Saint Francis Medical Center’s occupational medicine physicians will discuss how issues as wide-ranging as sleep apnea and pre-employment physical evaluations can affect an organization’s profitability at the sixth annual Business Health Summit.
This free event, sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business program, will ...
Heat stress is a common and dangerous issue for workers throughout the nation every summer. Heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion, and if unchecked, the more serious condition of heat stroke.
Some of the most common symptoms of heat stroke are:
Dry, hot skin without sweating
American employers are losing billions of dollars in reduced productivity from workers battling issues related to fatigue, according to a study published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Almost 40 percent of workers in a study of nearly 29,000 individuals suffered from fatigue, ...
Area business leaders will have the opportunity to learn how they can create a workplace where people choose to step up and take ownership when bestselling author and business leadership expert John Izzo, PhD, delivers the keynote address at the sixth annual Business Health Summit.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has directed its field inspectors to assess whether employers who use temporary workers are complying with safety responsibilities after new data revealed a sharp increase in work fatalities for contractors.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed contracted employees accounted ...
The risks associated with exposure to chemicals in the workplace place a responsibility on employers to protect and inform their employees of potential hazards.
Most experts agree that federal law does not adequately protect workers from toxic chemicals. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that became ...
When it comes to tornado safety at the workplace, recent history shows that merely being inside a business does not guarantee sufficient protection from nature’s wrath.
Basement rooms, preferably those along an exterior foundation wall, provide the greatest degree of safety from tornados. Organizations that do ...
The growth of the wind energy industry brings with it its own set of employee safety concerns. Many of the industry’s safety issues mirror those of other industries, while some are specific to wind workers.
Separate OSHA regulations govern the safety of workers during the construction ...
Backing away from the computer screen or mobile device is not an easy task for many people in today’s plugged-in world. While connectivity is a valuable tool in the work setting as well as private life, it brings a physical toll on the eyes that ...
Spring and early summer is a miserable time of year for allergy sufferers, especially those who work outdoors. While allergy symptoms are never pleasant, some of the medications designed to minimize those symptoms can generate potentially dangerous side effects.
Allergy medications – both over-the-counter (OTC) and ...