Organization and implementation of occupational health and safety in child day care centers - Michaelis M, St ößel U, Bieler F, Schambortski H, Nienhaus A.
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH QUESTION: Physical and mental stress as well as infection hazards of employees in child day care centers require compliance with governmental occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations. How well OHS is organized and how measur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Despite precautions, COVID-19 more severely impacts minoritized groups
A new study finds marginalized populations are disproportionately affected by the pandemic despite being more likely to engage in health and safety precautions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Further industrial action at Sandwell Leisure Trust
Workers at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre in the West Midlands will take strike action on Thursday 24 February. This follows last month’s strike on 28 January, which received widespread support. UNISON members at Portway were joined by Labour MP John Spellar, local Labour councillors and TUC representatives. This action, the sixth, comes as part of a continued fight against fire and rehire tactics used by employer Sandwell Leisure Trust. UNISON Sandwell branch secretary Tony Barnsley said: “Our members remain steadfast in their determination in fighting this unjust practice. By setting a furthe...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - February 9, 2022 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News local government West Midlands Source Type: news

Children with special needs feeling the brunt of staffing shortages, UNISON survey reveals
Primary school children with special educational needs are not getting the help to which they are entitled, because of support staff and teacher shortages, according to a new UNISON survey. This is the most disturbing finding among many in the survey, which was conducted across schools in England in January this year. UNISON members are among those attempting to keep things running in the face of the shortages. Just over 3,000 members took part in the survey. Around two thirds (65.2%) of the respondents were from primary schools and just under one fifth (18.4%) from secondary schools. The majority work as learning support ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - February 9, 2022 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 school cuts schools staff Source Type: news

Cultural factors, migrant status, and vulnerability to increasing temperatures among Hispanic/Latino farmworkers: a systematic review - Berumen-Flucker B, Kekeh M, Akpinar-Elci M.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cultural factors and acculturative stressors affect the health and safety behaviors of Hispanic/Latino farmworkers. Cultural factors and stressors also increase their risk of heat-related illnesses (HRIs). Interventions targeting HRIs in this p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Resist Inflation Phobia Coup
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 2022 (IPS) Calls, even screams, to fight inflation above all else are getting shriller. Thankfully, even The Economist (5 Feb. 2022) reminds all, Fighting inflation could put the world in a slump. No inflation consensus International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva doubts the world faces a runaway inflation threat. She urges policymakers to carefully calibrate fiscal and monetary policies, with more “specificity”, as not ‘one size fits all’. Anis ChowdhuryWidespread reversal of COVID-19 spending and low interest rat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Teleworking: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Without proper planning, organization and health and safety support the impact of teleworking on the physical and mental health and social wellbeing of workers can be significant, warns new report. Credit: Martin/ILOBy Baher KamalMADRID, Feb 4 2022 (IPS) Now it comes to teleworking, the double-edged, relatively recent phenomenon imposed by COVID-19 lockdowns. On the one hand, it improves work-life balance, opportunities for flexible working hours and physical activity, reduced traffic and commuting time, and a decrease in air pollution. So far so good, but… … But, on the other hand, teleworking has also heavy negative ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Global Headlines Health Labour Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees, DHSC and Health and Safety Executive (updated 31st January 2022)
Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 31 January 2022Updated with the information that it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. 20 January 2022Updated to reflect current guidance on work arrangements and face coverings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LGBTQI + migrants: a systematic review and conceptual framework of health, safety and wellbeing during migration - Yarwood V, Checchi F, Lau K, Zimmerman C.
The health and safety of LGBTQI+ migrants or migrants who are of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (SOGIE) remains an under-studied area, particularly for the period during transit from their place of origin to destination. This sys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Employers must not let their guard down, says UNISON
With UK nations set to remove some or all COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days and weeks, UNISON is urging employers not to let their guard down, but to continue to comply with health and safety legislation, including their duties to identify and reduce risks for their employees. The legislation lays out requirements that employers, among other things, regularly review risk assessments, consult with union health and safety representatives and be ready to put additional measures in place. There are also duties on employers, under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which require them to ensure:...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 20, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News Covid-19 health and safety Source Type: news

Positive feedback via descriptive comments for improved safety inspection responsiveness and compliance - Box M, Paye C, Gallardo-Williams MT.
The format of feedback can have a significant impact on the outcome of an evaluation. Checklists, a common tool in health and safety inspections, have limited potential to change practices and habits between utilizations because implicitly they are finite ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tool for the integrated assessment of health, safety, civil, and environmental protection management in high school laboratories (IHSCE Tool) - Alvarez-Chavez CR, Flores-Soto AA, Arce-Corrales ME, Esquer-Peralta J, Mungu ía-Vega NE.
We developed, validated, and tested a tool in Mexico to assess the management of student and teacher health and safety, environmental protection, and community safety in high school science laboratories. Schools require such an instrument in order to captu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) in England – UNISON Branch advice
Background In late 2021, new regulations were agreed by parliament making it unlawful for an employer delivering Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activities, to deploy an unvaccinated worker in a face-to-face role from 1st April 2022. There are some limited medical exemptions within the regulations. Vaccinated is defined as a “complete course of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine”. This does not currently include the booster jab. The 3rd of February 2022 is the last date for workers to get their 1st dose to be fully vaccinated in time for when the regulations t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Cleopatra Parthenoglou Tags: Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees, DHSC and Health and Safety Executive (updated 14th January 2022)
Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 14 January 2022Updated to provide additional guidance to pregnant employees and employers of women who are 26 weeks pregnant and beyond, and details on JCVI advice that pregnant women are more at risk of severe COVID-19 disease. 14 December 2021Updated to reflect the government announcement to move to Plan B. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Women's Health Index: pathways to a health future for women
The Hologic Global Women ' s Health Index is a multiyear, globally comparative survey of women ' s health. It aims to fill the critical gap in knowledge about the health and wellbeing of the world ' s women and girls, and further to identify what is needed to help them live longer, safer and healthier lives. The findings in this report come from the the first year of this survey, and are based on interviews conducted with more than 120,000 women and men aged 15 and older in 116 countries and territories. The results focus primarily on women ' s answers, and serve as a baseline of their knowledge, attitudes and behaviours r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news