Flint Is Still Shaken by its Water Crisis —and Residents Are Experiencing Long-Term Mental-Health Issues
The Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis this summer is a troubling reminder that some American communities are still failing to provide safe water to their residents. After Jackson’s primary water treatment plant failed, around 180,000 people were left with little or no sanitary water. It was reminiscent of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, which rose to broad public awareness in 2015, when residents learned that they’d been poisoned for months by drinking water containing bacteria, disinfectant byproducts, and lead. The crisis is far from a distant memory in Flint. According to a new survey of nearly 2,000 adult c...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Implementation of a real-time fall detection system based on hybrid threshold analysis algorithm and machine learning algorithm - Xu Y, He Z, Zhang X, Li D, Li R, Ni W.
With the increasing global aging population, the health of the elderly has become a global concern. Accidental falls, as one of the major causes of health and safety issues affecting the elderly, can cause serious hazards. In this paper, a fall detection s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Frontiers in occupational health and safety management [editorial] - Ramos D, Cotrim T, Arezes P, Baptista J, Rodrigues M, Leit ão J.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is devoted to the "Frontiers in Occupational Health and Safety Management". This issue intends to contribute to the knowledge in the field regarding the new challen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Health and safety in temporary work zone road construction project in Saudi Arabia: risks and solutions - Alsultan SM, Alqahtani FK, Alkahtani KF.
Road project sites are dangerous and crash-prone, with many hazards that can cause injuries and can result in the deaths of road users or site-workers. Work zones for road construction or maintenance can potentially contribute to increasing these crashes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pilot study and cumulative risk framework to advance long-haul driver health - Fox M, Penbrooke T, Farzaneh R, Rahman M, Ramani T, Zietsman J.
Commercial drivers are essential to the economic recovery, yet their work exposes them to many health and safety hazards. Research to improve driver health should be designed with an understanding of both the complex occupational environment and the risk m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Effect of a condensed NBA season on injury risk: an analysis of the 2020 season and player safety - Morikawa LH, Tummala SV, Brinkman JC, Buckner Petty SA, Chhabra A.
BACKGROUND: Health and safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led the National Basketball Association (NBA) to condense and accelerate the 2020 season. Although prior literature has suggested that inadequate rest may lead to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A study on health and safety management of workers in construction industries across Hyderabad, India - Ahmed SMU, Furkhan M.
The construction industry is the 2nd largest employer industry after agriculture, employing 33M (million) people. The report from construction India development concil (CIDC) of 2005-2006 in India. Large percentages of work force are untrained, unskilled, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The influence of human resource management practices on occupational health and safety in the manufacturing industry - Obeidat MS, Sarhan LO, Qasim TQ.
This study provides an overview of the influence of applying two human resource management (HRM) practices on workers' occupational health and safety (OHS). These practices are selection and recruitment, and development and training. Furthermore, this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Delivering safe, face-to-face adult day care, SCIE (updated August 2022)
This guide aims to support day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces. Update in this version (published August 2022) - updated practical advice on health and safety check, infection control, face coverings, PPE, outbreak, group sizes, and if someone is unwell. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Family Planning, a Life-Saving Intervention for Conflict-Affected Communities in Ethiopia
[UNFPA] Debark, Amhara region -- "In this difficult situation, family planning will help me take care of my own health and safety and better care for my baby and family" says Nigiste, 21, a mother of a three-month-old son. After the conflict expanded from Tigray to her region in Amhara, she fled with her newborn son and now lives in Kulch-Meda, an internally displaced persons camp at the outskirts of Debark town. She receives family planning counseling at Marie Stopes International (MSI), a mobile clinic supported by UNFPA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

California lawmakers pass landmark children’s online safety bill
The legislation is part of a growing push nationwide to hold tech companies accountable for how their services affect children’s mental health and safety. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cristiano Lima Source Type: news

Africa: How Largest World Sporting Event Can Create a Legacy of Global Health #FIFAWorldCup
[allAfrica] The world's most popular sporting event is about to take place in Qatar. The World Health Organization and the Qatar Ministry of Public Health are working to make this year's football (soccer) championship the launchpad for a global health and safety campaign - and a model for promoting those messages at other major sporting events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Pay Attention to Workplace Health, Safety - Expert
[Ghanaian Times] The Head of Department, Occupational Health and Safety at the Accra School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, Mr Isaac K. Agbenyezi, has urged policy makers to consider workplace health and safety as one of the direct critical determinants of the health of the productive population and allocate resources for its proper management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Garbage piles in Scotland raise health concerns amid strikes
Public Health Scotland warns that stinking piles of garbage on the streets of Edinburgh are threatening  public health and safety (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Testing withdrawal will cause safety worries
Responding to the health secretary’s announcement today (Wednesday) that asymptomatic Covid testing is no longer required for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Clearing treatment backlogs and dealing with all the other NHS pressures relies on limiting the spread of coronavirus infection in health settings as much as possible. “NHS staff were already alarmed that last month’s withdrawal of Covid pay and leave measures could be a backward step. Dispensing with testing requirements will make them even more worried about safety and the resilience of services. “Decisions about regular testing sho...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - August 24, 2022 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release covid testing NHS staff Source Type: news