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When an employee experiences an occupational illness or injury, their eventual return to the workplace can create numerous challenges. Fortunately, return-to-work programs can help alleviate these concerns by supporting staff as they reintegrate back into the workforce. These programs may entail having an employee return to work with shortened hours, lighter workloads, or modified tasks… Read more »

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Stress is a leading contributor to many health problems, and the workplace can often be a major source of stress. Lowering stress can lower the risk of medical conditions and can help employees feel better on a day-to-day basis. You can implement various activities to help reduce employee stress, which can improve health and morale—and… Read more »

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In hot and humid weather, sometimes your body’s natural cooling system isn’t enough. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke pose a very real threat to outdoor workers. Employee safety is a top priority for us at Essential Personnel and that includes being safe in the heat. Here are some tips to keep employees cool and… 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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Finding the right staffing fit is important to the health of your company. Hiring the wrong candidate can mean a waste of time, money and resources. Knowing that cultural fit is important doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine if the candidate will be a good match for your company. Here are some tips to… Read more »

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With all of the changes in today’s world, telecommuting has become a standard method of business. Telecommuting brings advantages and disadvantages to the way companies do business. Here’s a look at some of the pros. Increased productivity. While it’s easy to imagine workers shirking their duties at home more readily than in the office, numerous… Read more »

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Imagine that when you are striking a nail with a hammer, part of the hammer’s handle breaks off and hits you in the eye. You lose several weeks of pay and permanently damage your eye. Serious accidents like this one are a substantial risk when hand tools are misused or used carelessly on-site. Keep Safety… Read more »

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Often, our workplace is full of action with many workers performing different operations simultaneously. Imagine the chaos that would result if workers did not clean up after themselves. The manufacturing floor would become a hazardous obstacle course as trash and debris piled up, and walking from one point to another would mean navigating through a… Read more »