HSE investigates patient death as trust admits failings
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2018 Symposium on Health and Safety Culture
June 20-22, 2018; Bozeman, MT. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents' adherence to pediatric health and safety guidelines: importance of patient-provider relationships - Fuzzell LN, LaJoie AS, Smith KT, Philpott SE, Jones KM, Politi MC.
OBJECTIVE: To examine 1) parent-provider communication about pediatric health/safety guidelines, 2) trust in child's provider, 3) comfort discussing guidelines, 4) agreement with guideline advice, 5) self-efficacy following guidelines, and their impact on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Postincident support for healthcare workers experiencing occupational violence and aggression - Shea T, Cooper B, De Cieri H, Sheehan C, Donohue R, Lindsay S.
PURPOSE: To investigate the relative contributions of workplace type, occupational violence and aggression (OVA) strategies and interventions along with perceptions of the occupational health and safety (OHS) environment on the likelihood of receiving post... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In Columbus, Ohio, EMS Week Gets Major Support from the Entire Community
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3–10, 1974 as the first National Emergency Medical Services Week. This annual observance continued until 1978,  and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982 with a week in September. In 1992, EMS Week was again moved to the third week in May, which is where it remains today. EMS Week is meant to highlight the great work that our EMS providers do daily, and to bring together local communities and medical personnel to honor these individuals. Because EMS Week is the perfect time t...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP Tags: Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

In Columbus, Ohio, EMS Week Gets Major Support from the Entire Community
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3–10, 1974 as the first National Emergency Medical Services Week. This annual observance continued until 1978,  and was then reinstituted by ACEP in 1982 with a week in September. In 1992, EMS Week was again moved to the third week in May, which is where it remains today. EMS Week is meant to highlight the great work that our EMS providers do daily, and to bring together local communities and medical personnel to honor these individuals. Because EMS Week is the perfect time t...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP Tags: Operations Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Typhoid Fever Confirmed In Child At North Quincy Daycare
NORTH QUINCY (CBS) – A child at a daycare and preschool in North Quincy has been diagnosed with typhoid fever. “I can confirm one case of typhoid fever in a child at Bright Horizons in North Quincy. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working with Bright Horizons and the Quincy Public Health Department to prevent the spread of the disease,” said Ann Scales, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health. Bright Horizons spokesperson Bridget Perry said center officials were told that the child had traveled abroad recently. Bright Horizons Daycare in North Quincy closed after a report ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local bright horizons North Quincy Source Type: news

Global Health Center at Georgetown announces new program focused on biosafety, biosecurity
(Georgetown University Medical Center) The Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of a new research and education program focused on biosafety, biosecurity, and protecting the health and safety of the laboratory and clinical researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing preventive occupational health and safety activities in Danish enterprises during a period of financial crisis - S ønderstrup-Andersen HHK, Bach E.
The onset of the financial crisis in 2008 has put pressure on enterprises that in turn have downsized and reorganized. Research has shown that economic recession has an effect on psychological and behavioral health that is attributed to working environment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk shifting and disorganization in multi-tier contracting chains: the implications for public safety - McDermott V, Hayes J.
Organizational responses to financial crises have contributed to workplace changes, including a reliance on multi-tier sub-contracting chains. An extensive research literature discusses the adverse impact of these trends on worker health and safety. Resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An integrated model using SWOT analysis and Hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set for evaluation occupational safety risks in life cycle of wind turbine - Adem A, Çolak A, Dağdeviren M.
The production, operation, and transportation stages of wind turbines involve elements of risk with regard to occupational health and safety. In a previous study, a risk prioritization covering the whole product lifecycle of a wind-turbine was carried out ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Health and safety management practices of contractors in South East Asia: a multi country study of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia - Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Phung VM, Nguyen TT, Ath C, Heng AYT, Kit SC.
The construction sector is notorious for accounting for numerous occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses in many countries. In emerging economies this situation could be direr, and health and safety (H&S) management by contractors is important to tackl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria:Melaye - Health First Before Trial, Dogara Cautions Police
[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged the police to prioritise the health and safety of a senator, Dino Melaye, who is in their custody. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The UK ’ s disappearing meat hygiene inspectors
Meat has been in the news a lot lately, and not in a good way. Meat suppliers Russell Hume have just had to lay off hundreds of staff after an unannounced visit to their premises from Food Standards Agency inspectors. The inspectors found that meat was being incorrectly labelled and there were “serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations”, at the company that supplied to Weatherspoons and Jamie Oliver restaurants, amongst others. Russell Hume had to halt production, they lost several customers, and then they went into administration. So far 260 people have lost their jobs and it is expected that all th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health and safety Keep meat clean by keeping meat inspectors independent meat hygiene meat inspection Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Health and Safety at Work Services (PSAL) in reducing occupational injuries in Lombardy Region. - Ruggiero N, Magna B, Cornaggia N, Rosa AM, Ferrero O, Mazzieri M, Consonni D, Cantoni S.
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, Italy has seen a reduction in workplace accidents due to several factors, including the controls carried out by the Health and Safety at Work Services (PSAL) of the Local Health Units (ATS). OBJECTIVE: To verify the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Blog: Today we reaffirm our demand for safe and healthy work for all
Today, UNISON is once again joining people around the world to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day. In doing so, we remember the dead and the injured, and recommit to continue the fight for the living, by reaffirming our demand for safe and healthy work for all. No-one goes to work not expecting to return home that day, yet official figures show that at least 20,000 workers die each year from work-related injuries and illnesses. The National Hazards Campaign believes that these official statistics are wildly inaccurate so the true figure is likely closer to 50,000 worker deaths every year. And this has even wide...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News IWMD Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Occupational Safety Improves in Latin America, Except Among Young People
Young municipal workers wear uniforms and other protective equipment while cutting the grass in the Praça Paris park in the Gloria neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lack of training and the breach of safety requirements by their employers make young Latin Americans the most vulnerable to accidents at work. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPSBy Fabiana FrayssinetRIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 2018 (IPS)Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fabiana Frayssinet Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories International Labour Organisation (ILO) workplace safety Source Type: news

Trends in measurement models and methods in understanding occupational health psychology - Tetrick LE.
Measurement of occupational health psychology constructs is the cornerstone to developing our understanding of occupational health and safety. It also is critical in the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions to improve employees and organ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Suicide and additional homicides associated with intimate partner homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013 - Smucker S, Kerber RE, Cook PJ.
In this study, we determine the prevalence and correlates of perpetrator suicide and additional homicides following intimate partner homicide (IPH) in a large, diverse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Applying systems ergonomics methods in sport: a systematic review - Hulme A, Thompson J, Plant KL, Read GJM, McLean S, Clacy A, Salmon PM.
INTRODUCTION: As sports systems become increasingly more complex, competitive, and technology-centric, there is a greater need for systems ergonomics methods to consider the performance, health, and safety of athletes in context with the wider settings in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Contractors' strategic responses to voluntary OHS programmes: an institutional perspective - Ju C, Rowlinson S, Ning Y.
Industry-level voluntary programmes are widely practiced as a complementary approach to government law and enforcement in addressing occupational health and safety (OHS) issues. Drawing on insights from institutional theory, this study seeks to explore how... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Development of a preliminary model for evaluating occupational health and safety risk management maturity in small and medium-sized enterprises - Kaassis B, Badri A.
Management of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks is a crucial component of any business. Numerous investigations have shown that work-related injuries and deaths occur disproportionately in small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and that this is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Blog: The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place
This year our country celebrates two 70th anniversaries – the creation of the NHS and the arrival of SS Windrush at Tilbury Port. The two are intertwined and inseparable, with so many of the Windrush generation helping to build the health service that we all rely on. I am proud that Unison backed the Windrush campaign when many, including the Prime Minister, seemed unaware of the lives blighted and families placed under intolerable pressure. The Windrush generation served us all and made our country a better place. Many of them were members of Unison – working for the benefit of all of us in our town halls, sch...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News immig Windrush Source Type: news

Efficacy of a proactive health and safety risk management system in the fire service - Poplin GS, Griffin S, Pollack Porter K, Mallett J, Hu C, Day-Nash V, Burgess JL.
This study evaluated the efficacy of a fire department proactive risk management program aimed at reducing firefighter injuries and their associated costs. METHODS: Injury data were collected for the intervention fire department and a c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop
To explore lesson learned and best practices for the governance of partnerships in global health, the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on October 26th, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England to set up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. The practice is widely regarded as backdoor privatisation of health services – putting at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the bigg...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Preventing school bullying: investigation of the link between anti-bullying strategies, prevention ownership, prevention climate, and prevention leadership: preventing school bullying - Li Y, Chen PY, Chen FL, Chen YL.
In this study, we explored individual and organisational factors that improve the effects of teachers' use of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to … write a press release
It’s more than a century since the first press release – issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad after a fatal train crash. And while the world and the media that reports on it may have changed a little since 1906, a release remains the best way for organisations to attract the attention of journalists and producers. Before you get started, think about who might need to know what you’re up to before any release is issued. Alerting the regional organiser who looks after your branch, so they can keep national media colleagues in the loop, could help avoid any nasty surprises in future – and keep everyone ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 13, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Liz Chinchen Tags: Magazine activist communications Source Type: news

This Ellwood City health care company makes house calls
Worksite Medical helps employers across many industries meet workplace health and safety requirements. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

This Ellwood City health care company makes house calls
Worksite Medical helps employers across many industries meet workplace health and safety requirements. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Child Workers Exposed to Poisons At Tobacco Farms
[CAJ News] Harare -CHILD labour and other human rights violations are putting the lives of workers at risk in the Zimbabwean tobacco industry. According to research by a human rights organisation, children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or interfere with their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Everything you need for Lab Week 2018
Get ready for Lab Week! April 22-28 APHL will join our members and partners to celebrate the vital contributions laboratory professionals make to protect public health and safety in the US and around the globe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

#DYK women are at greater risk of #eyedisease? During Women ’ s Eye Health and Safety Month, learn how to keep eyes healthy w/ tips from @NatEyeInstitute. http://bit.ly/2FSEhaf   #eyehealthpic.twitter.com/gBXuf44QeR
#DYK women are at greater risk of #eyedisease? During Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, learn how to keep eyes healthy w/ tips from @NatEyeInstitute. http://bit.ly/2FSEhaf  #eyehealth pic.twitter.com/gBXuf44QeR (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at NIH_ORWH) Source Type: news

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE)
Funding for community-based, outreach education programs that provide individuals and families with: Information as to the value of good health at any age; Information to increase individual or family's motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; Information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health; Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners...
Source: HSR Information Central - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is perception of safety climate a relevant predictor for occupational accidents? Prospective cohort study among blue-collar workers - Ajslev JZN, Sundstrup E, Jakobsen MD, Kines P, Dyreborg J, Andersen LL.
The objective of this prospective cohort study was to employ a shortened five-item safety climate survey t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot#GA0131 Because of Possible Contamination
Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members
UNISON today unveiled a proposal for a far-reaching modernisation of the NHS pay structure in England over the next three years, which would result in significant pay rises for every single member of staff and could turn the tide of the NHS staffing crisis. The union has led intense and detailed negotiations over a number of months, which have resulted in the proposed framework agreement between NHS unions, employers and the government. The key aim of the proposed agreement is to make the whole NHS pay system “fairer and better” for current and future staff. In the first instance, over a million hospital porter...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - March 21, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health care living wage NHS England nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

The health, safety and wellbeing of shift workers in health and social care environments
This guidance sets out how shift work can have an impact on staff health and safety and how organisations and individuals should manage any risks on staff wellbeing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All Pennsylvania Hospitals Can Now Receive Data from Affiliated EMS and Fire Agencies, Starting with Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, PA and CONCORD, CA (March 19, 2018): Beyond Lucid Technologies (www.beyondlucid.com), an award-winning health-and-safety technology firm founded by two Carnegie Mellon University alumni (and a recipient of CMU’s Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund) today announced that all hospitals in the Commonwealth have the ability to receive prehospital data, in as little as 30 seconds from capture in the field via the MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange.  EMS agencies that use BLT’s MEDIVIEW™ electronic patient care record (ePCR) documentation platform additionally benefit by sharing t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

An overview of health and safety in the Colorado cannabis industry - Walters KM, Fisher GG, Tenney L.
This study investigated th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

State-level implementation of health and safety policies to prevent sudden death and catastrophic injuries within secondary school athletics: letter to the editor - Koester MC, Johnson ST, Norcross MF.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

State-level implementation of health and safety policies to prevent sudden death and catastrophic injuries within secondary school athletics: response - Adams WM, Scarneo SE, Casa DJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MEDIVIEW ePCR & BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange Receives NEMSIS v3.3.4 Compliance for North Carolina within 24 Hours
CONCORD, CA: Beyond Lucid Technologies, an award-winning health-and safety technology firm that makes software to connect EMS agencies and the care facility they serve, is proud to announce that as of February 27, 2018, its MEDIVIEW electronic patient care record system and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange are certified compliant with NEMSIS v3.3.4 (the latest required level) in North Carolina.  This achievement is especially noteworthy because BLT completed the compliance process in just 24 hours from start to finish.  The state’s stamp of approval means that BLT’s MEDIVIEW ePCR platfor...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

MEDIVIEW ePCR & BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange Receives NEMSIS v3.3.4 Compliance for North Carolina within 24 Hours
CONCORD, CA: Beyond Lucid Technologies, an award-winning health-and safety technology firm that makes software to connect EMS agencies and the care facility they serve, is proud to announce that as of February 27, 2018, its MEDIVIEW electronic patient care record system and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange are certified compliant with NEMSIS v3.3.4 (the latest required level) in North Carolina.  This achievement is especially noteworthy because BLT completed the compliance process in just 24 hours from start to finish.  The state’s stamp of approval means that BLT’s MEDIVIEW ePCR platfor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Beyond Lucid Technologies Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

NIOSH Strategic Plan: FYs 2019 −2023
The NIOSH Strategic Plan reports the Institute's research and service goals for fiscal years 2019-2023. These goals address a broad range of occupational health and safety hazards, affecting an ever-changing workforce. Longer hours, compressed workweeks, an aging workforce, reduced job security, and part-time and temporary work have also changed the workforce. These changes represent a major challenge for NIOSH as it manages limited resources to address its research priorities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Everyone has the right to a safe and secure workplace, declares conference
Everyone has the right to expect a safe and secure workplace, UNISON’s community conference in Southport heard. Workers in the community, voluntary and housing sectors should not have to accept violent or aggressive behaviour as “a normal part of their role”. But the debate on violence toward staff has become a hardy perennial the service groups conference. And this year was no different. Once more, delegates found themselves discussing motions on the issue and calling for “Employers and employees [to] work together to establish systems to prevent or reduce aggressive behaviour from individuals supp...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 Community Conference community and voluntary sector health and safety housing violence at work Source Type: news

Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, 2018
Trust for America's Health. 03/2018 This 28-page annual report examines the level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. It provides policymakers and communities with an independent analysis of how their communities protect their health; encourages transparency and accountability; and recommends strategies to modernize the nation's public health system. Section 2 discusses Rising Epidemics and Persistent Public Health Challenges, including public health preparedness. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State and Federal Public Health Funding Facts and Recommendations (2018)
Report examines level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. This review also provides policymakers and communities with an independent analysis of how their communities protect their health; encourages transparency and accountability; and recommends strategies to modernize the nation's public health system. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telegerontology as a novel approach to address health and safety by supporting community-based rural dementia care triads: randomized controlled trial protocol - Wallack EM, Harris C, Ploughman M, Butler R.
BACKGROUND: Telegerontology is an approach using videoconferencing to connect an interdisciplinary team in a regional specialty center to patients in rural communities, which is becoming increasingly practical for addressing current limitations in rural co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news