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Success at Essential Personnel. incorporates both quality work and a commitment to safety on the job. Whether you’re a new employee or a seasoned pro, safety meetings provide a quick and easy way for us to show you ways in which you can reduce on-the-job accidents. More importantly, safety meetings allow you an opportunity to… Read more »

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Back exercises are some of the most important things you can do to strengthen your muscles and prevent injuries. Lower back exercises, combined with overall good physical fitness, will keep occupational injuries at bay. Try these exercises to strengthen your back, aiming for 10 minutes most days of the week.  Exercises for Your Lower Back… Read more »

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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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Heat and humidity can cause several different types of heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each type of heat-related illness will help to keep you safe on the job. Normally, the body has ways of keeping itself cool by allowing heat to escape through… 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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Have you heard of personal branding, but aren’t sure where to start? Here is a helpful guide: Differentiate yourself from other potential candidates Increase your visibility and credibility in the job market Occupy a unique and competitive position in a potential employer’s mind Ultimately land the job you want Position yourself for a more successful… Read more »

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The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25% of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that work-related stress is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion… Read more »