Trust faces prosecution after string of inpatient deaths
A mental health trust in Essex is set to face prosecution following a long running investigation into a string of inpatient deaths, the health and safety regulator has confirmed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust faces prosecution after string of inpatient deaths
A mental health trust in Essex faces prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive after a string of inpatient deaths that began 16 years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Saving the lives of the workers who are saving our lives
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, there was a rush to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers. But in the urgency to stay safe, nobody stopped to question who was making the PPE, and whether they were safe too. With billions of pounds spent on PPE and other life-saving equipment since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the extent to which the public purse is contributing to, or is complicit in, human rights violations globally has worsened. In June 2020, a Channel 4 news investigation revealed the shocking exploitation of migrant workers at Top Glove factories in Malaysia who churn out Personal Protective Equipmen...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Maine Removes Coronavirus Travel Restrictions For Massachusetts
AUGUSTA, Maine (CBS) – Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced on Wednesday that Massachusetts residents are no longer required to test negative for coronavirus or quarantine when they travel to the state. Maine health officials said Massachusetts now resembles other exempt states like Connecticut, New York and New Jersey in terms of COVID-19 prevalence and positivity rate. Though people from Massachusetts and other exempt states are not required to test negative or quarantine, Maine health officials say it “remains a recommended practice.” “Protecting the health and safety of Maine people has always been ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Maine news Source Type: news

Lack of alignment in emergency response by systems and the public: a Dutch disaster health literacy case study - S ørensen K.
OBJECTIVE: Disaster health literacy is vital for emergency medicine and public health preparedness. Conversely, how health and safety information is communicated has a significant impact on disaster health literacy. A lack of alignment between the disaster... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DforE (updated 22nd September 2020)
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 22 September 2020 Added new content on face coverings, toothbrushing, local lockdowns, music, dance and drama, pregnant women, visitors, visits, informal childcare, EYFS disapplications, supporting wellbeing, SEND legislation, journeys, dual settings, reopening of building emergen cy first aid, Job retention Bonus Scheme. Updated information on funding to align with other funding guidance, employer health and safety and equalities duties, shielding and safeguarding, managing C...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe - Who
[Ethiopian Herald] The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON recruits record numbers of health and safety reps
UNISON’s summer campaign to recruit new health and safety reps has already paid dividends, with record numbers of members showing an interest. Acting national secretary Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety reps are vital to ensuring workplaces are safe. “#BeOnTheSafeSide has got off to a fantastic start. The level of interest shows just how important health and safety is to UNISON members, who want to be safe delivering vital services to the public. “It’s great that so many women and Black members have come forward to get involved.&rdq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article #BeOnTheSafeSide Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread
Monday 21 September 2020 ​For immediate release Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread, says UNISON Commenting on the government’s latest scientific briefing ​today (Monday) on increasing Covid-19 infection rates, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The situation is spiralling out of control and the measures in place so far aren’t working. Confusing messages and mixed signals from ministers aren’t helping either. “There’s simply no time for complacency. The government ​must ​make public safety ​a priority. “S...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - September 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus public services Source Type: news

Africa: Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe - WHO
[WHO] 17 September 2020 | GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The relationship between alertness and spatial attention under simulated shiftwork - Chandrakumar D, Dorrian J, Banks S, Keage HD, Coussens S, Gupta C, Centofanti SA, Stepien JM, Loetscher T.
Higher and lower levels of alertness typically lead to a leftward and rightward bias in attention, respectively. This relationship between alertness and spatial attention potentially has major implications for health and safety. The current study examined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Kelsey-Seybold to expand occupational medicine service line for employers, hires new medical director
The expanded program will offer on-site and near-site primary care clinics for employers; consulting services, including environmental assessments and employee health and safety; and comprehensive occupational medicine services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Samora Source Type: news

UNISON president calls for a ‘ global recovery ’ after the pandemic
The conference might be virtual, but the issues are absolutely real, and UNISON members have been making key contributions on a range of important subjects at this week’s TUC congress. Josie Bird, the union’s president (pictured), addressed the general council’s statement on the need for a global recovery for working people. Pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic has “exposed the weaknesses inherent in the neoliberal economic model,” Ms Bird continued by saying that “over-stretched, under-regulated supply chains failed to respond to the demand for personal protective equipment and vital...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 15, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 health and safety international Josie Bird TUC Source Type: news

Effective communication in the context of safe design decision making - Pirzadeh P, Lingard H, Blismas N.
The proactive practice of anticipating and 'designing out' health and safety (H&S) risks at the early stage of a construction project, known as safety in design, is a legislative requirement in Australia, as in many other countries. Effective communication... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

USFWS Proposes Revisions to Critical Habitat Designations
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued a new proposed rule that would modify the process of designating critical habitats under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If finalized, the new regulation could potentially shrink critical habitats, which are areas essential for recovery of a species. Under ESA, critical habitats are to be designated “on the basis of the best scientific data available and after taking into consideration the economic impact, the impact on national security, and any other relevant impact.” The law allows exclusion of certain areas if “the benefits of such exclusion out...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

How to schedule night shift work in order to reduce health and safety risks - Garde AH, Begtrup L, Bjorvatn B, Bonde JP, Hansen J, Hansen M, Harma M, Jensen MA, Kecklund G, Kolstad HA, Larsen AD, Lie JA, Moreno CR, Nabe-Nielsen K, Sallinen M.
OBJECTIVEs This discussion paper aims to provide scientifically based recommendations on night shift schedules, including consecutive shifts, shift intervals and duration of shifts, which may reduce health and safety risks. Short-term physiological effects... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information, DHSC (updated 10th September 2020)
Privacy notice on COVID-19 virus testing for critical workers and their household members who are self-isolating because they're showing symptoms. 10 September 2020 Added new document:'Antibody testing for coronavirus: privacy information'. 8 July 2020 In the privacy information and quick read: changed “if it is confirmed that that you contracted COVID-19 from a work-related exposure your employer is obliged to report this to the Health and Safety Executive” to “if there is reasonable evidence that you contracted COVID-19 from a work-related exposure your employer is obliged to report...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B2B, B2C business leaders still face uncertainties around returning to work, NBJ research finds
Business leaders nationwide face concerns about returning to work as the number of Covid-19 cases continue growing and market uncertainty persists. When it comes to reopening, employers are most concerned about the health and safety of employees and customers, said business executives in a survey by The Business Journals. Humana ’s Senior VP of Associate Well-being, Tim State, elevated the company’s “returning to work” non-negotiables from the start. “We’re planning for something for which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

Have you contracted COVID-19 at work? Let us know  
Do you or your colleagues believe you have contracted COVID-19 as a result of your work? If so, please fill in this questionnaire. UNISON is teaming up with Thompsons solicitors to identify workers who have been affected by COVID-19, and all branches and regions are encouraged to raise filling in this questionnaire with our members. The information in the questionnaire will inform UNISON’s campaign priorities. It will help us improve workplace health and safety and a team of workplace personal injury experts will also analyse the completed questionnaires and explore every avenu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Covid-19 health and safety health and safety reps legal services Thompsons Source Type: news

Sunset Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Experts Say Sunset Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Experts Say
In the interest of public health and safety, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine called for the elimination of daylight saving time in favor of permanent year-round standard time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Report Lays Out Plan for Strengthening Scientific Integrity at Federal Agencies
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has released a new report, Strengthening Scientific Integrity at Federal Agencies: Recommendations for 2021 and Beyond, which outlines a road map for the next Administration to enhance scientific integrity across federal agencies. “Independent science is under attack in government decisionmaking and its integrity must be restored,” states the report. “Government decisions affect our public health and safety and must be rooted in strong, independent science,” argues the report. “But the safeguards protecting government science have broken down significan...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Hawaii Health, public safety directors announce retirement
Anderson's retirement comes amid unprecedented health and safety challenges in the state presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Africa: Will health precautions affect the integrity of Elections in West Africa?
[OSIWA] The health and safety measures advised by the WHO and adopted by countries around the world include regular cleaning of hands, maintaining distance between persons, avoidance of crowded spaces, and wearing of facemasks. Even though the pandemic's spread is not as exponential as many feared, West African countries are not safe as community transmissions continue to spread. The lifting of lockdown measures almost everywhere signals that protective measures are essential as the pandemic may be around for much (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Plasma biomarker concentrations associated with return to sport following sport-related concussion in collegiate athletes-a Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium study - Pattinson CL, Meier TB, Guedes VA, Lai C, Devoto C, Haight T, Broglio SP, McAllister T, Giza C, Huber D, Harezlak J, Cameron K, McGinty G, Jackson J, Guskiewicz K, Mihalik J, Brooks A, Duma S, Rowson S, Nelson LD, Pasquina P, McCrea M, Gill JM, CARE Consortium Investigators.
Importance: Identifying plasma biomarkers associated with the amount of time an athlete may need before they return to sport (RTS) following a sport-related concussion (SRC) is important because it may help to improve the health and safety of athletes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Use of social media platforms for promoting healthy employee lifestyles and occupational health and safety prevention: a systematic review - Laroche E, L'Esp érance S, Mosconi E.
This systematic review assesses the feasibility and efficacy of social networking or enterprise social networking for promoting healthy lifestyles or for occupational health and safety (OHS) prevention. Literature searches were conducted in several indexed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Electrochemical analysis of speedball-like polydrug samples - de Jong M, Florea A, Daems D, Van Loon J, Samyn N, De Wael K.
Increasing global production, trafficking and consumption of drugs of abuse is an emerging threat to people's health and safety. Electrochemical approaches have been proved to be useful for on-site analysis of drugs of abuse. However, less attention has be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

GPhC Response to concerns from the PDA about reporting of exposure to Covid-19 in the workplace, GPhC (published 25th August 2020)
Following concerns that community pharmacy employers may be failing to report instances of exposure to Covid-19 in the workplace, the GPhC highlights that failure to comply with statutory reporting obligations should be raised with the health and safety executive. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Not a woman-question, but a power-question": a qualitative study of third parties on psychological violence in academic medicine - Siller DH, Beck-Rabanser C, Hochleitner PDM, Exenberger DS.
BACKGROUND: Psychological violence is a persistent issue in academic medicine and affects the health and safety of health care workers. This violence is also debated as part of medical culture. Third parties, persons learning about violations after it happ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking
UNISON has launched a survey of NHS staff in hospitals, to get a fuller understanding of what is happening about free car parking for workers as the lockdown eases. Hospital parking has been free for NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, while local authorities and private providers have also offered free parking to health and social care staff. At the beginning of July, the prime minister confirmed that parking would remain free until the end of the pandemic. In addition, NHS England People Plan, which was published at the beginning of August, stated that: “NHS organisations should continue to give their people fr...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 21, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 hospital car parking charter NHS Source Type: news

Association of work-life balance with occupational injury and work-related musculoskeletal pain among Korean workers - An JM, Kim J, Yoon S, Woo KH, Cho SY, Kim K, Jo HR.
This study aims to investigate the relationship between WLB and occupational injury and work-related musculoskeletal pain. Method: The study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNISON wins Access to Work victory
UNISON has won a major victory for disabled workers, after the Department for Work and Pensions announced that new help will be available to disabled people who are working at home, with Access to Work extended to include support for specialist equipment, travel costs and mental health. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea wrote to the Chancellor in July calling for a “culture change in UK employers” so that disabled people who want to, can work from home, with additional funding for Access to Work to better enable that. UNISON also met Treasury officials in July, when they were able to lay out t...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News access to work Christina McAnea disabled members Source Type: news

First Mediterranean Cruise Sets Sail From Italy After Months-long Coronavirus Hiatus
(ROME) — Cruise ship passengers had their temperatures checked and took COVID-19 tests Sunday so they could set sail on what is being billed as the first Mediterranean cruise after Italy’s pandemic lockdown. The cruise ship company MSC has made the procedures, for crew as well as passengers, part of its new health and safety protocols. The MSC Grandiosa, which was christened last year, set sail from the northern Italian port of Genoa on Sunday evening for a seven-night cruise in the western Mediterranean. Anyone testing positive, or with a fever, or having other COVID-19 symptoms was denied boarding, the compan...
Source: TIME: Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES D'EMILIO / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Travel wire Source Type: news

South Africa: Call to Remain Vigilant Under Alert Level 2
[SAnews.gov.za] With the country moving to alert level 2 at midnight, President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned South Africans against letting their guard down by not observing COVID-19 health and safety protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The role of the unitary prevention delegates in the participative management of occupational risk prevention and its impact on occupational accidents in the Spanish working environment - Pay á Castiblanque R.
The aim of this research was to study the impact of the unitary prevention delegates (UPDs) on the Spanish working environment. To this end, a cross-sectional study was carried out using microdata from the National Survey on Health and Safety Management in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pervasive risk avoidance: nursing staff perceptions of risk in person-centered care delivery - Behrens LL, Boltz M, Kolanowski A, Sciegaj M, Madrigal C, Abbott K, Van Haitsma K.
This study explored direct-care nursing staff per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Returning to work, House of Commons Library (updated 5th August 2020)
This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses issues relating to returning to work as the Government re-opens the economy. It provides an overview of relevant health and safety law and a discussion of Government guidance on working safely in the context of Covid-19. This paper should be read as correct at the time of publication - 5th August 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety tips for returning to school during COVID-19
Returning to school has taken on new meaning and a new set of worries for parents and caregivers during the age of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As schools reopen, they must balance the educational, social and emotional needs of their students along with the health and safety of students and staff in the midst of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 7, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Police unions seek improvement of pay offer
The police staff trade unions – UNISON, Unite and GMB – have agreed to go back to the employers to seek an improvement for low-paid police staff on the current pay offer for 2020. The offer, made on 22 July, is for: 2.5% increase on all pay points with effect from 1 September 2020; 2.5% increase on standby allowance with effect from 1 September 2020; Without prejudice talks on police staff apprenticeship pay. However, this falls far short of the unions’ pay claim, which included a 6.5%, or £1,200, increase in police staff pay and 6.5% increase in standby allowance and away from home overnight allo...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 3, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News police and justice police staff police staff pay Source Type: news

High risk? Indoor cannabis producers' perceptions of occupational health and safety - Trask C, Koehncke N, Trask D.
INTRODUCTION: Recent legal changes mean Canadian cannabis production has moved from an illegally grown crop to a potentially common one. However, little is known about the needs of long-time producers accustomed to operating outside a legal framework. In o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Manitoba businesses introduce, or reintroduce, safety measures after surge of COVID-19 cases
A number of Manitoba businesses are ramping up their health and safety policies in light of the surge of cases of COVID-19 in the last few weeks, following a nearly two-week-long period with no new cases in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Northam issues new Covid-19 rules for Hampton Roads, warns other areas could follow
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced new health and safety restrictions focused on the Hampton Roads area, which has seen a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. The governor's order goes into effect at midnight Thursday and calls for no alcohol sales or on-site consumption in restaurants after 10 p.m., the closure of all restaurants at midnight and a return to a limit of 50% capacity for indoor dining. The order also limits gatherings in the region to 50, down from the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Drew Hansen Source Type: news

Reopening U.S. Research Universities - Weathering the Pandemic, and Looking Beyond It
The COVID-19 pandemic is posing some entirely new challenges to U.S. research universities — the need to dramatically ramp up online education, for example, and to find ways to protect the health and safety of faculty, students, and staff. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health and safety trump revenge as Dodgers hit the road to play the Astros
The Dodgers consider the perils of travel after many Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19, and revenge over the Astros' sign-stealing is secondary. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Harris Source Type: news

Determining the relationship between physical status and musculoskeletal injuries in children: a cohort study - Tomaru Y, Kamada H, Tsukagoshi Y, Nakagawa S, Tanaka K, Takeuchi R, Mataki Y, Kimura M, Miyakawa S, Yamazaki M.
BACKGROUND: In Japan, in 2016, the School Health and Safety Act was revised and examination of extremities in addition to scoliosis became mandatory. Musculoskeletal examinations were subsequently started using a mark sheet-type questionnaire. In the prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Environmental health and safety assessment of schools in Khalkhal City using ‎crisis management approach - Poursadeghiyan M, Dargahi A, Vosoughi M, Teymouri P.
Background/aim: Paying attention to physical, health and safety issues in educational environments is the most effective and fundamental factor for physical, mental and psychological development of students. Therefore, one of the most important and effecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Health and safety management systems within construction contractor organizations: case study of South Africa - Okonkwo PN, Wium J.
The study reported in this paper investigated health and safety management systems (HSMS) found within medium to large construction contractor organizations in South Africa. The aim of the study was to identify the nuances associated with the dominant heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Blue Cross says it will cover telehealth testing through 2020, good news for health systems
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced Thursday that it will continue to pay health systems the same amount of money for telehealth visits as they do in-person doctor's visits for the rest of 2020. The Eagan-based insurer will also continue to waive cost-sharing for Covid-19 tests and treatment, meaning people won't be charged because of costs related to the pandemic. "The rapid adoption of virtual care has been highly encouraging. In addition to the health and safety benefits, telehealth… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

State Health Agency Finds Behavioral Health Challenges are Compounded by COVID-19
COVID-19 has impacted the health and safety of Wisconsinites in many ways, and the stress stemming from the pandemic and the uncertainty it has caused can prove extremely difficult for individuals, especially residents of Wisconsin who struggle with substance use disorder or another underlying behavioral health condition. “We know that challenges like fear of COVID-19, financial pressures, and isolation are the kinds of stressors that exacerbate behavioral health and substance use disorders and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 22, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Safety decision-making and planning mobile app for intimate partner violence prevention and response: randomised controlled trial in Kenya - Decker MR, Wood SN, Hameeduddin Z, Kennedy SR, Perrin N, Tallam C, Akumu I, Wanjiru I, Asira B, Frankel A, Omondi B, Case J, Clough A, Otieno R, Mwiti M, Glass N.
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens women's health and safety globally, yet services remain underdeveloped and inaccessible. Technology-based resources exist, however, few have been adapted and tested in low-resource settings. We evalua... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news