The use of oral fluids as an alternative to urine for workplace drug testing was discussed at the federal level as far back as 10 years ago but it was never approved. Meanwhile, the use of oral fluids for drug testing has continued in the non-regulated workplace.
For the first time this year, UL will recognize an occupational health nurse for his or her contributions to maintaining the health, safety and well-being of workers on the front lines.
Employers who offer an employee assistance program (EAP) as a benefit of employment recognize that professional counseling and related services help their employees more expeditiously resolve personal problems that diminish their work performance.
It goes without saying that a lot of things that you don’t want to catch live in a human body. Employees in many occupations, including housekeeping personnel, emergency response team members, and healthcare workers (especially because of needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries) are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These pathogens include hepatitis B, […]
I’m at the gym. In yoga class there is barely a sliver of floor left to squeeze in one more mat. In spinning, every bike is occupied. To get on the elliptical trainer, I have to wait for a free machine.
It’s the time of year when prognosticators hold forth. I might as well add my voice to the chorus.
When I was picking up a rental car the other day, the clerk noticed on my form that I work for PureSafety. “I’m obsessive-compulsive when it comes to wearing my seatbelt,” he said. “I even wear it when I am sitting in a parked car…I suppose you care about that sort of thing.”
When he delivered the keynote address at PureSafety’s 2011 User Conference in Nashville, former Tennessee Governor Philip Bredesen presented a well-reasoned critique of President Obama’s health care reform plan contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Because he is a Democrat and has extensive health care experience in both the public […]
While flu activity usually peaks in January or February, the flu itself is unpredictable. Although there are many different flu viruses, the yearly flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common that flu season.
Participants at PureSafety’s User Conference this week will hear a lot about ways in which in human resource, health and safety professionals are working together to contain rising healthcare costs and enhance workforce productivity. One of the most critical components in this equation is the healthcare consumer: How do we compel employees who are not […]