Occupational Health Fit Testing for OSHA

If you’re an employer who is subject to OSHA standards, you need to be sure you are compliant with OSHA and their Occupational Health Fit Testing. What is OSHA? OSHA stands for Occupational Health and Safety Administration. It is an agency set in place to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting…

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Spirometry Testing: What To Expect

A spirometry test is a pulmonary function test that is used to test your breathing ability and diagnose respiratory illnesses and conditions. Pulmonary tests are quick, easy, and completely safe. If you’re thinking about getting a spirometry test, or if your doctor recommended you get one, you probably have questions. We’ll do our best to…

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The Basics of Employee Background Screening

Generally speaking, employees understand that background screening can help ensure new hires are who they say they are, have accurately stated their experience, and have the work ethic and values that will fit into the company’s culture. They are also aware of the liability they face for “negligent hires” of persons they knew or should…

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Hair Follicle Test for Alcohol

When it comes to testing for alcohol, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Breathalyzer, which uses a breath sample to determine the blood alcohol content of the user. A Breathalyzer is a useful tool, but there are actually several different ways to test for alcohol, and one of those is the…

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What Doctor Should You See for an STD Test?

Getting tested for STDs is necessary for your health if you’re sexually active, but it can be daunting – maybe even a little scary. But there’s nothing to worry about. Getting an STD test is easy, painless, and in the majority of cases, non-invasive. If you’ve got questions, Blue Star is here to help.  It…

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3 Ways A Paternity Test Can Save You Tax Money

If you’ve got a child in your life who you’re not sure is biologically yours, you’ve probably considered getting a paternity test done. Paternity tests have plenty of benefits beyond the obvious – did you know a paternity test could even help you save tax money in certain situations? If you’re questioning the heritage of…

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Is That Your Kid? Post-Holiday Paternity Tests

Family get-togethers are typically expected to be joy-filled gatherings bringing together families who have been apart for days, months, or even years to connect and make memories for our lifetimes. Over the holidays, families sometimes gather from around the country, and the generations bond over traditions. American families tend to eat together, participate in traditions…

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What A Positive Covid-19 Test Result Means

We’ve written before about the importance of getting tested for COVID-19. But we know that if you are planning on getting a test performed, you likely have questions – particularly about what a positive COVID-19 test means for you. We’ve got answers. Read on for information about COVID-19 testing. What Does A Positive Test Result…

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COVID-19 Testing And The 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years on the way, it seems that we’re in for a second wave of coronavirus – possibly even bigger than the first. In fact, according to recent numbers, it seems that the second wave may already be here. Every state has increasing COVID-19 numbers, and the spread of the coronavirus…

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