Books, articles and commentaries abound on the value of empowering people to take a more active role in managing their own health.
The way employers enable learning and information-sharing plays an influential role in whether new employees will become safety leaders or safety liabilities.
It is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and observant Muslims around the world are celebrating. Those who are able are obliged to abstain from food and drink throughout the daylight hours, from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is based on the Islamic calendar so its timing varies. When it falls during the summer months, as […]
The American comedian Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid!” However, in the workplace you can prevent some of the stupidity caused by mental fatigue.
In my home town in California, workplace sexual harassment allegations that came to light in November have shaken the sheriff’s department and rattled the community. The lurid “he said/she said” claims being publicly aired are familiar to many employers who have dealt with sexual harassment lawsuits.
In a recent post, I discussed the rights of healthcare organizations to mandate flu vaccinations and for employees to decline them. Other types of industries are also wrestling with this issue. Many employers have business needs, worker protection and public health concerns that may justify a flu vaccine policy.
Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.
On July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark the World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.
UL Workplace Health and Safety’s evolution of safety timeline gives us a unique perspective into how catastrophic events and work-related deaths and injuries can be prevented when we make the effort to glean lessons from the past.
A recent blog post by my colleague Jonathan Jacobi about the appropriate use of humor in workplace safety training has me thinking about the application of humor in other situations, such as personal health crises, natural disasters and global pandemics.