Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI: Book chapters from the 6th International Symposium on Occupation Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2018), March 26-27, 2018, Guimarães, Portugal, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI

Book chapters from the 6th International Symposium on Occupation Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2018), March 26-27, 2018, Guimarães, Portugal, 1st Edition

Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo

CRC Press

620 pages

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Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI collects recent papers of selected authors from 21 countries in the domain of occupational safety and hygiene (OSH). The contributions cover a wide range of topics, including:

- Occupational safety

- Risk assessment

- Safety management

- Ergonomics

- Management systems

- Environmental ergonomics

- Physical environment

- Construction safety, and

- Human factors

Occupational Safety and Hygiene VI represents the state-of-the-art on the above mentioned domains, and is based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions. Some contributions focus more on practical case studies developed by OSH practitioners within their own companies. Hence, the book provides practical tools and approaches currently used by OHS practitioners in a global context.

Table of Contents

A new approach—use of effectiveness and efficiency concepts in the identification of activities related to occupational safety management on motorways

J.E.M.R. Silva & C. Rodrigues

Sampling methods for an accurate mycobiota occupational exposure assessment—overview of several ongoing projects

C. Viegas

A systematic literature review on Thermal Response Votes (TSV) and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV)

E.E. Broday & A.A. de P. Xavier

Participatory ergonomics training for a warehouse environment—a process solution

A. Mocan & A. Draghici

Wheelchair users’ anthropometric data: Analysis of existent available information

S. Bragança, I. Castellucci & P. Arezes

A review on occupational risk in gasification plants processing residues of sewage sludge and refuse-derived fuel

O. Alves, M. Gonçalves, P. Brito, E. Monteiro & C. Jacinto

Safety assessment of Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO) manufactory

D.S. Bonifácio, E.B.F. Galante & A.N. Haddad

The relevance of surfaces contamination assessment in occupational hygiene interventions in case of exposure to chemicals

S. Viegas

Optimization of the CoPsoQ questionnaire in a population of Archipelago of Azores

F.O. Nunes & A. Gaspar da Silva

Exposure to occupational noise in police—a systematic review

A.C. Reis & M. Vaz

Geostatistics applied to noise exposure—a systematic review

A.C. Reis & J.M. Carvalho

Muscle fatigue assessment in manual handling of loads using motion analysis and accelerometers: A short review

F.G. Bernardo, R.P. Martins & J.C. Guedes

Evaluation of physical fatigue based on motion analysis

F.G. Bernardo, R.P. Martins & J.C. Guedes

Maintenance and safety according to the Brazilian performance standard: NBR 15.575

M.A.S. Hippert & O.C. Longo

Sensation seeking and risk perception as predictors of physical and psychosocial safety behavior in risk and non-risk professions

G. Gonçalves, C. Sousa, M. Pereira, E. Pinto & A. Sousa

Work ability, ageing and musculoskeletal symptoms among Portuguese municipal workers

C.A. Ribeiro, T.P. Cotrim, V. Reis, M.J. Guerreiro, S.M. Candeias, A.S. Janicas & M. Costa

Psychological health and wellbeing in intralogistics workplaces—an empirical analysis

M. Hartwig & E. Mamrot

Detailed evaluation of human body cooling techniques through thermo-physiological modelling

A.M. Raimundo, D.A. Quintela, A. Virgílio & M. Oliveira

Air quality assessment in copy centers

M. Cunha, A. Ferreira, F. Silva & J.P. Figueiredo

The contribution of digital technologies to construction safety

D. Pinto, F. Rodrigues & J. Santos Baptista

Tower crane safety: Organizational preventive measures vs. technical conditions

J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo, J.C. Rubio-Romero & M.C. Pardo-Ferreira

Occupational and public exposure to radionuclides in smoke from forest fires—a warning

F.P. Carvalho, J.M. Oliveira & M. Malta

Annual school safety activity calendar to promote safety in VET

S. Tappura & J. Kivistö-Rahnasto

Accidents prevention at home with elderly

E.M.G. Lago, B. Barkokébas Jr., F.M. da Cruz, A.R.B. Martins, B.M. Vasconcelos, T. Zlatar, R. Manta & S. Porto

Occupational safety and health for workers managing wild animals

A.R.B. Martins, B. Barkokébas Jr., E.M.G. Lago, B.M. Vasconcelos, F.M. da Cruz, T. Zlatar, T.C.M. de França & L.R. Pedrosa

Pulmonary disease due to exposure to nanoparticles

B. Calvo-Cerrada, A. López-Guillén, P. Sanz-Gallen, G. Martí-Armengual & A. López-Guillen

Assessment of air quality in professional kitchens of the city of Coimbra

A. Ferreira, A. Lança, D. Barreira, F. Moreira & J.P. Figueiredo

Analyse of occupational noise and whole-body vibration exposure at bus drivers—case study

A.F. Teixeira, M.L. Matos, L. Pedrosa & P. Costa

Evaluation of the infrastructural conditions and practices of the manipulators—case study: Nursing home and day center

I.N. Roxo, C. Santos, J.P. Figueiredo & A. Ferreira

Neuromuscular fatigue assessment in operators performing occupational-transportation/ transshipment tasks: A short systematic review

T. Sa-ngiamsak, N. Phatrabuddha & T. Yingratanasuk

BIM (Building Information Modelling) as a prevention tool in the design and construction phases

M. Tender, J.P. Couto, C. Lopes, T. Cunha & R. Reis

Recent trends in safety science and their importance for operations practice

V. Rigatou, K. Fotopoulou, E. Sgourou, P. Katsakiori & Em. Adamides

Latest efforts aimed at upgrading the IMS-MM

C. Saraiva, P. Domingues, P. Sampaio & P. Arezes

Exposure to particules in the poultry sector

F. Capitao, A. Ferreira, F. Moreira & J.P. Figueiredo

Scale psychometrics of the Portuguese short and middle length variants of the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire III pilot study

D.A. Coelho & M.L. Lourenço

Evaluation of occupational safety and health conditions in a Brazilian public hospital

C.F. Machado & J.S. Nóbrega

Levels of non-ionizing radiation in vertical residences in João Pessoa (PB)

A.A.R. Silva, L.B. Silva, R.M. Silva & R.B.B. Dias

Human error prevention by training design: Suppressing the Dunning-Kruger effect in its infancy

E. Stojiljković, A. Bozilov, T. Golubovic, S. Glisovic & M. Cvetkovic

Workload and work capacity of the public agent at a department of a federal institution of higher education

L.L. de F. Cavalcanti & L.B. Martins

Exposure to psychosocial risks in footwear industry workers: An exploratory analysis

D. Sousa, M.M. Sá, R. Azevedo, O. Machado, J. Tavares & R. Monteiro

Inclusive, interdisciplinary and digital-based OSH resources: A booklet for students

F. Rodrigues, F. Antunes, A.M. Pisco Almeida, J. Beja, L. Pedro, M. Clemente, R. Neves & R. Vieira

When the working hours become a risk factor: The debate about 3 × 8h and 2 × 12h shifts

L. Cunha, D. Silva, I. Ferreira, C. Pereira & M. Santos

Occupational risks in hospital mortuary

A. Ferreira, A. Lança, C. Mendes, M. Sousa & S. Paixao

Occupational exposure in fitness clubs to indoor particles

K. Slezakova, M.C. Pereira, C. Peixoto, C. Delerue-Matos & S. Morais

Occupational risks in hospital sterilization centers

A. Ferreira, A. Lança, C. Mendes, M. Sousa & S. Paixao

Chemical risks associated with the application of plant protection products

T. Neves, A. Ferreira, A. Lança, A. Baltazar & J.P. Figueiredo

Levels of urinary biomarkers of exposure and potential genotoxic risks in firefighters

M. Oliveira, C. Delerue-Matos, S. Morais, K. Slezakova, M.C. Pereira, A. Fernandes, S. Costa & J.P. Teixeira

Whole body vibration and acoustic exposure in construction and demolition waste management

M.L. de la Hoz-Torres, M.D. Martínez-Aires, M. Martín-Morales & D.P. Ruiz Padillo

Combined effects of exposure to physical risk factors: Impact on blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) in construction workers

F.M. Cruz, P. Arezes, B. Barkokébas Jr. & E.B. Martins

Evaluation of professional exposure to nanoparticles in automotive repair activities

G. Oliveira, H. Simoes, A. Ferreira, F. Silva & J.P. Figueiredo

Occupational exposure to bioaerosols in the waste sorting industry

V. Santos, J.P. Figueiredo, M. Vasconcelos Pinto & J. Santos

Nanomaterials versus safety of workers—a short review

D. da Conceiçao Peixoto Teixeira & P.A.A. Oliveira

Use of the 5S methodology for improving work environment

A. Górny

Investigation and analysis of work accidents at the Urban Hygiene Department in a Portuguese Municipality

P.G. da Fonseca, R.B. Melo & F. Carvalho

An investigation of forearm EMG normalization procedures in a field study

S. Aia & M. Reinvee

The impact of pesticides on the cholinesterase-activity in serum samples

A. Teixeira, G. Oostingh, A. Valado, N. Osório, A. Caseiro, A. Gabriel, A. Ferreira & J.P. Figueiredo

Comparative assessment of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in an industrial kitchen

D.M.B. Costa, R.V. Ferreira, E.B.F. Galante, J.S.W. Nóbrega, L.A. Alves & C.V. Morgado

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the transportation of dangerous goods

M.V.T. Rabello, D.M.B. Costa & C.V. Morgado

Scaffold use risk assessment model: SURAM

M. Rebelo, P. Laranjeira, F. Silveira, K. Czarnocki, E. Blazik-Borowa, E. Czarnocka, J. Szer, B. Hola & K. Czarnocka

The response of phagocytes to indoor air toxicity

L. Vilén, J. Atosuo, E. Suominen & E.-M. Lilius

Modelling the effect of human presence in a single room with computational fluid dynamics simulation—a short review

P.H. Moreira, J.C. Guedes & J. Santos Baptista

Bacteria bioburden assessment and MRSA colonization of workers and animals from a Portuguese swine production: A case report

E. Ribeiro, A. Pereira, C. Vieira, I. Paulos, M. Marques, T. Swart & A. Monteiro

Assessment of fatigue through physiological indicators: A short review

J.A. Pérez & J.C. Guedes

Workload mental analysis of the workers in a collective road transport company

T.G. Lima, F.S.M. Gonçalves & R.M.F. Marinho

Ergonomic analysis of ballistic vests used by police officers in Paraíba State—Brazil

G.A.M. Falcão, T.F. Chaves, M.B.F.V. Melo & L.V. Alves

Facilitators for safety of visually impaired on the displacements in external environments: A systematic review

E.R. Araújo, C. Rodrigues & L.B. Martins

Impacts of accidents with workers in rock processing industries: Short review

A. do Couto, J. Santos Baptista, B. Barkokébas Jr. & I. da Silva

Whole-body vibration in mining equipment—a short review

J. Duarte, M.L. Matos, J. Castelo Branco & J. Santos Baptista

The effect of two training methods on workers’ risk perception: A comparative study with metalworking small firms

B.L. Barros, M.A. Rodrigues & A.R. Dores

Diagnoses of the acoustic perceptions of workers for auditory signal design

G. Dahlke & T. Ptak

Evacuation study of a high-rise building in fire safety, prescriptive versus performance analysis

A.C. Matos & M. Chichorro Gonçalves

Radiological characterization of the occupational exposure in hydrotherapy spa treatments

M.L. Dinis & A.S. Silva

Labor claims and certification in occupational health and safety management

F.D. Dionísio, N. Costa & C.P. Leão

Ergonomic risk measurement in prioritizing corrective actions at workstations

W. Czernecka & A. Górny

Main mitigation measures—occupational exposure to radon in thermal spas

A.S. Silva & M.L. Dinis

Safety performance and its measurement: An empirical study concerning leading and lagging indicators

A. Job & I.S. Silva

Comparison between methods of assessing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders on upper limb extremities: A study in manual assembly work

S. Costa, P. Carneiro & N. Costa

Stress misconduct and reduced ability to express dissent: A study on a sample of students at the University of Siena

O. Parlangeli, P. Palmitesta, M. Bracci, E. Marchigiani & P.M. Liston

Wearable technology for occupational risk assessment: Potential avenues for applications

I. Pavón, L. Sigcha, P. Arezes, N. Costa, G. Arcas & J.M. López

Maturity level of hearing conservation programs in metallurgical companies and the workers noise perception

I.C. Wictor & A.A. de P. Xavier

Pitfalls of measuring illuminance with smartphones

R.B. Melo, F. Carvalho & D. Cerqueira

Effects of thermal (dis)comfort on student’s performance: Some evidences based on a study performed in a secondary school

M. Talaia, M. Silva & L. Teixeira

Usability of an open ERP System in a manufacturing company: An ergonomic perspective

K. Hankiewicz & K.R. Kumara Jayathilaka

Postural adjustment for balance in asymmetric work. A practical example

G. Dahlke & K. Turkiewicz

Working conditions and occupational risks in the physiotherapist’s activity

L.S. Costa & M. Santos

Influencing factors in sustainable production planning and controlling from an ergonomic perspective

M. Zarte, A. Pechmann & I.L. Nunes

Proof of concept—work accident costs analysis tool

C. Correia, J. Santos Baptista & P.A.A. Oliveira

Wrist-hand work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a dairy factory: Incidence, prevalence and comparison between different methods for disease validation

A. Raposo, R. Pinho, J. Santos Baptista & J. Torres Costa

Work ability of teachers in Brazilian private and public universities

A.J.A. Silva & T.G. Lima

Maintenance manual for equipment on construction site

C. Reis, C. Oliveira, M.A. Araújo Mieiro, P. Braga, J.F. Silva & J.A.F.O. Correia

Ergonomic risk management of pruning with chainsaw in the olive sector

M.C. Pardo-Ferreira, A. Zambrana-Ruíz, J.A. Carrillo-Castrillo & J.C. Rubio-Romero

What kind of lower limb musculoskeletal disorders can be associated with bus driving?

M. Cvetković, M.L. Dinis, E. Stojiljković & A.M. Fiuza

Lean thinking practices in ergonomics in industrial sector

M. Gibson & B. Mrugalska

Occupational activity on blood pressure profile

J. Pereira, R. Souza & H. Simoes

Reusing single-use medical devices, where are we standing now?

L.B. Naves & M.J. Abreu

Active workstations to improve job performance: A short review

S. Maheronnaghsh, M. Vaz & J. Santos

Case study of risk assessment in single family housing

C. Reis, V. Gomes, P. Braga, J.F. Silva, J.A.F.O. Correia & C. Oliveira

Evaluation of the luminous performance of a public university library in the Northeast of Brazil

A.R.M.V. Silva, M.N. Almeida, J.I.F. Machado, B.C.C.B. Carvalho & H.C. Albuquerque Neto

Thermal comfort assessment of orthopaedic health professionals in an operating room

N. Rodrigues, A.S. Miguel, S. Teixeira, C. Fernandes & J. Santos Baptista

Study of the impact of investments in occupational safety and accident prevention in the construction sector

R. Pais & P.A.A. Oliveira

Lean construction and safety

A.M. Reis, B.V. Zeglin & L.L.G. Vergara

Analysis of the noise level in a university restaurant: A case study

A.D.S. Oliveira, H.C. Albuquerque Neto, M.N. Almeida, A.R.M.V. Silva & B.C.C.B. Carvalho

The influence of noise on the perceptions of discomfort, stress, and annoyance

R. Monteiro, M.A. Rodrigues & D. Tomé

Assessment and characterization of WMSDs risk in nurses who perform their activity in surgical hospitalization

M. Torres, P. Carneiro & P. Arezes

Risk analysis in the execution of the Aguas Santas tunnel

E. Carpinteiro, C. Reis, P. Braga, J.A.F.O. Correia, J.F. Silva & C. Oliveira

Characterization of school furniture in a basic education school

A. Fernandes, P. Carneiro, N. Costa & A.C. Braga

Gas distribution companies: How can knowledge management promote occupational health and safety?

C.M. Dufour & A. Draghici

Cytostatic-drugs handling in hospitals: Impact of contamination at occupational environments

J. Silva, P. Arezes, N. Costa, A.C. Braga & R. Schierl

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Public Health