Occupational Safety and Hygiene II contains selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO2014, Guimarães, Portugal, 13-14 February 2014), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions focus on selected topics, which include (but is not limited to):

    • Occupational safety
    • Risk assessment
    • Safety management
    • Ergonomics
    • Management systems
    • Environmental ergonomics
    • Physical environments
    • Construction safety, and
    • Human factors

    The contributions in Occupational Safety and Hygiene II are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but also on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Practitioners within their companies. Accordingly, this book will be a helpful text to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the mentioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals in a global context.

    Safety of peak less tower cranes, an accident analysis conducted by the Dutch Safety Board
    P. Swuste

    A methodology to identify negative occupational well-being hazards
    J.M. Cabeças

    Causes of musculoskeletal accidents identified in official investigations
    J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, L. Onieva, J.C. Rubio-Romero & A. López-Arquillos

    Assessing the inter-analyst reliability of the RIAAT process
    P.F. Cordeiro, C. Jacinto & F.P. Santos

    Polymeric nanocomposites production risk assessment using different qualitative analyses
    S.P.B. Sousa, M.C.S. Ribeiro & J. Santos Baptista

    Comparative study between productivity predictive models for work in hot environments
    A. Sousa & J. Santos Baptista

    Determinants of psychosocial risks
    L. Duarte & L. Freitas

    Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at construction projects. A perspective from formworks & falseworks companies
    J.C. Rubio-Romero, A. López-Arquillos & J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) courses at engineering under/degree studies
    J.C. Rubio-Romero, A. López-Arquillos, M. Suárez-Cebador & J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo

    Prevention through Design (PtD) concept at university. Engineering & Architecture students’ perspective
    J.C. Rubio-Romero, A. López-Arquillos, M.D. Martínez-Aires & J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo

    Prevalence of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) symptoms among milkers in the State of Paraná, Brazil
    L. Ulbricht, E.F.R. Romaneli, A.M.W. Stadnik, M. Maldaner & E.B. Neves

    Real determination of metabolic rate to improve the PMV model
    E.E. Broday, A.A.P. Xavier & R. de Oliveira

    Analysis of the role of worker characteristics in three of the most frequent manufacturing accidents
    J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, L. Onieva, J.C. Rubio-Romero & A. López-Arquillos

    A holistic framework for safety performance evaluation
    E. Sgourou, P. Katsakiori, I. Papaioannou, S. Goutsos & Em. Adamides

    Association of job-related psychosocial factors with environmental conditions in a mixed plan office: The basis for a screening proxy?
    D.A. Coelho, C.S.D. Tavares & M.L. Lourenço

    Incidence of musculoskeletal symptoms in industry workers
    J. Trotta, L. Ulbricht & J.L.H. Silva

    Influence of hot thermal environment in practice of Aerostep
    J. Nogueira & M. Talaia

    The thermal feeling of a human being can contribute to the definition of a comfortable thermal environment to the animals
    S. Gonçalves & M. Talaia

    Methodology of chemical hazard management—a tool for occupational health promotion
    M.B.F.V. Melo, M.S.M.L. Souto & D.S.C. Vasconcelos

    The attitude of washing hands among the health staff
    H. Boudrifa & A. Amiar

    Scenarios and implications of ambivalence experienced by hotel managers
    C.M.G. Leite & R.J.M. Carvalho

    Bioaerosols in hospital environment: A short review
    C. Vieira & J. Santos Baptista

    Analysis of the hearing risk and implantation of environmental improvements in workers of the industry of paper and cellulose and introduction of acoustic improvements
    D.L. Mattos, E.A.D. Merino, A.C.C.S. Pinto, K.C.G. Orzatto, V.M. Camargo, C.A. Maciel, V. Federle & A.R.P. Moro

    Ergonomic evaluation of the cluster during teat cup attachment
    C.C. Oliveira, A.A. Bazán, L.A. Gontijo, A.R.P. Moro & L. Ulbricht

    Risk factors of the most frequent accident types in manufacturing
    J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, L. Onieva, J.C. Rubio-Romero & M. Suárez-Cebador

    Determination of characteristics predicting the ignition of organic dusts
    Z. Szabová, M. Pastier, J. Harangozó & T. Chrebet

    Bibliometric Mapping to analyze the evolution of research on Ergonomics using the SciMAT tool
    M.D. Martínez-Aires, M. Martínez-Rojas, M. López-Alonso & E.J. Gago

    Psychosocial risks factors at work: A study of health professionals
    C. Gonçalves, L. Simões Costa & A. Ferreira

    Safety at construction site: Case study at the university hospital of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora
    W.C. Silva & M.A.S. Hippert

    Integrated management system in civil construction based on PMBOK guide extension
    B.F. Rocha & M.A.S. Hippert

    Application of the HSC_PEI2012 model in construction work
    M. López-Alonso, P. Ibarrondo-Dávila & M. Rubio-Gámez

    Scholar ergonomics—primary schools in Tartu (Estonia) study case
    F. Lima, J. Almeida, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Damages derived from mobbing and professional contingencies—state of the art on the Portuguese legal framework and case law
    A.C. Ribeiro Costa

    Evolution of skin temperature at different temperature and humidity conditions
    E. Quelhas Costa, J. Santos Baptista & J. Carvalho

    Ergonomic assessment of a workstation in a paints production line
    J.M. Monteiro, J.C.A. Calvão, J.M. Monteiro, M.E. Pinho & M.A.P. Vaz

    Formworks—maximizing the prefabrication of each set on the ground
    A. Reis & J. Santos Baptista

    Formworks—provisionally stability of the sets
    A. Reis & J. Santos Baptista

    Exposure assessment of health ionizing radiation in nuclear medicine at Coimbra
    C. Sousa, J.P. Figueiredo, N.L. Sá, A. Ferreira, S. Paixão & F. Alves

    Risk assessment: Information for qualitative estimation of probability and severity in high risk work context
    A.A. Ribeiro, J.P.C. Fernandes Thomaz & R.A.C. Veiga

    Occupational risks behind teaching activity
    C. Barros-Duarte, T. Lajinha, M. Reina, F. Rocha, T. Santos & I. Soares da Costa

    Noise exposure and military police: A review
    K.C.S. de Lima & L.B. da Silva

    Occupational exposure to particulate matter and fungi in a composting plant—case study in Portugal
    S. Viegas, M. Almeida-Silva, R. Sabino & C. Viegas

    Safety culture and labor accidents in the town councils in the District of Leiria
    D. Chagas & M. Dias-Teixeira

    A study regarding the ergonomic conditions in an area of winding transformers
    G.N. Bolzan, G.S. Freitas & L.A.S. Franz

    Respiratory function study in a group of car repair workers
    S. Correia, A. Ferreira, J.P. Figueiredo & J. Conde

    Simultaneity of risk in the civil site construction: An analysis of accumulated risk
    N. Ferreira & G. Santos

    High-Density surface Electromyography applications & reliability vs. muscle fatigue—a short review
    T. Sa-Ngiamsak, J. Castela Torres Costa & J. Santos Baptista

    Dispersion of quarry’s dust—pilot study
    A. Campos, M.L. Matos, J. Góis, M.C. Vila, M.L. Dinis & J. Santos Baptista

    Study of Radon in dwellings—case study in Moimenta da Beira
    C. Carvalho, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Occupational exposure to car workshops air pollutants
    É. Oliveira, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Food safety of transported meals in primary schools and kindergartens
    B. Alves, A. Carvalho, L. Tavares, A. Ferreira, N.L. Sá, S. Paixão, H. Simões & J. Almeida

    Eco-construction—contribution to occupational risk occurrence
    F. Rodrigues & A. Ribeiro

    Risk exposure prevention tool to health care workers
    J. Sá, M. Tato Diogo & R. Cruz

    The construction of the Brazil colony: The role played by the carpenters
    J.A.B. Castañon, M.T.G. Barbosa & C.M. Ferreira

    Safety analysis in the building construction carpentry work
    C.M. Ferreira, M.A.S. Hippert & M.M. Borges

    Elementals ergonomic constituents for administratives environments
    D.A. Cassano, M.C. Vidal & M.V.C. Aguilera

    Research on occupational exposure to radon in Portuguese thermal spas
    A.S. Silva, M.L. Dinis & A. Fiúza

    Vibration and tipping of agricultural machinery: A reality to be adjusted
    G.A. Gomes de Moraes, J.E.G. Santos, A.L. Andreoli, J.A. Cagnon & V.G. Meneghetti

    Noise emission levels during spinning classes and the effects on workers’ health
    P.H. Bahniuk, L. Ulbricht, W.L. Ripka & A.M.W. Stadnik

    A model for assessing maturity of Integrated Management Systems
    J.P.T. Domingues, P. Sampaio & P.M. Arezes

    Effects of indoor air quality on respiratory function of children in the 1st cycle of basic education of Coimbra, Portugal
    A. Ferreira & S.M. Cardoso

    Risk analysis and reliability assessment of energy facilities
    J. Sinay, A. Tompoš & S. Vargová

    Microbiological parameters of surfaces in school canteens
    C. Laranjeiro, C. Santos, B. Alves, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Good practices of hygienic processes on NEMI’s professionals
    C. Rodrigues, C. Santos, H. Simões, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Conceptual model of competency profile for work equipment inspections
    J. Branco & M. Tato Diogo

    Assessment levels of dustiness—case study applied to technicians of gel nails
    T. Margalho, A. Ferreira, J.P. Figueiredo & F. Silva

    Assessment of electromagnetic fields in arc and resistance welding
    A.C.M. Garrido & M.L. Dinis

    Influence of pedal use in developing of chronic low back pain and work disability
    S. Barata, S. Gagulic & P.M. Arezes

    3D anthropometric data collection for occupational ergonomics purposes: A review
    S. Bragança, P.M. Arezes, M.A. Carvalho & S. Ashdown

    Occupational hygiene and work safety in a shoe company in Campina Grande
    L.O. Rocha, M.B.G. Santos, I.F. Araújo & E.S.P. Sales

    Safety management at small establishments with major hazards: The case of galvanic industry
    P. Agnello, S. Ansaldi, P. Bragatto & A. Pirone

    Qualitative evaluation of occupational exposure to chemical agents in a workplace of a research laboratory
    C.S. Castillo, S. Bragança, A. Fernandes, I.F. Loureiro & N. Costa

    Some constraints in the evacuation—a short review
    A.L. Lourenço, J. Santos Baptista & P. Oliveira

    Can the external environment affect the occupational safety conditions and unsafety behaviours?
    I.F. Loureiro, M. Rodrigues, C. Vale & R. Azevedo

    Screening for psychoactive substances at the workplace—a review
    P.H. Marques & C. Jacinto

    Ergonomic and anthropometric evaluation of a footwear modification: A case study
    R. Lima, P.M. Arezes & M.A. Carvalho

    Cultural and linguistic adaptation and validation of the long version of Copenhagen
    Psychosocial Questionnaire II (COPSOQ II) in Portuguese
    S. Rosário, J. Fonseca & J. Torres da Costa

    Anthropometric study of the student population of a Portuguese faculty
    L.S. Sousa, M.E. Pinho & P.M. Arezes

    Variability management: A still to be noticed role of workers
    A.S.P. Moraes, P.M. Arezes & R. Vasconcelos

    Whole Body Vibration in open pit mining—a short review
    C. Bernardo, M.L. Matos & J. Santos Baptista

    Factors affecting the safety in Portuguese architectural heritage works
    J.P. Couto & M.L. Tender

    Patterns of Whole-Body Vibrations in open pit mining
    C. Bernardo, M.L. Matos & J. Santos Baptista

    Tracking Surgical Instruments: From a management perspective to safety issues
    A.M. Sampaio, R. Simoes & A.J. Pontes

    Occupational noise and hearing loss in a metalworking company
    A. Beça, A.S. Miguel & J. Góis

    Analysis of FEUP school furniture’s suitability
    L.S. Sousa, M.E. Pinho & P.M. Arezes

    Modern machines: How to set up the health of the pilot?
    E.T. Martins, L.B. Martins & I.T. Martins

    Chemical agents exposure prevention: A training effectiveness approach
    A.P. Soares, A. Pinheiro, A. Parente & M. Tato Diogo

    Safety management on a refinery maintenance turnaround
    A.G. Cardoso, M. do Sameiro Queirós, J.M. Meireles & M. Tato Diogo

    Safety footwear and its protective components, a way to promote health and safety at work
    C.S. Ferreira, M.J. Abreu, J.V. da Silva & J.P. Mendonça

    Crawler excavator track repair: Track fastening—noise characterization and personal protection
    N.F. Couto, J. Castelo Branco & J. Santos Baptista

    Assessment of the performance of globe thermometers under different environmental conditions
    D.A. Quintela, A.R. Gaspar, A.R. Raimundo, A.V.M. Oliveira & D. Cardoso

    Different transposed legislation analysis in safety matter for construction sites: Three study cases
    C. Reis, C. Oliveira, M.A.A. Mieiro & C. Santos

    Preventive measures in the execution of metallic structures in Portugal
    C. Reis, C. Oliveira, M.A.A. Mieiro & T.M.M. Felgueiras

    Preventive measures in rehabilitation of buildings—facades shoring
    C. Reis, C. Oliveira, M.A.A. Mieiro & V. Pereira

    Assessment of the health and safety plan on Vila Nova de Gaia county
    C. Reis, C. Oliveira, M.A.A. Mieiro & P. Freitas

    Stakeholder’s perspectives on accident causes in rehabilitation and maintenance work in Portugal and Brazil
    J.P. Couto, E.R.K. Rabbani, J. Duarte & F.J.B. Santos

    Evaluation of indoor thermal environment of a manufacturing industry
    L. Teixeira, M. Talaia & M. Morgado

    Analysis of correlation between unsafe actions and unsafe conditions in the constitution of occupational accidents—case study
    F.F. Sousa, L.B. Silva & E.L. Souza

    Proposal for evaluation of heat stress on the activity of vehicular patrolling by military police in Paraíba—Brazil
    E.G.S. de Medeiros, F. de A. Gomes Filho & L.B. da Silva

    Take the risk by others: Working conditions and health of workers of private security
    P. Costa & L. Cunha

    Occupational noise exposure in gyms of county of Coimbra
    S. Seco, J. Almeida, J. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Ergonomic service quality of the elderly on the example of the financial market
    M. Butlewski, A. Misztal, E. Tytyk & D. Walkowiak

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in the living rooms in homes for the elderly—case study in the county of Pombal
    C. Carvalho, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Occupational exposure noise—case study of a quarter of firefighters in center region
    I. Gaminha, J. Almeida, H. Simões, J. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Risk factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms in footwear sewing workers
    L. Afonso, M.E. Pinho & P.M. Arezes

    Environmental risks: A systematic review
    B. Barkokébas Jr., E.M.G. Lago, F.M. Cruz & H.C. Albuquerque Neto

    Prevalence of WMSD in the sewing sector of two companies of the footwear industry
    L. Afonso, M.E. Pinho & P.M. Arezes

    Industrial hygiene and safety of work in a manufacturing industry profiles aluminum
    D.F. Santos, T.S. Januario, M.B.G. Santos, S.S. Justino & A.S.R. Mayer

    Ergonomic method for the implementation of occupational safety systems
    M. Butlewski & M. Sławińska

    A review of effects from exposure to static magnetic fields in magnetic resonance imaging
    V.M. Silva & I.M. Ramos

    Ergonomic model of hotel service quality for the elderly and people with disabilities
    M. Butlewski & J. Jabłońska

    Safety in the work environment of a company in the textile in Campina Grande-PB—Brazil
    K.R. Araujo, V.K.O. Almeida, M.B.G. Santos & R.I. Gomes

    Exposure assessment to ionizing radiation in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer
    J.G. Estevez & F.O. Nunes

    Shiftwork experience: Worker’s vision of its impacts
    I.S. Silva, J. Prata, A.I. Ferreira & A. Veloso

    Ergonomic conditions of work bus urban driver and bus collector
    B. Barkokébas Jr., A.B.B.H. Pinto, L.B. Martins, E.M.G. Lago, F.M. da Cruz & B.M. Guimarães

    A study of associations of occupational accidents to number of employees, and to hours worked
    P.H. Marques, J. Atouguia, F.H. Marques, C. Palhais, A.R. Pinto, L.A. Silva, M.M. Silva, M.G. Andrade, P. Torres & V. Jesus

    3D human thermoregulation model: Bioheat transfer in tissues and small vessels
    J.C. Guedes, J. Santos Baptista & J.M. Soeiro de Carvalho

    Work organization and the interfaces with occupational stress
    J.C.S. Pessoa, L.S. Nascimento Júnior & M.L.C. Santos

    Key elements to effective emergency management in a school complex
    F.H. Marques, M.C. Neves & P.H. Marques

    A study on the reality of Portuguese companies about work health and safety
    A. Bastos, J. Sá, O. Silva & M.C. Fernandes

    Influence of rotating shiftwork in health and performance of air traffic controller: A review
    J.C.F. Siqueira, L.B. da Silva, M.S. Negreiros, E.L. de Souza & M.G. Andrade Filho

    Perception of risk inherent in the working conditions of women agricultural workers in northeastern Brazil
    F.D. Sá, A.G. Magalhães, L.S. Nascimento Júnior & D.S. Dantas

    Self-rated health, social factors and life style among farmers in Brazil
    A.G. Magalhães, L.S. Nascimento Júnior, F.D. Sá, D.E. Souza, E.S.R. Viana & D.S. Dantas

    Prevalence of chronic pain and associated factors in administrative assistants of a Brazilian university
    D.S. Dantas, A.G. Magalhães, L.S. Nascimento Júnior, F.D. Sá, G.B. Nascimento & C.H. Moreira

    Occupational risks in a workplace of a metallurgical in Paraíba—Brazil
    J.G. Silva, R.M.A. Lima, M.B.G. Santos, I.F. Araújo & E.S.P. Sales

    One-way coupling between a CFD model and a transient thermal model of the human body
    S. Teixeira, R.F. Oliveira, N. Rodrigues, A.S. Miguel, J.C. Teixeira & J. Santos Baptista

    The importance of ergonomics analysis in prevention of MSDs: Exploratory study in Swedwood-Portugal
    C. Coelho, P. Oliveira, E. Maia, R. Rangel & M. Dias-Teixeira

    Environmental risks in a company in the food sector in Campina Grande, PB
    L.M.S. Pereira, P.F. Veríssimo, M.B.G. Santos & R.J. Silva

    Recent application of infrared thermography in work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    A. Seixas, R. Vardasca, J. Gabriel & J.P. Vilas-Boas

    Ergonomic work analysis of swing arm cutting machine by RULA method
    A.C. Mendes, J. Moreira, R. Maia & M.A. Gonçalves

    Evaluation of sidewalks on a busy avenue in a Brazilian metropolis
    A.N.J. Mandel Lins, A. Mandel Lins & E.R. Kohlman Rabbani

    Occurrence of pain in metals industry workers and its relation to work
    F. Torres, F.S. Menezes & A.A.P. Xavier

    A proposal for the use of serious games in occupational safety
    J.R. Jordan, G. Letti & T.L. Pinto

    Summer parties in Algarve—DJs and audience noise exposure
    V. Rosão & R. Constantino

    Occupational risks of accident at a work: A case study in footwear industry in Paraíba—Brazil
    M.É. Laurindo Sousa, M. Lira, B.J. Farias, S. Brito Lira & M.B. Gama Santos

    Identification and proposition of preventive measures for environmental risks on a t-shirts factory in Campina Grande, Brazil
    T.F. Chaves, M.B.G. Santos & L.F. Monteiro

    Noise pollution in a shopping center of Konya (Turkey)
    A. Alaş, Ç. Çiftçi Ulusoy, M. Shahriari & Ş.N. Alaş

    Contributions to the design of Emergency Management Intelligent Systems
    M.J. Simões-Marques & I.L. Nunes

    User-centered design of the interface prototype of a BI intelligence mobile application
    G. Ferreira, B. Mourão & I.L. Nunes

    Occupational noise exposure during pregnancy: A systematic review
    M.A. Bastos, S.C.A. Duarte, R.M.S. Araújo, C. Ramalho & J. Torres da Costa


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