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"The Action Level".

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J Thomas Pierce

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):D75-D76

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December 2018

From the Editor: Review Articles and Commentaries.

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Renée Anthony

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):D73-D74

a College of Public Health, The University of Iowa , Iowa City , Iowa.

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December 2018

2018 Subject Index.

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J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):882-898

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December 2018

2018 Author Index.

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J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):871-881

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December 2018

The reciprocal calculation procedure for setting occupational exposure limits for hydrocarbon solvents: An update.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 31:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

c Shell International B.V. , Shell Health , The Hague , Netherlands.

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January 2019

Letter to the Editor in regards to "The reciprocal calculation procedure for setting occupational exposure limits for hydrocarbon solvents".

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 31:1-4. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Forschungs-und Beratungsinstitut Gefahrstoffe GmbH (FoBiG) , Klarastr. 63 , 79106 Freiburg , Germany.

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January 2019

Derivation of internal dose-based thresholds of toxicological concern for occupational inhalation exposure to systemically-acting organic chemical vapors.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 24:1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

a École de Santé Publique de l'Université de Montréal (ESPUM) , Montréal , Québec , Canada .

This study aimed at deriving occupational thresholds of toxicological concern for inhalation exposure to systemically-acting organic chemical vapors using predicted internal doses. The latter were also used to evaluate the quantitative relationship between occupational exposure limit and internal dose. Three internal dose measures were identified for investigation: (i) the daily area under the venous blood concentration versus time curve, (ii) the daily rate of the amount of parent chemical metabolized and (iii) the maximum venous blood concentration at the end of an 8-h work shift. Read More

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January 2019
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Fate of the inhaled smoke particles from fire scenes in the nasal airway of a realistic firefighter: A simulation study.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 22:1-13. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

b School of Engineering - Mechanical and Automotive , RMIT University , Bundoora , Victoria , Australia.

Understanding the inhalation, transport and deposition of smoke particles during fire missions are important to evaluating the health risks for firefighters. In this study, measurements from Underwriters Laboratories' large-scale fire experiments on smoke particle size distribution and concentration in three residential fire scenes were incorporated into models to investigate the fate of inhaled toxic ultrafine particulates in a realistic firefighter nasal cavity model. Deposition equations were developed, and the actual particle dosimetry (in mass, number and surface area) was evaluated. Read More

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January 2019
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Performance evaluation of disposable inhalable aerosol sampler at a copper electrorefinery.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 14:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

d Department of Mechanical Engineering , Colorado State University , Fort Collins , CO 80526 , USA.

This study evaluates the performance of the disposable inhalable aerosol sampler (DIAS), a new sampler developed to be more cost-effective than the traditional inhalable particle samplers and comparable to the inhalable particle sampling convention. Forty-eight pairs of the DIAS prototype and the IOM sampler were utilized to collect copper exposure measurements (23 personal and 25 area) at an electrorefinery facility. The geometric mean (GM) value of ratios of exposure data (DIAS/IOM) was 1. Read More

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January 2019
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Modelling of exposure to respirable and inhalable welding fumes at German workplaces.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 9:1-20. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

a Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance , Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum (IPA) , Bochum , Germany.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified welding fumes as carcinogenic to humans, and occupational exposure limits should be established to protect welders. The aim of this study is to estimate exposure levels to inhalable and respirable welding fumes by welding process in order to use them for exposure assessment in epidemiological studies and to derive occupational exposure limits. In total, 15,473 mass concentrations of inhalable and 9,161 concentrations of respirable welding fumes could be analyzed along with welding-related and sampling information, which were compiled in the German database MEGA between 1983 and 2016. Read More

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January 2019
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Evaluation of percentage-based radon testing requirements for federally-funded multi-family housing projects.

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Antonio Neri

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

a Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship, Population Health Workforce Branch, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Support , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta , GA.

Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Recommendations for radon testing in multi-family housing focus on testing a percentage of all units. There is considerable variability among recommendations as well as their implementation. Read More

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January 2019
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The power of the crowd: Prospects and pitfalls for citizen science in occupational health.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 8:1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

c Department of Mechanical Engineering , Colorado State University , Fort Collins , CO 80523.

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January 2019
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Testing a revised inlet for the personal dust monitor.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 8:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Mining Research Division , 626 Cochrans Mill Road , Pittsburgh , PA , 15236.

A person-wearable dust monitor that provides nearly real-time, mass-based readings of respirable dust was developed for use in underground coal mines. This personal dust monitor (PDM) combined dust sampling instrumentation with a cap lamp (and battery) into one belt-wearable unit, with the air inlet mounted on the cap lamp. However, obsolescence of belt-carried cap lamp and batteries in coal mining ensued and led end users to request that the cap lamp and battery be removed from the PDM. Read More

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January 2019
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Stressors, allostatic load, and health outcomes among women hotel housekeepers: A pilot study.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 7:1-36. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing , University of Michigan .

Hotel housekeepers are exposed to stressors at work and outside of work. Little is known about these workers' pathophysiological responses to those stressors. Allostatic load is a concept increasingly used to understand pathophysiologic manifestations of individuals' bodily response to stress. Read More

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January 2019
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Occupational exposure to beryllium in French industries.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec 20:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

c Pollutants Metrology Division, Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité , Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy , France.

Beryllium (Be) is a metal mainly used in the form of alloys, with copper (Cu) and aluminium (Al) in the metal industry. Be is an extremely toxic element which must be handled under strictly controlled conditions to avoid health hazards to workers. Exposure to Be can be responsible for Chronic Beryllium Disease, a pulmonary disease preceded by sensitization to the element, and for lung cancer. Read More

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December 2018
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Size, composition, morphology and health implications of airborne incidental metal-containing nanoparticles.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec 20:1-33. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry , University of California San Diego , La Jolla , CA.

There is great concern in the adverse health implications of engineered nanoparticles. However, there are many circumstances where the production of incidental nanoparticles, i.e. Read More

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December 2018
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Occupational exposure to gaseous and particulate contaminants originating from additive manufacturing of liquid, powdered and filament plastic materials and related post-processes.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec 12:1-36. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

a School of Engineering and Technology , Savonia University of Applied Sciences , Kuopio , Finland.

The aim of this study was to measure the concentrations of gaseous and particulate contaminants originated from additive manufacturing operations and post-processes in an occupational setting when plastics were used as feedstock materials. Secondary aims were to evaluate the concentration levels based on proposed exposure limits and target values and to propose means to reduce exposure to contaminants released in additive manufacturing processes. Volatile organic compounds were sampled with Tenax® TA adsorption tubes and analyzed with thermo desorption gas chromatography-mass spectrometry instrument. Read More

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December 2018
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"The Action Level".

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J Thomas Pierce

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov;15(11):D71-D72

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November 2018

Pilot study on the efficiency of water-only decontamination for firefighters' turnout gear.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 28:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

a Department of Environmental Health , University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati , Ohio.

Firefighters are exposed to toxic environments upon entering burning structures. Many structures contain synthetic materials which release toxic chemicals when on fire. These chemicals can enter the body through multiple routes of exposure, including inhalation and skin absorption. Read More

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November 2018
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Application of the draft NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process to Bisphenol A: A case study.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Feb 4:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Cincinnati , Ohio.

Bisphenol A is a commercially important chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic, epoxy resins, and other specialty products. Despite an extensive body of in vitro, animal and human observational studies on the effects of exposure to bisphenol A, no authoritative bodies in the U.S. Read More

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February 2019
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Noise at sea: Characterization of extended shift noise exposures among U.S. Navy aircraft carrier support personnel.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 20:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

a Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics , F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Bethesda , Maryland.

The purpose of this investigation was to characterize 12-hr on-duty, 12-hr off-duty, and 24-hr noise exposures among U.S. Navy aircraft carrier support personnel. Read More

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November 2018
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Exposure to airborne nano-titanium dioxide during airless spray painting and sanding.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 19:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

a CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training , Silver Spring , Maryland.

The objectives of the study were to measure and characterize exposure to airborne nanoscale titanium dioxide during airless spraying and sanding of a nano-enabled paint, and to evaluate the effectiveness of dust capture methods in reducing airborne nanoparticle concentrations. A tradesperson performed the work activities in an environmentally controlled chamber. Samples were collected in the tradesperson's breathing zone and in surrounding areas to assess bystander exposure. Read More

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November 2018
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Bacterial colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in the ICU and effectiveness of sanitization.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 15:1-4. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

a Ramsay-Générale de Santé , Hôpital Privé Claude Galien, Service de Réanimation Polyvalente, Quincy-sous-Sénart , France.

Extra-European studies report high rates of multi-drug resistant bacteria colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in intensive care units. We aimed to assess the prevalence of bacterial colonization of healthcare workers' mobile phones in an intensive care unit in France and the effectiveness of a sanitization product. We designed a prospective, monocentric study in a 15-bed intensive care unit within a 300-bed private hospital. Read More

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November 2018
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Quantitative evaluation of carbon nanomaterial releases during electric heating wire cutting and sawing machine cutting of expanded polystyrene-based composites using thermal carbon analysis.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 14:1-44. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

b Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC) , 16-1 Onogawa , Tsukuba , Ibaraki , 305-8569 , Japan.

Field measurements were conducted at a facility where expanded polystyrene-based carbon nanomaterial composites, namely, carbon nanotube and carbon black composites, were cut with an electric heating wire cutter or a circular sawing machine. The aerosol particles released during the cutting of the composites were measured using real-time aerosol monitoring, gravimetric analysis, thermal carbon analysis, and scanning electron microscopic observations. This study had two major goals: (1) to quantitatively evaluate the concentrations of airborne carbon nanomaterials during the cutting of their composites; (2) to evaluate the capability of thermal carbon analysis to quantify airborne carbon nanomaterials in the presence of expanded polystyrene-derived particles. Read More

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November 2018
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From the Editor: Progress on JOEH procedural changes.

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Renee Anthony

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct;15(10):D65-D66

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October 2018
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"The Action Level".

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J Thomas Pierce

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct;15(10):D67-D68

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October 2018
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Characterization of CO and NO exposures of ice skating rink maintenance workers.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 14:1-23. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah , Salt Lake City , UT 84108.

Air quality is a common concern among indoor ice rink facilities due to the use of gasoline/propane ice resurfacing equipment. Although previous studies have investigated spectator, guest, and skater exposures, a review of the literature revealed little published research regarding ice maintenance employees' exposures. Ice maintenance includes edging and resurfacing. Read More

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November 2018
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Firefighter hood contamination: Efficiency of laundering to remove PAHs and FRs.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Feb 7:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

f Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary , Williamsburg , Virginia.

Firefighters are occupationally exposed to products of combustion containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and flame retardants (FRs), potentially contributing to their increased risk for certain cancers. Personal protective equipment (PPE), including firefighter hoods, helps to reduce firefighters' exposure to toxic substances during fire responses by providing a layer of material on which contaminants deposit prior to reaching the firefighters skin. However, over time hoods that retain some contamination may actually contribute to firefighters' systemic dose. Read More

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February 2019
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Collection of airborne ultrafine cellulose nanocrystals by impinger with an efficiency mimicking deposition in the human respiratory system.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 14:1-28. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Materials Science and Engineering , 445 Old Turner Street 213 Holden Hall Blacksburg , Blacksburg , Virginia 24061-0131 , United States.

As cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are increasing in production, establishing safe workplace practices in industry will be paramount to their continued use and growth. Particles other than CNCs with similar high aspect ratios have exhibited toxicity on inhalation. Safeguards are needed to monitor concentrations of CNCs in air in industrial and laboratory settings to protect workers. Read More

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November 2018
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Efficacy of Paired Electrochemical Sensors for Measuring Ozone Concentrations.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 9:1-32. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

a Department of Environmental Health and Engineering , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , MD.

Typical low-cost electrochemical sensors for ozone (O) are also highly responsive to nitrogen dioxide (NO). Consequently, a single sensor's response to O is indistinguishable from its response to NO. Recently, a method for quantifying O concentrations became commercially available (Alphasense Ltd. Read More

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November 2018
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Factors affecting smoke and crystalline silica exposure among wildland firefighters.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Nov 8:1-36. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

b USDA Forest Service, Technology & Development , Boise , Idaho , USA.

Smoke exposure data among U.S. wildland firefighters for carbon monoxide, respirable particulate and respirable crystalline silica are presented from a field surveillance program between 2009 and 2012. Read More

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November 2018
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Occupational exposure to trichloramine and trihalomethanes: adverse health effects among personnel in habilitation and rehabilitation swimming pools.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct 18:1-32. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

a Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health , Örebro University , SE-701 85 Örebro , Sweden.

Personnel in swimming pool facilities typically experience ocular, nasal, and respiratory symptoms due to water chlorination and consequent exposure to disinfection by-products in the air. The aim of the study was to investigate exposure to trichloramine and trihalomethanes (chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform) from the perspective of adverse health effects on the personnel at Swedish habilitation and rehabilitation swimming pools. The study included ten habilitation and rehabilitation swimming pool facilities in nine Swedish cities. Read More

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October 2018
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A field evaluation of a single sampler for respirable and inhalable indium and dust measurements at an indium-tin oxide manufacturing facility.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 28:1-12. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Respiratory Health Division , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Morgantown , West Virginia.

Indium-tin oxide production has increased greatly in the last 20 years subsequent to increased global demand for touch screens and photovoltaics. Previous studies used measurements of indium in blood as an indicator of indium exposure and observed associations with adverse respiratory outcomes. However, correlations between measurements of blood indium and airborne respirable indium are inconsistent, in part because of the long half-life of indium in blood, but also because respirable indium measurements do not incorporate inhalable indium that can contribute to the observed biological burden. Read More

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January 2019
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Endotoxin, cat, and house dust mite allergens in electrostatic cloths and bedroom dust.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 28:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Otago , Wellington , Wellington , New Zealand.

Environmental exposure to endotoxin, Fel d I (cat) allergen and Der p I (house dust mite) allergen have been associated with asthma symptoms and have been measured in the environment using various sampling methods, including the electrostatic dust collector. The objectives of this study were to investigate whether levels of endotoxin and allergens were detectable in electrostatic dust collectors and to examine the correlation of allergen and endotoxin levels between electrostatic dust collectors and vacuum sampling methods (floor dust and mattress dust). Electrostatic cloths, bedroom floor dust and mattress dust samples from a subset of 60 homes were randomly selected from the Health of Occupants of Mouldy Homes study for allergen and endotoxin analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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The impact of canister geometry on chemical biological radiological and nuclear filter performance: A computational fluid dynamics analysis.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Oct 9:1-35. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

b Defence Science and Technology Laboratory , Porton Down , Salisbury , SP4 0JQ , UK.

Steady-state axisymmetric simulations using the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations have been carried out in order to optimize the performance of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) canister filter for its use in a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). Alterations have been made to the shape of the canister, the spacing of the rear wall of the canister with regard to the carbon filter, and the bracketing between (i) the particulate filter and the carbon bed and (ii) the carbon bed and the canister wall. The pressure drop across the canister and the residence time distribution at the rear of the carbon bed have been analysed in detail based on an extensive parametric analysis involving the aforementioned variations. Read More

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October 2018
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Actual and simulated weather data to evaluate wet bulb globe temperature and heat index as alerts for occupational heat-related illness.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 28:1-12. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration , Washington , DC.

Heat stress occupational exposure limits (OELs) were developed in the 1970s to prevent heat-related illnesses (HRIs). The OELs define the maximum safe wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) for a given physical activity level. This study's objectives were to compute the sensitivity of heat stress OELs and determine if Heat Index could be a surrogate for WBGT. Read More

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January 2019
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Comparison between personal sampling methodologies for evaluating diesel particulate matter exposures in mines: submicron total carbon corrected for the adsorption of vapor-phase organic carbon vs. respirable total carbon.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Jan 28:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health , Université de Montréal , Montreal , Canada.

In the mining industry, personal measurements of elemental and total carbon are frequently used as surrogates of diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure, and the respirable or submicron fractions are usually measured. However, vapor-phase organic carbon (OC) can be adsorbed in the filters, interfering with total carbon results. This study presents a comparative evaluation between the submicron fraction of DPM concentrations corrected for the adsorption of the vapor-phase OC (dynamic blank), and the respirable fraction of DPM corrected for a field blank. Read More

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January 2019
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"The Action Level".

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J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Sep;15(9):D63-D64

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September 2018
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The acute effect of training fire exercises on fire service instructors.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Feb 4:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

a Environmental Extremes Laboratory , University of Brighton , Eastbourne , UK.

Fire service instructors (FSI) regularly experience different types of fire exercises, however the strain experienced from these scenarios is not well understood. This study aims to identify the physiological and perceptual strain of Fire Service Instructors (FSI) to three training exercises: DEMO, ATTACK, COMPARTMENT, and the different roles performed: SETTER, INSTRUCTOR. The study also aims to assess the effect that different exercise patterns over a day (BOX, MULTI, COMBINATION) have on immunological responses. Read More

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February 2019
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Modeling the role of fomites in a norovirus outbreak.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2019 Feb 4:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

a Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health , The University of Arizona , Tucson , AZ.

Norovirus accounts for a large portion of the gastroenteritis disease burden, and outbreaks have occurred in a wide variety of environments. Understanding the role of fomites in norovirus transmission will inform behavioral interventions, such as hand washing and surface disinfection. The purpose of this study was to estimate the contribution of fomite-mediated exposures to infection and illness risks in outbreaks. Read More

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February 2019
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"The Action Level".

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J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Aug;15(8):D61-D62

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August 2018
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Efficacy of four cleaning solutions for the decontamination of selected cytotoxic drugs on the different surfaces of an automated compounding system.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Sep 19:1-25. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

a Department of Pharmacy , University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz , Germany.

The automated aseptic preparation of ready-to-administer antineoplastic drug solutions with robotic systems reduces the risk of occupational exposure. However, the surfaces in the preparation area of the robot are to be cleaned by wiping with an appropriate cleaning solution. The aim of the study was to evaluate the cleaning efficacy of four cleaning solutions on four surface materials installed in the APOTECAchemo robot. Read More

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September 2018
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Occupational Coccidioidomycosis in a heavy equipment operator.

Authors:
Mark Nicas

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):841-846

a School of Public Health, University of California , Berkeley California.

This article describes a case of Coccidioidomycosis pneumonia in an individual who worked in the McKittrick Oil Field, Kern County, California, for 15 days during an approximate 1-month period in 2016. Coccidioidomycosis is caused by inhaling spores of Coccidioides immitis (C. immitis), a soil fungus endemic in regions of California, most notably the San Joaquin Valley. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of occupational exposure to airborne chlorine dioxide of healthcare workers using impregnated wipes during high-level disinfection of non-lumened flexible nasoendoscopes.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):818-823

d Department of Hand Surgery , Singapore Health Services , Singapore.

Routine flexible nasoendoscopy in otolaryngology clinics is well established, the rate-limiting step of which being the speed of the nasoendoscopes reprocessing method used. Non-lumened flexible nasoendoscopes are expensive, heat-sensitive, delicate instruments that cannot be sterilized in an autoclave but must be disinfected by means of high level disinfection (HLD). In one of the public hospitals in Singapore, the method of disinfection was recently changed to the use of commercial impregnated wipes which generates less than 1% chlorine dioxide upon activation. Read More

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December 2018
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Development of a new method for biomonitoring of multiple metals in occupational exposure.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):833-840

b Department of Occupational Hygiene, School of Public Health and Safety , Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science , Tehran , Iran.

The assessment of co-exposure to several types of metal contamination poses a hurdle for occupational monitoring. Determination of elements in biological samples is an important way to evaluate occupational exposure. However, optimized methods for the extraction of multiple metals from biological samples have not been reported in recent studies. Read More

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December 2018
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Occupational exposures to agricultural dust by Western Australian wheat-belt farmers during seeding operations.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):824-832

a School of Public Health , Curtin University , Bentley , WA , Australia.

Agricultural operations routinely expose farm workers to high levels of soil dust and other airborne particulate matter that have been linked to adverse health outcomes. The main objective of this study was to investigate exposure to agricultural dust during seeding operations of Western Australian farm workers. Twenty-one wheat-belt farms were recruited to participate in the study. Read More

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December 2018
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Identifying determinants of noise in a medical intensive care unit.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):810-817

b Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine , University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Continuous and intermittent exposure to noise elevates stress, increases blood pressure, and disrupts sleep among patients in hospital intensive care units. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a behavior-based intervention to reduce noise and to identify determinants of noise in a medical intensive care unit. Staff were trained for 6 weeks to reduce noise during their activities in an effort to keep noise levels below 55 dBA during the day and below 50 dBA at night. Read More

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December 2018
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Occupational physical activity in brewery and office workers.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Sep;15(9):686-699

b Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Science , Colorado State University , Fort Collins , Colorado.

Active lifestyles are beneficial to health and well-being but our workplaces may not be inherently supportive of physical activity at work. With the increasing use of technology in the workplace, many jobs are becoming more sedentary. The purpose of this study was to characterize levels of occupational physical activity (OPA) among active and sedentary workers. Read More

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September 2018
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Physical activity and common tasks of California farm workers: California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS).

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Dec;15(12):857-869

a Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine , University of California , Davis , Davis , Caifornia.

Farm workers are at risk of heat related illness (HRI), but their work rates that contribute to HRI have not been objectively assessed. The CHIPS study collected accelerometer data and characterized the physical activity of major farm tasks. Demographic information, work characteristics, and accelerometer data were collected from 575 farm workers in California. Read More

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December 2018
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