Understanding the use of face coverings, face masks and respirators

20 July 2020

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), in conjunction with the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and the Society of Medicine (SOM), has produced new free poster-style guidance for employers on understanding the use of face coverings, face masks and respirators, with the aim of improving understanding of how face coverings work and are used, and minimising the spread of Covid-19.

eBay portal for ordering PPE

1 June 2020

The Government has announced that from the start of June all GP practices, small residential care homes and small domiciliary care providers will be able to register on an eBay personal protective equipment (PPE) portal.

COVID-19 deaths — proof the virus is an occupational disease?

13 May 2020

New figures published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) linking coronavirus deaths to people’s jobs, have prompted some experts to argue the data is proof that the coronavirus is an occupational disease while others have claimed the figures speak to Britain’s “social class divide”.