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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 »

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A safe, efficient and orderly warehouse is crucial to business success. Warehouses are like the heart of a business—they are the central transfer point, storing and sending raw material or manufactured goods onward to distribution, thereby keeping the pulse of the business beating. Many business operations become impossible without a warehouse. Warehouses are vital, but… Read more »

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High debt and misuse of credit cards make it tough to save for retirement. Money that goes to pay interest, late fees, and old bills is money that could have been contributed to a retirement fund. How Much Debt is Too Much Debt? Debt isn’t necessarily bad, but too much debt is. Add up what… Read more »

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As a valued member of the Essential Personnel team, your health and well-being are important to us. While many questions regarding the novel coronavirus remain unanswered at this time, there are practical, commonsense ways for you to take care of yourself, protect others, and monitor the latest developments.   Based on guidance from the U.S…. Read more »

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When you are job searching, you put lots of work into your resume and cover letter, but it doesn’t stop there. Interview preparation is a crucial step in landing the job. When you are selected for an interview, preparation is key. Note that you may go to several interviews for the same job. For example,… Read more »

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Some people think employment is all about the money, but they’re wrong. For many, it’s about opportunities. In fact, Gallup cites “lack of development and career growth” as the number one reason employees leave their workplace. Employees expect some development opportunities, so ignoring this outright can quickly lead to an exodus. How can you ensure… Read more »