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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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Retail Sales Events Require Planning to Ensure Workplace Safety


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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Proposed OSHA Rule Focuses on Exposure to Crystalline Silica


A rule proposed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to minimize worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica would save an estimated 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new illnesses per year. Crystalline silica are very small particles created during work operations involving stone, rock, concrete, ...
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Online Toolkit Provides 7-Step Process For Using Safer Chemicals


An online toolkit developed by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a seven-step process that employers can use to transition to safer chemicals in the workplace.  The toolkit is appropriate for all types of businesses, and workers can use it to better understand chemical ...
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Federal Laws Restrict Driving On the Job For Workers Under Age 18


Statistics involving the safety of young drivers on the job are frightening. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related fatalities among young people in the United States, and many employers are not aware of the federal laws that exist on the subject. The Fair ...
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