A former employee of Medicalodges Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against the skilled nursing provider, alleging that the company does not properly compensate workers.
We're hearing a lot lately about mandatory drug testing in the workplace. It appears that the Tennessee Supreme Court might be a good place to put such a requirement in place. The state's highest court recently upheld a bizarre worker's comp claim against a skilled care operator that defies logic, common sense, and perhaps even the law.
Healthcare workers have the highest rates of back pain and often experience low back injuries associated with lifting at a rate that exceeds those for workers in construction, mining and manufacturing! But most lifting injuries are preventable. Here are the tried-and-true rules for lifting with care, without hurting your back.