Tag: Safety

The 2018 OSHA Best Practices Workshop

Posted: November 19, 2018

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Exchanging ideas on employee safety, learning about corporate wellness What happens when you get environmental health and safety managers from a varied cross-section of regional businesses together in one room? You get ideas, innovation, and momentum! That was the case at Knoll, the East Greenville, Pa. furniture manufacturing company that hosted the 9th annual 2018 [...] Read Post

Mental Health at Work: It’s Time to Start Talking about It

Posted: September 24, 2018

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“Mental illness is the single greatest cause of worker disability in the United States.” – National Alliance on Mental Illness Considering this startling fact, you may wonder why there isn’t more focus on mental health in the workplace. Our experience as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider to hundreds of small and large businesses has [...] 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

Caring for the Caregivers at Work

Posted: January 25, 2016

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Larry (identity changed) was a single father who shared with me a terrifying experience he had recently. You see, Larry went into a diabetic coma, and was fortunately found by another family member who contacted emergency medical services. While speaking with him, the nurse and health coach in me wondered if this hard working father [...] Read Post

Food Safety for the Office

Posted: April 7, 2015

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Packing your lunch for work is a great idea. It can save time and money, as well as provide a healthier option to the cafeteria’s cheese steak special. However, if food is not stored properly, all efforts for a healthier lunch can be instantly wiped away. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods [...] Read Post