Factors associated with occupational accidents during part-time work among international students in Japan - Ishimaru T, Teshima A, Kuraoka H, Hara K.
This study investigated the status of and risk factors for occupational accidents occurring during part-time work among international students in Japan. In total, 390 international students who had registered with an online survey company were invited to p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Sleep duration and sleep difficulties as predictors of occupational injuries: a cohort study - Alhainen M, Harma M, Pentti J, Ervasti JM, Kivimaki M, Vahtera J, Stenholm S.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between sleep duration and sleep difficulties with different types and causes of workplace and commuting injuries. METHODS: The data were derived from the Finnish Public Sector study including 89.543 par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

War journalism: an occupational exposure - Magnavita N, Congedo MT, Di Prinzio RR, Iuliano A.
Apart from the risk of accidents, war theatres present a hazard related to numerous long-lasting toxic agents. For 10 years, a>60-year-old male journalist worked in war theatres in the Far and Near East where he was exposed to asbestos and other toxic sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Examining violence against women at a regional level 1 trauma center during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Tracy BM, Whitson AK, Chen JC, Weiss BD, Sims CA.
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing concern that certain public health restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could result in more violence against women (VAW). We sought to determine if the rates and types of VAW ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Overlooking workplace violence in health workforce planning in sub-Saharan Africa [letter] - Ferrinho P, Sidat M, Delgado AP, Pascoal E.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Workplace violence in emergency departments in Turkey - Sabak M, Al-Hadidi A, Oktay MM, Al B, Kazaz T, Kowalenko T, Hakmeh W.
Background Studies on workplace violence against physicians in emergency departments (EDs) in Turkey are lacking. METHODS To describe the frequency and types of workplace violence, a 34-question online survey of the past 12 months was sent to physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Workplace violence in primary hospitals and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study - Zhu H, Liu X, Yao L, Zhou L, Qin J, Zhu C, Ye Z, Pan H.
AIM: To investigate the characteristics of workplace violence at primary hospitals in Southeast China and identify associated risk factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used for this work. METHODS: We distributed a workplace ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management (revised second edition)
The Committee for the Development of Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management of the Japanese Urological Association, together with its systematic review team and external reviewers, have prepared a set of practice guidelines, an abridged version of which is published herein. These guidelines cover the following topics: (i) foundations of infection control, standard precautions, route-specific precautions, and occupational infection control (including vaccines); (ii) the relationship between urologists and infection control; (iii) infection control in urological wards and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey of occupational therapy driver assessors' rehabilitation interventions with older drivers - Unsworth CA, Baker A, Morton-Kehle D, Darzins S.
The objective of the study was to describe driver rehabilitation interventions used by Aus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Correction: Colindres et al. Migrant agricultural workers' health, safety and access to protections: a descriptive survey identifying structural gaps and vulnerabilities in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3696 - Colindres C, Cohen A, Caxaj CS.
In the original article [1], the last line of paragraph 2, page 7 is missing the word "not", which changes the meaning of the sentence. This line should read: Perhaps as a result of this disenfranchisement, 136 (76.0%) of surveyed workers reported they ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

EPA Settles Lawsuits, Agrees to Broader Asbestos Risk Evaluations
Facing legal pressure from health and advocacy organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to broaden its ongoing Risk Evaluation for Asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act. An agreement to settle two lawsuits – both alleging inadequate evaluation of toxic asbestos – was filed Oct. 13 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization was the lead plaintiff in the risk evaluation litigation and was joined by health organizations, scientists and doctors, including acclaimed thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores of Moun...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Leaders in Health Care 2021: Dr. Evelyn Balogun, Inspira Health
Dr. Evelyn Balogun is the medical director of occupational health, urgent care, and employee health services at Inspira Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lisa Dukart Source Type: news

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Finally Getting Companies to Take Burnout Seriously. Is It Enough?
Toward the end of last year, Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University who studies workplace resignations, realized that a lot of people were about to quit their jobs. A record 42.1 million Americans quit a job in 2019, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, but that rate dropped off during the pandemic-addled year of 2020. As 2021 approached, bringing with it the promise of effective vaccines and a return to semi-normal life, Klotz guessed that two things would happen. First, many of the people who wanted to quit in 2020 but held off due to fear or uncertainty would fina...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Agencies Moving Biden's Vaccine Order Forward Agencies Moving Biden's Vaccine Order Forward
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration completed the first draft of the order and submitted it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Male nurses' experiences of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment in South Korea: a qualitative study - Chang HE, Jeong S.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore male nurses' experiences of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment in South Korea. METHODS: Phenomenological qualitative methodology exploring male nurses' experiences was employed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Patterns of death among migrant domestic workers in Jordan: retrospective analysis of 63 cases in a tertiary hospital - Abder-Rahman HA, Al-Soleiti M, Habash IH, Al-Abdallat IM, Al-Abdallat LI.
This article examines the patterns of death in migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Jordan. Abuse and difficult circumstances may lead to attempts to escape, neglect, or suicide, but the current literature on death in this population is limited. We systemati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Risk of work-related violence in England and Wales - Edwards JA, Buckley P.
This study specifically explores prevalence rates of work-related violence assau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Emergency physician risk of occupational mortality: a scoping review - Goolsby C, Lala V, Gebner R, Dacuyan-Faucher N, Charlton N, Schuler K.
BACKGROUND: Occupational hazards for emergency physicians are widely known, but the risk of work-related mortality is not clear. The COVID-19 pandemic generated new concerns about the risk of occupational mortality, particularly in the setting of inadequat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of workplace bullying in the relationship between occupational burnout and turnover intentions of clinical nurses - Shen Hsiao ST, Ma SC, Guo SL, Kao CC, Tsai JC, Chung MH, Huang HC.
AIM: To identify the effect of workplace bullying on the relationship between occupational burnout and turnover intentions among clinical nurses. BACKGROUND: Recent evidence showed that a sense of burnout may cause workplace bullying; nevertheless;... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"Just because somebody is in a white jacket and has a medical degree doesn't mean they're not a drug dealer": law-enforcement experiences investigating occupational offenders - Gau JM, Moreto WD.
In spite of its dangers and prevalence, occupational crime is rarely addressed through criminal-law channels, largely because resource constraints and legal rules or ambiguities hamper criminal investigations and prosecutions. Little empirical research exi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reflex syncope in the UK Armed Forces - Parsons I, Ellwood J, Stacey MJ, Gall N, Grundy-Bowers M, Chowienczyk P, Woods D.
INTRODUCTION: Reflex syncope is the most common subtype of syncope and, despite not being associated with increased mortality, often results in significant morbidity and costly diagnostics. Reflex syncope can be of concern for certain occupational groups a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Research on the effects of occupational stress and the DRD2 gene on the psychological health of workers in the Xinjiang Desert oil field - Jiang T, Wumaier G, Li X, Yang X, Liu J.
This study investigated the relationship between occupational stress and the mental health of people working in oil fields in the arid desert environment of Xinjiang, and revealed the causal relationship between occupational stress and psycholo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevention of occupational heat-related illnesses - Tustin A, Sayeed Y, Berenji M, Fagan K, McCarthy RB, Green-McKenzie J, McNicholas J, Onigbogi CB, Perkison WB, Butler JW.
High ambient temperatures and strenuous physical activity put workers at risk for a variety of heat-related illnesses and injuries. Through primary prevention, secondary prevention, and treatment, OEM health providers can protect workers from the adverse e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Integrating safety and health promotion in workplaces: a scoping review of facilitators, barriers, and recommendations - Biswas A, Begum M, Van Eerd D, Johnston H, Smith PM, Gignac MAM.
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence supports the integration and coordination of occupational health and safety and workplace health promotion activities instead of these coexisting as siloed efforts. Identifying implementation challenges and how these can be ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Aggression on the psychiatric ward: prevalence and risk factors. a systematic review of the literature - Weltens I, Bak M, Verhagen S, Vandenberk E, Domen P, van Amelsvoort T, Drukker M.
INTRODUCTION: On psychiatric wards, aggressive behaviour displayed by patients is common and problematic. Understanding factors associated with the development of aggression offers possibilities for prevention and targeted interventions. This review discus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Estimation of the risk of work-related accidents for underground hard coal mine workers by logistic regression - Bilim N, Bilim A.
This study aims to develop a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence of hearing protection device non-use among noise-exposed US workers in 2007 and 2014 - Green DR, Masterson EA, Themann CL.
This study estimated the prevalence of hearing protection device (HPD) non-use among US workers exposed to hazardous workplace noise and provided risk estimates. METHODS: Self-reported data from the National Health Interview Survey in 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Staff beliefs toward self-injurious behavior in patients: a study of secure services - Steene LMB, Ireland JL, Ireland CA.
Staff beliefs toward patient self-harm in secure forensic services are explored, capturing forensic nurses and other clinical staff from four secure units from one National Health Service trust, comprising high through low and forensic learning disability.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

US hospitals tighten security as violence against staff surges during pandemic - Dyer O.
Hospitals officials in the United States say that their doctors and nurses are seeing more assaults and threats than ever before as the covid pandemic generates new friction points between patients, staff, and families. Cox Medical Center Branson in so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Workplace bullying among Nigerian artisans in building and construction industry - Omeje HO, Okereke GKO, Okeke SAC, Asogwa JO, Obe PI, Nwaodo SI, Chukwu UD, Ike JO, Udogu KC, Ede AO, Ilechukwu LC, Kanu CC, Ogbonna GN, Njoku SU.
This study investigated the bullying experience of building and construction industry artisans.We employed a cross-sectional analytic design to study 240 artisans in respect of workplace bullying (WPB) experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Early Physical and Occupational Therapy and Discharge Disposition in Patients with Sepsis...American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference (Virtual), September 2429, 2021
To explore whether implementing an early mobility protocol conducted by professionals from PT and or occupational therapy (OT) is associated with discharge location for a group of patients with sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis. A quasi-experimental study design was used with a non-equivalent post-test design. The data were collected for 3 months. Mid-sized Midwestern hospital. The population of the usual care group were 117 adult patients admitted to any unit with a diagnosis of sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis from February 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019. The early rehabilitation group were 96 patients admitt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid immunization and exposure tracker? A Pittsburgh firm, which has been in this business for 25 years, has that covered.
When the Covid-19 immunizations began being administered in the millions to the nation's hospitals and health care systems, it was quickly apparent that hospitals and health systems were going to need a lot of help with cataloging employee vaccinations as well as tracking exposures. While that led to a lot of scrambling in the health care industry, a Pittsburgh-based company didn't find it to be much of a stretch. That's because their employee health and occupational medicine product was already… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

OSHA fines would jump by tenfold if reconciliation bill passes
(Natural News) On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden unveiled plans to order a vaccine mandate that would affect as many as 100 million Americans. This mandate would extend into the private sector, as Biden asked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require vaccines or weekly testing. Now, Democrats in Congress have put a section into the Build... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON urges MPs to act amid surging school COVID-19 cases
As COVID-19 cases among school-age children are surging, UNISON – along with other unions – has today sent an urgent letter to all English MPs urging them to call on the government to reintroduce additional measures in schools. The letter, which was also signed by GMB, UNITE, NEU & NASUWT, says that, according to the government’s own data, coronavirus cases in schools have surged and that over 100,000 children were absent from school on 16 September due to confirmed or suspected cases of the virus – the highest level seen during the pandemic. This comes alongside a recent ONS infection survey th...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - October 1, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Why Can ’t I Get A COVID-19 Booster Shot If I’ve Been Vaccinated With Moderna or J & J?
There’s been quite a bit of news about COVID-19 booster shots lately, and it’s been more confusing than reassuring. Public health officials don’t agree on whether everyone needs a booster yet, and in the same way that the vaccines were rolled out to different groups of people one category at a time as government agencies reviewed studies to make sure they were safe and effective, boosters are being doled out to certain people first. Here’s where we stand for now. If the vaccines work, why do I need a booster? The three vaccines that are currently available in the U.S.—from Pfizer-BioNTech, Mod...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The role of inhibitory processes in the relationship between subsyndromal PTSD symptoms and aggressive behaviour - Lawrence-Wood E, Baur J, Lawrence A, Forbes D, McFarlane A.
The issue of aggressive behaviours among military populations is important for a number of reasons, including the potential associated occupational, social and functional impacts. Controlled aggressive behaviour is an adaptive requirement of some military ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A case study on the effects of foam and seat pan inclination on the deformation of seated buttocks using MRI - Wang X, Savonnet L, Capbern L, Duprey S.
Occupational ApplicationsWe investigated the effects of seat pan inclination and foam on the deformation of the seated buttocks using an upright MRI system. From observations among four healthy males, we found that soft tissue deformation under the ischial... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A reflection on: Byon et al. (2021) "Nurses' experience with type II workplace violence and underreporting during the CoViD-19 pandemic" - Laranjeira C.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Reducing patient aggression through a nonviolent patient de-escalation program: a descriptive quality improvement process - Christensen SS, Lassche M, Banks D, Smith G, Inzunza TM.
BACKGROUND: Patients commonly display aggressive and violent behaviors toward nursing staff, contributing to severe consequences. Healthcare institutions must develop and implement systems addressing this global safety problem. AIM: To improve clin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Fleeing a war zone is traumatic – so is what happens next - podcast
Many asylum seekers and refugees have had to flee their homes in extremely distressing circumstances. A lucky few make it to a safe country such as the UK – but what happens next? As Britain begins its commitment to take in 20,000 people fleeing Afghanistan, we look at the psychological impacts of trying to start again in a new country.Anand Jagatia speaks to Afraa, who was forcibly displaced from Syria with her family, and Prof Rachel Tribe, an occupational psychologist who works with asylum seekers and refugeesArchive: BBCContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and Produced by Anand Jagatia Tags: Science Psychology Refugees Immigration and asylum World news UK news Source Type: news

A feasibility study of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in the burn cohort in an acute tertiary facility - Mc Kittrick A, Jones A, Lam H, Biggin E.
BACKGROUND: Retrospective auditing identified the need to implement a client centered tool to measure occupational performance and re engagement in activities after burn injury. The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) was chosen as it has a br... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Epidemiology of occupational electrical injuries - Salehi SH, Sadat Azad Y, Bagheri T, Ghadimi T, Rahbar A, Ehyaei P, Momeni M.
This study was conducted due to the importance of understanding the epidemiology of electrical accidents in planning to prev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Conflict management: a qualitative study of mental health staff's perceptions of factors that may influence conflicts with forensic mental health inpatients - Gildberg FA, Fallesen JP, Vogn D, Baker J, Fluttert F.
Internationally, clinical services are under pressure to reduce their use of restrictive practices. The aim was to explore how mental health nurses and nursing assistants perceive conflict and their use of restrictive practices with mental health inpatient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Occupational hazards perceptions as factors influencing students' intentions to engage in part-time jobs - Zampetakis LA.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joined effects of students' perceived importance of occupational hazards (i.e., chemical, biological, physical and psychological) and financial gains on intentions to engage in part-time jobs. The r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety in agriculture - a brief report on organization, legislation and support in selected European countries - Jakob MC, Santa D, Holte KA, Sikkeland IJ, Hilt B, Lundqvist P.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Agriculture and forestry are among the most dangerous professions in Europe, with a high level of accidents affecting the sustainability and viability of the sector. International conventions, EU directives and national legislat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Violence against mental health workers in China: action needed - Xia L, Jiang F, Liu H, Tang YL.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech receive first U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine booster
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized for emergency use a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 65 years of age and older, individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19, and individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic will begin offering booster vaccines
This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine six months following completion of the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination series for the following groups: People age 65 and older.  People ages 18–64 who are at high risk of COVID-19.People ages 18–64 with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to COVID-19 that puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19, including severe COVID-19. This group includes but is… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 24, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The occupational health effects of responding to a natural gas pipeline explosion among emergency first responders - Lincoln County, Kentucky, 2019 - Bui DP, Kukielka EA, Blau EF, Tompkins LK, Bing KL, Edge C, Hardin R, Miller D, House J, Boehmer T, Winquist A, Orr M, Funk R, Thoroughman D.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess occupational health effects 1 month after responding to a natural gas pipeline explosion. METHODS: First responders to a pipeline explosion in Kentucky were interviewed about pre- and post-response heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Under-reporting of non-fatal occupational injuries among precarious and non-precarious workers in Sweden - Kreshpaj B, Bodin T, Wegman DH, Matilla-Santander N, Burstrom B, Kjellberg K, Davis L, Hemmingsson T, Jonsson J, H åkansta C, Orellana C.
BACKGROUND: Under-reporting of occupational injuries (OIs) among precariously employed workers in Sweden challenges effective surveillance of OIs and targeted preventive measures. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the magnitude of under-reporting of OIs among... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news