Ole Carstensen

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BACKGROUND In Denmark, farming ranks as the industry with the highest incidence rate of fatal injuries. For nonfatal injuries, insufficient registration practices prevent valid comparisons between occupations. This study examines the occurrence of farm accidents and injuries, as well as work-specific factors, via weekly registration in a representative(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of a 4-year randomized intervention program that combined a safety audit with safety behavior training in the prevention of farm injuries. METHODS From a random sample of farms in the county of Ringkoebing, Denmark, 393 farms with 1597 residents and employees participated in a weekly self-registration of(More)
In 125 gastric carcinomas the nuclear DNA content was determined by flow cytometry from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue of surgical specimens. The carcinomas were of intestinal or mixed type (85), and diffuse type (40). DNA-aneuploidy was found in 46% of the intestinal type and in 42% of the mixed type, but only in 15% of the diffuse-type(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of a questionnaire and medical anamnesis to identify persons with dermatitis in an occupational setting. The design was a clinical epidemiological cross-sectional study. The study was performed between the second and fourth week of January 2001. A questionnaire was followed a week later by a medical(More)
Adherence of Escherichia coli to human epithelial cells (HEp-2) was studied using MTT (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) which is cleaved by enzymes of eucaryotic or procaryotic cells to formazan. This method allows to quantify adherence of Escherichia coli to HEp-2 cells and offers the advantage of assaying a large number of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine whether the introduction of an incident reporting scheme with feedback in two industrial plants had an effect on the number of major incidents. METHOD An intervention design with measurements before the implementation of the incident reporting scheme and two years later was used to examine the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND An industry producing rotor blades for wind turbines with an epoxy-based technology had experienced an increasing number of workers with dermatitis, among whom the frequency of occupational contact allergy (OCA) was suspected to be underestimated. OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency of OCA by patch-testing with a specially profiled(More)
Occupational dermatoses were investigated in a factory producing rotor blades for wind turbines by an epoxy-based process. In a blinded study design, 603 workers were first interviewed and thereafter clinically examined. Based on a history of work-related skin disease, clinical findings of dermatitis, or both, 325 (53.9%) of the workers were patch tested(More)
AIMS To identify workplace and individual risk factors for occupational contact allergy and dermatitis. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out at an international company producing wind turbine systems in Denmark. A cohort of 724 production workers at four facilities was highly exposed to epoxy resin as well as other chemicals. A screening(More)
BACKGROUND Improving the design, management and organization of work may be an important step in improving occupational health. An intervention, guided by the principles of participatory action research (PAR), is directed at traditional work environment problems in the epoxy plastic industry, that is, eczema and accident-related injuries. METHODS The(More)