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CHR Newsletter - February 8, 2018

The quality of CHR's services and the services provided by the clinics in our network is very important. Thank you for your feedback and support. Our clients say it best...

"I would verify that the overwhelming majority of occupational health professionals support CHR's excellence, integrity, credibility, and contributions to occupational health services delivery."

7 Ways to Prepare for Cough and Cold Season

While there's a lot you can do to help manage symptoms, preventing sickness in the first place is even better. When it comes to preventing the transmission of the cold virus, good hygiene plays an integral role. The full article explains seven ways to stop the spread of illness.

What's Ahead for Respiratory Protection in 2018?

2017 turned out to be a quite a year as respiratory safety needs came into the spotlight in multiple ways. It appears likely that the focus for respiratory protection in 2018 will revolve around two key areas. See full article for details.

Chemical Protection is Needed for Working Hands

A great deal of attention about chemical dangers in the workplace gets focused on inhalation as an exposure route, but skin contact - especially via busy hands - can also result in significant harm to human health. In fact, skin disease cases exceed recordable respiratory illnesses. Learn more here.

Changing the Focus of Eye Safety in 2018

When we take a holistic view of eye safety by considering the manufacturer, the products and the individual workers who rely on them, we can make great strides toward reducing occupational eye injuries. The new year is the perfect time to change how we focus on eye safety.

1/5 of U.S. Asthma Deaths Due to Workplace Exposures

In a report released by the CDC, researchers identified 204-389 potentially preventable deaths among adults that occurred annually between 1999 and 2016 that could be attributable to occupational exposures. The figures cited represent an estimated 11-21% of all adult asthma deaths.

How to Improve Lone Worker Safety

Social workers, security officers, delivery agents, realtors and other workers often spend portions of the day away from their offices, peers and the security available in those familiar locations. Safety applications and audible alarms can help lone workers communicate in an emergency situation.

Fidgeting at Your Desk May Burn More Calories than Using a Standing Workstation

Moving your feet back and forth while seated can burn more calories than using a standing workstation, according to the results of a recent study. Even small movements such as tapping your toes - called non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT - can help counteract a sedentary lifestyle.

Harsh Flu Season, Poor Timing by Restaurants to Oppose Paid Sick Leave

The 2017-2018 flu season has been a harsh one - The CDC classifies the prevalence of influenza as "widespread" in each of the 50 states. In the midst of this outbreak, certain businesses are opposing an intervention that would thwart influenza's spread: earned sick leave.

Who's Still Smoking? Report Highlights Populations at Risk

Although tobacco control measures have reduced overall smoking rates in the United States (from 42% in 1965 to 15% in 2015), a new report says several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates. View the full article for more information.

Emotionally Demanding Workload and Confrontational Patients Key Stressors for GPs

The emotional impact of their daily workload and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for family doctors, reveals an analysis of feedback from general practitioners. Read more from the online journal BMJ Open.

Occupational Health Research Round-up: February 2018

This month's crop of occupational health research papers includes reluctance to take sick leave, chemical-induced hearing loss, long hours impacting film industry health, and investing in health of shift workers.

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