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Next Generation of Worksite Wellness

May 1st, 2017

Highlights from the presentation at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. Today, many worksite wellness programs emphasize physical health, focusing on health risk factors, and disease management in order to reduce healthcare costs. Yet, the history of health promotion has holistic and broad roots. Health is a complex biopsychosocial concept. As such, complete health and health […]

Align Occupational Health & Safety as a Business Strategy

May 1st, 2017

Highlights from the workshop presented at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. Many leaders in the health & safety field believe that it is not just important that we demonstrate value, but that it is critical to our professions that we do so. It is also imperative that we align our services and programs to the […]

Corporate Volunteering Grows as Key Driver of Workplace Culture

April 30th, 2017

Benevity clients embrace democratized programs that build employee engagement with diverse workforces. … grant making and volunteering was used by enterprise clients to achieve record growth in volunteering, helping to drive employee engagement and skills development, while making a positive social impact in their local communities. “We’re seeing more companies move away from traditional month-of-service programs […]

Metacognition and Emotional Intelligence: The Keys to Effective Leadership and Overall Well-Being

April 30th, 2017

Highlights from the workshop presented at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. David and Karen facilitated a workshop on: Metacognition and Emotional Intelligence: The Keys to Effective Leadership and Overall Well-Being. Great leaders need to understand and master their own psyches. There are many models of leadership styles; however, the key foundation for effective leadership – […]

Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28th, 2017

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA […]

Danone CEO Announces Intention to Deepen Work with B Lab

April 28th, 2017

On April 27th, at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber announced the company’s plan to deepen their work with B Lab and to design a roadmap for Danone to ultimately obtain B Corp certification as a global entity. The public statement is the first of its kind by a multinational corporation, signaling […]

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies – A TBJ’s Healthiest Employer Winner

March 30th, 2017

Congratulations to Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDBU), a winner of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 Healthiest Employers! This was FDBU’s first year to apply for the award, and so it is an honor to be among the top 25. And even more of a surprise since they applied after the first year of implementing their program. […]

Are You Throwing Money to the Wind?

March 30th, 2017

A recent HBR Blog mentioned that employee engagement scores remain low even though organizations are spending millions – 100s of millions – of dollars to improve engagement. Why such poor results? The reason given is that most engagement initiatives are nothing more than ‘an adrenaline shot’ rather than seeking sustainable solutions and experiences that create […]

Considering ISO 45001?

March 30th, 2017

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements, is due for release in 2017 to help organizations reduce the burden of injuries and illnesses. Tracking indicates that over 6,300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3million every year, which breaks down to, 262 happening every hour 65 […]

OSHA’s Safe & Sound Campaign

March 27th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign” recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths. The document summarizes that employers have proven that safety and health programs reduce the numbers of injuries and […]