Occupational Safety and Hygiene

Occupational Safety and Hygiene

By: Joao Santos Baptista (editor), Perestrelo Perestrelo (editor), Patricio Cordeiro (editor), Nelson Costa (editor), Monica P. Barroso (editor), Paula Carneiro (editor), Pedro Arezes (editor), Rui B. Melo (editor), A. Sergio Miguel (editor)Hardback

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Occupational Safety and Hygiene presents selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene - SHO2013 (Guimaraes, Portugal, 14-15 February 2013), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions from 15 different countries focus on: - Occupational safety - Risk assessment - Safety management - Ergonomics - Management systems - Environmental ergonomics - Physical environments - Construction safety - Human factors The papers included in the book are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but they are also based on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) practitioners within their companies. As a result, this book will be useful to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the aforementioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals worldwide.


Applied ergonomics Evaluation method of low back injuries in nursing: An ergonomic approach R. Schlossmacher & F.G. Amaral Are dental students at risk of developing occupational musculoskeletal disorders? M.E. Pinho, M.A. Vaz, P.M. Arezes & J.R. Campos Popliteal height as a measure for classroom furniture selection: An exploratory analysis H.I. Castellucci, M. Catalan, C. Viviani, J. Rojas & P.M. Arezes Hierarchical classification of ergonomic methods for applications in current engineering practice S. Fiserova Comfort underwear, their implications for women's health in task performance R.P. Alves, L.B. Martins & S.B. Martins Finger tapping rates and the effects of various factors A. Iseri & M. Eksioglu Hand torque strength of female population of Turkey and the effects of various factors M. Eksioglu & Z. Recep Intervention in hydrometers industry: Recommendations for improvements based on ergonomic assessment G.S. Ribeiro, C.R. Leite da Silva, F.P.C. Neves & L.B. Martins The role of ergonomics in implementation of the social aspect of sustainability, illustrated with the example of maintenance M. Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek Postural changes and musculoskeletal disorders in workers with mental disabilities F. Diniz-Baptista Analysis of interventions in the design of potiguar handicraft-Brazil M.L. Leal & M.C.W. Saldanha Prevalence of pain/discomfort on artisan fishing using rafts A. Jaeschke & M.C.W. Saldanha Cognitive ergonomics A qualitative approach to ergonomic risk existing in pathological anatomy laboratories R. Rangel, A. Dias-Teixeira, J. Maia, E. Maia, F.D. Baptista & M. Dias-Teixeira Background noise and its influence on the brain waves related to attention E. Tristan, I. Pavon & J.M. Lopez Construction safety Profile of the construction safety coordinator in Portugal P. Santos, P.A.A. Oliveira & E.F.P. Almeida Characterization of workers suffering serious electrical accidents in the construction industry M. Suarez-Cebador, J.C. Rubio-Romero, A. Lopez-Arquillos & J.A. Carrillo Safety requirements for machinery in practice B. Mrugalska & P.M. Arezes Factors that influence the construction safety performance: Overview F. Rodrigues, A. Coutinho & C. Cardoso Use of the recycled plastic roof main beam in the construction of popular houses: Impact on laborer's health S.F.D. Maia & M.B.F.V. Melo Weighted responsibility in occupational safety management in the construction industry-case study P.A.A. Oliveira & Z.A.F. Neves Thermal environment as a management tool in high-rise building H.C. Albuquerque Neto, J. Santos Baptista & B. Barkokebas Jr. Factors affecting the safety performance in portuguese construction: Summary analysis focused on rehabilitation works J.P. Couto & C. Gomes Specifics of the dams safety coordination A.M. Marcio, M.R. Cristina & S.O. Carlos Nonlinear analysis of incidents in small construction companies in southern Brazil A. Falcao, I.G. Guimaraes, M.P. da Silva & L.A.S. Franz Economic aspects of prevention Organization and use of information to calculate ergonomics financial benefits-a hospital case M.P. da Silva, V.A.S. Zizemer, M.C. Louzada & F.G. Amaral Costs of safety at work vs. costs of "no" safety at work-Building Sector P. Monteiro, F.A. Santos & G. Santos The role of costs, benefits and social impact on the design of occupational safety programs D.G. Ramos, P.M. Arezes & P. Afonso Education and training in prevention Evaluation of perceived risk by education professionals in kindergarten J.M. Tavares, R.P. Azevedo & M.V. Silva Continuous training in loco: Effects on the symptomatology of WRMD C. Prufer, H. Pereira, P.M. Arezes, A. Neves, M. Loureiro, P. Soares, R. Garganta & F.G. Amaral Emerging risks Indoor air quality in sports halls T.S. Filipe, M. Vasconcelos Pinto, J. Almeida, C. Alcobia Gomes, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira Relative risk of accident: Worker collectives in the manufacturing sector J.A. Carrillo, L. Onieva, J.C. Rubio-Romero & M. Suarez-Cebador Risk assessment in processing polymer nanocomposites S. Sousa, M.C.S. Ribeiro & J. Santos Baptista Exposure and perception to electromagnetic radiation of low frequency A. Rainha, J.P. Figueiredo, N.L. Sa, A. Ferreira, S. Paixao, F. Alves & E. Lankford Risk assessment and control in engineered nanoparticles occupational exposure F. Silva, P.M. Arezes & P. Swuste Environmental ergonomics Work Ability Index and thermal and acoustic conditions of municipal schools' teachers D.A.M. Pereira Thermal suitability in a work environment: Analysis of PMV and PPD E.E. Broday, A.A.P. Xavier & A.L. Soares Ergonomic analysis based on temperature and thermal stress level L.F. Monteiro, O.L.S. Alsina, T.H.S. Starling & V.R. Mendonca Proposal for a lighting project of a metallurgical company based in the determination of the medium level of illuminance J.M.N. Silva, A.S.L. Santos Filho, C.M. Souto, W.S. Macedo, M.B.G. Santos, I.F. Araujo & A.L. Melo Environmental disturbances in robust machinery design B. Mrugalska Fire safety Evacuation times sensitivity N. Beleza, J. Santos Baptista & A. Rua Analysis and proposal of a role model of the physical arrangement of prevention and fire fighting against panic in a popular shopping mall W.S. Macedo, J.M.N. Silva, L.O. Rocha, M.B.G. Santos & A.L. Melo Fire Prevention and Protection Plan Pathologies N.L.R. Modro, N.R. Modro, N.R. Modro & A.N. Abib Health monitoring and occupational medicine Disbaric disease prevention H. Alvim & J. Santos Baptista Hyperbaric medicine: Occupational medical exams H. Alvim & A.S. Miguel Thermal environment and cognitive performance: Parameters and equipment E. Quelhas Costa & J. Santos Baptista Occupational exposure to radon in thermal spas A.S. Silva, M.L. Dinis & M.T. Diogo Wearable monitoring system for locomotion rehabilitation A. Catarino, A.M. Rocha, M.J. Abreu, J.M. da Silva, J.C. Ferreira, V.G. Tavares, M.V. Correia, A. Zambrano, F. Derogarian & R. Dias Human and organisational factors Good practice guide of blind and low vision people integration in workplaces-a proposal A. Costa, M.T. Diogo & A. Rua Human organizational factors and occupational health: A study in a public service entity M.F.F.M. Catao & M.B.F.V. Melo Occupational ergonomics Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses F. Serranheira, M. Sousa-Uva & A. Sousa-Uva Occupational ergonomics: Work posture among Brazilian dental students P.P.N.S. Garcia, D. Wajngarten, A.C.A. Gottardello & J.A.D.B. Campos Analysis of ergonomics in office work: A case study leading to an intervention in office acoustics C.S.D. Tavares, T.M. Lima & D.A. Coelho Worker perception in relation to workplace comfort-an evaluation in metalworking industry M. Talaia, B. Meles & L. Teixeira Implications of obesity on occupational health A. Colim, P.M. Arezes & P. Flores The effects of local illumination and work-rest schedule on light-on test inspection in a TFT-LCD plant Li-Jen Twu, Chih-Long Lin & M.J.J. Wang Workplace accommodation for people with disabilities: A literature review B.M. de Guimaraes, L.B. Martins, B. Barkokebas Jr. & A.M. das Neves Ergonomic analysis applied to chemical laboratories on an oil and gas industry C.P. Guimaraes, G.L. Cid, M.C. Zamberlan, V. Santos, F.C. Pastura, J. Oliveira, G. Franca & A.G. Paranhos Ergonomic analysis applied to work activities at a pilot plant of oil and gas industry M.C. Zamberlan, C.P. Guimaraes, G.L. Cid, A.G. Paranhos, J. Oliveira & F.C. Pastura 3D Digital Human Models and collaborative virtual environments: A case study in oil and gas laboratories V. Santos, M.C.P.L. Zamberlan, P. Streit, J.L. Oliveira, C.P. Guimaraes, F.C. Ribeiro & F.H. Pastura Evaluation of the ergonomic changes made in the presses sector in an metallurgical industry 347 J.M.N. Silva, A.S.L. Santos Filho, J.C.M. Santos, A.M.D. Nunes, C.M. Souto, I.F. Araujo & A.L. Melo Development of a job rotation scheme to reduce musculoskeletal disorders: A case study H. Fonseca, I.F. Loureiro & P.M. Arezes Design of personal protective equipment: To promote of Brazilian artefacts with ergonomic attributes C.R. Leite da Silva & J.E.G. dos Santos A comparison between two participatory approaches in a manufacturing company A.S.P. Moraes, P.M. Arezes & R. Vasconcelos Occupational hygiene Chemical mixtures-is a risk assessment actually necessary? P.E. Laranjeira Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Portuguese swine farms S. Viegas, L. Veiga, P. Figueredo, A. Almeida, E. Carolino & C. Viegas Exposure to particles and fungi in Portuguese swine production C. Viegas, S. Viegas, E. Carolino, R. Sabino & C. Verissimo The wrist vibrations measured with anti-vibration gloves in a simulated work task J.M. Cabecas, R. Messias, B. Roque & S. Batista Risk assessment of chronic exposure to magnetic fields near electrical apparatus F.O. Nunes & E.F. Margato Indoor air quality: Analytic assessment and employees' perception A. Ferreira, L. Jesus, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Carvalho Bioaerosols exposure in hospital context C. Vieira & J. Santos Baptista Electromagnetic radiation: Risk perception among workers of telecommunications companies A. Ribeiro, J. Almeida, M. Pinto, J. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira Thermal comfort evaluation of an operating room through CFD methodology N.J.O. Rodrigues, S.F.C.F. Teixeira, A.S. Miguel, R.F. Oliveira, J.C.F. Teixeira & J. Santos Baptista Vibration exposure in mechanical olive harvesting: Workers' perception N. Costa, P.M. Arezes, C. Quintas & R.B. Melo Risk of exposure to xylene in a pathologic anatomy laboratory M. Dias-Teixeira, R. Rangel, A. Dias-Teixeira, V. Domingues & S. Abajo Olea Determination of noise levels in the intensive care unit of the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre D. Castro, H. Simoes, J.P. Figueiredo, O. Tavares, H. Braga, M. Negrao, R. Goncalves, V. Bizarro, D. Ferreira & A. Ferreira Musicians noise exposure in a Portuguese orchestra-a case study M.A. Rodrigues, P. Alves, L. Ferreira, M.V. Silva, M.P. Neves & L. Aguiar Evaluation of noise generated by propagation equipment beat stakes construction site F. Cruz, E.M.G. Lago & B. Barkokebas Jr. Indoor air quality in community health centers: A preliminary study L. Santos, J. Santos, A. Rebelo & M. Vieira da Silva Miner's exposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in underground metallic mines in Macedonia D. Mirakovski, M. Hadzi-Nikolova, Z. Panov, Z. Despodov, S. Mijalkovski & G. Vezenkovski On the nature of hearing protection devices usage prediction S. Costa & P.M. Arezes Exposure of children to VOCs in European schools and homes environments: A systematic review J. Madureira, I. Paciencia, G. Ventura & E. de Oliveira Fernandes Analysis of the combined exposure to noise and ototoxic substances-pilot study M.M. Lopes, D. Tome, P.C. Carmo, M.A. Rodrigues & P. Neves Occupational safety Mathematical relationship between age, working time and lost working days E.G.S. de Medeiros, E.L. de Souza, F.B.R. de Brito, L.B. da Silva & M.B.F.V. de Melo Evaluation of the thermal comfort in workplaces-a study in the metalworking industry M. Talaia, B. Meles & L. Teixeira Study of workers' perception on the risk of WRMSDs in the traditional bakery industry J.M. Lima, M.E. Pinho & P.M. Arezes The identification of occupational hazards to administrative and technical staff of an educational institution S.R. Benka, R.P. Maia, L.M.W. Prado & G.D.S. Ulbrich Using cloud computing in occupational risks M. Izvercian, L. Ivascu & A. Radu Assessment of compliance with minimum safety requirements in machine operation: A case of assessing the control devices of a press A. Gorny Occupational safety and health: A comparative study between public policies in Brazil and Portugal T.R. Ferreira & M.B.F.V. Melo Hearing protection: Selection factors and risks of excessive attenuation M.L. Matos, P. Santos & F. Barbosa Development of a multilevel safety climate measure for furniture industries M.A. Rodrigues, P.M. Arezes & C.P. Leao Working conditions of firefighters: Physiological measurements, subjective assessments and thermal insulation of protective clothing D.A. Quintela, A.R. Gaspar, A.M. Raimundo & A.V.M. Oliveira Occupational health and safety management systems Challenges in attending to OHS regulations in rice mills in southern of Brazil I.G. Guimaraes, A. Falcao, E.P. Ferreira, L.A.S. Franz & N. Costa Integrated Management Systems: A statistical analysis J.P.T. Domingues, P. Sampaio & P.M. Arezes Options in managing hazards and risks of nanomaterials P. Swuste & D. Zalk Data quality assessment for performance measures in the area of safety and health at work M.A. Cavallare, S.D. Sousa & E.P. Nunes Prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in Portuguese volunteer firefighters A. Seixas & F. Silva Risk assessment methods Safety function analysis in a manufacturing process of paper products C. Jacinto, R. Beatriz & L. Harms-Ringdahl Assessment of human factor in production engineering I. Turekova & Z. Turnova Proposals for risk management in nanotechnology activities L.R.B. Andrade & F.G. Amaral Comparative study of risk evaluation methods for the development of worker related musculoskeletal disorders G. Pereira & P.M. Arezes Operational safety: Development of electronic system for dynamic balance evaluation of farm tractors M.D.S. Luciano, J.E.G. Santos, A.G. Santos Filho, J.A. Cagnon & A.L. Andreoli Analysis and risk assessment in a polymer manufacturing industry C. de Matos & I.L. Nunes Other Evaluation of organizational psychosocial characteristics' effect on workers health: A systematic review A. Cardoso, C. Neves, L. Afonso, P. Costa, S. Rosario & J. Torres da Costa Working conditions in the urban transport sector in the metropolitan region of Recife: Risk analysis of the jobs of driver and conductor B. Barkokebas Jr., L.B. Martins, E.M.G. Lago, B.M. de Guimaraes & F. Mendes Nurse practice to assist students with heart condition at school R.P. Maia, G.D.S. Ulbrich, L.M.W. Prado & S.R. Benka Terms and concepts: A reflection on occupational health and safety definitions and terminology C. Gomes de Oliveira, F.O. Nunes & A. Pinto Study of the food waste of the canteens of the polytechnic institute of Coimbra M. Gaspar, C. Santos, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo 25 years of ergonomics in Spain: Current status J. Llaneza, G. Rosal Lopez, E. Pena Suarez & J. Rodriguez Suarez

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  • Number Of Pages: 646
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