health management Articles

  • Hormesis: considerations and implications for human health risk assessment

    The concept of hormesis as a phenomenon is presented, in the context of its evolving definitions. Predominant types of hormetic effect and potential examples thereof are discussed, focusing on chemicals. The potential for hormesis to affect regulatory approaches and several basic processes used in formulating risk assessment parameters, such as study design, interpretation of dose-response ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Outline of a public health risk assessment method

    An index for the integral characterisation of risk is necessary for improving risk management, comparing the effects of various practices on the environment and keeping risk as low as reasonably achievable while allowing economic development. Based on the previous concepts of public health risk assessment and radiation protection assessment and from the viewpoint of risk management, this paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Leveraging the Web for Environmental Quality, Health and Safety

    Untitled Document The principles of continual improvement from management systems such as ISO 14001 and Six Sigma are well known. Less clear ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • E-waste vis-à-vis human health and environment

    The social, economic and technological growth of a developing society has resulted in rapid product obsolescence which in turn has become a new environmental challenge – i.e., ‘electronics waste’ (e-waste). Electronic waste has not been a problem as long as there were a few computers or other electronic devices on earth. With the increasing use of computers/electronic devices, our planet has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information processing theory: implications for health care organisations

    Health care organisations have seen exponential growth in the volume of internal and external information which pertains to their operational survival. As such, health care administrators must find ways to manage this flow of information and minimize uncertainty. This paper examines the options available to health care organisations in light of Galbraith's information processing theory. Several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Health and Safety Initiative, Easier said than Done

    For those organizations seeking to successfully implement or modify their health and safety initiatives; some very basic facts need to be mulled over. First off, it is absolutely crucial to realize early on that the success rate of any change initiative has always been quiet low. In fact studies reveal that only 53 % of change initiatives are successful. The top reason why change ...


  • Improving Health in Ucayali, Peru: A Multisector and Multilevel Analysis

    We review the key determinants of health in Ucayali, Peru, identified by researchers, and, according to these, propose a set of tools to improve health in this area. Women and indigenous peoples are recognized as two vulnerable groups in the region that face greater health risks, and these are the main focus of the development of tools for health improvement. Also, the growing economic ...


    By Springer

  • The role of biomarkers in the assessment of aquatic ecosystem health

    Ensuring the health of aquatic ecosystems and identifying species at risk from the detrimental effects of environmental contaminants can be facilitated by integrating analytical chemical analysis with carefully selected biological endpoints measured in tissues of species of concern. These biological endpoints include molecular, biochemical and physiological markers (i.e. biomarkers) that when ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

    Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale themselves.  All of these have been ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

    Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs. As we talked about in our first post in this ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • GPR: a new tool for structural health monitoring of infrastructure

    Abstract Recent developments in acquisition methodology, data acquisition systems, post-processing software, and the availability of user friendly high-frequency antennas have enabled the GPR user to generate accurate three dimensional images of the interior of concrete structures. Four case studies are discussed with emphasis on output that is readily understood by the ...


    By SewerVUE

  • The information asymmetry and valuation effects on health care technology

    The asymmetry in information between the managers of a health care firm and the rest of the market is of particular importance in corporate finance. This paper studies the effect that information asymmetry has on the financial behaviour of for-profit hospitals during the processes of capital structure formation and accumulation of the wealth needed to advance their health technology. The results ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ASUG Environmental health & safety SIG – april newsletter

    Implementing GHS compliance activities into your organization is no easy task. Companies needto re-evaluate how their substances and mixtures are classified for each regulatory entity, countryand/or region and will likely need to re-issue several (M)SDSs and labels. There are serviceproviders who can help companies stay ahead of the GHS curve with solutions for identifying andmanaging the ...


    By 3E Company

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Keeping Productivity Up Throughout a Health Facility’s Transition

    Steve Carter of The Carter Group, a solution provider at the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2013, on healthcare facility transition planning. ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Hospital Waste Causing Havoc with Human Health

    Hospital waste has become a very important source of spreading infection in the society. It is not that it was not so earlier but the population explosion has reduced the natural barrier and made the spread of infection that much easier. Moreover the generation of waste – per-capita has grown exponentially. Hospitals of today, which were always considered a seat of healing, have become seat of ...

  • NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice

    Watch and learn with SHEilds explanatory video If you’re considering taking a Level 5 City & Guilds NVQ but don’t know what to expect or where to begin don’t worry, SHEilds has you covered. To make things easier for our students – current and prospective – we’ve collected all the key information in the video below, giving ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How do I get into Health and Safety?

    A Professional’s Journey from Zero to Health and Safety Hero Health & Safety is a continuously growing sector with more companies taking its implementation and management seriously. The optimist in me would like to think it is growing due to a moral concern about the safety of others and this is true in many cases, but it’s also true that Health & Safety is ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Asug Environmental Health & Compliance sig newsletter

    Welcome to the Environmental Health & Compliance (EH&S) SIG newsletter! The EH&S SIG is focusedon SAP users responsible for environmental, health, compliance and safety issues within theirorganizations. These issues include, but aren't limited to: product safety, dangerous goods, wastemanagement and the various xApps the compliment the EH&S module. For more information, ...


    By 3E Company

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