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A Guide to Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

By Brent Kruel | May 12, 2022

According to a Gallup State of the American Workplace survey, a mere 3 out of 10 workers agreed strongly that their opinions at work mattered. That means that 7 out of 10 working Americans feel that their input at work is valued to some extent, on the high end. This is an example of how …

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Workplace First Aid Training: Why and Where to Get It

By Brent Kruel | May 7, 2022
Workplace First Aid Training

Whether first-aid training is required for your workplace by OSHA, or if you want to increase safety at your organization, workplace first aid training is an excellent way to improve your fiscal bottom line and helps to cultivate healthier workplace culture. Having a workforce trained in first-aid will reduce the severity of any health emergencies, …

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Building a Workplace Injury Prevention Program

By Brent Kruel | April 28, 2022
Workplace Injury Prevention Program

As an employer, you know that your employees are your organization’s biggest asset. By building a workplace injury prevention program, employers protect their largest asset and optimize it as well. Study after study has shown that implementing a successful workplace injury prevention program often leads to higher productivity, greater work quality, reduced turnover, lower costs, …

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Functionally Optimized Massage vs. Physical Therapy for Workers

By Brent Kruel | April 21, 2022
Functionally Optimized Massage vs. Physical Therapy for Workers

With the costs of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) mounting, many organizations are turning to physical therapy and functionally optimized massage to solve MSD’s before they start, and to help employees with MSDs recover faster and find relief sooner. The use of these treatments lowers overall healthcare costs, costs related to employee absence due to injury and …

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Workplace CPR Training: Why and Where to Get It

By Brent Kruel | April 14, 2022
Workplace CPR Training

Whether your workplace is required by OSHA to be certified in CPR, or if you simply want to make your workplace safer, then workplace CPR training is for you. In addition to meeting any OSHA requirements, there are intangible benefits. Workplace CPR training may help increase company morale. Holding CPR training in the workplace says …

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Telehealth Trends to Expect in 2022

By Brent Kruel | April 7, 2022
Telehealth Trends to Expect in 2022

With the onset of COVID-19, health providers had to adapt how they provided care for their patients. Where many physicians had been reluctant to start incorporating telehealth into their practices, they had no choice back in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. To give you a numerical example, in 2019, 8% of consumers reported …

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Everything You Need to Know About Pulmonary Function Tests

By Brent Kruel | March 31, 2022
Pulmonary Function Tests for Workplace Airborne Hazards

Pulmonary function tests are an essential part of worker safety in industries where they are exposed to irritating or harmful vapors, gases, fumes, or dust. OSHA regulations require spirometry, a type of pulmonary function test, for many industries with exposure to these harmful substances. In this article, we’ll discuss what pulmonary function tests are, what …

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How to Prepare for Workplace Spirometry Test

By Brent Kruel | March 24, 2022
Workplace Spirometry Test

Spirometry might sound like an intimidating word, but it is actually the most common type of pulmonary function or breathing test. Spirometry helps assess breathing patterns that identify pulmonary, or lung, disorders including asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. In this article, we’ll discuss what spirometry is, why spirometry is done, why it’s important …

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Workplace Hearing Test: What to Expect and How to Interpret the Results

By Brent Kruel | March 17, 2022
Workplace Hearing Test: What to Expect and How to Interpret the Results

Do you think you might be experiencing hearing loss? Anyone can experience hearing loss and it often progresses very gradually, making it difficult to notice symptoms. Getting a baseline hearing test and following up every year is a good way to monitor for any changes in your hearing. In this article, we’ll discuss what a …

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Respirator Fit Testing: Why and Where to Get a Mask Fit Test

By Brent Kruel | March 10, 2022
Respirator Fit Testing

Workplaces where employees are regularly exposed to hazardous materials will require their workers to use a facial respirator, which provides protection and filtration. This includes exposure to harmful dust, fumes, gases, and other dangerous substances. Respirators allow employees to breathe safely, by filtering out any potentially harmful materials. These masks also protect from infectious particles, …

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