What is OSHA? All You Need to Know About Occupational Health

What is OSHA? All You Need to Know About Occupational Health

It seems as if you have stumbled across this blog looking for some answers. What do these answers entail? How about what occupational health and medicine really are all about. We know that occupational health and medicine may seem like a dry subject; however the understanding of it can lead to the appreciation and acknowledgment of those who ensure you health and safety in working environments every day. Let us explain how and why important it is as an employer and an employee to understand the field of occupational health.

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What is Oxycodone?

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a pain relieving medication that has recently become a very popular drug of choice for illicit users. In the medical sense, Oyxcodone is one powerful and amazing pain relieving drug for those who really need it. It is most commonly prescribed to patients to manage pain after surgery. Oxycodone has very similar qualities to morphine. However, it is unique in the way that it is a 24 hour time released drug. This time release attribute allows those who are in pain to feel constant relief throughout the day.

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Ladies, Lets Learn Your “Numbers” for a Healthy Heart

Ladies, Lets Learn Your “Numbers” for a Healthy Heart

The American Heart Association wants women to start paying attention to their “numbers,” numbers meaning certain levels within their body that should be monitored and checked regularly to make sure their heart is healthy! Some of the levels that are monitored include triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure. There is a chart that has been made for women to be able to keep track of their numbers so they are constantly monitoring what they need to pay more attention to, and how to get those levels to where they should be. To all the women reading this blog, it’s time to feel empowered! The chart below shows you what numbers are on target, and which you should stay clear of.

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How Workers Can Beat the Heat

How Workers Can Beat the Heat

There are many workers around our country and the world that are exposed to extreme heat conditions while on the job every day. It is hard enough to do strenuous work at cool, normal temperatures, but there are working conditions where intense temperatures are a common occurrence and manual labor is the titled position. Workers who are fairly new on the job and not experienced with high temperatures are the most at risk, as are those who wear heavy and bulky protective clothing.

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Methadone Alert: Methadone blamed for 30% of Painkiller Overdoses

Methadone Alert: Methadone blamed for 30% of Painkiller Overdoses

Many people today have witnessed someone they love, or known somebody who has lost their lives trough the battle of drug addiction. When you hear or think about someone dying of a drug overdose, you wonder what drug took control of that person’s life. Prescription pain killers are the number one cause of overdose deaths in the country. Methadone although only accounting for 2% of painkiller prescriptions in the United States causes over 30% of pain killer related overdoses, this is more than heroin and cocaine combined. Clearly, by hearing this one fact, you can tell how highly addictive and dangerous the drug methadone is.

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