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Rhode Island healthcare workers given choice: flu shots or masks

October 25, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Rhode Island may be diminutive geographically speaking, but it is mighty when it comes to trying to protect healthcare workers and patients from the flu.

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, healthcare, employee health, illness prevention, hospital, employees, workplace wellness, workplace

Managing your time: keys to a safe & healthy workforce

October 17, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, workplace safety, Featured, healthcare, employee health, absenteeism, workforce, workplace

Workers' Compensation: De-stressing depositions in contested cases

August 27, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Bill Newkirk

I used to give weekly depositions on the status of patients who were referred to me for the resolution of contested workers’ compensation cases.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, worker fatigue, workforce, employees, human resources, workplace, OSHA recordkeeping

Population health management puts workplace front and center

August 07, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Heinz 57. Thirty-one flavors. Eleven herbs and spices. Formula 409. Onsite clinics.

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, healthcare, employee health, injury prevention, illness prevention, worker fatigue, absenteeism, workforce, employees, workplace wellness, workplace

Applying Lean principles to create a healthier and safer workplace

July 31, 2012 - Posted by Juan.Amador

When I first heard the word “Lean,” I thought about it in the context of physical fitness – a perfect balance between fat and muscle.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, industrial, occupational safety, EHS, workplace

Occupational health nursing trends and opportunities

July 13, 2012 - Posted by Joyce Hood

Workplace health and safety is not just about being compliant with regulatory agencies. Although health care organizations are highly regulated and the hazards are diverse, caring for employees requires a “whole-person’ approach.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, return to work, employee health, injury prevention, illness prevention, hospital, human resources, workplace

It’s a whole worker. Why not use a holistic approach?

July 05, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

The Affordable Care Act debate reminds me of arguments in favor of and opposed to the coordination of occupational health and safety (OH&S) protections with worksite health promotion programs.

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

ROI in workforce health & safety: here we go again!

April 20, 2012 - Posted by Eric Glass

“Why is getting budget approval so difficult for our health and safety efforts?” That's a question asked by workforce health and safety professionals time and time again.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, healthcare, ROI, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, absenteeism, workforce, risk management, safety culture, workplace

Giving healthcare HR pros well-deserved accolades

March 14, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

As an industry observer who has interviewed hundreds of human resource professionals in focus group sessions across the country, it seems to me the contributions made by HR folks often go unrecognized, especially in smaller organizations where they are required to wear a pile of hats.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, healthcare, hospital, human resources, workplace wellness, workplace

Sleepiness at the switch, a transportation worker poll

March 12, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

As safety firsts go, this is hardly one to brag about…It turns out Steady Eddy, my quintessential pilot, may actually be Sleepy Eddy.

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Topics: training, wellness, occupational health, workplace safety, driver safety, occupational safety, injury prevention, worker fatigue, workforce, employees, workplace