There’s nothing like a generous, corporate wellness program to get bright, talented techies flocking to your company’s door. Perks might range from a discounted gym membership, onsite health center to volunteering incentives and family-centered policies. But the general idea is that such schemes attract and retain talent, and act as a competitive differentiator. According to […]
If you plan to indulge in some Halloween candy next week, you might need to eat a salad and run an extra mile or two. If you’re one of the 29 million U.S. adults who suffer from Type 2 diabetes, however, your challenges are more serious. Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder wherein the pancreas does […]
March 24, 2014 is World Tuberculosis Day. The slogan this year is “Reach the 3 million.” Every year, approximately 9 million people are afflicted by this infectious disease. Of those, 3 million are “missed” by health systems. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 450,000 people were infected with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012.
Chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), formaldehyde, solvents and pesticides have been shown to impact the reproductive health of men and women who are exposed to them at work.
Infectious disease risks often pose a serious problem in the workplace. From the seasonal flu to respiratory diseases, a plethora of infectious diseases is responsible for worker illnesses, and in worse-case scenarios, death.
As more companies send employees on global travel, it’s important for safety and health managers to have a proper infection control system. If an employee contracts an infectious disease, the possibility of spreading it throughout the company could develop into a serious problem for the employer.
The word navigator conjures up an image of an expert guide who ensures our safety on stormy seas.
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.