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Small Business Owners Cite Workplace Safety as Their Top Risk Concern

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More small business owners are concerned about workplace safety than any other aspect of business risk, according to a recent survey commissioned by the insurance group Employers Holdings Inc. Thirty-five percent of respondents listed workplace safety as their top concern, far outdistancing the next highest issues ...
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Regular Ergonomics Training Helps Workers Better Understand Risks

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Your employees may be retaining some of that ergonomics training after all. A new study published in the December 2013 supplement of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at the effectiveness of ergonomics training in helping employees identify risk factors for injuries. Researchers from the University ...
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Study Shows Workers in These 10 Professions Are Most Prone to Obesity

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As employers become more involved in workplace wellness, studies show that employees in certain professions present a more serious challenge because they are more prone to obesity.  According to a Washington State Department of Labor and Industries study published in the January edition of Preventing Chronic ...
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Catch-up Sleep May Not Help as Much as You Think

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How often have you rationalized your way through a week of sleeping fewer hours than you should by saying you would catch up on the weekend? According to a study conducted by researchers at Penn State University and three other schools, that catch-up sleep is only ...
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Health, Cognitive Function Suffers When Workaholism Takes Hold

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Every employer appreciates having dedicated employees who demonstrate a strong work ethic and enthusiasm to go the extra mile. Potential problems arise when that willingness to work hard crosses the line into workaholism. According to workaholism specialist Barbara Killinger, PhD, a workaholic is a work-obsessed individual ...
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Retail Sales Events Require Planning to Ensure Workplace Safety

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The holiday shopping season can generate larger crowds than normal for retailers, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly encourages employers to plan in advance to ensure the safety of patrons and staff alike. Crowd management in advance of major sales or promotions should ...
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