The safety of your employees in the workplace falls within the purview of your responsibilities as the head of the company. As such, it’s only right that you educate yourself about proper injury management for your organization.
Apart from the emergency and first aid measures that must be put in place, you are also supposed to be well-versed when it comes to the workers compensation system. This is so that you can ensure that you are fulfilling your obligations to your employees, while at the same time protecting the interests of the company. Read more from this blog:
Business owners have the legal responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees in the workplace by adhering to set standards or guidelines. Unfortunately, even with safety provisions and preventive strategies, some accidents and subsequent injuries may still occur and are simply beyond an employer’s control. Therefore, employee-centric companies do not only provide proper compensation to their injured workers, but also rehabilitative therapy to help them get back to work at the soonest possible time.
Common Workplace Injuries
According to the Wellness Council of America, a worker is injured every five seconds and every ten seconds a worker suffers an injury that can cause temporary or permanent disability. So what are the usual types of injury faced by workers on a daily basis? Read more from this blog:
According to a 2012 research study by the Integrated Benefits Institute, which represents leading U.S. employers and business groups, poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year, with $227 billion resulting from “lost productivity” due to illnesses. Therefore, as healthcare costs continue to rise, organizations are seeking new ways to control health-related losses and keep their workforce healthy. One key solution that employers are now investing in is an onsite clinic for their employees.
What is an Onsite Health Clinic?
An onsite health clinic, also known as a worksite clinic, is exactly as both terms imply: it’s a health facility that is located in or near the workplace. An onsite clinic offers medical and wellness services through a group of licensed providers, usually physicians or nurses from established health companies like U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, who serve as the primary care providers of employees and the employees’ dependents. Read more from this blo
Did you know that there are approximately 600 million international travelers with around 80 million traveling annually from developed to developing countries? Such a large number, along with the increasing reach and coverage of the transportation industry, led to the founding and establishment of travel medicine, or emporiatrics, a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention and management of diseases for international travelers, especially those who venture to tropical countries.
Vaccinations: First Line of Defense
Take note that traveling to rural areas or developing countries carry specific health risks that you need to research and ask about when you set an appointment with healthcare centers, such as U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, which offer travel medicine services. Read more from this blog:
Many people tend to take a break from their rigid workout programs once summer ends and the cooler fall season comes around. Layering and bundling replace bikinis and board shorts, and the drops in temperatures make it hard for most to stay committed to their nightly run schedule.
Despite these factors, however, fitness experts point to the fall season as the best time to get up and keep moving, especially because the holidays are just around the corner. If you think about it, this advice does make sense.
For many people, the difficulty to get back into shape in time for summer can be traced back to when they let up on their programs on account of the colder season. In fact, even sports physical therapists echo the sentiments of fitness experts in this regard. For them, there’s no better time to begin your new workout regimen than during fall. Read more from this blog:
It’s no secret that getting sick entails a lot of money to deal with. From doctor’s visits to prescriptions for medication, and even lost income due to absences, all of these add up to make a staggering annual loss for the nation in general.
In fact, a study published recently in Health Affairs confirms this as much by showing that as much as $5.8 billion are lost from simply having flu. With that number, suddenly the flu doesn’t seem so simple anymore.
Preventing the Money Drain
The flu does not have to be an inevitable especially once the flu season hits, though. There is one way to deal with it and that is through flu vaccination. Read more from this blog:
The flu puts an average American adult out of commission for a few days and cost as much as $5.8 billion in 2015, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.
This is a staggering amount considering that it’s “just the flu”. These costs, said the study, can be attributed to medical bills (visits and medications) and lost revenue for businesses as a result of reduced productivity on the work floor.
If you are an employer who has not looked at the flu as a serious threat or impediment to your operations, then this study should be a wake-up call for you. It’s time to rethink your workplace health program and make sure to offer flu shots for work. Read more from this blog: