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  1. Research article

    Levels of blood lead and urinary cadmium in industrial complex residents in Ulsan

    Populations neighboring industrial complexes are at an increased health risk, due to constant exposure to various potentially hazardous compounds released during industrial production activity. Although there ...

    Sang Hoon Kim, Yang Ho Kim, Hyun Chan An, Joo Hyun Sung and Chang Sun Sim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:26

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Hazards and health problems in occupations dominated by aged workers in South Korea

    South Korea’s population is aging more rapidly than any other country. Aging of the productive population will lead to shortage of labor and the decreasing quality of the labor force in South Korea. South Kore...

    Jungsun Park, Soo Geun Kim, Jong-shik Park, Boyoung Han, Kab Bae Kim and Yangho Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:27

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Comparison of facet joint degeneration in firefighters and hospital office workers

    There are few published studies on the relationship between occupational lumbar load and facet joint degeneration (FJD). This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the effect of physical lumbar load ...

    Dong Hyun Kim, Yon Soo An, Hyung Doo Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yeon-Soon Ahn, Kun-Hyung Kim, Youngki Kim, Han-Soo Song, Chul-Gab Lee, Young-Jun Kwon and Jin-Ha Yoon

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:24

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  4. Research article

    The relationship between serum vitamin D levels and sleep quality in fixed day indoor field workers in the electronics manufacturing industry in Korea

    Although recent studies have investigated the influence of vitamin D on sleep patterns, there is a lack of research on the relationship between vitamin D and sleep patterns in Korean workers. This study focuse...

    Young Saeng Jung, Chang Ho Chae, Young Ouk Kim, Jun Seok Son, Chan Woo Kim, Hyoung Ouk Park, Jun Ho Lee, Young Hoo Shin and Ho Sung Kwak

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:25

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Perception of and attitude toward ethical issues among Korean occupational physicians

    Occupational physicians (OPs) have complex relationships with employees, employers, and the general public. OPs may have simultaneous obligations towards third parties, which can lead to variable conflicts of ...

    Junghye Choi, Chunhui Suh, Jong-Tae Lee, Segyeong Lee, Chae-Kwan Lee, Gyeong-Jin Lee, Taekjoong Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Jeong-Ho Kim, Kunhyung Kim, Dae Hwan Kim and Ji Young Ryu

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:23

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Blood cadmium and volume of uterine fibroids in premenopausal women

    A number of studies have found associations between heavy metals and uterine fibroids, but the results are inconsistent. Here, we conducted this research to demonstrate the relationships between blood heavy me...

    Shinhee Ye, Hye Won Chung, Kyungah Jeong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee, So Yun Park, Hyunjoo Kim and Eun-Hee Ha

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:22

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  7. Case report

    Systemic sclerosis due to crystalline silica exposure among jewelry workers in Korea: two case reports

    Occupational exposure to crystalline silica is a potential risk factor for various systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis. The etiology of systemic sclerosis is not conclusively known, but t...

    Jae Yoon Kim, Sang Yoon Do, Young Hoon Moon, Chul Gab Lee, Yun Sung Kim, Byung Soon Choi, Eun-A Kim and Han Soo Song

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:18

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  8. Research article

    A global, cross cultural study examining the relationship between employee health risk status and work performance metrics

    Health risk assessments (HRA) are used by many organisations as a basis for developing relevant and targeted employee health and well-being interventions. However, many HRA’s have a western-centric focus and t...

    Ana Howarth, Jose Quesada and Peter R. Mills

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:17

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  9. Research article

    A physical fitness profile of state highway patrol officers by gender and age

    Law enforcement officers perform physically demanding tasks that generally remain constant as they age. However, there is limited population-specific research on age, gender and normative fitness values for la...

    J. Jay Dawes, Robin M. Orr, Richard R. Flores, Robert G. Lockie, Charlie Kornhauser and Ryan Holmes

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:16

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  10. Review

    A socioecological framework for research on work and obesity in diverse urban transit operators based on gender, race, and ethnicity

    Urban transit (bus and rail) operators, totaling nearly 700,000 persons, are one of the heaviest occupational groups in the United States (US). Little is known about occupational risk factors for weight gain a...

    BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Haiou Yang, Dean Baker and YoungJu Seo

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:15

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  11. Research article

    The responses of subjective feeling, task performance ability, cortisol and HRV for the various types of floor impact sound: a pilot study

    Recently, noise coming from the neighborhood via floor wall has become a great social problem. The noise between the floors can be a cause of physical and psychological problems, and the different types of flo...

    Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Chang Sun Sim, Joo Hyun Sung, Ahra Kim, Jang Myeong Lee, Sang Hyun Lee and Jiho Lee

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:13

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Effect of shift work on hypertension: cross sectional study

    The need of efficient resource management and full-time accessibility to resources has increased with the development of industry, resulting in the increase of shift workers. Previous researches of past decade...

    Jeong Han Yeom, Chang Sun Sim, Jiho Lee, Seok Hyeon Yun, Sang Jin Park, Cheol-In Yoo and Joo Hyun Sung

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:11

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Respiratory symptoms and illnesses related to the concentration of airborne particulate matter among brick kiln workers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal

    Bricks have been manufactured in Nepal for hundreds of years and are seen as a component of Nepalese sculpture and architecture. Large quantities of hazardous materials including high concentrations of particu...

    Seshananda Sanjel, Sanjay N. Khanal, Steven M. Thygerson, William S. Carter, James D. Johnston and Sunil K. Joshi

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:9

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Vibration upshot of operating mechanical sewing machine: an insight into common peroneal nerve conduction study

    Most of the people associated with tailoring occupation in Nepal are still using mechanical sewing machine as an alternative of new technology for tailoring. Common peroneal nerves of both right and left legs ...

    Prakash Kumar Yadav, Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Dev Kumar Shah, Niraj Khatri Sapkota, Dilip Thakur, Nirmala Limbu and Md Nazrul Islam

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:8

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Occupational exposure to sharps injury among healthcare providers in Ethiopia regional hospitals

    Sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. According to World Health Organization pooled estimate, the ...

    Nigussie Tadesse Sharew, Getaneh Baye Mulu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold and Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:7

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  16. Research article

    The current condition of the workers’ general health examination in South Korea: a retrospective study

    Business owners in the Republic of Korea must take part in the workers’ general health examination. However, there have been few formal analyses of the uptake of this examination by employees. In the present s...

    Young Joong Kang, Jun-Pyo Myong, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi, Jong Heon Park and Eun-A L Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:6

    Published on: 7 March 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:20

  17. Research article

    Pesticide metabolite and oxidative stress in male farmers exposed to pesticide

    The objective of this study was to measure malondialdehyde (MDA) and isoprostane which has been used as an index of lipid injury, 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), which has been used as an index of DNA da...

    Kang Myoung Lee, Sang-Yoo Park, Kyungsuk Lee, Sung-Soo Oh and Sang Baek Ko

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:5

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Practice status of specialized agencies for occupational health management of small- to medium-size enterprises and the factors improving their performance: a cross-sectional survey study

    We examined the current status of specialized agencies for occupational health management (SAs) and their workforce. Furthermore, we aimed to clarify the current practice status of SA healthcare professionals ...

    Saerom Lee, Jun-Pyo Myong, Eun-A Kim, Huisu Eom, Bowha Choi and Young Joong Kang

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:4

    Published on: 27 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:21

  19. Research article

    Participation inequality in the National General Health Examination based on enterprise size

    Health examinations are performed so that diseases can be identified and treated earlier. Several studies have evaluated the determinants of participation in health examinations including cancer screening, but...

    Young Joong Kang, Jong Heun Park, Huisu Eom, Bohwa Choi, Seyoung Lee, Ji-Won Lee and Jun-Pyo Myong

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:3

    Published on: 22 February 2017

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