Healthy Business

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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Proactive Ergonomics Efforts Reduce Incidence of Injury

Ergonomics may seem like a relatively minor component of the overall employee safety plan within an organization, but recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the cost of injuries resulting from poor ergonomics can outweigh those of other types of workplace injuries and illnesses. Carpal tunnel ...
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Get Into the Game During Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

Studies have shown employers have an opportunity to improve the overall health of their workforce by supporting healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity. Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, an international and national observance in May, is an ideal time to promote the benefits of ...
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Use These Simple Tips to Eat Healthier at Work

Unless you are fortunate enough to work in a setting that includes a full-service cafeteria, chances are you are limited in your choices for healthy snacks and meals. However, you can still control the quality of food you eat during the workday and enhance your ...
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Eye Wellness Advocates Focusing More on Digital Devices

Workers’ increasing reliance on digital devices and computer screens is driving eye health and safety groups to expand their guidance regarding occupational eye wellness. According to a report from the Vision Council, this extended use of digital devices is creating eyestrain for as many as ...
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Employers Have Extra Safety Challenges with Young Workers

You remember what it was like in your late teens and early 20s, right? You were invincible, at the height of your physical capabilities and may have even subconsciously thought yourself immortal. That confident mindset – positive as it might be – is exactly why ...
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