Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Proposal to Help Prevent Welder Pneumonia

By Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. However you choose to pronounce the acronym, it’s helpful to understand the origins of ORCHSE Strategies. The company was established as Organization Resources Counselors, Inc., in 1972 to facilitate industry understanding of governmental occupational health, safety and environmental policy and regulatory decision-making. Health, Safety and Environment was later added to […]

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Legislators Take Aim at OSHA Rules

House Democrats last week introduced legislation related to rules enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Michigan Rep. Andy Levin introduced H.J. Resolution 44, “Disapproving the final rule of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration titled ‘Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.’” The matter has been referred to the House Committee on Education […]

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Exploding a Marijuana Drug Testing Myth

By Jeffrey Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H. I recently reviewed the results of a urine drug screen (UDS) involving an employee in Maine. The lab report showed positive for marijuana (THC). I called the donor to conduct the Medical Review Officer (MRO) interview. Had this been a federal test, the interview would have been straight-forward. Since he […]

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