With busy schedules and deadlines to meet, sleep is often the first thing to go. But all those late nights and early mornings add up, and sleep deprivation has consequences, including important implications for workplace safety. The National Safety Council (NSC) has chosen fighting fatigue as the Week 2 theme during National Safety Month with […]
Category: Health and Wellness
Drug use in the American workforce has reached its highest rates in 12 years. Learn more about these important findings and the implication for worker safety.
Generally, you don’t want your employees snoozing on the job. But, if someone’s job results in poor sleeping habits, maybe you should consider nap time at your workplace. Here’s a look at a recent study that identified the occupations most at risk for resulting in lack of sleep.
Your genetic information could save your life. Women who have been screened for the genetic mutations that increase their susceptibility to breast cancer—BRCA1 and BRCA2—can opt for more frequent screenings and preventive treatments. For patients who have cancer, genetic testing can help guide their therapeutic choices.
The controversy over individuals’ genetic information, their privacy, and the possibility of discrimination reared its head again in March, when the Republican-controlled House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved H.R. 1313 –Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. The bill, if it survives, is expected to be included in the Republicans’ larger repeal and replacement of […]
Everyone knows that medical interns and residents keep notoriously brutal hours. But do you know what other occupations are associated with less than the recommended amount of sleep?
Did you know that workers who are obese are more likely to suffer strains and sprains? So, you may invest a great deal in your ergonomic program, but unless your workforce maintains healthy weight levels, you could still see injuries.
When a group of firefighters got more sleep, feeling rested wasn’t the only benefit. They also reduced their risk of injury and disability. Learn more about this important link.
If you’ve been focusing attention on improving employee health, you’ll want to check out encouraging new findings about the positive impact on business when employers address health and wellness.
For many families, the kitchen is ground zero for holiday preparations and celebrations. From Christmas dinner to New Year’s brunch, there’s a whole lot of cooking going on. Make sure to follow best practices to keep your food safe and your guests healthy.