Category: Sherry Reson

Healthy Work Now Newsletter No. 6 – A Note Marnie Dobson & Peter Schnall 

A note from HWC Co-Directors, Marnie Dobson & Peter Schnall The world has vastly changed since our last newsletter (December 2019) as we face an unprecedented global pandemic. The coronavirus (specifically COVID-19, named after the year it was discovered) has changed our personal lives dramatically as we try to slow its spread, or “flatten the curve,” in order to prevent an overwhelming load of hospitalizations and deaths. For those families who have lost loved ones,…

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Letter to the editor re air travel published by JAMA

When Passengers Remove Masks Flying Remains a Risk Published Oct 1 Peter Schnall, Professor of Medicine | U of California at Irvine Airlines continue to make progress in improving the safety of passengers from contacting and contracting Covid-19. The filtered air in the planes is not the issue IF the planes have newer HEPA filters (not all do). Unfortunately, the main safety problem is that on an airline passengers remain in close proximity to each…

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Mayday, Mayday 2020: Workplace Mental Health, Stress and Injury Prevention

Mayday, Mayday is an internationally recognized cry for help. “Mayday” is a celebration of “the contribution of workers the world over… … and “the critically important subject of Workplace Mental Health, especially as we all strive to cope with the impact of the current global pandemic. This 5 week series…” draws speakers from across Ontario and beyond to highlight and share solutions to Workplace Mental Health, Stress & Injury Prevention with consideration for both the…

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MassCOSH COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide for Essential Workers

The Massachusetts Coaltion for Occupational Safety and Health is maintaining “Health and Safety Protections and How to Make Them Happen” for essential workers. Although there are feedback links, this is a read-only Google doc.         This guide was compiled by the MassCOSH Health Tech Committee, a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and is updated regularly to reflect the most recent information available in the field….

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Our New Webinar: Identifying and Preventing Work Stressors to Reduce Chronic Disease

On March 11, 2020, HWC team members, Drs. Paul Landsbergis, Marnie Dobson and Peter Schnall presented Identifying and Preventing Work Stressors to Reduce Chronic Disease: The Healthy Work Campaig n, a webinar hosted by the Center for Healthy Work, University of Illinois, Chicago, a Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence. See slides here. The full webinar – voice and slides- will be posted shortly. The Healthy Work Survey project is progressing. We are now working…

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What We Are Reading Now

Here’s what we are reading now “Chris Cuomo, Stay in Bed” (Politico, April 6, 2020) “Gaps in Amazon’s Response as Virus Spreads to More Than 50 Warehouses” (NY Times, April 5, 2020) “The Amazon Warehouse Worker Who Can’t Stay Home” (GEN/Medium, March 24, 2020) “Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines” (NY Times, March 30, 2020) What are you reading?…

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