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Return to Work Steps to Reduce Exposure to Coronavirus

As We Return to the Office There are many things to consider as we begin returning to the office. Who at higher risk? What is the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and where can I find supply? What will the check in procedure be? What if someone becomes sick? Communicate […]

Giggling is Good For You

Laughter is strong medicine. It strengthens your immune system, increases your overall sense of well-being, and it’s a good workout (my favorite workout). Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine, and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones, like endorphins. Laughter increases […]

Remember to Rest

Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? You are not alone. Poor sleep leads to accidents, depression and taking a toll on your physical and mental health. To function well experts say the average adult needs between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. A person with underlying health […]

Food For Mood

Did you know an increase in vitamin B-9 can lower your risk for depression? A healthy diet and exercise are important to your mental health as well as your physical health. Food is your fuel. Premium fuel is important to great performance, subpar fuel can lead to damage. In other […]

May is Mental Health Month

These are uncertain times and uncertainty causes different levels of stress in everyone. The financial industry as a critical infrastructure has a particular stress point standing in the gap between caring for customers needs and fears, career pressure and personal stresses. Change and surprises cannot be avoided but there are […]

Don’t Forgo Ergo When Working From Home

  You may be one of the many employees recently unsettled into a new home work space. People are working from the couch, the floor, at the kitchen table, from their bed, or some combination of these. This leads to horrible posture while working and new aches and pains. Here […]

The Home Office – What Happens if My Employees is Injured?

    This topic is taking on a whole new level of importance.  In light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 threat, most employers are taking measures to protect the health of their employees and keep their workplaces safe.  Among those measures is requiring or encouraging employees to work remotely. In most cases, […]

Worker’s Comp and COVID-19

The big question is “Is Coronavirus covered by workers compensation in Michigan?” the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity states “An ordinary disease of life to which the public is generally exposed outside of the employment is not compensable.” Are occupational diseases covered? According to the workers’ compensation statute, […]

Workplace Injuries Show No Change From 2017 to 2018

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses between 2017 and 2018. This marks the first year since 2012 that the total recordable cases rate for workplace injuries and illnesses did not decline. Every employee deserves a safe work […]

PTSD Treatment, Who Needs It?

Post-traumatic stress disorder has become a household term, and this webinar covers how one psychiatrist approaches people who have difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. The session covers topics like the benefits and pitfalls of PTSD treatment, as well as what insurance companies can do when working […]