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Study: Taking a Vacation May Extend Your Life

When was the last time that you took a vacation? When you're busy working 40 or more hours a week, you may not have the luxury of taking days off for rest and relaxation. This is an all-too-common problem in the modern society, as statistics show that roughly half of all workers don't take vacations. [...]

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OSHA Announces Fall Protection Program for Pacific Northwest Construction Companies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a Regional Emphasis Program to reduce the risk of fall-related injuries in the Pacific Northwest construction industry. It's no secret that falls are among the leading causes of work-related injury. While all industries are susceptible to fall-related injuries, though, construction typically has the highest rate.In fact, [...]

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Don't Let the Holidays Cause You to Gain to Weight

It's not uncommon for people to gain weight during the holidays. According to one report, three-fourths of annual weight gain occurs during the holidays. There are a few reasons for this, including the fact that millions of people celebrate the holidays by gathering for festive parties and home-cooked meals. Additionally, the cold weather discourages people [...]

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New Study Sheds Light on Which Foods Offer Greatest Heart Health Benefits

With heart disease contributing to more than 610,000 deaths in the United States each year, everyone should take a proactive approach towards achieving and maintaining a healthy heart. Unfortunately, though, there's a lot of misinformation out there on the topic of heart disease. In the past, for instance, it was believed that eggs contributed to [...]

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Study: Lead Exposure Linked to Heart Disease

It's no secret that lead exposure is bad for your health. This naturally occurring metal is highly toxic to humans and animals alike. When lead enters the body -- either from eating food, drinking water or breathing air that contains lead --  it can lead to chronic toxicity or even death. And to make matters [...]

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5 Safety Tips to Follow When Using a Chainsaw

A chainsaw is an invaluable tool that's used to cut trees and wood. Although there are different types, most feature a set of rotating, sharp teeth that easily cut through lumber. Because of their inherit design, however, there's a risk of injury when using a chainsaw. But you can protect yourself from bodily injury by [...]

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How to Lower Your Risk of Catching the Flu Virus

Statistics show that 5% to 20% of all Americans will catch the flu virus in any given year. Granted, that makes the flu less common than the cold virus. Unfortunately, though, it's also more severe, sending up to 50,000 people to the hospital each year. The good news is that you can lower your risk [...]

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OSHA Announces Site-Specific Targeting Safety Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reviving its site-specific targeting program. Also known as the SST program, it's designed to target businesses in the United States with an abnormally high rate of injury and illness. The SST program will use data collected from injury and illness reports submitted to OSHA in 2016. This [...]

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6 Key Benefits of Creating a Safe Workplace

If you own or manage a business, it's important that you focus on creating a safe working environment for your employees. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), approximately 3370 million on-the-job accidents occur each year, resulting in more than 2.3 million deaths. Businesses can protect their workers from injury- and illness-causing accidents, however, by [...]

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Safety Tips For Food Service Workers

Food service is one of the country's largest industries. According to some reports, more than 14 million Americans work in food service -- a number that's expected to reach 16 million by 2026. While some people assume that food service has a low risk of injury compared to other industries, workers can (and do) get [...]

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