Occupational Health Center News

5 Grossest Office Cold & Flu Habits

December 2, 2014

Tis’ the season for the office and workplace to be full of sniffly noses, scratchy throats, cacophonous coughing, and blowing noses. Germs, bacteria and disease are being spread all around the desks, common areas and work sites. Not only is this bad for hygiene and work productivity, sometimes it’s downright GROSS. According to infectioncontroltoday.com, the […]

Proper Use Of A Hard Hat. That’s Just Using Your Head.

November 14, 2014

We know that wearing a hard hat on the job is a no-brainer, but you might be surprised at the amount of occupational head injuries occur from the lack of wearing proper head protection. We want to make sure you’re protecting your most valuable asset, so here’s a quick refresher course on how to get […]

What Makes A Good Return To Work Program?

October 22, 2014

In the September issue of Safety and Health Magazine, Kyle Morrison wrote a great article on the issues related to creating, having, and implementing company Return-To-Work Programs and having employees return to work from an injury. Morrison writes, Successful programs can help lower employer costs, including workers’ compensation. We thought his information on creating a […]

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standard Violations for Fiscal Year 2014

September 29, 2014

The top ten most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2014 was presented by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs,  at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in San Diego, according to www.inddist.com. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. OHC has added […]

Big Changes in OSHA Recordkeeping Rules and Notification

September 23, 2014

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just revised the record keeping rules that employers must submit when there are health and safety incidence in the workplace. Previously when there workplace injury incidence OSHA only required covered employers to notify them when a fatality occurred. At the beginning of 2015 these will […]

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