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Cardiovacular Disease Affects Employers

Just a Little Heart Attack Cardiovascular disease affects employers. There are many reasons to encourage healthy practices among the workforce. Over 7% of adults in Michigan have coronary heart disease. Heart Disease Costs: 56 hours of productivity lost per year An average of 13 days lost per year Costs $1,000 […]

Warm Hands, Warm Heart

Be kind to your heart. Cold weather puts immense strain on the heart. Low temperatures cause your blood vessels and arteries to narrow, restricting blood flow and reducing oxygen to the heart. Your heart must pump harder to circulate blood through the constricted blood vessels. As a result, your blood pressure and […]

What are the signs of a heart attack?

Would you know if a teammate was having a heart attack? That is a trick question because there are many symptoms and some people having a heart attack can have many symptoms, a few symptoms, or no symptoms. The most common signs of a heart attack are: Chest pain or […]

Go Get the AED!

Do you know how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)? Do you know where the nearest AED is? This life-saving piece of medical equipment is available in many public buildings and knowing where it is and how to use it can save someone’s life. American Red Cross, CPR/AED classes […]

Are You Relaxing on Winter Safety?

Don’t relax on winter safety! Discuss workplace winter procedures and know who is in charge of keeping walkways and parking lots clear Remember to wear boots and be aware of icy conditions Report any injury to your supervisor or HR department as soon as possible Consider keeping a go-kit including […]

Don’t Let Ice Sneak Up On You

Are you prepared for snow and ice? It has been a mild winter throughout the state this winter, but more snow and cold weather are on the way. Great for winter sports, not great for walking. Slip and falls have a way of sneaking up on us. Remember to keep […]

How Safe is Your Holiday?

The holiday season is upon us! If you need good examples of what NOT to do, please watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This time of year brings with it many emotions for many different reasons and all the stresses that go along with it. The time of year when work […]

Is There a Safe Way to Fall?

There are many reasons why we fall. Every day somebody somewhere is taking a spill. Falls can cause major breaks and take many months of physical therapy to recover from. So how can we prevent falls? All falls cannot be prevented but there is a safer way to fall. # […]

A Little Ice, A Big Hazard

Winter brings many hazards that you need to prepare for. Slips and falls are our most common injuries. Snow and ice removal keep walkways and parking lots safe. Remove snow quickly after snowfalls, and salt regularly to keep ice from building up. Make sure eaves are properly installed, and check that downspouts […]

10 Items You Should Have in Your Car This Winter

Having the following items in your vehicle emergency kit will help keep you safe, warm, and on the road this winter. Jumper Cables – This item you should have in your car no matter the season. If you need to jump a battery remember to connect positive cables first, second […]