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At Worker Care, we want to make sure our clients stay informed about their healthcare. Check out our news letter every month to learn ways you can stay healthy and prevent workplace injury.

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10-2-2021

Getting a flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic

L&I launches Return to Work Toolkit for Washington employers

Wondering why a return to work toolkit is necessary? For us at Worker Care, If we have the job description or a job analysis done by a vocational counselor, loss mitigation specialist, or safety manager, we can more easily tell if the individual can go back to their job of injury (JOI).

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09-2-2021

Tips to help you with Holiday stress

Emergency rule to protect workers who are exposed to wildfire smoke on the job. 

On July 16, L&I adopted an emergency rule to protect workers who are exposed to wildfire smoke on the job. This rule is effective from July 16, 2021 through November 13, 2021. Click the link below to read these new emergency rules.

08-6-2021

World kindness day!

WA State issues new temporary heat condition rules 

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has issued new temporary emergency rules for working in extreme heat conditions. Below you will find the information
about these temporary rules. Be smart and beat the heat! 

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07-5-2021

Getting a flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic

Worker Care VS Emergency Room VS Urgent Care?

A work injury is bound to happen at some point...But what qualifies as an actual trip to the Hospital? Sadly hospitals are getting overrun with injuries that can easily be treated at a medical location other than the ER. Below we created a list of injury scenarios along with where and when to go to help define what qualifies as an ER visit when hurt on the job.

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06-4-2021

Tips to help you with Holiday stress

Occupational Heat Exposure

This topic is nothing new but...it's always a good reminder as we sometimes can get relaxed on heat related topics. 
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There is a range of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Exposure can happen both indoors and out.

05-6-2021

World kindness day!

Secondary container labeling

The picture above shows how similar and easy it is to accidentally mistake this chemical for a Coke or Pepsi when placed into a drinking container. Perhaps you yourself or someone you know has done this very same action. But the fact is it happens quite often in the workforce, causing severe injury or death.  

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04-5-2021

Getting a flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic

TB VS COVID--is COVID winning?

TB remains the leading cause of death by a single infectious agent having killed approximately 1.4 million people annually. The fact that TB is preventable, as well as curable in the majority of cases, makes this all the more shocking.

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03-4-2021

Tips to help you with Holiday stress

Cholinesterase season

is here

With the spring season right around the corner, Cholinesterase season is too. It is always good to re-familiarize ourselves on the subject to make sure employees/companies are staying as safe as possible. 

01-5-2021

World kindness day!

AG SAFETY DAY!

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is presenting Agriculture Safety Day virtually this year for one low price! Take advantage of the same great workshops designed to provide a wide range of topics to increase your safety awareness, knowledge and competence. 

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01-5-2021

Getting a flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic

A lot of people wonder if they should get the flu vaccine during our current pandemic with COVID-19. The answer is Yes! 

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12-4-2020

Tips to help you with Holiday stress

When stress is at its peak, it's hard to stop and regroup or even try to prevent stress and depression in the first place. Below are some tips to help you through the stress of the Holidays. 

11-13-2020

World kindness day!

Finding ways to spread some kindness this month can help someone who is feeling down. Let's help make kindness the norm! 

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11-9-2020

Positive work environment 

Creating a positive work environment that all employees enjoy can help reduce work-related stress and promotes a mentally healthy workforce. The following suggestions can help companies create positive work environments:

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10-12-2020

Urine drug testing is changing

Urine lab-based drug testing has been the only specimen approved by the federal government until recently. Oral fluid testing is now accepted by the federal government and the Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly on the brink of adding oral fluid testing to follow suit.

09-1-2020

What type of face mask do I need? 

Depending on what your job and environment is like will play a big factor in what type of face covering you will need to wear. L&I has created an easy web based e-tool to help you choose the correct mask for COVID-19 prevention from your mobile device or computer.

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