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The Dangers of Injury-Reporting Retaliation

Published Aug 18, 2016 11:45:01 AM posted in Injury Reporting, OSHA

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What You Need to Know About Changing OSHA Requirements

Published Aug 15, 2016 12:13:41 PM

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For those businesses still wedded to paper-and-pen processes, get ready for a new wave of technological evolution. Big changes are coming to the OSHA reporting process, will your business
be ready? 

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Injury Prevention & OSHA Reporting Rules

Published Aug 9, 2016 11:30:50 AM posted in Injury Prevention, OSHA

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Recently, OSHA noted that electronic reporting will be mandatory for many companies next year, and that employers will be expected to file regular reports instead of providing information upon request.

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Spinal Fusions Don't Work

Published Aug 1, 2016 2:22:17 PM posted in Back Pain

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A spinal fusion is a surgery to permanently join together two or more vertebrae in the spine so there is no movement between them using bone from another area of the body or metal implants. Spinal fusions are based on a belief that continued movement at that joint level is what is creating the pain. Each year, there are nearly 100,000 spinal fusions performed in the U.S. But they are almost always ineffective for chronic low back pain and carry the very real risk of death and disability. This is a concerning problem1. Research does not show a distinct difference between a spinal fusion and a rehabilitation treatment for low back pain.

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Is There a Back Pain Epidemic?

Published Jul 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM posted in Back Pain

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Back pain has become so prevalent that it's unlikely that even small-business employers are unaffected at this point.

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I Heard a Pop

Published Jul 26, 2016 11:41:56 AM

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Many of us may have experienced an injury or event in which we overexerted our bodies and felt or heard a “pop”—seemingly coming from inside the body. Have you ever wondered what that was? Intuition may tell us “that can’t be good”. But what is the real cause of this noise, and should we be concerned?

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Infographic: Back Pain Strains Employers' Gains

Published Jul 20, 2016 11:18:00 AM posted in Injury Prevention, Back Pain

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Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity can be formidable. 

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How Injury Prevention Can Prevent Back Pain

Published Jul 18, 2016 4:25:44 PM posted in Injury Prevention

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Addressing Back Pain in Your Aging Workforce

Published Jul 14, 2016 11:55:23 AM posted in Injury Prevention

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Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity can be formidable.

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Injury Prevention Stretching – Worth It?

Published Jul 8, 2016 3:00:17 PM posted in Injury Prevention

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are injuries or dysfunctions affecting muscles, bones, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartliages, etc.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 2014 the leading nature of injury or illness was sprains, strains, or tears at a rate of 38.9 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.  The median required days away from work was 10 days for this group.

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