Monthly Archives: February 2015

Supporting a Push to Protect Injured Workers from Slide into Chronic Disability

By Peter P. Greaney, M.D. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is being urged by occupational medicine practitioners to place a higher priority on research aimed at preventing the conversion of work-related injuries to chronic disability. At WorkCare, we support their position. In a Feb. 9, 2015, letter to NIOSH, Gary M. […]

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Fda Issues Superbug Safety Alert Related to Scope Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an adverse event warning Feb. 19 on superbug infection risks associated with the use of ERCP endoscopes (side-viewing duodenoscopes). The warning was issued in response to reports of  CRE infections at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the latest in a series of occurrences tied to the use of duodenoscopes […]

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Planning to Apply to Uc? Make Sure You’ve Had Your Shots

The University of California (UC) system announced last week that it will require incoming students to be screened for tuberculosis and vaccinated for the measles and a number of other preventable, contagious diseases beginning in 2017. Systemwide, UC currently only requires students to be vaccinated against hepatitis B. In addition to measles, vaccination will be […]

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Niosh Invites Public Comments on National Occupational Research Agenda

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking public comments to help evaluate the impact of its National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Comments will be accepted until March 24. NIOSH is reviewing NORA’s second decade as it prepares for the third decade starting in 2016. Respondents are invited to describe significant successes and challenges associated with NIOSH […]

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