Yearly Archives: 2019

New Employees Who Get Injured More Likely to Have Recurrences

A study at an academic medical center found that employees who experienced a work-related injury within their six months of employment were more than twice as likely to have three or more lost-time injuries for the duration of their tenure. Findings from the study, Do Work-Related Lost-Time Injuries Sustained Early in Employment Predict Multiple Lost-Time […]

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Summer 2019

Everyone has an obligation to help ensure healthy and safe workplaces. But to understand ways in which employers are considered responsible for protecting gig workers, it’s important to first define the employment relationship, which is a moving target. Other topics include flu prevention, regulatory updates and health promotion programs

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In Recognition of Labor Day

On Labor Day, we invite you to join WorkCare in deep reflection on the importance of protecting and promoting the health of the employees we depend on to sustain our businesses, families and communities across the country. We are currently experiencing – and anticipating a growing emphasis on – the implementation of Total Worker Health […]

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OSHA Updates Cotton Dust Standard

OSHA has updated its landmark Cotton Dust Standard 29 CFR 1910.1043, which describes how occupational spirometry tests must be conducted to protect workers’ respiratory health. Of particular importance are requirements for evaluation of worker spirometry results in medical surveillance paragraph 1910.1043(h)(2)(iii), mandating that National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) reference values and Lower […]

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