Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID-19), DfE (updated 19th July 2021)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 19 July 2021 This guidance has been updated to mirror wording in recently published guidance for CEV people, remove pre-Step 4 wording and redirected information on risk assessment to health and safety guidance. It has also been republished in HTML. 14 July 2021 We have clarified that " From 19 July, the Government is removing the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak, DfE (updated 19th July 2021)
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 19 July 2021 We have updated the schools COVID-19 operational guidance to reflect that we moved to Step 4 on 19 July. This includes removing the section on ' contact tracing until Step 4 ' , the ' Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (applies until Step 4) ' and ' Annex A: health and safety risk assessment ' . We have also updated sections on clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) children and CEV staff. 14 July 2021 Updated to clarify that, from 19 July, government is removing the requirement to wear face cover...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NBA Finals: Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo enters health and safety protocols before Game 5
Not what you want to see. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON praises police decision to retain COVID protections
UNISON has welcomed yesterday’s decision by the National Police Chiefs Council for England and Wales to keep all existing COVID-19 protections in place for the police workforce after 19 July. Together with the other police staff unions and the staff associations, UNISON met with senior police leaders earlier this week and a consensus emerged that existing police COVID health and safety protections should stay in place for the protection of our members, and of the general public following the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions by the Westminster government from Monday in England. National officer for police and probatio...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 police and justice Source Type: news

Pharmacy owners' ongoing responsibilities for COVID-19 safety measures after 19 July, General Pharmaceutical Council
The GPhC reminds pharmacy owners to carefully consider the relevant guidance from governments, health and safety requirements and the GPhC ' s standards for registered pharmacies, to help them ensure they continue to provide COVID-safe environments as the pandemic continues. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion
We all want a return to our normal pre-COVID-19 lives, but only a government led by Boris Johnson could think they can just wish it, and it will happen. They appear to have tired of governing the country out of this pandemic and would rather let the people do it themselves. But responsibility goes hand in hand with leadership. It is not an optional extra. We are now back to incredibly confusing, constantly changing mixed messages – and it is left to the public to do what they think is right and our members to deal with the fallout. So, mandatory masks for care home and hospital visitors, but not on crowded buses or train...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes record fine for Southern Water ’s polluting actions
UNISON has today welcomed the record £90 million fine for Southern Water, after it dumped untreated sewage into seas off the southern coast of England, but warned that the issues were not limited to a single company. Southern Water has been found to have discharged between 16 and 21 billion litres of raw sewage into some of the most delicate environments in the UK over a period of seven years. This was done to avoid financial penalties and the cost of upgrading the company’s infrastructure. As reported in The Guardian, nearly all of the waters where the raw sewage was dumped are covered by domestic and international env...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article WET Source Type: news

South Africa: Employers Not Complying With Health and Safety Measures
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Employment and Labour has bemoaned the low levels of compliance with health and safety measures by employers, as the country battles the third wave of COVID-19 infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A public health approach to protecting workers from opioid use disorder and overdose related to occupational exposure, injury, and stress: APHA Policy Statement Number 202012, issued October 24, 2020 - American Public Health Association.
Opioid overdose mortality, in combination with increased deaths from alcohol and suicide, is having a profound impact on American workplaces, compromising occupational health and safety and increasing workers' compensation and health insurance costs, absen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tanzania: Steel Industries Meet Health, Safety Standards
[Daily News] THE government has been satisfied with improvements of infrastructures for health and safety in steel industries in the Coast Region. The improvements were in the wake of directives that the government issued last May after an accident occurred in one of the steel industries, Fujian Hexiangwang, killing two people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Too many people across the UK face serious health risks
Commenting on the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures on work-related fatalities, UNISON national health and safety officer Kim Sunley said: “The pandemic has highlighted how many people across the UK face serious health risks just by doing their daily jobs. “Employers must do more to keep staff safe and that includes properly recording exposure to Covid-19. Ministers must also invest in the underfunded Health and Safety Executive so it can ensure regulations are enforced. “Asbestos remains a problem in some workplaces including many schools. Funding has to be found to make sure it’s sa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release covid deaths at work health and safety Kim Sunley Source Type: news

A regulatory perspective on safety in design practices in New Zealand - Guo BHW, Weston R, Jianphinitnan P, Liu W, Scheepbouwer E, van der Walt D, Goh YM.
Previous research regarding safety in design (SiD) primarily focused on legal aspects of integrating health and safety into the design, identifying causal links between flawed designs and accidents, safe design tools and methods, and multi-stakeholder coll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Assessment of research, development and innovation in occupational health and safety in Spain - Torrecilla-Garc ía JA, Pardo-Ferreira MC, Rubio-Romero JC, Calero-Castro SJ, Nebro-Mellado JJ.
The evolution of the Spanish Occupational Health and Safety Strategy, within the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2007-2012 and 2013-2020, highlights the strategic interest in increasing the success rate of research, development and inno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Safety culture: a retrospective analysis of occupational health and safety mining reports - Tetzlaff EJ, Goggins KA, Pegoraro AL, Dorman SC, Pakalnis V, Eger TR.
BACKGROUND: In the mining industry, various methods of accident analysis have utilized official accident investigations to try and establish broader causation mechanisms. An emerging area of interest is identifying the extent to which cultural influences, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A hierarchical solution approach for occupational health and safety inspectors' task assignment problem - Arikan F, Sozen SK.
BACKGROUND: Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a significant interest of all governments to prevent workplace hazards. Although appropriate legislation and regulations are essentials for the protection of workers, they are solely not enough. Applicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news