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  1. Research article

    What causes the experience of discrimination in non-regular workers?

    Discrimination based on type of employment against non-regular workers is still a social issue. However, there are few studies on job factors that affect the discrimination experience in each type of employmen...

    Seong-Hoon Kang, Jin-Ho Song, Tae Hwan Koh, Do Myung Paek, Jong-Tae Park and HoSun Chun

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:35

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  2. Case report

    A case of azoospermia in a non-destructive testing worker exposed to radiation

    Interest in radiation-related health problems has been growing with the increase in the number of workers in radiation-related jobs. Although an occupational level of radiation exposure would not likely cause ...

    Jaechan Park, Sanggil Lee, Chulyong Park and Huisu Eom

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:33

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Association of arsenobetaine with beta-cell function assessed by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) in nondiabetic Koreans: data from the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2008-2009

    Arsenic is known as an endocrine disruptor that people are exposed to through various sources such as drinking water and indigestion of marine products. Although some epidemiological and animal studies have re...

    Kiook Baek, Namhoon Lee and Insung Chung

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:31

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  4. Case report

    The work-relatedness at a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a radiation oncologist

    Clinicians who perform radiation therapy (RT) are exposed to radiation, which may negatively affect their health. The present study reports a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a healthcare provider who w...

    Bong Hyun Kim, Young-Jun Kwon, Young-Su Ju, Bong Kyu Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Sang-gil Lee and Yun Kyung Chung

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017 29:28

    Published on: 27 June 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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