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Calculating employee injury, illness costs? Just add zeros

June 27, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

When a dollar sign is followed by a slew of zeros, it can be hard to grasp the implications in economic and human terms.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, return to work, occupational safety, injury prevention, EHS, illness prevention, absenteeism, loss control, employees, ergonomics

Wake-up call on disabling chronic conditions

June 18, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

The longer we live, the more important quality of life becomes to us.

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, healthcare, employee health, injury prevention, illness prevention, absenteeism, employees, workplace wellness, ergonomics

DART rates and nursing homes

May 17, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

In this installment of my series examining outreach letters that OSHA recently sent to facilities with two or more 2010 DART incidents, I’m looking at Nursing Care Facilities (NAICS 623110), commonly referred to as nursing homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses who, along with other staff, provide nursing and continuous personal care services.”

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Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, OSHA DART rate, absenteeism, workforce, employees, ergonomics, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor

Protecting your back

March 25, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Just because low back pain is a leading cause of disability and lost work time doesn’t mean you and your employer have to be among the sufferers. There are a number of ways to prevent the occurrence of this common and costly complaint.

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, employee health, injury prevention, ergonomics