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Attitude of Gratitude

Around Thanksgiving, we like to think about what we’re grateful for. Actually, it’s something to think about all year round, but this time of year tends to bring gratitude into focus.   Origin of Thanksgiving When the Pilgrims came over the ocean, they didn’t find the land very hospitable for them. It didn’t have the [...]

By |2019-10-23T12:02:09-08:00November 26th, 2019|Safety Everywhere|0 Comments

Wobble Wobble Wobble: Another Way to Move At Work

Move at work, we said. Get up from your seat, we said. Stand sometimes, we said. Walk down the hall, we said. Turns out, there are even MORE ways to move! That don’t necessarily require getting up from the desk. (Though you should still be doing that too.)   Active Seating No, this is not [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:57:31-08:00November 19th, 2019|Safety Culture, Wellness|0 Comments

#TuesdayTruth: The Modern World Isn’t Great For Our Health

To a certain extent, staying healthy means fighting society. There are a lot of conveniences that are really just bad for us. At the same time, some of the physical labor that we do perform, is likely to cause injuries if not done properly. Convenience is harmful when there’s too much of it Labor-saving devices… [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:51:20-08:00November 12th, 2019|Safety Everywhere, Wellness|0 Comments

Sitting TOO Long?  Here Are 4 Simple Tips To Get You UP And More Active At Work!

As an office worker, you know sitting all day is bad for you. You’ve even got your standing desk ready to go. If your work surface is a folding table, all you need is a set of folding table risers. But how do you get from sitting all day to standing? Try a 30-day challenge! [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:51:04-08:00October 15th, 2019|Safety Everywhere, Wellness|0 Comments

Does Junior need a standing desk too?!

For children, standing isn’t necessarily about, well, standing. It’s more about encouraging movement in the classroom.  Moving around doesn’t just help prevent obesity, which is an epidemic for our kids here in America. It’s also beneficial for learning and interacting! Why is it important for kids to stand? 1. They already spend a lot of [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:55:30-08:00September 23rd, 2019|Wellness|0 Comments

Job making your weight scale GROAN?

According to a recent study, working at an office plays a role in weight gain. Nearly two-thirds blame the workplace for their struggle with their scales. Nine out of ten gainers agree that the office played a role. As most of us know, me included, it’s a lot easier to gain the weight than to [...]

By |2019-10-16T16:56:27-08:00September 16th, 2019|Wellness|0 Comments

Easy, Every Day Ergonomic Fixes for Everyone

In this day and age, we do a lot of repetitive tasks. Not only at work, but at home too. Ergonomic design, which helps people stay healthy as they perform tasks, isn’t just for workers.  Using proper techniques at home can help avoid repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. They're bothersome and [...]

By |2019-08-26T07:12:19-08:00August 26th, 2019|Safety Everywhere|2 Comments

Retail workers get hurt too… how can you keep them safe?

Retail safety operations often focus on front of house operations, to keep both workers and  customers safe.  But what about the back of the house? Injuries in the retail space In 2016, the Bureau of Labor found the most reported injury was overexertion, followed by contact with objects and/or people. Slips, trips and falls are [...]

By |2019-07-31T13:50:31-08:00August 13th, 2019|Injury prevention|0 Comments

Why are repetitive stress injuries in the workplace so… stressful?

While there are all kinds of ways that workers can be injured, issues from repetitive stress can often be the most difficult (and expensive) to resolve.  Why are these injuries so important to address? Naturally we want to protect workers from all injuries! The idea is to have a zero-incident workplace. But it’s especially important [...]

By |2019-07-31T13:45:30-08:00August 6th, 2019|Injury prevention|0 Comments