Evaluation of chlorhexidine sensitization amongst healthcare workers.
Conclusions: The prevalence figures for chlorhexidine sensitization in this study are higher than have been estimated previously for similar HCW cohorts. Increased exposure to chlorhexidine-based hand hygiene products was not demonstrated to increase sensitization in this group. Given the risk of severe reactions in sensitized individuals, this study indicates that evaluation of chlorhexidine allergy is important when investigating occupational allergy in HCWs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finite element-based safety prediction for hydraulic excavator rollover protective structure and experimental validation - Ma C, Gao Y, Yang J, Duan Y, Liu Z.
In this study, explicit fini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Evaluation of a technical advisory board for an occupational injury surveillance research project: a qualitative study - Vaughan A, Bovbjerg V, Doza S, Kincl L.
This report details the organization of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Stress response and safe driving time of bus drivers in hot weather - Sun X, Dong J.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of high-temperature environments on bus drivers' physiology and reaction times, and to provide a basis for driver occupational health management. METHODS: The physiological and reaction indexes of 24 bus drivers unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence and risk factors of workplace violence among healthcare workers in China - Qi M, Hu X, Liu J, Wen J, Hu X, Wang Z, Shi X.
This study aimed to explore the prevalence and risk factors of WPV among healthcare workers dur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence of workplace violence against pharmacists: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Bhagavathula AS, Obamiro K, Hussain Z, Tesfaye W.
Background The rate of violence against healthcare workers is increasing worldwide. Pharmacists are the most accessible and frequently visited healthcare team members and are potentially more susceptible to violence than other healthcare workers. Aim T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Texas home health company opens Santa Fe location
Operating under the Klarus Home Health brand, the facility will provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aides. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Keller Source Type: news

In memoriam: John Froines, 83, environmental health researcher and advocate
John Froines, a UCLA professor emeritus who was a leader in ensuring that research influences policies to protect the public ’s health and renowned as a member of the “Chicago 7,” has died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 83.Froines, who died on July 13, joined the UCLA School of Public Health (as it was known then) in 1981 in the division of environmental and occupational health sciences. He served as department chair for four years in the 1990s and director of the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences for 20 years, from 1989 to 2009.As a scientist and advocate, Fr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 12, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Determinants and characteristics of the violent incidents in a tertiary-level mental health care center - Chongtham V, Sharma N, Parashar K, Pandey C.
Background  The Mental Health Care Act of India, 2017 has for the first time focused on violence management interventions, especially restraint and seclusion in psychiatric settings, and recommended important guidelines in this aspect. OBJECTIVE ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Care work, gender and violences: study with nurse technicians - Andrade CB, Monteiro I, Rodrigues NR.
Background Nursing is a predominantly female profession that focuses on health care. The literature reports that this professional category experiences situations of interpersonal violence, urban/social violence, suffering in the face of social inequali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Wages and occupational risks of Mexican immigrants in the United States - Rocha Romero D, Medina S ánchez R, Orraca Romano PP, Rocha Romero D, Medina Sánchez R, Orraca Romano PP.
The reality of Mexican immigrants in the United States shows that, in recent years, there has been a notable prevalence of accidents and illnesses that are closely linked to their labor activity. Their immigration status, low human capital levels and poor ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Underpaid and overworked: researchers abroad fall prey to bullying - Fleming N.
The Academic Parity Movement (APM), a global anti-bullying initiative, defines academic bullying as sustained hostile behaviour, potentially including ridicule, threats, privacy invasions and interference with career progression. Researchers who study the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Time trend of potential years of life lost due to fatal occupational accidents according to race/skin color in Bahia, 2000-2019 - Nery FSD, Souza IM, Ara újo EM, Oliveira NF, Nery MGD.
INTRODUCTION: few studies seek to highlight racial differences and the social impact of early deaths resulting from work, which contributes to the lack of public policies that aim to overcome these inequalities. Objective: to analyze the time trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A review of smartphone applications designed to improve occupational health, safety, and well-being at workplaces - Karlsen IL, Svendsen PA, Abildgaard JS.
BACKGROUND: As smartphones become more widespread, software applications for occupational health, safety and well-being (OHS&W) at work are increasing. There is sparse knowledge about the available apps and the research evidence of their effects. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

In memoriam: John Froines, environmental health researcher and advocate
John Froines, a UCLA professor emeritus who was a leader in ensuring that research influences policies to protect the public ’s health and renowned as a member of the “Chicago 7,” has died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 83.Froines, who died on July 13, joined the UCLA School of Public Health (as it was known then) in 1981 in the division of environmental and occupational health sciences. He served as department chair for four years in the 1990s and director of the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences for 20 years, from 1989 to 2009.As a scientist and advocate, Fr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 12, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news