Dealing With Stress on the Job

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25% of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that work-related stress is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion… Read more »

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees like you typically don’t encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, you may risk experiencing major slips or falls amid snowy and icy conditions, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall incidents this winter: Wear shoes that provide traction on snow and… Read more »

Prevent back pain and injury

Back injuries are among the most common workplace injuries. Occupations such as nursing, construction, and factory work can place severe demands on your back. Even routine office work can cause or worsen back pain. Fortunately, these tips can help keep your back healthy and pain-free. 1. Pay attention to posture. Slouching and other awkward postures can strain your… Read more »

Using Battery-powered Tools

Tips for operating these tools safely Battery-powered tools, sometimes referred to as cordless tools, can provide convenience when traveling to different job sites. Amid continued technological advancements, battery-powered tools are becoming more powerful and efficient, allowing employees like you to perform a range of tasks with ease. As these tools become increasingly available and more… Read more »

Eliminate Back Pain

Use proper lifting techniques Lifting is such a common activity that people often forget that there is a right way to do it. In fact, lower back injuries are the most common work-related injury and can cause a lifetime of pain. Learning to lift properly today will help you to avoid back pain tomorrow. Proper… Read more »

Managing Workplace Stress

Focus on what you can control Many Americans consider their jobs to be stressful. While specific sources of stress and the way we deal with them differ from person to person, many of us especially struggle to cope with factors that are out of our control. Common job stressors include heavy workloads, pressure to perform,… Read more »

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

While physical exercise is known to be good for your body, it also can help your mind.  Research continues to validate that exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative moods.  When you include exercise as part of your everyday routine, you will be reaping both physical and mental well-being benefits. People… Read more »

Common Sense and Safety

Serious accidents can happen when you take safety for granted. Consider this situation: a man was adding fuel to his lawnmower. He poured some gasoline, then took a step back with the open fuel can in his hand. Meanwhile, his neighbor walked up behind him with a lit cigarette. The can touched the cigarette and… Read more »

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees like you typically don’t encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, amid snowy and icy conditions, you may run the risk of experiencing major slips or falls, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall injuries this winter: Wear the proper footwear that… Read more »

How to Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

1. Practice good housekeeping Wipe up spills, and keep walkways, steps and exits clear. Do not run extension cords across walkways. If you have to, secure them to the floor. Keep desk and file cabinet drawers closed when you’re not using them. Otherwise, unsuspecting co-workers might trip over them. 2. Move safely and avoid horseplay… Read more »