Wellness

Most people have heard that workers who sit for hours every day without getting up and moving around are at increased risk for cardiovascular and other health problems—especially if they aren’t physically active off the job—but a new study has found that workers who sit may be up to 46 percent less productive than workers who use workstations that allow them to stand or sit.

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The saying about some people thriving under pressure seems to be borne out by a survey of more than 400 advertising and marketing executives interviewed by The Creative Group, a marketing and creative staffing agency serving the United States and Canada.

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Legalized marijuana is becoming increasingly prevalent, with 23 states and the District of Columbia having legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. That means more than 150 million Americans now have legal access to marijuana.

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A study by the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that more than 50 percent of workers who are experiencing depression symptoms do not perceive a need to seek treatment.

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Every day across the United States, some 45 people die as a result of using prescription painkillers. Here are five things you should know about prescription painkiller abuse and workplace safety.

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The direct and indirect costs of workplace eye injuries, and how to avoid them.

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The direct and indirect costs of workplace eye injuries, and how to avoid them.

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The NSC says abuse of narcotic prescription painkillers has reached epidemic proportions and its negative effects are reaching into the workplace.

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A mental health services provider has reached a company-wide settlement with OSHA to better protect its workers against workplace violence, after one of its workers was abducted and murdered.
In January 2011, Stephanie Moulton, a 25-year-old residential counselor at a group home in Revere, MA, was …

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Workplace stress is the harmful, physical and emotional response that occurs when there is a poor match between job demands and the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. There are four main physiological reactions to stress. Do you know what they are?

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