COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures, BMJ Open
Objective The COVID-19 pandemic is demanding for occupational medicine and for public health. As healthcare workers (HCWs) fight impacts of SARS-CoV-2 on front lines, we must create safe work environments through comprehensive risk assessments, evaluation and effective implementation of counter-measures. We ask:'What does current literature report on health risks at workplaces regarding COVID-19?'and'What do current studies report on the effectiveness of enacted preventative recommendations?'(Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccinations In Massachusetts: New Groups Of Phase 1 Health Care Workers Now Eligible
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, SCIE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance aims to help occupational therapists and social workers keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe, and to help them play their part in getting through this national emergency. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The net Exchequer impact of increasing pay for Agenda for Change staff
This report outlines the economic benefit of giving a substantial pay rise to all staff including health care assistants, nurses, hospital porters, physiotherapists, midwives, dieticians, paramedics, occupational therapists and cleaners. The report, commissioned by NHS trade unions, shows a pay rise for NHS staff is both affordable for the Treasury and would bring about an economic boost to hospitality, retail and other struggling sectors in communities across the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance on return to work for people with long COVID
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has published guidance for healthcare professionals to assist them in facilitating the return to work of people who are unable to work due to long COVID. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts in epidemiology, occupational health, toxicology, physics and engineering agree: 5G radiation is toxic to humans
(Natural News) The New Hampshire Commission to Study the Environmental and Health Effects of Evolving 5G Technology put together a study which found that wireless devices and the towers that power them are damaging to people, plants, animals and insects. This damage is significant, by the way, altering the human body especially in ways that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Occupational fatalities due to mammal-related accidents in Japan, 2000-2019 - Hioki A, Inaba R.
This study intended to evaluate the trends of occupational fatal accidents related to mammals and compare them with nonoccupational accidents. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Incidence and time trend of occupational accidents in the textile and clothing industry: analysis of Santa Catarina, Brazil, between 2008 and 2017 - Menegon LS, Menegon FA, Maeno M, Kupek E.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence and time trend of typical work accidents in the textile and clothing industry in Santa Catarina from 2008 to 2017. METHODS: This was a retrospective epidemiological study based on data from the Annual Social I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mental Health Disorders Common Among ICU Staff During COVID-19
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Probable mental health disorders are common among intensive care unit (ICU) staff working in English hospitals during June and July 2020, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Occupational Medicine. Neil... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Express: when the response does not match the threat: the relationship between threat assessment and behavioral response in ambiguous lethal force decision-making - Biggs A, Pettijohn K, Gardony A.
Deciding when to use lethal force inherently depends on assessing threat, a process that itself incorporates numerous perceptual factors. The current study assessed the relationship between the subjective perception of a threat and a binary behavioral resp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nurses' perception of disruptive behaviors in emergency department healthcare teams: a qualitative study - Maddineshat M, Oshvandi K, Kalateh Sadati A, Rosenstein AH, Sadat Moayed M, Khatiban M.
INTRODUCTION: In an emergency setting, the occurrence of disruptive behaviors hinders team participation and cooperation. Exploring nurses' perception of disruptive behaviors can lead to a better identification of these behaviors in emergency departments a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Cuffed together: a study on how law enforcement work impacts the officer's spouse - Friese KM.
Law enforcement officer spouses and significant others (LEOS) are susceptible to secondary trauma, i.e., psychological and physiological strain from exposure to occupational stress through their interpersonal relationship with their partner. Secondary, or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Economic burden of work injuries and diseases: a framework and application in five European Union countries - Tompa E, Mofidi A, van den Heuvel S, van Bree T, Michaelsen F, Jung Y, Porsch L, van Emmerik M.
BACKGROUND: Estimates of the economic burden of work injuries and diseases can help policymakers prioritize occupational health and safety policies and interventions in order to best allocate scarce resources. Several attempts have been made to estimate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evidence-based strategies for improving occupational safety and health among teleworkers during and after the coronavirus pandemic - Schall MCJ, Chen P.
OBJECTIVE: To review practical, evidence-based strategies that may be implemented to promote teleworker safety, health, and well-being during and after the coronavirus pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19). BACKGROUND: The prevalence of telework has increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Five cases of post occupational chronic n-Hexane poisoning myokymia - Situ J, Lin RY, Lin CM, Li ZM.
Occupational chronic n-hexane poisoning is an occupational disease with multiple peripheral nerve damage as the main clinical manifestation after long-term exposure to n-hexane. From 2016 to 2019, Shenzhen Occupational Disease Prevention and Treatment Inst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A case report on occupational acute dimethylsulfate poisoning - Wang SS, Li M, Wang WW.
Dimethyl sulfate is a colorless, oily liquid with a slight onion odor. It is commonly used as a methylating agent in the chemical industry and has a strong irritating and corrosive effect on mucous membranes and skin. The dismantling of production equipmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Analysis of machete cut fractures in Nigerian civilian trauma setting - Omoke NI, Lasebikan OA, Ahaotu FN, Nnadozie UU, Nwigwe GC.
Machete cut fracture is an important component of morbidity associated with machete injuries although it is under reported. This was a retrospective study to assess machete cut fractures in patients seen in Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki and Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Exploring the usefulness of medical clowns in elevating satisfaction and reducing aggressive tendencies in pediatric and adult hospital wards - Efrat-Triester D, Altman D, Friedmann E, Margalit DLA, Teodorescu K.
BACKGROUND: Most existing research on medical clowns in health care services has investigated their usefulness mainly among child health consumers. In this research we examined multiple viewpoints of medical staff, clowns, and health consumers aiming to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mental ill-health risk factors in the construction industry: systematic review - Chan APC, Nwaogu JM, Naslund JA.
Mental ill health is a significant cause of suicide and disability worldwide. It has particularly affected the construction industry. The construction labor sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom have suicide rates 2 and 3.7 times higher, respective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Rapid tranquillisation in a psychiatric emergency hospital in Lebanon: TREC-Lebanon - a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of intramuscular haloperidol and promethazine v. intramuscular haloperidol, promethazine and chlorpromazine - Dib JE, Yaacoub HE, Ikdais WH, Atallah E, Merheb TJ, Ajaltouni J, Akkari M, Mourad M, Nasr ME, Hachem D, Kazour F, Tahan F, Haddad G, Azar J, Zoghbi M, Haddad C, Hallit S, Adams CE.
BACKGROUND: Agitated patients constitute 10% of all emergency psychiatric treatment. Management guidelines, the preferred treatment of clinicians differ in opinion and practice. In Lebanon, the use of the triple therapy haloperidol plus promethazine plus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Stigma and aggression against health care workers in India amidst CoViD-19 times: possible drivers and mitigation strategies (Comment) - Menon V, Padhy SK, Pattnaik JI.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the globe, frontline as well as backend health care workers (HCW) face tremendous pressure owing to shortage of staff, concerns about their personal safety, the safety of loved ones, and shortage of equipment such as v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Trends in workplace violence involving health care professionals in China from 2000 to 2020: a review - Zhang X, Li Y, Yang C, Jiang G.
The safety of health care workers in China has received an increasing amount of attention owing to numerous incidents of hospital-based violence against medical professionals. When pictures and videos of violent injuries are posted on the internet with r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Violence risk assessment in clinical settings: enduring challenges and evolving lessons - Pinals DA.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Workplace violence toward resident doctors in public hospitals of Syria: prevalence, psychological impact, and prevention strategies: a cross-sectional study - Mohamad O, AlKhoury N, Abdul-Baki MN, Alsalkini M, Shaaban R.
INTRODUCTION: Workplace violence (WPV) against healthcare workers is a common and daily problem in hospitals worldwide. Studies in different countries indicated that exposure to WPV potentially impacts the psychological status of healthcare workers. Howev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions
Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of all health staff by supporting a decent pay rise. The unions – representing workers including 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, administrators, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics, and other NHS employees – are asking people to share hashtags such as #FairPay, and...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay increase Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Three cases of acute lung injury caused by occupational hydrogen sulfide poisoning - Liang Y, Zhang JJ, Gao Y, Zhang H.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pathogenesis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in rats induced by nano-indium-tin oxide exposure, and to provide a basis for further determining the limit of occupational exposure to indium and developing related protection ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Development of risk assessment procedures for small and medium size enterprises - Fukuda T, Houshi T.
Risk assessment is considered to be effective in preventing occupational accidents by finding out the dangerous conditions in the workplace and taking measures in advance. On the other hand, it is said that it is difficult to carry out risk assessment at s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The prevalence of occupational exposure to ergonomic risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury - Hulshof CTJ, Pega F, Neupane S, van der Molen HF, Colosio C, Daams JG, Descatha A, Kc P, Kuijer PPFM, Mandi ć-Rajčević S, Masci F, Morgan RL, Nygård CH, Oakman J, Proper KI, Solovieva S, Frings-Dresen MHW.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO Joint Estimates), with contributions from a large network of experts.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Incidents of aggression in German psychiatric hospitals: is there an increase? - Eisele F, Flammer E, Steinert T.
INTRODUCTION: In a meta-analysis of international studies, 17% of admitted patients in psychiatric hospitals had exhibited violent behavior toward others. Reported data from studies in Germany were considerably lower until recent years. However, studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

EMS Needs to Assume the Role of Messaging for COVID-19
When the nation refers to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is nobody closer to the front than EMS workers. Not only do EMS workers enter the high viral loaded homes of people sick with COVID-19, but they also then spend up to about 30 minutes in the back of a poorly ventilated enclosed space with that person during treatment and transport. This exposure time places the EMS provider in direct danger – making the process of donning, decontaminating and doffing PPE of paramount importance. The beginning of the pandemic saw old protocols used for severe hypoxia. This led to an enormous amount of intu...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Source Type: news

Thirty-day suicidal thoughts and behaviors among hospital workers during the first wave of the Spain COVID-19 outbreak - Mortier P, Vilagut G, Ferrer M, Serra C, de Dios Molina J, L ópez-Fresneña N, Puig T, Pelayo-Terán JM, Pijoan JI, Emparanza JI, Espuga M, Plana N, Gonzalez-Pinto A, Orti-Lucas RM, de Salázar AM, Rius C, Aragonès E, Del Cura-González I, Aragón-Peña A, Campos M, Parellada M, Pérez-Zapata A, Forjaz MJ, Sanz F, Haro JM, Vieta E, Pérez-Solà V, Kessler R C, Bruffaerts R, Alonso J.
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are a key occupational group at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB). We investigated the prevalence and correlates of STB among hospital workers during the first wave of the Spain COVID-19 outbreak (March-July 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Addressing blame, shame, bullying, incivility, and microaggression in the interprofessional learning environment: implications for nursing professional development practitioners - Holtschneider ME, Park CW.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Police discrimination, misconduct, and stigmatization of female sex workers in Kenya: associations with delayed and avoided health care utilization and lower consistent condom use - Mbote DK, Nyblade L, Kemunto C, Giger K, Kimani J, Mingkwan P, Njuguna S, Oga E, Kraemer JD.
Discrimination and violence against sex workers by police are common in many populations and are associated with negative health outcomes, as well as being per se violations of human rights laws and norms. There is a close and mutually reinforcing nexus ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

EPA Evaluation Finds Asbestos Still An Unreasonable Risk
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Part 1 of its Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, reaffirming preliminary findings from March that were roundly criticized for underestimating the dangers of exposure to this toxic mineral. Six ongoing use categories of asbestos were evaluated by the EPA, which found 16 conditions of use that presented unreasonable risk to human health through either occupational exposures or consumer uses. Part 1 of the evaluation, released in late December 2020, involved the chrysotile type of asbestos. Chrysotile is the only type of asbestos being imported, processed or distributed for u...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Asian worker health group learns about U.S. disaster response research
Aubrey Miller discussed the Disaster Research Response program at an Asian occupational health conference Taiwan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ebola and infectious disease biosafety training launched
Worker-related risks of emerging infectious diseases and best approaches for interventions to decrease risk in a variety of occupational settings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Brazilian police officers killed in the line of duty: daily life of a violent reality - da Conceicao MC, de Souza JLC, Reis JFG.
This paper presents data on the causes and circumstances of on-duty police deaths in Par á state, Brazil. We specifically analyzed deaths occurring from January 2010 to December 2017. Fifty-two deaths were examined using the database of the Secretary of In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Opportunities to address men's health during the perinatal period - Puerto Rico, 2017 - Salvesen von Essen B, Kortsmit K, D'Angelo DV, Warner L, Smith RA, Simon C, Garfield CF, Virella WH, Vargas Bernal MI.
Decreased use of health care services (1), increased exposure to occupational hazards, and higher rates of substance use (2) might contribute to men's poorer health outcomes when compared with such outcomes for women (3). During the transition to fatherh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

An exploration of perceived stress, burnout syndrome, and self-efficacy in a group of Polish air traffic controllers and maritime navigators: similarities and differences - Makara-Studzi ńska M, Załuski M, Jagielski P, Wójcik-Małek D, Szelepajło M.
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the level of perceived stress and occupational burnout in groups of Polish maritime navigators and air traffic controllers. The study was part of research into occupational groups regarded as equally... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Approach to the selection of strategies for emerging risk management considering uncertainty as the main decision variable in occupational contexts - Brocal F, Paltrinieri N, Gonz ález-Gaya C, Sebastián MA, Reniers G.
Emerging risk models are still scarce and far from agreed upon. They are currently the focus of increasing interest in the occupational context. Consequently, frameworks that deal with emerging risk management in industrial contexts are very recent or, eve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dynamics of organizational distrust: an exploratory study in workplace safety - G ümüştaş C, Küskü F.
Although there are numerous studies on how to establish a safety-climate within organizations, knowledge about how distrust, as a distinct factor, develops and can be best managed in the occupational safety context is limited. Instead of taking a normative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Age-dependent influence of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations on construction worker performance - Hashiguchi N, Sengoku S, Kubota Y, Kitahara S, Lim Y, Kodama K.
This study examined the relationships between health risks, work motivation, and productivity as perceived by con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Assessing the HRO: tools and techniques to determine the high-reliability state of an organization - Cantu J, Gharehyakheh A, Fritts S, Tolk J.
The history of High Reliability Organizations (HROs) dates from 1986 when researchers identified similar characteristics found in organizations which appeared to operate error-free despite being very complex and operating under highly error-prone condition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Consequences of exposure to violence, aggression, and sexual harassment in private security work: a mediation model - Herrmann A, Seubert C, Glaser J.
While exposure to violence and aggression is well known for its detrimental effects on employees' health as well as organizational outcomes, certain high-risk work domains have scarcely been researched. Thus, this study set out to determine negative cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news