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What is a Return to Work Program?

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 25, 2018 4:58:30 PM

You may have heard the term “Return to Work program” if you’ve been injured on the job. Traditionally, these types of programs were introduced as a way to help employers save on workers’ compensation costs by allowing the injured worker to slowly transition back into the workforce. Now, Return to Work (RTW) programs have taken on a much more employee-friendly approach, helping to meet the needs of both the employer and employee.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

The Ultimate Playlist to Reduce Workplace Stress 

Posted by Kellie Collier on Feb 28, 2018 11:01:07 AM

Can music help relieve workplace stress? According to researchers at Stanford University, listening to music may change brain functioning to the same extent as medication. Music has been proven to act as a stress management tool, improve memory and even help you crush your workouts. 

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

Ultimate Winter Worker Safety List

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jan 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Frigid winter temperatures are not to be taken lightly – especially when you’re working in these cold climates. Outdoor or road workers are often susceptible to the harmful hazards of winter, including icy roads, frost bite and slips/falls.   

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

4 Free Safety Training Courses

Posted by Kellie Collier on Oct 25, 2017 11:10:00 AM

OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in the safety industry or are looking to better your work environment by learning about safety improvements, OSHAcademy Occupational Safety & Health Training has got you covered. Their coursework is applicable to various safety roles and industries, and includes courses like “Tattoo and Body Art Employee Safety” and “Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Contractors”. This program gives you the flexibility to create your own training experience.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

Four Ways to Stress Less at Work

Posted by Kellie Collier on Sep 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It’s clear that American workers are stressed out. In a recent study of 2,000 workers by Paychex, more than 80% admitted at least one stressful point in their work life. And on a scale of one to five, 42% of these workers also admitted their stress level was at a three – while 26% rated their stress as a four.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

Taking Advantage of Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Posted by Kellie Collier on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may have noticed a new addition to your employee benefit package recently. Employee Assistance Programs, or EAPs, have become a new trend with employers who are looking to offer employees an avenue to address their mental and emotional well-being.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

Mental Health Coverage for First Responders

Posted by Kellie Collier on Aug 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7-8% of the U.S. population will have PTSD at some point in their life - amounting to 8 million adults with PTSD in a given year. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How Technology Has Influenced Patient Care

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 26, 2017 2:02:28 PM

In today’s world, technology has impacted almost every major industry. Your wants and needs are now at your fingertips thanks to technological advances like Facebook, Google and smartphones.

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Topics: Insider

5 Ways to Beat the Heat While Working Outside

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 3, 2017 11:52:04 AM

In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched their Heat Illness Prevention campaign, which promotes the importance of water, rest and shade to better protect workers from the effects of heat-related illness. High temperatures and direct sun exposure resulted in 31 heat-related worker deaths and 4,120 heat-related worker illness in 2012 alone and can induce severe health problems like heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat rash.

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

How PDMPs Have Impacted America's Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, or PDMPs, aren’t a new concept. They have, however, become a recent staple in the state and nationwide fight against opioid abuse.

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Topics: PDMP

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