Kudos to employers who offer employees health promotion programs, even when they are preaching to the choir or their message is falling on deaf ears. They believe in the value of prevention.
Employer engagement exists when the values and practices of a company support the needs of society as well as the profitability of the business.
This is my fourth post in a five-part series on workplace health and safety trends for 2013, taking off on my forecast for 2012.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2011 there were just over 2.8 million temporary workers in the U.S. — about 2.3 percent of the workforce that year. “Temps” are classified by BLS under Temporary Help Services (NAICS 56132).
This is the third post of five in which I discuss trends for 2013, bringing you up to date on my predictions from last year.
Drug-free workplace programs are considered by many to be an effective way for employers to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety.
In my previous post, I brought you up to date on the first of five predictions I made a year ago on trends in occupational health and safety.
When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.
The looming physician shortage, coupled with expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, an aging population and other pressures on the U.S. healthcare system are driving some occupational medicine providers to reposition themselves to take on primary care.
The November election brought yet another twist in our nation’s roller-coaster ride with marijuana.