Workplace Health and Safety

Emergency Action Plan: Preparing for an Emergency Before It Happens 

Emergency Action Plan: Preparing for an Emergency Before It Happens  By Strategic Human Resources, Inc. The best way to prepare for an emergency is before it happens. The workplace is not immune to emergencies even with the best preparations. Each day, companies across the world deal with small issues like health and safety to major incidents like natural disasters.  While we can’t control the weather to stop hurricanes, tornadoes, or even wildfires, we can help

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Help Manage Your Stress With These Summer Recipes

Help Manage Your Stress With These Summer Recipes With work (and the gym, kids, church, sports, family, laundry) you probably have a lot going on in the day-to-day. Every little thing on your schedule and to-do list adds up – and that can not only be time-consuming but can also lead to a great deal of stress. Even if you’re enjoying what you do (for work and in your free time), everyone gets overwhelmed from

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Loving Your Job — Whether You Like It Or Not

Loving Your Job — Whether You Like It Or Not With Valentine’s Day in the middle of the month, February is often associated with themes of hearts and affection and love. While the traditions of the commercial holiday may be hokey to some, it is actually a great opportunity to remind yourself of the importance of loving the work you do every day. To help employees find ways to feel passionate about their jobs, every

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Reasonable Suspicion Testing: 3 Essential Points to Protect Your Company

Managers and Human Resource specialists regularly deal with many difficult issues in maintaining a safe and productive workplace. Few of those issues are more challenging and sensitive than reasonable suspicion drug screening. Also known as probable cause or simply “for cause” testing, drug screening in these cases is performed when an employee demonstrates behaviors that suggest drug or alcohol use while on the job. Of course, maintaining a drug-free work environment is critical in ensuring

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Employee Drug Screening: Creating a Safer and More Productive Workplace

Drug Testing can Create a Safer and More Productive Workplace The use and abuse of illicit substances is a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  While drug use has a negative impact on many areas of society, it is particularly hazardous in a workplace environment. Employees under the influence of drugs and alcohol present numerous risks to workplace safety, productivity and are at risk to potentially cost employers billions of dollars

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How to Create a Positive Work Culture

In the last ten to twenty years, a focus on the importance of organizational culture has increased. Potential employees are now indicating that a company’s culture is a component of their decision-making process when deciding to apply to or accept a position. Not only is it essential for attracting quality talent, but it is also necessary for retention. When employees feel positive about their employer, they are more likely to be more invested in the

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5 Brown Bag Healthy Lunch Options

Paper bags and healthy meals – ecology in the service of health Due to the hectic lifestyle and too many obligations we often don’t have the time for a healthy diet at work. Most often we are forced to buy something from the bakery or order the delivery at work. With this type of diet, most of the people get the infamous “heavy feeling” and just want to sleep after the lunch time. Many things

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Better Mornings, Start Here

Sleep, that blessed part of the day when you close your eyes, curl up in a bed that feels like a piece of cloud and float into a dream. To those that dream sleep feels like an eternity but something screeches at 5 o’clock hammering your ears like a jackknife and you are transformed. Ragged, bewildered and in denial you sluggishly get out of bed, part the curtains and watch the sun ascend, sleep behind

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Five Exercises to Help Your Recover from Standing All Day

On Your Feet All Day? These Five Exercises Can Stretch to Help Recover Being on your feet all day is grueling. It takes its toll on your legs and the rest of the body. After a few hours you feel the consequences, prickly numbness begins to spread through your calves causing discomfort. By the end of the day you just want to collapse on a seat. If you ever find yourself in a job that

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How to Adjust to a New Shift

Humans are programmed by nature to work by day.  The nine to five shift by far is the most ideal arrangement. But sometimes work commitments don’t allow this. Professionals who work round the clock such as nurses, policemen and firefighters may find that they have to adjust their body clock to shifting schedules. This isn’t a pleasant experience because it doesn’t only affect our biology but our personal lives as well. Our time schedule is

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