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Job Reassignment Is Most Effective Strategy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive motion injury that is among the most common afflictions in the workplace. While typists and keyboard operators are the most likely to develop this painful condition, other job functions with repetitive motions also are susceptible. CTS can feature pain ...
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Local Experts Highlight Business Health Summit

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Attendees at the 2013 Business Health Summit will hear from local experts on topics ranging from healthcare reform and its impact on local providers to a variety of occupational health issues. This free event, sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business program, will take ...
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Physicians to Discuss Occupational Medicine Topics at Business Health Summit


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 ...
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Stay Hydrated and Keep Cool to Avoid Heat Stress


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 Confusion Seizures Loss ...
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Worker Fatigue Costing Employers Billions in Lost Productivity


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, ...
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OSHA Launches Initiative to Protect Temporary Workers


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 ...
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