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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used when there is some type of hazard that has been identified and cannot be eliminated or controlled through other means. Simply stated, when we have personal protective equipment requirements, it means there is a hazard that may cause you injury and failing to use the prescribed equipment puts you… Read more »

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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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Staying healthy is important for your, your family and your co-workers. Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle does not need to involve tightening your budget. Here are some ways to get and stay healthy without breaking the bank: Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables that are currently in season. You will get the best tasting food… Read more »

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Job searching can be exhaustive and often frustrating, particularly when you are doing it solo.  By working with Essential Personnel, a job placement agency, you will be working with individuals who possess industry knowledge and have strong connections with local business decision-makers. We know that looking for your next career is overwhelming and often difficult;… Read more »