Falls Prevention Awareness Day

With the first day of fall upon us, September 22, I & O Medical Centers would like to highlight Falls Prevention Awareness Day, also known as FPAD. FPAD is observed to help those in the community become more aware of preventative measures that can be implemented to provide a safe and accident free work environment. “In […]

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Tips to Beat the Heat

The OCC DOC’s guide to beat the heat Working outside is no easy task and it’s important to know how to stay safe from the heat we will experience this summer! Beat the heat with these 7 simple steps from the Department of Labor. Institute a heat acclimatization plan and medical monitoring program. Closely supervise […]

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Water Stations and Important Facts of Water

There has always been the stereotype of the water cooler being a place where employees go to gossip and waste valuable company time. On the contrary, there are many benefits to providing water for employees. The standard amount of water a person should be drinking daily is 64 fl. oz., and this number increases depending on one’s physical activity […]

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Presentation: Basic Accident Investigation

We want to thank everyone who attended our Spring Seminar… it was a great success! A special thanks to our presenters: John Parker with Vico Construction, Bradley Carofino, MD, FAAOS, with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, and Molly Foster, PT, MSPT, CMTPT with Tidewater Physical Therapy. If you missed our seminar, you missed a great opportunity to learn about the […]

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn to assist a person from physical and health hazards. PPE could be considered a barrier between a hazard and the person, but safety guidelines and proper safety practices are the foundation of protection before PPE. Once the risks and information are understood on how to minimize harm and danger through compliant safety […]

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Preventing Injuries in the Workplace by Using a Job Hazard Analysis

Sometimes employers may not feel that they can control the number of injuries in the workplace. However, there are tools that they may not realize are at their disposal to be two steps ahead of hazards and potential injuries. One such tool is the Job Hazard Analysis. This OSHA-endorsed approach to preventing injuries could ultimately save your company from […]

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Performance of Risk Mitigation in Excavations

John Parker Dir., Safety & Health/Risk Management – Vico Construction Corporation   Construction activities pose a plethora of challenges to many project stakeholders. From the design phase to contracting, insurance, legal, and statutory requirements, no one is immune from the inherent liability. Although each stakeholder has established responsibilities before the first shovelful of soil is overturned, […]

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