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A framework for the concurrent consideration of occupational hazards and obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18765399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Occupational hazards and obesity can lead to extensive morbidity and mortality and put great financial burden on society. Historically, occupational hazards and obesity have been addressed as separate unrelated issues, but both are public health problems and there may be public health benefits from considering them together. This paper provides a framework for the concurrent consideration of occupational hazards and obesity. The framework consists of the following elements: (i) investigate the relationship between occupational hazards and obesity, (ii) explore the impact of occupational morbidity and mortality and obesity on workplace absence, disability, productivity and healthcare costs, (iii) assess the utility of the workplace as a venue for obesity prevention programs, (iv) promote a comprehensive approach to worker health and (v) identify and address the ethical, legal and social issues. Utilizing this framework may advance the efforts to address the major societal health problems of occupational hazards and obesity.
P A Schulte; G R Wagner; A Downes; D B Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-09-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of occupational hygiene     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1475-3162     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Occup Hyg     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-09     Completed Date:  2008-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203526     Medline TA:  Ann Occup Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS-C14, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Obesity / complications*,  prevention & control
Occupational Diseases / etiology
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
Occupational Health*
Risk Factors

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