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Take Steps to Decrease Your Risk of Computer Eye Strain

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The amount of time today’s workers spend in front of a computer screen continues to increase, especially for jobs that previously may have focused solely on physical work. Eye strain from computer use can cause a variety of issues ranging from vision focus challenges to decreased ...
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Use These Lifting Tips to Protect Your Back From Injury

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A lot can go wrong when it comes to lifting, which is why this action is one of the most common causes of workplace injury. Learning the correct techniques for lifting and handling heavy objects can help prevent back pain and other serious injuries. Plan the lift – ...
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Here Are Some Cost-Free Ways to Promote Wellness In Your Workplace

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Businesses with little or no budget for a formal wellness program are finding ways to make their offices more health-friendly. In fact, introducing physical and mental wellness into a company’s culture doesn’t have to cost a penny. Depending on the type of work environment and safety ...
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Working Long Hours Are Probably Doing You More Harm Than Good

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Workers who put in more than 40 hours per week or log extended shifts are increasing their risk of stress-related health issues and safety concerns, according to findings by researchers with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In 16 of the 22 studies addressing ...
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Flu Shots, Staying Home When Sick Keep the Workplace Healthier

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This week’s cold spell brings a reminder that the cold and flu season is here, and workers can take some simple precautions to prevent getting sick and spreading germs in the workplace. The medical community encourages every person to get a flu shot each year before ...
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Employers Look to Limit Incidences of Repetitive Strain Injury

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It doesn’t take a forceful movement to begin the journey toward developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI). Something as gentle as a mouse click or trackball roll can add up to debilitating pain if repeated often enough. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, RSI is ...
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