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Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool Did you know if an employee is injured at work, conditions such as type 2 diabetes may be aggravated by their workplace injuries and drive up the costs of those claims? An online tool is available to assist your employees in determining if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  This online Read More

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5 Ways to Reduce Falls At Your Job!

Prevent Falls with 5 Easy Steps 1. Exercise more – Muscular strength can improve balance and reduce falls. 2. Eye doctor visit – Bad eyesight can contribute to falls by failing to recognize obstacles. 3. Medication review – Some medications cause drowsiness or dizziness. 4. Remove obstacles – Look around for anything that could increase Read More

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Protective Eye Wear: Optional or Required?

Hazardous Workplace? Follow these Tips Did you know that about 2,000 eye injuries occur every day in the workplace in the U.S.? Almost 70% of accidents happen because of flying or falling objects. And would you believe, most of the objects are smaller than the head of a pin? Most workplace injuries occur where safety Read More

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What is the ROI of Employee Recognition & Rewards?

As a small business owner, you work tirelessly every day to make sure that your small business is operating smoothly so that it can prosper and grow. Unless you are in a sole proprietorship, you have other employees at your company and you wouldn’t have hired them if their duties weren’t important. Moreover, they work Read More

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New Smart Phone App Helps Keep Workers Safer in Hot Weather

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a Heat Safety Tool that provides safety information on a mobile phone. Using the app, workers and supervisors can calculate the heat index for their worksite. The heat index, a measurement of air temperature in relation to relative humidity, was developed based on Read More

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10 Reasons Why Companies Outsource

Does “outsourcing” cause negative thoughts to come to mind?  There are many misconceptions regarding outsourcing.  Why do companies do it and how could it be good news for everyone? To reduce overwhelming costs To ensure focus To deepen its talent pool Allows jobs of relatively small duration or cost to be outsourced Resources are not Read More

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What You Need to Know About Workplace Violence

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,547 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2010, 506 were workplace homicides. No workplace is exempt from violence; therefore, you should be proactive in protecting your employees from any unforeseen acts. Many factors play a role Read More

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Ohio Unemployment Rate is Declining

The unemployment rate in Ohio has been on the steady decline over the past year. The latest numbers for June 2012, show Ohio’s overall unemployment rate as 7.2%. June 2011’s rate was 8.9%. Ohio’s rate has been below the National average since 2005, but we have dropped well below the current national average of 8.2%. These numbers can Read More

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This Easily Preventable Accident Makes up 60% of all Lost Time Claims!

Slips, trips and falls, and overexertion: 60% of all lost-time claims!  30% of lost-time injury claims result from slips, trips and falls. They are largely associated with slipping on ice/snow, water/grease and tripping over objects. Overexertion is a cause associated with more than 30% of all lost-time injury claims, mostly related to lifting, pushing and Read More

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The Fourth of July is Right Around the Corner. Here are Top Fireworks Safety Tips to Keep You Safe!

Fireworks Safety Tips: • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers. • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Read More