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Every month WorkPartners turn the spotlight on individuals making an impact and exemplifying excellence in the field of workers’ compensation. This month we sit down with Bonnie Stephens, Medcor Corporate Case Manager for the San Diego Zoo/Zoo Safari Park. Hi Bonnie. For over two decades you have managed workers’ compensation claims for one of the […]
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WorkPartners National City location
WorkPartners Occupational Health Specialists will open its newest clinic location in San Diego County on October 14, 2019. The new facility is located at 1510 Sweetwater Road, Suite B, National City CA 91950. “For all our South County partners who have entrusted us with the care of their employees and have endured the drive north […]
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Carrie Rostron
Every month WorkPartners turns the spotlight on individuals making an impact and exemplifying excellence in the field of workers’ compensation. This month we sit down with Carrie Rostron, Workers’ Compensation Claims Supervisor at Marsh & McLennan.. WorkPartners Spotlight August2019 – Carrie Rostron WorkPartners Spotlight July 2019 – Tracy Ward WorkPartners Spotlight May 2019 – Ken […]
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Ken Hernandez
Every month WorkPartners turns the spotlight on individuals making an impact and exemplifying excellence in the field of workers’ compensation. This month we sit down with Ken Hernandez,  former Director of Risk Management for San Bernardino County. WorkPartners Spotlight May 2019 – Ken Hernandez Carlos Luna -Risico Total Managed Care  Mark Pew – RxProfessor Glenn Thomas […]
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Being a worker advocate is not always easy, popular, or cheap. It is difficult, uncomfortable, and demands a lot of time. In this month’s featured article, Carlos Luna gives characteristics a worker advocate will usually possess and what position they take on policy impacting workers’ compensation. March 2019 The Worker Advocate  
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Deciding to have a wellness program in a workplace is more about doing than talking. Wellness programs are often implemented in a workplace, with good intentions, using a “build it and they will come” attitude. But sometimes they don’t “come” even though it was built. This month Mark “RxProfessor” Pew breaks down the importance of building a […]
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Contrary to what many may believe, the goal of ergonomics is not to buy expensive equipment, but rather to educate, adjust, and adapt the workspace for long-term safe daily function. This month’s article will address 2 popular questions: 1. Is ergonomics really going to save our company money? 2. Is it worth spending time and […]
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Trigger finger is a condition where the thumb or fingers lock when they are bent. Workers who perform repetitive activities are prone to developing trigger finger. In this month’s article, learn the causes, treatments and prevention of trigger finger. October 2018 Trigger Finger
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Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems encountered in the work environment.  Whether lifting a heavy box, cleaning windows, pushing a lawn mower, or scratching your back, our shoulders are used continually throughout the day to carry out numerous low and high demand tasks. Being aware of prevalent shoulder impairments allows employers to […]
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