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Tompa, E. (author), Mofidi, A. (author), van den Heuvel, S. (author), van Bree, T. (author), Michaelsen, F. (author), Jung, Y. (author), Porsch, L. (author), van Emmerik, M. (author)
Background. Estimates of the economic burden of work injuries and diseases can help policymakers prioritize occupational health and safety policies and interventions in order to best allocate scarce resources. Several attempts have been made to estimate these economic burdens at the national level, but most have not included a comprehensive list...
article 2021
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Kermavnar, T. (author), de Vries, A.W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
This study is an updated systematic review of papers published in the last 5 years on industrial back-support exoskeletons. The research questions were aimed at addressing the recent findings regarding objective (e.g. body loading, user performance) and subjective evaluations (e.g. user satisfaction), potential side effects, and methodological...
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Riumallo-Herl, C. (author), Schram, J.L.D. (author), Nieboer, D. (author), van der Beek, A.J (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Objectives This study investigated the effects of a national early retirement reform, which was implemented in 2006 and penalized early retirement, on paid employment and different exit pathways and examined whether these effects differ by gender, income level and health status. Methods This study included all Dutch individuals in paid...
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Troelstra, S.A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Harting, J. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Kunst, A.E. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the association between sustained smoking and quitting with work-related outcomes among older workers. Methods: We categorized a sample of older employees into non-smokers, sustained smokers and quitters. Multivariable regression models were used to test longitudinal associations of sustained smoking...
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van de Ven, H. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), de Korte, E.M. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Objectives This study aimed to estimate acute effects of roster characteristics on fatigue and sleep quality and investigated whether these effects differed by individual characteristics. Methods Using an ecological measurement assessment survey, fatigue and sleep quality were daily measured among 223 shift workers for up to eight weeks. A...
article 2021
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Korte, E. (author)
public lecture 2021
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Wiezer, N. (author)
public lecture 2021
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Coenen, P. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Background: This individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis aimed to investigate socioeconomic inequalities in effectiveness on healthy behavior of, and compliance to, workplace health promotion programs. Methods: Dutch (randomized) controlled trials were identified and original IPD were retrieved and harmonized. A two-stage meta-analysis was...
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Scholten, B. (author), Laura Kenny, L. (author), Duca, R.C. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Santonen, T. (author), Galea, K.S. (author), Loh, M. (author), Huumonen, K. (author), Sleeuwenhoek, A. (author), Creta, M. (author), Godderis, L. (author), Jones, K. (author)
Diisocyanates are a group of chemicals that are widely used in occupational settings. They are known to induce various health effects, including skin- and respiratory tract sensitization resulting in allergic dermatitis and asthma. Exposure to diisocyanates has been studied in the past decades by using different types of biomonitoring markers...
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Schram, J.L.D. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Ots, P. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van Zon, K.R. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Objectives To investigate the relation between changes in working conditions and exit from paid employment among workers with a chronic disease. Methods Six waves from the longitudinal Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation (2010–2016), enriched with tax-based employment information from Statistics Netherlands (2011–2017),...
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van den Berge, M. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Pasman, R.W. (author), den Broeder, L. (author), Tamminga, S.J. (author), Hulshof, C.T.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Health interventions often do not reach blue-collar workers. Citizen science engages target groups in the design and execution of health interventions, but has not yet been applied in an occupational setting. This preliminary study determines barriers and facilitators and feasible elements for citizen science to improve the health of blue-collar...
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van der Burg, L. (author), Sepriano, A. (author), Landewé, R. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Ottenheijm, R.P.G. (author), Dinant, G.J. (author), Boonen, A. (author)
Objectives: To compare the construct validity of three presenteeism instruments, using health and economic outcomes as external references, among working persons reporting musculoskeletal complaints. Methods: Data from the prospective Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation were used. Presenteeism measurement comprised a...
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), van der Zwaan, L. (author), de Vroome, E. (author)
The workforce in the Netherlands is ageing, and a shortage of workers is expected in upcoming years because fewer young people enter the labour market and a large number of baby boomers will retire (1). The rising ratio of retired elderly to the active working population puts pressure on public finances, and causes tension in the solidarity...
report 2020
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Loef, B. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Hulsegge, G. (author), van Baarle, D. (author), Proper, K.I. (author)
Objectives Shift work may be associated with an increased incidence of respiratory infections. However, underlying mechanisms are unclear. Therefore, our aim was to examine the mediating role of sleep, physical activity, and diet in the association between shift work and respiratory infections. Methods This prospective cohort study included 396...
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Bouwhuis, S. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Introduction Precarious employment is associated with poor health. Among employees in precarious employment, those with multiple jobs may face additional health risks, e.g. due to combining work schedules and job roles. Our research question is: do differences in health exist between multiple and single job holders in precarious employment?...
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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Venema, A. (author)
The changing world of work has increased the prevalence of psychosocial risks at European workplaces. Psychosocial risks may have severe consequences for workers’ health and well-being. Research has shown that they are related to poorer mental health, depression, cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore, appropriate...
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Dessers, E. (author), Dhondt, S. (author), Ramioul, M. (author), de Schutter, J. (author), Pintelon, L. (author), Decré, W. (author), van Bockhaven, W. (author), Coreynen, W. (author), de Looze, M. (author), van Hootegem, G. (author)
The manufacturing industry is increasingly regarded as an essential ingredient of an ecosystem of production of goods and services. Key enabling technologies are considered to be the motors behind the ongoing digital transformation of industry. Given that there are still a number of open questions that need to be addressed in order to develop...
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van Egmond, M.P. (author), Venema, A. (author), Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Weyers, M.M. (author), Franken, R.A. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Hermans, L.M. (author), Schaddelee-Scholten, B.J.W. (author), Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Spaan, S. (author)
public lecture 2019
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Coenen, P. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), van Lenthe, F.J. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Introduction Obesity and unhealthy behaviour are more prevalent among workers with a low compared with a high socioeconomic position (SEP), and thus contribute to socioeconomic health inequalities. The occupational setting is considered an important setting to address unhealthy behaviours due to the possibility to efficiently reach a large group...
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Goede, H.A. (author), McNally, K. (author), Gorce, J.P. (author), Marquart, H. (author), Warren, N.D. (author), Fransman, W. (author), Tischer, M. (author), Schinkel, J. (author)
This article describes the development of a mechanistic model for underpinning the dermal Advanced REACH Tool (dART), an extension of the existing ART model and its software platform. It was developed for hand exposure to low volatile liquids (vapour pressure ≤ 10 Pa at 20°C) including solids-in-liquid products. The model is based on an existing...
article 2019
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