Thursday, May 20, 2010

USA - Unemployment And Health

Loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences.

Unemployment And Health

Australia - Violence Against Nurses

Research from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that three-quarters of nurses working in both the private and public sectors had experienced violence at work, but only one in six incidents were officially reported.

Violence Against Nurses At Work

Australia - Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Frequent interruptions experienced by hospital doctors result in less time and poorer care given to patients and increase the potential for clinical error.

Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

USA/India - Whistle-Blowers

Connecting with employees' emotions and personal value systems could encourage whistle-blowing in relation to to a range of work-related crimes and misconduct.

Whistle-blowers And Personal Values

USA - Workplace Health

Work-related Stress, Shift Work And Coronary Heart Disease - Updated Article.

Health Effects Of Work-Related Stress And Shift Work

UK - Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

Attitudes and motivations expressed by new recruits to the probation service were inconsistent with the UK government's current emphasis on probation as 'punishment in the community' and protection of the public rather than rehabilitation for the individual offender.

Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

UK - Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Recent research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) at the University of Nottingham found that small businesses employing less than 100 workers account for 65 per cent of new British jobs created in an average year.

Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

USA - Driver pre-screening

Motor carriers now have a faster and easier way to assess the driving and safety histories of prospective drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday announced the launch of the new federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), now available at The Pre-Employment Screening Program provides real-time data to help motor carriers review the crash and serious safety violation histories of prospective employees as part of the hiring process.

NIC Technologies Launches Online Pre-Employment Screening Program for Motor Carriers and Drivers at