Posts by Scott Appnel

Reduce Employee Absences by Preventing Spread of Flu

Posted: September 24, 2019

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As we head into October, we are reminded that flu season is straight ahead. The good news is, it’s becoming easier to get vaccinated against various strains of influenza. Hospitals and pharmacies are stepping up and offering clinics and even drive-through centers in some cases. Employers, too, can play a role to help their employees [...] Read Post

A Wake-up Call about Sleepiness and Fatigue at Work

Posted: June 17, 2019

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According to a national poll administered by the American Sleep Foundation, more than one-third of the U.S. workforce report daytime sleepiness, which amounts to approximately 5.7 million individuals, or roughly the entire population of Denmark.* Fatigue and sleepiness are considered serious workplace hazards. They are different, but can be experienced together. Sleepiness refers to the [...] Read Post

Use of Illicit Drugs by U.S. Workers on the Rise

Posted: July 24, 2018

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HealthWorks Expands Drug Testing Program with Oral Fluid Collection Device The national focus on prescription opioids has driven abuse of those drugs down over the last year, according to a 2018 report in the Wall Street Journal. That’s the good news. Even so, the number of American workers testing positive for cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana [...] Read Post