SafeTutor: an educational training software against COVID-19
A Czech company has released a free of charge prevention guideline in the form of an interactive training software that explains virus spread prevention and contains tips and tests to inform workers and employers on how is and how to prevent COVID19 at work.
New WebApp on emotional health under COVID19
The Catalan Health Service (CatSalut) has recently launched a WebApp to help people to evaluate their emotional state and to determine their needs. It includes self-help and professional resources availble in the community. The App is based on PSTD Coach App from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and is included in CatSalut Emotional Health microsite
H-WORK website recently launched
H-WORK is a HORIZON 2020 project that has the aim to effectively promote mental health, along with policy recommendations for employers, occupational health professionals and policy makers. ENWHP is one of the fourteen partners involved in the H-WORK project coordinated by Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (Italy). As one of the partners @ENWHP invites you to visit its brand-new website and be attentive to its achievements.
COVID-19: Preventive measures for pregnant and breastfeeding women still at work
The Canadian "Centre d'expertise et de référence en santé publique-INSPQ" has recently published (27/03/2020) in its website a document with preventive measures and recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding women still at work.. This document will be periodically updated as the other documents for health professionals on COVID19 .
Webinar: COVID-19 - Reuse and Decontamination of N95 Respirators
In this webinar, the speakers will review the NIOSH/CDC guidance followed by a discussion of studies on and systems for the decontamination of N95s. The presentations will be followed by live, moderated Q&A.
The Webinar will be recorded. The recording and slides will be emailed to all registrants following the presentation.
Working at home: Cochrane Work review
Cochrane Work has identified and made available a special overview to the most relevant reviews for employers and those working at home due the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak. This overview includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions on the following topics:
Staying active, Optimization of the work environment, Prevention of eye problems due to computer use, Actions for pain of the lower back, neck, shoulders, arms.
Coronavirus and mental health
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be very stressful for people. In China, the level of stress gathered via questionnaire to 52,730 people showed that 35% and 5.14% suffered from mild and severe stress respectively. On February the Lancet published a rapid review of the evidence of the impact of quarantine. It's imperative to look after the mental health of the population. So, a lot of organizations has made available guidance for managing and mitigating stress, anxiety and stress. There you have some examples:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Managing anxiety and stress
- Mental Health Foundation Looking after your mental health
- Health and safety executive (Ireland) Minding your mental health
- Confederación salud mental (España) Autocuidado, rutinas y ejercicio
How to deal with COVID-19 at work
The European Health and Safety at Work Agency (EU-OSHA) has published in its OSH-Wiki a guidance designed to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff in non-healthcare settings on coronavirus. It includes information about the virus and the disease, how to help prevent spread of COVID-19, how to do with a suspected or confirmed case at the workplace, advice on travels and meetings, and where to get reliable information about this issue. You can also get more links and practical information at EU-OSHA new section "Coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) and occupational health and safety".