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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Research article

    Descriptive study of claims for occupational mental disorders or suicide

    This study aimed to identify the characteristics of claimed mental disorders. Because the workers believed the cause of the mental disorders was work-related stress or a specific event, we could identify the m...

    Jihoon Lee, Inah Kim and Sooyong Roh

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:61

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  9. Research article

    Relating factors to wearing personal radiation protectors among healthcare professionals

    With increasing use of medical radiologic procedures, wearing proper protector should be emphasized to reduce occupational radiation exposures. This research describes the rates of lead apron wearing for radia...

    Yunjeong Heo, Hosun Chun, Seonghoon Kang, Wonjin Lee, Taewon Jang and Jongtae Park

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:60

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  10. Research article

    Self-resilience as a protective factor against development of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in police officers

    This study was conducted to check whether self-resilience, one of the characteristics known to affect the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after experiencing traumatic events, could...

    Jong-Ku Lee, Hyeon-Gyeong Choi, Jae-Yeop Kim, Juhyun Nam, Hee-Tae Kang, Sang-Baek Koh and Sung-Soo Oh

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:58

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  11. Research article

    Computer use at work is associated with self-reported depressive and anxiety disorder

    With the development of technology, extensive use of computers in the workplace is prevalent and increases efficiency. However, computer users are facing new harmful working conditions with high workloads and ...

    Taeshik Kim, Mo-Yeol Kang, Min-sang Yoo, Dongwook Lee and Yun-Chul Hong

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:57

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  12. Research article

    Relationship between thyroid stimulating hormone and night shift work

    Night shift work has well-known adverse effects on health. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between thyroid diseases and night shift work. This study aimed to examine night shift workers...

    So-Hyun Moon, Bum-Joon Lee, Seong-Jin Kim and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:53

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  13. Research article

    Ambulatory heart rate of professional taxi drivers while driving without their typical psychosocial work stressors: a pilot study

    Few studies have examined ambulatory cardiovascular physiological parameters of taxi drivers while driving in relation to their occupational hazards. This study aims to investigate and quantify the impact of w...

    BongKyoo Choi, SangJun Choi, JeeYeon Jeong, JiWon Lee, Shi Shu, Nu Yu, SangBaek Ko and Yifang Zhu

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:54

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  14. Research article

    The association between long working hours and hearing impairment in noise unexposed workers: data from the 5th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES 2010–2012)

    This study is aimed at finding out the relationship between long working hours, one of major job stress elements, and hearing impairment in unexposed workers to occupational and environmental noise.

    Jung-Woo Park, Jin-Soo Park, Seyoung Kim, Minkyu Park, Hyunrim Choi and Sinye Lim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:55

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  15. Research article

    Air pollution and urinary n-acetyl-B-glucosaminidase levels in residents living near a cement plant

    To identify adverse renal effects due to air pollution derived from a cement plant in Korea. Urinary n-acetyl-B-glucosaminidase (U-NAG) levels in residents living near a cement plant were compared to those in ...

    Min Soo Jung, Jae Yoon Kim, Hyun Seung Lee, Chul Gab Lee and Han Soo Song

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:52

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  16. Research article

    Comparisons of hearing threshold changes in male workers with unilateral conductive hearing loss exposed to workplace noise: a retrospective cohort study for 8 years

    The purpose of this study was to investigate hearing threshold changes of workers with unilateral conductive hearing loss who were exposed to workplace noise for 8-years.

    Sang Jin Park, Joo Hyun Sung, Chang Sun Sim, Seok Hyeon Yun, Jeong Han Yeom, Joong-Keun Kwon and Jiho Lee

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:51

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  17. Research article

    Gender differences in Reasons for Sickness Presenteeism - a study among GPs in a Swedish health care organization

    It is common that physicians go to work while sick and therefore it is important to understand the reasons behind. Previous research has shown that women and men differ in health and health related behavior. I...

    Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Karin Schenck-Gustafsson and Ann Fridner

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:50

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  18. Research article

    Association between second-hand smoke and psychological well-being amongst non-smoking wageworkers in Republic of Korea

    Worldwide, exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) has been responsible for more than 0.6 million deaths and 10.9 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) lost in never smokers in 2004. The world health orga...

    Seong-Jin Kim, Dirga Kumar Lamichhane, Shin-Goo Park, Bum-Joon Lee, So-Hyun Moon, Sung-Min Park, Hyun-Suk Jang and Hwan-Cheol Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:49

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  19. Research article

    Night shift work and inflammatory markers in male workers aged 20–39 in a display manufacturing company

    This study aimed to determine the association between shift work and inflammatory markers, which are independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, in male manual workers at a display manufacturing company.

    Seong-Woo Kim, Eun-Chul Jang, Soon-Chan Kwon, Wook Han, Min-Sung Kang, Young-Hyeon Nam and Yong-Jin Lee

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:48

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  20. Research article

    Comparison of anxiety and depression status between office and manufacturing job employees in a large manufacturing company: a cross sectional study

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether type of work is associated with anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Additionally, we investigated the impact of numbe...

    WonYang Kang, Won-Ju Park, Keun-Ho Jang, Hyeong-Min Lim, Ji-Sung Ann, Seung-hyeon Cho and Jai-Dong Moon

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:47

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  21. Research article

    The association of relational and organizational job stress factors with sleep disorder: analysis of the 3rd Korean working conditions survey (2011)

    Sleep disorder is a disease that causes reduction in quality of life and work efficiency of workers. This study was performed to investigate the relationship between job-related stress factor and sleep disorde...

    Gyuree Kim, Bokki Min, Jaeyoup Jung, Domyung Paek and Sung-il Cho

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:46

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  22. Research article

    Reliability and validity of the workplace harassment questionnaire for Korean finance and service workers

    Harassment means systemic and repeated unethical acts. Research on workplace harassment have been conducted widely and the NAQ-R has been widely used for the researches. But this tool, however the limitations ...

    Myeongjun Lee, Hyunjung Kim, Donghee Shin and Sangyun Lee

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:45

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  23. Research article

    Effects of computer familiarity and computer type on the performance of Korean computerized neurobehavioral test

    It is thought that computer familiarity has increased significantly since 2004 as well as the use of computers. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of computer familiarity and types of keyboard and comput...

    Nak Joon Baek, Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon and Joon Sakong

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:44

    Published on: 9 September 2016

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