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Prepare for Active Shooters

The third week of National Safety Month focuses on workplace violence and Preparing for Active Shooters. Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior… Read More


Can your wellness program keep pace with high tech employees?

By now you’ve probably heard that one-size-fits-all workplace wellness programs don’t work. In today’s high tech world, we’re wired to expect a personalized experience. Your employees assume their technology is learning who they are and delivering relevant content – they expect the same from their wellness program. Employees need a seamless experience that reflects who… Read More


Opioids in the workplace

May 16, 2017 Reprint From Philly.com – by Harold Brubaker & Jane M. Von Bergen –  Pilly.com Staff Writers Former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles had a 1980 World Series ring on his finger and trouble in his heart. “I had been drinking and messing around most of my life,” he said. Opioids were not Noles’ addiction… Read More


5 Steps Businesses Can Take to Curb Opioid Abuse

  EAP’s Can Assist Employers – Opioid Abuse Opioid abuse is become more common in the workplace.  A new survey by the National Safety Council taken last month revealed that 70 percent of businesses say that prescription drug use – particularly use of opioids painkillers – has affected their business. According to the CDC, 91 people… Read More


Police Suicide — And The Solutions

Police Suicide— And The Solutions – By Andy O’Hara Reprint From       As of the end of the first quarter of 2017, 29 police officers have died of police suicide. Nationwide, an initial but significant increase in police suicide over the same period last year.  These are just the ones we know of and are… Read More


EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace

BY PAULA PEACOCK – Benefits Pro EAP’s remain best option for mental health in the workplace. Once considered to be the silent tsunami of the workplace, the issue of employee mental health is increasingly becoming a topic of conversation in C-suites around the country — and rightfully so. When it comes to the impact of mental… Read More


LGBTQ Support in the Workplace

Reprinted with permission – Employee Assistance Report – LGBTQ By Carolyn Ruck According to the Welcoming Project, more than 9 million American adults identify themselves as LGBTQ  (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning). They represent diverse ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, religious convictions, and belief systems, as do their allies. This fact, combined with increasing employment protections, means employees… Read More


Harassment and inequality should be treated like a workplace hazard

    Hard hats and boots or rape and sexual harassment. Which of these says Occupational Health and Safety to you? When we think of workplace safety we’ve been conditioned to concentrate more on ‘lifting from the knees’ than gendered violence and it is about time that changed. Last week Fairfax Media released its investigation… Read More


25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

These 25 expert tips will help you fight holiday stress relax and actually enjoy the holidays. Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? Holiday stress-busting tips The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with the in-laws. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful… Read More


Exercise at work also has mental health benefits

Spending too many hours sitting at your desk or inside an office is known to be unhealthy, so workplace health programs have been designed to improve employees’ physical health by encouraging exercise and activity. Now researchers at UCLA have shown another important but lesser-recognized benefit to such programs: improved mental health. With half of all… Read More