Vitality Atlas Vol. 3, No. 2 Winter 2017

This edition features a cover story about employee health and injury prevention in white-collar workplaces.

Other topics include:

  • A humane approach to workers’ compensation claims management
  • Model program: Enterprise-wide employee safety awareness
  • Tricks of the Trade: Promoting a culture of health
  • OSHA regulatory update
  • Sticking to your resolutions
Vitality Atlas Vol. 3, No. 1 Fall 2016

This edition features a cover story about future workplace applications for wearable electronic devices.
Other topics include:
• Diet and genetics
• Adolescent worker toxic exposure risks
• OSHA’s updated Health & Safety Program recommendations
• Avoiding holiday Grinch syndrome

 

Vitality Atlas Vol. 2, No. 4 Summer 2016

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This edition features a cover story about leveraging data on work-related injury causes and costs to gain traction for your intervention efforts. Other topics include:

  • Skipping vacation – bad for business?
  • Wellness program parameters clarified
  • Complex jobs stimulate your brain
  • Workers’ comp coding changes proposed
  • Lawsuit targets OSHA recordkeeping rule
  • 10 tips for a mentally healthy workplace

In connection with the summertime newsletter, we’ve posted a helpful new Fact Sheet on Heat-Related Illness: Recognition and Prevention. WorkCare, Inc., specializes in worker protection, workplace injury management and other occupational health services in the U.S. and abroad. Vitality Atlas is part of our free resource library. Please send your comments and contributions to Editor-in-Chief Karen O’Hara: Karen.OHara@workcare.com.

 

Vitality Atlas Vol. 2, No. 3 Spring 2016

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Volunteering Promotes Good Health

Employers receive intrinsic and tangible benefits from employees who volunteer their time and expertise to worthy causes. Temporary work assignments in non-profit agencies also provide a feasible return-to-work alternative while “giving back.” Other topics in this edition:

  • Targeting sleep apnea in commercial drivers
  • Federal regulatory update
  • Long work hours linked to heart disease
  • New opioid prescription guidelines
  • Industries with hearing-loss risks
  • Do colors in your workplace affect mood?
Vitality Atlas Vol. 2, No. 2 Winter 2016

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Employees are often told to take charge of their own health and well-being by becoming well-informed consumers. In the winter 2016 edition of Vitality Atlas, WorkCare’s quarterly newsletter, you’ll learn why it’s important for employers and their occupational health partners to be active participants in consumer education. Other topics in this edition:

  • Early reporting reduces disability days
  • Preventing work-related head injuries
  • Regulatory updates for 2016
  • Chemicals in e-cigarettes
  • New Year’s resolutions for the workplace
Vitality Atlas Vol. 2, No. 1 Fall 2015

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In the fall 2015 edition of Vitality Atlas, you’ll learn about ways employers and workers are countering unhealthy effects associated with prolonged sitting. Also in this edition:

  • Tips for improving the claims management process
  • Clinical Conversations: equalizing work-life balance, protecting new nurses from injury, working in artificial light
  • Prepping for flu season
  • Top 10 OSHA citations
  • Workforce demographic trends
Vitality Atlas Vol. 1, No. 4 Summer 2015

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In the summer 2015 edition of Vitality Atlas, you’ll learn about OSHA’s new severe injury reporting requirements and why more employers are now subject to investigations. Also in this edition of WorkCare’s quarterly online newsletter:

  • Dealing with emotional aspects of safety behavior
  • Nurse case management gets results
  • Preventing and treating shoulder conditions
  • NIOSH funds state workers’ comp studies
  • Work-life balancing act a global issue
Vitality Atlas Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring 2015

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Introducing the Spring 2015 edition of Vitality Atlas, WorkCare’s quarterly newsletter, featuring a cover story on the impacts of marijuana decriminalization in the workplace. Also in this edition:

  • Plea for research to prevent work-related disability
  • Clinical Conversations: devices with a sense of touch, carpal tunnel syndrome contributors, disease management, hearing loss risks
  • Better pay/economy = happier workers
  • Regulatory update and a new OSHA report on injury/illness burdens
  • 2015 dietary guidelines
  • Springtime de-cluttering
Vitality Atlas Vol. 1, No. 2 Winter 2015

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In the winter edition of Vitality Atlas, WorkCare’s quarterly newsletter, you’ll learn about the costly consequences of dependence on prescription narcotics for pain in workers’ compensation cases and what employers, medical providers, regulators and others are doing to confront the nation’s opioid “epidemic.” Also in this edition:

  • Vitamins and nutritional supplements: Do you know what you are taking and why?
  • Steps for preventing the spread of infectious disease in the workplace
  • Clinical Conversations: An update on occupational health-related research
  • OSHA’s new recordkeeping rule takes effect
  • Lighter side of New Year’s resolutions

Vitality Atlas is a free resource published quarterly by WorkCare, Inc., specialists in worker protection, workplace injury management and other occupational health services in the U.S. and abroad.

Vitality Atlas Vol. 1, No. 1 Fall 2014

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In the inaugural edition of WorkCare’s quarterly publication, Vitality Atlas, you will find timely articles on:

  • Preparing for the 2014-15 flu season
  • How behavior affects health status
  • MRI-related cascading effects in workers’ comp cases and other clinical conversations
  • Four steps to achieve AED program excellence
  • Recommended EH&S resources
  • Why laughter is good for you
  • 4 elements (earth, wind, air, fire) and your health

Vitality Atlas is a free resource. Please forward it to your colleagues and invite them to visit our website. To contribute an article, letter to the editor or suggest a topic, contact Karen O’Hara, Editor-in-Chief: karen.ohara@workcare.com Click here to visit to our news page. To subscribe to our blog, click here.