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Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Wiezer, N.M. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Schelvis, R.M.C. (author)
Aim: Intervention mapping (IM) is a method to systematically design interventions that is applied regularly within the public health domain. This study investigates whether IM is effectively used within the occupational safety and health domain as well. Specifically, this study explores the relation between the fidelity regarding the use of the...
article 2021
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Swuste, P. (author), Zwaard, W. (author), Groeneweg, J. (author), Guldenmund, F. (author)
The origin of occupational safety, as an area of main interest of the government, the industry, the unions, and scientists starts in the Netherlands at the end of the 19th century. Roughly in the same period occupational medicine becomes a separate domain. Only just after World War II are safety professionals organised in associations. Starting...
article 2019
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Polderdijk, M. (author), Vanderfeesten, I. (author), Erasmus, J. (author), Traganos, K. (author), Bosch, T. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author), Fahland, D. (author)
Process models are schematic representations of business processes and support analysis for process redesign. A process model may be enhanced with additional information to further improve its analytical value (e.g. costs, throughput times, etc.). To support analysis of human factors in manufacturing processes, this paper introduces a new...
conference paper 2018
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Koivisto, A.J. (author), Kling, K.I. (author), Fonseca, A.S. (author), Brostrøm Bluhme, A. (author), Moreman, M. (author), Yu, M. (author), Costa, A.L. (author), Giovanni, B. (author), Ortelli, S. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Vogel, U. (author), Jensen, K.A. (author)
Nanoscale TiO2 (nTiO2) is manufactured in high volumes and is of potential concern in occupational health. Here, we measured workers exposure levels while ceramic honeycombs were dip coated with liquid photoactive nanoparticle suspension and dried with an air blade. The measured nTiO2 concentration levels were used to assess process specific...
article 2018
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Koldijk, S. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Kraaij, W. (author)
Employees often report the experience of stress at work. In the SWELL project we investigate how new context aware pervasive systems can support knowledge workers to diminish stress. The focus of this paper is on developing automatic classifiers to infer working conditions and stress related mental states from a multimodal set of sensor data ...
article 2018
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van Kampen, J. (author), van der Beek, D. (author), Steijn, W. (author), Groeneweg, J. (author), Guldenmund, F. (author)
Background. Organisations spend a considerable amount of time and effort on diagnosing and analysing risks within their organisation. In the area of occupational and process safety, a myriad of employee survey instruments is available. Many studies show that operational processes play an important role in an organisations overall safety. Yet, so...
article 2017
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Drupsteen, L. (author), Boustras, G. (author)
Providing safety information to visitors is an important task of each employer, but there is little evidence on what instructions are most effective. This study explores the effectiveness of visitor instructions that are currently in use, by identifying what objectives of visitor instruction are considered most important and assessing whether...
article 2016
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Remoundou, K. (author), Brennan, M. (author), Sacchettini, G. (author), Panzone, L. (author), Butler-Ellis, M.C. (author), Capri, E. (author), Charistou, A. (author), Chaideftou, E. (author), Gerritsen-Ebben, M.G. (author), Machera, K. (author), Spanoghe, P. (author), Glass, R. (author), Marchis, A. (author), Doanngoc, K. (author), Hart, A. (author), Frewer, L.J. (author)
The EU Directive on the sustainable use of pesticides (EU128/2009/EC) requires European Member States to develop training activities targeting occupational exposure to pesticides, and communication material aimed at residents and bystanders. Risk perceptions, knowledge and attitudes associated with passive and occupational exposure to pesticide...
article 2015
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Coenen, P. (author), Formanoy, M. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Kraker, H. (author)
Exposure to mechanical vibrations at work (e.g., due to handling powered tools) is a potential occupational risk as it may cause upper extremity complaints. However, reliable and valid assessment methods for vibration exposure at work are lacking. Measuring hand-arm vibration objectively is often difficult and expensive, while often used...
article 2014
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Fransman, W. (author), Kager, H. (author), Meijster, T. (author), Heederik, D. (author), Kromhout, H. (author), Portengen, L. (author), Blaauboer, B.J. (author)
Several studies showed that oncology nurses are exposed to antineoplastic drugs via the skin during daily activities. Several antineoplastic drugs (including cyclophosphamide) have been classified as carcinogenic to humans. This study aims to assess the leukemia risk of occupational exposure to cyclophosphamide. Average task frequencies from the...
article 2014
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Wiezer, N.M. (author), Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.M.C. (author), Oprins, E. (author)
Work-related stress is a large occupational risks in the Netherlands but interventions to reduce this risk are not implemented in organizations. The characteristics of a serious game make it a useful training tool for managers to raise awareness on their role in stimulating work engagement and managing work-related stress. In this research...
conference paper 2013
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Work-related musculoskeletal pain (MSP) risk assessments by trained observers are often used in ergonomic practice; however, the validity may be questionable. We investigated the predictive value of work-site MSP risk estimates in a prospective cohort study of 1745 workers. Trained observers estimated the risk of MSP (neck, shoulder or low-back...
article 2012
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Savolainen, K. (author), Pylkkänen, L. (author), Norppa, H. (author), Falck, G. (author), Lindberg, H. (author), Tuomi, T. (author), Vippola, M. (author), Alenius, H. (author), Hämeri, K. (author), Koivisto, J. (author), Brouwer, D. (author), Mark, D. (author), Bard, D. (author), Berges, M. (author), Jankowska, E. (author), Posniak, M. (author), Farmer, P. (author), Singh, R. (author), Krombach, F. (author), Bihari, P. (author), Kasper, G. (author), Seipenbusch, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The significance of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and nanotechnologies grows rapidly. Nanotechnology applications may have a positive marked impact on many aspects of on human every day life, for example by providing means for the production of clean energy and pure drinking water. Hundreds of consumer nano-based products are already on the...
article 2010
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IJmker, S. (author), Mikkers, J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction: "Ergonomic" questionnaires are widely used in epidemiological field studies to study the association between workstation characteristics, work posture and musculoskeletal disorders among office workers. Findings have been inconsistent regarding the putative adverse effect of work postures. Underestimation of the true association...
article 2008
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Fransman, W. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Meijster, T. (author), van Hemmen, J. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Goede, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: This paper describes the development and evaluation of an evidence database on the effectiveness of risk management measures (RMMs) to control inhalation exposure. This database is referred to as Exposure Control Efficacy Library (ECEL). Methods: A comprehensive review of scientific journals in the occupational hygiene field was...
article 2008
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Tielemans, E. (author), Noy, D. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), Heussen, H. (author), van der Schaaf, D. (author), West, J. (author), Fransman, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In The Netherlands, the web-based tool called 'Stoffenmanager' was initially developed to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises to prioritize and control risks of handling chemical products in their workplaces. The aim of the present study was to explore the accuracy of the Stoffenmanager exposure algorithm. This was done by comparing its...
article 2008
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van Hamberg - Reenen, H.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B. (author), van der Grinten, M.P. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate if peak or cumulative musculoskeletal discomfort may predict future low-back, neck or shoulder pain among symptom-free workers. At baseline, discomfort per body region was rated on a 10-point scale six times during a working day. Questionnaires on pain were sent out three times...
article 2008
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Marquart, H. (author), Heussen, H. (author), Le Feber, M. (author), Noy, D. (author), Tielemans, E. (author), Schinkel, J. (author), West, J. (author), van der Schaaf, D. (author)
In the scope of a Dutch programme to reinforce the working conditions policy on hazardous substances, an internet-based tool was developed to help small- and medium-sized companies to handle hazardous substances with more care. The heart of this tool, called the Stoffenmanager, is a risk banding scheme. It combines a hazard banding scheme...
article 2008
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Burdorf, A. (author), Windhorst, J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van der Molen, H. (author), Swuste, P.H.J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study describes the impact of the use of mechanised equipment on physical load and workers' health among road workers and floor layers by comparing the traditional manual work method with frequently occurring scenarios of use of this new equipment. Continuous direct measurements of postures were linked to real-time observations of tasks and...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hertsenberg, S. (author), Brouwer, D. (author), Lurvink, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), Rijnders, E. (author), Tielemans, E. (author)
Self-assessment of exposure (SAE) refers to any exposure assessment methodology wherein the worker takes an active role in establishing his or her exposure status. The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability and feasibility of SAE approaches among shoe repair workers collecting exposure data over a 3 month period. This study...
article 2007
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