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2003, 2015

Is your smoke alarm still working?

smoke detector (1 of 1)A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. A smoke alarm only works when it is properly installed and regularly tested. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer’s […]

1903, 2015

Machine Safety

machine-safety-300x231Machines can assist in improving production efficiency in the workplace. However these machines have moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces with the potential to cause severe workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from […]

1303, 2015

Staying Safe at the Pump

unnamedStatic electricity-related incidents at retail gasoline outlets are extremely unusual, but the potential for them to happen appears to be the highest during cool or cold and dry climate conditions. In rare circumstances, these static related incidents have resulted in a brief flash fire occurring at […]

1203, 2015

Tips For Driving in the Fog

119530-foggy-driving.1Driving in fog is dangerous because visibility is reduced. To keep safe, follow these five tips for driving in fog:

1.    Slow down.

If you cannot see where you are going, do not drive fast. Use your speedometer as a guide to regulate your speed, because thick […]

1003, 2015

New Workers’ Comp Reimbursement Rules Take Effect In Michigan

346181Changes in how doctors are paid for treating some injured employees covered by workers’ compensation are expected to address the long-term use of pain relievers and help cut medical costs for Michigan job providers, according to state officials.

The new rules prevent reimbursements for opioid treatment beyond […]

903, 2015

Passenger Without Seatbelt a Risk to Others in the Car

1_displayIn a study, published in the Jan. 21 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at the association between the death of a car occupant and the use of restraints, either a seat belt or child car set, of another occupant in […]

803, 2015

Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace

stress-e1370354386441Policy Considerations for Lowering Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace:

  • Teleworking and flex-schedule policies
  • Job-sharing, phased retirement options
  • Healthy commuting supports and incentives
  • Smoke-free building and campuses
  • Healthy foods, healthy meetings and green/sustainable environments policies
  • Peer support and mentoring programs
  • Policies promoting volunteering and community service
  • Time off work for health promotion, […]
603, 2015

How to Eat Healthy

heart2At the heart of good health is good nutrition. Make smart, healthy choices to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

INCLUDE

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish (preferably oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids), skinless poultry, and plant-based alternatives
  • Fat-free and low-fat dairy products
  • Healthier […]
503, 2015

Workplace Health Promotion Can Increase Productivity

Fit_for_life_fit_for_workIn general, healthier employees are more productive.

  • Healthier employees are less likely to call in sick or use vacation time due to illness
  • Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day
  • Because employee health frequently carries over into better health behavior that […]
403, 2015

Seat Belts: Why You Should Use Them

imgresThe figures are familiar: 40,000 people die each year in car accidents, the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35. Safety belts can prevent death in about half of these accidents. If you know this and are still not wearing a safety […]