Yearly Archives: 2016

Railway Safety Advisory Promotes Sleep Disorder Self-reporting and Treatment

A Federal Railway Administration (FRA) Notice of Safety Advisory published Dec. 5, 2016, in the Federal Register includes a recommendation for railway operators to review a safety advisory on the Effect of Sleep Disorders on Safety of Railroad Operations with all operating crews. The sleep disorder advisory, 2004-04 (69 FR 58995), was originally issued Oct. […]

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New Report on Carcinogens Lists Tce and Cobalt

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 14th Report on Carcinogens includes two newly reviewed substances with industrial applications: the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) and the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds. Five viruses that have been linked to cancer in humans also were added to the list. A listing in the report indicates a cancer hazard but […]

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Osha Recordkeeping Rule Subject Of Lawsuit

A coalition comprised of industry associations, employers and an insurance company has filed a legal challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding enforcement of its new electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required […]

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The Dark Side Of Transformational Leadership

The spring edition of WorkCare’s quarterly newsletter, Vitality Atlas, examines the employee health and business benefits of volunteerism. Volunteering time and expertise to help others is connected to an improved sense of personal autonomy and well-being. Conversely, employees who feel pressured by others to do more or have limited control over their work environment are linked to lower […]

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Rajy Abulhosn, M.D., Joins WorkCare as Associate Medical Director

  ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 19, 2016) – Rajy S. Abulhosn, M.D., has joined WorkCare as an Associate Medical Director and member of its consulting occupational physician team. Dr. Abulhosn is based at LEI Medical Group, an occupational medicine clinic operated by WorkCare in San Diego, Calif. He performs medical surveillance and other physical exams for a […]

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Osha Introduces Long-awaited Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Final Rule

A long-awaited final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust was released today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The final rule is written as two standards: one for construction, the other for general industry and maritime. Regulators, occupational health experts, and industry and labor groups agree that a […]

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New Species Of Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered

The discovery of a new species of bacteria (Borrelia mayonii) that causes Lyme disease was recently reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and state health officials. Until now, only one other species, Borrelia burgdorferi, was believed to cause Lyme disease in North America. Researchers at the […]

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