Workplace health promotion has potential to reduce annual medical costs 18%, study shows

Workplace health promotion programs have the potential to reduce average worker health costs by 18 percent, and even more for older workers, according to a study published in the January edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Jonathan Dugas, Ph.D., and colleagues with The Vitality Group, Chicago, combined data from two major studies […]

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OSHA reports violations at Hoover Dam plant

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) found 50 alleged serious and eight repeat safety and health violations during a comprehensive investigation at the Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, the agency announced in a press release. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, which maintains and […]

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Flu spreading across the U.S.

Influenza activity is high across most of the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Infection’s latest FluView report. The CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for people who have not yet been vaccinated this season and antiviral treatment as early as possible for people who get sick and are at high […]

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OSHA targeted inspections in effect for 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) annually updated Site-Specific Targeting Program aimed at workplaces that experience the nation’s highest injury and illness rates went into effect on Jan. 4. The program is based on a survey of about 80,000 organizations in selected high-hazard industries. New this year: the agency will be conducting a study […]

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