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Make Your Workplace Safety-ready for Young Employees This Summer


With the school year coming to an end, employers soon will see an influx of young workers entering the workforce for summer employment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employers to take steps that minimize injuries for young workers and provide education regarding ...
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Seventh Annual Business Health Summit Scheduled for September 25


Mark your calendar to attend the seventh edition of the Business Health Summit, a free event sponsored by Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business program. This year’s event will take place Thursday, September 25, in the Saint Francis Conference Center. The Business Health Summit provides ...
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Small Business Owners Cite Workplace Safety as Their Top Risk Concern


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


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


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


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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