Yearly Archives: 2019

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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Preventive Massage: First Aid, Not Medical Treatment

There’s a tendency to think of first aid as injury care, but it also applies to injury prevention. Under federal OSHA definitions, massage and exercise guidance are listed as first aid injury prevention measures. However, when a provider prescribes specific therapeutic exercises in response to a work-related injury or illness, it is medical treatment and […]

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Telemedicine is When Technology Touches You

By Brittany Busse, M.D., WorkCare Associate Medical Director – Telemedicine A general sense of ambivalence surrounds the use of telemedicine. There is a perception that a meaningful physician-patient relationship cannot be developed when the physician doesn’t physically touch the person in need of care. According to some experts, communications technology, in general, is impeding human […]

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