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!

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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