U.S. HealthWorks Tips for Employers Regarding Worker Use of Wearables

The use of wearable technology is becoming a welcome development in many industries these days. Because of its potential to enhance and ensure employees’ health and safety, employers are urged to consider adopting the use of wearables to reduce emergency room or U.S. HealthWorks urgent care visits.

Smart watches, helmets, visors, and other wearables are designed to boost the efficiency of employees, especially those working in hazardous environments, such as the mining and oil industries. Prompting the development of these devices is this sobering piece of data: 2.3 million incidents of either death, accidents and work-related diseases occur globally each year. Knowing the various technologies in which your company can invest is a step towards better health and safety among your employees. Read more from this blog:


Physical and Occupational Therapy for an Ergonomic Office Makeover

As you regularly evaluate your company or business, what are the top reasons that make it less productive (and consequently, less profitable) than it should be? Are the existing processes in the organization a prevailing concern, or is the health of your workforce a problematic factor? One of the things you may least suspect that contributes to the problem is your office ergonomics. If it is a root of concern, then there are definitely solutions to turn the trend around.

The Little-Known, Huge Impact of Ergonomics

Ergonomics is not just a buzzword in industry of furniture industry. It’s not just an interior design consideration to make a room more aesthetically pleasing, either. Making your workspaces more ergonomic have plenty of benefits for your employees and your business in general. Read more from this blog:

Is It Possible to Decrease Employee Absenteeism with a Worksite Clinic?

Absenteeism can be intentional on the part of the employee, especially if the workplace is too stressful or if they want to avoid difficult coworkers or bosses. Some employees may also have personal problems or obligations outside work (such as caring for a child or an elderly family member), which compel them to take a leave.

However, in some cases, habitual absence from work is not necessarily deliberate. Some workers may be nursing injuries that have recurring effects (like back pain). Some employees may also neglect their general health, which makes them easy to catch bugs. Other times, there may be a dramatic spike in absenteeism when there is an outbreak of the flu, a viral illness, or some other contagious disease in the workplace. Read more from this blog:

Travelling Abroad this Holiday? Plan Ahead and Get Your Vaccinations

Depending on where you plan to spend your vacation, travel vaccinations could be a necessary aspect of your trip. This is especially true if you’re heading out to a tropical or exotic destination. Different countries offer different health risks, and will therefore require specific vaccines.

Proof of vaccinations

Many countries require you to show a certificate indicating that you’ve been vaccinated for a particular disease before you are allowed to enter. Wherever you’re headed, you need to ensure your immunizations are recorded on an official document. Ask for one from your doctor or travel health center after you get immunized. Read more from this blog:

Sports Physicals and Other Important Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Pushing yourself too hard during a workout, a hike, a sport, or any sort of physical activity can result in an injury that leaves you out of commission. If you are someone who is competitive, this is especially real for you. You are probably someone who keeps your eye on the prize and will stop at nothing to win. But without being too careful, an incident could occur and next thing you know, you are no longer able to move like you used to.

At U.S. HealhWorks, we want to make sure these sort of incidents don’t occur and that you can continue being physically active for as long as you want. This is exactly why we strongly promote sports physicals. In any case, if you are an avid athlete, you should be implementing an injury prevention strategy so you are never in such a situation. Read more from this blog:

Save on Precious Time and Money by Selecting Urgent Care Services

When a medical problem requires immediate attention, it can be difficult to discern if it truly calls for a visit to the ER, or if an urgent care clinic will suffice. Generally, an emergency condition is something that threatens a person’s life or can potentially cause permanent impairment. On the other hand, urgent care clinics can handle medical problems that, although not emergencies, need to be treated within 24 hours. Some of the conditions treated by urgent care include:

● Broken bones
● Sprains
● Chronic pain
● Respiratory illnesses
● Slips and falls
● Abdominal pain
● Minor cuts
● Vomiting
● Fever
● Diarrhea

If a medical problem is life threatening, call 911 so that the patient may receive the necessary immediate care at the nearest ER. If the condition is not a true emergency, a visit to the ER can be costly and unnecessary. Read more from this blog:

Flu Shots for Work Could Save Employees from Contracting the Virus

Did you know that each year, nearly 50 million Americans contract influenza? And, that more than 100,000 people are hospitalized because of the disease, with 36,000 dying from the virus? With the flu season lasting from October to March, it’s important now more than ever to help your employees fight the virus and avoid getting sick.

Your friendly occupational medicine providers firmly believe that prevention is the best cure for the virus and would like to share with you the four top ways for you and your employees to prevent the spread of influenza in your workplace.

Wash your hands regularly

No matter what type of business or industry you’re in, you and your employees need to wash your hands regularly, especially if you frequently come into contact with a large number of people. Read more from this blog: