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Preventing Workplace Injuries Using Occupational Data In Medical Billing Records
2013-05-06 10:31:44

Drexel University Drexel public health researchers recommend use of existing federal standards for occupation and industry A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health. In a new article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the researchers call on industry, occupational...

2012-04-24 23:22:23

The rate of workplace deaths in Michigan remained steady in 2011, as 141 workers died on the job compared with 145 in 2010, according to an annual report from Michigan State University. The construction industry had the most deaths at 24, while the agriculture industry had the second most at 22, according to the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE. The program — administered by MSU's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, part of...

2011-08-17 22:22:38

Airborne latex allergens spread by cornstarch used to powder gloves Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin investigating latex allergy in health care workers have demonstrated the most effective public health strategy to prevent allergic sensitization is by stopping the use of powdered latex gloves. Previous medical studies pointed out this association of latex allergy to powdered latex glove use but were not able to completely confirm this link in specific workers. Reducing the use...

2011-06-16 06:22:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study suggests that while medication adherence is a critical element in reducing the impact of illness, employers should view it as just one of multiple components that are needed in strategic employee disease-management initiatives. The study, published this week in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), suggests that individual health risks and comorbidity - that is, the presence of more than one chronic disease -...

2010-11-10 00:56:23

Some scholars estimate that presenteeism, a relatively recent buzzword that applies to people who are less productive at work because of health issues, costs employers as much as three times the dollar amount as absenteeism in terms of lost productivity. But researchers at University of Michigan believe those numbers may be inaccurate. A new opinion paper suggests that the tools for measuring and quantifying hours of lost productivity and translating those hours to dollars are unreliable and...

2009-04-29 16:50:00

Prevalence Decreased in One-Fourth of all Measured Conditions after Bariatric Surgery CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of more than 100 diseases and conditions than other employees, and those that had bariatric surgery reduced the prevalence of one-quarter of the diseases studied, according to a study of large employers in the February edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed...

2009-04-14 14:00:21

Poor health among workers is far costlier to U.S. employers than they realize, affecting their productivity and bottom line, researchers say. The researchers of the multiyear study of 10 organizations employing more than 150,000 workers analyzed more than 1.1 million medical and pharmacy claims. The study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, finds that when considering medical and drug costs alone, the top five conditions driving costs are cancer, other than...


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