Healthy Business

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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Prevent Contagious Illnesses from Running Rampant at Work

February and March are prime months for contagious illnesses, especially when viruses such as the flu sweep through schools and workplaces. Employers can take the lead in slowing the spread of illness by taking steps to protect employee health and encourage workers to take sick ...
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Heart Health Includes Knowing Emergency Warning Signs

Considering the amount of our waking hours we spend at work each week, improving one’s own heart health while being alert for the warning signs of heart disease in co-workers are the first steps in creating a healthy workplace. It's important to promote heart-healthy habits ...
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Maximize Safety with the Right Glove for the Right Job

Hand injuries are among the most common issues for maintenance workers. Working in and around a wide range of equipment requires specific gloves to minimize the risk of injury, enhance efficiency and meet compliance requirements. While there is no perfect glove for every task, safety managers ...
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Patience is the Key for Safe Winter Truck Driving

Safety is focus number one for truck drivers, and never is that more true than winter when tons of weight generate inertia that’s even more difficult to control than usual. Slippery conditions can be even more hazardous for drivers who seldom encounter ice and snow. Regardless ...
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Promoting Proper Hygiene Prevents the Spread of Germs at Work

Preventing the spread of germs at work takes a combination of common-sense hygiene and acceptance that leaving home might not be the best course of action for the day. Limiting interaction with workers who are battling contagious illnesses such as colds and flu is the ...
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Wellness Programs Deliver More than Health for Employers

As the competition to attract and retain good employees intensifies, employers are learning that offerings such as quality workplace wellness programs are worth their weight in gold. Google was one of the first major companies to go down the workplace wellness path in the 1990s, reasoning ...
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Protective Footwear Can Help Workers Stay Safe on the Job

Feet are one of those body parts we take for granted until something goes wrong. Especially for workers who depend on having two good feet to do their jobs, wearing appropriate protective footwear can be the difference between being productive and battling the workman’s compensation ...
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Occupational Fatigue Takes Its Toll on Safety, Productivity

It’s no secret that productivity suffers when workers fail to get sufficient sleep. However, a recent study examining causes and effects of occupational fatigue cited increased workload and long work hours among other factors leading to a dangerous downward cycle for more than one in ...
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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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