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A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits… Read more »

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Safety is our top priority at Essential Personnel. We value our employees and want everyone to feel safe on the job. Workplace violence includes any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. Whether it stems from work-related disputes or domestic abuse or personal issues, violence can… Read more »

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Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship. It shows employees that they are valued by the company; conversely, a lack of communication can make them feel underappreciated, fostering discontentment and low morale. Poor communication may also result in employees indifference to their performance and result in lower productivity. With all the… Read more »

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If you are in your 40s or 50s, you likely feel the pressure of retirement looming just over the horizon. However, there are several actions you can take to ensure that you have saved enough to live comfortably in your golden years. Follow these tips in order to maximize your savings: Take advantage of catch-up… Read more »

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Camping is an activity enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. To keep the experience fun and safe there are some basic precautions that every camper should take. Essentials Before setting out it is important that you have the following items: A medical kit—It should include a topical antibiotic, bandages, cotton swabs, diarrhea medication, antacids,… Read more »

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Safety programs not only have a positive impact on your bottom line, they improve productivity and increase employee morale. But how can you measure this? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Safe… Read more »

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The workplace is already filled with a wide variety of potential hazards. But, when Mother Nature takes an already dangerous situation and sprinkles it with less-than-ideal working conditions, it means that you and your co-workers need to not only be aware of new hazards, but also be aware that the preexisting ones just became even… Read more »

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Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time, causing debilitating pain and resulting in lost time and wages at work. The most common pains come from strains in the neck, lower back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and eyes due to one or more of four primary risk factors: awkward postures, excessive force, repetitive motion… Read more »