Routine eye exams are important for everyone, regardless of age or physical health. It is especially critical for employees whose job requires them to meet a vision standard. The eyes won’t usually tell a person when something is wrong, and when a symptom presents itself, it could already be too late.
A routine eye test done at a comprehensive occupational medicine facility can help identify early signs of eye conditions before becoming aware of any symptoms. The good news is that many of these conditions can be treated if identified early.
Who should get their eyes examined?
Law enforcement, rescue, aviation, and transportation are just some of the job sectors where having good vision is a necessity. In particular, employees who drive motor vehicles for a living need to have good vision to stay safe on the road. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2iKZc0O
Over time, advancements in industry and technology have significantly affected the way people spend their waking hours. Whether for good or bad remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure — while it was common for people in the past to spend virtually the entire day on their feet, the norm today is to spend that same amount of time sitting.
Modern day conveniences allow people to do much work without leaving their chair, from making phone calls, to writing emails and even participating in meetings via teleconferencing. Unfortunately, such a laidback lifestyle comes with a lot of inherent problems, with some having the potential to affect health. Since the body is designed for near perpetual movement, office workers need to get out of their chair from time to time and get moving. Your occupational health company highly recommends these five exercises that you and your employees can incorporate into the workday. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2iKWhFy
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: