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Document ID (ISN)111942
CIS number 11-0606
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morken T., Bull N., Moen B.E.
Title The activity on a Norwegian occupational health mailing list 1997-2006
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.59, p.56-58. 10 ref.
Internet access The_activity.pdf [in English]
Abstract Professional mailing lists on the Internet have become a popular medium for communication in the medical field. The objective of this study was to describe the activity of an occupational health electronic mailing list in Norway between 1997 and 2006. All messages sent to the Norwegian Occupational Health mailing list from 1997 to 2006 were studied, counting numbers, members and type of topic discussed. The job titles of contributors in 2006 were identified and all messages in a 3-month period in 2006 were analysed in more detail. A total of 5269 messages were posted to the list. The number of members was 200 at the start of 1997, later rising to between 450 and 500, including doctors, physiotherapists, occupational hygienists and nurses. The main topics discussed were chemical hazards (19%), organization of occupational health services (17%), working methods in safety and health in general (10%) and ergonomics (8%). Most messages were questions and answers and they seldom led to discussion.
Descriptors (primary) Norway; occupational medicine; information dissemination; health care personnel; internet document
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomics; industrial hygienists; health services; chemical hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information