When Heat Stress Strikes

Your body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating just isn't enough. Your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels and you can develop a heat-related illness, which can become serious or even deadly if unattended.

BarnesCare Leads the Way With DOT Certification

Starting in 2014, all medical examiners issuing medical certificates for commercial motor vehicle drivers must be certified and listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). “I am happy to report that 100 percent of our BarnesCare medical staff has completed the NRCME certification requirements,” says Thomas Kibby, MD, MPH, FACOEM, CIME, BarnesCare chief medical officer. “We take our responsibility of certifying drivers seriously and we conduct each exam with respect for the individual and a commitment to public safety. Our full compliance with the new NRCME standard demonstrates our interest in continuing to serve our DOT clients with high quality examinations and customer service.”

BarnesCare Tests for Synthetic Drug Use
Despite their dangerous effects, the use of synthetic or “designer” drugs has been growing in Missouri and around the country. Synthetic marijuana, commonly called “K2,” “K3” and “Spice,” as well as a stimulant marketed as “bath salts,” pose an immediate and serious threat in the workplace. In an effort to prevent their use, drug testing laboratories have developed technology to detect metabolites of each compound. This testing is available at BarnesCare.

On-Site Health Screenings Promote Wellness

Health screenings are a key component in a wellness program. Workplace screenings help employees learn and understand key health measurements and risks. They can be a great way to kick off a new wellness initiative. Screenings can also be provided as an annual offering to engage employees and remind them that their health is important to your organization. 

Be Ergonomically Correct

Be Ergonomically Correct

Ergonomics looks at what kind of work you do, what tools you use and your whole job environment to find the best fit between you and your job conditions.

Create a Culture of Health in Your Workplace

From the time your employees' feet hit the floor in the morning, the demands of the day just keep piling on. In addition to their job responsibilities, some may feel overloaded by household duties, family obligations and financial strain. It’s no wonder that for many, a home-cooked, balanced meal or a stop at a local gym may not be high on their priority list at the end of the day.

BJC Community Benefit Enhances Our Community's Health
Encouraging an active lifestyle and healthy eating for the young and old.
Got Water?

Water is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies. Blood is mostly water and muscles, lungs and brain contain a lot of water too. It makes up approximately 70 percent of our muscles and about 75 percent of our brains.

Kibby Named Chief Medical Officer of BarnesCare

Tom Kibby, MD, MPH, FACOEM, CIME, has been named chief medical officer of BarnesCare. Dr. Kibby has worked with BarnesCare since 2007 and has over 24 years of experience working in occupational medicine. “Dr. Kibby has worked closely with area employers providing expert care and consultation in workplace health and safety,” says Pat Venditti, executive director of BJC Corporate Health Services. “As chief medical officer, he will continue to focus on improving our quality of care and advancing our strategic vision.”

BarnesCare Now Offers Hair Alcohol Testing

Alcohol is the most abused substance in the world, and excessive use poses serious health and safety issues. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers approximately $81 billion in lost productivity. To help our client companies control these costs, BarnesCare is now providing hair alcohol testing.

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