Monthly Archives: October 2015

Private Employers Reported Nearly 3 Million Work-related Injuries, Illnesses in 2014

Private industry employers reported nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses at a rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2014, according to data released Oct. 29 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Among the findings: The total recordable incidence rate fell 0.1 cases […]

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Jonathan Szenics, M.d., M.p.h., Joins Workcare As Associate Medical Director

Anaheim, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2015) – WorkCare has announced the addition of Jonathan M. Szenics, M.D., M.P.H.,  to its Associate Medical Director team.Dr. Szenics comes to WorkCare from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn., where he served as Medical Director of Occupational and Employee Health Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in occupational medicine. WorkCare […]

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Desk Job Got You Down? Try Moving Around

I’ve been feeling self-conscious since doing research on the health effects of sedentary jobs for an article we published in the fall edition of WorkCare’s quarterly newsletter, Vitality Atlas.  It’s discouraging to be reminded it takes more than a lifelong commitment to exercise to compensate for a career that weds me to a keyboard and […]

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National Safety Council Urges Mandatory Prescriber Training on Opioid Painkillers

In a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Safety Council urges the DEA to require additional education and training for medical practitioners who prescribe opioid painkillers as a part of registration under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. “The most fatally abused drug today is legal and sitting in our medicine cabinets,” said […]

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