Healthy Business

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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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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