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Work-related cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity.
Cumulative trauma disorders due to performance of repetitive tasks account for more than 50% of all occupational illnesses in the United States today. Employees affected by these disorders frequentlyExpand
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Occupational exposures in California wildland fire fighting.
Industrial hygiene measurement of exposures to wildland fire fighters was conducted in northern California during three consecutive fire seasons (1986-1989) in conjunction with three separate healthExpand
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Work-organisational and personal factors associated with upper body musculoskeletal disorders among sewing machine operators
Objective : To assess the contribution of work-organisational and personal factors to the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among garment workers in Los Angeles. Methods :Expand
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The effect of smoke inhalation on lung function and airway responsiveness in wildland fire fighters.
The current study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of smoke on forced expiratory volumes and airway responsiveness in wildland fire fighters during a season of active fire fighting. Sixty-threeExpand
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Cleaning Products and Work-Related Asthma
To describe the characteristics of individuals with work-related asthma associated with exposure to cleaning products, data from the California-, Massachusetts-, Michigan-, and New Jersey state-basedExpand
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Physician reports of work-related asthma in California, 1993-1996.
BACKGROUND Work-related asthma is a leading cause of occupational respiratory illness. METHODS Work-related asthma was studied in California over a 36-month period, from March 1, 1993 to FebruaryExpand
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Workplace violence prevention programs in psychiatric units and facilities.
Psychiatric health care providers have high rates of workplace violence victimization, yet little is known about the strategies used by facilities to reduce violence. This study compared workplaceExpand
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Food Safety Knowledge and Practices among Older Adults: Identifying Causes and Solutions for Risky Behaviors
Adults aged 60 years and older are more likely than younger adults to experience complications, hospitalization, and death because of food-borne infections. Recognizing this risk, we conducted aExpand
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Work-related asthma among health care workers: surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-1997.
BACKGROUND Asthma morbidity has increased, posing a public health burden. Work-related asthma (WRA) accounts for a significant proportion of adult asthma that causes serious personal and economicExpand
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A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effects of New Task Chairs on Shoulder and Neck Pain Among Sewing Machine Operators: The Los Angeles Garment Study
Study Design. This is a 4-month randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of chair design on neck/shoulder pain among sewing machine operators. Objective. Determine whether a chair with aExpand
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