Safety

Disaster Recovery After Hurricane Michael

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The uncertainties of hurricane season are cause for concern in the states along the Gulf Coast, and we watch with anxiousness when the tropics show any sign of activity. When that activity proves to gain strength and sets a course that will inevitably cause destruction, we gather together to aid in relief of those who…

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Need to Qualify Your Workers for Hurricane Clean Up?

OSHA Testing | DOT & Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing | Employment Physicals Hurricane Michael has devastated Panama City, Mexico Beach and much of the surrounding area. ProHealth is READY to serve the affected areas by helping businesses vet qualified workers FAST with: On-site and after hours collection services Able to service Panama City &…

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ProHealth & DATIA in the Big Easy

The folks at ProHealth understand that in the healthcare testing industry, nothing is ever stagnant. Concepts, policies, procedures, and new ideas are always surfacing and changing, sometimes on a daily basis. This is why we put so much value in continuing to learn and grow, even after schooling is over and the job is landed.…

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Digging Up the Dirt on Tetanus Shots

It’s a beautiful day and you want to plant some daisies or impatiens. You gather up your tools: gloves, hat, sunscreen, tetanus shot – hold the phone, tetanus shots? It’s true – rusty nails are not the only way to contract tetanus (lockjaw). Believe it or not, if you should get a (supposedly) simple scratch…

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How To Survive High Deductibles: A Simplified Guide

Here’s a scenario for you: you have a head cold, so you go to the doctor. The doctor writes you a prescription, so you take it to the pharmacy. The pharmacy fills it, and your copay is $154 for a seven-day antibiotic prescription. Seems crazy expensive, right? You ask why it’s so expensive and the…

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Silicosis: A Silent Killer

Silica is everywhere: it’s in shoes, it’s in sealants, it’s in tools, and sometimes, it’s in the air we breathe. It’s so common, chances are you encounter it multiple times a day. There are many different forms of silica, and some of them can actually make you sick. One form is called crystalline silica. This…

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The American Opioid Crisis: Causes & Effects

“Opioid crisis”: Two words every American has probably heard many times lately. Our country is in the throes of a huge drug problem, and it seems to be one of the media’s favorite things to report on. But what exactly is happening? How did we get here, and can we fix it? Let’s start with…

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Who Needs a Tuberculosis Test & Why?

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of those diseases most people don’t think about unless they have to. It’s not really common enough to be a headliner like the flu, so it’s not one of those things that stays at the front of our minds. That doesn’t mean it’s not VERY serious if we get it, though.…

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Surviving Allergies This Spring

They say March roars in like a lion and right behind him… allergy season. Especially for regions in the country like Florida that rarely see snow, allergy seasons hits hard. As soon as the days start to lengthen, grass and trees begin to grow, releasing pollen to spread. As if we haven’t seen enough of…

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What does OSHA’s New Rule on Crystalline Silica mean for Businesses in Northwest Florida?

It’s never easy dealing with government regulations as a business owner. In fact, some regulations are downright headaches. However, we must keep in mind the intention of these regulations is to improve workplace safety. As of September 23rd, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put into effect OSHA 1926.1153 which regulates for crystalline silica…

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