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7 Simple Workplace Safety Ideas

By Brent Kruel | March 3, 2022
workplace safety ideas

Focusing on workplace safety does more than take care of your employee’s physical well-being. One large area that is improved by workplace safety is morale. Keeping your employees safe will improve morale and when employees are happy in their jobs, they will be more productive. A hazardous workplace is damaging to the company’s bottom line …

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Workplace Health: Linking Physical Activity and Mental Health

By Brent Kruel | February 24, 2022
Physical Activity and Mental Health

Does physical health affect mental health? The short answer is a resounding yes. According to Harvard Medical School, exercise is an all-natural treatment to fight depression and is as effective as antidepressants in some cases. In the United States, one in 10 adults struggles with depression, and antidepressants are commonly prescribed. However, there is a …

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What is OSHA ETS?

By Brent Kruel | February 17, 2022
OSHA ETS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect the health of the general public and to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. Another purpose of the OSHA ETS is to protect the health of the unvaccinated populations in the workplace. Many people are unable to …

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A Guide to Pre-Employment Drug Tests

By Brent Kruel | February 10, 2022
A Guide to Pre-Employment Drug Tests

There are many ways employers can ensure the health and safety of their staff, like conducting fire drills and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. One common way that employers use to increase the safety of their employees is the pre-employment drug test. Drug and alcohol abuse costs employers 740 billion dollars a year. These costs include medical …

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What is a Wellness Program?

By Brent Kruel | February 3, 2022
Wellness Program

A wellness program is an “organized employer-sponsored program” created to help employees as they implement and maintain lifestyle changes that lower health risks, increase overall well-being, encourage productivity at work, and improve an organization’s bottom line. Wellness programs benefit both the employer and employee in a variety of ways. Wellness programs focus on supporting an …

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What is Occupational Health?

By Brent Kruel | January 27, 2022
What is Occupational Health?

Occupational health is a field of practice dedicated to supporting the health and safety of employees in the workplace. While occupational health solutions works with injured employees, one of its primary focuses and goals is to prevent injuries from happening in the workplace. Occupational health combines a variety of health-centered modalities to help employees heal …

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All You Need to Know about Corporate Health Fairs

By Brent Kruel | January 20, 2022
Corporate Health Fairs

Corporate health fairs are becoming more popular as employers seek to offer employee benefits, improve their employees’ health, and cut costs associated with healthcare. Corporate health fairs help employees take steps towards better health and wellness by empowering them with the knowledge and tools needed to reduce their healthcare expenses and lead happier healthier lives.  …

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How Case Management Can Help Reduce Healthcare Costs

By Brent Kruel | December 30, 2021
Case Management

A key part of many employee benefits is worker’s compensation. We’ll be examining worker’s compensation and how case management lowers costs while increasing health. Many workers’ compensation cases are musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) related. According to the Health and Safety Executive Journal, “The burden of MSDs to employers and workplaces is significant; and the most important …

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Taking Breaks at Work

By Brent Kruel | December 22, 2021
Breaks at Work

While we are legally allowed to take breaks at work, many of us probably feel guilty taking more than our legally allotted 30-minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks. Many workplaces frown on taking more breaks than these. The upper management likely thinks that more breaks equal less productivity, when in fact, studies are showing …

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Virtual Wellness Activities For Remote Workers

By Brent Kruel | December 15, 2021
Virtual Wellness Activities

With the advent of the age of working from home, many employers want to help support the wellness of their remote workers. Working remotely means that employees miss out on many aspects of employer wellness programs, like an afternoon walk with other employees or a break room stocked with healthy snacks and beverages. Remote workers …

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