What is a B Reader X-Ray and Why is it So Important?

A B Reader describes a certified doctor by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They must exhibit proficiency in classifying x-rays of pneumoconiosis. In 2013, pneumoconiosis resulted in 260,000 deaths globally, up from 251,000 deaths in 1990. Pneumoconiosis is any disease of the lungs caused by inhaling dust, causing it to be […]

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Safety with Respirable Silica

Be diligent about your safety when working with respirable silica! It could save your life. What is crystalline silica? This is a basic component of concrete, sand, granite and many other materials. If you work with sand blasting, glass etching, painting, jackhammers, asphalt, paving, ceramic manufacturing, tool and die, or construction — just to name […]

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Hazmat Surveillance

Hampton Roads is a home to one of the biggest shipyards in the United States and has a substantial amount of contactors fueling the maritime industry. In addition to the maritime industry, the construction industry and logistics industry are big players in our area. Since our clinics service several different industries, we must properly medically […]

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Fall Seminar 2017 Recap

I & O Medical Centers was very pleased with the attendance of our annual fall seminar “2017 Occ Talk”. Our speakers did a great job on presenting the topics and an even better job during the Q&A sessions. If you missed the event in its entirety or want to use the seminar as a reference, […]

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OSHA New Silica Standard

It is our duty as a medical resource for our clients to update and advise companies about the new standards that improve workplace safety. Many companies that we have the honor of servicing here at I&O Medical Centers dedicate their expertise and professional workforce to industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and construction. With these occupations […]

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