Occupational Health

Knowledge at Work highlights important occupational health & safety topics and occupational health issues in this category. Experts across the industry cover health hazards in the workplace, occupational health standards, occupational health risk, industry news, and more!

8 Tips from World-Class Wellness Programs

8 Tips from World-Class Wellness Programs

There’s nothing like a generous, corporate wellness program to get bright, talented techies flocking to your company’s door. Perks might range from a discounted gym membership, onsite health center to volunteering incentives and family-centered policies. But the general idea is that such schemes attract and retain talent, and act as a competitive differentiator. According to […]

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Get to Know Your Respiratory PPE

Get to Know Your Respiratory PPE

Respirators are crucial pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), necessary whenever airborne particulate matter might be inhaled into the lungs. Across a variety of industries—healthcare, construction, manufacturing, emergency response—respirators are used to keep workers safe. There are two basic types of respirators. The first type removes contaminants out of the air. These include particulate respirators […]

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Improving Ergonomics is Good for the Bottom Line

Improving Ergonomics is Good for the Bottom Line

Ergonomics, defined as ‘the study of work’, is gaining traction with more and more businesses as they look at design their needs to fit their workers, rather than forcing their worker’s bodies to fit the jobs that need doing. Of course, changing business-as-usual practices and operations can often require additional investment, whether through the modification […]

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Occupational Health EMR Crucial for Healthcare

Occupational Health EMR Crucial for Healthcare

Health records are all the same, right? Not if you’re talking about occupational health (e.g., workers’ compensation injury treatment and management, screening exams, medical surveillance, wellness/health promotion, and outpatient rehabilitation). OSHA mandates that occupational health records, which are controlled by employers, are kept separate and independent from non-occupational health records, which are controlled by patients. […]

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Using Injury Data to Improve Safety

Using Injury Data to Improve Safety

Every year, serious, nonfatal workplace injuries burden companies with approximately $60 billion in workers compensation costs. For these businesses, it’s important to gain a deeper understanding of the risks to prevent future incidents from occurring. The annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index lists the top 10 most common injury causes; this information can be a […]

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