A new campaign urges healthcare professionals to work to prevent potentially deadly infections by keeping their hands clean. Nurses and others know the importance of handwashing, don’t they? Keep reading to learn the surprising facts.
Category: Health and Wellness
Employers who promote workplace fitness get plenty in return. Find out what’s in it for your employees and for your bottom line.
You’ve heard about the Zika virus and its potential impact on certain populations. Keep reading for important new information on protection for workers who may be exposed on the job.
A couple of years ago, we started hearing that “sitting is the new smoking,” an alarming claim about the potential risks of spending hours every day in a chair. This Compliance Report goes beyond the headlines to examine the risks and benefits of sitting, standing, and moving at work.
More Americans than ever—some 50 million—report suffering from chronic pain and may be taking prescription pain medications. Some of these meds have potentially dangerous side effects. Moreover, more people are becoming addicted and may continue using the drugs even after they’re no longer medically necessary. These realities can have a profound effect on safety in […]
An analysis of three years of data shows a spike of nearly 50 percent in employee stress, depression, and anxiety cases. Why the increase and is there anything you can do about it?
A good paycheck, interesting work, and recognition may not be enough to create a great place to work. Find out why helping workers stay healthy matters more than ever.
Do your workers have a problem with prescription painkillers? Odds are that some of them do—and that the number is increasing. Use of opioid painkillers like OxyContin®, Vicodin®, and Percoset® has increased throughout the United States since the 1990s, when new formulations made the drugs practical to use for long-term, chronic pain. The drugs are […]
A new study finds that healthcare workers continue to be exposed to hazardous surgical smoke despite known practices that could reduce the risk. Keep reading for important information on this and additional hazards faced by doctors, nurses, and others who work in surgical settings.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited.