Mother’s Day marked the start of National Women’s Health Week. With the theme, “It’s Your Time,” it’s not surprising I’m thinking about working moms. After all, I have been one myself for 25 years.
In last week’s blog, we explored the staggering statistics around workplace injuries and illnesses. The data showed that healthcare employees are more likely to suffer a work-related injury/illness than employees in sectors traditionally thought to be extremely dangerous — such as mining or construction.
In the past 3 years, we’ve seen a 42% increase in the number of workplace illnesses. In fact, 2010 data shows that 21% of all U.S. workers are hit by workplace illnesses.
Here at UL, we are thrilled that Joyce Hood is the first occupational health nurse to receive our new Workplace Health and Safety Stewardship Award.
As an industry observer who has interviewed hundreds of human resource professionals in focus group sessions across the country, it seems to me the contributions made by HR folks often go unrecognized, especially in smaller organizations where they are required to wear a pile of hats.
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.
Occupational medicine physicians who are willing to step into the spotlight have a window of opportunity to play an influential role in the way workers and their families will access healthcare services in the U.S. for years to come. Those who linger in the shadows are likely to regret missing this chance to demonstrate the […]
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 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 […]