Monthly Archives: December 2017

National Flu Health Advisory Issued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory to notify the public and medical providers about a spike in influenza cases. The number of states reporting widespread flu activity jumped from 12 to 23 in mid-December. According to the advisory, influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominate so far this season. In the […]

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Workplace Fatalities Increased 7% in 2016

There were 5,190 fatal work-related injuries recorded in 2016, a 7 percent increase from 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first time more than 5,000 fatalities have been recorded since 2008. By another measure, the fatal injury rate increased […]

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FMCSA Working to Restore National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports it is working to develop a manual process while its online system, the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners, is inoperative. The National Registry website went offline in early December. It was temporarily restored and, following a high volume of results submissions from medical examiners, “crashed” again […]

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Give the Gift Of Year-round Wellness

A gift of wellness has year-round benefits. Wellness refers to overall quality of life. Factors that influence wellness include physical fitness, nutrition and behavioral health choices. When you have a strong sense of well-being, you are more likely to be positive, productive and resilient at work and at home. Wellness-oriented gifts are thoughtful and need […]

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