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Advice for Employers in States Where Medical Marijuana is Legal– Relax!

August 30, 2013 - Posted by Eugene Keefe

Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

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Topics: occupational health, risk management, employees

Loss leaders: Incidence rates for workforce safety and health

November 09, 2012 - Posted by Dr. Scott Harris

In their recent report on 2011 incidence rates for the U.S. workforce, BLS noted that “The rate reported for 2011 was unchanged for the first time in a decade during which the total recordable cases (TRC) injury and illness incidence rate among private industry employers declined significantly each year since 2002.” Translation: rates had gone down each year since 2002, but in 2011 they stayed the same as 2010. So with no improvement last year, what went wrong? Maybe nothing.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety, Featured

Making the case for worker responsibility

November 05, 2012 - Posted by Bill Grana

A few weeks ago I wrote about how my experience working in the concession stand at a high school football game inspired me to encourage employers to first seriously consider general conditions and physical and mental stresses to which the workforce is subjected before they blame workers for accidents and injuries.

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Topics: occupational health, workplace safety

Managing your time: keys to a safe & healthy workforce

October 17, 2012 - Posted by Karen O'Hara

Part 2 of the Keys to a safe & healthy workforce blog series

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Topics: wellness, occupational health, workplace safety, Featured, healthcare