Occupational Health Center News

Here we grow again!

December 6, 2019

As the premier provider of occupational health services along the Gulf Coast, OHC is proud to welcome our three new Occupational Medicine physicians, Romarius Longmire, M.D., M.P.H.; and William McDowell, M.D., M.P.H.; and Kevin Michaels, M.D., M.P.H. With the addition of these outstanding physicians, OHC now has five residency trained Occupational Medicine physicians and an […]

Defining a Culture of Health in the Workplace

December 3, 2019

The November 2019 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine highlights an article defining the topic “Culture of Health in the Workplace.” The point is made that health promotion vendors appear to be rebranding the existing set of workplace programs without modifying them to align workplace cultures with health. Webster’s defines “culture” as “the behaviors and […]

Movember in November

November 25, 2019

The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Awareness and fundraising activities are run year-round by the Foundation, with the annual Movember campaign being globally recognized for its […]

Prevent the Flu: Get Your Flu Shot

December 14, 2017

Tis the season for giving, and the return of the flu. It’s official, the influenza virus has made its way back to North America and it has no plans of leaving anytime soon. The flu virus infects millions of Americans from November through March with January and February being the most active months. While the […]

Preventing workplace mistakes in Mobile, Alabama

Workplace Stupid Mistakes: Part 2

November 2, 2017

Stupid mistakes. We’ve all made them on the job—some just more costly than others. Oftentimes, the stupid mistake is a task the worker is trained to do correctly, has performed hundreds of time, and knows better than to do. So why do stupid mistakes happen? It’s not because a worker is dumb or doesn’t care […]

How to Create a Safety Culture in the Workplace

How to Create a Safety Culture in the Workplace

November 2, 2017

Creating a safety culture can be a difficult task to take on. Oftentimes, most everyone has a different definition of what safety means, making the ability to settle on one direction seemingly impossible. It’s also a topic that encompasses so many elements in the way a company functions—from how the company manages its employees to the way […]

Handling Hand Injuries: How to Choose the Right Work Gloves

October 26, 2017

When working in harsh environments, the first thought is usually to make sure you have the right equipment to protect the head, face, and body. But what about your hands? From chemicals to cuts, there are many workplace dangers that pose serious threats to your hands. Wearing gloves is essential to preventing potentially serious injuries. But, […]

Fact or Fiction: 4 Myth About Respirators

October 2, 2017

Respirators are a critical piece of safety equipment for those who work in environments with toxic substances. While their use may seem simple on the surface, a lot goes into selecting, using, and maintaining respirators. Here we separate fact from fiction and set the record straight about respirator usage. Fact or Fiction: Facial hair doesn’t […]

Avoid Heat Stress With a Prevention Strategy

September 21, 2017

There are many dangers to working in the heat. While people typically think about this problem during the summertime, heat-related illnesses are a problem many workers face every day, all year long. Heat-related illness is a general term for a number of conditions that happen as the result of working in a hot—or often humid—environment. […]

5 Ways to Avoid Head Injuries in Construction

September 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people sustain a brain injury every year in the United States. While many who experience a brain injury recover quickly and resume their normal lives, at least 125,000 are permanently disabled. One of the most dangerous work environments is the construction job […]

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