Motorcycle crash causation study (MCCS) along Malaysian expressways - Manan MMA, Zulkiffli NSM, Jamil HM.
Expressways are well known for its high fatality risk for motorcycles. Despite the various risk factors being identified in previous findings, we have yet to address the causality of these motorcycle crashes, specifically along expressways. Thus, the objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Parents' awareness on compliance with the use of child restraint system: a quantitative pilot study at kindergarten and nursery in Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor: child restraint system - Rahman RA, Khalik N, Lim WM, Hassan MF, Mashros N, Diah JM, Bujang Z.
It has been reported that children transported in private vehicles are the leading groups of casualties among those aged 1 to 9 years old in Malaysia. Child Restraint System (CRS) is made mandatory on 1 January 2020 to reduce road fatalities among those vu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Community engagements in road safety: experiences from My Safe Road Programme in Malaysia - Razelan ISM, Ismail A, Rahman RA, Sadullah AFM, Ali NFM, Jawi ZM.
The Malaysian government has initiated many road safety initiatives to reduce road crashes, such as crash prevention, crash reduction, road maintenance, and construction of sustainable roads. However, none of those initiatives have direct contributions fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Vehicle assessment programs in Malaysia: from safer cars to safer motorcycles [editorial] - Kassim KAA, Ahmad Y, Johari MH.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A study on animal and vehicle collisions in Malaysia based on news analysis - Jantan ID, Ghani Y, Makhtar AK, Isa MHM, Jawi ZM.
Little is known about potential dangers which results from animal and vehicle collisions (AVCs) in Malaysia although such cases regularly appear in the news. In the absence of related research in Malaysia, the extent of danger from AVCs remains to be disco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Causation of road traffic crash severity on Malaysian expressways - Yunin NAM, Manan MMA.
The economic growth of a country is dependent on its transportation facilities. However, over the past few years, issues related to the safety of roads users have gained more attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in most countries, r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

More Progressive Taxation Needed for Social Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) Governments must innovatively develop progressive means to finance the large-scale social spending needed to improve lives and livelihoods, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. More egalitarian tax reforms should enable governments to equitably mobilize desperately needed revenue to advance sustainable development for all. Jomo Kwame SundaramFiscal policy challenges To respond to the pandemic and its economic fallout, massive resource mobilization has been necessary to protect people’s health and livelihoods, stem economic decline and stagnation, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

UNISON supports legal challenge over UK ’ s use of PPE suppliers
UNISON is backing the call for a judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue using a Malaysian company accused of human rights abuses as a supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS. The union is also supporting a crowdfunding scheme to finance the legal effort. As reported in the Guardian, the London-based law firm Wilson Solicitors has filed for the judicial review at the High Court, following the selection of the UK subsidiary of Malaysian company Supermax as one of the approved suppliers in a new £6 billion contract for disposable gloves for NHS workers. Supermax has faced persisten...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 10, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

UNISON supports legal challenge over UK s use of PPE suppliers
UNISON is backing the call for a judicial review into the UK governments decision to continue using a Malaysian company accused of human rights abuses as a supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS. The union is also supporting a crowdfunding scheme to finance the legal effort. As reported in the Guardian, the London-based law firm Wilson Solicitors has filed for the judicial review at the High Court, following the selection of the UK subsidiary of Malaysian company Supermax as one of the approved suppliers in a new 6 billion contract for disposable gloves for NHS workers. Supermax has faced persistent a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 10, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 human rights international procurement Source Type: news

Suicide by pilots of commercial aircraft: the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370: - Lester D.
I noted in 2002 (Lester, 2002) that occasionally pilots of commercial aircraft die by suicide while piloting their plane full of passengers.2 The example I gave was of Gameel-al- Batouti, the co-pilot of EgyptAir flight 900 which crashed into the Atlantic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The role of oxidative stress in suicidal behaviour among bipolar patients: a cross-sectional study in a Malaysian sample - Loo JL, Mohamad Kamal NA, Goon JA, Ahmad Damanhuri H, Tan JAC, Abdul Murad NA, Shah SA, Sulaiman SA, Fazry S, Sharip S, Mohamed Saini S, Gunasekaran G, Maniam T, A Jamal AR, Wan Ngah WZ, Mohd Badli Shah FS, Chan LF.
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress markers are found to be linked with depression and suicide attempts in bipolar disorder (BD), although the role of DNA damage as a marker of suicidal ideation and attempt has yet to be determined. We aim to investigate the asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Covid-19 Has Accelerated New Agtech Development and Adoption in Asia-Pacific!
By Paul S. Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-MaySINGAPORE, Dec 20 2021 (IPS) While the COVID-19 impact has been predominantly negative, the pandemic appears to have sparked increased interest in developing agricultural technology (agtech) to improve the efficiency of food systems, from input supplies through farming and processing to delivery and retail. Paul S. TengThe COVID-19 pandemic has admittedly upended economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region, but a recent event in Singapore (Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, 16-18 November 2021 — https://agrifoodinnovation.com/ ) showed that, in the case of agricultu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul S. Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitude and practices of design for safety (DfS): a dynamic insight between academics and practitioners in Malaysia - Che Ibrahim CKI, Belayutham S, Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Cheung CM.
Design for safety (DfS) is increasingly gaining relevance in improving construction occupational safety and health. Specifically, Occupational Safety and Health in Construction Industry (Management) (OSHCI(M)) guidelines were established in Malaysia to imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Prevalence, circumstances, and risk factors of falls among community dwelling members of University of the Third Age - Ashari A, Hamid TA, Hussain MR, Ibrahim R, Hill KD.
OBJECTIVE: Study aimed to identify the prevalence of falls and associated contributory factors among older Malaysians. METHODS: A cross sectional study among community dwelling older adults aged 50 years and above. Self-administered questionnaires ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news