Tag Archives: Occupational Health

Women at risk in a Venezuelan University

Víctor Castillo Evelin Escalona The aim of this study was to characterize hazardous working conditions and associated health effects among the staff at a Venezuelan university, through a descriptive study that used qualitative methods, supported by an ergonomic evaluation. The target population consisted of 500 persons. A purposive sample of 28 people (12 women, 16

Occupational stress in health care personnel, Chile

Marcelo Trucco Paulina Valenzuela Daniela Trucco Background: Occupational stress results from the interaction of multiple risk factors, such as the physical environment, biological function disturbances, work content and organization and diverse psychosocial components. Aim: To study the frequency of symptoms and the main sources of job stress, perceived by professional and non professional health care

Sickness absence and psychosocial work conditions: a multilevel study

Corné A. M. Roelen Sabine H. Weites Petra C. Koopmans Jac J. L. van der Klink Johan W. Groothoff Background Psychosocial work conditions, particularly psychological job demands, are inconsistently associated with sickness absence rates. This might be the result of investigating the psychosocial work environment at the individual level, reflecting personal perceptions rather than actual

A prospective study of psychosocial risk factors and absence due to musculoskeletal disorders—implications for occupational screening

Serena Bartys Kim Burton Chris Main Objectives There is considerable evidence documenting the association between psychosocial risk factors and work disability due to musculoskeletal disorders, and this has prompted suggestions that psychosocial screening should be administered in the workplace in order to identify individuals at risk of prolonged absence. However, the predictive value of psychosocial

Análisis de la siniestralidad laboral en la población inmigrante de Navarra en el año 2006. Una aproximación a sus causas

D. Ángel Parra Osés D.ª Vega García López D. José Ramón Ayestarán Ruiz Bazán D. Jesús Fernández Baraíbar RESUMEN El cambio económico y social que está experimentando Navarra en las últimas décadas está asociado con la llegada de un flujo creciente de inmigrantes. El fenómeno migratorio plantea un gran número de desafíos: legislativos, políticos, culturales,

Factores de riesgo asociados a los accidentes de trabajo en la industria de la construcción del Valle de México

Rodrigo Sarmiento Salinas Pablo López Rojas Irma Araceli Marín Cotoñieto Arturo Godínez Rocha Luis Haro García Santiago Salinas Tovar Resumen Objetivo: describir la prevalencia de accidentabilidad en la industria de la construcción, factores asociados e impacto potencial en trabajadores afiliados al Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) en el Valle de México. Material y métodos:

Work-family relationships and health in working women

Feldman, Lya OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between gratifications and interferences generated in the work-family relationship and its impact on working women’s health. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A non-experimental, correlational design was used. A group of 402 working women between 27 and 71 years of age were tested in Caracas, Venezuela during 2006, to measure work-family

Participatory research on workers’ health.

Asa Cristina Laurell Mariano Noriega Susana Martínez Jorge Villegas Autonomous Metropolitan University Xochimilco The concern for workers’ health has increased in Latin America during the last decade both on the part of  research institutions and trade unions. A special emphasis has been given to active participation of workers not just in the transformation of working

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