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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  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. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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