It has not been since the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014 that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency. The culprit this time: Zika, a predominantly mosquito-borne and potentially sexually-transmitted virus that can result in a condition called microcephaly in unborn children. Don’t wait for the worst-case scenario to happen—prepare now […]
Category: Health and Wellness
In June 2016, the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Health Department reported the first work-related Zika infection in the United States. A researcher in Allegheny County had become infected with the virus following a needlestick incident.
Women who put in long hours during their careers may pay a steep price in increased risk for life-threatening illnesses. Get the latest on this worrisome finding.
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.
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.