The American comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid!" However, in the workplace you can prevent some of the stupidity caused by mental fatigue.
Topics: occupational health, Featured, industrial, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, worker fatigue, workforce, risk management, employees, human resources, workplace wellness, construction
Transportation companies, commercial drivers and the medical professionals who certify them as physically fit for duty may be in for another long ride – legislatively speaking, that is.
Infectious disease risks often pose a serious problem in the workplace. From the seasonal flu to respiratory diseases, a plethora of infectious diseases is responsible for worker illnesses, and in worse-case scenarios, death.
Employers can perceive mandatory record keeping as either a burden or an opportunity.
A recent blog post by my colleague Jonathan Jacobi about the appropriate use of humor in workplace safety training has me thinking about the application of humor in other situations, such as personal health crises, natural disasters and global pandemics.
This post wraps up a five-part series in which I update my workplace health and safety industry trend forecast for 2012.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) divides healthcare (NAICS 62) into three sectors: Ambulatory Health (NAICS 621); Hospitals (NAICS 622); and Nursing and Residential Care (NAICS 623).
Topics: occupational health, Featured, healthcare, employee health, injury prevention, illness prevention, hospital, bloodborne pathogens, OSHA DART rate, absenteeism, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping
Lately, everywhere you turn, you hear another news report that this season’s flu virus appears to be more severe and widespread than in years past.
With the election behind us, the Obama administration has introduced Affordable Care Act provisions intended to motivate employers and employees to partake in workplace wellness programs.