BarnesCare Certified DOT Medical Examiners Keep Drivers Healthy and Safe

BarnesCare, the St. Louis leader in providing Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examinations for over 25 years, is pleased to have the following certified medical examiners listed on the National Registry.

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.

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.

Flu Shot Fact or Myth?

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching and more. It can lead to pneumonia and make existing health problems worse - like diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It also keeps you from bringing the virus home or to work to work and infecting others. There are some misconceptions about flu shots.

The Importance of Workplace Wellness
“The wealth of business depends on the health of workers.” 
-- Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization

The relationship between employee health and individual and organizational performance is more crucial than ever before. The facts are sobering. Tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity are creating challenging road blocks for businesses, individuals and medical providers.
Body Substance Exposure Hotline
Workers are exposed to many hazards in the workplace. One of the most disconcerting is exposure to infectious diseases. The risks for workers who come in contact with blood and body fluids include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The potential for exposure is increasing. Each year in the United States, an estimated 78,000 people become infected with Hepatitis B. There are approximately 25,000 new Hepatitis C infections, with 2.9 million people chronically infected and 40,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. annually.