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APR
2021

Workers’ Memorial Day Ushers in Protective Actions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day yesterday in recognition of Americans who have died on the job. Many work-related fatalities can be prevented when employers introduce appropriate controls, comply with regulatory standards, and treat workplace safety and health programs as a priority, officials […]

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APR
2021

CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Go Outdoors Without Mask

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance today on outdoor mask use for Americans: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. The CDC says fully vaccinated people should continue to follow guidance issued by individual employers. WorkCare’s occupational medicine physicians […]

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APR
2021

WorkCare’s Dr. Mason Harrell Recognized in Top Doctor Magazine

WorkCare’s Chief Medical Officer Mason Harrell, M.D., M.P.H., was recently featured in Top Doctor magazine. In the article, he elaborates on his personal life and an organization close to his heart, IDefine. IDefine’s mission is to provide a central community for families affected by Kleefstra Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, and other intellectual disabilities while […]

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APR
2021

NIOSH Research Agenda Identifies 9 Critical COVID-19 Topics

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published a COVID-19 Research Agenda as part of its Disaster Science Responder Research Program. The agenda is a high-level framework for planning and prioritizing the agency’s pandemic-related research. It corresponds with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Science Agenda for COVID-19. The agenda identifies […]

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APR
2021

New Travel Guidance for People Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated adults. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last recommended dose of […]

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MAR
2021

Dr. Mason Harrell Joins WorkCare as Chief Medical Officer

WorkCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Mason D. Harrell, III, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Harrell will provide clinical oversight for the company. Other responsibilities include guiding the development of WorkCare’s total worker health programs, consulting with clients, and collaborating with the company’s medical professionals and industry subject matter experts. […]

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MAR
2021

OSHA Launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, Updates Enforcement Plan

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus enforcement efforts on companies that put workers at serious risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The program also targets employers who have reportedly retaliated against workers for complaints about unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or for exercising […]

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MAR
2021

WorkCare Receives ABOHN Employer Recognition Award

WorkCare, Inc., has received the prestigious American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) Employer Recognition Award for 2020. WorkCare will be recognized when the award is presented at the 2021 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses virtual national conference on April 14. The ABOHN Employer Recognition Award is given annually to a company that demonstrates […]

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