OccuCare Blog

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is very common, especially in people over the age of 50. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis may include…

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Injury Prevention

We all have aches and pains that resolve within 24 hours. The following are types of pains that are out of the ordinary, and may cause you to seek help.

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Expect the Unexpected While on the Road

With winter here, it is vital to protect yourself in the event of being stranded in your car. The following are items you should pack to be prepared for an emergency.

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Ways To Manage Your Stress

Stress is part of our lives, but do you know how to identify it? Better yet, do you have tangible ways to reduce stress? Here are some quick ways to identify both.

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Tips To Losing Weight

Losing weight comes down to one thing, consuming less calories than you burn in a day. Here are tips that are easy to do and will help keep the weight off permanently.

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Creating a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating right and exercising. Here are a few tips for leading a healthier lifestyle!

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Energy Conservation

Helpful tips to keep in mind to conserve your energy and improve your quality of life!

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Importance of Getting Enough Sleep

There is no place like your bed! This article provides quick tips to improve the quality of your sleep and the benefits you'll receive.

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On-Site Injury Prevention Benefits

Companies that utilize on-site therapists have seen as much as a 100% reduction in workers’ comp cases within the first year of implementation. However, the benefits extend beyond this initial goal, and both the employer and employee benefit greatly.

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Healthy Eating Tips

Eating a balanced diet helps us feel and function better. This article includes seven great tips that'll help you eat healthier.

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7 Summer Safety Tips

Summer is one of the best times to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Let’s get you started in the right direction with some great safety tips so you can enjoy the season!

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Gardening Benefits & Tips

Warm weather and gardening is right around the corner…we hope! Make sure to reduce your risk of an injury when gardening with these nine helpful tips.

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Injury Prevention Programs: How are my employees going to benefit?

OSHA first aid early intervention programs are all the buzz these days. OccuCare's owner and partner, Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE, covers what national data shows us.

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9 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Wintertime often leaves people with the Winter Blues — a term used for feeling down at this time of year. Here’s nine things you can consider to fight these feelings.

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Eliminating Workplace Musculoskeletal Injuries — Trends

Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE has years of experience working with companies to eliminate workplace musculoskeletal injuries. He now writes about the interesting trends he has seen over the years!

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What is Ergonomics?

Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE, breaks down ergonomics – the study of designing equipment, devices, and processes that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities.

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On-Site Early Intervention: Non work-related injuries Improving Health and Wellness

Tom Rothery, OTR, CFCE, writes about a recent visit he had at a company to help an employee dealing with a non-work-related injury. Read his recent post to see the results!

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On-Site OSHA First Aid for Work-Related Injuries

Tom Rothery's recent blog post brings light to high-level services geared towards reducing and eliminating medical costs. This read includes a real-life example showcasing the benefits of these offerings.

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Eliminating your workplace injuries

Looking to eliminate workplace injuries? Check out Mike Steinborn's blog post which discusses how you can significantly reduce workers' compensation costs.

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Opiates in the Workplace

Opiates in the workplace is a very important issue that affects companies both small and large. OccuCare's Medical Director, Dr. Ben Feinzimer, DO, MS, discusses this issue in his most recent blog post.

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The Frank Consequences of Outdated Job Descriptions

When is the last time your company took a look at your job descriptions? Our very own Mike Steinborn provides some great insight into outdated or incomplete job descriptions.

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Most Common Workplace Injuries Going into the New Year

Are you looking for the top solutions to help reduce your risk and overall work related injuries? OccuCare's Steve Ziccarelli provides some great insight .

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Pre-Shift Stretching Programs: Do they really reduce your work-related injuries?

Tom Rothery's, OTR, CFCE, Injury Elimination Specialist, new blog post discusses the importance and key points to implementing a successful pre-shift stretching program.

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Functional Employment Testing Onboarding Done Right

Did you know employee turnover can be as much as 50% in the first 18 months of employment? Vic Zuccarello’s blog covers the easy, cost-effective, and legal solution — post offer employment testing!

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Top 5 Work Related Injuries

In 2012 workplace injuries accounted for $60 billion in direct medical cost. Of this, ergonomic related injuries were 32.5% of this cost or a total direct medical cost of $20.4 billion dollars. Wow, $20.4 billion in ergonomic related injuries. Yes, billion with a B!

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Trends in Post Offer Employment Testing

Post offer employment testing has become very popular for companies worldwide. See what the latest trends are for POETs and learn about the tests you can provide to companies in your area.

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