Category Archives: Health & Wellness

The Gift No One Wants Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. Most experts believe that you contract the flu when an infected person coughs, … Continue reading

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OSHA Takes Aim at Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Water, Rest, Shade – OSHA’s Motto for Heat Illness Prevention Sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and sunstroke are all heat disorder symptoms that can be avoided by taking proper precautions. This summer … Continue reading

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by Laura Dietrich, CPE By now we have all heard the predictions that this winter will be a hard one, with lots of snow. Many of us have already felt it. Typically, the first snow fall will occur and most … Continue reading

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What happened to the good old days when fundraising meant a bake sale, car wash, or an auction of items gifted by parents, grandparents, or friends? There is a new craze in town and people are using “Duct Tape” as … Continue reading

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US Labor Department’s OSHA issues compliance directive to address flu prevention for health care workers. For the protection of frontline health care and emergency medical workers at high risk of infection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading

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According to OSHA what is an effective hearing conservation program for construction? Employers who are required to follow General Industry standards for Occupational Noise Exposure have pages and pages of requirements and guidelines that are published by OSHA.  It lays … Continue reading

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The Dodge Co. Inc. cited for 41 safety and health hazards. Formaldehyde and other hazards lead to $138,000 in U.S. Labor Department OSHA fines for embalming fluid manufacturer. OSHA has cited The Dodge Co. Inc. for 41 alleged violations of workplace … Continue reading

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  October 14, 2009 OSHA Statement re: H1N1-related Inspections WASHINGTON - To ensure the protection of frontline healthcare and emergency medical workers at high risk of infection with H1N1 virus, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will soon issue a compliance … Continue reading

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Flu is Already on the Move! Flu is reported in Kentucky to be widespread according to the CDC and state health officials. Liberty Elementary School in Oldham County, KY was closed for two days on September 25 and September 28 … Continue reading

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Scenario: Your business is in the middle of flu season and many employees are calling in sick. Two of the employees are claiming that they have been diagnosed by their doctors with the H1N1 flu. They say they contracted the flu … Continue reading

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