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Study: 69% of Workers Fatigued on the Job

Do you feel tired at work? Whether you work outside in the heat or inside a climate-controlled office, you may experience fatigue. It's an all-too-common problem among workers, with a recent study showing that a staggering 69% of U.S. workers experience fatigue while on the job.Conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC), the Fatigue in [...]

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Facebook to Launch Safety Check for Businesses Next Year

The world's largest social media network is planning to launch a new feature that will help employers create a safe working environment for their employees. Known as Safety Check, the feature will launch next year for Facebook Workplace. What is Facebook Workplace exactly? Launched 2016, Facebook Workplace is a business-oriented communication and messaging system that's designed [...]

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Report: Employers Paying Nearly $15,000 Per Worker for Healthcare

In the United States, employers with 50 or more employees must provide their employees with health insurance. If they don't, they face stiff penalties handed down by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But offering health insurance isn't cheap. According to a new report published by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), healthcare costs have [...]

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OSHA to Address Trench Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sounding the alarm of trench-related injuries in the United States. In a press release, OSHA announced that it had updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to address the rising number of trench and excavation injuries. Among other things, the newly updated NEP includes education, training and enforcement [...]

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Study: Exercise 4 Times Per Week to Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the world's leading cause of death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people in the United States die each year from it. The good news is that there are ways to lower your risk of heart disease, including eating the right foods. Increasing your intake of [...]

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How to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Just because a worker clocks eight hours in a shift, it doesn't necessarily mean that he or she was productive for all eight hours. It's not uncommon for workers to become distracted or otherwise perform poorly. When this happens, it can hurt your business's overall workflow. But there are ways to foster productivity in the [...]

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Study: Being Self-Employed May Improve Mental Health

More and more people are quitting their job to work for themselves. According to Freshbooks, 27 million Americans are expected to quit their full-time job over the next two years, resulting in more than 42 million self-employed workers. And while working for yourself offers several benefits, including the ability to set your own hours, there's [...]

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OSHA Addresses Ammonium Hazards in Fertilizer Industry

Ammonium is a common chemical used in the production of agricultural fertilizer. The nitrate salt of ammonium cation, it's a crystalline compound that encourages grass and plants to create new protein molecules. But while small, short-term exposure to ammonium is generally safer for humans, high, long-term exposure can cause health problems, specifically those involving the [...]

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6 Tips to Prevent Against House Fires

More than 374,000 homes in the United States catch fire each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires cost homeowners billions of dollars each year. And while most house fires are covered by homeowners' insurance, they can still destroy otherwise irreplacable items while leaving you and your family susceptible to injury [...]

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How to Lower Employee Turnover Rate

A high employee turnover rate is a serious problem for businesses. When an employee quits, the employer must exhaust time, energy and resources to find and recruit a replacement. And once a replacement has been recruited, the employer must train that new employee. To put the problem of employee turnover into perspective, statistics show that [...]

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