Occupational health management

Dec 15

What does a negative COVID-19 test mean?

Several COVID-19 tests available today are being used to return to work, for doctor’s office visits, airline admittance, and party acceptance. But, ...
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Dec 15
Dec 15

2021 focus for occupational health: behavioral health

In 2020, employers were swept up in the whirlwind of COVID-19 precaution, prevention, and preparedness. In 2021, it’s unlikely that the COVID-19 ...
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Dec 15
Dec 1

You think you have COVID-19...what now?

Everyday, we test people who think they may have COVID-19. Let's share our top tips. Keep this post handy in case you or someone you know begins to ...
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Dec 1
Dec 1

The pandemic that increased the opioid epidemic

While COVID-19 has distracted attention away from the opioid epidemic, it has not diminished. Rather, the number of people fatally addicted to ...
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Dec 1
Nov 9

The Bottom Line on Workplace Safety: A Culture of Safety Protects You and Your Workers

For the first time since The Octopus by Upton Sinclair, workplace safety has made the headlines throughout 2020. COVID-19 has refocused every ...
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Nov 9
Oct 15

Your employees need first aid training…and CPR and AED training

As we move into the New Year, businesses are scheduling out their training plan, deciding which items are priority for whom and when. One of the top ...
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Oct 15
Oct 12

New Hire and Return to Work Physicals: Protecting the company and the employee

A physical exam varies depending on the job and the time on the job. The purpose of a physical is to protect the worker from overexertion or strain, ...
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Oct 12
Oct 1

Importance of health screening during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 precautions at work help everyone stay healthy, but health screening, both before, during, and after the pandemic can help people know their ...
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Oct 1
Sep 29

Calculating ROI of Safety Programs in 2021: Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines

Safety programs that include drug testing, background checks, and occupational medicine are not new, and, for many businesses, are an essential part ...
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Sep 29
Sep 1

Increase workplace mental health by mitigating anxiety

2020 has been a stressful year. For many, it has not only been stressful at home, but also at work. Employers have always been responsible for ...
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Sep 1
Aug 25

Twindemic: How to combat it in 2020

"So beginning this fall, the US for the first time will have to deal with a flu season wrapped in a global pandemic. Or, as the headline on a recent ...
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Aug 25
Aug 14

Mental health needs during COVID-19

Mental health is something that employers take seriously year round, making sure their employees are happy, healthy, and safe, but during times like ...
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Aug 14
Aug 3

Tobacco in the Workplace

New technology brings tobacco back in house For the past five decades, tobacco use in the United States has been on the decline. Over the past 60 ...
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Aug 3
Aug 1

Heat Safety in the Texas Summer

As we jump straight into summer and 100 degree days, we need to focus and worry about the safety of our employees regarding heart safety and ...
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Aug 1
Jul 15

DOT Physical: Protecting the company and the employee

A physical exam varies depending on the job and the time on the job. The purpose of a physical is to protect the worker from overexertion or strain, ...
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Jul 15
Jun 30

BTE EvalTech: A better tool for assessment

The BTE EvalTech is a new piece of technology that gives companies, recently WSS, a new and comprehensive way to help customers evaluate and manage ...
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Jun 30
Jun 15

Safety Signage to Consider for Your Business

2020 brought us the re-establishment of signage as an essential aspect of any business. However, there are signs you should be posting other than ...
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Jun 15
May 6

Abbott's Open Texas plan & what it means for you

Read the Open Texas report Many Americans are ready to get back to work, and on April 27, Governor Abbott released his plan to Open Texas with ...
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May 6
May 1

Overexertion: A leading cause of workplace injury

According to the National Safety Council, overexertion and bodily reaction is the leading non-fatal injury event involving days away from work, ...
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May 1
Apr 15

Occupational Hearing Loss: The third most common ailment in the U.S.

About 12 percent of the U.S. working population suffer from hearing loss. Unlike the two leading conditions, hypertension and arthritis, hearing loss ...
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Apr 15
Apr 7

What do you do after a workplace injury occurs?

Workplace injuries are inevitable. In 2018, there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported and 5,250 fatalities, according to the Bureau ...
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Apr 7
Mar 12

Coronavirus Update

As of March 29, President Trump has recommended extending the social distancing guidelines until the end of April. Source An update from the DOT on ...
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Mar 12
Mar 1

The three Es of Workplace Injury Prevention

Education Engineering Enforcement of Policy Experts have long relied on the three Es of workplace injury prevention to guide businesses in protecting ...
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Mar 1
Dec 30

Workplace Safety in 2020: Are you prepared?

Many of us are goal setting this week. As business leaders, the line between personal and business goals sometimes becomes blurred. We aim to lead ...
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Dec 30
Nov 6

Occupational Health Management: Employee Health is your business

It’s 2019, and the U.S. economy is again in a cycle of low unemployment, which means that employers are striving to keep their current employees and ...
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Nov 6
Sep 12

6 Ways Scheduled Breaks Increase Employee Productivity

Many employees find it impossible to get away from their desk or find the time to take breaks during the workday. A survey conducted by a human ...
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Sep 12
Jul 11

What are the benefits of vacations for employers?

Vacation—a tricky subject, especially with business owners. Many business owners, executives, and managers avoid taking vacations because they are ...
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Jul 11
Jun 20

Do I need Occupational Health Management for my Business?

The short answer, yes. Regardless of your business type, you need an occupational health management program. The specifics may change; for example, ...
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Jun 20
May 14

Protecting Your Employees in the Houston Heat

It's summer in Houston, and that means heat and humidity are very real factors in many businesses in this part of Texas. At Workplace Safety ...
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May 14
Feb 26

The ROI of Occupational Health Management

What do you offer as perks for your employees that create a better quality of life? Some companies go over the top, and we’ve got a few examples for ...
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Feb 26
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