Category: Health and Wellness

Prescription Drugs Are Driving Up Your Workers’ Comp Costs: What You Can Do

Do your workers have a problem with prescription painkillers? Odds are that some of them do—and that the number is increasing. Use of opioid painkillers like OxyContin®, Vicodin®, and Percoset® has increased throughout the United States since the 1990s, when new formulations made the drugs practical to use for long-term, chronic pain. The drugs are […]

New Concerns About Risks of Surgical Smoke

A new study finds that healthcare workers continue to be exposed to hazardous surgical smoke despite known practices that could reduce the risk. Keep reading for important information on this and additional hazards faced by doctors, nurses, and others who work in surgical settings.

Safety and Health for the Holiday Season

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited.