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Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most workplace violence consists in less newsworthy – but equally worrisome – activity, including threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening behavior. And while failing to adequately prevent and… Read more »

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to provide a safe work environment for their workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for creating workplace safety standards and enforcing compliance with the OSH Act. OSHA enforces compliance with the OSH Act by conducting inspections, gathering evidence and imposing penalties… Read more »

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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 »