1st Edition

Occupational Safety and Hygiene V Selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017), April 10-11, 2017, Guimarães, Portugal

    Occupational Safety and Hygiene V contains selected contributions from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017, 10-11 April 2017, Guimarães, Portugal). The contributions focus on a wide range of topics, including:

    - occupational safety
    - risk assessment
    - safety management
    - ergonomics
    - management systems
    - environmental ergonomics
    - physical environments
    - construction safety, and
    - human factors

    Occupational Safety and Hygiene V is mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but also includes practical studies developed by OHS Practitioners within companies. Accordingly, this book will be a helpful text to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art in research in these domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals worldwide.

    Environmental risk assessment for discharge of hazardous ship waste
    F. Ferreira, C. Jacinto & H. Vaz

    Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) as a model for accessing ergonomic risk
    E.F. dos Santos, K.B. de Oliveira & A.S. de Carvalho

    Risk evaluation in the transportation of dangerous goods
    D.M.B. Costa, M.V.T. Rabello, E.B.F. Galante & C.V. Morgado

    Understanding the management of occupational health and safety risks through the consultation of workers
    I. Castro & D.G. Ramos

    Influence of cold thermal environment on packing workers from the frozen food processing industry
    T. Zlatar, B. Barkokebas Jr, L. Martins, M. Brito, J.T. Costa, M. Vaz & J. Santos Baptista

    Risk mapping and prioritization—case study in a Brazilian industrial laundry
    G.L. Ribeiro, A.N. Haddad & E.B.F. Galante

    Blood alcohol concentration effect on driving performance: A short review
    N. Duraes, S. Ferreira & J. Santos Baptista

    HazOp study in a wastewater treatment unit
    J.E.M. Franca, G.F. Reis, A.N. Haddad, E.B.F. Galante, D.M.B. Costa & I.J.A. Luquetti dos Santos

    A framework for developing safety management competence
    S. Tappura & J. Kivisto-Rahnasto

    Workaholism and burnout: Antecedents and effects
    G. Goncalves, F. Brito, C. Sousa, J. Santos & A. Sousa

    Are there health risks for teenagers using mobile phones? A study of phone use amongst 14–18 year olds
    J. Fowler & J. Noyes

    Wearable technology usefulness for occupational risk prevention: Smartwatches for hand-arm vibration exposure assessment
    I. Pavon, L. Sigcha, J.M. Lopez & G. De Arcas

    Accompanied method risk management and evaluation method of exposure risks to biological agents
    R. Veiga, I. Miguel & C. Pires

    The importance of Workplace Gymnastics and of the Rehydrating Serum to the health of the rural sugarcane worker
    A.R.B. Martins, B. Barkokebas Jr, B.M. Vasconcelos & A.R.M. de Moraes

    Thermal sensation assessment by young Portuguese adults in controlled settings
    D.A. Coelho & P.D. Silva

    Measurement of physical overload in the lumbar spine of baggage handlers at a Brazilian airport
    L.F. Monteiro, J.W. dos Santos, V.V. Franca, V.M. dos Santos & O.L.S. de Alsina

    Occupational exposure assessment of ramp operators of a Brazilian airport to the heat and noise
    L.F. Monteiro, J.W. dos Santos, V.V. Franca, M.B.G. dos Santos & O.L.S. de Alsina

    The health and welfare of working judges in Brazil: A quantitative and qualitative analysis
    F.M. Junior, C. Pereira & M. Santos

    Risk assessment of chemicals used in a brewery and safety function analysis of a large container
    J. Freitas, C. Jacinto, C. Martins & A. Correia

    Levels of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene in firemen from the Northeast of Portugal
    M. Oliveira, K. Slezakova, M.C. Pereira, A. Fernandes, M.J. Alves, C. Delerue-Matos & S. Morais

    Improving the thermophysiological behaviour of sports players with human body cooling techniques
    A.M. Raimundo, M.D. Ribeiro, D.A. Quintela & A.V.M. Oliveira

    Management tools for workplace safety in building sites—implementation and evaluation
    E.M.G. Lago, B. Barkokebas Jr, F.M. da Cruz & M.C.B.S. Valente

    Whole-body vibration exposure in forklift operators—a short review
    C. Botelho & M. Luisa Matos

    Effects of noise on the cognitive response of BAJA vehicles operators: A case study
    F.M. da Cruz, B. Barkokebas Jr, E.M.G. Lago & A.V.G.M. Leal

    Health and safety guidelines in laboratories of higher education centers
    F.G. dos Santos, F.M. da Cruz, B. Barkokebas Jr & E.M.G. Lago

    Safety in the maintenance of elevators in residential buildings
    B.M. Vasconcelos, B. Barkokebas Jr, E.M.G. Lago & E.N. Carvalho

    Carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in classrooms of schools: Risk assessment for primary school teachers
    K. Slezakova, M.C. Pereira, J. Madureira, E. de Oliveira Fernandes, M. Oliveira, C. Delerue-Matos & S. Morais

    The process of knowledge transmission and regulation of work and its relation to the aging process
    L. Silva & L.M. Cunha

    Performance evaluation of PC mice
    M.L. Lourenco & D.A. Coelho

    Nanomaterials in textiles and its implications in terms of health and safety
    D.G. Ramos & L. Almeida

    Evaluation of environmental risks and security of work in a metallurgical industry
    M.B.G. Santos, S.A. Colaco, T.C.F. Da Silva, Y.I.A. Nobrega & L.F. Monteiro

    Occupational risks in the Disassembly, Transportation and Reassembly (DTR) operations of drilling probes
    A.R. Thais, M.B.G. Santos & O.O. Ronildo

    Recognition of hazards in worker exposure to salt dust: Practical study on saltworks of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
    P.C. Neto, T.C.N.O. Pinto, J.A. da Silva, A.M.T. Bon & C.C. Gronchi

    Contributions of participatory ergonomics in research involving people with disabilities
    G.S. Ribeiro & L.B. Martins

    Neck and upper limb musculoskeletal symptoms in assembly line workers of an automotive industry in Portugal
    M. Guerreiro, F. Serranheira, E.B. Cruz & A. Sousa-Uva

    The prevalence of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) in professional bus drivers—a systematic review
    A. Cardoso & M. Luisa Matos

    Determinants of workplace occupational safety and health: A case study
    A. Kawecka-Endler & B. Mrugalska

    Joinpoint regression analysis applied to occupational health indicators: An example of application to Spain
    S. Martorell, V. Gallego & A.I. Sanchez

    Psychosocial risk management in the service industry: Linking motivation and performance
    J. Guadix, J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, D. Lucena & M.C. Pardo-Ferreira

    Safety culture in Andalusian construction sector
    J. Guadix, J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, V. Perez-Mira & M.C. Pardo-Ferreira

    Historical and scientific review—whole body vibration exposure in urban bus drivers
    S. Barbosa & M. Luisa Matos

    Exposure to chemical mixtures in occupational settings: A reality in oncology day services?
    S. Viegas, A.C. Oliveira & M. Padua

    Management system maturity assessment based on the IMS-MM: Case study in two companies
    J.P.T. Domingues, P. Sampaio, P.M. Arezes, I. Inacio & C. Reis

    Occupational noise in urban buses—a short review
    M. Cvetković, D. Cvetković & J. Santos Baptista

    Integrated management systems—short review
    C. Correia, M.J. Mendes & J. Santos Baptista

    Typification of the most common accidents at work and occupational diseases in tunnelling in Portugal
    M.L. Tender & J.P. Couto

    Topics for the prevention of accidents in tunnels—the Marao Tunnel experience
    M.L. Tender, J.P. Couto, J. Baptista & A. Garcia

    Livestock-associated MRSA colonization of occupational exposed workers and households in Europe: A review
    E. Ribeiro & A.S. Zeferino

    Using BIM for risk management on a construction site
    J. Fernandes, M.L. Tender & J.P. Couto

    Factors influencing quality of accident investigations—a case study
    M. Shahriari & M.E. Aydin

    Worker’s nasal swab: A tool for occupational exposure assessment to bioburden?
    C. Viegas, V. Santos, R. Moreira, T. Faria, E. Ribeiro, L.A. Caetano & S. Viegas

    Pilot study regarding vehicles cabinets and elevator: Neglected workstations in occupational exposure assessment?
    C. Viegas, T. Faria, L.A. Caetano, E. Carolino & S. Viegas

    Effect of a safety education program on risk perception of vocational students: A comparative study of different intervention methodologies
    M.A. Rodrigues, C. Vales & M.V. Silva

    Ergonomic design intervention in a coating production area
    M.F. Brito, A.L. Ramos, P. Carneiro & M.A. Goncalves

    Eye blinking as an indicator of fatigue and mental effort in presence of different climatic conditions
    R.P. Martins & J.M. Carvalho

    Quantitative risk assessment of tower cranes based on conformity
    F.O. Nunes & P.E. Lamy

    Underground coal mine explosions: Main parameters to think about
    M.K. Gokay & M. Shahriari

    An overview of occupational diseases: Recognition and certification processes
    D. Ferreira & L. Cunha

    Control Banding applied to engineered nanomaterials: Short review
    A. Pereira, A.C. Meira Castro & J. Santos Baptista

    Health effects on workers exposed to engineered nanomaterials: Short review
    A. Pereira, A.C. Meira Castro, J.T. Costa & J. Santos Baptista

    Impacts of the operation of vibratory machines on the health of workers in the rock processing industries: Systematic review
    A.M. do Couto & B. Barkokebas Jr

    Environmental risks associated with falls on sidewalks: A systematic review
    E.R. Araujo & L.B. Martins

    The safety culture and noise level of a beverage industry
    B.A.B. Nobrega, M. Lourdes, B. Gomes, R.M. Silva, A.M. Oliveira & D.A.M. Pereira

    Risk-taking behavior among drivers and its correlation with dangerousness, and sensation seeking
    H. Boudrifa, M. Aissi, H. Cherifi & D.Z. Dalila

    Thermal stress and acclimation effects in military physiological performance
    J. Duarte, A. Ferraz, J.C.C. Guedes, M. Alvares, J.A.R. Santos, M. Vaz & J. Santos Baptista

    Non-ionizing radiation in vertical residences of heat islands, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    R.B.B. Dias, L.B. Silva, E.L. Souza, M.B.F.V. Melo, C.A. Falcao & J.F. Silva

    Experience in working shifts: The spouses/partners vision of shift workers and day workers
    D. Costa, I.S. Silva & A. Veloso

    Total Productive Maintenance implementation. A way to improve working conditions
    M.F. Valerio & I.L. Nunes

    Emotional demands of physiotherapists activity: Influences on health
    L.S. Costa & M. Santos

    Exposure to pollutants in nightlife establishments
    V. Custodio, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Thermal environment in the hospital setting
    D. Guimaraes, H. Simoes, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

    Study on injuries/diseases in workers in the municipality of Coimbra, Portugal
    M. Afonso, S. Paixao, S. Cabral, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    The essence of ergonomic innovation in modern manufacturing enterprises
    A. Dewicka, A. Kalemba & A. Zywert

    Ergonomic analysis in the industry of beverages expedition sector
    B.A.B. Nobrega, L.L. Fernades, A.M. Oliveira, D.A.M. Pereira, W.R.S. Silva & G.A.S. Biazzi

    Indoor radon in dwellings: An increment to the occupational exposure in Portuguese thermal spas
    A.S. Silva & M.L. Dinis

    Hazards identification during design phase
    F. Rodrigues, A. Barbosa & J. Santos Baptista

    Non-ionizing radiation levels in environments with VDT of UFPB’s technology center, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    S.L. Silva, L.B. Silva, M.B.F.V. Melo, E.L. Souza & T.R.A.L.A. Cunha

    Measurement of the reverberation time and sound level for improvement acoustic condition in classrooms—a case study
    A.P. Meran & M. Shahriari

    WRMSDs symptomatology in home care service workers: Risk factors associated to the work activity
    D. Chagas & F. Ramalho

    Does workload influence the prevalence of neck pain in Portuguese physiotherapists?
    A. Seixas, T. Marques & S. Rodrigues

    Impaired sense of balance in an ergonomic evaluation of forklift operators
    A. Zywert, A. Dewicka & G. Dahlke

    “HugMe”—alidation of a prototype of an inclusive toy for children
    R. Ferreira, D. Matos, F. Soares, V. Carvalho & J. Goncalves

    Review of the state of knowledge of the BIM methodology applied to health and safety in construction
    A.J.A. Aguilera, M. Lopez-Alonso, M. Martinez-Rojas & M.D. Martinez-Aires

    Analysis of whole-body vibrations transmitted by earth moving machinery
    M.L. de la Hoz-Torres, M. Lopez-Alonso, D.P.R. Padillo & M.D. Martinez-Aires

    Mental workload of nurses at an intensive care unit, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    R.L. Silva & L.B. Silva

    Application of statistical tools to the characterization of noise exposure of urban bus drivers
    L. Pedrosa, M. Luisa Matos & J. Santos Baptista

    Mental health and well-being among psychologists: Protective role of social support at work
    C. Barros, C. Fonte, S. Alves & I. Gomes

    The application of TRIZ and SCAMPER as innovative solutions methods to ergonomic problem solving
    A. Kalemba, A. Dewicka & A. Zywert

    Diagnosis of occupational hygiene and safety of work in an industry of the footwear sector
    J.C.M. Cunha, M.B.G. Santos, R.S. Carvalho, P.B. Noy & M.B. Sousa

    Influence of different backpack loading conditions on neck and lumbar muscles activity of elementary school children
    S. Rodrigues, G. Domingues, I. Ferreira, L. Faria & A. Seixas

    Risk perception associated with noise-induced hearing loss. State of the art and design of interactive tools for workers training and awareness
    L. Sigcha, I. Pavon, L. Gasco, J.E. Gonzalez, J. Sanchez-Guerrero & D.M. Buitrago

    Psychosocial risks in radiographers work
    A. Neves, D. Duraes, A. Saraiva, H. Simoes & J.P. Figueiredo

    Management of the activity of the safety coordinator
    C.M. Reis, C. Oliveira, A.A.M. Marcio & J. Ferreira

    Control Banding—Qualitative risk assessment system for chemical handling tasks: A review
    P.E. Laranjeira & M.A. Rebelo

    Prevalence and incidence of upper-limb work-related musculoskeletal disorders at repetitive task workstations in a dairy factory
    A. Raposo, J.T. da Costa, R. Pinho & J. Santos Baptista

    Particle exposure levels in cement industries
    D. Murta, H. Simoes, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Safety control evaluation of food storage in mass caterer
    A.L. Baltazar, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

    Risk perception and hearing protector use in metallurgical industries
    I.C. Wictor, A.A. de P. Xavier & A.O. Michaloski

    Standards of heat stress—a short review
    T.F.O. Galvan, A.O. Michaloski & A.A. de P. Xavier

    LEED certification in a commercial enterprise in Brazil
    G.M. Zellin, A.S.C. Fernandes, L.A. Alves & J.L. Fernandes

    Chemical risks of plant protection products—preventive measures
    A.L. Baltazar, A. Ferreira, A. Lanca, D. Barreira, J. Almeida & T. Neves

    Effect of occupational activity on ambulatory blood pressure behavior in university teachers
    J. Pereira, A. Teixeira & H. Simoes

    A proposal for a project plan on quality, human resources and stakeholders for events in the tourism area
    G.R. Freitas, J.L. Fernandes, A.S.C. Fernandes & L.A. Alves

    Occupational exposure to chemical agents released on cooking processes at professional kitchens
    A. Ferreira, A. Lanca, D. Barreira, F. Moreira, J. Almeida & T. Neves

    Bacteria load a surrogate to assess occupational exposure to bioaerossols?
    A. Monteiro, M. Santos, T. Faria, C. Viegas & S.C. Verde

    Health risks for the public and professionals exposed to sewage wastewaters: A review on legislation and regulatory norms in Brazil
    S.D. Santos & T. Zlatar

    Noise propagation emitted by the pile driver in building sites inside the urban zone
    E.M.G. Lago, P. Arezes & B. Barkokebas Jr

    Fragmented occupational identities. A study on Portuguese and British contact centre workers
    I.M.B. Roque

    An integrated risk assessment and management for the rehabilitation of a university department
    L.A. Alves, E.G. Gravata, A.S.C. Fernandes, J.S. Nobrega & E.G. Vazquez

    Development of innovative clean air suits to increase comfort and simultaneously decrease operating room infections
    P. Ribeiro, C. Fernandes, C. Pereira & M.J. Abreu

    Identify minimum training requirements for the chainsaw operators
    M.C.P. Ferreira, J.C.R. Romero, A. Lopez-Arquillos & F.C.G. Reyes

    Risks and preventive measures in building demolitions
    C.M. Reis, S. Paula, J. Ferreira & C. Oliveira


    Pedro Arezes is a full professor on Human Factors Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (UMinho), in Portugal. He is also a visiting scholar at MIT and Harvard University, in the USA. He coordinates the Human Engineering research group at the UMinho, and his research interests are in the domain of Safety, Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics.
    Dr. Arezes is also the current National Director of the MIT Portugal Program, a government strategic partnership between Portuguese Universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and partners from industry and government. He was the supervisor of more than 70 MSc. theses at several universities,11 completed PhD theses, and the host supervisor of some post-doc projects with colleagues coming from different countries, such as Brazil, Poland, and Turkey. He is the (co-)author of more than 50 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, author/editor of more than 40 books published internationally, as well as the (co-)author of more than 250 papers published in international conference proceedings with peer-review.