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Germany: Coronavirus Information by BG BAU

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 10:49

The BG BAU (Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft/construction industry) provides various information material for protection against corona. Please find attached the links to the different materials. (Attention: Most of them only exist in German).

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Corona | Tools for small and medium-sized enterprises

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:17

This website  of the  Special Commission on Prevention presents international examples in 5 languages for small and medium sized enterprises in almost all areas of occupational safety and health. A new topical cluster on Corona has now been set up to support small and medium-sized companies on how to adress the COVID-19 at the workplace.

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ISSA Transportation Section: Information on Covid-19 protective measures in transportation in six languages

Submitted by btreichel on Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:33

The International Section on Prevention in Transportation, together with its member BG Verkehr, has produced five fact sheets on Covid-19 protective measures for various transportation sectors in six languages.

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Special Commissionon Prevention: Corona -Information Portal for SMEs

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:15

The Special Commission on Prevention  has set up a Corona information portal for small and medium-sized enterprises, which features a range of international views and examples: https://safety-work.org/en/topics/corona.html.

The website is available in 5 languages

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India: Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 Receives Presidential Assent - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - India

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:03

In wake of the COVID-19 crisis and nationwide lockdown, India has been grappling with unprecedented challenges that range from maintaining law and order, access to medical facilities, food, social security to availability of medical facilities. The newest hurdle to have joined this bandwagon has been a systematic increase in incidents of attacks and harassment of its nurses, doctors and other medical personnel. Fueled by paranoia and fear in an increasingly trying time, these ill-informed attacks seem to target medical professional who are feared to be carrying and spreading the diseases.

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Pandemic highlights disparities across states, injuries vs. illnesses | National Academy of Social Insurance

Submitted by btreichel on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:56

Published: May 2020
By: Jay Patel, Research Assistant for Income Security Policy

The U.S. workers’ compensation system in its current form is complex, opaque and fragmented. Unlike other social insurance programs, it is wholly administered at the state level, and there is neither federal oversight nor any federal mandate that sets out minimum standards. As a result, there is substantial variation across states in levels of both coverage and benefits. Moreover, compensation differs for job-related injuries versus illnesses.

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Vision Zero Webinars| Fundación Internacional ORP

Submitted by btreichel on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:43

The International ORP Foundation in cooperation with the Vision Zero Business Council has hosted a series of three Vision Zero Webinars. The  webinars have shown how important a participatory approach to safety and health at work really is during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three webinars are available on YouTube:

Webinar 1: Vision Zero in times of Covid-19 (I)

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New Vision Zero self-check tool: Wellbeing and teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic | Vision Zero

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:55

The japanese company IDEC, an Vision Zero Supporter who signed up on the Vision Zero website to promote safety, health and wellbeing, has developed this interesting tool to manage wellbeing in times of COVID-19. Leveraging the Vision Zero philosophy to ensure Safety, Health, and Wellbeing, this checklist tool is based on the 7 Golden Rules. It focusses on the Vision Zero aspects of wellbeing, such as a ‘lack of control’ or a ‘lack of social support’ while working remotely, as well as other factors that define wellbeing at home.

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