What the research says about concussion risk factors and prevention strategies for youth sports: a scoping review of six commonly played sports - Waltzman D, Sarmiento K.
INTRODUCTION: Given the growing research on potential adverse outcomes related to concussion and other serious brain injuries and the increased susceptibility for concussion among youth athletes, primary prevention is vital to protect the health and safety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

US Launches First National Firefighter Cancer Registry
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has launched the first nationwide Firefighter Cancer Registry, linking workplace exposures to deadly malignancies such as mesothelioma. Officials administering the study believe the registry will help reduce the incidence of various cancers for firefighters. “A national registry will go a long way toward answering the many questions still out there,” Dr. Kenny Fent, an industrial hygienist at NIOSH who is leading the effort, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We’re just laying the groundwork now, but in the long run, we want to h...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Analysis of the impact of health and safety coordinator on construction site accidents: the case of Spain - Lozano-D íez RV, López-Zaldívar O, Herrero Del Cura S, Verdú-Vázquez A.
The figure of the Health and Safety Coordinator (HSC), as a necessary and competent engineer in the construction sector, emerged in Spain on December 25, 1997 as a result of the implementation of European Directive 92/57/EEC. The coming of age of this figu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From national to European frameworks for understanding the role of occupational health and safety (OHS) specialists - Hale A.
An important phase in the development of a new profession is the process of comparison of the tasks, education, training, certification and regulation of its proponents across different countries, to understand whether there are sufficient commonalities to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Investigating the mechanism and prevention of coal mine dynamic disasters by using dynamic cyclic loading tests - Li Z, He X, Dou L, Song D, Wang G, Xu X.
As one of coal mine dynamic disasters, rockbursts generally result in abrupt displacements and unpredictable coal rock failures with disastrous consequences and pose serious threats to mine health and safety all over the world. To improve mine safety, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Employers urged to help lone workers stay safe
Lone working can be dangerous and employers need to take precautions to protect their workers, with 66% of isolated workers reporting that they had experienced violence and aggression from the public. The shocking figure came at UNISON’s biennial health and safety seminar earlier this week, when Saskia Garnier of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust delivered a keynote speech. Ms Garnier explained that, nearly 33 years after the disappearance (and presumed murder) of estate agent Ms Lamplugh, who was last known to have gone to show a prospective client a property, the circumstances that led to her disappearance are still relevant...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health and safety lone workers Source Type: news

Better safe than sorry: methods for risk assessment of psychosocial hazards - Metzler YA, von Groeling-M üller G, Bellingrath S.
Psychosocial risk assessment is becoming increasingly important for research and occupational health and safety due to legislative amendments obliging employers to implement psychosocial work factors into general risk assessment. While various sources prov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assessing campus alcohol policies: measuring accessibility, clarity, and effectiveness - Jernigan DH, Shields K, Mitchell M, Arria AM.
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol consumption poses significant hazards to health and safety on college campuses. While substantial research exists regarding effective policies for preventing alcohol-related problems in the communities surrounding campuses, on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psycho-socio-cultural factors and global occupational safety: integrating micro- and macro-systems - Stoffregen SA, Giordano FB, Lee J.
Occupational health and safety varies greatly around the world. However, there is a dearth of information on contributing factors to global occupational safety at both micro- and macro-level. The aim of this study was to examine which psycho-socio-cultural... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.S. Senator Wants Criminal Investigation of Military Base Landlords U.S. Senator Wants Criminal Investigation of Military Base Landlords
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal called on Thursday for a criminal fraud investigation of private landlords who operate housing on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports that showed how thousands of U.S. military families were subjected to serious health and safety hazards in on-base housing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

The state of higher education in occupational health and safety in Central Asian countries - Dzhusupov KO, Sulaimanova CT, Toguzbayeva KK, Tabibi R, Serik B, Chonbasheva CK, Egamnazarov K, Kainarbayeva MS.
A healthy workforce is vital for the sustainable social and economic development of any country. Assuring occupational health and safety (OHS) depends not only on the passing of quality working legislation and inspection of workplaces, but also on preparat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Work-related traumatic brain injury: a brief report on workers perspective on job and health and safety training, supervision, and injury preventability - Sharma B, Nowrouzi-Kia B, Mollayeva T, Kontos P, Grigorovich A, Liss G, Gibson B, Mantis S, Lewko J, Colantonio A.
BACKGROUND: Although work-related injuries are on the decline, rates of work-related traumatic brain injury (wrTBI) continue to rise. As even mild wrTBI can result in cognitive, behavioural, and functional impairments that can last for months and even year... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Restaurant inspection reports as a proxy measure for occupational health and safety: South Asian restaurant workers in New York City - Nabeel I, Alamgir H.
There is a great need to develop workplace health and safety surveillance systems for small businesses to systematically understand the cause, nature, and severity of injuries and illness of their workers. Restaurants can be hazardous workplaces for the na... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Thermal exposure and heat illness symptoms among workers in Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania - Meshi EB, Kishinhi SS, Mamuya SH, Rusibamayila MG.
BACKGROUND: Working in a humid and hot environment creates challenges to occupational health and safety in tropical countries. Being in the region, Tanzania can experiences more than 30 °C ambient temperature, which exposes miners to heat-related injury an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Some Tainted Groundwater Claims Valid Against Bankrupt Company, Panel Says
SAN FRANCISCO - An appeals panel in California in a Feb. 19 unpublished opinion partially affirmed and partially reversed a groundwater contamination ruling against a bankrupt company based on evidence that was "substantively identical" to that involving one of the co-defendants. The panel said that claims for declaratory relief and violation of the state health and safety code were valid (Orange County Water District v. Radioshack Corporation, No. D075111, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 1, 2918 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1179). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

‘Propagating These Lies Is Dangerous.’ Ohio Teen Vaccinated Against His Mother’s Wishes Calls for End to Misinformation
The Ohio teenager who made headlines for getting vaccinated against his mother’s wishes told the Senate on Tuesday that spreading vaccine misinformation is dangerous — but urged the public not to vilify those who do so. “Approaching this issue with the concern of education and addressing misinformation properly can cause change, as it did for me,” 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger said while testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. “Although the debate around vaccines is not necessarily centered around information, and concerns for health and sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors, depression, and musculoskeletal disorders among teachers - Ng YM, Voo P, Maakip I.
BACKGROUND: One of the occupations that suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is the teaching profession. Although teachers are known to have a variety of health and safety issues, few studies have actually been published that relate to somatic healt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Community members call for good mental health policies
Bargaining for  good mental health policies was firmly at the top of the agenda when UNISON’s community service group conference as it got down to business in Southport this afternoon. Moving the afternoon’s first motion, Jean Fowler of the national disabled members’ committee, told delegates that many employers in the sector would tell you that “our greatest asset is our staff”. So they need policies to protect those assets and keep staff at work, she added. And that is the case when it comes to physical injuries or illnesses, but “mental health issues can’t be seen. “W...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2019 Community Conference health and safety mental health Source Type: news

A New Task Force Promises to Cut Through Emergency Diagnostics Clutter
The diagnostics space just had a pretty significant week. From strong data to key product launches, the space saw a substantial amount of activity. It could be argued the spike in activity and timing of some of the announcements was spurred on by the reveal of a newly-formed task force comprised of FDA, Centers for Disease and Control, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal of the task force is to help make diagnostics rapidly available during public health emergencies. T2 Biosystems was the latest to make waves in the industry with news that it had obtained “Breakthrough Device&aci...
Source: MDDI - March 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Perceptions on the sexual harassment of female nurses in a state hospital in Sri Lanka: a qualitative study - Adams EA, Darj E, Wijewardene K, Infanti JJ.
BACKGROUND: Sexual harassment occurs within the nursing profession globally, challenging the health and safety of nurses and the quality and efficiency of health systems. In Sri Lanka, no studies have explored this issue in the health sector; however, fema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UNISON launches campaign to combat musculoskeletal injuries
Today is national RSI – or repetitive strain injury – awareness day and UNISON is taking the opportunity to launch a campaign for better management of all musculoskeletal injuries.  The union has conducted research into a random sample of 50 claims made by UNISON members that have occurred because of musculoskeletal injuries. We found that 90% of such claims were caused by basic failings in risk assessments, while 21% of the claims were caused by staffing difficulties, with staff often being forced, to single-handedly manually lift loads that required two people or more to do it. And one of the m...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News activists health and safety RSI Source Type: news

Estimation of work-related injury and economic burden attributable to heat stress in Guangzhou, China - Ma R, Zhong S, Morabito M, Hajat S, Xu Z, He Y, Bao J, Sheng R, Li C, Fu C, Huang C.
This study aimed to quanti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Managers' experiences of prevention and management of workplace violence against healthcare staff: a descriptive exploratory study - Morphet J, Griffiths D, Beattie J, Innes K.
AIM: To examine healthcare managers' and health and safety staff experiences of prevention and management of workplace violence against staff. BACKGROUND: Employers have a responsibility to protect employees from workplace violence. The varied care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Look at the facts. Drug importation is dangerous.
Today,1 in 10 medicines worldwide and up to50 percent of drugs consumed in developing nations are counterfeit. Importation proposals would open the U.S. borders to these dangerous and potentially deadly substances. We support efforts to ensure patients have access to the medicines they need, but importation schemes have not only failed to demonstrate any savings to patients, but the importation of unapproved, potentially counterfeit, substances from foreign countries also poses very real threats to Americans ’ health and safety. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Importation Imported Drugs Safety Counterfeit Drugs Source Type: news

Feds accept Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital plan to correct conditions putting patients in jeopardy
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's plan of correction to address issues that would cause a serious threat to patient health and safety  has been approved. The hospital had until Feb. 10 to submit a plan of correction to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration  to describe how and when it would resolve these problems. "Today Johns Hopkins All Children’s received word from the CMS that they have accepted our Plan of Correction and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 2/22/2019. This toolkit 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: Resource Guide for Disaste...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A survey of work-related injuries among building construction workers in southwestern Ethiopia - Lette A, Ambelu A, Getahun T, Mekonen S.
Construction sites are known to be one of the most dangerous areas for human health and safety. In developing countries, enforcement of safety rules are often negligible to minimize occupational injuries and illnesses. As the result, work related injuries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Delegates stress their union ’ s role in fighting sexual harassment
Introducing a major debate around sexual harassment, Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, but went on to point out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. The motion called on the national women’s committee for research across the union on harassment in the workplace, with a toolkit to be produced to tackle it, linked to a campaign to the Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find themselves the victim o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety sexual harassment Source Type: news

Union is key in fighting sexual harassment
Sarah Walsh from the young members’ forum applauded the #MeToo movement, when she spoke to fellow delegates at UNISON’s national women’s conference, but pointed out that working-class women don’t have red carpet and the paparazzi to help them make their voices heard. What they do have, though, is their union. Conference called on the national women’s committee to carry out research across the union on harassment in the workplace, and produce toolkit to tackle it, linked to a campaign to Call It Out! South East regional delegate Mary Moore pointed out that, while “anybody can find th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety sexual harassment women members Source Type: news

Women ’ s conference opens with a range of debates
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff – but having a different carer everyday exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI Source Type: news

Safety and pensions up front as women ’ s conference opens
UNISON’s national women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon with a debate on safety for the social care workforce. One delegate described how, as a nurse, she had seen a patient with severe medical problems that cause difficult behaviour, putting the patient themselves and those working them at risk. To help avoid this, the hospital uses a private agency to supply extra staff, but having a different carer every day exacerbates the problems – and all in the name of profit. Jenny Martin from the West Midlands took the opportunity to remind delegates of the ongoing struggle by Birmingham care w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality health and safety pensions State pensions WASPI women members Source Type: news

Three Red Cross Date Ideas for Valentine ’s Day
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Here are some Red Cross-themed date ideas that will make your heart melt. Learn Lifesaving Skills with the Love of Your Life The ... The post Three Red... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood Fun Health & Safety Volunteers become a volunteer blood donation certification date ideas health and safety take a class training valentine's day Source Type: news

Working during the cold weather
As many of us experience the coldest weather to date this winter spare a thought for those who have to work outdoors in sub-zero temperatures to keep our vital public services running. UNISON head of health and safety said: “Exposure to the cold can be a serious health and safety hazard causing chilblains and hypothermia. “There is an increased risk of slipping and numb figures, or ill-fitting gloves, can make potentially dangerous equipment difficult to use. “Employers must remember their duty to look after their workers by measures such as frequent breaks from the cold, facilities for warming up, warm d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 1, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

The safe use of pesticides: a risk assessment procedure for the enhancement of occupational health and safety (OHS) management - Fargnoli M, Lombardi M, Puri D, Casorri L, Masciarelli E, Mandi ć-Rajčević S, Colosio C.
The attention paid to the use of pesticides has increased notably in recent years as demonstrated by the issue of laws and regulations requiring their safe and environmentally-conscious use (e.g. Directive 2009/128/EC and Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008). De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

UCL UNISON launches #BringThemIn campaign for outsourced workers
“Bring them in” is the cry echoing around the central London campus of University College London this year after the UNISON branch launched a campaign for members providing security, catering and cleaning to be brought in-house and directly employed by the university. The work is currently outsourced to private companies Sodexo and Axis. This means more than 800 staff working on the contracts have worse terms and conditions that colleagues employed by UCL itself, including less annual leave, less maternity and paternity leave, far worse pensions and little or no occupational sick pay. “Our members deserve...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - January 25, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News he higher ed higher education insourcing outsourcing private contractors privatisation universities Source Type: news

Professionals without a profession: occupational safety and health professionals in Denmark - Uhrenholdt Madsen C, Hasle P, Limborg HJ.
In this essay we describe the development of health and safety professionals in Denmark. We show how the historical particularities of the so-called 'Danish model', compromises between various health and safety stakeholders, and a lack of pure health and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Predicting the outcome of construction incidents - Ayhan BU, Tokdemir OB.
Ensuring the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is the utmost essential issue for all construction projects. The problem with the construction industry is that even though there is a significant emphasis on safety requirements, for most of the contractor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Is the Government Shutdown Impacting Medtech?
If you think medical device companies are not impacted by the U.S. federal shutdown, think again. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, took to Twitter this week to highlight agency employees who are working unpaid to perform mission-critical activities. FDA cannot legally accept any new medical device or drug submissions until the government shutdown ends because the user fees that are collected with these submissions cannot be processed during the lapse period. The agency is able to support activities funded by carryover user fee balances from FY 2018, but medical device user fee programs only have...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Liverpool signs up to UNISON ’ s End Violence at Work charter
Liverpool has become the first council in the country to make UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter part of its commissioning process for third-sector care and housing providers. The council made the decision last night, after hearing UNISON national officer Gavin Edwards say: “Half of our members working for charities and housing associations tell us they have experienced violence or aggression at work in the past two years. “This is unacceptable and shows that far too many employers are  just telling their staff to put up with it, that it’s ‘part of the job’.” To quali...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article care community end violence at work charter health and safety housing Source Type: news

Evaluation of a virtual reality enhanced bullying prevention curriculum pilot trial - Ingram KM, Espelage DL, Merrin GJ, Valido A, Heinhorst J, Joyce M.
INTRODUCTION: Bullying is a widely prevalent public health and safety issue that can have serious long-term consequences for youth. Given the limited efficacy of traditional bullying prevention programs, a need exists for novel, theoretically informed, pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA adds back some workers during partial government shutdown
The FDA has resumed several health and safety activities that had been halted by the partial government shutdown, now in its 24th day. In a series of tweets on Sunday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. listed the tasks that the agency has added to “excepted, unpaid work.” “It is not business as usual at FDA. Many key functions aren’t getting done,” Gottlieb tweeted. “But we’re focused on maintaining core activities that directly impact consumer safety and save lives. My priority is to our consumer protection mission and the people executing mission-critical funct...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Regulatory/Compliance allianceforastrongerfda Source Type: news

Priory Group faces unlimited fine after NHS patient's death
A private hospital group faces a fine of more than £2m after indicating a guilty plea to health and safety charges following the death of a 14-year-old NHS-funded patient. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It ’s a Good Time to False Claims Act-Proof Your Marketing Practices
Conclusion The New Year is an excellent time to review your company’s marketing and sales practices in light of lessons learned from recent enforcement activity in the industry and to set a plan to review them throughout the year.   References 1. In 2012, the Second Circuit overturned a pharmaceutical sales representative’s criminal conviction under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA) for promoting off-label use of a drug on First Amendment grounds. United States v. Caronia, 703 F.3d 149 (2d Cir. 2012). Several years later a district court in the Second Circu...
Source: MDDI - January 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Stephanie L. Carman and Rebecca H. Umhofer Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Prioritization of hazards by means of a QFD- based procedure - Lombardi M, Fargnoli M.
Despite the evolution of regulations in the field of occupational health and safety promoted in EU countries, the number of accidents and victims has not significantly decreased in recent years, especially in constructions and agriculture sectors, as under... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A novel fault tree analysis approach to investigate uncommon accidents in quarries: a case study - Lippiello D, Alfaro Degan G, Pinzari M.
Quarrying companies are increasingly involved in developing effective Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) to protect both their own staff and all those collaborating with their organization. The adoption of schemes such as BS OHSAS 18... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Health and safety assessment in Lakhra coal mines and its mitigation measures - Panhwar S, Mahar RB, Abro AA, Ijaz MW, Solangi GS, Muqeet M.
This study has been undertaken for assessment of the safety and hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joines Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Former Rotation Medical CEO Shadan joins Miach Ortho | Personnel Moves – January 3, 2019
Early stage medtech firm Miach Orthopaedics said today that it named former Rotation Medical CEO and medtech vet Martha Shadan as its new prez and chief executive officer. Shadan has held numerous leadership positions at medtech firms, including Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH), Covidien, Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck, Westborough, Mass.-based Miach said. Prior to joining Miach, Shadan lead rotator cup repair device firm Rotation Medical, which was acquired by Smith & Nephew for $210 million in December 2017. Shadan has also served as exec chairwoman of Miach’s board of directors since September last year, the comp...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured cathworks Endotronix Inc. iCad Inc. lightmed Miach Orthopaedics Nephros Nobilis Health Nuvasive Obalon Therapeutics Personnel Moves Repro Med Systems rotationmedical Tela Bio Source Type: news

Energy unions call for talks on just transition
Energy unions are calling for talks with the government this year to help workers and communities adapt to the low-carbon economy needed to deal with global warming. The four unions – UNISON, Unite, GMB and Prospect – represent 200,000 workers in the sector and launched a template for a “just transition” to low carbon over the Christmas holidays. Now they want to hold discussions with business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Greg Clark to “chart a constructive way forward in the decade ahead”. The template grew out of a conference of energy workers from all four unions, hosted ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - January 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article climate change Energy just transition renewable energy Source Type: news

The evolution of agricultural health and safety in the United States - Schenker MB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news