In line with global trends the South African legislature has drafted the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill 2018 (“the Bill”), which is likely to be passed into law in the near future. The Bill prohibits smoking in any prescribed outdoor public place and, more importantly from an employment law perspective, at the workplace,…
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In a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can risk patient health and safety. CDC commends efforts by healthcare providers and systems, quality improvement organizations, payers, and states to improve...
CDC DIRECTOR: WHAT WE’RE DOING ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women. New, unfamiliar and mysterious threats […]
The American Society of Society Professionals (ASSP) has announced the ISO 45001 handbook will be completed by the end of 2019. The publication of the handbook will provide guidance on the consensus standard which was released last year. “It’s important for us to improve the usability of this groundbreaking standard,” said Barbara Libowitzky, head of...