations than females, and urban adolescents chose higher careers than rural adolescents. (Author/MJL)

  9. Curriculum Guide for Health Occupations.

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

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

  10. Influences on Occupational Therapy Students' Attitudes About Mental Illness

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    Eileen A. Graessle

    1997-01-01

    Despite the great need for occupational therapists in mental health care, fewer and fewer therapists practice in this area. Many factors may be involved in a search for explanations of this documented trend, especially when studying occupational therapy students actively weighing the decision of which practice area to pursue. Instructor influence and prior structured experience with mental health may be

  11. The Ocean and Occupational Health

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    Prossin, Albert

    1983-01-01

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

  12. Occupational Mental Health, Labor Accidents and Occupational Diseases

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    Naveillan, F. Pedro

    1973-01-01

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

  13. Occupational Safety and Health Professionals

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    Wash, Pat

    1975-01-01

    The growing concern for safety in both the workplace and in consumer products will create many new jobs through the mid-1980's--especially in private industry. The largest number of safety professionals are safety engineers; others include fire protection engineers, industrial hygienists, loss control and occupational health consultants, and…

  14. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute

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    Neimark, Alexander V.

    areas of occupational and environmental health, toxicology and risk assessment. EOHSI members are activeEnvironmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute Annual Report 2008 EOHIS is a joint;1 The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute With its broad and multidisciplinary faculty base

  15. Prestige and Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

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    Janet Falk-Kessler; Peter Ruopp

    1993-01-01

    The prestige of occupational therapy in mental health was studied in relationship to the prestige held by other mental health professions. One hundred fifty four mental health professionals, representing members of a psychiatric treatment team, were surveyed. Although all professionals agreed that occupational therapists held a moderate amount of prestige when considered apart from other disciplines, occupational therapists received the

  16. Occupational Health in Eastern Europe

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    Malan, R. M.

    1963-01-01

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

  17. Does occupational health nursing exist in India?

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  18. Occupational Health Problems of Musicians

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

    1989-01-01

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

  19. Developing information-seeking skills in occupational therapy students.

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    Mularski, C A; Nystrom, E; Grant, H K

    1989-02-01

    This paper discusses the importance of teaching occupational therapy students methods for finding information in libraries. It details the efforts at Ohio State University to supply this instruction and demonstrates the positive results of library user education as seen by the instructors of occupational therapy students. This partnership between librarians and classroom instructors can easily be adapted to any health sciences education program. PMID:2929719

  20. Occupational Health and Safety Officer APPLY TODAY

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Occupational Health and Safety Officer APPLY TODAY ABOUT UNBC Continuing Studies and Trans gainful employment on future LNG activities in Northern BC. focuses on the health and safety needs-960-5982. #12;Occupational Health and Safety Officer Program UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA

  1. Online resources for occupational health physicians

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    Zodpey, Sanjay P.; Negandhi, Himanshu N.; Tiwari, Rajnarayan R.

    2011-01-01

    Periodic retraining ensures that experts are updated in the advances in the science and methods of their profession. Such periodic retraining is sparsely accessible to Indian occupational health physicians and researchers. However, there is significant material that is available online in occupational health and related fields. This information is open-source and is freely available. It does not require any special subscription on the client's part. This information can supplement the efforts of motivated occupational health practitioners in India. PMID:21808493

  2. Italian occupational health: concepts, conflicts, implications.

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    Reich, M R; Goldman, R H

    1984-01-01

    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

  3. Occupational Trajectories and Immigrant Worker Health

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  4. Interpersonal Skills for Health Occupations Education.

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    Bradley, Curtis H.; Sandiford, Janice

    These materials for a workshop, designed to help health occupations education teachers develop the interpersonal skills necessary to improve their teaching, consist of two conference reports, a minilecture, and a workshop exercise. The first report, which is entitled "Interaction Analysis for Health Occupations Education Teachers," contains an…

  5. Paraho oil shale workers occupational health study

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    J. Rudnick; L. L. Garcia; G. L. Voelz; H. F. Schulte

    1980-01-01

    An occupational health and industrial hygiene study of the oil shale workers at the Department of Energy Anvil Points Oil Shale Mine and Retorting Facility near Rifle, Colorado, was conducted. This evaluation was to look specifically at the potential occupational health problems associated with the Paraho direct combustion retorting process. In addition, the mine, crushing plant, disposal, and auxiliary operations

  6. Swedish entrepreneurs' use of occupational health services.

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    Gunnarsson, Kristina; Andersson, Ing-Marie; Josephson, Malin

    2011-10-01

    Small-scale enterprises are less often covered by occupational health services and have insufficient awareness about health and risks in the work environment. This study investigated how Swedish entrepreneurs in small-scale enterprises use occupational health services. The study used a questionnaire sent in two waves, 5 years apart. At baseline, 496 entrepreneurs responded, and 251 participated 5 years later. The questionnaire included items about affiliation with and use of occupational health services, physical and psychosocial work environments, work environment management, sources of work environment information, and membership in professional networks. Only 3% of entrepreneurs without employees and 19% of entrepreneurs with employees were affiliated with an occupational health service. Entrepreneurs affiliated with occupational health services were more active in work environment management and gathering information about the work environment. The occupational health services most used were health examinations, health care, and ergonomic risk assessments. Affiliation with occupational health services was 6% at both measurements, 4% at baseline, and 10% 5 years later. PMID:21973286

  7. An overview of Japanese occupational health.

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    Reich, M R; Frumkin, H

    1988-07-01

    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

  8. Implementation of statutory occupational respiratory health surveillance

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    E. Murphy; J. Harrison; J. Beach

    2002-01-01

    Health surveillance is required by UK regulations in certain circumstances, and is usually provided through an occupational health organization. Although there are studies assessing the provision of health surveillance across the country, there are no published studies addressing the practical application of legislation, guidelines and medical research to respiratory health surveillance programmes. An audit of a multidisciplinary health surveillance programme

  9. Occupational Awareness and the Rural Elementary Student

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    Rich, Nancy S.

    1978-01-01

    Reports results of a study conducted to determine the level of occupational knowledge of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and the extent to which these levels are influenced by the rural community in which the students live. It was concluded that a career education program would provide more knowledge of non-local occupations to give rural…

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

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    Per Nerdrum; Tone Rustøen; Michael Helge Rønnestad

    2009-01-01

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

  11. [Allergies in occupational health. Prevention aspects].

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    Vicente-Herrero, M T; Iñiguez de la Torre, M V Ramírez; Capdevila García, L M; López-González, A A; Terradillos García, M J

    2012-04-01

    The concern in all countries of occupational health has led to the study of occupational risk factors and their impact on health. But maintaining the health of workers is increasingly complex, especially in occupational allergic diseases, which have increased in parallel with the increased use in industries of potentially irritating chemicals or allergens, leading to skin or respiratory sensitization. Diseases arising from these immunological substances are classified by Spanish Legislation as occupational diseases, as set out in Royal Decree 1299/2006, of November 10, 2006 (Group 1, Group 4 and Group 5). The most important ones in occupational medicine are allergic respiratory diseases and dermatological allergic diseases, although there are other allergies of interest, such as those involving mucous membranes (allergic eye diseases). A joint collaboration between the different medical disciplines involved to improve prevention at work is highly desirable. PMID:24895727

  12. Status of occupational health elements in occupational safety and health management systems in Japan

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    Koji Mori; Takashi Kameda; Yuichi Kobayashi

    2006-01-01

    In order to investigate the status of occupational health elements in occupational safety and health management systems (OSHMSs) in Japan, and the reasons why they are often conducted outside OSHMSs, a questionnaire was sent to all listed company sites that had been certified as following the guidelines on OSHMS of either Japanese Ministry of Health and Labor by Japanese Industrial

  13. 75 FR 56549 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety and Occupational Health...

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    2010-09-16

    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety and Occupational Health Study...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...More Information: Price Connor, PhD, NIOSH Health Scientist, 1600 Clifton...

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

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    Walters, Norma J.

    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…

  15. Medical recordkeeping in an occupational health setting.

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    Thompson, Margaret C

    2010-12-01

    Managing the complexity of medical recordkeeping in an occupational health setting has been compared to navigating a shadowy maze. Successful navigation requires knowledge-based clarity and direction. This article provides an overview of regulatory requirements related to medical recordkeeping in occupational health settings and highlights key medical record legislation and relevant practice standards. It discusses the importance of facility policies and procedures to recordkeeping compliance and identifies critical elements of these policies and procedures. The article identifies the range of documents included in medical recordkeeping in an occupational health setting, the primary determinants of the content, maintenance, and retention of medical records, and the medical recordkeeping tools and resources available to occupational health nurses. It provides answers to many frequently asked questions regarding recordkeeping. PMID:21117530

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

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    Kaminsky, Werner

    Public Health Service Veterans Administration Universities and colleges OCCUPATIONALTHERAPY OccupationalALLIED HEALTH Physical & Occupational Therapy, Cytotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Health Information, etc. after gaining severalyearsofgeneralexperience. AREAS EMPLOYERS #12;EMPLOYERSAREAS (Allied Health

  17. Cytogenetic Analysis and Occupational Health

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    RADIM J. SRAM; Pavel Rössner

    This chapter summarizes the experiences of the Czech Hygiene Service from the mid-1970s until the present time, using cytogenetic\\u000a analysis as a biomarker of exposure. During this period, the method has proved its ability to detect an occupational hazard.\\u000a We observed a significant association between the increased frequency of aberrant cells and occupational exposure to carcinogens\\u000a and mutagens at a

  18. Roadmap: Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

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    Sheridan, Scott

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

  19. J Occup Health 2003; 45: 382391 Occupational Health

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . It was concluded that job, sex, young age, smoking habit, excess alcohol use, overweight, psychotropic drug use workers, smokers, alcohol users, overweight workers and in individuals with a disease or psychosomatic, Diseased people, Smoking habit, Alcohol use, Psychotropic drug use, Employed people Occupational injuries

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

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    Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

    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…

  1. Expanding the Boundaries of Occupational Therapy Practice through Student Fieldwork Experiences.

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    Friedland, Judith; Polatajko, Helene; Gage, Marie

    2001-01-01

    With government funding, Ontario occupational therapy students were placed in community agencies not typically using therapists, at no cost. Offsite occupational therapists provided supervision. Students learned to work independently and understand the therapist's role in health promotion and prevention. Ongoing funding was provided by 25% of…

  2. STANFORD UNIVERSITY LABORATORY ANIMAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM

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    3.16.05 STANFORD UNIVERSITY LABORATORY ANIMAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM Tuberculosis Symptom Questionnaire For use by personnel that have previously had a positive PPD skin test. Name (Print told by a health practitioner that your immune system is suppressed or compromised? No Yes Don't Know

  3. Educational Statistics for Selected Health Occupations.

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    Johnson, Donald W.; Holz, Frank M.

    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…

  4. 32 CFR 989.27 - Occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Occupational safety and health. 989.27 Section 989... § 989.27 Occupational safety and health. Assess direct and indirect...impacts of proposed actions on the safety and health of Air Force...

  5. 32 CFR 989.27 - Occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Occupational safety and health. 989.27 Section 989... § 989.27 Occupational safety and health. Assess direct and indirect...impacts of proposed actions on the safety and health of Air Force...

  6. 32 CFR 989.27 - Occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Occupational safety and health. 989.27 Section 989... § 989.27 Occupational safety and health. Assess direct and indirect...impacts of proposed actions on the safety and health of Air Force...

  7. 32 CFR 989.27 - Occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Occupational safety and health. 989.27 Section 989... § 989.27 Occupational safety and health. Assess direct and indirect...impacts of proposed actions on the safety and health of Air Force...

  8. 32 CFR 989.27 - Occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Occupational safety and health. 989.27 Section 989... § 989.27 Occupational safety and health. Assess direct and indirect...impacts of proposed actions on the safety and health of Air Force...

  9. Occupational stress in health service employees.

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    Rees, D W; Cooper, C L

    1990-11-01

    Levels of occupational stress were examined in 383 employees of various occupations in one health district, as a preliminary to devising a strategy to reduce the negative effects of stress in the workplace. In comparison with white collar and professional workers in industry, health workers reported significantly greater pressure at work, higher ratings of physical and mental ill health, lower job satisfaction, less internal control over their working environment but used more coping strategies. Approximately one in eight of the subjects has stress symptoms of equal magnitude to patients attending clinical psychology outpatient clinics. It was also found that job satisfaction and psychosomatic ill health were related to sickness absence amongst health employees. The implications of these findings and the consequent challenges facing health service managers are discussed. PMID:10125073

  10. Managed occupational health care in an HMO.

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    Feldstein, A; Marino, G

    1997-12-01

    This paper describes the efforts of an HMO to improve its delivery of occupational health services. Customer needs identification, occupational health structure, data systems, case management, clinical guidelines, and quality management are outlined. Our experience suggests that high-quality occupational health services can be integrated into managed care systems thereby offering cost-effective care to large numbers of workers. Comparing 1991 to 1995, physician authorization of total disability days was reduced 17.9% per disability case (p < .0001). Based on July 1994 to June 1995 Oregon State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF Corporation) data, HMO average total claim cost was $916/claim representing respectively, a 21% and a 20% reduced cost compared to two PPO model programs (MCO 00 and MCO 01). Patient satisfaction data indicated that 90% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with the physician they saw. The savings appear to be due to cost-effective treatment and rapid return to work. PMID:10176517

  11. 29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  12. 29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  13. 29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 ...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  14. 29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  15. 29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 ...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  16. 29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 ...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  17. 75 FR 13783 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

  18. 29 CFR 1960.19 - Other Federal agency standards affecting occupational safety and health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...standards affecting occupational safety and health. 1960.19 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  19. 29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 ...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  20. 75 FR 66797 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Charter Renewal AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),...

  1. 29 CFR 1960.11 - Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Evaluation of occupational safety and health performance. 1960.11 ...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  2. Achieving Environmental Justice: The Role of Occupational Health

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Friedman-Jiménez M. D. George

    1994-01-01

    The current rapidly growing interest in environmental justice is both timely and important. Occupational health is an integral part of assuring environmental justice. Concrete examples of environmental inequity leading directly to unequal health status can be found in occupational health literature and among the patients of occupational health clinics which serve populations that include low wage workers and workers of

  3. Occupational Health Problem Network : the Exposome Laurie Faisandier1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    by the centres of occupational diseases throughout France. The observations are reported by doctors ­ expert epidemiological surveillance of occupational diseases. An occupational-health problem (OHP) is seenOccupational Health Problem Network : the Exposome Laurie Faisandier1 , Régis De Gaudemaris1

  4. Ethics in biomonitoring for occupational health.

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    Manno, M; Sito, F; Licciardi, L

    2014-12-01

    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

  5. Colorado Health Occupations Manpower Survey, 1972.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado State Dept. of Employment, Denver. Research and Analysis Section.

    This study was conducted to supply information for vocational education planners concerning the employment needs of the health services industry in Colorado. It should also provide some indication of the demand for trained workers in the occupations surveyed by coordinating expected company expansion and replacement needs with the number to be…

  6. Occupational Health Content in Baccalaureate Nursing Education.

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    Keller, Marjorie J.; May, W. Theodore

    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…

  7. Medical Terminology: Prefixes. Health Occupations Education Module.

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

    This module on medical terminology (prefixes) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to prefixes, a list of resources needed, and three learning experiences. Each learning experience contains an…

  8. Medical Terminology: Suffixes. Health Occupations Education Module.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This module on medical terminology (suffixes) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to the module topic, a list of resources needed, and three learning experiences. The first two learning…

  9. A Study of Occupational Stress and Health

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    D. FERGUSON

    1973-01-01

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

  10. Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health

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    Donna M. Dennis; Karen L. Rebeiro

    2000-01-01

    A review of the occupational therapy literature was conducted to examine the influence of theory in pediatric mental health practice. Relevant literature was divided into theory and practice literature categories. The review identified that theory themes occurred less often in the practice literature. A very strong relationship was found, however, in the rank ordering of the themes between the theory

  11. Health Occupations Module. The Integumentary System.

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

    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…

  12. Emergency Care Skills for Occupational Health Nurses.

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

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

  13. Health Occupations Education--A Curriculum Guide.

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    Clanton, Kaye Reames

    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…

  14. Western Human Resources Occupational Health and Safety

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    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 ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Signed: Radiation Safety Coordinator Date Signed: Radiation Safety Committee Chair Date Please send

  15. Inpatients' Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in Acute Mental Health

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    Julia Morris; Dip COT

    Background Research into service users' views of occupational therapy in acute mental health is extremely limited. This collaborative study between South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Brunel University (UK) obtained inpatients' perspectives of occupational therapy.

  16. 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.

  17. Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg Occupational health and safety

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    Schindelhauer, Christian

    Albert 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 representatives support the superiors in all questions of occupational health and safety. The following measures

  18. Referrals to Private Practice Mental Health Occupational Therapy

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    Jodi Carlson; Raymond R. Goetz

    2000-01-01

    Objective: The study investigated the reasons other mental health professionals refer patients to private practice occupational therapy.Method: One hundred four mental health care providers were surveyed about their attitudes, knowledge, and referrals to private practice mental health occupational therapy.Results: Knowledge about and attitude towards occupational therapy were weakly correlated at the trend level. No relationships were found between attitude or

  19. Women brothel workers and occupational health risks

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    Cwikel, J; Ilan, K; Chudakov, B

    2003-01-01

    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

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

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    Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Rutherford, NJ.

    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…

  1. An Interdisciplinary Service Learning Experience in Geriatrics for Occupational and Physical Therapy Students

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    K. Jackson Thomas; Elizabeth B. Reigart; Becki A. Trickey

    1998-01-01

    An interdisciplinary service learning experience in geriatrics was provided for occupational and physical therapy students and supported by an Allied Health Project Grant. The service learning experience, which was developed by faculty from the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Communication Sciences Disorders Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina, functioned as the clinical component of an interdisciplinary geriatrics course.

  2. The Occupational Health Department has recently achieved SEQOHS accreditation. SEQOHS stands for Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Services and the

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    Glasgow, University of

    The Occupational Health Department has recently achieved SEQOHS accreditation. SEQOHS stands for Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Services and the accreditation scheme is a stand://www.seqohs.org/ The SEQOHS organization, in accrediting Occupational Health services, seeks to formally recognise that an OH

  3. Health Related Occupations. Revised Summary Report: Technical Employment in Northeast Florida.

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    Baker, William E.; And Others

    The document is one of five summary reports, all part of a Pre-Technical Curriculum Planning Project for secondary students who aspire to technical employment or post secondary technical education. This report represents the results of an assessment of the northeast Florida area's technical occupations in health related occupations. A three-phase…

  4. [Occupational health risk assessment for workers in pipe rolling production].

    PubMed

    Martin, S V; Rosly?, O F

    2014-01-01

    Certification of workplaces, monitoring of work conditions, information on number and occupational morbidity in 42 occupations at 10 occupational areas in pipe rolling workshop helped to evaluate occupational risk for the workers' health. Prior estimate based on integral evaluation of work conditions revealed 5 risk categories--from minor to extremely high. Unbearable occupational risk was determined mostly by the workers' exposure to occupational noise. The occupations of extremely high risk were characterized by prevalent exposure to one of the factors corresponding to class 4, and by combined exposure to several factors with high hazard degree with working conditions classes 3.4-4. Posterior estimate demonstrated occupations with proven risk of neurosensory deafness and registered medium occupational risk of dust diseases. In the course of occupational risk evaluation, the authors revealed the occupations necessitating complex programs and specific measures to lower occupational risk. PMID:25282809

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

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    Hardigan, Patrick C.; Cohen, Stanley R.

    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…

  6. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Occupational Health, Environmental Health, or Environmental Toxicology

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    and graduate level courses in occupational health, environmental health, environmental toxicology, epidemiology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., or M.D. degree in Occupational Health, Environmental Health, ToxicologyTenure-Track Faculty Position in Occupational Health, Environmental Health, or Environmental

  7. Directory of Academic Programs in Occupational Safety and Health.

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    Weis, William J., III; And Others

    This booklet describes academic program offerings in American colleges and universities in the area of occupational safety and health. Programs are divided into five major categories, corresponding to each of the core disciplines: (1) occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene, (2) occupational safety, (3) industrial hygiene, (4)…

  8. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PSY 992 Occupational Health and Safety

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    Liu, Taosheng

    -being. Specific topics covered include occupational stress and burnout, workplace safety and accidentsMICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PSY 992 Occupational Health and Safety Spring 2011 Thursday 1:50pm ­ 4 of employee assistance programs, the interface of work and non-work factors in maintaining occupational health

  9. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH POLICY

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    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

  10. 77 FR 39743 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2012-07-05

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...This document, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  11. 77 FR 58174 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2012-09-19

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  12. 76 FR 39902 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2011-07-07

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...This document, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  13. 75 FR 28659 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2010-05-21

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  14. 77 FR 43616 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2012-07-25

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...This document, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  15. 78 FR 54923 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    2013-09-06

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Council on Occupational Safety and Health AGENCY: Occupational Safety...This document, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  16. 75 FR 28661 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2010-05-21

    ...LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No...Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational...This document, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  17. Occupational stressors, biological stress and workers' health.

    PubMed

    Levi, L

    1989-06-01

    The evidence that occupational physical stressors can cause disease--in the sense that exposure, avoidance or manipulation of them increases, decreases, or removes the risk of becoming ill, or reverses ill health when it occurs--is established for a large number of stressors and diseases. The role of occupational psychosocial stressors is not so clear. Such stressors originate in work-related social structures and processes. They affect the human organism through psychological processes. They influence workers' health and well-being through four types of closely interrelated mechanisms--emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic. The outcome is modified by situational factors (e. g., social support) and individual ones (e. g., personality characteristics and coping repertoire). The work environment-stress-health system is a dynamic one with many feedback loops. The author reviews complementary epidemiological and experimental evidence of patho- and salutogenic interactions within this system, emphasizing the importance of neuroendocrine mechanisms as well as work stress and health related behaviors. There is little direct evidence of a causal relationship between work-related social structures and processes and their change (or lack of change), and the incidence and prevalence of stress-related occupational morbidity and mortality. But, a substantial body of indirect evidence strongly suggests that such associations exist and emphasizes the need to better understand their role. Accordingly, the research approach should aim at being: systems-oriented; interdisciplinary; problem-solving oriented; health-(and not only disease-) oriented; and participative. Among those interventions for which preliminary evidence suggests the value of research are: Increasing a worker's control of the work arrangements; Providing mechanisms for worker participation in decision making on the organization of work; Avoiding monotonous, machine-paced, and short but frequent work actions; Optimizing automation; Helping workers see their specific task in relation to the total product; Avoiding quantitative work over- and underload; and Facilitating communication and support systems among work mates and others. PMID:2672225

  18. Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Industries and Occupations

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    ... Care Workers Dentistry Drycleaning Emergency Medical Services Workers Engineering Education in Occupational Safety and Health Fatalities in ... Industries & Occupations Hazards & Exposures Diseases & Injuries Safety & Prevention Chemicals Emergency Preparedness & Response Publications and Products NIOSH Programs ...

  19. The current status of occupational health in China

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    Zhang, Xueyan; Li, Tao

    2010-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Denniston, Philip L; Whelan, Patricia

    2005-02-01

    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

  1. The impact of occupational stress on academic and administrative staff, and on students: an empirical case analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

    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 stress levels differed between academic staff, administrative staff, and students. However, at the aggregate level,

  2. Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts

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    Wagner, Stephan

    Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts March 2014 Issued by;#12;Occupational health and safety specification for construction works contracts Contents 1 Scope 1 2 Definitions with the compensation fund or a licensed compensation insurer 5 4.2.4 Emergency procedures 5 4.2.5 Health and safety

  3. OccupationalHealthCenter EnvironmentalSafetyFacility(ESF)

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    Kay, Mark A.

    OccupationalHealthCenter EnvironmentalSafetyFacility(ESF) 480OakRoad,RoomB15 Stanford,CA94305 to ESF bus stop. Location of the Occupational Health Center: Related Contacts: Environmental Health & Safety: (650) 723-0448 http://ehs.stanford.edu Risk Management: (650) 723-4554 http://www.stanford.edu/dept/Risk-Management

  4. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health Biostatistics Seminars

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    Volesky, Bohumil

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

  5. Recovery and Occupational Therapy in the Community Mental Health Setting

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    Jason L. Wollenberg

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this essay is to describe how occupational therapy operates in a community mental health setting focused on recovery and wellness, from the perspective of a first year occupational therapist. The philosophy of recovery and wellness coincides with a philosophy of intervention that is consumer centered and consumer driven. Occupational therapy began in this setting through a fieldwork

  6. Employers' Perceptions of Occupational Therapy in Community Mental Health

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    Joyce Tryssenaar; Jacalyn Ball; Kara Klassen

    1997-01-01

    This paper explores the nature of occupational therapy practice from the perspective of community mental health agency directors currently employing occupational therapists. Directors were interviewed using a semi-structured format. Retrospective content analysis produced a systematic detailed summary of six major and eight minor themes separating into process themes or how the occupational therapist practised, and content themes, or what the

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  8. Biennial National Health Occupations Education Research Conference (4th, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 9-11, 1991). Proceedings.

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    Sandiford, Janice R., Ed.

    These proceedings contain 11 presentations: "The Impact of Multiskilled Practice upon Medical Laboratory Personnel's Job Satisfaction" (Akroyd et al.); "Health Occupations Students of America--A Profile" (Sandiford); "Competencies for Teaching and Need for Update: Perceptions of Secondary Health Occupations Teachers" (Southern et al.); "The…

  9. Applications of the DACUM Occupational Analysis Methodology to Health Occupations Education.

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    O'Brien, Terrance P.

    1989-01-01

    Addresses the potential value of the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) occupational analysis methodology in curriculum development for health occupations education programs. Presents strengths and weaknesses of using DACUM in the context of traditional procedures and applications to health-related programs. (JOW)

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Health Research 3 PH 30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 SeeRoadmap: Public Health ­ Environmental and Occupational Health­ Bachelor of Science in Public Health [PH-BSPH-PH-EVOH] College of Public Health Catalog Year: 2012­2013 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 10

  11. Student Health Clinics.

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    Jelliffe, James H.; Schipp, Michael K.

    2002-01-01

    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)

  12. Behavioral health leadership: new directions in occupational mental health.

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

    2014-10-01

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

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

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    Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

    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…

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

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    Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

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

  15. Health Occupations Education I. Module No. X-A to X-D.

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    Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

    This set of 4 modules on first aid 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…

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

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    Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

    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.…

  17. Health Occupations Education I. Module No. VI-A to VI-F.

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    Dunmeyer, Kathryn; And Others

    This set of 6 modules on personal care 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…

  18. Occupational health nursing practice through the Human Caring lens.

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    Noel, Dianne L

    2010-01-01

    Many health care and academic centers have adopted Watson's Theory of Human Caring as their guiding principle; the theory is also used in other disciplines, such as library science. Human caring theory offers occupational health nurses as structure that not only defines a focus for practice, but also provides a basis for moral and philosophical practice analyses. In particular, nurses may find this theory useful in confirming the definition of "caring" and reconsidering what nursing is all about. More importantly, consideration and application of this theory may lead to research on its applicability to the field of occupational health nursing. This article presents the science and philosophy of human caring, specifically Watson's Theory of Human Caring. Two case studies are presented that demonstrate how the theory could be used to evaluate occupational health nursing practice. To demonstrate its possible relevance as an occupational health nursing framework, an analysis of and comparison to existing occupational health nursing guidelines are detailed and discussed. PMID:20027992

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

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    National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

    This module on the nervous 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…

  20. 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.

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    National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

    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…

  1. 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.

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    National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

    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…

  2. 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.

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    National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

    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…

  3. 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.

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    National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

    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…

  4. Professionalization of an Allied Health Occupation: The Physician's Assistant.

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    Tworek, Richard K.

    1981-01-01

    Describes the process that an allied health occupation (in this instance, physician's assistant) undergoes to become professionalized. The historical background and definition of traditional professionalism are presented. The evolution of the new professionalism that is characteristic of current allied health occupation is also discussed.…

  5. Recent Advances in Occupational Health Research in Korea

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    Seong-Kyu KANG; Yeon-Soon AHN; Kwang-Jong KIM

    2004-01-01

    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

  6. A Rational-Emotive Approach to Occupational Mental Health.

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    Weinrach, Stephen G.

    1980-01-01

    Occupational mental health deals with the quality of life associated with work. This article demonstrates how rational emotive therapy can be applied to occupational mental health, and suggests counselors be sensitive to stress of work as well as home. (Author/JAC)

  7. Occupational Stress, Health, and General Well Being among Soldiers.

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    Bartone, Paul T.; Hoover, Elizabeth

    A soldier's occupation is a very stressful one, especially for junior enlisted soldiers who have little control over their highly-regimented work lives. This prospective study examined the relationship between soldier occupational stress and health and well-being 8 to 10 months later. Through an ongoing, longitudinal study of attitudes, health,…

  8. Occupational Safety and Health Programs in Career Education.

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    DiCarlo, Robert D.; And Others

    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,…

  9. Results from the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining

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    Mark F. Greskevitch; Shib S. Bajpayee; Janet M. Hale; Dennis W. Groce

    1997-01-01

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)* conducted field surveys for the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining (NOHSM) from May 1984 through August 1989. The main objective of NOHSM was to identify the health-related agents found in the U.S. mining industry, per the U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977. NOHSM included a total

  10. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics Occupational Health

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    Barthelat, Francois

    ...........................................................................................................................31 STUDENT PRINTING REIMBURSEMENT POLICY..........................................................................................32 STUDENT LIFE EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIO

  11. 74 FR 48081 - Proposed Enhancements to Occupational Health Surveillance Data Collection Through the Healthcare...

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    ...Enhancements to Occupational Health Surveillance Data Collection Through the Healthcare...enhancements to occupational health surveillance data collection through the Healthcare...enhancements to occupational health surveillance data collection through the...

  12. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    2010-07-01

    ...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  13. 29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2014-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  14. 29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.

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    2012-07-01

    ...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  15. 29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. (a) Section...

  16. 29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.

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    2014-07-01

    ...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  17. 29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.

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    2011-07-01

    ...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  18. 77 FR 5577 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003...Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

  19. 29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2013-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  20. 29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2014-07-01

    ...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. (a) Section...

  1. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  2. 29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2010-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  3. 29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2012-07-01

    ...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. (a) Section...

  4. 29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2010-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Assistant...

  5. 77 FR 33495 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2012-0003...Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

  6. 29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.

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    2013-07-01

    ...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  7. 77 FR 62536 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2012-10-15

    ...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019...National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

  8. 29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2014-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Assistant...

  9. 29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. 2200...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION RULES OF...Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission....

  10. 75 FR 42455 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section: Notice of Charter Renewal

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    ...Control and Prevention Safety and Occupational Health Study Section: Notice...October 6, 1972, that the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section, Centers...Executive Secretary, Safety and Occupational Health Study Section,...

  11. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    2014-07-01

    ...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  12. 29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2013-07-01

    ...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. (a) Section...

  13. 29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2011-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  14. 29 CFR 1912.5 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2010-07-01

    ...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. 1912.5 Section 1912...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. (a) Section...

  15. 29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2012-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Assistant...

  16. 29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2011-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Assistant...

  17. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    2012-07-01

    ...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  18. 29 CFR 1960.35 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2012-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1960.35 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  19. 29 CFR 1902.6 - Consultation with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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    2013-07-01

    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 1902.6 Section 1902...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Assistant...

  20. 29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.

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    2010-07-01

    ...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  1. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    2013-07-01

    ...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

  2. 78 FR 47180 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related...

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    ...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....

  3. 76 FR 71077 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    ...the occupational safety and health of Federal employees. This...effective occupational safety and health programs. The tentative agenda...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  4. 77 FR 22355 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    ...the occupational safety and health of federal employees. This...effective occupational safety and health programs. OSHA transcribes...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  5. 76 FR 38428 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    2011-06-30

    ...relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries...Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-2625...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  6. 75 FR 10629 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    ...AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor...Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) until March 31...Both notices, as well as news releases and other relevant...the occupational safety and health of Federal employees...

  7. 75 FR 62147 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2010-10-07

    ...the occupational safety and health of Federal employees. This...effective occupational safety and health programs. The tentative agenda...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  8. 77 FR 31398 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    2012-05-25

    ...for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA); Remarks from the...for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); OSHA Directorate...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  9. 76 FR 60535 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

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    2011-09-29

    ...AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor...Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) until October 31...Both notices, as well as news releases and other relevant...the occupational safety and health of Federal employees...

  10. 76 FR 54806 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    2011-09-02

    ...relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries...Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-2625...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  11. 78 FR 68865 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    ...the occupational safety and health of Federal employees. This...effective occupational safety and health programs. OSHA transcribes...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  12. 77 FR 64549 - National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)

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    ...for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA); Remarks from the...for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); NACOSH Work Group...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation...

  13. 77 FR 75600 - Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers...

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    2012-12-21

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

  14. 75 FR 2890 - OSHA Listens: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Stakeholder Meeting

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    ...Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0004] OSHA Listens: Occupational Safety and Health Administration...AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of public...

  15. 77 FR 43090 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section: Notice of Charter Renewal

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    2012-07-23

    ...SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Safety and Occupational Health Study Section...the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...Secretary, Safety and Occupational Health Study...

  16. Occupational health nurses and occupational hygiene: a study of South African nurses' attitudes.

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    Lowe, R; Rees, D

    1996-06-01

    The objectives of this study were to assess the current occupational hygiene practices of occupational health nurses and to assess their attitudes to the identification and initial quantification of workplace hazards. A questionnaire was mailed to all occupational health nurses registered with the South African Society of Occupational Health Nurses. Responses were obtained from 221 (53.7%). Responders and non-responders did not differ on key characteristics. Only 14 (6%) of the respondents performed occupational hygiene tasks as part of their routine work and only 31 (14%) volunteered hazard identification and quantification as tasks that would significantly improve practice. Nevertheless, when asked directly, 120 (54%) agreed that occupational hygiene fell into the ambit of occupational health nursing. Over 70% were positive about receiving theoretical and practical hygiene training. Constraints to greater hazard identification included limited time and resources and concern about intruding into the domains of other practitioners. Sufficient numbers of occupational health nurses were interested in identifying hazards in the workplace for training courses to be planned and offered now; however, restraints to practice need to be clarified and removed for these new skills to be used effectively. PMID:8716701

  17. 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.

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    Cape May County Vocational Schools, NJ.

    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…

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety ­ Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene ­ Associate Research 3 PH 30007 Prevention and Control of Diseases 3 Graduation Requirements Summary Minimum Total

  19. The occupational health service. Staffing, facilities, and equipment.

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    Rieth, L K

    2000-08-01

    An occupational health service can be an integral part of any company. It is incumbent on the industry to conduct a thorough assessment of the need for such a service and then support the service from a financial and resource perspective. Consequently, staffing and equipping an occupational health service adequately are dependent on the services to be delivered and the type of professional staff hired. All occupational health programs can be conducted in a cost effective manner when the goals and mission are in alignment with company goals, management supports appropriate funding, and space supports the delivery of quality health care. PMID:11760302

  20. Occupational health nurses and workers' compensation insurance programs.

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    Zichello, Christine; Sheridan, Jim

    2008-11-01

    Today's occupational health nurse is likely a clinician, educator, case manager, consultant, and risk manager. Occupational health nurses improve working conditions, prevent injuries, reduce insurance-related costs, and rehabilitate workers. They not only develop health service programs taking into account both the welfare of workers and the organization's bottom line, they also make budgetary and staffing recommendations for the programs' implementation. Occupational health nurses must understand their organizations' workers' compensation insurance programs, how these programs work, and how nurses can maximize the companies' worker advantages and bottom line. PMID:19051569

  1. Occupational safety and health training in Alaska.

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    Hild, C M

    1992-01-01

    We have eleven years of experience delivering a wide variety of worker education programs in cross-cultural settings to reduce the levels of occupational fatalities and injuries in Alaska. We published an instructional manual and informational poster for workers, on Alaska's "Right-To-Know" law regarding chemical and physical hazards. The "Job Hazard Recognition Program" curriculum for high school students has received national acclaim for being proactive in dealing with worker safety education before the student becomes a member of the work force. Adult educational programs and materials have been designed to include less lecture and formal presentation, and more practical "hands on" and on-the-job experience for specific trades and hazards. New industry specific manuals deal with hazardous waste reduction as a method to reduce harm to the employee. Difficulty in getting instructors and training equipment to rural locations is dealt with by becoming creative in scheduling classes, using locally available equipment, and finding regional contacts who support the overall program. Alternative approaches to funding sources include building on regional long-term plans and establishing complementary program objectives. PMID:1285824

  2. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Automotive Maintenance.

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

    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…

  3. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Food Services.

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

    This curriculum resource guide on food 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 teach job-required…

  4. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Electronic Assembly.

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

    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…

  5. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Wood Products Assembly.

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

    This curriculum resource guide on wood products 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…

  6. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Mechanical Assembly.

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

    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…

  7. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Distributive Services.

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

    This curriculum resource guide on distributive services is one of a series of seventeen specialized curriculum guides for occupational education of the marginal, handcapped, 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…

  8. Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs: Floriculture.

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

    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…

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

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    Yumang-Ross, Doreen J; Burns, Candace

    2014-06-01

    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

  10. Occupational Values as Discriminants of Preprofessional Student Groups

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    Fretz, Bruce R.

    1972-01-01

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

  11. Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Rural High School Students.

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    Apostal, Robert; Bilden, Janet

    1991-01-01

    A survey of 184 rural high school students found no differences in educational aspiration between males and females. Females expressed significantly higher occupational aspirations, in terms of jobs rated highly on the Total Socioeconomic Index 2. (SK)

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  13. Health and safety implications of occupational exposure to engineered nanomaterials.

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    Stebounova, Larissa V; Morgan, Hallie; Grassian, Vicki H; Brenner, Sara

    2012-01-01

    The rapid growth and commercialization of nanotechnology are currently outpacing health and safety recommendations for engineered nanomaterials. As the production and use of nanomaterials increase, so does the possibility that there will be exposure of workers and the public to these materials. This review provides a summary of current research and regulatory efforts related to occupational exposure and medical surveillance for the nanotechnology workforce, focusing on the most prevalent industrial nanomaterials currently moving through the research, development, and manufacturing pipelines. Their applications and usage precedes a discussion of occupational health and safety efforts, including exposure assessment, occupational health surveillance, and regulatory considerations for these nanomaterials. PMID:22131295

  14. Role of occupational health services in workplace drug testing

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    Pirjo Lillsunde; Kristiina Mukala; Ritva Partinen; Matti Lamberg

    2008-01-01

    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

  15. Developing an Occupational Health Program: The Team Approach

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    Prossin, Albert

    1985-01-01

    Occupational health and safety programs involve professionals in occupational medicine and nursing, industrial hygiene, safety and accident prevention, psychology, sociology and health physics. Occupational health programs should allow regular health evaluations of workers, and the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental hazards. When designing in-plant medical facilities, accommodation should be made for possible future expansion, disabled people, and an access route for an ambulance. Treatment and prevention facilities should be separate. Patients' records must be complete and kept confidential. The occupational health program must also be evaluated regularly. Education of management and the work force is necessary to ensure that the environment is safe and to prevent accidents. Special programs may be introduced, based on the particular risks, toxicants, and problems in different industries. Imagesp1912-a PMID:21274204

  16. STUDENT HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES RESOURCE GUIDE Student Health Service

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    He, Chuan

    STUDENT HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES RESOURCE GUIDE H C W Student Health Service 860 E. 59th Street (Goldblatt Pavilion entrance) M­Th 8 AM ­ 6 PM / F 8 AM ­ 5 PM / Sa 9 AM ­ 1 PM Student Counseling Service

  17. Mental health case management: Characteristics, job function, and occupational stress

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    Joseph G. Hromco; John S. Lyons; Robert E. Nikkel

    1995-01-01

    Although case management is an important component of treatment for persons with major mental illnesses, little is known about who works in case management, what functions are performed and how much occupational stress case managers experience. Mental health case managers (CM's) throughout the state of Oregon (N=216) completed an inventory of case management functions and the job dissatisfaction and occupational

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  19. A Longitudinal Study of Factors Influencing Occupational Therapy Students' Practice Preference from Pre-Admission Through Job Selection

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    James E. Hulse; Sandra H. Cash; Dianne F. Simons

    2000-01-01

    The number of occupational therapists and students choosing to practice in the area of mental health continues to decline. A longitudinal comparative study was conducted using a class of 27 Bachelor's and 20 Master's students, to examine the factors that influence the students' practice area preference at three points from pre-admission to job selection. The major influential factors were similar

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

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

    2013-12-01

    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

  1. "2 + 2" Articulated Health Occupations Project. Nursing Program. First Year Report.

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    Paris Independent School District, TX.

    This report describes the procedures and accomplishments of the first year of a multiyear project to develop a "2 + 2" articulated training program in health careers that links the last 2 years of secondary and the first 2 years of postsecondary training to prepare students for employment in one or more occupations. A related goal for this project…

  2. Prevention through pre-review in occupational health and safety.

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    Richter, E D; Kretzmer, D

    1980-01-01

    Occupational health problems have needlessly been produced at many worksites as a consequence of their not having been anticipated during design and construction. Pre-review may be an effective and efficient mechanism for preventive intervention in occupational health and safety. Legal and administrative precedents are cited from the United States and other countries. Proposals are presented, with Israel as an example, which aim to implement the principle of pre-review. PMID:7352610

  3. The President's Report on Occupational Safety and Health.

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    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.

    This report describes what has been done to implement the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 during its first year of operation. The report examines the responsibilities of the Department of Labor for setting safety and health standards and also explores the activities of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in research and…

  4. OccupationalSafety andHealthResearchCenter

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    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    residential construction workers. Pre-manufacturing is a trend in this industry, a key aspect which involves the safety and health of workers. OSHRC, formally known as the Center for Innova- tion in Construction Safety for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to innova- tively improve health and safety in the construction sector

  5. Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Meeting NASA Occupational Health Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    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.

  6. Business law. Fundamentals for the occupational health nurse.

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    D'Arruda, Kimberley A

    2002-05-01

    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

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

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    Alessio, L

    2010-01-01

    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

  8. Occupational health services for small-scale enterprises in Korea.

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    Park, Hyesook; Ha, Eunhee; Kim, Jiyong; Jung, Hyesun; Paek, Domyung

    2002-01-01

    Korea needs national strategies to handle problems of Small Scale Enterprises (SSEs) systematically. Since 1993, the Korean government has begun to provide financial subsidy programs for Occupational Health Services (OHSs) in SSEs from Occupational Injury Prevention Fund. To identify the health care status in SSEs in Korea, 5,080 factories, which had participated in the Government-funded Subsidy Program in 1997, were surveyed. The overall morbidity of the workers in these SSEs was higher than the national average for both general and occupational diseases. Based on the health examinations for occupational disease of those workers exposed to occupational hazards such as noise, dust, or solvents, we could find the industry-specific occupational disease patterns. From this result, we would plan the targeted occupational health services to specific groups. In spite that the effectiveness of this program is not completely assessed, our results indicate that it is desirable for this program to be continued in Korea. In addition, this program may be a good model for rapidly developing countries. PMID:11926509

  9. STUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2014

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    de Lijser, Peter

    · SMOKE-FREE/VAPOR-FREE, 1ST CSU TO GO SMOKE-FREE · FREE CESSATION SERVICES ARE OFFERED TO ALL OF ORANGESTUDENT HEALTH & SAFETY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 2014 PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION BY: STUDENT HEALTH TO LIVE AND STUDY? · IS CSUF A SAFE PLACE FOR MY STUDENT? · REVIEW IMPORTANT CAMPUS HEALTH & SAFETY

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

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety - Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene - Associate Environmental Technology I or PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 1 3 EVHS 10004 Toxicology 3 EVHS 10010

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

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    Khan, Javed I.

    Roadmap: Environmental Health and Safety ­ Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene ­ Associate planning to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health should take PH 10001 EVHS 10004 Toxicology 3

  12. 78 FR 56235 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...

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    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Institute) In accordance with section...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...Information: Price Connor, Ph.D., NIOSH Health Scientist, 2400 Executive...

  13. 75 FR 26266 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...

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    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...More Information: Price Connor, PhD., NIOSH Health Scientist, 1600 Clifton...

  14. 77 FR 51810 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...

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    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...Connor, Ph.D., Health Scientist, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road N.E.,...

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    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...Information: Price Connor, Ph.D., NIOSH Health Scientist, 2400 Executive...

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    ...for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...Information: Price Connor, Ph.D., NIOSH Health Scientist, 2400 Executive...

  17. 76 FR 18220 - Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety...

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    ...Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a...and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research endeavors...More Information: Price Connor, PhD, NIOSH Health Scientist, 1600 Clifton...

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

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

    2005-01-01

    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…

  19. Mental health evidence in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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    D'Amico, Mariana; Jaffe, Lynn; Gibson, Robert W

    2010-01-01

    We reviewed the mental health articles published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) from 2008 through 2009 in light of meeting the Centennial Vision charge of supporting practice through evidence. Seven articles that addressed mental health practice were published in AJOT over these years. Review of the articles found that only two addressed effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention; one was rated as Level II evidence, and the other was rated as Level V evidence. Two articles addressed instrument development and testing. Three articles were basic research studies that expanded consideration about the needs of people with mental health conditions. Scholars and clinicians have begun to embrace the charge of the Centennial Vision to support practice with evidence and continue to embrace mental health practice but have a distance to travel. We hope that in the coming years, the profession will see more evidence published in AJOT supporting mental health as practiced by occupational therapists. PMID:20825138

  20. Student Mental Health Final Report

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    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

  1. 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

  2. Occupational health in the Negev: A model for regional planning

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    Blanc, P.D. (Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer Sheva (Israel))

    1989-01-01

    In the Negev region of Israel, I tested a model approach to occupational health planning. This model included components assessing exposures, measuring adverse health outcomes, and evaluating health services. I analyzed employment survey data, compiled an exposure data base, and carried out site visits covering 10,707 employees (over 50% of the regional industrial work force). Site visits identified exposure hazards of inorganic and organic dusts, heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and noise. I identified elevated relative regional injury rates by Standard Morbidity Ratios (SMRs) in a variety of industries, including sixfold increases for mining and non-metallic minerals manufacture (SMR 6.8, 99% CI 6.1-7.7). Review of biological monitoring data suggested deficiencies in pesticide and heavy metals surveillance. A survey of primary care clinics estimated 13,707 cases of occupational injury and illness untreated by existing occupational medical services. Based on these findings, I formulated regional occupational health planning goals, including targeting high-risk industries for increased preventive activities. This regional approach, combining multiple measures of occupational health status, can serve as a model for assessing local public health planning needs.

  3. Occupational hazards to the health of professional gardeners.

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    Knibbs, Luke D

    2014-01-01

    Professional gardening is a broad occupation that involves a wide range of tasks. Gardeners confront an equally wide variety of physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards in their workplace. Consequently, occupational injuries and mortality are unfortunately common. The aim of this brief review is to collate and summarise the main hazards of gardening, their health effects and control measures. The diversity and size of gardeners' occupational exposures to the hazards outlined in this paper highlight some of the underlying causes of their increased risk of occupational injury or death. The risk can be reduced in many cases by ensuring appropriate protective strategies are adopted. Other ways through which the burden of occupational injury and mortality can be minimised are introduced and discussed in this paper. PMID:24517285

  4. Division of Occupational Health & Safety/ORS NIH Safety Programs in Support of the

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    Policies PM 1340 Occupational Safety and Health Management PM 1430 NIH Occupant Evacuation Plan PM 3015Division of Occupational Health & Safety/ORS NIH Safety Programs in Support of the NIH Animal Care and Use Program Occupational Safety and Health Protection for Federal Employees Poster NIH Safety

  5. Occupational stressors and the mental health of truckers.

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

    2010-09-01

    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

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

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

    This manual is the first 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: taking and recording vital signs; job applications and interviews; grooming and personal hygiene; health careers;…

  7. Units of Instruction. Health Occupations Education. Volume I. [Teacher's Guide].

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

    Ten units on health occupations are presented in this teacher's guide. The units are the following: recording vital signs; job application and interview; grooming and personal hygiene; health careers; medical careers; medical ethics; medical terminology and abbreviations; medical asepsis; basic patient care (e.g., measuring and recording fluid…

  8. Occupational Safety and Health Protection for Federal Employees

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    danger hazards will be corrected promptly. 8. To establish and maintain a management information system Responsibilities of management are as follows: 1. To comply with safety and health standards issued under Section 6 be conducted. 5. Additional information pertaining to the Occupational Safety and Health Program, its standards

  9. Promoting Resilience in Schools: A View from Occupational Health Psychology

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    Griffiths, Amanda

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. WORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    determine an imaginary safety area around themselves. This area is called the flight zone. A bull's flightWORKER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMISSION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION How Pablo Learned to Work Around Cattle #12;This fotonovela is part

  11. Occupational Health Characteristics of Women on Dairy Farms in Pennsylvania

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    Ginger D. Fenton; Kathryn J. Brasier; George F. Henning; Rama B. Radhakrishna; Bhushan M. Jayarao

    2010-01-01

    Women play a significant role in Pennsylvania production agriculture, thereby exposing themselves to occupational health risks. The goal of this cross-sectional study was to assess the incidence of health conditions with a possible zoonotic origin in this underserved population. A written survey was sent to a stratified, random sample of dairy farms in Pennsylvania (n = 3709) using a modified

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

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    Hall, Bob; Mageean, Pauline

    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…

  13. Nursing III. A Course of Study. Health Occupations Education.

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    Rogers, Helen V.

    This curriculum guide for instructors provides a course of study (Nursing III) requisite for the third and concluding portion of a 1-year practical nursing curriculum designed to continue opportunities for career mobility in the health occupations. Content is in three sections: (1) Medical Surgical Nursing II, (2) Mental Health Nursing, and (3)…

  14. 78 FR 78362 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Personal; Notice of public meeting in...

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    ...Occupational Safety and Health Personal; Notice of public meeting in Endicott...CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of public meeting...Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the...

  15. Status of occupational health and safety in Iran.

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    Vigeh, Mohsen; Mazaheri, Maria; Seyedaghamiri, Zahrabigom

    2011-12-01

    In recent decades, Iran has had a steadily growing economy with an annual rate of 6% on average. The country's economy is dominantly influenced by oil and natural gas production and related industries like petrochemicals and fertilizers. There are two million job units and sixteen million employees. The occupational health and safety (OHS) system is mainly regulated by two bodies: the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, responsible for occupational health services and legislations; and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, which undertakes the enactment and enforcement of occupational safety legal issues. Inspectorates in each ministry carry out regular health and safety monitoring according to the OHS legislations. The most common occupational health disorders are musculoskeletal problems, respiratory diseases, noise induced hearing loss, and occupational injuries. Because the OHS is a complex system with overlapping responsibilities among the co-responders, its improvement needs well-organized collaboration among Iranian universities, industries, and governmental agencies, and reliable basic data. The present study takes a glance at the situation and activities of the Iranian OHS system. PMID:22259833

  16. Evidence-based medicine for occupational health

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

    2002-01-01

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

  17. Occupational health programme for lead workers in battery plants

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    Lee, Byung-Kook

    The realization of problems resulting from the exposure to undue high lead levels of workers in lead-using industries, particularly in storage battery plants, has given rise to a new occupational health service, the so-called type specific (harmful agent specific) group occupational health. In 1988, the Korean Ministry of Labor designated the Institute of Industrial Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, as an authorized organization to take care of lead workers in lead industries. The following occupational health services are provided by the Institute: (i) physical health examination; (ii) biological monitoring with zinc protoporphyrin, urine ?-aminolevulinic acid and blood lead; (iii) respiratory protection with maintenance-free respirators; (iv) measurement of the environmental condition of workplaces; (v) health education. A three-year occupational health programme for lead workers has contributed to improvements in the working conditions of lead industries, particularly in large-scale battery plants, and has decreased the unnecessary high lead burden of workers through on-going medical surveillance with biological monitoring and health education schemes. The strong commitment of both employers and the government to improve the working conditions of lead industries, together with the full cooperation of lead workers, has served to reduce the high lead burdens of lead workers. This decreases the number of lead-poisoning cases and provides more comfortable workplaces, particularly in battery plants.

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

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    Douglass, Bruce E.; And Others

    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…

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

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    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

    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

  20. Indoor air problems in hospitals: a challenge for occupational health.

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    Hellgren, Ulla-Maija; Reijula, Kari

    2011-03-01

    Indoor air problems, caused by moisture damage and limited ventilation, have been detected in Finnish hospital buildings. A recent survey found that hospital personnel experience indoor air-related symptoms more often than office workers. The aim of this study was to assess the role, capabilities, and methods of hospital occupational health professionals in handling indoor air problems. Data were generated through semi-structured interviews. Representatives of occupational health, occupational safety, and infection control were interviewed in seven central hospitals. The data were analyzed using qualitative methods. According to interviewed professionals, indoor air problems are difficult to tackle. The evaluation of health risks and risk communication were considered particularly difficult. A uniform action model for resolving indoor air problems should be created. An interprofessional indoor air group to handle indoor air problems should be created in all hospitals. PMID:21366201

  1. Students & Mental Health Resource Pack

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    Stevenson, Mark

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

  2. Recent advances in occupational health research in Korea.

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

    2004-04-01

    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

  3. Occupational health hazards of mine workers*

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

    1978-01-01

    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

  4. Occupational exposure to pesticides and respiratory health.

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    Mamane, Ali; Baldi, Isabelle; Tessier, Jean-François; Raherison, Chantal; Bouvier, Ghislaine

    2015-06-01

    This article aims to review the available literature regarding the link between occupational exposure to pesticides and respiratory symptoms or diseases. Identification of epidemiological studies was performed using PubMed. 41 articles were included, 36 regarding agricultural workers and five regarding industry workers. Among the 15 cross-sectional studies focusing on respiratory symptoms and agricultural pesticide exposure, 12 found significant associations with chronic cough, wheeze, dyspnoea, breathlessness or chest tightness. All four studies on asthma found a relationship with occupational exposure, as did all three studies on chronic bronchitis. The four studies that performed spirometry reported impaired respiratory function linked to pesticide exposure, suggestive of either obstructive or restrictive syndrome according to the chemical class of pesticide. 12 papers reported results from cohort studies. Three out of nine found a significant relationship with increased risk of wheeze, five out of nine with asthma and three out of three with chronic bronchitis. In workers employed in pesticide production, elevated risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (two studies out of three) and impaired respiratory function suggestive of an obstructive syndrome (two studies out of two) were reported. In conclusion, this article suggests that occupational exposure to pesticides is associated with an increased risk of respiratory symptoms, asthma and chronic bronchitis, but the causal relationship is still under debate. PMID:26028642

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

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

  6. Predicting Academic Achievement of Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Students: Preliminary Results.

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    Berchulc, Cynthia M.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Admissions criteria used for three classes of occupational therapy students were subjected to statistical analysis. Weighted factors included cumulative, science, and behavioral science grade point average, reading and mental ability test scores, and essay and interview scores. Revised factors eliminated the reading test and subject-specific grade…

  7. Student Manual Safety and Health

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    and Health (NIOSH) estimates that 200,000 young workers under the age of 18 suffer work-related injuries in the United States each year. Young and new workers have a high risk for work- related injury compared with more experienced workers. Occupational safety and health training remains a fundamental element

  8. Occupational health issues in marine and freshwater research.

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    Courtenay, Glenn; Smith, Derek R; Gladstone, William

    2012-01-01

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

  9. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1991 projects

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    Not Available

    1991-08-01

    The report presents information on projects conducted by NIOSH in 1991 aimed at improving working conditions and worker health. The planning format for 1991 was depicted using a flow chart. Each division of NIOSH was listed along with phone numbers and brief descriptions of the projects conducted by the division. Summaries were included of national prevention strategies for occupational lung diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational cancers, severe occupational traumatic injuries, occupational cardiovascular diseases, disorders of reproduction, neurotoxic disorders, noise induced hearing loss, dermatological conditions, and psychological disorders. The purpose of each NIOSH project was described, and projects were categorized by program areas. These programs areas included the subjects of the national prevention strategies, agriculture related projects, construction related projects, assistance requests, and administration.

  10. Occupational radiation protection of health workers in imaging.

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    Vano, E

    2015-04-01

    Occupational radiological protection (RP) is still a challenge in several clinical practices. ICRP has included specific recommendations and advice for occupational protection in most of the documents published in recent years and its current programme of work includes the preparation of documents with specific contents on Occupational Protection. Different professional groups and different medical specialists need dedicated training, supervision and advice to optimise their practices. Many medical specialties outside the imaging departments are still using fluoroscopically guided procedures in surgical theatres without the appropriate RP tools. In addition to the stochastic radiation risks, the new thresholds for tissue reactions proposed by ICRP, and especially the ones for the lens of the eyes and the cerebrovascular system, are a matter of concern for some groups of health workers. More support from medical physics and radiation protection experts regarding occupational issues in the medical field will be needed in the coming years. PMID:25480840

  11. A short history of occupational fitness and health promotion.

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    Shephard, R J

    1991-05-01

    The suggestion of a linkage between adequate exercise and occupational health dates back to Ramazzini's classical observations on cobblers and tailors. However, excessive hours of work at too high an intensity were of greater concern than increase of fitness or health promotion in the early phases of the industrial revolution. Loss of physical condition is a more recent phenomenon, and it can be traced to automation in industry and the home, progressive urbanization, and widespread use of the automobile. The Canadian government has seen worksite fitness and health promotion programs as convenient tactics to reverse this trend. Exercise programs apparently yield a healthier and more effective labor force, and major corporations have thus followed the government's lead in developing fitness and health promotional facilities as a part of personnel or occupational health departments. Some health economists have suggested a substantial return upon such investment, but most corporations still regard the promotion of fitness and a healthy lifestyle as an expression of good citizenship. Currently, unifocal fitness programs are being replaced by modular health programs that address a wide range of lifestyle issues, including nutrition, stress relaxation, cigarette addiction, and drug abuse. The purpose of the present brief review is to trace from a personal perspective the development of an interest in employee fitness as an important component of occupational health programs over the past 300 years. The linkage of this phenomenon to the changing human demands of the worksite will also be explored. PMID:1862064

  12. Occupational health management and service for small-scale industries in Shanghai

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    Lu Wei; Wu Shi-da

    2004-01-01

    Because occupational hazards of small-scale industries were severe and the occupational health management lagged behind in Shanghai, we selected some districts as experimental units to explore a model of community management and service for the occupational health in small-scale industries for controlling occupational hazards. The results indicated that the model is useful. The features of occupational health in these small-scale

  13. Occupational Health--Organizing for the Right to Breathe.

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    Dotson, David

    1979-01-01

    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)

  14. Occupational health effects of nonionizing radiation

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    Yost, M.G. (School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (United States))

    1992-07-01

    Nonionizing radiation includes electromagnetic energy distributed as near-ultraviolet and visible light, infrared radiation, microwaves, radio frequencies, and very low frequency and extremely low frequency alternating electric and magnetic fields, and almost every member of modern society is exposed to it in some form. Usually the intensity of exposure is low in the general population but can be greatly increased in the workplace. The forms of nonionizing radiation are described and their physical characteristics, occupational sources, biologic effects, and exposure criteria are delineated.90 references.

  15. Behavioral risk management. A partnership between occupational health nursing and occupational psychiatry.

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    Cameron, M; Heidel, S

    2000-11-01

    1. The estimated prevalence of behavioral disorders among adults in the United States is 29.5%, affecting more than 52 million individuals each year. 2. Numerous or persistent problems in work performance increase the likelihood of either a psychiatric illness or unresolved psychosocial factors. Assessing work functions can help identify individuals early on with potential warning signs for employment problems. 3. Occupational health nurses can partner with occupational psychiatrists to clarify the complex scenarios that present to companies and recommend intervention. 4. Proactive intervention for employees, an effective team, and input and participation from the various stakeholders can produce positive outcomes for both the employee and the employer. PMID:11760319

  16. 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.

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    Burdine, James N.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    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)

  17. 48 CFR 1352.271-82 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  18. 48 CFR 1352.271-82 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  19. Medical Terminology: Root Words. Health Occupations Education Module.

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

    This module on medical terminology (root words) is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. This module consists of an introduction to root words, a list of resources needed, procedures for using the module, a list of terminology used in the…

  20. Implementing the Metric System in Health Occupations. Metric Implementation Guide.

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    Banks, Wilson P.; And Others

    Addressed to the health occupations education teacher, this guide is intended to provide appropriate information, viewpoints, and attitudes regarding the metric system and to make suggestions regarding presentation of the material in the classroom. An introductory section on teaching suggestions emphasizes the need for a "think metric" approach…

  1. Syllabus in Medical Assisting: Health Occupations Education Program.

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

    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…

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

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    Foster, Phillip R., Comp.

    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…

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

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    Williams, Catherine

    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…

  4. Vocational Education State Instructional Materials for Health Occupations Education.

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

    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…

  5. NIH POLICY MANUAL 1340 -NIH Occupational Safety and Health Management

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

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

  6. NASA Occupational Health Program FY98 Self-Assessment

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    Brisbin, Steven G.

    1999-01-01

    The NASA Functional Management Review process requires that each NASA Center conduct self-assessments of each functional area. Self-Assessments were completed in June 1998 and results were presented during this conference session. During FY 97 NASA Occupational Health Assessment Team activities, a decision was made to refine the NASA Self-Assessment Process. NASA Centers were involved in the ISO registration process at that time and wanted to use the management systems approach to evaluate their occupational health programs. This approach appeared to be more consistent with NASA's management philosophy and would likely confer status needed by Senior Agency Management for the program. During FY 98 the Agency Occupational Health Program Office developed a revised self-assessment methodology based on the Occupational Health and Safety Management System developed by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. This process was distributed to NASA Centers in March 1998 and completed in June 1998. The Center Self Assessment data will provide an essential baseline on the status of OHP management processes at NASA Centers. That baseline will be presented to Enterprise Associate Administrators and DASHO on September 22, 1998 and used as a basis for discussion during FY 99 visits to NASA Centers. The process surfaced several key management system elements warranting further support from the Lead Center. Input and feedback from NASA Centers will be essential to defining and refining future self assessment efforts.

  7. Orientation to Health Occupations: Year One Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This Idaho state curriculum document for the first year of the secondary educations health occupations program contains the following introductory material: (1) a description of the program design; (2) a list of first-year areas of competency; (3) a foundation and job-readiness skills task list; and (4) a core curriculum task list. The curriculum…

  8. Application of the Microcomputer to Occupational Health Data Management

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    GREGORIE M. RAWLS; GEORGE A. DWIGGINS; CHARLES E. FEIGLEY

    1983-01-01

    The use of the microcomputer offers a simple, inexpensive solution to the numerous problems associated with data management in an occupational health program. A system has been developed which uses commercially available data management software supplemented by optional programs tailored to the specific application. The system is capable of maintaining files of personal and area monitoring data, material toxicity and

  9. Health Occupations Module. The Skeletal System--I.

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

    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…

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

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    Day, Nancy; And Others

    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,…

  11. Occupational Health and Safety Program Laboratory Animal Resources

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Occupational Health and Safety Program Laboratory Animal Resources Binghamton University State of Allergies to Animals Bloodborne Pathogens Safe and Humane Care and Handling of Animals Safe use of Chemicals in writing) Zoonotic diseases (relevant to the animal species you plan to work with while at Binghamton

  12. NIOSH comments to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed rule on occupational exposure to cadmium

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    Not Available

    1990-05-07

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued their response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed rule on occupational exposure to cadmium. The response includes a NIOSH policy statement followed by responses to specific sections of the proposed rule, including medical surveillance and screening requirements, sampling, monitoring frequency, risk assessment models currently in use, and NIOSH's response to OSHA questions.

  13. Occupational health and gorilla conservation in Rwanda.

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    Ali, Robbie; Cranfield, Mike; Gaffikin, Lynne; Mudakikwa, Tony; Ngeruka, Leon; Whittier, Chris

    2004-01-01

    The design and implementation of an employee health program for people who work with mountain gorillas in Rwanda is described. This program aims to improve worker health and to reduce human-to-gorilla transmission of infectious disease. The program covered approximately 111 workers, generally healthy men and women 25-45 years old, including essentially all people in Rwanda who have regular contact with gorillas. Initial assessment included a questionnaire, medical examination, and local tests. U.S. laboratory facilities were utilized to confirm some results and for serologic testing for zoonotic (simian) viruses. Initial interventions included STD/HIV prevention health education, tetanus immunization, and anthelminthic treatment. Local physicians continue to provide health services, including follow-up testing and treatment. Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) veterinarians assist in planning and implementing continuing program components in collaboration with local health authorities and the other employing organizations. PMID:15473088

  14. BSc in Occupational Safety & Health Management

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    required is associated with the student's workplace role. · Assignments, project work and self-directed learning are required during the summer semester between the two academic years of study and in the final

  15. 77 FR 72998 - Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

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    2012-12-07

    ...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...

  16. 77 FR 40622 - Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, National Institute for Occupational Safety...

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    ...National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health...on engineering noise controls, reducing coal dust exposures, reducing injuries...safety culture, occupational health and safety...reducing silica exposures. Agenda...

  17. Occupational health impacts: offshore crane lifts in life cycle assessment

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    Johan Pettersen; Edgar G. Hertwich

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Ohta, Masanori; Yamato, Hiroshi

    2013-10-01

    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

  19. A successful occupational health nurse-driven health promotion program to support corporate sustainability.

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    Redmond, Michael S; Kalina, Christine M

    2009-12-01

    Health promotion programs offer an opportunity to support the health of employees, their families, and the communities in which they reside. By integrating health promotion programs with a company's sustainability efforts, the occupational health nurse can directly impact the company's bottom line by ensuring the benefits from a healthy, safe, and fully productive employee who is able to remain in the workplace for some time. This article discusses a successful health promotion program developed and implemented by an occupational health nurse in support of a company's sustainability effort. PMID:19928715

  20. Occupational mental health--a neglected service.

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    Mickleburgh, W E

    1986-04-01

    There is insufficient information on the prevalence of psychological morbidity in the workplace. The theoretical base of industrial psychiatry is traced here, and examined within a framework of systems analysis, the input being identified in terms of human and social factors. Internal processes of organisation and management produce conditions of practice which determine the health status of the workplace; some statutory protection is necessary to safeguard mental health in industry. PMID:3730709

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

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    Stern, R M

    1983-01-01

    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

  2. Occupational Clusters.

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    Pottawattamie County School System, Council Bluffs, IA.

    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…

  3. The New Nurse in Industry. A Guide for the Newly Employed Occupational Health Nurse.

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    Lee, Jane A.

    These guidelines for professional nurses and employers in industrial settings present basic and fundamental nursing principles, duties, and responsibilities in the practice of occupational health. The content is presented in four chapters. The first briefly introduces occupational health. Chapter 2 on occupational health nursing service covers…

  4. Boundaries and Bridges to Adult Mental Health: Critical Occupational and Capabilities Perspectives of Justice

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    Elizabeth A. Townsend

    2012-01-01

    There is general agreement that mental health is a foundation for living well. Unfortunately, approximately 20% of people around the world will experience a mental health issue at some point. Although bridges to adult mental health, such as community programming, exist in some settings, one routine boundary is exclusion from everyday occupations, using the occupational science and occupational therapy definition

  5. 76 FR 18798 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-05

    ...for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) as being in the public...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...for Occupational Safety and Health on matters relevant to the...

  6. Sentinel health events (occupational): a basis for physician recognition and public health surveillance

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

    2008-01-01

    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

  7. Regulatory system reform of occupational health and safety in China

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    WU, Fenghong; CHI, Yan

    2015-01-01

    With the explosive economic growth and social development, China’s regulatory system of occupational health and safety now faces more and more challenges. This article reviews the history of regulatory system of occupational health and safety in China, as well as the current reform of this regulatory system in the country. Comprehensive, a range of laws, regulations and standards that promulgated by Chinese government, duties and responsibilities of the regulatory departments are described. Problems of current regulatory system, the ongoing adjustments and changes for modifying and improving regulatory system are discussed. The aim of reform and the incentives to drive forward more health and safety conditions in workplaces are also outlined. PMID:25843565

  8. NIOH and NIOSH basis for an occupational health standard: Chlorobenzene

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    Hellman, B.

    1993-01-01

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

  9. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    and Health (NIOSH) Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (AFF) program is the ONLY substantive federal program. This document was prepared by multiple AFF centers independently of NIOSH FEBRUARY 2014 #12;SUCCESS STORY. In more than 100 recorded incidents, farmers who had installed ROPS suffered no injuries. A NIOSH tractor

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

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    Kayashima, Kotaro

    2013-10-01

    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

  11. [Health hazards associated with occupational exposure to birds].

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    Swiderska-Kie?bik, Sylwia; Krakowiak, Anna; Wiszniewska, Marta; Dudek, Wojciech; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta; Krawczyk-Szulc, Patrycja; Michowicz, Aleksandra; Pa?czy?ski, Cezary

    2010-01-01

    The occupational group particularly exposed to contact with birds are zoo keepers, animal shop workers, individual bird's keepers and food industry workers. Work associated with contact with birds may contribute to the development of different symptoms and diseases, including allergic and contagious ones. This paper reviews the most common allergens occurring in the environment of bird's keepers, namely: feathers, egg proteins, allergens of plant origin, acarinae, allergens from latex and disinfectants. The most common health effects associated with occupational exposure to birds are also presented. Taking account of not fully understood pathogenesis of allergy to these allergens, complexity of occupational exposure and a possible coincidence of non-specific irritant effects of factors present in work environment, the diagnostic and certification procedures for occupational allergic diseases require highly specialized investigations. Objective and subjective medical examinations, taken medical history and physical examination also play a significant role in diagnostics of contagious diseases, whereas different laboratory tests are used in searching for their etiologic factors. The prevention of diseases associated with occupational exposure to birds comprises educational work, technical actions (hygiene prophylaxis) and medical prophylaxis. PMID:20509558

  12. [Need for occupational and environmental allergology in occupational health - the 45th Japanese society of Occupational and Environmental Allergy Annual Meeting 2014 in Fukuoka].

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    Kishikawa, Reiko; Oshikawa, Chie

    2014-12-01

    The 45th Japanese Society of Occupational and Environmental Allergy (OEA) Annual Meeting 2014 was held in Fukuoka city in conjunction with a technical course for occupational health physicians to learn occupational and environmental diseases more deeply. Allergic reaction due to low concentrations of chemical and biological materials is important in toxicological diseases due to highly concentrated chemical materials in the field of occupational and environmental medicine. In this paper we describe the activities of the OEA, which was established in 1970 and has completely cured patients with severe occupational asthma, such as the regional Konjac asthma in Gunma prefecture and Sea Squirt asthma in Hiroshima prefecture. Regard for the occupational environment will prevent the onset and/or exacerbation of allergic occupational disease in individual employees with allergy. Occupational cancer of the bile duct and asbestosis are also current, serious issues that should be resolved as soon as possible. It is desirable for the occupational health physician to have a large stock of knowledge about toxicological and allergic diseases in various occupational settings to maintain the health and safety of workers. PMID:25501761

  13. Airborne Nanostructured Particles and Occupational Health

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    Andrew D. Maynard; Eileen D. Kuempel

    2005-01-01

    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

  14. Occupational health surveillance: Pulmonary function testing in emergency responders

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

    2014-01-01

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

  15. Occupational health surveillance: Pulmonary function testing in emergency responders.

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

    2014-07-01

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

  16. [The probability of impaired health in workers exposed to occupational hazards].

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    Matiukhin, V V; Tarasova, L A; Shardakova, E F; Elizarova, V V; Iampol'skaia, E G; Iushkova, O I; Poroshenko, A S; Suvorov, V G; Lagutina, G N; Komkeva, L M

    2001-01-01

    Complex descriptive, physiologic and hygienic studies covered various occupational groups of physical and mental work and revealed that health disorders probability depends on intensity of occupational factors. Increase in the intensity results in higher physiologic expenditure and greater incidence of occupational diseases. Symptoms of disorders appeared to depend on specificity of occupational factors. PMID:11521291

  17. The Integrated Model: Implications for Worksite Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety Practice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth Baker; Barbara A. Israel; Susan Schurman

    1996-01-01

    Within a single firm it is common to find both occupational safety and health and worksite health promotion interventions operating in isolation from one another, with different intervention targets, methods, and personnel. Overcoming the segmentation of the two fields will require, among other things, the promulgation of an overarching model of work and health. The purpose of this article is

  18. [Occupational risks and health disorders in transport drivers].

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    Ronchese, F; Bovenzi, M

    2012-01-01

    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

  19. Problems in evaluating health effects of occupational and environmental exposures

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    Gilbert, E.S.

    1981-01-01

    The assessment of health effects from low-level exposure to radiation is a matter of considerable controversy. Existing standards for exposure are based primarily on estimates of health effects obtained by extrapolation from effects of high-level exposures such as those experienced at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Occupational and environmental exposures provide one source of data for this task. A number of studies of populations exposed in this manner have attracted recent attention. Because of the size of most of the groups and the magnitude of the exposures received, the amount that can be learned from such populations is severely limited. A number of the problems involved in analyzing and interpreting such data are addressed. Many of these problems are illustrated by a current study of the effects on mortality of occupational exposure to radiation at the Hanford plant.

  20. Application of the microcomputer to occupational health data management.

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

    1983-04-01

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

  1. Occupational health care for the 21st century: from health at work to workers' health.

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    Vanhoorne, Michel N; Vanachter, Othmar V; De Ridder, Maurits P

    2006-01-01

    A survey of relevant national and international legislation and recommendations on occupational health (OH) organization revealed two fundamental approaches to OH: 1) the historically older labor approach, essentially seeing OH care as an obligation of the employer derived from the labor contract, and 2) an emerging health approach, including all workers and all aspects of health, A draft decree on OH in Flanders seeks to integrate the two approaches. It extends the scope of OH to all workers (not only employees), introduces holistic health surveillance, rejects the incapacity concept, provides for strong integration of health and workplace surveillance, and stresses ethics. Workers' satisfaction is seen as the first criterion in quality control. Systematic data collection and analysis, and when necessary, scientific research are recommended. Additional resources for OH services should be provided by stakeholders other than employers. PMID:16967837

  2. [Rare cardiovascular diseases in the context of occupational health care].

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    Salska, Agata; Chi?y?ski, Krzysztof; Salski, Witold; Wiszniewska, Marta; Walusiak-Skorupa, Jolanta

    2014-01-01

    In Poland like in other European countries a favorable trend towards reducing morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease has been observed. Nevertheless they are still one of the most important health problems in the population, responsible for nearly half of all deaths, including premature deaths. They also affect the quality of life in terms of health and socio-economic development, limiting the possibility of taking and/or continuing employment. Nowadays, cardiovascular diseases have become more common among young, professionally active people. Their professional activity, work organization and exposure to a broad range of occupational factors and environmental conditions may significantly influence the development and course of the cardiovascular disease. The aim of the study was to present the relationship between occupation and some rarer diseases and cardiovascular pathologies, as well as those in which this relationship has not as yet been fully evidenced, however, they may play an important role in workers' health care. In this paper tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, pericardial tamponade, Brugada syndrome and sudden cardiac death are discussed. In addition, the authors indicate new issues emerging along with the development of modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in cardiology, such as the care of patients with implanted pace-maker and the use of automated external defibrillators. These issues are presented in the context of their relationship with the occupation, taking into account the activities possibly to be undertaken under preventive care programs. PMID:25902700

  3. Kaizen: ergonomics approach to occupational health and safety.

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    Kumashiro, Masaharu

    2011-12-01

    Kaizen (work improvement) is the forte of Japanese industry. Kaizen activities were born in the early 20th century under the name efficiency research. These activities were the beginning of industrial engineering (IE). Later on people began to rethink the single-minded devotion to improving productivity. Then the job re-design concept was developed. The main target of kaizen in the area of occupational health and safety in Japanese manufacturing is the improvement of inadequate working posture followed by the improvement of work for transporting and lifting heavy objects. Unfortunately, the kaizen activities undertaken by most Japanese companies are still focused on improving productivity and quality. The know-how for promoting kaizen activities that integrate the three aspects of IE, occupational health, and ergonomics is not being accumulated, however. In particular, the IE techniques should be incorporated into kaizen activities aimed at occupational safety and health, and the quantitative assessment of workload is required. In addition, it is important for on-the-job kaizen training in the ERGOMA Approach for production supervisors, who are the main advocates of IE kaizen. PMID:25665221

  4. Utilization of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Facilities in Western Pennsylvania

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

    2000-01-01

    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

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

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    Lake County Area Vocational Center, Grayslake, IL.

    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…

  6. Occupational Health and the Family Physician Part 2: History-taking—How Not to Miss an Occupationally-Related Disease

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    Cappon, Ian; Cappon, Paul

    1982-01-01

    In the first part of this article, occupational health was defined as part of the family physician's total care for his or her patient. This part deals with the components of the occupationally related history, the role of stress in the workplace, and knowledge of the work structure in the community. PMID:21286084

  7. Advice for employees attending for health surveillance The Occupational Health Unit (OHU) provides health surveillance for university staff who are

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    Glasgow, University of

    Advice for employees attending for health surveillance The Occupational Health Unit (OHU) provides health surveillance for university staff who are exposed to hazards whilst at work; noise, fumes Regulations 1999 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 The Control of Noise

  8. Gender in occupational health research of farmworkers: A systematic review

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  9. National Institutes of Health | Office of Research Services | Division of Occupational Health and Safety Submit your image of

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    Martin, Alex

    and Safety Submit your image of workplace safety and health Aug 1 - Sept 30 Participate in the 2nd Annual In-Up Photo by Dale Lewis and Amlanjyoti Dhar The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) invitesNational Institutes of Health | Office of Research Services | Division of Occupational Health

  10. 8/25/2009 Page 1 of 3 Occupational Health & Safety

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    Calgary, University of

    8/25/2009 Page 1 of 3 Occupational Health & Safety Disciplinary Action Overview Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the employer is required to ensure the health & safety of workers engaged or no supervision. The employer is also obligated to ensure the health & safety program is implemented

  11. Division of Student Affairs Student Health and Counseling Center

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    de Lijser, Peter

    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

  12. Potential Health Effects Associated with Dermal Exposure to Occupational Chemicals

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    Anderson, Stacey E; Meade, B Jean

    2014-01-01

    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

  13. Introduction to NIH Hazard Communication Program The National Institutes of Health's comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    Introduction to NIH Hazard Communication Program The National Institutes of Health's comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health Program has been established to provide NIH employees with places and conditions of employment in which the risk of exposures to potential hazards is minimized. The NIH Hazard Communication

  14. Occupational health and environment research 1984: Health, Safety, and environmental Division. Progress report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Voelz

    1986-01-01

    The primary responsibility of the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Division is to provide comprehensive occupational health and safety programs, waste processing, and environment protection. Two supplied-air suits tested for their functional protection were considered to be unacceptable because of low fit factors. Respiratory protective equipment testing for the uS Air Force, Navy, and Army was performed during 1984. The

  15. [Occupational health: which place for the primary care physician?].

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    Regamey, Frédéric; Chiarini, Bastien; Danuser, Brigitta

    2013-11-27

    Primary care physicians are among the specialists who most often have to deal with work-related health problems. Musculoskeletal (including the spine and limbs) and psychological problems are the most frequently encountered work-related diseases. In that context, it is essential for the primary care physician to identify the link between a disease and the occupational environment of the patient, in order to deliver appropriate care. This article deals with two clinical cases to illustrate the semiology and therapeutic aspects of burnout, and musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb, respectively. It gives some clues to the primary care physician, about how to guide his practice in a multimodal way, oriented toward the patient himself, but also toward his occupational environment. PMID:24383248

  16. Draugen HSE-case - occupational health risk management

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    Glas, J.J.P.; Kjaer, E.

    1996-12-31

    The Draugen HSE-Case serves as a risk management tool. Originally, risk management included only major safety hazards to personnel, environment and assets. Work Environment risks such as ergonomics, psycho-social factors and exposure to chemicals and noise, was not given the same attention. The Draugen HSE-Case addresses this weakness and extends all work environment risks. In order to promote line responsibility and commitment, relevant personnel is involved in the Case development. {open_quotes}THESIS{degrees}, a software application, is used to systematize input and to generate reports. The Draugen HSE-case encompasses: HSE risk analyses related to specific activities; Control of risk related to work environment; Established tolerability criteria; Risk reducing measures; Emergency contingency measures; and Requirements for Competence and Follow-up. The development of Draugen HSE-Case is a continuous process. It will serve to minimize the potential of occupational illnesses, raise general awareness, and make occupational health management more cost-effective.

  17. Health, employment, and financial outcomes in workers with occupational asthma.

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    Gannon, P F; Weir, D C; Robertson, A S; Burge, P S

    1993-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To study the health, employment, and financial outcome of occupational asthma. DESIGN--A follow study of workers with confirmed occupational asthma. SETTING--A specialist occupational lung disease clinic. SUBJECTS--All workers had a diagnosis of occupational asthma made at least one year earlier. Diagnosis was confirmed by serial peak expiratory flow measurement, specific bronchial provocation testing, or specific immunology. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Respiratory symptoms, medication, pulmonary function, employment state, and financial position. RESULTS--112 of a total of 140 eligible workers were followed up. 32% of patients remained exposed to the causative agent. These workers had more symptoms at follow up than those removed and a greater number were taking inhaled steroids. Continued exposure was also associated with a fall in % predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) of 3% compared with that at presentation. Their median loss of annual income due to occupational asthma was 35%. Those removed from exposure were worse off financially (median loss 54% of annual income), had fewer respiratory symptoms than the group who remained exposed, and their % predicted FEV1 had improved by 4.6%. Statutory compensation and that obtained by common law suits did not match the loss of earnings due to the development of occupational asthma. Of the workers removed from exposure, those who no longer complained of breathlessness had been diagnosed significantly earlier after the onset of their first symptom (48 v 66 months, p = 0.001) and had a significantly higher FEV1 at presentation (90% v 73% predicted, p = 0.008) compared with those who were still breathless. They had developed symptoms earlier after first exposure (48 v 66 months, p > 0.05) and had been removed from exposure sooner (eight v 12 months, p > 0.05). CONCLUSION--Removal from exposure after diagnosis of occupational asthma is beneficial in terms of symptoms and lung function, but is associated with a loss of income. Early diagnosis is important for symptomatic improvement after removal from exposure. Inadequate compensation may contribute to the workers' decision to remain exposed after diagnosis. PMID:8329312

  18. Students' perceptions of the concept of health

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    Margaret Brumby; Jan Garrard; Jane Auman

    1985-01-01

    Thirty?nine year 10 students and 51 tertiary students were asked to describe their understandings of the meaning of health and the influences on health and long life. Conceptual content analysis of students’ explanations of the meaning of health were categorized according to the dimensions of the who definition of health. Both secondary and tertiary students described health predominantly in physical

  19. Medical and Health Services Managers

    MedlinePLUS

    ... resources administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems. Some programs allow students ... All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment ...

  20. Moldy buildings, health of their occupants and fungal prevention.

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    Mihinova, D; Pieckova, E

    2012-01-01

    Microscopic fungi are important biological pollutants in the indoor environment, they are spread generally: on building materials, carpets, ceiling tiles, insulations, any surfaces, wallpapers, or in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Molds are able to grow on any materials, as long as moisture and oxygen are available. Exposure to fungi in indoor environments (esp. in water-damaged buildings) can cause adverse health effects, such as allergy, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonia, mucous membrane irritation, different toxic effects, or even mycoses (in immunocompromised individuals) - alone or in combination. As serious adverse health effects could be caused antifungal prevention is an absolute need.This review article summarizes the occurrence of fungi in the indoor environment of buildings and their contribution to occupants´ health problems, and preventive measures against molds (Tab. 1, Fig. 1, Ref. 48). PMID:22616593

  1. Health Occupations. Medical Technologists, Technicians, and Assistants; Dispensing Opticians; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians; Medical Record Personnel. Reprinted from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1978-79 Edition.

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

    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…

  2. Post-splenectomy sepsis--the role of occupational health.

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    Brew, I; Adisesh, A

    1996-06-01

    Persons who have had their spleens removed (asplenics) have a high risk of infection. The risks from infection are life-long and the illness can be a quick, overwhelming, septicaemia, that can lead to death within 48 hours, without appropriate treatment. Many persons who have had elective splenectomy, especially before 1977, may not have had prophylactic vaccinations, antibiotics or advice. This paper describes the risks of serious infection, the prophylaxis available and the role of the occupational health department in protecting asplenic employees. PMID:8695777

  3. Diane L. Paukett, D.O. Occupational Health and Safety -LAR

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Diane L. Paukett, D.O. Occupational Health and Safety - LAR Binghamton University P.O. Box 6000. Return forms to: Dr. Diane L. Paukett, D.O. Occupational Health and Safety Binghamton University P.O. Box Health and Safety Program of Laboratory Animal Resources and hope that you find your visit at Binghamton

  4. 78 FR 30337 - Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)

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    2013-05-22

    ...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29...the occupational safety and health (OSH) of Federal employees...gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant...Designated Agency Safety and Health Official. Labor members...

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

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date General Degree 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health ENVHLTH 416 Noise and Other Physical Agents ENVHLTH 417 Principles of Toxicology ENVHLTH 419 Environmental

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

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2013-2014 Name ID# Date General Degree 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health ENVHLTH 416 Noise and Other Physical Agents ENVHLTH 417 Principles of Toxicology ENVHLTH 419 Environmental

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

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date General Degree Management ENVHLTH 320 Community Environmental Health Management ENVHLTH 415 Occupational Safety and Health ENVHLTH 416 Noise and Other Physical Agents ENVHLTH 417 Principles of Toxicology ENVHLTH 419 Environmental

  8. Occupational health for an ageing workforce: do we need a geriatric perspective?

    PubMed

    Koh, Gerald Choon-Huat; Koh, David

    2006-01-01

    Extending retirement ages and anti-age discrimination policies will increase the numbers of older workers in the future. Occupational health physicians may have to draw upon the principles and experience of geriatric medicine to manage these older workers. Examples of common geriatric syndromes that will have an impact on occupational health are mild cognitive impairment and falls at the workplace. Shifts in paradigms and further research into the occupational health problems of an ageing workforce will be needed. PMID:16722617

  9. Barriers to continuing education and continuing professional development among occupational health nurses in Japan.

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    Mizuno-Lewis, Satomi; Kono, Keiko; Lewis, Desmond R; Gotoh, Yuki; Hagi, Noriko; Sato, Mitsutoshi; Yoshikawa, Etsuko; Higashikawa, Kaoru; Yamazaki, Masato; Naito, Masako; Kondo, Nobuko

    2014-05-01

    As Japan's industries pursue technical innovations, the responsibilities of occupational health nurses are becoming increasingly complex. With such change, continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing education (CE) are crucial to the provision of appropriate care for workers. This study examined current practices of occupational health nurses and identified barriers to conducting occupational CPD and CE activities. A survey questionnaire was sent to 2,077 occupational health nurses late in 2010, asking about factors affecting attendance at and participation in CPD and CE activities, including challenges for occupational health nurses in practice. Findings demonstrated that many occupational health nurses do not work for companies that support CPD and CE. A significant finding was that occupational health nurses in Japan desire CPD activities and recognize the importance of attending CE activities. Continuing education is viewed by occupational health nurses as essential for their professional development and advancement with broader practice responsibilities and authority. Findings from this study are useful in crafting recommendations to increase occupational health nurse participation in both CPD and CE, leading to improvement in overall workplace health and safety in Japan. PMID:24806039

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1980-01-01

    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.

  11. A Survey of 63 Australian Occupational Therapists Working in Youth Mental Health

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    Laura Hardaker; Elizabeth Halcomb; Rhonda Griffiths; Natalie Bolzan; Karen Arblaster

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic and employment characteristics of Australian occupational therapists working in youth mental health and explore the relationship between these characteristics and the occupational therapist's role. Sixty-three occupational therapists completed a postal survey during 2006–2007. Numerical data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The majority

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. [Tasks and responsibilities of the occupational health physician employed in health services].

    PubMed

    Buzzi, F

    1987-01-01

    The paper describes and comments on the juridical rôle and duties of the occupational health physician operating in Local Health Units, drawing attention to the peculiar and complex structure of the health measures taken in the workplace, which must often be extended from strictly medical and preventive aims to regulations and sanctions in respect of the enterprise and obligation of notification to the legal authorities. In order to fulfill these duties of public administrator and legal inspector, the occupational health physician requires a specific and integrated cultural background, i.e., in clinical medicine and biological science, jurisprudence and forensic medicine. Such cultural background is indispensable to ensure a correct "modus operandi", where the safeguarding of health in the interests of both the individual and the community is inextricably bound up with fundamental juridical and regulatory requirements. PMID:3509162

  14. Salmon farming: occupational health in a new rural industry.

    PubMed

    Douglas, J D

    1995-04-01

    The medical hazards of salmon farming can be grouped into those related to marine safety, fish husbandry, fish-farm diving and disease treatments. The hostile water environment requires thermal protection and personal buoyancy aids as workers frequently fall in the water from boats or cages. Feedstuffs may generate respirable dust and attract rats, creating a risk of leptospirosis. Musculo-skeletal injuries are common from lifting nets. Fish-farm diving has particular risks which can be minimized. Organophosphorous pesticides are used to treat sea lice and employees require health surveillance. Fish immunization is required to reduce the incidence of Aeromonas salmonitica. Needlestick injuries when using oil-based vaccines are a serious hazard to employees. The occupational health problems of salmon farming are predictable and preventable with primary safety measures. This new industry is safer than land-based agriculture on current evidence. PMID:7718825

  15. Determining Best Practices to Reduce Occupational Health Risks in Firefighters.

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    McDonough, Suzanne L; Phillips, Jonathan S; Twilbeck, Travis J

    2015-07-01

    McDonough, SL, Phillips, JS, and Twilbeck, TJ. Determining best practices to reduce occupational health risks in firefighters. J Strength Cond Res 29(7): 2041-2044, 2015-The physical demands of firefighting are extensive, and firefighters face increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, musculoskeletal injury, and cancer. To reduce these risks, a tailored wellness initiative program (FIT Firefighter) was developed and executed. Implementation of FIT Firefighter, consisting of assessment, educational, instructional, and personal coaching and training elements regarding nutrition, health, fitness, wellness, and strength and conditioning, revealed enhanced healthy behavior change including increased motivation and marked improvements in blood pressure, resting heart rate, aerobic fitness, body mass index, waist circumference, percent body fat, back flexibility, and biceps strength among participating firefighters. PMID:25563676

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

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

    2014-10-01

    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

  17. Using the Microcomputer to Analyze the High School Students Supervised Occupational Experience Program Records. Final Report.

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    Ratcliff, Dale L.

    Designed as a tool for vocational agriculture instructors to use in helping their students plan agricultural enterprises for their supervised occupational experience programs, these microcomputer programs enable students to analyze the records of various livestock and crop enterprises as well as the total supervised occupational education program.…

  18. Critical thinking skills and learning styles of first-year students in weekend occupational therapy programs

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    Cynthia Louise Creighton

    1999-01-01

    Eight college curricula in which all course work for a degree in occupational therapy is scheduled on weekends, have been accredited since 1984. Weekend occupational therapy programs recruit working adult students from diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which variability in the critical thinking skills and learning styles of first-year students in these

  19. Perceptions among occupational and physical therapy students of a nontraditional methodology for teaching laboratory gross anatomy.

    PubMed

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

    2011-01-01

    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 goal was to determine whether student perceptions changed over the course of a summer session regarding verbal, visual, tactile, and web-based teaching methodologies. Pretest and post-test surveys were distributed online to students who volunteered to participate in the pilot study. Despite the relatively small sample size, statistically significant results indicated that PT and OT students who participated in this study perceived an improved ability to name major anatomical structures from memory, to draw major anatomical structures from memory, and to explain major anatomical relationships from memory. Students differed in their preferred learning styles. This study demonstrates that the combination of small group learning and digital web-based learning seems to increase PT and OT students' confidence in their anatomical knowledge. Further research is needed to determine which forms of integrated instruction lead to improved student performance in the human gross anatomy laboratory. PMID:21387566

  20. 76 FR 7767 - Student Health Insurance Coverage

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    2011-02-11

    ...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...

  1. 77 FR 16453 - Student Health Insurance Coverage

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    2012-03-21

    ...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...

  2. Occupational safety and health protections against Ebola virus disease.

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    Ringen, Knut; Landrigan, Philip J; O Stull, Jeffrey; Duffy, Richard; Melius, James; McDiarmid, Melissa A

    2015-07-01

    Even as the Ebola epidemic is finally showing signs of remitting, controversy continues regarding the modes of disease transmission, the understanding of which necessarily dictates methods of prevention. The initial public health response to the epidemic was based on assumptions formed during previous outbreaks, and in the belief that transmission was restricted to direct "contact" with other infected patients. However, the current Ebola outbreak differed from previous experiences in its intensity of transmission, speed of spread, and fatality rate and was also particularly unforgiving on health workers occupationally infected. Even with these differences, however, other modes of transmission were not considered by public health authorities, thus denying both the hard-hit health worker populations and the wider public more protective guidance. International Labor Conventions require employers to provide a comprehensive safety program that anticipates work-related risks and specifies strategies for protection against them. Such a precautionary approach is recommended in future epidemic planning, especially where evidence regarding transmission is incomplete. Am. J. Ind. Med. 58:703-714, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:25950864

  3. Occupational stress among staff nurses: Controlling the risk to health

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  4. 29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 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...

  5. 29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 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...

  6. 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 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...

  7. 29 CFR 2200.108 - Official Seal of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 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...

  8. Occupational health for an ageing workforce: do we need a geriatric perspective?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gerald Choon-Huat Koh; David Koh

    2006-01-01

    Extending retirement ages and anti-age discrimination policies will increase the numbers of older workers in the future. Occupational health physicians may have to draw upon the principles and experience of geriatric medicine to manage these older workers. Examples of common geriatric syndromes that will have an impact on occupational health are mild cognitive impairment and falls at the workplace. Shifts

  9. Towards occupational health and safety systems in the construction industry of China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. X. Zeng; Vivian W. Y. Tam; C. M. Tam

    2008-01-01

    Occupational health and safety (OHS) in the construction industry are of grave concern around the world. Some construction firms have implemented their own safety management systems attempting to improve construction safety; however, the implementation of a new international standard: Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 is not commonly adopted in the industry. This paper examines the implementation of

  10. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OF PILOT/SMALL RESEARCH PROJECTS IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the RMCOEH. It is anticipated that four to six research projects safety and health (OSH) and builds on the NIOSH "National Occupational Research Agenda" (NORA). Information regarding NORA is available at the NIOSH site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/. Additional

  11. 76 FR 1460 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Committee Reestablishment

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    2011-01-10

    ...Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656). Authority to establish this Committee is found in Sections...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1), 656(b)), the Federal Advisory Committee...

  12. Occupational exposure to blood and compliance with standard precautions among health care workers in Beijing, China.

    PubMed

    Liu, Xiao-na; Sun, Xin-ying; van Genugten, Lenneke; Shi, Yu-hui; Wang, Yan-ling; Niu, Wen-yi; Richardus, Jan Hendrik

    2014-03-01

    This cross-sectional survey assessed both risk and prevention of health care workers to bloodborne virus transmission in 2 hospitals in Beijing. The identified discrepancy between the high level of occupational blood exposure and suboptimal compliance with standard precautions underscores the urgent need for interventions to enhance occupational safety of health care workers in China. PMID:24581027

  13. How to select publications on occupational health: the usefulness of Medline and the impact factor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J F Gehanno; B. Thirion

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVESPublications in the field of occupational health appear in various journals, including those of other medical specialties. This complicates the follow up of literature for specialists in this field. On the basis of Medline and the impact factor, this diversity was assessed, and a cost effective method for selecting the most pertinent journals in the practice of occupational health was

  14. Pollution Prevention—Occupational Safety and Health in Hospitals: Alternatives and Interventions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Margaret M. Quinn; Thomas P. Fuller; Anila Bello; Catherine J. Galligan

    2006-01-01

    An integrated pollution prevention (P) and occupational safety and health (OSH) worksite intervention and alternatives assessment strategy was developed in hospitals. It was called the Pollution Prevention-Occupational Safety and Health (POSH) assessment for the “Sustainable Hospitals Project.” Methods included (a) developing a participatory intervention model for introducing more environmentally sound, healthy, and safe materials and work practices for specific hospital

  15. Student Health and Counseling Center Peer Health University Network

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Student Health and Counseling Center Peer Health University Network HESC 494 Practicum to the Student Health and Counseling Center? 3. Why would you like to complete your practicum hours through the Student Health and Counseling Center? 4. What do you hope

  16. Comparison of occupational therapy students' perceived skills after traditional and nontraditional fieldwork.

    PubMed

    Gat, Sarah; Ratzon, Navah Z

    2014-01-01

    We studied students' perceptions regarding their professional and personal skills and compared the findings for those who completed community fieldwork (CF) with those completing traditional fieldwork (TF). We also compared the perceptions of CF students whose placement settings had an active occupational therapist present versus those whose settings did not. Results showed no significant differences in perceptions of professional and personal skills between the students involved in CF and those involved in TF. However, students who completed CF in a setting without an active occupational therapist present scored significantly higher in their perception of their personal responsibility, cultural competence, and overall personal skills than students whose fieldwork location had an active occupational therapist present. Our study indicates the value of using various supervisory strategies for occupational therapy students during fieldwork. Further studies are warranted. PMID:24581413

  17. Identification of competencies for Malaysian occupational safety and health professionals.

    PubMed

    Daud, Rabaayah; Ismail, Maimunah; Omar, Zoharah

    2010-01-01

    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

  18. Occupational Safety and Health Activities Conducted across Countries in Asia

    PubMed Central

    Park, Jung-Keun; Khai, Ton T.

    2015-01-01

    Three occupational safety and health (OSH) activities, one international and two national workshops, were documented as part of OSH activities conducted under the International Labor Organization/Korea Partnership Program in the year 2011–2012. This study aimed to provide information on what the three OSH activities were implemented and how they contributed to the improvement of OSH in Asian countries. The international workshop was useful for the participants to understand a variety of information on OSH as well as participatory action-oriented training (PAOT) approaches at the regional and global levels. The two national workshops were practical for participants to strengthen their knowledge and skills on the PAOT at the enterprise and national levels. The study shows that the three OSH activities contributed to the understanding of the participants on OSH and PAOT, and that the activities promoted the improvement of OSH across countries in Asia. PMID:26106515

  19. Occupational Safety and Health Activities Conducted across Countries in Asia.

    PubMed

    Park, Jung-Keun; Khai, Ton T

    2015-06-01

    Three occupational safety and health (OSH) activities, one international and two national workshops, were documented as part of OSH activities conducted under the International Labor Organization/Korea Partnership Program in the year 2011-2012. This study aimed to provide information on what the three OSH activities were implemented and how they contributed to the improvement of OSH in Asian countries. The international workshop was useful for the participants to understand a variety of information on OSH as well as participatory action-oriented training (PAOT) approaches at the regional and global levels. The two national workshops were practical for participants to strengthen their knowledge and skills on the PAOT at the enterprise and national levels. The study shows that the three OSH activities contributed to the understanding of the participants on OSH and PAOT, and that the activities promoted the improvement of OSH across countries in Asia. PMID:26106515

  20. Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues and Solutions, Sophia Antipolis : France (2011)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2011-01-01

    Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues and Solutions, Sophia Antipolis : France (2011)" #12;Managing Occupational Health and Safety in Small, Culturally Diverse Workplaces: Issues and Solutions

  1. Published online in International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health The original publication is available at www.spingerlink.com

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Published online in International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health The original manuscript International archives of occupational and environmental health 14/02/2007; Epub ahead observed for cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms, respiratory system diseases, HRC, ill-defined conditions

  2. [Occupational risk and evaluation of health damage in workers engaged in organochlorine compound production].

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    Basharova, G R; Denisov, E I; Radionova, G K; Karamova, L M

    2003-01-01

    The authors analysed structure and degree of occupational risk in chlorine organic compounds production, revealed a combination of chemical, physical hazards with work burden and determined the work conditions as harmful and dangerous (3.2-3.4). With consideration of most medical and biologic parameters, high level of occupational risk appeared to correspond to significant (from medium to nearly complete) occupational conditionality of the disorders diagnosed. The suggested and approved method to determine occupational conditionality of health disorders at hazardous work conditions could serve as a basis for occupational medical standard. PMID:14593650

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

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    Cheng, Mei-Fang

    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

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

    PubMed Central

    Millar, J D; Myers, M L

    1983-01-01

    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

  5. The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services

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    Subramanian, Venkat

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

  6. The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services

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    Subramanian, Venkat

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

  7. The Habif Health and Wellness Student Health Services

    E-print Network

    Subramanian, Venkat

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

  8. Health Literacy in College Students

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    Ickes, Melinda J.; Cottrell, Randall

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the health literacy levels, and the potential importance of healthy literacy, of college students. Participants: Courses were randomly selected from all upper level undergraduate courses at a large Research I university to obtain a sample size of N = 399. Methods: During the 2007-2008 school year,…

  9. Occupational therapy: cost-effective solutions for changing health system needs.

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    Rexe, Kate; Lammi, Brenda McGibbon; Zweck, Claudia von

    2013-01-01

    Evidence shows occupational therapy interventions are cost-effective in treating or preventing injury and improving health outcomes in areas such as falls prevention, musculoskeletal injury, stroke rehabilitation, early intervention in developmental disabilities, respiratory rehabilitation and home care. Additional research indicates opportunities for occupational therapy to play an increased role in the management of health outcomes in complex and chronic diseases, pain management, non-pharmaceutical mental health interventions, dementia, end-of-life or palliative care and home care. This article aligns the discussion of health system transformation with literature identifying the cost-effectiveness of occupational therapy in Canada. PMID:24863311

  10. Student Participation in Student Health and Counseling Center Hiring Policy

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    Hirsch, Steven R.

    1977-01-01

    A preliminary report is presented of the University of Southern California Student Health Advisory Subcommittee on Health and Counseling Center Personnel, a screening panel examining, with student participation, the personality, attitudes, and sincerity of prospective employees. (MJB)

  11. [Indoor air quality and occupational health, past and present].

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    Maroni, M

    2004-01-01

    The expression "indoor pollution" of residential, office and public buildings appeared for the first time in western societies toward the end of the '60s to indicate a complex phenomenon as important to public health as that of the "outdoor air pollution" or even more so. The demonstration of the toxic effects of passive smoking, radon, and other chemical and biological pollutants present in office and residential environments has prompted a wide spectrum of research into health risks, has led to position-taking by national and international authorities, and has given rise to a new scientific multi-disciplinary field of research, with respective international associations, scientific journals, and international conferences attended by thousands of participants. In Italy, since 1988, several scientific conferences have been organised and these have led to institutional initiatives such as the Commission set up in 1990 by the Italian Environment Ministry and the Commission set up in 1998 by the Italian Ministry of Health. The latter produced a Prevention Plan for Health Protection and Promotion in Indoor Environments which, for the first time, tackles indoor air pollution in a systematic way and provides an overall picture of the health and economic impact of the main illnesses related to indoor pollution on society. Decree 626/94 has also been affected, in some way, by these new scientific findings and in art. 33 has produced an update of the old art. 9 of the Decree 303/56. The attention to the subject of indoor air quality, in addition to that of offices and commercial buildings, has turned in more recent years to special environments such as schools and hospitals, resulting in the production of important publications. The modern frontier of research on indoor and outdoor air hazards is represented by fine air particulate matter. A large number of worldwide epidemiological studies have revealed that the daily variation in fine and ultra-fine particle air concentration in urban areas is associated with the simultaneous daily variation in the morbidity and mortality of the general population. The particle-linked increase in mortality has been attributed to respiratory and cardiovascular toxic effects, but the mechanisms by which urban air particles (indoor and outdoor) induce worsening of respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases are so far unknown and are the subject of intense investigation. Workers employed in the tertiary sector (offices, trade, banking, hospitals, schools, etc.) now account for 80% of the Italian labour force and the occupational physician is increasingly requested to assess the risk and monitor the health status of tertiary sector workers. These working environments are believed to be healthy and lacking in specific health risk factors, but such a belief is often only the result of the limited knowledge that employers, workers and the physicians themselves have about these environments and the results of international research studies over the last forty years. This issue is surely at the centre of the interest of our discipline and of public health throughout the developed western world and represents an ongoing challenge for the occupational physician, with new research topics and new problems to deal with. Recent issues include SARS and the defence of buildings and the air of working environments against terrorism attacks, such as the use of anthrax dust. PMID:15584445

  12. Evidence-based practice in occupational health: description and application of an implementation effectiveness model.

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    Sheldon, Michael R

    2007-01-01

    Work-related muscuoloskeletal disorders (WMSDs) continue to represent the most costly category of occupational diseases. There is a growing body of literature regarding the causal nature of these injuries and effective intervention strategies. In this context, the consistent utilization of evidence-based practice (EBP) to address these problems can be viewed as one indicator of occupational health effectiveness. However, the routine integration of EBP remains elusive in occupational and physical therapy practice, including the occupational health arena. This article describes an implementation effectiveness model from the field of organizational management and applies it to the implementation of EBP within the occupational health practice arena. As a predictive or evaluative tool regarding implementation success, the model can assist clinic managers and clinicians in developing targeted approaches to EBP initiatives within any health care facility. PMID:17726289

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

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    Walters, Norma J.

    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…

  14. Fungal contamination in swine: a potential occupational health threat.

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

    2013-01-01

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

  15. Occupational health status of sawmill workers in Nigeria.

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    Fatusi, A; Erhabor, G

    1996-08-01

    The health impact of exposure to sawdusts on 59 sawmill workers from southwest Nigeria was studied. Workers were chosen by a two-stage random sampling method from 15 privately owned sawmills. Peak flow and spirometric measurements were obtained from all workers. They also underwent a structured questionnaire which elicited occupationally related symptoms. Age and sex matched controls consisting of 199 workers from similar socio-economic backgrounds as the subjects underwent similar questionnaire and lung function tests. Results showed a high prevalence of respiratory symptoms, principally cough, chest pain and sputum production, among the workers. Most of the workers also had high prevalence of conjunctivitis, skin irritation and hearing difficulties when compared with controls. Pulmonary function parameters were also significantly lower (p < 0.05 in sawmill workers than controls). Although a large number (94.9%) of the workers were aware of the potential hazards of exposure to sawdusts, less than 20% wore protective masks. Our study highlights the need for health and safety regulation in the workplace. There is also a need for improved methods of dust control in factories with high levels of dust particulates, particularly in the developing world. PMID:8783853

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

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    Weiss, Marjorie D

    2009-07-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. Managing Occupational Therapy in Rural Education: O.T. Student Perceptions of Adaptive Classroom Behaviors.

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    Dunn, Winnie; Hughes, Paula

    This report describes the Managing Occupational Therapy in Rural Education (MORE) a project that is designing a preservice training curriculum for occupational therapy students preparing to work in rural settings. Therapists need to have an understanding of rural school systems, educational aims, philosophy, and the structure of the system itself…

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

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

    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…

  1. National Institutes of Health | Office of Research Services | Division of Occupational Health and Safety Submit your image of

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    and Safety Submit your image of workplace safety and health Aug 1 - Sept 30 The National Institutes of Health with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS). The goal of the contest

  2. Sentinel Health Events (Occupational): A Basis forPhysician Recognition AndPublic Health Surveillance

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    DAVIDD. RUTSTEIN; ROBERTJ. MULLAN; TODD M. FRAZIER

    A Sentinel Health Event(SHE)isa preventable disease, disability, oruntimely death whoseoccurrence serves asa warning signal thatthequality ofpreventive and\\/or therapeutic medical caremayneedtobeimproved. A SHE(Occupational) isa disease, disability, oruntimely death which isoccupationally related andwhoseoccurrence may:1)provide theimpetus forepidemiolog- icorindustrial hygiene studies; or2)serve asawarning signal that materials substitution, engineering control, personal protection, or medical caremayberequired. Thepresent SHE(O)list encom- passes 50disease conditions that arelinked totheworkplace. Only

  3. What's the difference between the Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, and the MSc in Occupational Safety and

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    What's the difference between the Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, and the MSc in Occupational Safety and Health? AD May 2010 Since 2007-8, the Centre for Safety and Health at Work in the UCD School of Public Health

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Wolman, Jean

    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…

  6. Student Mental Health: Reframing the "Problem"

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    Bertram, Margaret

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Health Educator Believability and College Student Self-Rated Health

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. Discrepancies between Students' Health Education Knowledge and Health Practice.

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    Afaga, Lorna; And Others

    Although most health education programs have focused on knowledge as the major outcome, there is conflicting information about the impact of knowledge-based programs on health behaviors. This study compared student health knowledge and health practices by administering tests and questionnaires to 1,371 students in grades three and six, and junior…

  9. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health projects for Fiscal Year 1987

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    1987-05-01

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal lead agency in health for preventing occupational diseases and injuries. Because NIOSH is a scientific institute, not a regulatory agency, its influence on the prevention of occupational-health problems depends, to a large extent, upon the scientific quality of its findings and recommendations. In short, NIOSH fulfills its leadership mission through suasion based on scientific integrity. NIOSH Projects for Fiscal Year 1987 are faithful to the prevention of the top ten leading work-related diseases and injuries.

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

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    Whyte, A. A.

    1980-01-01

    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.

  11. BYU Student Health Center PO Box 24800

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    Hart, Gus

    )422-0761 Authorization to Release Health Information Also known as PHI (personal health information) Patient medical record at the BYU Student Health Center is confidential. Information from your medical record to the BYU Student Health Center (SHC) to release information from my medical records concerning the MEDICAL

  12. Guidelines for Health Services for Migrant Students.

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    Strazicich, Mirko, Ed.

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  14. GRADUATE STUDENT Department of Health Informatics and

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    Selmic, Sandra

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

  15. Climate Change and Occupational Safety and Health: Establishing a Preliminary Framework

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    Paul A. Schulte; HeeKyoung Chun

    2009-01-01

    The relationship between global climate change and occupational safety and health has not been extensively characterized. To begin such an effort, it may be useful to develop a framework for identifying how climate change could affect the workplace; workers; and occupational morbidity, mortality, and injury. This article develops such a framework based on a review of the published scientific literature

  16. The Development of an Action Plan for a Post-Graduate School of Occupational Health.

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    Fink, C. Dennis; Bushnell, David S.

    Despite the growth in interest and concern for occupational health, few formal programs in occupational medicine exist. Most physicians practicing in the field have had to pursue their post-graduate education on a piecemeal basis with short-term workshops and self-study programs. Recognizing the need for systematically meeting the post-graduate…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. Effectiveness of Experiential and Verbal Occupational Therapy Groups in a Community Mental Health Setting

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    Mary Beth Bickes; Shelley N. Deloache; Julie R. Dicer; Stephanie C. Miller

    2001-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of occupation-based verbal therapy and occupation-based experiential therapy in the facilitation of money management skills in consumers of community mental health services. It was hypothesized that participants would demonstrate overall improvement and that the experiential group would demonstrate more improvement than the verbal group. Results indicated that although overall performance did improve, no significant difference

  19. A Model of Human Occupation Perspective on the Mental Health of Immigrant Women in Canada

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    Siew Wan Khoo; Rebecca M. Renwick

    1989-01-01

    Although immigrant women constitute a relatively large sector of Canadian society, the occupational therapy literature offers neither an analysis of their mental health needs nor any specific approach to addressing these. Because of this group's diversity on a number of dimensions, this paper focuses on non-English speaking, working-class immigrant women. The Model of Human Occupation is employed as a theoretical

  20. 1 Klinic Student Health Services 2 Housing & Student Life Office

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    Martin, Jeff

    & Found Library The Malecon (Diversity Foods Cafeteria) Faculty of Arts Global College Student Service Student Centre Bryce Hall Faculty of Theology The AnX Bookstore Garbonzo's Pizza Pub Clinic The Richardson1 Klinic Student Health Services 2 Housing & Student Life Office 3 Daycare 4 McFeetors Hall Student

  1. Do knowledge infrastructure facilities support Evidence-Based Practice in occupational health? An exploratory study across countries among occupational physicians enrolled on EBM courses

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    N. I. R. Hugenholtz; K. Nieuwenhuijsen; J. K. Sluiter; Dijk van F. J. H

    2009-01-01

    ABSTRACT\\\\BACKGROUND:Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an important method used by occupational physicians (OPs) to deliver high quality health care. The presence and quality of a knowledge infrastructure is thought to influence the practice of EBM in occupational health care. This study explores the facilities in the knowledge infrastructure being used by OPs in different countries, and their perceived importance for EBM

  2. Occupational stress and health outcome among British and German managers

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    B. D. Kirkcaldy; R. M. Trimpop; S. Williams

    2002-01-01

    A large sample of German and British managers selected from the private and public sectors completed the pressure management indicator (PMI). The PMI is a 120-item self-report questionnaire developed from the occupational stress indicator (OSI). The PMI provides a global measure as well as differentiated profiles of occupational stress. Outcome measures include work satisfaction, organisational security, organisational satisfaction, and commitment,

  3. An Analysis of Occupational Therapy Theoretical Approaches for Mental Health

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    Gerald W. Sharrott

    1986-01-01

    Occupational therapy's claim to be holistic, and its inclusion of four primary concepts in its definition and philosophical basc require that thc theoretical basis of any occupational therapy approach acknowledge a phenomenological dimension in the human being. Those four concepts arc: Self-actualization; intrinsic motivation; active participation; staisfaction of person and social requirements for productivity. An analysis of the major theoretical

  4. The Dearth of Mental Health Research in Occupational Therapy.

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    Gibson, Diane

    1984-01-01

    Reasons for the lack of research in occupational therapy include small numbers of doctoral level occupational therapists, the psychobehavioral/biochemical dichotomy, the lack of a theoretical framework, the level of research instruction, the impact of a predominantly female profession, and the attitudes of institutions. (SK)

  5. [Nursing accidents at the workplace and their relation with the security and occupational health status].

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    Rodríguez Sánchez, Mario H; Martínez Lugo, Miguel E; Andújar Rojas, Carlos A

    2003-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the accidents and incidents that take place in the workplace and their relationship with the occupational health and safety climate. The sample for this study was chosen by convenience and was composed of 154 professional nurses. The Occupational Health and Safety Climate Scale. (Roduguez et al., 2000) was used for the research. The results of the study reveal that the variables that contribute to understanding the determinants of the occupational health and safety climate are the individual's relationships with peers and supervisors, the number of trainings in the area of occupational health and safety and the number of accidents that the individual has experienced. PMID:14768506

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

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    Krovi, Venkat

    , nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists are expected to learn musculoskeletal anatomy (andAbstract--Doctors, dentists, nurses, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and allied health interaction with human musculoskeletal simulation models (virtual prototypes) that can make varied "what

  7. 48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

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    2011-10-01

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

  8. 48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  9. 48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  10. 48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  11. 48 CFR 1371.113 - Department of Labor occupational safety and health standards for ship repair.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

  12. Improving the quality of workers' compensation health care delivery: the Washington State Occupational Health Services Project.

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    Wickizer, T M; Franklin, G; Plaeger-Brockway, R; Mootz, R D

    2001-01-01

    This article has summarized research and policy activities undertaken in Washington State over the past several years to identify the key problems that result in poor quality and excessive disability among injured workers, and the types of system and delivery changes that could best address these problems in order to improve the quality of occupational health care provided through the workers' compensation system. Our investigations have consistently pointed to the lack of coordination and integration of occupational health services as having major adverse effects on quality and health outcomes for workers' compensation. The Managed Care Pilot Project, a delivery system intervention, focused on making changes in how care is organized and delivered to injured workers. That project demonstrated robust improvements in disability reduction; however, worker satisfaction suffered. Our current quality improvement initiative, developed through the Occupational Health Services Project, synthesizes what was learned from the MCP and other pilot studies to make delivery system improvements. This initiative seeks to develop provider incentives and clinical management processes that will improve outcomes and reduce the burden of disability on injured workers. Fundamental to this approach are simultaneously preserving workers' right to choose their own physician and maintaining flexibility in the provision of individualized care based on clinical need and progress. The OHS project then will be a "real world" test to determine if aligning provider incentives and giving physicians the tools they need to optimize occupational health delivery can demonstrate sustainable reduction in disability and improvements in patient and employer satisfaction. Critical to the success of this initiative will be our ability to: (1) enhance the occupational health care management skills and expertise of physicians who treat injured workers by establishing community-based Centers of Occupational Health and Education; (2) design feasible methods of monitoring patient outcomes and satisfaction with the centers and with the providers working with them in order to assess their effectiveness and value; (3) establish incentives for improved outcomes and worker and employer satisfaction through formal agreements with the centers and providers; and (4) develop quality indicators for the three targeted conditions (low back sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures) that serve as the basis for both quality improvement processes and performance-based contracting. What lessons or insights does our experience offer thus far? The primary lesson is the importance of making effective partnerships and collaborations. Our policy and research activities have benefited significantly from the positive relationship the DLI established with the practice community through the Washington State Medical and Chiropractic Associations and from the DLI's close association with the Healthcare Subcommittee of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee. This committee is established by state regulation and serves as a forum for dialogue between the committee and the employer and labor communities. Our experience thus underscores the importance of establishing broad-based support for delivery system innovations. Our research activities have also benefited from the close collaboration between DLI program staff and UW health services researchers. The DLI staff brought important program and policy experience, along with an appreciation of the context and environment within which the research, policy, and R&D activities were conducted. The UW research team brought scientific rigor and methodological expertise to the design and implementation of the research and policy activities. In Washington State, the DLI represents a "single payer" for the purposes of workers' compensation. As discussed earlier, Washington State, along with five other states, has a state-fund system that requires all employers that are not self-insured to purchase workers' compensation insurance t

  13. The unique health needs of young women: application for occupational health professionals.

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    Graves, Virginia A

    2005-07-01

    This article presents some alternate views on how young women maintain health and how occupational health nurses can intervene with illness. These interventions are based on relational theories that address the importance of healthy connections for health and growth, and propose disconnections as what (Miller & Stiver, 1977): underlies many of the problems common to women in particular, including depression, various forms of anxiety, eating problems, and so-called personality disorders." (p. 81) Interventions outlined include teaching young women and families how to deconstruct damaging media images and creating groups for young women or parents as a venue to learn (e.g., signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and knowing how interaction in the group can be an intervention in itself). Offering parents and other adults support and resources to help them discuss health issues with young women will provide a way for young women to examine healthy choices more accurately. The occupational health nurse can teach the importance of keeping connected during an illness and refer clients to an EAP for additional support. Knowing that some young women do not have homes where they receive adequate safe and healthy messages reinforces the value of a nurse and managers to create a caring and respectful climate in the workplace. The effectiveness of applying relational theories to health care is evidenced when professionals offer young women a resonant relationship, with mutuality and respect which fosters a safe environment for voicing health concerns (Slater, Guthrie, & Boyd, 2001). Occupational health nurses can also make a difference for young women within their own communities. Whether taking social action in a town meeting, addressing media influences, writing a letter when offended, or supporting local and national girls' organizations, nurses' input is valuable. Interactions with girls outside the workplace are also important. Young women often consider relationships with the older women in their lives (e.g., mothers, aunts, parents for whom they babysit) to be among the most valuable. With cultural messages normalizing unhealthy behaviors and health consequences, young women can benefit greatly from their relationships with adult relatives and friends who care enough to stay connected. PMID:16097106

  14. Occupational stress, mental health status and stress management behaviors among secondary school teachers in Hong Kong

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    Sharron SK Leung; Yim Wah Mak; Ying Yu Chui; Vico CL Chiang; Angel CK Lee

    2009-01-01

    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 (OSI-R), Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21), and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) II.Setting The

  15. Standard Precautions: Occupational Exposure and Behavior of Health Care Workers in Ethiopia

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    Ayalu A. Reda; Shiferaw Fisseha; Bezatu Mengistie; Jean-Michel Vandeweerd; Srikanth Tripathy

    2010-01-01

    BackgroundOccupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a serious concern for health care workers, and presents a major risk for the transmission of infections such as HIV and hepatitis viruses. The objective of this study was to investigate occupational exposures and behavior of health care workers (HCWs) in eastern Ethiopia.MethodsWe surveyed 475 HCWs working in 10 hospitals and 20

  16. The role of the occupational therapist in adolescent mental health: A critical review of the literature

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    Laura Hardaker; Elizabeth J. Halcomb; Rhonda Griffiths; Natalie Bolzan; Karen Arblaster

    2007-01-01

    There are substantial bodies of literature focusing on mental health and the mental health of young people. There is also a growing body of knowledge relating to the professional role of the occupational therapists in mental health. However, there is a marked gap that brings these areas together. Adolescence is a time of heightened stress, with as many as one

  17. Animal Care and Use Occupational Health Program 1.0 Regulatory Authority

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    de Lijser, Peter

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

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

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    National Rural Health Care Association, Kansas City, MO.

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

  19. 76 FR 25342 - Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Children's Health...

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    2011-05-04

    ...government, academia (including a graduate level student representative), NGOs, public health practitioners, pediatricians, obstetrics, occupational medicine, community nurses, environmental groups, health groups, health research, epidemiology and...

  20. Is Occupation a Good Predictor of Self-Rated Health in China?

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    Wu, Zhijun; Jian, Weiyan; Chan, Kit Yee

    2015-01-01

    Background China’s rapidly changing economic landscape has led to widening social inequalities. Occupational status in terms of occupational type and prestige may reflect these socio-structural shifts of social position and be more predictive of self-rated health status than income and education, which may only reflect more gradual acquisitions of social status over time. The goals of this study were to understand the role of occupational status in predicting self-rated health, which is well known to be associated with long-term mortality, as well as compare the occupational status to the other major socioeconomic indicators of income and education. Methods Data from the 2010 baseline surveys of the China Family Panel Studies, which utilized multi-stage probability sampling with implicit stratification was used. Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship of various socioeconomic indicators (i.e. occupational status, income, and education) with self-rated health as the primary outcome of interest. A series of models considered the associations of occupational category or occupational prestige with self-rated health. Results The final sample consisted of 14,367 employed adults aged 18–60, which was nationally representative of working adults in China. We found that occupation was not a major predictor of self-rated health in China when age, ethnicity, location, marital status, physical and mental health status were controlled for, with the exception of women working in lower grade management and professional jobs (OR = 1.82, 95% CI: 1.03–3.22). In comparison, income followed by education exhibited greater association with self-rated health. The highest income group had the least probability to report poor health (In men: OR = 0.30, 95% CI: 0.21–0.43. In women: OR = 0.44, 95% CI: 0.26–0.73). People educated with junior high school had better self-rated health than those with primary and below education level (In men: OR = 0.62, 95% CI: 0.50–0.75. In women: OR = 0.53, 95% CI: 0.42–0.68). Income, education and occupation were correlated with each other. Conclusions Within the context of rapid societal changes in China, income and its implications for greater healthcare access and benefits had the greatest association with self-rated health followed by education. Occupational status was not associated. Occupational categories and prestige should be better adapted to reflect China’s unique sociopolitical and historical context. PMID:25951087

  1. Three essays in labor and health economics: individual decisions on occupation, labor supply, and demand for heatlh 

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    Shin, Ja Eun

    2005-08-29

    In this dissertation, I examine individual decisions in occupational choice, labor supply, and health care utilization. Occupational choice decisions of female college graduates on whether to teach or not are analyzed to ...

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

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    2014-01-01

    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

  3. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE

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    Dai, Pengcheng

    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/her employment status changes to a status that makes him/her ineligible for the university sponsored student

  4. STAFF GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    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

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  6. NIOSH recommendations for occupational safety and health. Compendium of policy documents and statements

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    This publication provides a comprehensive list of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents that contain recommendations for safety and health standards in the workplace. The document includes two major sections. Section A lists all NIOSH documents containing recommendations for chemical, physical, and other hazards in the workplace. Section B contains the NIOSH recommended exposure limits (RELs) for all of these hazards, as well as the adverse health effects for chemical and physical hazards. Five appendices include additional information about classes of chemicals and RELs adopted or revised during rulemaking activity by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1988.

  7. Instructing occupational therapy students in use of theory to guide practice.

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    Ikiugu, Moses N; Smallfield, Stacy

    2015-04-01

    We investigated the effectiveness of instructing students in occupational therapy practice models to facilitate their competence in applying theory in clinical practice. Course evaluation data were gathered and analyzed retrospectively. We found that perceived understanding of theory and its application improved significantly after instruction. The students' perceived competence in theory use predicted their level of confidence in their assessment and intervention skills. We concluded that emphasis on instruction of students in the use of occupational therapy practice models could be a viable method of improving practice through consistent use of theoretical guidelines in clinical reasoning. PMID:25821888

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

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    Matson, James; Stokes, Tad

    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…

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

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    Southworth, Julie; Kammerer, William R.

    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…

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

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    Zeldenryk, Lynne; Bradey, Scott

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Perlman, Cynthia; Weston, Cynthia; Gisel, Erika

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    King, Maribeth L.; Huse, Vanessa E.

    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…

  14. Occupational Therapy Students' First Year Fieldwork Experiences: Discovering the Complexity of Culture.

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    Dyck, Isabel; Forwell, Sue

    1997-01-01

    A study investigated 17 occupational therapy students' perceptions of the development of cultural competencies. A sense of Canadian-ness informed how students defined cultural difference in a clinical setting, and their own reflections of the concept of culture shaped their response to differences. (Author/JOW)

  15. Action Learning: Facilitating Real Change for Part-Time Occupational Therapy Students

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    Walsh, Susan; Fegan, Colette

    2007-01-01

    This study explored the use of action learning with first-year part-time occupational therapy students. The aims were: (1) to identify the issues raised by students relating to their needs on the course and any changes they made; (2) to explore the influence of action learning in facilitating change. It was also hoped that through action learning…

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

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    Tickle-Degnen, Linda; Puccinelli, Nancy M.

    1999-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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

    1999-01-01

    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

  19. Worker control over occupational health services: the development of legal rights in the EEC.

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    Gevers, J K

    1985-01-01

    This article presents an analysis of the legal developments with respect to worker control over occupational health services. It gives a survey of legislation in the member states of the European Economic Community (EEC), in particular as to how worker involvement in occupational health services is organized and what it entails in terms of access to information, supervision of the health expert's work, and participation in decisions on selection of service and staff. Although worker participation in the organization and functioning of occupational health services is recognized as a matter of principle in several countries, disparity exists concerning the arrangements adopted for this purpose. It is shown, that - on the whole - legal rights concerning the supervision of the health specialist's work remain rather limited in scope. Finally, the question is discussed which legislative measures could improve the workers' position vis-à-vis occupational health services and their professional staff and to what extent the transformation of occupational health services into public institutions would remove the limitations inherent in any form of worker participation at enterprise level. PMID:3997324

  20. Occupational medicine, toxicology, biological monitoring, safety and environmental health, occupational hygiene

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wai-On Phoon

    1997-01-01

    Presents a summary of the research literature on the title topics, performed in the countries of Asia and the pacific rim. Mentions for occupational medicine a series of Chinese clinical trials on the use of drug agents for the treatment of silicosis, and the possible use of herbal remedies for a variety of skin disease problems. Discusses the use of

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

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    Lathrop, Janice

    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…

  2. YOUR HEALTH SERVICE Rensselaer's Student Health Center is

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    Salama, Khaled

    a physician Medical Director, a psychiatrist Counseling Director, a physician, two physician assistantsYOUR HEALTH SERVICE Rensselaer's Student Health Center is a comprehensive accredited physician, a nurse- practitioner, three registered nurses, a medical assistant, four psychologists, two social

  3. Student Health and Counseling Center Peer Health University Network

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Student Health and Counseling Center Peer Health University Network PHUN Hut Leader Application and Counseling Center? YES NO 7. Are you available Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am? YES NO 8. Can you commit 3

  4. Case studies of occupational health management in the engineering construction industry.

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    Gyi, D E; Haslam, R A; Gibb, A G

    1998-05-01

    Construction workers are exposed to considerable hazards carrying a health risk, e.g., dusts, fumes, noise and manual handling, yet there is often poor occupational health service provision particularly for subcontracted labourers. This paper presents seven case studies from large, engineering construction organizations, concerning current practice in occupational health management. The results supported the fact that data and records regarding health-related absence were limited and inconsistent, and that little existed in terms of medicals and health surveillance, particularly in the case of subcontracted workers. The main difficulties envisaged were reported to be the sizeable costs involved; the temporary and mobile work force; demonstrating cost-benefits to top management and a lack of interest amongst workers, perhaps exacerbated by the threat of lost livelihood. Managers also admitted limited health expertise and knowledge of the wider role health professionals could play in health management. Training and further research in this area are indicated. PMID:9800426

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

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    Mu, Keli; Royeen, Charlotte

    2004-01-01

    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…

  6. Mental Health Resources on UAA Campus Student Health and

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    Duddleston, Khrys

    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

  7. Value Proposition of Student Health Insurance Plans

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    Devoto, Stephen H.

    and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as PPACA, ACA, or Obamacare, has left many questioning the value Health Insurance Plan? It may be the more affordable option! Student Health Insurance Plans offer lower

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

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

    2014-07-01

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

  9. 78 FR 44947 - Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

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    2013-07-25

    ...government, academia (including a graduate level student representative), NGOs, public health practitioners, pediatricians, obstetrics, occupational medicine, community nurses, environmental groups, health groups, health research, epidemiology and...

  10. Accommodating student learning styles and preferences in an online occupational therapy course.

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    Doyle, Nancy Wolcott; Jacobs, Karen

    2013-01-01

    Occupational therapy's online education must be research-based and inclusive. One way to provide a more inclusive online learning experience is to attend to individual learning styles and preferences. This study uses the best available evidence on learning styles and online education to develop, implement, and study occupational therapy students' experiences with an online learning module and related assignment. Eight students consented to take an online survey after completing a learning module and related assignment in an online post-professional graduate course in occupational therapy. The survey explored their learning experience and its applicability to clinical work. Data gathered from multiple-choice, Likert-scale, and open-ended questions were descriptively analyzed. Results from this study suggest that students find the study of learning styles and preferences enjoyable and applicable to their clinical work, but are often motivated by factors such as time and technology when selecting the format of a course assignment. PMID:23324674

  11. NIOSH comments to DOL on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed rule on occupational exposure to cadmium by R. W. Niemeier, October 18, 1990

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    Not Available

    1990-10-18

    The testimony contains the comments of NIOSH regarding the proposed rule on occupational exposure to cadmium (7440439). The testimony contains a NIOSH summary by occupations of workers exposed to cadmium, the final submission from NIOSH on the measurement of cadmium in blood and urine, and the finalized NIOSH health hazard evaluation on exposure to cadmium at Gates Energy Products, Incorporated.

  12. Whole-body vibration-related health disorders in occupational medicine - an international comparison.

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    Johanning, Eckardt

    2015-07-01

    Workers with whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure are likely to report non-specific health complaints. Health and safety providers may not recognise such occupational injuries and may be unfamiliar with appropriate exposure assessment and prevention. This is a review of clinical studies, medical evidence, differential diagnostic evaluation protocols, surveillance programmes, national and international standards, and interventions recommendations utilising PubMed and other online resources. In summary, several studies show a clear trend: with increasing duration and intensity of occupational WBV exposure, primarily musculoskeletal or neurological disorders of the spine occur. Other organ damage has also been reported. In some European Union countries, spinal injury caused by WBV is recognised as an occupational disease and may be compensable. The WBV-related injury diagnosis includes a review of the work history, exposure assessment and differential diagnostic evaluation. WBV health surveillance should assess health status of WBV-exposed workers and address preventive measures. PMID:25655650

  13. Interaction of Occupational and Personal Risk Factors in Workforce Health and Safety

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    Pandalai, Sudha; Wulsin, Victoria; Chun, HeeKyoung

    2012-01-01

    Most diseases, injuries, and other health conditions experienced by working people are multifactorial, especially as the workforce ages. Evidence supporting the role of work and personal risk factors in the health of working people is frequently underused in developing interventions. Achieving a longer, healthy working life requires a comprehensive preventive approach. To help develop such an approach, we evaluated the influence of both occupational and personal risk factors on workforce health. We present 32 examples illustrating 4 combinatorial models of occupational hazards and personal risk factors (genetics, age, gender, chronic disease, obesity, smoking, alcohol use, prescription drug use). Models that address occupational and personal risk factors and their interactions can improve our understanding of health hazards and guide research and interventions. PMID:22021293

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Code of Sustainable Practice in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety for Corporations.

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    Castleman, Barry; Allen, Barbara; Barca, Stefania; Bohme, Susanna Rankin; Henry, Emmanuel; Kaur, Amarjit; Massard-Guilbaud, Genvieve; Melling, Joseph; Menendez-Navarro, Alfredo; Renfrew, Daniel; Santiago, Myrna; Sellers, Christopher; Tweedale, Geoffrey; Zalik, Anna; Zavestoski, Stephen

    2008-01-01

    At a conference held at Stony Brook University in December 2007, "Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World," participants endorsed a Code of Sustainable Practice in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety for Corporations. The Code outlines practices that would ensure corporations enact the highest health and environmentally protective measures in all the locations in which they operate. Corporations should observe international guidelines on occupational exposure to air contaminants, plant safety, air and water pollutant releases, hazardous waste disposal practices, remediation of polluted sites, public disclosure of toxic releases, product hazard labeling, sale of products for specific uses, storage and transport of toxic intermediates and products, corporate safety and health auditing, and corporate environmental auditing. Protective measures in all locations should be consonant with the most protective measures applied anywhere in the world, and should apply to the corporations' subsidiaries, contractors, suppliers, distributors, and licensees of technology. Key words: corporations, sustainability, environmental protection, occupational health, code of practice. PMID:18686726

  16. An Exploratory Study of Web-Based Supports for Occupational Therapy Students During Level II Fieldwork.

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    Wooster, Donna

    2004-01-01

    SUMMARY Occupational therapy students often experience high levels of anxiety about transitioning from the academic student role to the fieldwork student role. The separation from their classmates and the geographical relocation may isolate some students. Additionally, the quality and quantity of on-site supports available to individual students vary with each placement. A web-based resource was designed to assist occupational therapy students from the University of South Alabama with the transition from student role in an academic environment to level II fieldwork in off-campus work environments. Participation was voluntary and no grades were assigned. Students were invited to participate as needed with their classmates for support and information sharing. Resources were provided asynchronously so students could access them whenever and wherever they could gain access to the Internet. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data was conducted. Data analysis included frequency of web-based communication, analysis of emerging themes based on the communication, outcome of student fieldwork performance, and students' perceptions based on their participation. The information gained during this exploratory study could be useful to other faculty in developing similar web-based resources to promote student success. Additionally, the technology skills gained by the students are hoped to improve their confidence to participate in web-based professional list serves and distance education opportunities in the future. PMID:23944662

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

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    Molak, V.

    1991-01-01

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

  18. Identification and Utilization of Employer Requirements for Entry-Level Health Occupations Workers. Final Report.

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    Zukowski, James J.

    The purpose of a research project was to identify employer expectations regarding entry-level competency requirements for selected assistance-level health occupations. Physicians, dentists, and other health professionals reviewed lists of competencies associated with the performance of assistance-level employees in nursing, medical laboratory, and…

  19. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Publications Catalog, 7th edition

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-03-01

    The publication is a cumulative catalog of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) numbered publications, Health Hazard Evaluation/Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance (HHE/HETA) reports, Contract (CON) reports, Industrywide Study (IW) reports, Control Technology (CT) reports, and Miscellaneous Reports since 1972. The Edition marks the 10th Anniversary of the NIOSH Publications Catalog (1977-1987).

  20. Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS). Hazardous Materials Control Module. Operators' guide

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    R. H. Fiddleman; K. D. Miller

    1987-01-01

    This guide explains how a user interacts with the Hazardous Materials Control (HMC) module of the Naval Medical Command's (NAVMED) Navy Occupational Health Information Management System (NOHIMS). The Industrial Hygiene (IH) office can use the HMC module to inform employees of health and safety hazards in the workplace and to track the movement of hazardous materials through the facility. The

  1. 78 FR 21977 - Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)

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    2013-04-12

    ...Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656). Authority to establish this Committee is at Sections...the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1), 656(b)), the Federal Advisory Committee...

  2. Workers' perceptions, knowledge and responses regarding occupational health and safety: A report on a Canadian study

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    Vivienne Walters; Ted Haines

    1988-01-01

    This paper presents data from interviews with 492 rank and file workers. It examines aspects of workers' perceptions, knowledge and actions regarding workplace hazards and views these as indicators of the potential strength of labour in improving occupational health and safety. Respondents had a strong consciousness of ways in which their work might damage their health and they or their

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

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    Godbey, Frank W.

    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…

  4. The Occupational Safety and Health Act: Its Goals and Its Achievements. Evaluative Studies Series.

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    Smith, Robert Stewart

    The safety and health mandate of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is examined in reference to its effectiveness in reducing injuries and its consistency with the goal of promoting general welfare. Chapter 1 describes the essential features of the act and its administration to date, and analyzes the mandate as revealed by legislative…

  5. An Overview Of The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health (NIOSH) Activity In Nonionizing Radiation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moss, C. Eugene

    1980-10-01

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a major component of the Center for Disease Control in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (DHEW). Headquarters for NIOSH are located in Rockville, Maryland, with laboratory facilities in Morgantown, West Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio. NIOSH has approximately 900 employees with about 60% located in Cincinnati.

  6. Health Occupations Curriculum. Skills and Theory for Practical Nurse. Units 16 and 17.

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

    Part of a health occupations program, these instructional units consist of materials for use by those who are studying to become practical nurses. Unit 16 deals with basic concepts in the nursing of the aged, in community health, and in the legal responsibilities of the practical nurse. Covered next are nursing care procedures for adults with the…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  8. To assert or not to assert: conflict management and occupational therapy students.

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    Landa-Gonzalez, Belkis

    2008-01-01

    As occupational therapists prepare to fulfill the vision of the profession and face the challenges of this century, asserting themselves professionally and effectively collaborating with others is of critical importance. The conflict resolution behaviors used to manage current and future practice environments have significant implications for job retention, work climate, patient care and the development of professional relationships. The literature suggests that occupational therapy students tend to use unassertive forms of conflict management. In an effort to identify potential inconsistencies between students' tendencies and professional demands, this study examined the conflict resolution behaviors that graduate, traditional, and nontraditional occupational therapy students, are likely to use (n = 145). The design of the study was descriptive and correlational. The Thomas Kilmann's MODE instrument and a Conflict Case questionnaire were used as measures of the conflict resolution styles. Results indicated that traditional students favored collaborating while nontraditional students preferred competing and avoiding. The management strategies used by the two groups differed based on the outcome focus and the power relationship between disputants. Findings are relevant for occupational therapy education and continuing professional development. Training in conflict management strategies that would strengthen students' assertiveness and interpersonal skills would be helpful in fostering the leadership needed for fulfilling the profession's vision. PMID:23930758

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

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

    2010-11-01

    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

  10. Patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in an Occupational Health Clinic: Presentation and Follow-Up

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    Michael B. Lax; Paul K. Henneberger

    1995-01-01

    Thirty-five people with work-related Multiple Chemical Sensitivities were studied to learn about the onset and progression of illness. The subjects were selected from patients at an occupational health clinic. Individuals were identified as subjects if they fulfilled a seven-point case definition for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and if onset of symptoms was related to workplace exposures. Three occupational exposures to solvents,

  11. Mental health, job satisfaction and occupational stress among UK teachers

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    Cheryl J. Travers; Cary L. Cooper

    1993-01-01

    This paper presents the findings of a large-scale nationwide investigation into stress among teachers in the UK, Data were collected via a questionnaire, from a random sample of 1790 teachers drawn from a cross-section of school types, sectors and teaching grades. Univariate analysis of the results revealed that teachers, as compared with other highly stressed occupational groups, experienced lower job

  12. The Effect of Engagement in Everyday Occupations, Role Overload and Social Support on Health and Life Satisfaction among Mothers.

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    Bar, Michal Avrech; Jarus, Tal

    2015-01-01

    One of the founding assumptions underlying the health professions is the belief that there is a strong relationship between engagement in occupations, health, and wellbeing. The ability to perform everyday occupations (occupational performance) has a positive effect on health and wellbeing. However, there is also conflicting evidence indicating that participation in multiple roles or in certain occupations may lead to poorer health. Therefore, there is a need to better understand this relationship. The purpose of the present study was to examine three possible theoretical models to explain mothers' health and life satisfaction from the perspective of their occupational performance, their role load, and their social support. 150 married mothers, ages of 25-45, who had at least one child between the ages of one to ten years, participated in the study. Data were collected by using seven self-report questionnaires. The models were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The results show that social support has a direct effect on mothers' physical health and life satisfaction and an indirect effect, mediated through the occupational performance variables, on mothers' mental health and life satisfaction. Role overload does not affect mothers' health and life satisfaction. These results suggest that mothers could benefit from health programs that help them manage their occupational routines. Such programs should focus on improving the mother's occupational performance and adapting her social environment to fit her occupational needs. PMID:26030472

  13. The Effect of Engagement in Everyday Occupations, Role Overload and Social Support on Health and Life Satisfaction among Mothers

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    Avrech Bar, Michal; Jarus, Tal

    2015-01-01

    One of the founding assumptions underlying the health professions is the belief that there is a strong relationship between engagement in occupations, health, and wellbeing. The ability to perform everyday occupations (occupational performance) has a positive effect on health and wellbeing. However, there is also conflicting evidence indicating that participation in multiple roles or in certain occupations may lead to poorer health. Therefore, there is a need to better understand this relationship. The purpose of the present study was to examine three possible theoretical models to explain mothers’ health and life satisfaction from the perspective of their occupational performance, their role load, and their social support. 150 married mothers, ages of 25–45, who had at least one child between the ages of one to ten years, participated in the study. Data were collected by using seven self-report questionnaires. The models were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling. The results show that social support has a direct effect on mothers’ physical health and life satisfaction and an indirect effect, mediated through the occupational performance variables, on mothers’ mental health and life satisfaction. Role overload does not affect mothers’ health and life satisfaction. These results suggest that mothers could benefit from health programs that help them manage their occupational routines. Such programs should focus on improving the mother’s occupational performance and adapting her social environment to fit her occupational needs. PMID:26030472

  14. Medical students and e-Health.

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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Guilday, Patricia

    2014-09-01

    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

  17. Mental health literacy among university students

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    Adrian Furnham; Richard Cook; Neil Martin; Mark Batey

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the mental health literacy of students. This study is part of the growing interest in mental health literacy among young people. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Over 400 university students indicated their knowledge of over 90 psychiatric illnesses labels derived from DSM:IV. They rated disorders on six questions concerning whether they had heard

  18. Counseling the Chronically Health Impaired Student.

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    Dale, Brian, Comp.; And Others

    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…

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

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    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

    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

  20. Construct Validity and Factor Structure of the Persian Occupational Self-Assessment (OSA) With Iranian Students.

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    Asgari, Ali; Kramer, Jessica M

    2008-01-01

    This study aimed to investigate construct validity and factor structure of the Persian Occupational Self-Assessment (OSA; Baron, Kielhofner, Iyenger, Goldhammer, & Wolenski, 2003 ) based on the model of human occupation (MOHO). Three hundred and thirty-six (179 male and 157 female) Iranian junior high students were measured using the OSA. The data were analyzed using a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and the Rasch Rating Scale Model (RSM). In combination, the CFA and RSM results provided strong evidence for the construct validity of the Persian version. The CFA indicated that the hypothesized second-order model could explain the relationship of the OSA items to the latent variables of occupational competence and value for occupations. However, RSM item hierarchies did not replicate those found in previous international studies. PMID:23941384