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April 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK’s medicines regulator resumes onsite inspections

The global pandemic saw the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) suspend its inspection program in January 2021. This decision was taken in line with government restrictions related to social distancing and travel. However,…

April 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
April 09, 2021
Mark Debus
MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead
7 simple ways to relieve stress

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. Whether you’re scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, paying for that unexpected car repair, or assisting your fifth grader with division, life can be stressful. And while it’s a normal part of life, t…

April 09, 2021 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead
April 07, 2021
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Reflection and celebration on World Health Day

April 7 marks the annual celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and each year since taking effect in 1950, the globally recognized day has aimed to create awareness around a specific health theme and …

April 07, 2021 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
April 05, 2021
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
Stricter rules loom over dietary supplement industry

As dietary supplements rise in popularity, consumer advocates, regulators and lawmakers have become increasingly concerned that the current regulatory system is inadequate to ensure the products on the market are safe. Millions of Americans rely on d…

April 05, 2021 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
April 01, 2021
Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
Behind the scenes with our nurse case managers during the pandemic

Many people are familiar with the role nurse case managers play in the return to work process. They review an injured employee’s medical records, coordinate and expedite medical treatment and procedures, locate the best medical care and physicians to…

April 01, 2021 by Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
March 30, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK Government intends to modernise product safety laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced plans to review and strengthen the UK’s product safety laws to ensure they are robust enough for the 21st century. This is largely because much of the current safety regime is ba…

March 30, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
March 29, 2021
Ton Schox
Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
Assessing container casualties from the Ever Given Suez Canal incident

As of 29 March 2021, reports suggest that the combined efforts from rescue workers of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), salvage experts and heavy equipment to release the 400m-long container ship, Ever Given from the shoreline have been successful. The…

March 29, 2021 by Ton Schox, Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
March 26, 2021
Joe Whitlock
Senior Industrial Hygienist Advisor, EFI Global
Using theatrical fogging technology in the battle against COVID-19

What is the common link between rock concerts, theft deterrent devices and SARS-CoV-2 indoor air treatment? Interestingly enough, it’s the technology. Here’s how it works Theatrical fogging technology works when liquid glycol is passed over a h…

March 26, 2021 by Joe Whitlock, Senior Industrial Hygienist Advisor, EFI Global
March 25, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Baby food manufacturers face scrutiny over heavy metals found in products

Many of the country’s best-known baby food brands contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals. While they may naturally occur in the environment, a new congressional investigation has found that they can cause serious and often irreversible dama…

March 25, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
March 19, 2021
Dan Ogale
Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
Virtual race across Canada

The dark winter months can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Factor in the lockdowns as a result of the pandemic and it quickly became more difficult for many to maintain a positive outlook. As we reflect on the one year anniversary of …

March 19, 2021 by Dan Ogale, Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
March 17, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
We heard from CPSC - Here are 5 things to watch

The list of regulatory and business uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new Biden administration continues to grow each day. But the 2021 International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s annual meeting and traini…

March 17, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
March 15, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Fruit and vegetables send European border controls into overdrive

Producers and their supply chains are all aware of the global trend that is being driven by consumers around wellbeing. Those in the food and drink industry play a significant role in responding to it. Consumers have cultivated a deeper understanding…

March 15, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
March 08, 2021
Michelle Hay (she/her/hers)
Global chief people officer
This International Women’s Day, choose to challenge the status quo

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call to action for greater gender parity and inclusiveness. Equity for women in the workplace is particularly impor…

March 08, 2021 by Michelle Hay (she/her/hers) , Global chief people officer
March 05, 2021
Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
Increased regulatory activity threatens businesses in 2021: Here’s what you need to know

As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, the lingering effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact the product safety and regulatory landscape throughout 2021 and beyond, according to the new Sedgwick Brand Protection 2021 State of the Nation Recall …

March 05, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant