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Addressing Digital Eyestrain

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Addressing Digital Eyestrain

Too much computer, phone, or e-reader use may harm your vision. Computer Vision Syndrome (also referred to as digital or electronic eyestrain) results from prolonged use of electronic devices. This concerns the average American worker who according to the American Optometry Association averages seven hours per day using a computer or electronic device. CVS has many painful symptoms. You may experience a single symptom or any combination. Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome include: Eyestrain Migraines Dry eyes Blurry vision Head, neck, and...

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Insurance for pollution Is That a Real Thing

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Insurance for pollution Is That a Real Thing

It may be hard to believe but pollution insurance not only exists – it could also save you a lot of money. Most business owners have to pick and choose where to spend their money. Few companies operate with an unlimited overhead. If you aren’t dumping waste or pollutants into the ecosystem, you might you are exempt. The truth is, almost all business owners need pollution insurance. Even if you think you aren’t causing environmental pollution, you could be held liable for damages caused your home or business. What Is Pollution Insurance?...

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Substance Abuse in Construction on The Rise

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Substance Abuse in Construction on The Rise

Construction sites might not be as safe as you think! A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Wellness Services Management survey found the building and construction industry ranks high for substance abuse. The building and construction trades ranked second-highest for substance abuse disorder. This accounts for an incredible 14.3% of construction employees between 16-64. Construction workers also ranked second-highest for alcohol abuse. Although well-intended, the 25-year-old Drug-Free Workplace Act has failed as of late. Today, Substance Abuse...

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Workplace Violence is On The Rise: What You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Workplace Violence is On The Rise: What You Can Do

News of disgruntled employees seeking revenge against employers and coworkers is on the rise. More and more, employees use violence and deadly force at the workplace. News of workplace violence appears almost daily in the headlines or on social media. Based on real or perceived wrongs, employees use violence at work to settle their scores. What We Can Do Aggressive behavior often takes time to build. Employees becoming agitated will usually begin to show warning signs. Warning signs may include: Trouble with coworkers or supervisors Domestic...

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What You Should Know About Business Owners Policies

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Business Owners Policies

There are many uncertainties in business life resulting in unforeseen challenges. Disasters happen all the time caused by from nature, equipment failures, and accidents. Usually, 90% of the costs incurred by these disasters falls on the business owner. The proprietors foot the bills when they thought their insurance would. It doesn’t need to be this way. Savvy business owners look for commercial insurance coverage called Business Owner Policy (BOP). BOP cushions firms and their owners against the high costs of damage to property, and injuries...

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New Construction Safety Helmets Coming

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on New Construction Safety Helmets Coming

Hard hats have long been a staple safety item for the construction industry. For years, builders and tradespeople have relied on traditional construction hard hats to keep them safe – but things are changing. Bloomberg BNA recently released a report highlighting an increased interest in new, high-tech construction safety gear. More construction companies are switching to helmets of a new design, reducing the risk of workplace injury. These helmets protect employees from dropped objects, flying debris, and offer protection from falls. These...

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Dealing With Stress at Work

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Dealing With Stress at Work

Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed at your job? You’re not alone. In 2014, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in partnership with National Public Radio and the Robert Timber Johnson Foundation, conducted a survey on occupational stress. This study found that one in five employees reported high levels of workplace stress in the past year. 37% reported experiencing at least some level of occupational stress at their job. Causes of Occupational Stress The America Psychological Association tracks causes of occupational stress. The...

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Wages On The Rise Due to Competition

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Wages On The Rise Due to Competition

In the United States, studies have shown that the labor market continues to expand with more jobs available for the second half of the year. Additionally, a large percentage of companies expect to increase salaries this year. In fact 60% of companies are going to hire new employees between July to December. (This is according to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Midyear Task Forecast.) This number represents a 50% increase over the previous year. Additionally, 46% of businesses plan to hire contract employees. This represents an increase from the...

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Helping Construction Workers Beat The Heat

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Helping Construction Workers Beat The Heat

During the hot summer months, construction moves into overdrive. Workers in this industry are grateful for the work… and may be quietly struggling with the heat. If they’re not careful in hot weather, construction workers can suffer dehydration, muscle pain, and heat stroke. That’s for starters. To help out, here are some tips by Mike Flynn a health and safety expert… Flynn stated that construction employees need to be trained to look for signs and symptoms of overheating. The most common symptoms include paleness, unsteadiness, and excessive...

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Grappling With Occupational Skin Disorders

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Grappling With Occupational Skin Disorders

While evaluating injury and diseases that affected previously healthy members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, something surprising was discovered… …Skin disorders were one of the most common job-related conditions that military personnel were receiving treatment… Chris Rennix who is the head of the EpiData Center at the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center made the discovery. (The center is located in Portsmouth, VA.) Chris also serves as the chair on the American Industrial Health Association’s Occupational Epidemiology...

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