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Volume 28 Issue 1, May 2018

Letters to Editor

Free accessLetterFirst published January 8, 2018pp. 5–7
Free accessLetterFirst published January 8, 2018pp. 8–9
  • Timothy Hadden Ciesielski

Commentary & Controversy

Free accessArticle commentaryFirst published September 18, 2017pp. 10–23
  • Melvyn Kopstein
Health agencies and institutions utilize International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monographs because they are said to represent authoritative cancer evaluations and scientific references. The United States National Cancer Institute has provided ...
Free accessArticle commentaryFirst published October 11, 2017pp. 24–32
  • Don J. Lofgren
The filtering facepiece air-purifying respirator is annually purchased in the tens of millions and widely used for worker protection from harmful airborne particulates. The workplace consumers of this safety product, i.e., employers, workers, and safety ...

Scientific Solutions

Free accessResearch articleFirst published January 24, 2018pp. 33–54
  • Emily Stiehl
  • Linda Forst
Safety climate, employees’ perceptions of work-related safety, has been promoted as a leading indicator of workplace safety in construction., While research has primarily examined internal organizational sources (e.g., manager attitudes, formal ...

Scientific Solutions
State of the Evidence Review

Free accessResearch articleFirst published April 16, 2018pp. 55–78
  • Connie L. Engel
  • M. Sharima Rasanayagam
  • Janet M. Gray
  • Jeanne Rizzo
The authors undertook a scoping review to assess the literature from 2002 to 2017 on the relationship between occupation and female breast cancer. Case–control, cohort, and meta-analytic studies suggest that women working as flight attendants, in medical ...
Free accessResearch articleFirst published April 16, 2018pp. 79–95
  • Connie L. Engel
  • M. Sharima Rasanayagam
  • Janet M. Gray
  • Jeanne Rizzo
A review of case–control, cohort, and meta-analytic studies on breast cancer, occupation, and work-related exposures from 2002 to 2017 revealed significant methodological limitations in the current literature. As part of our review, we tabulated the ...


Free accessResearch articleFirst published October 26, 2017pp. 96–109
  • Michael A. Flynn
  • Sheli DeLaney
  • Clair Willeford
An interactive tutorial on using a mouse for first-time computer users was developed as part of a training CD-ROM tailored for Latino immigrant workers in trenching and excavation. It was designed for Spanish-speaking users with varying levels of formal ...
Open AccessResearch articleFirst published January 8, 2018pp. 110–130
  • Juliana M. Simmons
  • Amy K. Liebman
  • Rosemary K. Sokas
Primary care clinicians may be the only source of occupational healthcare for many low-wage, high-risk workers who experience disproportionate occupational hazards. The authors explored barriers to providing occupational healthcare and recommendations for ...
Free accessResearch articleFirst published February 8, 2018pp. 131–150
  • Katja Draksler
  • Nataša Dernovšček Hafner
  • Niko Arnerić
  • Metoda Dodič Fikfak
Organizational restructuring is associated with greater mortality and morbidity of the workers affected by it. We examined the quality of workers’ health at a textile manufacturing company after restructuring, comparing three groups of workers: workers ...
Free accessResearch articleFirst published November 23, 2017pp. 151–168
  • Won Gi Jhang
This study was conducted to investigate the causes and consequences of the vulnerability of occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations to deregulation during a period of economic crisis in the Republic of Korea. Analysis of Korea’s national ...


Free accessOtherFirst published April 16, 2018pp. 169–170