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UK aid agencies urged to join sexual misconduct data sharing scheme Tagged with: data safeguarding The International Development Secretary has called on all UK aid agencies to join a data-sharing scheme, which was launched to help stop perpetrators of sexual abuse from moving around the sector undetected.The Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme launched in January 2019 and at present there are 15 members. The International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has called on more UK aid agencies to join up to make it more effective.The aim is to have 200 charities signed up by the end of the year.Recruiting organisations requested data from previous employers at least 2,600 times last year, and newly released figures for 2019 show that at least 36 people were rejected for jobs because the scheme revealed negative or absent misconduct data.Criminal record checks are standard practice in the aid sector but not all examples of sexual misconduct meet the criminal threshold for abuse, for example where behaviour does not break a law in the country in which they are working, but would likely break the employer code of conduct.International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:“It is sickening to think perpetrators of sexual misconduct continue to play the system, moving from job to job to avoid detection. This system is trying to put a stop to that, but to have the best chance of succeeding we need as many charities on board as possible. I want to see all UK aid agencies signed up, so together we can work to stop vulnerable people being exploited, abused and harassed.”The scheme provides a legal framework for employers to share information with each other without breaking the law. Charities that have already signed up include Oxfam, Save the Children, Islamic Relief, Plan International and VSO.DFID wants to see aid organisations in other countries sign up and the scheme extended to multilateral and private sector organisations too. It is also working with INTERPOL and the UK’s ACRO Criminal Record Office on Project Soteria ensure better criminal records checks and promote information sharing between aid and law enforcement agencies. The department is also developing an aid worker passport so the identity and work history of all individuals in the aid sector can be checked more easily.Commenting, Stephanie Draper, Bond CEO said: Advertisement 535 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The fast progress of the scheme has been impressive and demonstrates that the sector is determined to prevent people from slipping through the net during the recruitment process. The scheme has already helped to prevent people who have had disciplinary processes completed against them, or who are subject to ongoing investigation from working in the sector. But as with anything, this scheme will only be effective if more NGOs sign up to it, as well the private sector, academia and donors.” 534 total views, 2 views today Melanie May | 26 February 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
By Andy Eubank – Jan 12, 2017 SHARE 2017 implications of January reportMike SilverIn Thursday’s final 2016 crop production summary, USDA scaled back corn and soybean production from last month, but for the year yield and total production for both commodities set new records nationally. Indiana soybean production also set a record, as did its 57.5 bushel per acre yield. There were no records for the Hoosier corn harvest, although it was above average. Final yield was 173 bushels per acre.Mike Silver at Kokomo Grain says all of USDA’s reporting suggests the need for corn acres in 2017 in a current environment favoring soybeans.“With the demand numbers that are in the balance sheets I think the onus is going to be on the U.S. to produce another good, solid, strong corn crop in this new planting cycle coming up here in just as few months,” he said. “And with the corn/soybean ratio the way it is, and with folks looking at their crop budgets, the economics do still favor soybeans and with an opportunity to sell some pretty good new crop prices.”That means the corn market will have work to do to attract acres, creating some upside opportunity.“And with sustained good demand for ethanol production, and we did see last week the largest weekly ethanol production number since we started keeping track of those numbers, so that’s a good indicator. All in all I think we’re set up for some better pricing opportunities moving into the weeks ahead.”USDA backed down the U.S. corn yield to 174.6 bushels from 175.3 a month ago. It reduced stocks from 2.403 billion bushels to 2.355 billion bushels, and overall production was pegged at 15.148 billion bushels, lowered from the previous estimate of 15.226.Soybean yield went down to 52.1 bushels per acre, a drop of .4. Stocks were reduced from .48 to .42 billion bushels, and soybean production went from 4.361 to 4.307 billion bushels.From NASS Great Lakes Region: Indiana producers saw record yields in soybeans and above average production in corn this year, despite unusual weather patterns throughout much of the growing season, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Periodic dry spells during the year were offset by above average rainfall, which helped to keep Indiana’s crops in great condition through harvest.Indiana corn production in 2016 totaled 946.3 million bushels, 15 percent above last year’s total of 822 million bushels. Corn acreage harvested for grain totaled 5.47 million, down less than 1 percent from 2015. The average yield of 173 bushels per acre was 23 bushels above last year’s yield of 150. “Western Indiana had excellent corn yields, but they were offset somewhat by below average yields seen in the Northeast,” stated Matli.Indiana’s soybean production totaled 324.3 million bushels, up 18 percent from last year’s 275 million bushels. Harvested acreage was estimated at 5.64 million, up 3 percent from last year’s 5.50 million acres. The average yield of 57.5 bushels per acre, a record high, was 7.5 bushels above the previous year’s yield of 50.0.Hay production (all types), at 1.78 million tons in 2016, was up 8 percent from the previous year.Spearmint production in Indiana was 264,000 pounds, with average yields of 80 pounds per acre. Peppermint production was 575,000 pounds, yields averaged 50 pounds per acre. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Reports Mean the 2017 Fight for Corn Acres Goes On Previous articleThe Next Big Thing is Very SmallNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter USDA Reports Mean the 2017 Fight for Corn Acres Goes On
September 30, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable to go further News Follow the news on Palestine RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Paris, 30 September 2015Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to draw your attention to the many cases of violence against journalists by members of the Israeli security forces.Two journalists working for Agence France-Presse – Italian videographer Andrea Bernardi and Palestinian photographer Abbas Momani – were savagely assaulted by Israeli soldiers while preparing to cover clashes between Israeli soldiers and young Palestinians in the West Bank village of Beit Furik on 25 September. The two men were easily identifiable as journalists, as shown in the video of the attack that was posted online. Nonetheless, they were brutally attacked and some of their equipment was smashed to the ground or confiscated.The suspension of the officer in charge of the operation and the opening of an investigation represent a first step in the right direction but Reporters Without Borders believes that more measures must be taken to end the impunity enjoyed by he Israel Defence Forces.This attack, which constitutes a direct and grave violation of freedom of information, is not an isolated case. Reporters Without Borders has registered many cases of violence against journalists by the Israeli police or IDF since the start of 2015.During the Jewish New Year celebrations in September, at least ten journalists were attacked and prevented from covering the clashes in and around the plaza in front of East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. As well as being affected by the teargas fired by the police, some were targeted, manhandled and punched, and their equipment was damaged.In 2014, the IDF killed a total of 15 professional and non-professional journalists during Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, which began on 8 July. Nine of these journalists were killed in the course of their work.Since 2013, Reporters Without Borders has included the IDF on its list of “Predators of Press Freedom” because of its attacks against media outlets and journalists. Israel fell five places in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 101st out of 180 countries.The attitude of some Israeli soldiers towards the media is unacceptable. Reporters Without Borders calls for effective investigations in order to punish all those responsible for attacks on freedom of information and thereby end this intolerable climate of impunity.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request,Sincerely,Christophe Deloire,Secretary-General Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuThe Prime Minister’s Office3 Kaplan St. HakiryaJerusalem, 91950Israël PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel’s security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the climate of impunity enjoyed by the Israel Defence Forces. RSF_en PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists
News Related documents Индекс свободы прессы 2013PDF – 217.94 KB January 30, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Europe Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF_en Read in Russian / читать по-русскиStagnation in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaThe status quo was maintained in many of the countries in the European Union. Sixteen were listed among the top 30. At first sight, this was encouraging, but it concealed the slow erosion of the European model as a result of inconsistencies and worrying developments among the other 11 countries, some of which fell below 80th place.The legislative haemorrhage that began in 2011 continued unabated in 2012, notably in Italy (57th, +4) where the decriminalization of defamation has not yet been achieved and where institutions make dangerous use of “gagging laws”. The effects of stagnating advertising and budget cuts, which constantly undermine the business model, are also starting to be felt. France (up one to 37) has marked time pending progress on the good intentions voiced by the new government.Hungary (56th, -16) is still paying the price of repressive legislation that has had a palpable effect on how journalism is practised. However, more worrying is the fall of Greece (84th, -14), whose journalists operate in a disastrous social and professional atmosphere. Exposed to popular anger and continually facing violence on the part of both extremists and the police, reporters and photojournalists must now cope with the ultra-violent neo-Nazi activists of the Golden Dawn party. The country has moved closer to Bulgaria (87th, -7), whose promises of reform came to nothing and where the Internet ceased to be a safe place for freelance journalists.For Croatia (64th, +4), due to join the EU in June this year, and Serbia (63rd, +17) the picture is mixed. Legislative reforms have brought an improvement, but it should not be forgotten that there are still many obstacles to overcome and old habits that are harmful to independent journalism still linger. Albania (102nd, -6), Montenegro (113rd, -6), and especially Macedonia (116th, -22) bring up the rear of the index for the Balkans with the same sorry record: judicial harassment based on often inappropriate legislation, the lack of access to public data, physical and psychological violence against those who work in news and information, official and private advertising markets used as a tool, the grey economy’s hold over vital parts of the media. All are obstacles to the right to report the news and people’s right to know it. Following the dangerous examples of Hungary and Italy, the Macedonian parliament is preparing to ”legalize censorship”, continually blowing hot and cold towards a profession that is often out on its own. News Outside the European Union, freedom of information is in a state of collapse. Within its borders, Hungary and Greece have slumped. The Balkans remain rooted in the repressive practices of the past. Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more Race to the bottom by Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBad models for the regionDespite a varied and lively media, Turkey (154th, -6) lies in an unworthy position as the regional model which it aspires to be. In the name of the fight against terrorism, democratic Turkey is today the world’s biggest prison for journalists. The state’s paranoia about security, which has a tendency to see every criticism as a plot hatched by a variety of illegal organizations, intensified even more during a year marked by rising tension over the Kurdish question. Will the announcement of reform of the anti-terrorist laws, promised many times but always rejected, and the resumption of talks between the authorities and rebels of the Kurdish PKK, lead to a genuine change in approach?Russia (148th, -6) set a tone of increased repression in the former Soviet Union in 2012. Opposition protests on an unprecedented scale showed civil society to be more vocal than ever. The state responded with a wholesale crackdown: re-criminalization of defamation, tighter control of the Internet, making foreign funding of human rights organizations a crime. This marked start of a new era in relations between the state and society that presents huge challenges for freedom of information.Just as it assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ukraine (126th, -10) set the worst record for the media since the Orange Revolution in 2004. The chronically high level of violence towards journalists hit a new peak, while impunity remained total. Such an unhealthy atmosphere served only to increase the vulnerability of independent news outlets to ever-stronger pressure.Kazakhstan (160th, -6) reached a turning point in 2012. President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s government, forging ahead with its policies of repression, moved closer to the ultra-authoritarian model of its neighbours in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The year saw assassination attempts, arrests and intimidation aimed at independent journalists, ending with the outright closure of the main national opposition news organizations.Tajikistan (123rd, -1), struggling to catch up with its neighbours in the cyber censorship stakes, recruited an army of “volunteers” to monitor the Internet and blocked independent news sites as well as Facebook with increasing frequency.Azerbaijan and Belarus: partial return to the status quoThe rise of Azerbaijan (156th, +6) and Belarus (157th, +11) offers little cause for celebration. It represents a partial return to the status quo before 2011’s violent crackdowns on protest demonstrations. Dozens of journalists were arrested and beaten up, pushing the two dictatorships towards the bottom of the index. But the horizon is still obscured by the shadows cast by the huge egos of Alexander Lukashenko and Ilham Aliyev. Independent journalists and netizens remain at great risk in carrying out their duty of keeping the public informed. In Azerbaijan, the noose tightened around what remained of the opposition media and several journalists languished behind bars without trial in appalling conditions. The year 2013 began with fresh arrests and widespread violence, which point to a further downward slide in the next index.Bottom of the list: Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain a nightmare for journalistsIn Uzbekistan (164th, -7) and Turkmenistan (177th, 0), there is little change from one year to the next. The sinister dictatorship of Uzbek President Islam Karimov refined its control of the Internet, maintained a stranglehold on the media and kept a dozen journalists in prison in appalling conditions. The official proclamation of a multi-party system and freedom of expression brought no changes whatsoever to the totalitarian rule in Turkmenistan which, as in previous years, rubbed shoulders with North Korea and Eritrea in the world index. Triumphantly “re-elected” with 97 percent of the vote in February 2012, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who now has the official title of “protector” of the nation, has pressed forward with the establishment of his own personality cult.Leading group dispersed but face common challengesDespite their wide dispersal in this edition of the index, Moldova (55th, -2), Armenia (74th, +3), Georgia (100th, +4) and Kyrgyzstan (106th, +2) have a number of things in common. These countries enjoy broad media pluralism and a low level of state censorship, but they still face important challenges concerning media independence and the working environment of journalists. The latter are often in the firing line in highly polarized societies and treated as easy prey by a variety of pressure groups. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News to go further Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more
Previous articleBus driver avoids prison in bestiality caseNext articleCouncil concern over new driving licence arrangements admin Linkedin Shannon Airport received a major boost on Wednesday with confirmation that United Airlines is to operate a new service to Chicago from next summer. The new route will be in addition to the hugely successful daily service to Newark that United operate on a year round basis at Shannon. It is estimated that the Chicago service will generate an additional 20,000 passengers through the airport next year and increase visitor numbers into the West of Ireland from this strong Irish tourism market. WhatsApp Twitter Email Facebook Advertisement Print NewsLocal NewsNew Shannon routeBy admin – December 19, 2012 558
Top Stories”Judging Is My Life. It’s The Best Way To Spend My Birthday!” Justice DY Chandrachud On Arnab Goswami Hearing Sanya Talwar11 Nov 2020 6:26 AMShare This – xWhile the vacation bench of Justice Chandrachud & Justice Indira Banerjee assembled today in Supreme Court to hear urgent cases, some riveting exchanges emanated from a full day of hearing in Arnab Goswami’s plea for release.It also happens to be Justice DY Chandrachud’s birthday today.The Court remained in session throughout the day today from 10.30 AM To 4.15 PM. When the marathon…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile the vacation bench of Justice Chandrachud & Justice Indira Banerjee assembled today in Supreme Court to hear urgent cases, some riveting exchanges emanated from a full day of hearing in Arnab Goswami’s plea for release.It also happens to be Justice DY Chandrachud’s birthday today.The Court remained in session throughout the day today from 10.30 AM To 4.15 PM. When the marathon hearing got over, Senior Advocate Harish Salve in lighter vein, remarked that this was perhaps the worst way to spend one’s birthday. To this, Justice Chandrachud smiled and said,”No no! This is actually the best way to spend it. I am in court judging and it is my life. I love it!”The Top Court granted interim bail to Goswami and two other co-accused in the case.During the hearing, Justice DY Chandrachud made noteworthy remarks during the course of hearing.”Assuming the FIR is the gospel truth and thats a matter of investigation but is not paying up money abetment to suicide? It will be a travesty of justice if bail is not granted while FIR is pending Mr. Sibal,” said the Judge to Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal who appeared for the State of Maharashtra.Justice DY Chandrachud mentioned that personal liberty of a citizen had nothing to do with their style or working or ideology.”Whatever be his ideology, left to myself I don’t even watch his channel, but if in this case, constitutional courts do not interfere today – we are traveling the path of destruction undeniably,” said the Judge.In the context of upholding the tenets of Personal Liberty, Justice Chandrachud said that High Courts must not fall short of exercising their constitutional duties. “We must send a message across to the High Courts today, Please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty!” – Justice DY ChandrachudJustice Chandrachud also commented on Indian Democracy,”I never watch his channel. I never turn it on. I must say our democracy is extraordinarily resilient. Governments must ignore all this. This is not the basis on which elections are fought.”When Senior Advocate Rohatgi was reading out from a judgement Justice Chandrachud, smilingly, commented:” when a lawyer reads a line from a decision, the judge instinctively goes back to the previous lines.”Next Story
iStock(OXFORD, Miss.) — A 22-year-old Texas man is in custody in connection with the killing of an Ole Miss student whose body was discovered over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday.Brandon Theesfeld was arrested Monday for the murder of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial.He will make an initial appearance before a judge on Tuesday, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.It was not immediately clear how Theesfeld allegedly knew Kostial, if at all.Deputies were on a routine patrol Saturday at 10:30 a.m. when they found the body of 21-year-old Kostial in Harmontown, Mississippi, about 30 miles from Ole Miss, according to the sheriff’s office.Her cause of death has not been released.Kostial was from St. Louis, Missouri, and was studying marketing at the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration, according to the sheriff’s office and the university.Kassidy Desnoyer, who went to high school and college with Kostial, wrote on Facebook, “I’m so grateful that I got to know Ally throughout high school and we shared so many memorable experiences at Ole Miss together.”“From road tripping down to Oxford to being my Alpha Phi sister I will cherish all the memories we had together,” the message read.“She was the brightest light and always had a smile on her face,” Desnoyer wrote. “She truly was a ray of sunshine.”“We are truly saddened by the death of Alexandria Kostial,” University of Mississippi Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said in a statement.“Ally was a valued member of our campus community,” Sparks said. “We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and classmates, and stand ready to support them during this time.”Before attending Ole Miss, Kostial graduated in 2016 from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, according to the school district.“Our hearts are broken for the Kostials, and we extend our deepest sympathies to her entire family during this time,” Lindbergh Schools spokeswoman Beth Johnston told ABC News via email on Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,iStock(OXFORD, Miss.) — A 22-year-old Texas man is in custody in connection with the killing of an Ole Miss student whose body was discovered over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday.Brandon Theesfeld was arrested Monday for the murder of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial.He will make an initial appearance before a judge on Tuesday, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.It was not immediately clear how Theesfeld allegedly knew Kostial, if at all.Deputies were on a routine patrol Saturday at 10:30 a.m. when they found the body of 21-year-old Kostial in Harmontown, Mississippi, about 30 miles from Ole Miss, according to the sheriff’s office.Her cause of death has not been released.Kostial was from St. Louis, Missouri, and was studying marketing at the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration, according to the sheriff’s office and the university.Kassidy Desnoyer, who went to high school and college with Kostial, wrote on Facebook, “I’m so grateful that I got to know Ally throughout high school and we shared so many memorable experiences at Ole Miss together.”“From road tripping down to Oxford to being my Alpha Phi sister I will cherish all the memories we had together,” the message read.“She was the brightest light and always had a smile on her face,” Desnoyer wrote. “She truly was a ray of sunshine.”“We are truly saddened by the death of Alexandria Kostial,” University of Mississippi Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said in a statement.“Ally was a valued member of our campus community,” Sparks said. “We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and classmates, and stand ready to support them during this time.”Before attending Ole Miss, Kostial graduated in 2016 from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, according to the school district.“Our hearts are broken for the Kostials, and we extend our deepest sympathies to her entire family during this time,” Lindbergh Schools spokeswoman Beth Johnston told ABC News via email on Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, a Norwegian study has concluded Night shifts not linked to painNight shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to this study of Norwegian nurses. A cross-sectional study of 1,585 nurses looked at the reporting of pain in six regions of the body, and at the number and type of shifts worked over the course of a year, including so-called “quick returns”, where nurses are required to work successive shifts without a break of at least 11 hours. It finds that non-day time shifts are not associated with pain complaints, but that pain complaints are associated with insomnia and “quick returns”.D Matre et al. “Pain complaints are associated with quick returns and insomnia among Norwegian nurses, but do not differ between shift workers and day-only workers”, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, published online 5 November 2019.Sickness absence linked to effort-reward imbalance trajectorySickness absence rises amongst workers whose experience of the effort-reward imbalance changes over time, according to this analysis of Swedish employees. The researchers identified four trajectories of imbalance: a stable, low one (representing 90% of all participants), and three trajectories involving a change in the imbalance over time (a decreasing imbalance, an inverted U-shaped trajectory, and an increasing imbalance trajectory. A “sizeable proportion” of Swedish employees experience an imbalance between effort and reward, according to the researchers. However, the most favourable trajectory (stable and low imbalance) comprises more men and is characterised by better work-related characteristics than the others. All three trajectories involving a change in the imbalance between effort and reward were dominated by women and public sector employees. The less favourable trajectories were also associated with impaired health and a rise in sickness absence, in the decreasing and increasing trajectories.C Leineweber et al. “Trajectories of effort-reward imbalance in Swedish workers: differences in demographic and work-related factors and associations with health”, Work & Stress, published online 9 October 2019.EAP access for dispersed workersOperating an employee assistance programme (EAP) for dispersed and remote workers presents challenges. For example, this cost-benefit study of an EAP for education workers in South Australia, 40.2% of who work outside the major city of Adelaide, finds that the utilisation rate outside the city was 13% below that in Adelaide. However, it also finds that the return on investment amongst those using the service in rural areas was positive. All participants in the EAP preferred in-person counselling sessions rather than telephone-based ones, presenting a continuing challenge for regional and remote areas, where access to face-to-face services is difficult.T D Elson et al. “Cost-benefit analysis of an employee assistance program for a geographically dispersed workforce in South Australia”, Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, published online 24 October 2019.OH physicians’ research and teaching activityResearch and teaching are core requirements of continuing professional development for all doctors, including occupational physicians (OP), yet attention in recent years has focused on the declining UK OH academic base. This study seeks to establish a baseline of OP research and teaching activity using an online survey (18% response rate). It finds that 27% of responding OPs are currently actively researching and that 72% had taught at some point in their careers, of which 64% were currently teaching. The key barrier to taking on more teaching and research was a lack of time and opportunity, particularly amongst OPs working in industry, many of whom state that “commercial” demands take priority.D Lalloo et al. “Research and teaching activity in UK occupational physicians”, Occupational Medicine, published online 23 October 2019.Role of storytelling in injury preventionStorytellling, or “injury narrative”, is an effective source to use in setting priorities for prevention, so long as it is coupled with technical/scientific evidence, according to this Italian study. Narratives can promote a structured relationship between evidence-based knowledge and the experience of health and safety inspectors in the field. The study involved 60 workplace inspectors in north west Italy who were asked to write injury stories, including witness accounts exploring the critical issues identified in their investigations of incidents between 2012 and 2017. Twenty-two injury “stories” were selected for discussion during peer review sessions and transformed to form part of preventative solutions.L Fubini et al. “Injury narratives in occupational safety and health prevention in Italy”, Occupational Medicine, published online 2 November 2019.Work-related medical rehabilitationWork-related medical rehabilitation is more effective than general medical rehabilitation in producing a return to work, according to this German study. Work-related rehabilitation, using established guidelines, increased the proportion of patients returning to work by 5.8 percentage points, decreased the median time taken to return to work by 9.46 days and improved self-reported work ability by 0.38 points compared with common medical rehabilitation.M Bethge et al. “Effects of nationwide implementation of work-related medical rehabilitation in Germany: propensity score matched analysis”, Occupational & Environmental Health, published online 8 November 2019.Absence spells predict post-rehabilitation attendanceThe number of spells of absence an individual with common mental disorders (CMDs) takes before a return-to-work (RTW) plan is implemented affects attendance after rehabilitation, according to this study. The authors conclude that: “the number of previous episodes [of absence] was shown to affect sustainability of attendance after RTW due to CMDs, indicating that repeated previous absences are a significant prognostic factor”.M Mishima et al. “Number of previous absences is a predictor of sustained attendance after return to work in workers with absence due to common mental disorders”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 8 November 2019.Mesothelioma deaths dispersingThe concentration of mesothelioma deaths in UK districts associated with certain industries, including dockyards, is lessening, according to this longitudinal analysis. For most districts, age-related mesothelioma rates increased in the period 2002-2015, but the relative contribution from districts with a dockyard fell. Dockyards remain strongly spatially associated with deaths from the asbestos-related disease, but the strength of this association appears to be falling as deaths become more dispersed, the authors conclude.C J Reynolds et al. “Mesothelioma mortality in Great Britain: how much longer will dockyards dominate?” Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 29 November 2019.Hand-arm vibration and hand nerve functionExposure to hand-arm vibration has acute effects on those hand nerve functions that are sensitive to the grip force applied during the exposure, according to this study. For example, workers’ perceptions of vibration were significantly impaired after two exposures to vibration, where a higher grip force was applied during the second exposure. Grip strength, perception of touch and temperature were only significantly affected after the second, high grip force exposure.A Lofgren et al. “Nerve function impairment after acute vibration exposure”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 8 November 2019. Occupational health research round-up: January 2020By Sarah Silcox on 3 Jan 2020 in OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article No comments yet. 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