Healthy Business

Basic Precautions Can Minimize the Risk of Flu Outbreak

Flu season can develop into an employer's worst nightmare when a particularly aggressive strain of the virus sweeps through the workforce. However, there are basic precautions employers can take to minimize the chances of a serious outbreak affecting their business. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration ...
Read more

Workplace Stresses Can Produce Neck Pain for Tensed-Up Workers

"My job is a pain in the neck" is more than a metaphorical statement for some workers. Approximately one in three people suffer from neck pain, and workplace stress often is a significant factor. The hunched shoulders, clenched jaws and tensed neck muscles common with workplace ...
Read more

Attention to Detail Reduces the Chances of Taking a Tumble

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common and preventable accidents in the workplace and that's not even taking into consideration the potential for winter weather to add slippery outdoor surfaces to the mix. Following routine housekeeping procedures minimize the chances that unseen wet or ...
Read more

Any Angle of Reach Can Produce Shoulder Tendinitis

Repetitive overhead motions are a common cause behind shoulder tendinitis, but did you know sitting at a computer all day can have the same effect? Proper ergonomics is the most effective way to avoid shoulder issues for desk workers. Reaching too far forward to access the ...
Read more

Try These Simple Remedies to Avoid Debilitating Headaches

There are few things more distracting than battling through a headache at work. While tension headaches or other minor headaches are annoying, the full-blown, head-pounding variety can render your day a complete waste. Headache pain and migraines are the fourth-leading cause of workplace disability. While few ...
Read more

Audiometric Tests Protect Workers and Employers

Consistently high noise levels can be an overlooked health hazard in work environments. Employers are finding that partnering with experienced professionals to implement an audiometric testing program provides a level of protection for their workers as well as the organization. Audiometric testing monitors the sharpness and ...
Read more

Night Shift Works Face Nature’s Clock

As convenient as it would be to have all workers on duty during daylight hours, the reality is many industries require a percentage of employees to work third shift. From hospital workers to truck drivers and factory workers, night owls battle an additional set of ...
Read more

Safety, Health Take a Hit For Workers on the Night Shift

night_shift_09_2015

As convenient as it would be to have all workers on duty during daylight hours, the reality is many industries require a percentage of employees to work third shift. From hospital workers to truck drivers and factory workers, night owls battle an additional set of ...
Read more

Air Quality Makes Work-Related Asthma a Common Problem

inhaler

If you experience more trouble breathing and find yourself coughing more at work, you’re not alone. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in six adults with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have their ...
Read more

Workers Fare Better When Natural Light is Plentiful

natural_light_09_2015

It should come as no surprise that workers with more exposure to natural light have better productivity and attitude than their windowless counterparts. But a recent study confirms these fortunate workers enjoy benefits away from work, too. According to a study from Northwestern Medicine and the ...
Read more