Winter and Its Workers - Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

Winter and Its Workers - Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

When winter rolls around the corner, we begin to prepare for the brutally cold temperatures that lie ahead of us. Everyone dreads it. Those who have to work in these freezing temperatures are no exception. Employees who are required to be outside for long periods of time, in areas of poor insulation or without heat have a high chance of being exposed to some sort of cold stress while on the job...

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It's Employee Flu Shot Time! How to Gear Up Your Office for the Flu.

It's Employee Flu Shot Time! How to Gear Up Your Office for the Flu.

Influenza, or more commonly known as the flu, has had its daunting grips on America and the World since 1918. In 1918, the influenza epidemic first occurred and took approximately 50-100 million lives. Naturally, as time has progressed, medical advances have lead us to trustworthy and effective vaccines that have trumped over these Influenza threats, leaving us healthy and strong to live our lives as we please.

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Flu Season Checklist: What You Can Do To Prevent The Flu

Flu Season Checklist: What You Can Do To Prevent The Flu

It is that time of the year again. Flu season is coming around the corner and is getting ready to knock on your door. Isn’t it suck a shame that this pesky guest does not understand how completely unwelcomed it is? Unfortunately, the Flu makes sure that its presence is known, however, it is time for us to make sure it realizes how unwanted it actually is! Follow this checklist and you are on your way to a Flu free year.

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Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: Which Costs More to Employers?

Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: Which Costs More to Employers?

To all employers, listen up! Whether you know it or not, there are factors that contribute to the success of your company that are riding on the very health of your employees. In fact, according to the CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey from 2007, when employees call in sick (absenteeism) it costs large employers $764,000 annually! That is a big number. However, what seems to be causing a bit of a storm in the workplace is the idea of presenteeism, which can be described as being present at work but not being productive due to health reasons as acute as the common cold or as chronic as heart disease. So let’s take a better look how absenteeism and presenteeism really affect the workplace, and what employers can do to make this decrease and make their employees happy and excited to come to work.

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The Role of the MRO (Medical Review Officer)

The Role of the MRO (Medical Review Officer)

In the field of occupational health, Medical Review Officers, also known as an MRO, are extremely important throughout the employee drug screening process. The MRO is a licensed physician who works directly with the laboratory and employer step-by-step ensuring that the data and results gathered by the drug screen are thoroughly examined and addressed. MROs can easily be understood and described as the glue that holds all of these important pieces of information together.

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