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"FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps"

Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. 522 more words


COSH Groups Support Petition for Fed OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

From the COSH Network Worker Safety News, August 2016:

In solidarity with labor unions representing millions of American workers, National COSH and local COSH organizations sent a… 61 more words


Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers

Tuberculosis (TB) now ranks alongside human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the leading cause of death worldwide from infectious disease, with >1.5 million deaths and 9.6 million new active cases in 2014. 355 more words

Association of increased influenza vaccination in health care workers with a reduction in nosocomial influenza infections in cancer patients

Frenzel, E. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online: 5 May 2016


  • We applied a multifaceted influenza vaccination program in a cancer center.
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05 (May 2016)

Facial hair – what about clinical microbiology technicians?

Lindeholm, Y.N. & Arpi, M. Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: 22 April 2016

In 2014 Wakeam et al. in this journal published their results from a cross-sectional study which compared facial bacterial colonization rates of potential nosocomial significance among 408 male healthcare workers with and without facial hair.1 All participants in this study had routine direct patient contact.

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04 (April 2016)

The Safe Haven That’s Not So Safe

The New York Times and This American Life recently collaborated to publish two harrowing accounts of Alan Pean, a hospital patient in Houston, Texas.  Pean went to the hospital seeking medical attention during a manic episode and was held overnight.   1,009 more words

On Labor

Equality for Mothers and Newborns on International Women’s Day

Written by Abbey Kocan, Executive Director of Kupona Foundation, and Erwin Telemans, CEO of CCBRT

This International Women’s Day, individuals and organizations across the globe are shining a light on the issue of women’s equality, and celebrating the accomplishments of extraordinary women. 588 more words