Schedule Your Workplace Flu Clinic Today
Influenza season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the best way to protect against the flu is to receive a vaccination every year. The flu shot protects an individual, but it also protects everyone around him or her. While doctors highly recommend vaccinations for children 6 months and older, the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions, everyone needs a flu shot.
The CDC recommends that people get their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as vaccine becomes available in their community. Vaccination before December is best since this timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest. The CDC continues to encourage people to get vaccinated throughout the flu season, which can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Over the course of the flu season, many different influenza viruses can circulate at different times and in different places. As long as flu viruses are still spreading in the community, vaccination can provide a protective benefit.
To help businesses, employers, and their employees learn about strategies for flu prevention, the CDC provides a toolkit, flyers, posters, and other materials to display and distribute in the workplace. You can download the toolkit here.
Services to Business has clinical staff avalible to provide on-site flu shot clinics to your employees. To schedule a flu shot clinic at your workplace, call Jason Bandermann, MBA, referral services manager, at 573-331-5825.
Free In-depth White Paper Focuses on Fire Code Reporting
A new resource has been released by ChemSW® to help ensure accurate fire code reporting. This industry white paper addresses chemical fire code requirements for the laboratory and other on-site chemical storage facilities so that organizations can satisfy regulatory requirements and improve safety for their employees, the community and the environment. “Best Practices: How to Ensure Accurate Fire Code Reporting of Your Chemical Inventory” clarifies this key aspect of laboratory and site safety by providing a close look at applicable fire codes and identifying ways to leverage industry best practices for fire code reporting integrity.
These best practices will enable you to:
- Identify chemical and hazmat inventory affected by fire codes
- Examine common points of failure in reporting systems
- Deploy risk mitigation strategies
- Address regulatory requirements
- Ensure reporting integrity
Click here to download the free white paper.
Employers Gain Insight at Business Health Summit
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business hosted its fourth Business Health Summit to provide area businesses with current training and health information to benefit their work forces. Click here to download the presentation materials.
The Business Health Summit was attended by more than 75 guests and featured award-winning speaker Ian Percy as the keynote speaker. Percy presented on leadership and explained how leading beyond solving problems allows you to see true opportunities that can release an unstoppable energy.
Saint Francis Medical Center’s occupational medicine physicians Glen E. Cooper, DO, MPH, MRO, and Dennis J. Straubinger, DO, MPH, MRO, along with neuropsychologist Stephan Jordan, PhD, spoke at the summit, in a presentation titled, “Returning to Work: From Bad to Good.” In addition, internal medicine physician, Philip E. Tippen, MD, a Saint Francis Medical Partner from Cape Medical Group, presented on obesity in the workplace.
“The summit provided a wealth of information that attendees can use immediately for the benefit of their organizations and employees,” notes Alex Ogburn, MBA, director, occupational health services. “We are pleased to complete our fourth year in providing our partners with the most up to date clinical and regulatory information.”
Mike Minicky, CSP, compliance assistance specialist with the St. Louis Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided attendees with information on how to establish a safety and healthy culture.
Hons. Lawrence C. Kasten and Maureen Tilley, administrative law judges, also presented statutory changes and related case law. Kasten and Tilley presented several situations for calculating permanent partial disability, which led to a discussion on compromise settlements and evidentiary hearings. The second part of their presentation focused on the details related to statutory changes.
To schedule a Saint Francis Medical Center physician to assess your workplace, call Jason Bandermann, MBA, referral services manager, at 573-331-5825.