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Crack Down On Vaping Coming

The FDA said it is cracking down hard on sales of vaping products to teenagers and might consider taking e-cigarettes off the market completely if makers don’t do more to stop exponential sales to teenagers. One e-cigarette company (take a look – Juul) created...

Distorted Thinking

I went to the grocery story earlier in the week and noticed how full the produce section was – filled with a beautiful array of colorful fruits and vegetables – while much in the inner aisles were already fairly empty in anticipation of Florence —...

Be Prepared: Grab and Go Emergency Bag

Below is a list of considerations to make easily accessible in case of emergencies. This became more important to us after talking with a colleague whose co-worker lost all during the CA fires. He had 5 minutes to get to his car. Now an emergency is days away for NC...

Cultivating Inner and Outer Nutritional Wisdom

Cultivating Inner and Outer Nutritional Wisdom is a complete well-being program that supports wellness AND changes our approach to diets. Cultivating Inner and Outer Nutritional Wisdom is a program based on meditation, mindful self-awareness, inner wisdom, and...

Presenting the 2018 Best For The World: Changemakers

DIMENSIONS MADE THE LIST!!!  On Sept. 5, 2018, B Lab released the list of 2018 Best For The World: Changemakers. This list celebrates the companies tackling the hard work to make measurable, positive impact improvement. Each of the more than 2,500 Certified B...

Natural Light Is The Best Medicine For The Office

New research from Cornell University Professor Alan Hedge finds the optimal amount of daylight reduces eyestrain and headaches of office workers by 84 percent. Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and those in the working age range spend 2/3 or more...

To Stand Or Not To Stand? That Is The Question

It’s usually not a simple yes or no answer. There is much excitement around sit stand desk options. The desks have become quite popular and are perceived by many as the magic bullet to prevent prolonged sitting and address discomforts while working at computers. Sit...

Create A Top Down And Bottom Up Movement!

What Would Have Lasting Benefits For Your Organization: Managing People Or Leading Great Employees? We probably all agree on the answer, but there seems to be a practice gap. An article was recently published regarding why great employees leave what are believed to be...

ANSI Adopting ISO 45001

The national adoption of the ISO 45001 Standard (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) has been approved as an American National Standard. Stay tuned for more details!

Don’t Be Fooled By “Well-Washing”

Many organizations are expanding wellness program offerings that move beyond the physical dimension of health (biometric screenings, BMI, health risks), such as building resiliency, managing stress, and practicing meditation. While admirable and potentially...

Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28 was designated as Workers’ Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor the men and women who have lost their lives on the job. OSHA first began operating on this very day – April 28 – in 1971. Workplaces are certainly safer in the nearly 50 years since....

Social Impact 360

On April 21st, 2018, Social Impact 360 (SI360), the only youth-led movement in the business sector dedicated to solving social issues, today announced it is creating the 1st Service Corps for Business for Good. Social Impact 360 (SI360) is the first and largest...

The Happiness Factor and Why It Matters

According to one finding within a recent global wellness report (2018 Global Wellness Trends), happiness in the USA is plummeting. Of interest is that this has more to do with a lack of social connections and sense of community than with physical health or money. We...

Really? The 5th Leading Cause of Death

A new book, “Dying for a Paycheck” was published in March. The author argues that today’s work culture exacts a harmful toll on the health of employees. He sites an example given by a CEO: “I look out at the workplace and I see stress, layoffs, longer hours,...

Confused About Submitting Electronic Records?

We understand that there has been some initial confusion regarding what companies are required to submit the 300A summary electronically to OSHA. Companies with 250 or more employees that currently are required to maintain OSHA recordkeeping must submit...

ISO 45001 Has Been Published!

The bar has been raised! According to the announcement, “the world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has just been published, and is set to transform workplace practices globally.” ISO 45001, Occupational health...

Surprising? Or Not So Much?

A recent Willis Towers Watson survey paints a not so stellar report on employee views of workplace health and well-being programs; however, it may not be all that surprising to many. Only 1/3 of employees globally responded that their employers’ programs have helped...

ISO 45001 Update: Publication Likely To Be Soon

The first occupational health and safety international standard is set for publication release March 2018. ISO 45001 will help organizations provide a safe and healthy workplace and continually improve occupational health and safety performance, as well as prevent...

Educate Employees on Recycling!

Did you know that the U.S. exports about one-third of its recycling – and nearly half goes to China? China has used recyclables from around the world to supply its manufacturing boom. But now China has declared it will no longer accept recycled materials due to...

Another Reason Organizations Lose Talent

Recent research by Gallop revealed that highly talented employees who are not engaged were among those who had the highest turnover in organizations surveyed — on par with low talent, disengaged employees. This piggybacks on our previous blog, Why People Quit...

Is Raising The Pay Scale Enough?

Several large employers, such as Wal-Mart, are admirably raising the minimum wage paid to employees. This is an important decision, but is it enough? – a question raised in a recent HBR blog. It was interesting to read the perspective and what more could be done to...

Peacefully Ending The Weight Loss Struggle

As the New Year begins, so do the “new” resolutions to lose weight. Many well-meaning companies offer support by scheduling onsite weight loss programs and even challenges as part of their wellness program. Employees and companies resolve that this time they will be...

Why People Quit Their Jobs

An interesting case study presented in a recent article noted, yes, employees leave a job due to a toxic boss or work environment; HOWEVER, the case demonstrated that employees also leave when their job isn’t enjoyable, their strengths aren’t being used, and they...

How About A Different Approach?

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions continues despite the fact that by February most have already ‘broken’ theirs. This isn’t due to failings, weakness, or lack of will power, but instead based on many other factors including the power of habits,...

300A Recordkeeping Summary

It’s that time of year again! Just a brief reminder that it’s time to summarize your OSHA 300 Log by January 31st using the 300A recordkeeping summary form. The completed and signed 300A form is to be posted in a location easily accessible to employees. The posting...

2018 Labor Law Posters

It may be time to update your workplace labor law poster. There have been changes to the labor laws in 19 states, requiring labor law poster revisions effective January 2018. The posters can be purchased from vendors; however, the same posters are also available at no...