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How Unhappy Workers Can Hurt Your Business

As a business owner, it's important to promote a positive working environment while maintaining a high level of worker satisfaction. When workers become unhappy, it can adversely affect your business's operations in several ways. Unfortunately, nearly less than half of all U.S. workers say they are very satisfied with their current job, according to a [...]

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Workday

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides you with energy, vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to function. And while skipping breakfast may sound harmless enough, it can take a toll on your health as well as your work productivity. The good news is that creating a healthy breakfast is [...]

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How to Lower Your Company's Rate of Worker Injury in 2019

When a worker is injured, it can have devastating effects on your company. Among other things, you'll be forced to find someone to replace the injured worker, which requires time and resources. You may also face Workers' Compensation and legal fees associated with the incident. Now that a new year is here, however, you can [...]

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6 Ways to Stay Warm When Working Outdoors During Winter

Working outdoors during the winter carries several risks that workers should be aware of. There's the risk of hypothermia, for example, if a worker's body temperature drops below 95 degrees. There's also the risk of trench foot if a worker's feet is exposed to cold and wet conditions for a prolonged length of time. Because [...]

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OSHA to Use Drones During Workplace Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may soon use drones during its workplace inspections. In May 2018, OSHA published a memorandum regarding the use of drones for workplace inspections. In the memorandum, OSHA said that it was "exploring the option of obtaining a Blanket Public COA to operate UAS nationwide." What does this mean [...]

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Why You Should Wear a Fitness Tracking Device at Work

Fitness tracking devices have become increasingly popular in recent years. Also known as an activity tracker, they are designed to track and record fitness metrics like walking distance, calories burned, heart rate and sleep quality. Contrary to what many people believe, though, you can -- and should -- wear them in the workplace. Assuming your [...]

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Study: Regular Sleep Schedule Protects Against Fatigue

Do you go to sleep and wake up at the same time every night and morning? If not, you aren't alone. Millions of Americans have an irregular sleep schedule. They may go to sleep at 9:00 p.m. one night, followed by 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. the following the night. While a few occasional nights [...]

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How to Protect Against Foodborne Illness When Cooking

Foodborne illness is a common occurrence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 48 million Americans are infected with a foodborne pathogen each year. Of those 48 million Americans who experience foodborne illness, about 128,000 seek medical treatment from a hospital, while 3,000 actually die from the illness. Statistics such as [...]

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5 Tips to Protect Against Dry Skin During the Winter

Millions of Americans suffer from dry skin during the winter. Even if you normally have moist and hydrated skin, the dry air during this time of year can affect your skin. You may wake in the morning to discover that your skin is dry, rough and flaking. And while you can't control the seasons, there [...]

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New Study Shows That Sleeping Too Long Increases Risk of Heart Disease

Most people are aware that lack of sleep is bad for their health. When you don't get enough sleep, not only will feel you feel tired and fatigued the following morning, but your body will also experience elevated cortisol levels. Known as the stress hormone, cortisol causes a myriad of changes in your body, including [...]

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