5 Ways Health and Safety Managers Can Help Prevent the Most Common Injuries in Retail and Manufacturing

5 Ways Health and Safety Managers Can Help Prevent the Most Common Injuries in Retail and Manufacturing

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), or “ergonomic injuries,” are the most common type of injury in the retail and manufacturing (R&M) sectors.1 These injuries affect muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs and are typically caused by overexertion while lifting, pushing, pulling, and other actions required to move objects.2 In retail, the incidence rate for MSDs was 34.8%,…

Net Health Community Brings Healthcare Industry Peers Closer Together

Net Health Community Brings Healthcare Industry Peers Closer Together

Many EHR software solutions nowadays help those in the healthcare field provide optimal care to their patients as well as navigate their day-to-day tasks and responsibilities via a paperless format. But what happens when you have questions about certain features within the software or you’d like to interact with other professional experts who can provide…

The State of Respirator Fit Testing for Employee Health

The State of Respirator Fit Testing for Employee Health

In the U.S., the government requires employers to provide employees with protective respiratory equipment in industries where they may be exposed to contaminants, including infectious diseases.1 Ensuring these facial respirators fit is an integral part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidance on protecting employee health, so formal tests are conducted on individual…

How EH Executives Can Get Ahead of Employee Burnout and More

How EH Executives Can Get Ahead of Employee Burnout and More

Employee Health (EH) executives are responsible for the well-being of an array of healthcare workers, including those in the EH departments, where data on incidents, illnesses, and injuries are recorded and processed. While increasingly sophisticated hospital software has assisted in collecting and interpreting physical health and compliance data, executives face new pressure to deal with ever-growing…