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Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance to these U.S. Companies The move was part of its Worthington Industries’ Safe Works program, which began as a safety initiative in 2001 and became the company’s official safety management program in June 2006.…

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7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

“Workers’ compensation creates frustration for employers because most don’t understand how they can lower their costs.” Ray Gage master workers’ compensation advisor If you’ve ever tried to read the fine print in a workers compensation insurance agreement, you’re aware of…

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Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

It’s a study that appears to be done every 15 years with the estimated price tag including direct and indirect costs and counting all externalities to society. It has only been analyzed twice by J. Paul Leigh, a professor of…

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Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

Can You Trust Employee Health and Wellness to Conventional Medicine?

The United States is the global leader in healthcare spending but its results are dismal, according to several organizations. The latest report is from the Social Progress Index and the results are revealing. According to the report, the United States…

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5 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Take Care of Safety at the Workplace

5 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Take Care of Safety at the Workplace

Occupational hazards and collateral damage have started being taken as a way of life, a part of the routine. They are no longer an anomaly but neither are lawsuits and wailing family members of injured employees. Do we really want…

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Manage Occupational Risk with Behavior-Based Safety

Manage Occupational Risk with Behavior-Based Safety

“Behavior based safety focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applies a research-supported intervention strategy to improve what people do“ ~ E. Scott Geller – Building Successful Safety Teams Behavior-based safety (BBS) turns the traditional…

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Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite Health and Fitness

Onsite health and fitness has emerged as one of the major workplace opportunities to reduce the risk of injuries over the past few years.  Increasingly, employees are complaining of body aches, reduced mental concentration and an inability to perform required…

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Why American Companies are Utilizing Workplace Health Centers for Employee Wellnes

Why American Companies are Utilizing Workplace Health Centers for Employee Wellnes

With U.S. employers paying more than 36% more for healthcare than five years ago, many are choosing workplace health centers to cut costs while keeping their employees healthy. Workplace health centers contribute to not only lower healthcare costs but offer…

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Do Onsite Health Centers Provide a Positive ROI?

Do Onsite Health Centers Provide a Positive ROI?

Surprisingly, most employers (53%) are uncertain whether onsite health centers are providing a positive return-on-investment even though nearly 75% of executives have very high support for the centers, according to a 2012 study by Towers Watson. High management support however, indicates that most executives believe onsite health centers achieve considerable reductions in...

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Shifting a Health & Safety Culture from Reactive to Preventative

Shifting a Health & Safety Culture from Reactive to Preventative

Mike Tuck knew he was in for a challenge when he was appointed Plant Manager of Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) in Belmont, Michigan. The Kimberly-Clark veteran was tasked by leadership with turning around its recent acquisition, Jackson Safety. The safety supply manufacturer had a 30-year history of 9 to 15 injuries per year and the facility didn’t fit into Kimberly-Clark’s worldwide safety culture...

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