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What you can do to protect yourself against poison ivy, oak, and sumac

Poison ivy is one of the most common allergies in the United States - it is believed that only 15 percent of people are immune to it. Workers who spend a lot of time outside need to know how to protect themselves against it. The United States Forest...Read Full Article

The importance of bandages and emergency pressure dressings

Shallow cuts, scrapes, and abrasions may be minor in the realm of workplace injuries, but they should be tended to immediately. A well-stocked first aid kit is important to have on hand so that workers can treat their wounds in a timely manner. They...Read Full Article

When Should You Use a Cold Pack?

Injuries like sprains or bruises can usually be treated with cold. Cold compresses are ideal for different types of injuries and workers should know when to use a cold compress if a co-worker has been hurt. Instant cold packs are best for including...Read Full Article

Wellness programs: an important asset to the health and safety of a workplace

When companies deal with health and safety issues, they often consider the cost of safety supplies and equipment. Medical expenses and traditional health benefits often appear to be the most essential financial needs for safety departments and EHS...Read Full Article

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Food Safety to Prevent Illness

If there are Memorial Day celebrations in your weekend plans, there’s a good chance that food will be part of them. Barbecue chicken, apple pie, or potato salad may find its way onto your plate. But if you or your host are not careful about prep or...Read Full Article

Skin Care for Food Industry Workers

Occupational dermatitis is an ongoing issue for food workers and managers alike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that occupational skin disorders, such as dermatitis, affect about millions of workers annually....Read Full Article

Prevent Contact Burns

A contact burn is a burn caused by touching a hot object. Around 70,000 people visited hospital emergency rooms in 2019 for this type of painful burn. To avoid these injuries, the American Burn Association (ABA) offers these helpful tips:Stand...Read Full Article

The Effects of Heat and Humidity on Workers

For those working outdoors on power lines or city sewer systems, hot temperatures and high humidity pose health risks. The risks are higher if performing strenuous tasks, being new to working in extreme heat, or if wearing non-breathable protective...Read Full Article

Wellness Programs at Work

When companies make their budgets for health and safety, there are many costs to consider. Safety supplies and equipment, medical expenses, and traditional health benefits often appear to be the most essential financial needs for human resources...Read Full Article

The Effects of Work on the Body

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of workplace injury and cost billions each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. MSDs affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. Carpal tunnel...Read Full Article

Fighting Substance Use, Mental Illness, Stress, and Fatigue at Work

Traditionally, worker impairment has been synonymous with drug and alcohol use on the job. However, mental distress and fatigue are just as important for employers to address. All kinds of worker impairment are serious problems and have grown...Read Full Article

15 Ways Employers Can Address Workplace Stress and Mental Health Concerns

Workers are subject to many different stressors, and in recent years they’ve seen unprecedented levels of upheaval and insecurity. Job-related stress can exacerbate existing mental health issues, as well as negatively impact physical health,...Read Full Article

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