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ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

ROI: Why Investments Into Safety Programs Are Much More That

Injuries and accidents are bad for business. Consider the consequences. First, operating costs immediately increase. Added expenses might come directly from adjustments to workers compensation rates or arrive in the form of regulatory fines levied by outside agencies. In addition, how...

Introducing the Latest in Health and Safety Technology

Introducing the Latest in Health and Safety Technology

Every year, tech's best and brightest converge on Las Vegas, Nevada to unveil the latest gadgets and gizmos available to the public. And this year was no exception.  CES 2019 always has its share of fantastic TV and digital displays that always attract a crowd; but some of the more...

The Business Case for Wellness

The Business Case for Wellness

Comparing WELL to LEED presents quite a challenge because it is easy to measure the return on investment (ROI) for LEED. Building owners are guaranteed energy and water savings which are both easy to document and track savings.  WELL tries to demonstrate this by creating an office design...

I Thought the Flu Season Was Over…

I Thought the Flu Season Was Over…

Not even close. The CDC reports widespread activity in 43 states, including all of the Deep South, Southeast, and Middle Atlantic. Many of these states are currently heading toward or reaching their peak. For example, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services reported a...

The Benefits of WELL

The Benefits of WELL

Back in June, I wrote an article entitled, “LEED for People,” where we discussed how a new building standard known as "WELL" was beginning to take shape.  The new standard sought to consider the effects of the built environment on its occupants – specifically the health, mental...

Kick Off a Healthy New Year

Kick Off a Healthy New Year

We have heard it all before. Conventional wisdom says we are likely to gain anywhere from 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. This sounds logical, since during the holiday season we face: More parties, snack foods and big celebratory meals; Stress and holiday commitments,...

Understanding Seasonal Influenza – Part II

Understanding Seasonal Influenza – Part II

This is Part II of our 2 Part Series on Influenza (or what is commonly referred to as "the Flu"). In Part I, we discussed what exactly the flu is, signs and symptoms and how it spreads. In Part II, we explore the seriousness of the virus and prevention methods. How Serious is the Flu?...

Understanding Seasonal Influenza – Part I

Understanding Seasonal Influenza – Part I

This is Part I of our 2 Part Series on Influenza (or what is commonly referred to as "the Flu"). In Part I, we will explore what exactly the flu is, signs and symptoms and how it spreads. Have You Ever Had the Flu? Influenza (or "the flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by...

Back to Basics: Reducing Workplace Back Injuries

Back to Basics: Reducing Workplace Back Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) (including those of the neck, upper extremities and especially the lower back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness.  MSDs affect the muscles,...