Healthy Business

Employers Are Seeing the Benefits of Creating Tobacco-Free Workplaces

A growing number of employers are instituting tobacco-free workplaces in an effort to improve the overall health of their workforce, create a more visitor-friendly environment and increase productivity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause ...
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Workplace Safety Begins with Reducing Hazardous Substance Risks

Workplace safety with regard to hazardous substances can include everyday materials, as well as more obvious safety risks. Employers who focus on overall hazardous substance safety regardless of the degree of hazard often benefit from fewer accidents and a safer workforce. Exposure to chemicals commonly used ...
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Workplace Preparedness Can Limit Impact of Seasonal Flu

Limiting the potential for seasonal flu to sweep through a workforce is one of the major wellness challenges facing employers and workers as the weather heads toward winter. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends a series of basic precautions that can minimize the ...
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Protect Yourself From Job-Related Skin Problems

While chemicals top the list of substances that can cause job-related skin problems, workers need to be aware that frequent contact with substances as seemingly safe as water and air can cause rashes and irritations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide ...
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Eye Protection is an Important Component of Infection Control

The mucous membranes of the eye are the ideal entryway for infectious diseases to enter the body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eye protection for workers who may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases in this manner. Healthcare workers aren’t the ...
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Trigger Point Therapy Can Reduce Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain is a form of overuse injury that workers who perform repetitive activities can develop as the exercise exceeds their physical tolerance. Pain commonly arises in the arms, forearms or shoulders, and often becomes more pronounced without an obvious specific injury or change in ...
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Use of Violent Tools Can Result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Workers who use jackhammers, power drills or other tools that feature a significant amount of shaking over a long period of time can develop symptoms that collectively are known as hand-arm vibration syndrome, or HAVS. Symptoms such as muscle weakness, numbness in the fingers and a ...
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Combatting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Work-related injuries are not limited to traumatic events that send individuals to the emergency department. Every year, thousands of workers across the United States feel a tingling or numbness in their hands that just won’t go away. The condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome can ...
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Wound Infections Can Turn Serious If Not Treated

Attention to wound care is a primary consideration when it comes to minimizing the potential hazards of workplace injury. While usually not as severe as broken limbs or other more traumatic injuries, wounds nonetheless can have a serious impact on an individual’s health. A wound is ...
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