We recently came across a study by Sancini et al. in Occupational Medicine purporting to be a meta-analysis of long-term injury rates in the construction industry. As the methods were anything but appropriate, we published a terse response in the same journal warning against using their results.
November 15 2012
We have invested quite a bit of brain power in thinking how we should best display reviews and protocols about, or atleast very much relevant to, occupational safety and health. The listing we have now produced covers not only reviews published by our Review Group but also all the OSH-relevant reviews our colleagues in the Cochrane Collaboration....
November 1 2012
Based on the review by Annika Parantainen et al., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the US have issued a joint safety communication. These US authorities...
October 22 2012
The number of people living with HIV continues to grow and in 2008 an estimated 33.4 million people worldwide are living with HIV. There is still no cure for the disease and pharmacological approaches to prevention as used in post-exposure prophylaxis or prevention of mother to child transmission are still not feasible on a large scale. Thus,...
February 23 2012
Moisture damage is a very common problem in private houses, workplaces and public buildings around the world and has been associated with adverse respiratory symptoms, asthma and respiratory infections of inhabitants.The authors of this new review, Dr Riitta Sauni et al, aimed to determine the effectiveness of remediating buildings damaged by...
September 19 2011