THU
11:56AM

Workplace lung risks posed by disinfectants, vegetables

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
A timely study, given the need to deep clean workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, has re-emphasised the strong link between occupational disinfectant use and developing asthma. Meanwhile, researchers have warned of overlooked risks faced by workers handling fruit and vegetables.
TUE
11:56AM

Non-slip-shoe trial slashes workplace slip and fall rates

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Journal articles - occupational medicine research, Research and reports
High-grip non-slip shoes can reduce the rate of slips by workers by about 40 per cent, making their use an effective injury prevention strategy where eliminating slip risks is not practicable, researchers from the UK's work safety regulator and other bodies have found.

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