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Help your employees prevent a flu epidemic

January 11, 2013 - Posted by Todd Hohn

Lately, everywhere you turn, you hear another news report that this season’s flu virus appears to be more severe and widespread than in years past.

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Topics: training, occupational health, Featured, healthcare, employee health, illness prevention, absenteeism, workplace wellness

OSHA announces new online Outreach Training Program providers

January 12, 2012 - Posted by Todd Hohn

We are excited to announce that UL has been chosen by OSHA as an authorized training provider as part of their Outreach Training Program. OSHA has been committed to ensuring that the caliber of their online programs match their dedication to the health and safety of employees and their workplaces.

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Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, occupational safety, department of labor

New OSHA inspection initiative focuses on healthcare

November 11, 2011 - Posted by Todd Hohn

We knew it was coming: OSHA has announced an initiative to crack down on healthcare industries by initiating special emphasis programs to address alarming injury stats in healthcare environments. Newly released data from The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that the incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries is increasing among healthcare workers. In response, Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, last week announced an inspection initiative designed to decrease workplace dangers to health employees.

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Topics: compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, hospital, employees, department of labor

Flu vaccination awareness

September 25, 2011 - Posted by Todd Hohn

While flu activity usually peaks in January or February, the flu itself is unpredictable. Although there are many different flu viruses, the yearly flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common that flu season.

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

Todd Hohn

Todd Hohn is the Global Workplace Health and Safety Director where he acts as the safety ambassador delivering on UL’s mission to promote safe living and working environments around the world. Prior to working with UL, Todd worked with both Predictive Solutions and CNA Insurance. Todd received his B.S. degree in Safety from Illinois State University and completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, as well as the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
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