Healthy Business

Employers, NIOSH Look to Keep Aging Workers Safe

As the tail end of the baby boomer generation makes its way through the workforce, many are putting off retirement due to financial considerations such as employer-sponsored healthcare insurance and a desire to build savings to offset the lack of pensions. The result leaves employers ...
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Work-Related Asthma is a Real Issue for Millions of Workers

Particulates in the air can be a major health issue for workers battling asthma, the chronic lung disease in which airways narrow and the individual experiences symptoms including shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness. For some asthma sufferers, their workplace may be making their ...
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Your Workforce’s Sleep Habits Could Impact Their Safety

A lack of sleep and other fatigue risk factors might be undermining the best efforts of your organization’s safety committee to create a safe workforce. A recent survey by the National Safety Council (NSC) revealed that 43 percent of workers do not get enough sleep to ...
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Proper Footwear and Home Foot Care Make for Happy Feet

Workers who spend most of the day on their feet need to pay attention to proper footwear and foot care much like an athlete does. Poorly fitting shoes or those with insufficient support for the individual’s foot type can make for painful symptoms and a ...
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Regular Testing Programs Help Ensure a Drug-Free Workforce

Pre-employment drug testing is a common condition of employment, with urine testing the common choice for employers looking to create a drug-free workplace supported by a consistent testing program. Drug testing has been shown to proactively protect employers from the negative aspects of drug-using employees, ...
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Employers Can Take Steps to Minimize Heat Risk for Workers

Whether you work indoors or out, strenuous physical activities in a hot environment have the potential to produce heat-related illness or even death. Understanding the factors that contribute to occupational heat exposure and how employers and workers can take steps to minimize the risk requires ...
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One Size Does Not Fit All for Hearing Protection Devices

The greatest hearing protection device (HPD) in the world is virtually worthless if it doesn’t fit properly or is too uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Taking the time to make an informed selection from the wide range of HPDs on the market ...
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CPR and First-Aid Training Supplements Workplace Safety

While OSHA’s minimal acceptable levels of first-aid and CPR training for employees vary by industry, every workplace benefits when workers have a reasonable understanding of lifesaving actions and techniques they can perform in time of need. First-aid training often includes instruction on CPR, treatment of fractures ...
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