|District Council 57|
New Guidelines for Early Treatment
Many of our members work in occupations that expose them to tick bites and the possibility of blood-borne diseases. Many more are hiking and enjoying the outdoors this summer and are susceptible to tick bites as well. Too many patients fail the standard treatments for early Lyme disease and LymeDisease.org, a leading national patient advocacy nonprofit, endorsed new guidelines published by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). LymeDisease.org Executive Director Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA, was an author and patient member of the ILADS guidelines panel. “The guidelines are both evidence-based and patient-centered,” Johnson said. Read more
OSHA Regulations Protect Workers & Jobs
Dr. David Michaels of the U.S. Department of Labor is still promoting the message that OSHA doesn’t kill jobs, it helps prevent jobs from killing workers.
AFSCME Safety Resources
Identify and Correct Common Workplace Hazards by Consulting This AFSCME Resource
Cal/OSHA Safety Resources
Workplace Health and Safety Links. List compiled by the California Department of Public Health - Occupational Health Branch. View Links
Safety Now! Becomes Statewide Movement to Reform Department of Mental Health
Workers from Five DMH Hospitals Gather to Plan Next Steps in Safety Campaign
Sacramento -- Safety Now!, the coalition of unionized Department of Mental Health (DMH) workers that was first organized to improve safety at Napa State Hospital after the murder of Psychiatric Technician Donna Gross, officially became a statewide coalition in Sacramento on May 4, 2011. The growing number of violent assaults on patients and staff at all DMH facilities motivated workers to expand the coalition beyond its original site in Napa. more
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