Yearly Archives: 2014

Most Pregnant Women Can Work Safely

Posted by Dennis Stephens, MD, ABFM, Associate Medical Director, WorkCare While the ongoing United States Supreme Court case Peggy Young vs. United Parcel Service (UPS) deals primarily with discrimination issues, it shines a spotlight on reproductive health in the workplace. About 75 percent of women in the workforce are of reproductive age, and more than […]

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New Osha Fatality and Severe Injury Reporting Rule Effective Jan. 1, 2015

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will require employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction to submit a report to the agency whenever an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. Under the revised recordkeeping rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA […]

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Small Businesses Have Potential for Big Impact on Workplace Health and Safety

They may be small, but they are mighty. Collectively, small businesses represent about half of private-sector U.S. employers. Between 1993 and 2011, they accounted for 64 percent of newly created jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sole proprietors and small companies (less than 500 employees) stimulate entrepreneurship and frequently function as incubators for […]

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Ohio Response to Ebola Case Provides Valuable Insights

Communities and state health departments can gain insights from Ohio’s recent response to a case of Ebola Virus Disease, according to a new study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The response required substantial time, resources and coordination among local health jurisdictions in 19 Ohio counties, the state health department, federal public health […]

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Suzann Vincent Joins Workcare,™ Inc., As Vice President Of Business Development

We are pleased to announce that Suzann Vincent has joined WorkCare’s management team as Vice President of Business Development. In this newly created position, Vincent is responsible for outreach and client retention in the large-employer market. Vincent has more than 20 years of relevant experience in workers’ compensation, safety and health care management roles. She […]

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Reasonable Precautions Help Prevent Spread Of Disease

Posted by Karen O’Hara, Director, Marketing and Communications The rapidly evolving Ebola outbreak has heightened awareness (fear) of infectious diseases. Even when exposure risk is minimal, it’s always a good idea to take reasonable precautions to help prevent the spread of disease in the workplace, at home and in the community at large. 3 Easy […]

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Cdc Revises Hospital Guidance on Ebola Prevention and Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tightened infection control guidance for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The enhanced guidance is centered on three principles: All healthcare workers undergo rigorous training and are […]

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