Silver Spring, MD – The American Nurses Association on June 26 released a set of voluntary standards for the development of safe patient lifting programs to help reduce the risk of injury among health care workers.
Columbus, OH – Each employee who smokes tobacco costs employers approximately $6,000 more per year in health care and productivity costs than non-smoking employees, according to a new study from Ohio State University.
Dallas – People who take statins to lower their cholesterol levels may be more likely to suffer musculoskeletal conditions, joint diseases and injuries, according to a study from the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System.
Elk Grove Village, IL – To help the aging workforce remain productive, employers need to establish a “culture of health” in the workplace, according to a new article from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and NIOSH.
Washington – A bill in Oregon that would require paid sick leave for workers would save employers in the state almost $11 million a year and lower public health costs, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy and Research.
Rosemont, IL – Medical treatment that restores physical function, such as knee and hip surgery, may help ease the monetary burdens of musculoskeletal disorders on American society, according to a study the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.