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What’s the Difference Between Psychiatrist, Psychologisy, & Counselor?

In a study of 2,000 Americans, 88% said they’ve experienced at least one of the symptoms that professionals use to assess depression. It is likely that many of your coworkers have been to some type of mental health professional. Many people can feel overwhelmed when they start searching for the […]

Take a Vacation – Not a Trip

Summer is in full swing and everyone’s schedules are busy. Employees are ready to get out and about, back to the office, out to lunch, out for a quick walk. Fresh air and sunshine are invigorating but remember to watch where you step. Being conscious of where you walk in […]

The Most Stressful Events

Stress makes life significantly harder, interferes with y0ur career and diminishes your physical health. It is important to prioritize your emotional and mental health. The 5 life events listed below are some of the most challenging times in a person’s life. It is my personal experience that many people experience […]

Where Can I Find Help?

We all suffer at times and having resources is a must. Here are a few organizations and sites that can help you find the help you need. Knowing where to go could help save you or someone close to you. SAMHSA National Helpline – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services […]

When Volunteering Outside Watch Out!

Summertime is in full swing and cleaning out weeds from the flower beds around our own buildings and volunteer work in our community can be hazardous. This could lead to unexpected workers’ compensation claims. Do you know what the common poisonous plants in your area are and what to do […]

Do I Have A Mental Health Problem?

Everyone has challenges in life that impact their mental health. Sometimes fear, sadness, pressure, and stress can morph into mental health problems that we can’t address on our own. When addressed we may be able to work through these issues in a short period of time or it may be […]

Building Blocks of Safety

Be Clear Safety expectations need to be set, communicated to everyone, and integrated into every department of an organization. Responsibility Share the responsibility. The belief that each individual should act responsibly for the good of all fellow employees. Accountability Be held accountable and lead by example. A leader’s behavior influences […]

The latest news from the Michigan Council of Self-Insured Group Administrators (MCSIGA) regarding Work Comp Agency Rule 101620, HB 4753, and HB 4822 Which employers will continue to be required to file a claim for all COVID-19 positive. If you have any questions please contact Natisha Jorae at njorae@mibankers.com

When to Stop Cruising

Do you have good driving habits? You might think using cruise control in the rain to keep a steady speed is safe. This is a myth! Using cruise control in any slippery condition can cause your vehicle to hydroplane and spin or skid. There are many reasons for hydroplaning; poorly […]

Are You Sleep Deprived?

In America, 70% of adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night. Michigan is one of the top 11 states where a prevalence of adults get less than 7 hours of sleep. In 2011 Writing in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the researchers […]