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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    Effects of shift work on abdominal obesity among 20–39-year-old female nurses: a 5-year retrospective longitudinal study

    This study aimed to investigate the effects of shift work on abdominal obesity among young and middle-aged female nurses during a 5-year retrospective study.

    Gyeong-Jin Lee, Kunhyung Kim, Se-yeong Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Chunhui Suh, Byung-Chul Son, Chae-Kwan Lee and Junghye Choi

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:69

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  12. Short communication

    Environmental health centers for asbestos and their health impact surveys and activities

    In 2009, Korea banned the import, transport, and use of asbestos, and the Asbestos Injury Relief Act (AIRA) was promulgated in 2011. Two environmental health centers for asbestos (EHCA), including Pusan Nation...

    Dong-Mug Kang, Jong-Eun Kim, Yong-Jin Lee, Hyun-Hee Lee, Chang-yeol Lee, Seong-Jae Moon and Min-Sung Kang

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:68

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  13. Research article

    Urinary arsenic species concentration in residents living near abandoned metal mines in South Korea

    Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal that has a species-dependent health effects and abandoned metal mines are a source of significant arsenic exposure. Therefore, the aims of this study were to analyze urina...

    Jin-Yong Chung, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Byung-Kook Lee, Jai-Dong Moon, Joon Sakong, Man Joong Jeon, Jung-Duck Park, Byung-Sun Choi, Nam-Soo Kim, Seung-Do Yu, Jung-Wook Seo, Byeong-Jin Ye, Hyoun-Ju Lim and Young-Seoub Hong

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:67

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Differences in the clinical manifestations and short-term prognosis of acute cerebral infarction after exposure to Agent Orange

    Agent Orange (AO) is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War. Studies conducted thus far show a significant correlation between AO and the occurrence of cardiovascular di...

    SangWoo Han, Inha Hwang, Seung Min Kim, Young Soon Yang, SangWon Ha, Jeong Ho Han and Tae Hwan Park

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:66

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Morbidity patterns among the welders of eastern Nepal: a cross-sectional study

    Welding process has many hazards that the welders are exposed to resulting in numbers of health effects and diseases. Safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing th...

    Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Suman Bahadur Singh, Surya Raj Niraula and Paras K. Pokharel

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:62

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  16. Case report

    Two cases of methyl alcohol intoxication by sub-chronic inhalation and dermal exposure during aluminum CNC cutting in a small-sized subcontracted factory

    Methyl alcohol poisoning has been mainly reported in community. Two cases of methyl alcohol poisoning occurred in a small-sized subcontracted factory which manufactured smartphone parts in Korea.

    Jia Ryu, Key Hwan Lim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyang Woon Lee, Ji Young Yun, Seoung-Wook Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Kyunghee Jung-choi and Hyunjoo Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:65

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  17. Review

    The impact of fire suppression tasks on firefighter hydration: a critical review with consideration of the utility of reported hydration measures

    Firefighting is a highly stressful occupation with unique physical challenges, apparel and environments that increase the potential for dehydration. Dehydration leaves the firefighter at risk of harm to their ...

    Adam Walker, Rodney Pope and Robin Marc Orr

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:63

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  18. Research article

    The effect of long working hours on 10-year risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in the Korean population: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), 2007 to 2013

    Recently, the emergence of long working hours and the associated conditions such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke have gained attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the association betwe...

    Dong-Wook Lee, Yun-Chul Hong, Kyoung-Bok Min, Tae-Shik Kim, Min-Seok Kim and Mo-Yeol Kang

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:64

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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