Category: Health and Wellness

What Makes Workers Sick?

What makes workers sick? Or, more important, what makes workers feel like they are sick? A recent study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) points to certain psychological factors when employees rated their own health.

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Are Fatigued Workers a Hazard at Your Company?

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 […]

Does Your Drug-Testing Policy Reflect Your Business?

Do you have an effective drug-testing policy? This infographic shows how your policy should reflect the type of business you are in. Register for our webinar to learn more: Medical and Recreational Marijuana at Work: Multi-State Updates for Mastering Emerging Compliance Obligations.

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Napping in the Workplace—A Good Idea for Some?

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.

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Genetic Testing and Your Workplace Wellness Program: An Ethical Framework

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.

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Genetic Testing and Your Workplace Wellness Program: What’s All the Fuss?

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 […]

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The NIOSH Guide to a Total Worker Health Program

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.