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Work, obesity, and occupational safety and health.

Authors
Schulte-PA; Wagner-GR; Ostry-A; Blanciforti-LA; Cutlip-RG; Krajnak-KM; Luster-M; Munson-AE; O'Callaghan-JP; Parks-CG; Simeonova-PP; Miller-DB
Source
Am J Publ Health 2007 Mar; 97(3):428-436
NIOSHTIC No.
20031824
Abstract
There is increasing evidence that obesity and overweight may be related, in part, to adverse work conditions. In particular, the risk of obesity may increase in high-demand, low-control work environments, and for those who work long hours. In addition, obesity may modify the risk for vibration-induced injury and certain occupational musculoskeletal disorders. We hypothesized that obesity may also be a co-risk factor for the development of occupational asthma and cardiovascular disease that and it may modify the worker's response to occupational stress, immune response to chemical exposures, and risk of disease from occupational neurotoxins. We developed 5 conceptual models of the interrelationship of work, obesity, and occupational safety and health and highlighted the ethical, legal, and social issues related to fuller consideration of obesity's role in occupational health and safety.
Keywords
Weight-factors; Vibration-disease; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Psychological-stress; Bronchial-asthma; Immune-system-disorders
Contact
Paul A. Schulte, Education and Information Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20070301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pas4@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0090-0036
NIOSH Division
EID; OD; HELD
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
OH; DC; WV
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