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Occupational Asthma: Is Your Job Making You Sick?

May 13, 2016

Did you know, workers can develop asthma if they are exposed to certain chemicals and substances at work? Work-related asthma, or occupational asthma, is more common than you think, it makes up an estimated 15 percent of the U.S. asthma cases. Occupational asthma is caused or made worse by exposure to chemicals, irritants or allergens […]

Don’t Fall For It…

November 11, 2015

Updated June 19, 2017 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) remains the agency’s most cited safety standard to date. Falls are a common cause of serious injury and death in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, there were 350 fatal falls to a lower level […]

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool | OHC

Stay Safe Without Losing Your Cool

August 11, 2015

Keeping cool is especially important in the scorching summer heat, and all of your protective equipment can really weigh you down. But before you start neglecting your personal safety, check out this gear to keep you cool and keep you working.   Cooling Towel Wrapping a cooling towel around your neck will not only keep […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite | OHC

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite

July 13, 2015

Workers, especially those that work outside, are at a higher risk for heat illness and exhaustion during the summer months. Proper hydration, rest, and some other preventive measures will keep you safe while on the job. Check out our tips to keep safe while soaking up the sun:   1. The recommended daily intake of […]

Customer Appreciation Crawfish Boil and Fundraiser for Becky’s Battle Day

April 13, 2015

Occupational Health Center & IWR Therapy Systems wants to say “thank you” to all our clients, patients, friends, and staff at our annual customer appreciation crawfish boil. Plus, we would love for you to come on out to support Becky Sellers fight against Cancer! Everyone’s spicy little mudbugs will be boiling, burgers will be grilling, and […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

March 24, 2015

March 23rd-27th is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), five days dedicated to preventing work zone fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. Since its launch in 2000, this campaign has significantly reduced work-related fatalities, and this year’s theme is the exact same theme used fifteen years ago at its […]

Eye Wellness and Safety in the Workplace

March 4, 2015

Sight is one of our most valuable senses — especially when it comes to getting our jobs done right. However, sometimes the workplace can put this precious asset at risk. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury, and nearly one million Americans have lost some of their sight due to a […]

National Burn Awareness Week

February 2, 2015

We are in the midst of National Burn Awareness Week, seven days dedicated to bring awareness to the hazards of burns, fires, and scalding. The focus of this first week in February is to make known the measures of preventing future burn and scalding incidents. Burns are among the worst injuries the human body can […]

Don’t Fall Victim to Workplace Stupid Mistakes

January 21, 2015

When we think about safety hazards on the job, our minds usually go to the scariest or biggest potential threats. But did you know that most injuries on a construction worksite are rarely caused by these bigger, daunting tasks? Actually, injuries are most often caused by the smaller tasks that we perform on a daily […]

What You Need to Know About The New Federal Truck Driving Rules

December 22, 2014

Earlier this month, the Senate passed an amended bill introduced by Senator Susan Collins that will undo the July 2013 changes made to the federal rules for truck driver working hours. This new amendment that suspends these former rules will be in affect until October 1st while federal highway officials study traffic and drive patterns […]

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