Healthy Business

Trigger Point Therapy Can Reduce Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain is a form of overuse injury that workers who perform repetitive activities can develop as the exercise exceeds their physical tolerance. Pain commonly arises in the arms, forearms or shoulders, and often becomes more pronounced without an obvious specific injury or change in ...
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Use of Violent Tools Can Result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Workers who use jackhammers, power drills or other tools that feature a significant amount of shaking over a long period of time can develop symptoms that collectively are known as hand-arm vibration syndrome, or HAVS. Symptoms such as muscle weakness, numbness in the fingers and a ...
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Combatting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Work-related injuries are not limited to traumatic events that send individuals to the emergency department. Every year, thousands of workers across the United States feel a tingling or numbness in their hands that just won’t go away. The condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome can ...
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Wound Infections Can Turn Serious If Not Treated

Attention to wound care is a primary consideration when it comes to minimizing the potential hazards of workplace injury. While usually not as severe as broken limbs or other more traumatic injuries, wounds nonetheless can have a serious impact on an individual’s health. A wound is ...
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Hand Hygiene is Especially Important When Exposed to Heavy Metal Dust

One of the most insidious workplace hazards is so sneaky that symptoms often are initially misdiagnosed because exposure happens over an extended period of time. Heavy metals, which can enter the body through inhalation of dust, ingestion and even skin penetration, can produce serious damage to ...
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Certified Medical Review Officers Provide Fair Drug Screen Reviews

Employment drug screens often are not as cut-and-dried as they might appear at first glance. Potential employees may have substances in their urine that signal an issue, but it takes some research by a certified medical review officer (CMRO) to make a fair determination. Separating the ...
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Job Safety Analyses Reduce Risk of Injury for Specific Tasks

Many tasks that workers perform every day feature some type of potential for injury. Identifying the steps most prone to safety concerns is the goal of a job safety analysis (JSA). A JSA integrates principles of health and safety into a particular task. Also known as ...
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Workplace Wellness Programs Generate Multiple Benefits for Employers

The topic of workplace wellness programs and their benefit to the organization has befuddled business leaders for many years. Quantifying the return on investment is a challenge that makes it difficult for some decision makers to justify the effort. However, research into workplace wellness programs consistently ...
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Employers and Physicians Work to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) afflicts workers in a wide range of industries, impacting safety and overall quality of life through the inability to communicate effectively. While largely preventable through a series of controls, NIHL inflicts thousands of workers to some extent every year. NIHL typically ...
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