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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 »
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 »
Regardless of where you choose to invest your money—cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or a combination of places—the key to saving for retirement is to make your money work for you. It does this through the power of compounding. Compounding investment earnings is what can make even small investments become larger given enough time. You… Read more »
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 »
In an age when more and more positions require duties to be carried out almost exclusively on computers, and where the Internet can instantly connect anyone anywhere, many companies are wrestling with the idea of allowing employees to work from home. While many employees are quick to support the idea, the nontraditional approach of telecommuting… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Staying safe at work means social distancing. Here are some great tips to keep your employees safe!