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On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The guidance is intended to inform employers and workers in settings outside of health care of the risks of being exposed to or contracting COVID-19 at work. This guidance is meant… Read more »

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Workplace wellness is an investment in your most important asset—your employees. Studies have shown that employees are more likely to perform well when they are in optimal health. The following are benefits of implementing a wellness program: Enhanced recruiting by attracting the most talented workers Reduced absenteeism Improved on-the-job time utilization, decision-making and productivity Improved… Read more »

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While the causes of workplace stress differ from worker to worker, experts agree that it is the things we can’t control that cause the greatest amount of stress. To help manage your workplace stress: Create a “to-do” list to help plan and prioritize your work. Set realistic deadlines. Consider alternatives designed to save time and… Read more »

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At the end of the calendar year, workplace holiday celebrations are an experience that many employees look forward to as a highlight of the season. These celebrations are often a long-standing tradition allowing employees to celebrate with their colleagues—and sometimes family and guests. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are evaluating how… Read more »

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Lots of activity is positive in the retail world, signifying more business. When this happens, our workplace is full of action with many workers performing different operations simultaneously. Imagine the chaos that would result if workers did not clean up after themselves. Our workplace would become a hazardous obstacle course as trash and debris piled… Read more »

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is shaping their return-to-work strategies. As organizations take steps to prioritize health and safety, many of these measures, including social distancing, staggering… Read more »