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Workers impaired by drugs or alcohol can cause serious damage to your business in the form of increased absenteeism, lower productivity, higher health care costs, higher workers’ compensation claims, and more on-the-job injuries and accidents. In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment, employers should take action to stop substance abuse. A cornerstone… Read more »

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Cybersafety isn’t just a job for your IT department or contractor. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become far more common and far more costly in recent years. According to a 2018 Ponemon Institute study, 27% of data breaches are caused by negligent employees or contractors. Protect yourself and your organization by remembering these tips:… Read more »

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Nearly 80 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful. While it may not be possible to eliminate job stress altogether, you can learn to manage it effectively. Common job stressors include a heavy workload, intense pressure to perform at high levels, job insecurity, long work hours, excessive travel, office politics and conflicts with co-workers. While… Read more »

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A walk through other areas of the workplace is a common occurrence, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t stay alert. This is particularly true for employees leaving their old, familiar job titles and moving into new roles in other areas. New employees receive instructions regarding training and safety precautions. However, when transitioning… Read more »

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What is ergonomics and how does it affect us? Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between people, their work and their workplace. Its primary goal is to help the body move in natural ways and reduce stressors that might cause damage and pain. Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time,… Read more »

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Ensuring your employees are satisfied and feel appreciated is important in order to reduce turnover. Organizations need to focus on keeping employees happy and motivated in order to stay competitive in their recruiting and retention efforts. One way to boost employee morale and productivity is to introduce strategies to motivate your employees in the workplace;… Read more »

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Your business needs to be prepared for anything, even the most unexpected disaster.   You must consider common risks, such as criminal activity or natural disasters. To protect your company against such threats, it is important that you have effective security preparation and disaster response plans. Without prior planning, you leave your company open to financial… Read more »

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In order for any business to be successful, it is essential that its employees possess the proper skill sets to do their jobs at a high level. Since most employees do not enter a company completely equipped to fit their new position, training is very important. Though many employers view training as simply a burdensome… Read more »

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The World Health Organization (WHO) now considers burnout to be a syndrome. In previous editions of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), burnout wasn’t considered a serious condition, and its only listed symptom was exhaustion. The WHO’s decision to upgrade burnout to a syndrome and provide a detailed set of symptoms communicates its serious… Read more »