Coronavirus fears kill Facebook summit at San Francisco's Moscone Center
Facebook Inc. said Friday that it will nix a San Francisco event it had planned in March due to possible health issues from the fast-spreading coronavirus. “Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison stated in an email to the San Francisco Business Times, a sister publi cation of the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Coronavirus fears kill Facebook summit at San Francisco's Moscone Center
Facebook Inc. said Friday that it will nix a San Francisco event it had planned in March due to possible health issues from the fast-spreading coronavirus. “Our priority is the health and safety of our teams, so out of an abundance of caution, we cancelled our Global Marketing Summit due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus," Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison stated in an email to the San Francisco Business Times, a sister publi cation of the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Wildfire smoke exposure: awareness and safety responses in the agricultural workplace - Riden HE, Giacinto R, Wadsworth G, Rainwater J, Andrews T, Pinkerton KE.
Objective: The study examines how wildfire smoke exposure may impact health and safety in the agricultural workplace.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with agricultural employers and focus group discussions were held with far... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Africa: 2021 White House Budget Proposal Threatens Public Health, Warns Tropical Medicine Society
[ASTMH] Arlington, Va. -White House's 2021 budget proposal released Monday is short-sighted and threatens the health and safety of Americans at home and abroad. The Trump Administration's proposal includes drastic reductions to the following: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNISON leading the way
“UNISON is again leading the way on employment rights,” general secretary Dave Pentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met in London today, on the same day that the union’s legal representatives appeared at the Supreme Court over careworkers’ right to be paid the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. On top of that, Mr Prentis told the meeting, UNISON is taking more industrial action than any other union. Despite the 2017 Trade Union Act, designed to make it harder for workers to take action, he said, in more and more local disputes, mainly involving women, the union is reaching the 50...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News Industrial action national executive council NEC Palestine Windrush Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Brighton GP gets infection from 'super-spreader'
County Oak medical centre in Brighton has been shut down, sealed off and is being cleaned by a team in hazmat suits this afternoon 'because of an urgent operational health and safety reason'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: drop in number of new cases is positive, says a cautious WHO – latest news
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesDoctor who blew whistle over virus diesProfile of whistleblower doctorFirst British national to get virus had been in SingaporeShare your stories1.19pmGMTMore fall-out to the spread of the coronavirus outside China as Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has become the latest firm to pull out of an international conference in Barcelona later this month because of the outbreak.The telecoms equipment manufacturer has withdrawn from the Mobile World Congress in the Spanish city, which is scheduled to take place between 24 and 27 Fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Examining the impact of occupational health and safety vulnerability on injury claim reporting in three Canadian provinces - Nadalin V, Smith PM.
INTRODUCTION: The workers' compensation system covers wages and health care costs associated with work-related injuries or illnesses. We explore if dimensions of occupational health and safety vulnerability are associated with differences in reporting work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

All women are welcome: reducing barriers to women's shelters with harm reduction - Hovey A, Scott S.
Women who experience domestic violence are more likely to use or become dependent on substances. Their health and safety are at greater risk when Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters have policies prohibiting admission if noticeably impaired. Harm redu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nike temporarily closes stores in China because of coronavirus
Nike on Tuesday said it will close "approximately half" of its stores in China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The company also said its remaining stores will operate with reduced hours.  "In the short term, we expect the situation to have a material impact on our operations in greater China," the company said in a news release.  “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the people affected and we r emain focused on the health and safety of our teammates and partners," said Nike CEO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Nike temporarily closes stores in China because of coronavirus
Nike on Tuesday said it will close "approximately half" of its stores in China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The company also said its remaining stores will operate with reduced hours.  "In the short term, we expect the situation to have a material impact on our operations in greater China," the company said in a news release.  “First and foremost, our thoughts are with the people affected and we r emain focused on the health and safety of our teammates and partners," said Nike CEO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matthew Kish Source Type: news

Hospital security programs and policies related to guns and other weapons - Blando JD, Cramer RJ, Szklo-Coxe M.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Workplace violence in healthcare is a health and safety problem that can have a significant impact on the mission and effectiveness of organizations. To ascertain hospital approaches to address violence and experiences with guns and othe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Analysis of recommendations from mining incident investigative reports: a 50-year review - Tetzlaff E, Eger T, Pegoraro A, Dorman S, Pakalnis V.
The objective was to identify commonalities and differences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Heat related illness among workers in Washington State: a descriptive study using workers' compensation claims, 2006-2017 - Hesketh M, Wuellner S, Robinson A, Adams D, Smith C, Bonauto D.
BACKGROUND: Heat related illness (HRI) places a significant burden on the health and safety of working populations and its impacts will likely increase with climate change. The aim of this study was to characterize the demographic and occupational characte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Americans Trapped in Wuhan Aren ’t Angry at the Chinese Government. They’re Angry at Their Own
When Justin Steece ventures out of his apartment in Wuhan, his primary worry isn’t getting sick. He’s more concerned that he might bring the deadly pneumonia-like virus circulating the city back home to his wife and newborn baby. But with supplies of infant formula getting low, Steece doesn’t have much of a choice. “He’s a very chill kid and doesn’t cry much unless he’s hungry,” Steece, 26, from Lake George, Minn., who works as a teacher in Wuhan, tells TIME. “My biggest fear is that I’ll go out and accidentally transmit the disease to my family.” At 3 a.m. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Bans Sale of Unapproved Water
[This Day] The Enugu State Government has banned the sale and distribution of water by water tankers and other vendors from unauthorised sources in the state "particularly the IBUSA Street Water/Stream in Independence Layout, Enugu". A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, stated that the ban was in furtherance of the commitment of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi's administration to protect the health and safety of residents of Enugu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Twin Pillars: Upholding National Security and National Innovation in Emerging Technologies Governance
Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Published: 1/23/2020. This 41-page report assesses the current effectiveness of the U.S. federal government approach to emerging technologies, with recommended actions to enhance governance in domestic and international contexts, developed at a workshop held in October 2019. Participants addressed the public health and safety challenges of an emerging technology, the Global Health Security Agenda, and the need to establish pre-crisis partnerships prior to a massive cyberattack or global pandemic. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identification of the health and safety factors involved in infrastructure projects in developing countries-a sequential mixed method approach of OLMT-project - Nawaz A, Su X, Din QMU, Khalid MI, Bilal M, Shah SAR.
This study takes care of the mega infrastructure project (Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT)) to explore and identify the H&S (Health and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Unions state concern for health and safety of prison staff
The Joint Unions in Prisons Alliance (JUPA) today wrote to Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer QC, raising the urgent issue of health and safety conditions for prison staff. The letter, co-signed by UNISON, reads: “Our members are raising growing concerns about threats to their health and safety at work, and the impact this has on their ability to perform their professional roles safely and effectively.” JUPA brings together nine national unions representing staff working across the prison system in England and Wales. JUPA’s ‘Safe Inside’ report on the health and safety of prison staff found that: 7...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News police and justice prison prisons Source Type: news

Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat
Ongoing instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the  United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WikiHow goes insane with vaccine propaganda, teaches children how to "get vaccinated in secret" by scheming against "anti-vaxxer" parents who WikiHow warns might "abuse" their own children
(Natural News) The WikiHow website, a hub for how-to information, has joined the other evil tech giants by going all-in with vaccine propaganda that poses a very real danger to the health and safety of children. The site now features a dangerous article that teaches children how to scheme against their own parents and stage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Officials Respond to Asbestos Issue at Tokyo 2020 Water Polo Venue
Officials with USA Water Polo are confident that organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will fix an ongoing asbestos issue at the water polo venue for this year’s games. Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun originally reported that officials had discovered asbestos-containing insulation in at least two locations of the Tatsumi International Swimming Center in 2017. But the human carcinogen was not removed during renovations to the arena. Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer with no definitive cure. Following reports of the asbestos issue, Tokyo 2020 organizers are taking...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 6, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The fourth industrial revolution and its impact on occupational health and safety, worker's compensation and labor conditions - Min J, Kim Y, Lee S, Jang TW, Kim I, Song J.
The "fourth industrial revolution" (FIR) is an age of advanced technology based on information and communication. FIR has a more powerful impact on the economy than in the past. However, the prospects for the labor environment are uncertain. The purpose of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

2019 Reviewed – Part Two
July The month opened with a living wage win in Cheshire, after the union successfully negotiated a deal with Edsential for school caterers and cleaners to be paid at least £9 an hour. Other school support staff would also get a pay rise in the deal. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a week-long drama about the problems of 15-minute care visits, based on the experiences of UNISON member Caroline Firmin, whose campaigning saw Southwark Council become one of the first councils in the UK to adopt our Ethical Care Charter. A period of busy summer strike action saw members take to the picket lines over pay in Birmingham and Blackpool...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Holiday Health and Safety
-- The holiday season is fast approaching. Regardless of what you celebrate, this time of year is a great opportunity to appreciate the gift of health, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To stay safe and healthy this holiday... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Racial/ethnic disparities in police reporting for partner violence in the National Crime Victimization Survey and survivor-led interpretation - Holliday CN, Kahn G, Thorpe RJ, Shah R, Hameeduddin Z, Decker MR.
Despite compromising women's health and safety, intimate partner violence (IPV) is among the most underreported crimes, and our understanding of factors that drive police reporting by race/ethnicity is underdeveloped. The purpose of this study is to examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Evidence-based occupational health and safety interventions: a comprehensive overview of reviews - Teufer B, Ebenberger A, Affengruber L, Kien C, Klerings I, Szelag M, Grillich L, Griebler U.
OBJECTIVES: Occupational injuries and diseases are a huge public health problem and cause extensive suffering and loss of productivity. Nevertheless, many occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines are still not based on the best available evidence. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Valuing the public's demand for crime prevention programs: a discrete choice experiment - Picasso E, Cohen MA.
The objectives of the study were (a) to utilize a state-of-the-art survey methodology previously employed in the environmental, health, and safety economics literatures to estimate the cost of violent crime and homicide in Buenos Aires and (b) to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

12 Labour pledges for public services
When Labour published its manifesto for next week’s general election, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis welcomed it, saying: “I commend this manifesto to UNISON members because it’s a manifesto that reflects the priorities of our union. It shows why Labour is the best party for public services.” But why does Dave  think voting for Labour next Thursday is the best course for UNISON members? Here are 12 instances where Labour has listened to UNISON – and included what we want in the party’s manifesto. These are big wins for all our members, for their families, their communities an...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - December 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists ge19 general election 2019 labour link Labour Party Source Type: news

Opinion poll lessons reveal deficit in Government safety spending
An updated PolicyBristol briefing has revealed that people's health and safety have been greatly undervalued in the UK for the past 20 years. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Health and safety issues and its future directions of construction industry based on the point of view in safety science of mechanical field - Kikkawa N, Ohdo K, Toyosawa Y, Hiraoka N, Hamajima K, Shimizu S.
In this study, we explained the definition of hazard, risk, safety and so on in order to apply "Safety Science" establishing in the field of Mechanical System Safety to the construction industry. In the mechanical field, "Inherently Safe Design" should be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Report: 1.5 Million UK Buildings Contain Asbestos [Infographic]
Asbestos may have been banned in the United Kingdom 20 years ago, but the deadly carcinogen continues to be the leading cause of occupational death, leading to 5,500 deaths in the U.K. last year. According to a new report by ResPublica, an estimated six million tons of the deadly carcinogen remain inside 1.5 million buildings in the U.K., including schools and hospitals — many of which were built prior to the 1999 ban. Exposure to asbestos is directly connected to multiple diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Jump to the full infographic: Asbestos Risk in UK Hospital...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland
UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists and waiting times have reached crisis levels for patients across Northern Ireland, partly as a result of poor pay and staffing, according to UNISON. The first phase – from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 18 December – will see UNISON members across...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS Northern Ireland strike Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety of immigrant workers in Italy and Spain: a scoping review - Arici C, Ronda-P érez E, Tamhid T, Absekava K, Porru S.
The main aim of the present study was to summarize the available literature on the topic of occupational health and safety (OH&S) among immigrant workers (IMWs) in Italy and Spain. We conducted a scoping review, searching Medline, Social Sciences Citation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Building information modelling to mitigate the health and safety risks associated with the construction industry: a review - Muzafar M.
As the construction industry continues to develop across the world, it is crucial that it begins to integrate digital technologies into all aspects of design, planning, construction, maintenance and even the demolition of construction projects. This review... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2020
UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on elected bodies, including the NEC, are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up fairly represents the wider union. The definition of “low paid” reflects the median gross weekly earnings for all jobs (full time or part time) and is revised each year. The median gross weekly earnings figure for 2019/20 has been calculated in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings at £479.10, a 4.2% increase on last year. This means the cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now &p...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - November 8, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News activists elections Source Type: news

Labour plans will transform working lives of women
Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible working, support through the menopause and a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment can significantly ease that burden. “It also makes for sound business sense as motivated staff, who feel supported ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - November 8, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea labour women Source Type: news

Fear of crime, racial bias, and gun ownership - Gearhart MC, Berg KA, Jones C, Johnson SD.
Firearm-related violence is a significant threat to public health and safety in America. However, research highlights a critical disparity in firearm-related deaths by race. Researchers often cite racial bias as a contributing factor for the racial dispari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Providing an appropriate prediction model for traffic accidents: a case study on accidents in Golestan, Mazandaran, Guilan, and Ardebil Provinces - Omidi MR, Jafari Eskandari M, Raissi S, Shojaei AA.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents in Iran are a critical issue that hinders economic development and one of the main threats to the health and safety of people in the community. The statistics indicate that after cardiovascular diseases, traffic accidents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety: educational intervention for cleaning workers in research sectors - Parra-Tapia E, Perales-Ortiz G, Quezada AD, Torres-Pereda P.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of educational interven- tion on health and safety regarding principles of biosafety in cleaning workers of a health institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using concurrent mixed methods, we evaluated a total of 31 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit: Version 1.0
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 11/2019. This toolkit, updated in November 2019, provides whole community partners the information and resources to understand lifelines, coordinate with entities using lifelines, and serve as basic guidance for how to implement the lifeline construct during incident response. A lifeline enables the continuous operation of government functions and critical business, and is essential to human health and safety or economic security. The toolkit is comprised of 12 PDF and Excel files and templates. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit: Version 2.0
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 11/2019. This toolkit, updated in November 2019, provides whole community partners the information and resources to understand lifelines, coordinate with entities using lifelines, and serve as basic guidance for how to implement the lifeline construct during incident response. A lifeline enables the continuous operation of government functions and critical business, and is essential to human health and safety or economic security. The toolkit is comprised of 12 PDF and Excel files and templates. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Findings from a visibility survey in the construction industry - Leduc M, Vance B, Eger T, Godwin A.
The current study documented worker ratings of visibility on common pieces of construction equipment. Participants (n  = 57) were recruited from a health and safety training facility to complete a custom visibility survey. Visibility scores around the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Management of legal compliance in occupational health and safety. A literature review - Salguero-Caparr ós F, Pardo-Ferreira MC, Martínez-Rojas M, Rubio-Romero JC.
Occupational health and safety legislation is an essential part of the process to manage organisations and companies. However, there are criticisms that the regulation of occupational health and safety could be restricting the impulses of innovation and in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Reducing assaults against staff using body-worn cameras (BWCs) in railway stations - Ariel B, Newton M, McEwan L, Ashbridge GA, Weinborn C, Brants HS.
Workplace violence is a major health and safety phenomenon. We investigate whether body-worn cameras (BWCs) can achieve a cost-effective reduction of assaults. We conducted a randomized controlled trial with train stations exposed to the highest recorded a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Influencing organizational decision-makers - what influence tactics are OHS professionals using? - Madigan C, Way K, Capra M, Johnstone K.
Ability to influence within organizations has been identified as a key capability for occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals. By utilising aspects of intra-organizational influence theory, this study explores the specific behaviors that OHS pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The impact of compensation data maturity on OHS indicators - LeBeau M, Duguay P, Boucher A, Busque MA.
This study examines the impact of compensation data maturity on OHS indicators. Specifically, administrative dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Employment-related mobility, regulatory weakness and potential fatigue-related safety concerns in short-sea seafaring on Canada's Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway: Canadian seafarers' experiences - Shan D, Neis B.
Shipping is a safety-critical industry and seafaring is a demanding job. Fatigue among seafarers is attracting increasing attention due to its implications for their health and safety, for public safety and for environmental risk. Seafaring, like other for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

AI and Health Care Are Made for Each Other
Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change health care. Imagine a not too distant future when the focus shifts away from disease to how we stay healthy. At birth, everyone would get a thorough, multifaceted baseline profile, including screening for genetic and rare diseases. Then, over their lifetimes, cost-effective, minimally invasive clinical-grade devices could accurately monitor a range of biometrics such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and glucose levels, in addition to environmental factors such as exposure to pathogens and toxins, and behavioral factors like sleep and activity patterns...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geralyn Miller Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news