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The effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on employment is huge, as employees are urged to self-isolate, people are told to avoid social contact, and businesses implement government restrictions. The Covid-19 coronavirus is an example of an infectious diseases that has had a significant impact on business or led to public health policies that employers need to adhere to. This category also covers other infectious diseases that have affected workplace activities in the past, for example Ebola, MERS, SARS, swine flu and bird flu, as employers move to protect their staff and the public from potential infection or deal with the fallout of epidemics or pandemics.
23 Feb 2016
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has changed the way society at large considers, prepares, plans and responds to health...
26 Aug 2015
Seasonal influenza vaccinations are important for healthcare workers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Occupational health adviser Grant Ciccone...
Occupational health profile: Helen Kirk, professional lead (nursing and midwifery), Public Health England
2 Jul 2015
Among her many responsibilities, occupational health nurse Helen Kirk is leading a nursing revalidation pilot at Public Health England (PHE)....
18 Jun 2015
The ongoing threat of Ebola and terrorist attacks on journalists in the Middle East bring into focus the issues employers...
1 May 2015
Experience as an occupational health (OH) professional based in Singapore has led Grant Ciccone to the view that biological hazards,...
30 Oct 2014
Needlestick injuries (NSIs) are one of the most common injuries for healthcare workers. Clare Tregoning discusses what measures can be...
22 Oct 2014
With developments on the spread of the Ebola virus hitting the headlines, and world leaders calling on the international community...
29 Jun 2010
Political unrest in Thailand has highlighted the dangers companies face when sending staff to work in far-flung parts of the...
20 Jul 2009
With swine flu continuing to spread, more and more questions are being asked as to what employers should do to...
3 Jul 2009
With swine flu now officially confirmed as a global pandemic, what steps can be taken to limit the spread of the virus within the workplace? Joan Lewis and Linda Goldman report.
28 May 2009
As the number of swine flu cases continues to rise, what role should occupational health be playing in the workplace? Nic Paton reports.
1 May 2009
Swine flu is here in the UK, and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.There were three flu...
2 Mar 2009
1 What does an immunisation policy need to be based upon? a) Cost b) The qualifications of the OH practitioner...
9 Feb 2009
Occupational health has a critical role to play in managing an outbreak.
23 Jun 2008
The Health and Safety Executive has updated its guidance1 on pandemic influenza, including expanded sections on the nature of pandemics,...