Browsing: Journal articles - occupational medicine research

MON
1:56PM

Occupational metals emerge as key risk factor for ALS

A large new study of the link between job type and the fatal neurodegenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), indicates that exposure to metals in occupations such as welding is a risk factor for developing the disease.

TUE
2:40PM

Lung risks increase even with lawful exposure levels

In a timely study on the insidious reach of silica, Swedish researchers have found a significantly high level of chronic lung disease in metal foundry workers exposed to silica dust, even at levels well below government exposure limits.

THU
1:05PM

Beware the "hidden" risks of workplace PPE

Personal protective equipment poses "hidden" psychological risks for workers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an invaluable opportunity to properly examine these hazards, Australian researchers say.

TUE
3:46PM

WHS controls, including segregation, reduce fatal risk

An organisation that implemented new administrative and engineering controls, in response to two workers contracting a deadly lung disease, improved health outcomes in just two years, health and safety researchers have found.

WED
2:15PM

"Attacks on the person" causing workplace stress injuries

European occupational health researchers have identified the most common types of workplace conflicts that cause psychological injuries to the individuals exposed to them.

TUE
3:24PM

Upping supervisors' "integrity" key to safety climate

An organisation's safety climate and policies from top management levels can be undermined or enhanced by supervisors' words and actions, which workers rely on for guidance, according to researchers.


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