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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Crossing Guards

If you have young children who walk to school, and they must cross a busy street, there is probably a crossing guard ready to stop traffic and help them cross the street safely. Crossing guards also give parents peace of mind knowing that their children are getting to school safe and sound. However, the cold » Read More

Worker Safety is Compromised When Product Demand Increases

Researchers from the Yale School of Management (SOM) conducted a study that investigated the relationship between increased demand and workplace safety to determine whether employers invested in improved safety measures when the demand was high. According to the study authors, wages were one way to measure workers’ wellbeing. However, this does not paint a complete » Read More

Mental Illness in the Workplace

While work is generally good for mental health, a negative work environment can be detrimental to both workers and employers. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that depression and anxiety, which are two of the most common mental health problems in the U.S., cost approximately $1 trillion in lost productivity each year. Mental illnesses can » Read More

Wearing Earbuds at Work Poses Safety Hazards

If you are going for a run, doing a load of laundry, or mowing the lawn, putting in a pair of earbuds is a great way to pass the time while listening to your favorite music, a podcast, or an audiobook. However, if you work at a construction site, a busy warehouse, or a manufacturing » Read More

When Can a Stroke Victim Return to Work?

The sudden hemorrhaging of a blood vessel in the brain, known as a stroke, can happen to anyone at any time. It is life-altering and may require months to recover. Some stroke victims suffer debilitating ailments, such as paralysis. If you suffered a stroke at work, your most important concern may be about your future, » Read More

Dangers of Working with Formaldehyde

Contrary to what many people believe, formaldehyde is not just a preservative used in mortuaries and laboratories. It is used as a disinfectant, germicide, and industrial fungicide as well. It can also be found in household products, permanent press fabrics, plywood, particle board, glues, and chemicals. Formaldehyde is actually a gas that is found in water-based » Read More

Injuries Among Retail Workers

AmTrust, a property and casualty insurer for small businesses, recently released a report that looked at Workers’ Compensation claims involving retail workers. The AmTrust’s Retail Risk Report specifically examined the most common hazards, types of injuries, and days of missed work in the retail industry. According to the report, retail employees miss an average of » Read More

How to Attract Generation Z Workers

Just when employers figured out how to attract the brightest and the best millennials to work for them, the next generation of prospective employees are entering the workforce. Generation Z consists of teenagers and early 20-year-olds who have either already started working full time or are getting ready to enter the workforce. Like every generation, » Read More

The Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs

We all have nights when we did not get enough sleep and we go to work the next morning feeling exhausted, unfocused, and stressed. Unfortunately, for some workers, it appears as though being sleep-deprived is part of the job. According to a study that was published recently in the Journal of Community Health, more workers » Read More

Protecting Workers from Serious Pinch Point Injuries

Pinch point injuries are common in the construction and warehouse industries, and any other industry where workers must handle heavy machinery, power tools, loaders, compactors, or electrical equipment. A pinch point occurs when two objects, or two moving parts of a machine come together. When a finger, hand, or any other part of a worker’s » Read More