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Worker Protection Scenarios for General Analytical Testing Facility under Several Infection Propagation Risks: Scoping Review, Epidemiological Model and ISO 31000

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Water Quality Research Institute, Waterworks Headquarters Incheon Metropolitan City, Incheon 21316, Korea
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Incheon Research Institute of Public Health and Environment, Incheon 22320, Korea
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Department of Hydrogen and Renewable Energy, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Advanced Bio-Resource Research Center, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Academic Editor: Anna Garus-Pakowska
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(19), 12001; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912001
Received: 30 August 2022 / Revised: 19 September 2022 / Accepted: 19 September 2022 / Published: 22 September 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Infectious Diseases in the Workplace)
Infectious disease is a risk threating industrial operations and worker health. In gastrointestinal disease cases, outbreak is sporadic, and propagation is often terminated within certain populations, although cases in industrial sites are continuously reported. The ISO 31000 international standard for risk management, an epidemiological triad model, and a scoping review were the methods used to establish response procedures (scenarios) to protect workers from the risk of the propagation of a gastrointestinal disease. First, human reservoirs and transmission routes were identified as controllable risk sources based on a scoping review and the use of a triad model. Second, the possibility of fomite- or surface-mediated transmission appeared to be higher based on environmental characterization. Thus, the propagation could be suppressed using epidemiological measures categorized by reservoirs (workers) or transmission routes during a primary case occurrence. Next, using results of a matrix, a strengths–weaknesses–opportunities–threats analysis and a scoping review, the risk treatment option was determined as risk taking and sharing. According to epidemiology of gastrointestinal infections, systematic scenarios may ensure the efficacy of propagation control. Standardized procedures with practicality and applicability were established for categorized scenarios. This study converged ISO 31000 standards, an epidemiological model, and scoping review methods to construct a risk management scenario (non-pharmaceutical intervention) optimized for the unique characteristics of a specific occupational cluster. View Full-Text
Keywords: epidemiological triad model; ISO 31000 international risk management standards; non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI); response procedures; scoping review; workplace safety epidemiological triad model; ISO 31000 international risk management standards; non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI); response procedures; scoping review; workplace safety
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Park, J.-M.; Cho, J.-H.; Jun, N.-S.; Bang, K.-I.; Hong, J.-W. Worker Protection Scenarios for General Analytical Testing Facility under Several Infection Propagation Risks: Scoping Review, Epidemiological Model and ISO 31000. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 12001. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912001

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Park J-M, Cho J-H, Jun N-S, Bang K-I, Hong J-W. Worker Protection Scenarios for General Analytical Testing Facility under Several Infection Propagation Risks: Scoping Review, Epidemiological Model and ISO 31000. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(19):12001. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912001

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Park, Jong-Myong, Joong-Hee Cho, Nam-Soo Jun, Ki-In Bang, and Ji-Won Hong. 2022. "Worker Protection Scenarios for General Analytical Testing Facility under Several Infection Propagation Risks: Scoping Review, Epidemiological Model and ISO 31000" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 19: 12001. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912001

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