Healthy Business

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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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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