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The cost of rheumatoid arthritis in the workplace

Study emphasizes need for effective management strategies
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Workers who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cost their employers about $5,200 more than those who don’t, according to a study in in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Bleeding money: how much does safety really cost?

True costs go beyond PPE, wages paid to safety dept.
By Phil La Duke

The unsafe workplace costs a lot of money. The financial magnitude of expenses incurred in operating an unsafe workplace must be understood. This examination of the true costs associated with poor safety uncovers how far they extend beyond simply counting the cost of safety glasses or wages paid to the safety department.


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Construction injuries, fatalities cost Maryland $712.8 million from 2008-10

Awarding work to companies with strong safety records would save state money
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Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost Maryland residents $712.8 million between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows.


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Motorcycle helmet laws save money, study finds

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Annual cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater (per registered motorcycle) than in states without these comprehensive laws, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 


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OSHA saves lives and jobs

“OSHA doesn’t kill jobs; it helps prevent jobs from killing workers.”
By Dr. David Michaels

I have been promoting that message since I became head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration almost three years ago. It is supported by empirical evidence—and now—it’s been confirmed by a peer-reviewed study published in Science, one of the world’s top scientific journals.


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A compelling business case for safety

By Phil La Duke

The Great Recession likely has forever changed Operations leadership’s view of safety. Gone are the days when safety professionals could lean on “it’s the right thing to do” to justify their actions and initiatives.


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Americans with vision problems could double in next 30 years

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Most of us expect vision problems to wield a monetary blow not only on people living with the condition but also on the U.S. economy.


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The OSHA scare tactics never end

By Dave Johnson

Certain consultants and attorneys make a practice of sending the word out that the sky is falling and here comes another onerous OSHA standard.


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Study: Obesity more costly than smoking

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Obesity adds more to health care costs than smoking does, according to a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Report: Small body fat reduction would mean big health care savings

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The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has released a new report, Bending the Obesity Cost Curve, which finds that reducing the average body mass index by just five percent in the United States could lead to more than $29 billion in health care savings in just five years, due to reduced obesity-related costs.


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