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Be alert to workers’ skin issues caused by chemical exposure

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hazard communication standard includes classifications for acute toxicity due to skin contact, skin corrosion/irritation and skin sensitization. A hazard that is not mentioned is that some chemicals can absorb through the skin at levels contributing to a

Young workers like those high-deductible health plans

The big boys are embracing health plans with big deductibles. Slightly more than half of large employers analyzed in a new report now offer their workers at least one high-deductible health insurance plan, underscoring a broad trend nationally toward such coverage.