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Workplace Health & Safety

Lea A L Dejonghe, Bianca Biallas, Lorna McKee, Kevin Rudolf, Ingo Froböse, Andrea Schaller
The integration of health coaching in workplace interventions has increased over the past several years. However, the tasks and the qualifications of the coaches have not been clearly defined. The objective of this qualitative study was to assess workplace stakeholders' expectations regarding a health coach. Systematic field notes of 11 meetings and 14 semi-structured interviews with stakeholders of a workplace intervention, including employees, company doctors, and representatives of health insurances, were analyzed according to the structured content analysis...
March 31, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Deepak Gupta
When health care workers receive health care at their workplace, an ethical question arises if the workplace is considered kin.
March 29, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Louise C O'Keefe, Paula Koelle, Zac McGee, L Savannah Dewberry, Carter Wright, J Ethan Stallings, Elizabeth Gates, Krishnan Chittur
Occupational health nurses play a key role in evaluating innovative technologies that can aid in providing safe and rapid care and reduce lost work time. A nurse-led employee health clinic participated in a validation study of a novel pathogen detection technique developed by GeneCapture, Inc. Their proposed portable urinary tract infection (UTI) in vitro diagnostic test was challenged with discarded, deidentified urine samples from patients presenting with typical UTI symptoms collected at two university clinics and two multiphysician practices...
March 29, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Jennan A Phillips
The updated Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) beryllium standard for general industry, construction, and shipyards reduced exposure limits for this known human carcinogen and became effective in 2018. Occupational and environmental health nurses need to monitor updates recently proposed for general industry to clarify implementation of the standard.
March 28, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Colleen V Anusiewicz, Maria R Shirey, Patricia A Patrician
Workplace bullying (WPB) among nurses, especially newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs), negatively affects nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. Despite empirical evidence addressing the prevalence and impact of WPB, the behavior continues to persist within nursing work environments. Increased conceptual clarity of WPB is needed for interventions to be developed, executed, and evaluated. The purposes of this concept analysis, in which we used Rodgers' evolutionary method, were to obtain a clearer understanding of WPB, to differentiate the concept from other forms of workplace violence, and to describe a definition of WPB consistently used in the literature...
March 17, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Sandrine Isoard-Gautheur, Clément Ginoux, Markus Gerber, Philippe Sarrazin
Current research highlights the need to critically examine the factors that can reduce the relationship between work stress and burnout to improve employee health and well-being, as well as to create healthier workplaces. The objective of this study was to enhance insight into the association between stress and job burnout by testing the moderated moderating effect of off-job physical activity (PA) and intrinsic motivation for off-job PA on this association. A total of 369 university staff (70% females) completed a web survey comprising measures of perceived stress, job burnout, PA, and intrinsic motivation for PA...
March 15, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Kyung Mi Kim, Soo-Jeong Lee
Immigrants account for a significant proportion of the nursing workforce in the United States (U.S.). Although different cultural backgrounds may affect immigrant nurses' perceptions of work and occupational health risks, little research has been conducted. Defining immigrant nurses as those who received initial nursing education in foreign countries, this study examined the differences in work-related perceptions and experiences of musculoskeletal (MS) symptoms and injuries between U.S.-educated and foreign-educated nurses...
March 5, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Maryam Afshari, Jalal Poorolajal, Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai, Mohammad Javad Assari, Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini
Farmers in developing countries use harmful pesticides while taking few or no protective measures. There is limited evidence on factors affecting their safety measures. The objective of this study was to identify the underlying factors influencing farmers' protective behaviors (PBs) and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the exposure to pesticides. From April to August 2017, a descriptive study was conducted in Twiserkan County in western Iran among 474 farmers from 104 villages. A questionnaire was developed to measure demographic characteristics and factors suggested in integrated agent-centered (IAC) framework...
March 3, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Sunjoo Boo, Hyunjin Oh
Call centers in Korea have been found to be operated mainly by women, and they experience high levels of job-related stress. Compared with the general population, the prevalence of smoking among women in Korea's call centers is strikingly high. Little attention has been paid to the associations between smoking behavior and their emotional labor, occupational stress, and health-promotion behaviors. For this cross-sectional study, a paper-based survey was conducted in a sample of female employees in a credit card call center ( N = 309)...
March 2, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Rebecca Keele
Nurses often struggle with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While nurses are often assumed to have the knowledge to participate in health-promoting behaviors, this knowledge may not translate into sustainable change in behavior. The purpose of this descriptive study was to compare nurses' health behaviors with residents in the community where the nurses were employed. Participants ( N = 166) completed the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II survey (HPLP-II) along with a demographic survey. The HPLP-II consists of six dimensions of a health-promoting lifestyle: (a) spiritual growth, (b) health responsibility, (c) physical activity, (d) nutrition, (e) interpersonal relations, and (f) stress management...
March 2, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Christopher C Imes, Eileen R Chasens
The impact of shift work on sleep and health has been examined in the past, but most studies utilized cross-sectional designs relying on between-subject differences. The purpose this study was to examine the within-subject differences in self-report measures of health and wellness among a group of nurses engaged in rotating shifts. Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures, collected post-day and post-night shift, were used to assess health, sleep disturbances and sleep-related impairment, fatigue, emotional distress (anger), satisfaction with social roles outside of work, and applied cognitive abilities...
March 2, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Susan Reutman, Renee Lewis
Motivating employees to increase their physical activity is a health promotion challenge. A Move-A-Thon (MAT) event approach was implemented as an alternative incentive to help workers to optimize their physical activity levels. We implemented a demonstration project in which workers were incentivized for their participation through monetized donations to charity. Their steps were monitored over the 2-week demonstration period. The MAT goal was for participants to achieve a minimum of 3,000 daily steps for 2 weeks, for which they could earn a total donation of up to US$20...
February 14, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Kennith Culp, Shalome Tonelli
Heat-related illness (HRI) is a largely undocumented phenomenon in Midwestern Hispanic migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. Frequently, the physiological burden of crop production is overlooked while workers are in the fields. We completed a mixed-methods study using a cross-sectional survey among migrant and seasonal farmworkers about their experience with HRI symptoms ( N = 148) and conducted an intensive surveillance on a smaller group of workers ( N = 20) in field trials ( N = 57 trials) using a chest-strapped multi-parameter monitoring wearable sensor (MPMWS) that measured skin/body temperature, heart and breathing rate, kilocalories burned per hour, and provided a physiological intensity (PI) score...
February 6, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
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April 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Marcelle Edinboro
Immunization action coalition (IAC) provides a checklist that occupational health nurses use to screen for vaccine contraindications to identify and prevent possible adverse effects.
April 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
T'Anya Carter, Susan P McMullan, Patricia A Patrician
Nursing knowledge surrounding anesthesia providers' maintaining or obtaining employment after treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) is notably absent in the literature. An alternative method, dimensional analysis, allows for exploration of this concept from many perspectives, with social context as the basis from which to determine what barriers exist and how to prevail over them. Anesthesia practice is a socially constructed profession. The concept, barriers to reentry into nurse anesthesia practice, was explored and defined for purposes of identifying their impact on the recovering certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)...
April 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
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March 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Rie Tanaka, Mayumi Tsuji, Takuto Tsuchiya, Toshihiro Kawamoto
The quality of workers' dietary intake could be influenced by their working conditions. This review aimed to summarize the published literature examining the association between work-related factors, such as work hours, shift work, physical strain, mental strain, job strain, support, and diet quality. The literature search, conducted in PubMed, was limited to articles published from 2000 to 2017, written in English, available online, and among workers employed in high-income countries. The search resulted in 16 articles that met the criteria...
March 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
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February 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
Kristin D Ashley, Loretta T Lee, Karen Heaton
Despite improvements in the treatment of stroke, many individuals still face cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and subsequent failure to return to work (RTW). The purpose of this literature review was to synthesize and discuss the literature relevant to factors affecting RTW for stroke survivors, summarize the identified gaps, and discuss steps occupational health nurses can take to facilitate RTW among stroke survivors. A literature search was conducted using the keywords: "stroke," "cerebrovascular disease," "return to work," and "employment...
January 7, 2019: Workplace Health & Safety
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