UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures
During the pandemic, UNISON has engaged positively with the Environment Agency on a range of health and safety issues. However, the increased transmission rates of the new COVID-19 variant has led to calls from UNISON and other unions, including Prospect, GMB and Unite, for the agency to review its risk assessments. While many Environment Agency employees are working from home at the present time, some essential workers are still attending depots and other workplaces. The unions have issued a health and safety union improvement notice calling for the Environment Agency to review measures, in particular for the introduction...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 environment agency health and safety Source Type: news

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving expected to play vs. Orlando Magic after NBA-ordered quarantine, sources say
Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 and will lose more than $800,000 in salary for violating the league's health and safety protocols. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do they really wash their hands? Prevalence estimates for personal hygiene behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic based on indirect questions. BMC public health 21(1): 12
Conclusions: These results indicate that estimates of the degree of commitment to measures designed to counter the spread of the disease may be significantly inflated by social desirability in direct self-reports. Indirect questioning techniques with higher levels of confidentiality seem helpful in obtaining more realistic estimates of the degree to which people follow the recommended personal hygiene measures. More realistic estimates of compliance can help to inform and to adjust public information campaigns on COVID-19 hygiene recommendations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire at the Oakland Ghost Ship Warehouse: a disaster life cycle-based analysis - Tolle F, Chen AP, Barnett DJ, Hsu EB.
OBJECTIVE: Structural fires remain a prominent threat to public health and safety even in several regions of the developed world, where rising housing costs force many to reside in unsafe environments. This case report of the Ghost Ship Warehouse fire in O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Economic burden of work injuries and diseases: a framework and application in five European Union countries - Tompa E, Mofidi A, van den Heuvel S, van Bree T, Michaelsen F, Jung Y, Porsch L, van Emmerik M.
BACKGROUND: Estimates of the economic burden of work injuries and diseases can help policymakers prioritize occupational health and safety policies and interventions in order to best allocate scarce resources. Several attempts have been made to estimate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

South Africa: Government Urges Business to Observe Covid-19 Safety Protocols
[SAnews.gov.za] With many businesses expected to reopen on Monday following the festive season break, the Department of Employment and Labour has called for the observation of health and safety measures that will not expose employees to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carers need practical support more than applause
UNISON has welcomed the return of clap for carers this evening, but urges both the public and politicians to start focussing more on pay and practical support than applause and appreciation. As all four UK nations get used to fresh lockdowns and restrictions on all of our daily lives, clap for carers, now expanded to all ‘heroes’ working through and fighting the virus, returns tonight (Thursday). Since COVID-19 started spreading last year, UNISON has been at the forefront of those fighting for the public service workers – the key workers – fighting the virus. UNISON was the first to highlight the is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article carers Clap for Carers Covid-19 social care Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

The EMS Handoff Podcast: The Role of EMS Data and COVID-19 with Dr. Remle Crowe
Get every episode by subscribing to The EMS Handoff using Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. On this week’s Episode of the EMS Handoff, hosts David Blevins, Eric McCullough and Bradley Dean are joined by Dr. Remle Crowe, a research scientist with ESO. Dr. Crowe discusses the significance of data and how EMS data is being used to help support the understanding of COVID-19 in the country.  Dr. Crowe is an expert in EMS research and quality improvement. From truck clutches to clinical care, she has shown how research and improvement science work to solve problems across fields. Prior to ear...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Coronavirus Source Type: news

Safety training for community members involved in cleanup
Local residents received training to protect health and safety in new jobs cleaning up lead contamination near a battery recycling plant. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS and French health and safety agency formalize partnership
NIEHS and ANSES formalized their cooperative relationship March 22 by signing a memorandum of understanding. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant
UNISON is urging employers to review their workplace risk assessments and safety measures in light of the increase in the more infectious variant of COVID-19. This is in order to keep staff safe. The union has written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to underline the increased risks to staff, urging the body to update their advice. Improved safety measures would include working from home, change to duties to less hazardous duties Disabled, Black and other vulnerable workers with underlying health conditions who are still in the workplace could be at particular risk of the new variant. In the letter to the HSE, assi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 5, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

Close nurseries to all except vulnerable and key-worker children
Pre-schools including nurseries must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable, says UNISON today (Tuesday). The union is urging the government to reconsider its decision to keep early-years establishments open​, despite concerns over a new Covid strain. Early-years staff should also be made a priority for vaccination and mass testing says UNISON, and employees should not be expected to go into work until these safety measures are put in place. In addition, the union says protection must be extended to employees in schools open for the children of key wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 5, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Weaving public health and safety nets to respond the COVID-19 pandemic - Fan D, Li Y, Liu W, Yue XG, Boustras G.
How do governments take strategic actions in weaving public health and safety nets to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? Embracing Moore's strategic action framework, this study investigates how municipal governments can configure authorizing environment--o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Territorial efficiency: analysis of the role of public work safety controls - Lafuente E, Abad J.
This study analyzes the efficiency of Spanish provinces in a model that incorporates occupational health and safety (OHS) policy controls and work accidents into the analysis. Building on productivity models rooted in non-parametric frontier methods, namel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO
By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highw...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Colorado Source Type: news

Man With First Confirmed U.S. Case of Mutant COVID-19 Strain Has No Travel History
(DENVER) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans. The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southeast of Denver in Elbert County and has no travel history, state health officials said. Elbert County is a mainly rural area of rolling plains at the far edge of the Denver metro area that includes a portion of Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west highway. Colorado Politics reported there is a second suspected case o...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patty Nieberg / AP and Report for America Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Man With First Confirmed U.S. Case of Fast-Spreading U.K. COVID-19 Strain Has No Travel History
DENVER — A Colorado National Guard member has the first reported U.S. case of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus that has set off alarm in Britain, while a second case is suspected in another Guard member, health officials said Wednesday. The two were sent on Dec. 23 to work at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak of the virus in a small town outside Denver, said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state’s epidemiologist. A state laboratory detected the cases after it began looking for signs of the variant after its spread was announced in England earlier this month, she said. Staff and re...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Slevin / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

A systematic review of drink specials, drink special laws, and alcohol-related outcomes - Puac-Polanco V, Keyes KM, Mauro PM, Branas CC.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The adverse health and safety consequences of heavy alcohol consumption are a leading problem around the world. While many risk factors have been extensively studied and presented in comprehensive summaries, not all questions regardin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the U.S. Prison and Jail Population
Mario Smith first broke out in cold sweats on Nov. 21. He thought it was just exhaustion from working maintenance shifts at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Mi., where he’s been incarcerated since 2018. But then guards came to his cell on Nov. 23, he says, and told him to report to another area of the prison. Smith knew then that he must have tested positive for COVID-19. “I feared for my life,” Smith tells TIME. The 37-year-old has asthma, high blood pressure and obesity, putting him at increased risk for severe illness and complications from the virus. Sentenced to life in prison when h...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle and Josiah Bates Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Duke women's basketball cancels rest of 2020-2021 season because of Covid-19 concerns
Duke University's women's basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-2021 season, citing health and safety concerns... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin to Expand Testing for Assisted Living Facilities
Governor Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today expanded testing for Wisconsin ’s assisted living facilities. The new program allows community-based residential facilities and adult family homes to opt-in for routine COVID-19 surveillance testing. “The health and safety of the folks living in our assisted living facilities is of utmost concern, and our existing partnership s allow us to offer more routine testing,” said Governor Evers. “I want to thank the testing...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

South Africa: Body Donor Programme Fit and Well Despite Covid-19
[UCT] Thanks to rigorous COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences has maintained its body donor programme without risking staff or students. The programme is essential to teaching anatomy and new surgical techniques. Globally, the pandemic has forced many health sciences faculties to close their programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First aid training in secondary schools: a comparative study and implementation considerations - Reveruzzi B, Buckley L, Sheehan M.
INTRODUCTION: School-based first aid training has benefits for adolescents with an opportunity to increase health and safety knowledge relating to injury and cardiac arrest. METHOD: Using a quasi-experimental design we evaluated differences among stude... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

During COVID-19, which is more effective in work accident prevention behavior of healthcare professionals: safety awareness or fatalism perception? - Ünal.
This study aims to determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

2020 reflections: Bruins respond to the challenges of COVID-19
When people look back, COVID-19 will be what defines 2020 — and that applies to UCLA, just like everywhere else. From forcing us to shift to remote learning, move all but the most essential jobs off campus and ultimately close the campus to the public, the pandemic remade life in ways we couldn’t have imagined.But as difficult as the challenges were, Bruins everywhere responded withthe resilience, creativity and ingenuity that embody our values.Scientists, doctors and scholars continued to pursue the research that helped the public better understand the virus.Health care workers put themselves on the line day a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

3D Printers May Be Toxic To Humans
Risk researchers are asking new questions about the health and safety implications and how to mitigate any potential health risks to users of 3D printers and consumers of products manufactured with this emerging technology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Misha Gajewski, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Manufacturing /manufacturing Source Type: news

AGU panel explores environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as observed from space
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, as various health and safety restrictions keep more of us at home more often. The resulting changes to our behavior are already impacting the environment around us in myriad ways, according to comparisons of remote sensing data before and during the pandemic collected by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and ESA (European Space Agency) Earth-observing satellites and others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cellphone laws and teens' calling while driving: analysis of repeated cross-sectional surveys in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 - Li L, Pope CN, Andridge RR, Bower JK, Hu G, Zhu M.
This study examines the difference in prevalence of self-reported calling whil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Returning to work, House of Commons Library (updated 4th December 2020)
This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses issues relating to returning to work. 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 is a fast-moving area and the paper should be read as correct at the time of publication - 4th December 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between occupational health and safety knowledge and behaviours among migrant workers: results from a cross-sectional study in China - Hu R, Hu N, Liu R, Shi L, Shi J, Ling L.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between occupational health and safety (OH&S)-related behaviours of migrating workers in China and their knowledge regarding OH&S laws and regulations (L&Rs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We sampled 1282 migrant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Spurs to open 2020-2021 NBA season without fans
The San Antonio Spurs will open their home schedule at the AT&T Center without fans. Spurs Sports& Entertainment said on Friday the team doesn ’t plan to allow spectators at home games before Jan. 1, when the defending Los Angeles Lakers visit San Antonio. The Spurs will limit capacity in the East Side arena initially, pending public health data and guidelines at that time. “We’ve been planning for this moment for months and are co nfident in the health and safety protocols we have in place,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Spurs to open 2020-2021 NBA season without fans
The San Antonio Spurs will open their home schedule at the AT&T Center without fans. Spurs Sports& Entertainment said on Friday the team doesn ’t plan to allow spectators at home games before Jan. 1, when the defending Los Angeles Lakers visit San Antonio. The Spurs will limit capacity in the East Side arena initially, pending public health data and guidelines at that time. “We’ve been planning for this moment for months and are co nfident in the health and safety protocols we have in place,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Zealand officials file charges over deadly White Island volcano eruption
New Zealand officials have filed charges against 13 parties that allegedly failed to meet their health and safety obligations when... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii Is Riding Out the COVID-19 Storm. But Geographic Isolation Isn ’t the Blessing it May Seem
When Hawaii’s coronavirus infections were rising in late August, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell visited doctors in the COVID-19 ward of The Queen’s Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital. “I could see it in their faces and in their eyes,” Caldwell says. “The concern and fear they had that, by the following week, if things didn’t change, they were not going to be able to care for people, that they were going to have to put them in tents outside.” It was a crisis that leaders in the 50th state hoped they would never face. Between March and May, when a stay-at-home order was...
Source: TIME: Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mitigation of risks of Covid-19 in occupational settings with a focus on ethnic minority groups, PHE
This consensus statement, produced in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, provides guidance on how to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 in the workplace, particularly for ethnic minority groups. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syndemic frameworks to understand the effects of COVID-19 on commercial driver stress, health, and safety - Lemke MK, Apostolopoulos Y, S önmez S.
INTRODUCTION: U.S. commercial drivers are entrenched in a stressogenic profession, and exposures to endemic chronic stressors shape drivers' behavioral and psychosocial responses and induce profound health and safety disparities. To gain a complete underst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Third Attleboro Firefighter Has Been Hospitalized With COVID-19
ATTLEBORO (CBS) — A third Attleboro firefighter has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Nine Attleboro firefighters — about 10% of the department — tested positive for coronavirus in September. By October, 12 firefighters had come down with the virus. The firefighter was admitted to Sturdy Memorial Hospital on Saturday night. A number of other firefighters have been ordered to quarantine due to possible exposure. “Our members are on the front lines of this pandemic,” Attleboro Firefighters Local 848 President Paul Jacques said. “The circumstances experienced today are another example of the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Covid-19 Boston, MA News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Attleboro News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Developing an ensemble predictive safety risk assessment model: case of Malaysian construction projects - Sadeghi H, Mohandes SR, Hosseini MR, Banihashemi S, Mahdiyar A, Abdullah A.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)-related injuries are vexing problems for construction projects in developing countries, mostly due to poor managerial-, governmental-, and technical safety-related issues. Though some studies have been conducted on OHS-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news