Your Gas Stove May Be Leaking Benzene Into Your Kitchen —Even When It ’ s Off
The U.S. goes through a lot of natural gas, consuming more than 30 trillion cubic feet of it last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration—about 15% of which is burned by home appliances. On top of climate concerns—natural gas may be less carbon polluting than coal, but the methane released during production is a powerful greenhouse gas in its own right—there is a growing awareness of the risk this gas poses to our health. According to a new study published today in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, not only the atmosphere, but your kitchen may be a victim of contamina...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The "transparency for safety" triangle: developing a smart transparency framework to achieve a safety learning community - Lindhout P, Reniers G.
Transparency about health and safety risks is a complex societal, moral, ethical and political concept. Full transparency does not come natural for any of the key stakeholder groups: organizations, authorities and the people. If safety information is not s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can psychological capital promote safety behaviours? A systematic review - Margheritti S, Negrini A, Miglioretti M.
PURPOSE: Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a relevant issue for many systems and stakeholders. This systematic literature review aims to expand knowledge on this topic starting from the integrated safety model (ISM) and to evaluate the role of psycho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hope and Grief in a U.S. County With One of the Highest Suicide Rates
Brandon Kapelow is a filmmaker and photographer from Wyoming. He is a suicide-loss survivor and a peer-support facilitator for SOLACE and the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I was raised in the wilds of western Wyoming and spent my childhood exploring the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, camping in Idaho and Montana, and visiting family in Colorado and New Mexico. It was a beautiful but difficult place to grow up. Apart from Alaska, these are the states that continually rank highest for deaths by suicide, earning the Intermountain West the ominous designation “the Suici...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Kapelow Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

One planet, one health: building sustainable and resilient health care systems
12 October 2022, Cairo – Climate change is now regarded as the greatest global health threat of the 21st century. Human activities continue to cause environmental pollution and loss of biodiversity, factors that are leading not only to the emergence of new diseases but to the redistribution of existing ones. A side event at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean discussed a regional framework based on WHO guidance to enable health care systems and facilities to become climate resilient and environmentally sustainable by optimizing the use of resources and minimizing the release of w...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 12, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The Retained EU Law Bill: An attack on working women
Many core workplace protections – holiday pay, maternity pay and equal pay for women and men – come from the European Union. For decades, EU laws have ensured decent working standards in the UK, shielding workers from exploitation and discrimination.  As a trade union working to tackle exploitation, protect working people and to promote decent pay and work, UNISON is horrified about the proposals contained in the Retained EU Law Bill. Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has introduced the bill as the final stage of the UK’s departure from the EU. It has set a fast-moving conveyor belt in motion, which will see many w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News employment rights EU pregnancy and maternity rights Source Type: news

Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining control occupational health and safety (OHS) in CV C-Maxi Alloycast - Masri D.
The objectives of this study were to identify potenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Reproductive health behavior with premarried sex on the street children in Pekanbaru City - Ardhiyanti Y, Megasari K.
Street children in their lives face various problems, including mental health and safety problems, physical and psychological violence, crime and premarital sexual behavior. Deviant behavior in Indonesian teenagers nowadays, there are many teenagers who ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA Health Playbook
PSA series is customizable for a variety of health and safety topics (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 4, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

A comprehensive report on all-terrain vehicles and youth: continuing challenges for injury prevention - Jennissen CA, Denning GM, Aitken ME.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) represent a serious and ongoing public health and safety concern for children and adolescents. Survey studies indicate that high proportions of youth ride ATVs in both rural and nonrural populations. The significant human and ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When must the suspicion of an occupational disease or urological sequelae of an occupational accident be reported? : Legal background, medical obligations and course of the procedure - Jungmann OP, Sch öps W, Weistenhöfer W, Forchert M, Golka K.
Physicians are obliged to report the suspected presence of an occupational disease to the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions or to the state authority responsible for occupational health and safety. In the field of urology, tumors of the urinary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

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