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Please enjoy our final 2011 issue of LiveWell @ Work. We hope you have a happy and safe holiday season. See you next year!    

Ten Legal & Ethical Ways to Avoid an OSHA Recordable

No other factor has more impact on work comp premiums, medical expenses, and Experience Modification Rates than OSHA recordables. Medical providers can help keep this factor in check by understanding nuances in how recordables are defined.

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Preventing Risk Factors of Office Work

Typically, a desk job doesn't incite images of potential danger or serious injury. But left unchecked, prolonged sitting can lead to discomfort, pain, and eventual injury. Simple steps can eliminate much of the risk of sedentary work.

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Benzodi-What-apine? Beyond the 5-Panel Drug Test

The majority of employers utilize a 5-panel drug test, although some prefer a larger testing panel to detect prescription medications and other substances. This article highlights 12 substance testing options.

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Stop Sticks to Stop Sharps Injuries

More than 385,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among healthcare workers in the United States. The STOP STICKS campaign focuses on raising awareness with the goal of reducing these preventable injuries.

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The Right to Light: Nicotine Testing in the Workplace

The negative health effects of smoking are widely known, and some employers are taking a stand against it. Pre-employment nicotine testing is legal - but should it be?

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