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The Impact Of Light Intensity On The Subjective Complaints Of Librarians And Users: An Investigation Of An Academic Library, Tri Niswati Utami, Retno Sayekti, Triana Santi 2021 Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan

The Impact Of Light Intensity On The Subjective Complaints Of Librarians And Users: An Investigation Of An Academic Library, Tri Niswati Utami, Retno Sayekti, Triana Santi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The objective of this study is to analyze the impact of light intensity on the subjective complaints of librarians and visitiors at an academic library. This research applied both quantitative and qualitative techniques on 696 visitors and librarians. The result suggests that the effects of light intensity include eyestrain, reading difficulty, dizziness, shoulder and back pains, as well as impaired concentration. Also, the frequency of reading and working impacted the subjective complaints. Furthermore, the intensity as well as the frequency of reading and working greatly influenced the subjective complaints. Based on the qualitative analysis, the development of light concepts and ...


Unintended Consequences Of Air Cleaning Chemistry, Douglas B. Collins, Delphine K. Farmer 2021 Bucknell University

Unintended Consequences Of Air Cleaning Chemistry, Douglas B. Collins, Delphine K. Farmer

Faculty Journal Articles

Amplified interest in maintaining clean indoor air associated with the airborne transmission risks of SARS-CoV-2 have led to an expansion in the market for commercially available air cleaning systems. While the optimal way to mitigate indoor air pollutants or contaminants is to control (remove) the source, air cleaners are a tool for use when absolute source control is not possible. Interventions for indoor air quality management include physical removal of pollutants through ventilation or collection on filters and sorbent materials, along with chemically reactive processes that transform pollutants or seek to deactivate biological entities. This perspective intends to highlight the ...


The Right To Repair: (Re)Building A Better Future, Jumana Labib 2021 Western University

The Right To Repair: (Re)Building A Better Future, Jumana Labib

Undergraduate Student Research Internships Conference

The goal of this research project was to take a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary approach to research and examine the Right to Repair movement’s progress, current repair practices, impediments, and imperatives, and the various large-scale implications (environmental, economic, social, etc.) stemming from diminished consumer freedom as a result of increased corporate greed and lack of governmental regulations with regards to repair and the environment. This poster exhibits the highlights of my general research project on the Right to Repair movement over the course of this four month internship, and aims to disseminate information about the movement to the wider public in ...


Rise In Mesoamerican Endemic Nephropathy (Men) In Migrant Population In Exchange For Work; Is It Worth The Trade-Off?, Katie Schmitz 2021 Augsburg University

Rise In Mesoamerican Endemic Nephropathy (Men) In Migrant Population In Exchange For Work; Is It Worth The Trade-Off?, Katie Schmitz

Theses and Graduate Projects

The increased demand of sugarcane in Costa Rica and the lack of occupational opportunities in Nicaragua has resulted in an increase in migrant sugarcane workers. Because many individuals cannot afford proper documentation for immigration, a significant number cross the border undocumented looking for financial stability. The vast availability of sugarcane work in Costa Rica provides Nicaraguan migrants with an opportunity for work, however, they are often paid less than minimum wage due to their undocumented immigration status. Migrant workers are subject to harsh working conditions including extreme physical exertion, dehydration, and heat exposure. The combination of this trifecta seen in ...


Occupational Factors And Risk For Preterm Birth, Kelsey Forbes 2021 Augsburg University

Occupational Factors And Risk For Preterm Birth, Kelsey Forbes

Theses and Graduate Projects

Introduction: Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading contributor to infant death globally and in the United States. The biological mechanisms and etiologies for PTB are not well understood making prevention challenging. The correlation between increased number of women in the workforce and increased incidence of PTB in the U.S. inspired a thorough review of occupational risk factors that may contribute to shortened gestational length.

Background: The studies reviewed assessed the following occupational factors and their association with PTB: physical job demands, exposure to whole-body vibration and noise, shift work, long working hours, and psychosocial job strain.

Methods: A systematic ...


Physician Burnout Among West Virginia Primary Care Providers, kevin s. mccann dr, Adam Baus 2021 Joan C Edwards School of Medicine

Physician Burnout Among West Virginia Primary Care Providers, Kevin S. Mccann Dr, Adam Baus

Marshall Journal of Medicine

TITLE: Physician burnout among West Virginia primary care providers

INTRODUCTION:

Work related burnout is highly prevalent in US physicians and linked to adverse effects on patients, providers and organizations. This study measures burnout in West Virginia (WV) primary care providers, allowing for comparison of results to a similar, recent study of US physicians.

METHODS:

Anonymous survey through email that included Maslach Burnout Inventory, demographic, workload, and practice characteristics. Responses were analyzed using JMP Pro 13. Analysis used JMP Pro 13 for descriptive statistics, chi-square and regression modeling.

RESULTS:

Subjects = 110, female/male ratio 1.4, all primary care physicians (PCP ...


What About The Rest Of Them? Fatal Injuries Related To Production Agriculture Not Captured By The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (Bls) Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries (Cfoi), Bryan Weichelt, Erika Scott, Rick Burke, John Shutske, Serap Gorucu, Wayne T. Sanderson, Murray Madsen, Emily Redmond, Dennis J. Murphy, Risto Rautiainen 2021 Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

What About The Rest Of Them? Fatal Injuries Related To Production Agriculture Not Captured By The Bureau Of Labor Statistics (Bls) Census Of Fatal Occupational Injuries (Cfoi), Bryan Weichelt, Erika Scott, Rick Burke, John Shutske, Serap Gorucu, Wayne T. Sanderson, Murray Madsen, Emily Redmond, Dennis J. Murphy, Risto Rautiainen

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Publications

Surveillance of injuries in production agriculture is necessary to inform stakeholders about workplace hazards and risks in order to improve and advance injury prevention policies and practices for this dangerous industry. The most comprehensive fatal injury surveillance effort currently in the United States is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), which covers occupational fatalities in all U.S. industries, including production agriculture. However, this surveillance does not include many categories of fatalities that occur during agricultural work or on production agriculture worksites. To better capture the human cost of production agriculture, the authors of ...


Registered Nurses' Experiences With Incivility During The Early Phase Of Covid-19 Pandemic: Results Of A Multi-State Survey, Mazen El Ghaziri, Susan Johnson, Christina Purpora, Shellie Simons, Rosemary A. Taylor 2021 University of Massachusetts Lowell

Registered Nurses' Experiences With Incivility During The Early Phase Of Covid-19 Pandemic: Results Of A Multi-State Survey, Mazen El Ghaziri, Susan Johnson, Christina Purpora, Shellie Simons, Rosemary A. Taylor

COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors

BACKGROUND: Incivility among workers in the health sector is recognized as an occupational hazard. The COVID-19 outbreak brought sudden and profound changes to many health care settings, many of which have been identified as antecedents to workplace incivility. The purpose of this retrospective study was to explore the experiences of registered nurses with workplace incivility, cyber-incivility, and incivility outside of work during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHODS: This mixed-methods study used convenience sampling. Data were collected from June to September 2020 via an online survey, which consisted of both closed- and open-ended questions. Participants were recruited from ...


Interplay Between Shift Work, Psychological Distress, Sleep Quality, And Cognitive Performance, Rea Therese Alonzo 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Interplay Between Shift Work, Psychological Distress, Sleep Quality, And Cognitive Performance, Rea Therese Alonzo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Shift work schedules are designed to maintain a continuous operation of goods and services. However, engaging in shift work may impact cognitive functioning. This thesis assessed the relationship between shift work and cognitive performance. Using cross-sectional data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, multiple linear regression models were used to investigate the association between shift work and cognitive performance, as well as the moderating effects of psychological distress and sleep quality. Differences by sex and retirement status were also investigated. Shift work was significantly associated with poor performance for executive functioning but not for declarative memory. Poorer cognitive performance ...


The Ways In Which Women’S Suffrage Affected Healthcare, Madison M. Weber 2021 St. John Fisher College

The Ways In Which Women’S Suffrage Affected Healthcare, Madison M. Weber

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

The 19th Amendment had and continues to have a major impact on women’s healthcare in the United States. Prior to suffrage, women had little to no ability to voice their thoughts on and change policies that regarded their own health. This essay addresses the way in which the vote both directly and indirectly impacted healthcare; including workplace conditions, maternal and reproductive rights, racial disparities, political advocacy and healthcare, the different waves of feminism, and how this has all affected modern healthcare for women. From progressive articles being published in women's magazines, to the establishment of marital rape, to ...


"I'M Not Gonna Be Able To Do Anything About It, Then What's The Point?": A Broad Group Of Stakeholders Identify Barriers And Facilitators To Hcv Testing In A Massachusetts Jail, Alysse G. Wurcel, Jessica Reyes, Julia Zubiago, Peter J. Koutoujian, Deirdre Burke, Tamsin A. Knox, Thomas Concannon, Stephenie C. Lemon, John B. Wong, Karen M. Freund, Curt G. Beckwith, Amy M. LeClair 2021 Tufts University

"I'M Not Gonna Be Able To Do Anything About It, Then What's The Point?": A Broad Group Of Stakeholders Identify Barriers And Facilitators To Hcv Testing In A Massachusetts Jail, Alysse G. Wurcel, Jessica Reyes, Julia Zubiago, Peter J. Koutoujian, Deirdre Burke, Tamsin A. Knox, Thomas Concannon, Stephenie C. Lemon, John B. Wong, Karen M. Freund, Curt G. Beckwith, Amy M. Leclair

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Despite national guidelines promoting hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing in prisons, there is substantial heterogeneity on the implementation of HCV testing in jails. We sought to better understand barriers and opportunities for HCV testing by interviewing a broad group of stakeholders involved in HCV testing and treatment policies and procedures in Massachusetts jails.

METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with people incarcerated in Middlesex County Jail (North Billerica, MA), clinicians working in jail and community settings, corrections administrators, and representatives from public health, government, and industry between November 2018-April 2019.

RESULTS: 51/120 (42%) of people agreed to be interviewed ...


Analysis Of Covid-19 Concerns Raised By The Construction Workforce And Development Of Mitigation Practices, Makram Bou Hatoum, Ali Faisal, Hala Nassereddine, Hadi Sarvari 2021 University of Kentucky

Analysis Of Covid-19 Concerns Raised By The Construction Workforce And Development Of Mitigation Practices, Makram Bou Hatoum, Ali Faisal, Hala Nassereddine, Hadi Sarvari

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

The coronavirus outbreak has created a global health crisis that has disrupted all industries, including the construction industry. Following the onset of the pandemic, construction workers faced and continue to face unprecedented safety and health challenges. Therefore, construction employers established new safety precautions to protect the health and safety of the workforce and minimize the spread of the virus. The new precautions followed the advice and guidelines offered by different health and safety agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). With construction projects ...


The Utility Of Masks As Protection Against Viral Respiratory Illnesses In Healthcare Workers, Brian Van Wie 2021 Winona State University

The Utility Of Masks As Protection Against Viral Respiratory Illnesses In Healthcare Workers, Brian Van Wie

Nursing Masters Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the globe, increasing the mortality and morbidity rates in areas that are experiencing outbreaks and putting excess pressure on healthcare systems. Healthcare workers (HCWs) have risen to the challenge of caring for those infected during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting themselves in high-risk situations. Current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines require HCWs to follow isolation precautions based on transmission routes to protect themselves from becoming infected. For COVID19, the recommendation for HCWs is continuous wearing of a surgical mask during a shift and donning an N95 mask while in direct contact with patients ...


276— Poverty And Pathogens In 19th Century Rochester, New York; Poorhouses And Other Public Housing, Tyler Haug 2021 SUNY Geneseo

276— Poverty And Pathogens In 19th Century Rochester, New York; Poorhouses And Other Public Housing, Tyler Haug

GREAT Day

Legislation in the early 19th century resulted in the construction of public housing in the form of poorhouses and orphanages by many states to provide housing for those in need (Huddleson 2012). Reports on the conditions of these facilities within New York State show that many of them lacked adequate sources of water for washing, proper ventilation, and sanitary conditions for the inmates (Stuhler 2013). These conditions, along with crowding in many of the facilities led to the increased spread of pathogen borne diseases such as measles, typhoid fever, tuberculosis (consumption), and pneumonia. By analyzing the death records from patients ...


Final Culminating Project: Program Development, Erin Helms 2021 Nova Southeastern University

Final Culminating Project: Program Development, Erin Helms

Department of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Capstone Projects

This 16-week capstone project was completed at Parker Place, a children’s health, and wellness center, with a focus on program development and advocacy with additional work related to leadership and administration. The overall goal of the capstone project was to determine the benefit of using an occupation-based approach to enhance health outcomes for the patients at Parker Place. The capstone student provided education about the role of occupational therapy in a non-traditional setting, created a program to help patients acquire sustainable healthy habits, developed a workshop for families struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and provided resources about picky ...


Neurosurgical Praxis Guidelines During The Covid-19 Outbreak. Consensus-Based On Currently Available Literature., José Antonio Soriano Sánchez, Bárbara Nettel Rueda, José Alberto Israel Romero Rangel, Armando Alpizar Aguirre, Miguel Ángel Andrade-Ramos, Ulises García Dr., Diego Mendez Rosito, Jorge A. Santos, Sara Patricia Pérez Reyes, Julian Eduardo Soto Abraham, Jose E. Valerio Pascua, Marco Antonio Barajas Romero, Eduardo Díaz Juárez, Alma Griselda Ramírez Reyes, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Claudia Katiutska González Valdez, Félix Domínguez Cortinas, Noé Santiago Ramírez, Tenoch Herrada Pineda, Manuel Eduardo Soto García, Edgar Nathal Vera, Gustavo Melo Guzmán 2021 The American British Cowdray Medical Center IAP

Neurosurgical Praxis Guidelines During The Covid-19 Outbreak. Consensus-Based On Currently Available Literature., José Antonio Soriano Sánchez, Bárbara Nettel Rueda, José Alberto Israel Romero Rangel, Armando Alpizar Aguirre, Miguel Ángel Andrade-Ramos, Ulises García Dr., Diego Mendez Rosito, Jorge A. Santos, Sara Patricia Pérez Reyes, Julian Eduardo Soto Abraham, Jose E. Valerio Pascua, Marco Antonio Barajas Romero, Eduardo Díaz Juárez, Alma Griselda Ramírez Reyes, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Claudia Katiutska González Valdez, Félix Domínguez Cortinas, Noé Santiago Ramírez, Tenoch Herrada Pineda, Manuel Eduardo Soto García, Edgar Nathal Vera, Gustavo Melo Guzmán

Archives of Neurosurgery

INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization recommended several strategies to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, including optimization of care for all patients, especially the seriously ill. Given the strain, the pandemic has posed on healthcare systems around the world, many neurosurgical associations have provided triage recommendations for patients to save resources for the pandemic. We aimed to provide practical recommendations based on specific illnesses requiring surgical procedures commonly performed by neurosurgeons on a life-threatening basis of patient illness. We consider this guideline will help neurosurgeons for the appropriate triage of patients on a daily-situation basis during this pandemic.

METHODS: The Mexican Society ...


“Feeling Clean”: Stigma And Intravaginal Practices Among Female Entertainment Workers In Cambodia, Carinne Brody, Rachel L. Berkowitz, Pheak Chhoun, Kathryn C. Kaplan, Sovannary Tuot, Siyan Yi 2021 Touro University California

“Feeling Clean”: Stigma And Intravaginal Practices Among Female Entertainment Workers In Cambodia, Carinne Brody, Rachel L. Berkowitz, Pheak Chhoun, Kathryn C. Kaplan, Sovannary Tuot, Siyan Yi

Faculty Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity

Background

Intravaginal practices (IVPs), methods used by women most often to manage vaginal hygiene and address perceived disruptions to vaginal health, may increase the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This qualitative study explores the social, professional, and peer context surrounding IVPs, the experiences of self-cleaning or getting cleaned from a health professional, and the perceived impacts of IVPs among female entertainment workers (FEWs) in Cambodia.

Methods

In 2017, we conducted 27 focus group discussions from four provinces, and 16 follow-up semi-structured in-depth interviews with purposively selected participants in two provinces. Data collection ...


Does Time-Weighted Averaging For Wbgt And Metabolic Rate Work For Work-Recovery Cycles?, John W. Flach 2021 University of South Florida

Does Time-Weighted Averaging For Wbgt And Metabolic Rate Work For Work-Recovery Cycles?, John W. Flach

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Heat stress affects thousands of works annually by causing heat-related illnesses. Wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) is a widely accepted metric to assess the environmental contributions to heat stress. WBGT-based occupational exposure limits (OELs) include the ACGIH TLVs and the NIOSH RELs. The OEL threshold is adjusted downward with increasing metabolic rate. Further, there is an OEL for acclimatized and non-acclimatized workers. An often-recommended intervention found within a heat stress management program is work-recovery cycles to manage exposure. To prescribe work-recovery cycles, the common practice is to use time-weighted averaging (TWA) for the WBGT and the metabolic rate. The purpose ...


Face Mask Use To Protect Against Covid-19; Importance Of Substrate, Fit, And User Tendencies, Evelyn Kassel 2021 University of South Florida

Face Mask Use To Protect Against Covid-19; Importance Of Substrate, Fit, And User Tendencies, Evelyn Kassel

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In 2019, a novel respiratory illness appeared in China and spread rapidly though the country. It was determined that the SARS–CoV-2 virus was the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of 2020, almost every continent was experiencing the effects of COVID-19. The virus caused health officials difficulty in determining its route of transmission. They worked tirelessly to discover it was spread via respiratory droplets. Panicked buyers wiped out protective equipment like medical masks and respirators, regardless of what was needed. Essential employees and first responders were subject to large scale personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages as health ...


Acclimatization Protocols And Their Outcomes, Ayub M. Odera 2021 University of South Florida

Acclimatization Protocols And Their Outcomes, Ayub M. Odera

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Heat acclimatization provides the opportunity to better tolerate heat stress. Different methods are used to acclimatize participants as part of heat stress studies in the laboratory. The usual acclimatization protocols are greater than the occupational exposure limit represented by the ACGIH TLV® and NIOSH REL. The purpose of this paper was to examine the acclimatization state prior to and at the end of a one-week acclimatization program using two acclimatization protocols.

Prior heat stress studies at the University of South Florida (USF) used two heat stress conditions for participants’ acclimatization. Participants (n = 43) were evaluated using four different studies consisting ...


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