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!

Making the Case for Integrated Health and Safety

Making the Case for Integrated Health and Safety

Uniting the traditionally separate functions of occupational safety and health, health promotion, and even health benefits management has always made good sense for employee and employer alike, but now there is an even greater sense of urgency than ever before. A unique confluence of social, economic and demographic forces is acting on the working population […]

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How to Maximize Your Occupational Health Investment

How to Maximize Your Occupational Health Investment

What is occupational medicine? According to Wikipedia, occupational medicine specialists work to ensure that the highest standards of occupational health and safety can be achieved and maintained. While it may involve a wide number of disciplines, it centers on the preventive medicine and management of illness, injury or disability that is related to the workplace. […]

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Lean Medical Innovation: Accelerate Continuous Clinical Practice Improvement with SaaS Solutions

Lean Medical Innovation: Accelerate Continuous Clinical Practice Improvement with SaaS Solutions

Moving Beyond Outcome Metrics The proliferation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), spurred by the healthcare industry shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance, has focused healthcare executives’ attention towards clinical outcome metrics. Yet the greatest barriers–individual clinician practices– remain difficult to manage within the population health clinical delivery value chain. The solution: leveraging software as a service […]

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A Prescription for the Workaholic Workplace

A Prescription for the Workaholic Workplace

Work-related stress can kill. Sometimes it kills quickly with a stress-induced heart attack. This technically categorizes work-related stress with other types of fatal exposures to notoriously hazardous substances such as hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide and arsine gas. Stress can also have a slow and insidious adverse affect on health – causing or exacerbating depression, muscle […]

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OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

A new final rule will allow OSHA to “nudge” employers into reducing injury and illness in the workplace by publicizing their data on the agency’s website. As of August 10, 2016, establishments in certain high-hazard industries with 250 or more employees must electronically submit injury and illness information from Forms 300, 300A, and 301; establishments […]

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Industrial Hygiene Worksite Analysis Crucial for Health

Industrial Hygiene Worksite Analysis Crucial for Health

Every day, millions of people work in environments with hazards that can cause illness or, even worse, death. Many of these hazards—which can include a range of issues like chemical vapors, extreme temperatures, and poor ergonomic design–might not cause immediate adverse health effects but can cause life-altering problems over time. Furthermore, many workers are not […]

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