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COVID-19 Medical journal editorial

An editorial in the journal Occupational Medicine has noted that a wide range of workers had ‘probable occupationally-acquired’ coronavirus, with 17 of the first 25 locally transmitted cases in Singapore (68 per cent) “probably related to occupational exposure. They included staff in the tourism, retail and hospitality industry, transport and security workers, and construction workers.”
Read more: David Koh. Editorial: Occupational risks for COVID-19, Occupational Medicine, published online 28 February 2020.

Workload and stress - Correction

This article first appeared in SafetyNet 522 - and regrettably, we mistakenly said the paper was written by Dr Lorraine Patterson..

In fact, the article Cold Indifference – is this the new normal? Inadequate support, a ridiculous workload and an appalling exit for a committed and seasoned Community Services Worker  was written, on the basis of her experience and observations, by Dr Lorraine Harrison.

We sincerely apologise for this mistake - and recommend that all our subscribers check out this very interesting article and provide feedback to Dr Harrison directly.

You might also like to check out her thesis, Feeling the heat: workers' experiences of job stress in the Victorian community services sector on the site.

 

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