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Sprains and Strains: Falling into Prevention

The National Safety Council ranked both repetitive motion injuries and overexertion injuries in the “Top 10 Preventable Workplace Incidents” in 2013. Both of these types of injuries can result in back sprains and strains, time off work, and dollars spent on both treatment and lost wages. Just as trainers and coaches work with athletes to Read More

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Vocational Rehab Moves Injured Workers from Suffering to Success

Sometimes an injury can result in a significant loss of functional capacity. Other injuries can be slow to heal or resolve, or are expected to exceed the well managed benchmark. In cases like this, the injured employee may benefit from vocational rehabilitation services like transitional work, on-site therapy, functional capacity evaluations, and even new job Read More

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Supervisor Safety Liability: 4 Common Exposures

The responsibilities and expectations placed on supervisors are enormous at times—production, workforce management, quality control, budgets, and of course safety. These “deliverables” communicated to them by management require the supervisor to work within the employers system to effectively perform their duties. Does he/she bend the rules from time to time to get the job done Read More

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7 Ways to Reduce Stress: Your Employees are Stressed Out and it’s Costing More Than You Think

Profitability suffers when workers are overstressed. Loss of productivity, absenteeism, disengagement, turnover, and increased healthcare costs from the many health issues stress can cause like heart disease, obesity, depression, and diabetes just to name a few. In a recent survey released by Keas, 41% of respondents report having above average levels of stress. Of those, Read More

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How Clean is the Air Your Employees Breathe?

Most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can cause all kinds of ailments and discomforts, including many that can mimic symptoms of allergies, stress, colds, and flu. These issues can lead to a wellness issue for your company.  Indoor air quality in the workplace is affected by many factors, Read More

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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month!

The gift of sight is irreplaceable. Thousands of eye injuries occur in the workplace each year, which makes wearing proper eye protection so important. All it takes is a tiny sliver of metal, particle of dust or splash of chemical to cause significant and permanent eye damage. March, which is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, is Read More

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Five Reasons You Should Encourage Your Employees to Use All Their Vacation Time

Your most dedicated, valuable employees are those that do NOT use all their vacation time, right? Perhaps not. What’s worse is that it’s possible you are losing productivity and employee satisfaction by allowing employees to skip their vacations. Right Management surveyed 763 workers throughout North America via an online poll that ran from November 16 Read More

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Warn Your Workers About Cold Weather Safety and Health Hazards

Cold weather introduces unique hazards that employees need to be aware of so that they can take adequate precautions to protect their safety and health throughout the winter months.  Falling down on slippery outdoor surfaces is a major cold weather hazard.   Slipping and falling on an icy or wet surface could result in a back Read More

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Correcting Safety Problems Before They Cause Accidents

There are two common procedures for identifying and correcting safety problems: Change Analysis and Job Safety Analysis (also known as job hazard analysis or safety analysis). Change Analysis Make an analysis of the change to determine its causes, following these steps: Define the problem—what happened? Establish the norm—what should have happened? Identify, find, and describe Read More