Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

The face of occupational health and safety is changing. Many manufacturing facilities have realized that having a paramedic on-site has many benefits. Paramedics today are stepping into the occupational health setting by staffing on-site clinics and providing medical...
OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

A colleague recently received a pair of noise cancelling headphones as a gift during the holiday season. In an office surrounded by the buzz of phones, printers, and watercooler discussions of the latest binge-worthy shows; I decided to mask my jealousy by researching...
Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

As we sit around the table with friends and family this Thanksgiving listening to the stories, laughter, and maybe even the occasional groan-worthy dad joke (“What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? …… peach gobbler!”), we should be thankful for our hearing. ...
The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

The Effects of Crystalline Silica on Workers

Silica is one of the most abundant and complex naturally occurring minerals and the main component of sand.  Quartz is the stable crystal form of silica, while tridymite and cristobalite are less stable crystalline forms.  Crystalline silica becomes the...
World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

Can you hear me now?  The World Health Organization (WHO) is going to make sure that you HEAR all about it.  Puns aside, on World Hearing Day 2019, the WHO is releasing an app that will allow you to check your hearing from the comfort of your own home.  The app* will...