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2020 Stress

Recognize stress, build resilience, and know where to turn. The pandemic, current headlines, and the daily grind at work all cause stress. This year has been a tough one and we all need to remember to take care or ourselves and then help each other. Stress can cause a myriad […]

School’s Back In – Kind of…

Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it is time for a new school year! On top of the normal, every year stress of back to school, employees now have added stress from making education decisions for their kids due to COVID-19. How can you help your employees […]

Opioid Misuse Prevention Day & International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30th is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day and August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Over the last several weeks we have gone over many statistics about addiction and opioid misuse. Addiction is a far-reaching disorder that affects more than just the one person misusing the drug. From family to […]

It Takes A Village

Recovery isn’t easy, it takes routine, support, and time. These pillars of recovery have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Isolation or the flip side, the lack of personal space, can increase negative feelings and the need to escape. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous have meetings that allow peers to connect […]

Do You Know The Most Common Addictions?

No one expects to develop an addiction when they begin experimenting. However, continued experimentation can lead to addiction, often without the person realizing they have become addicted until they try to stop. There are 11 criteria for addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  […]

Addiction and The Workplace

August 30, 2020, is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day. This month in #workcompwednesday we will post some sobering statistics regarding addiction in the workplace. Addiction is a mental disorder that compels someone to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even though they have harmful consequences. Addictions destroy marriages, friendships, and […]

Do You Walk & Talk?

6 billion text messages sent every day in the US, has increased the number of serious and fatal injuries because of one factor—distraction. Take time for these simple precautions and consider the following questions while using your phone or other hand-held device: Step aside and stop to talk or text. […]

Is it a Watch or a Warning?

Make sure you know the difference between a watch and a warning. If there is a watch that means conditions are favorable for a storm in your area, be prepared. If there is a warning that means, there is a storm happening in your area, be indoors and away from […]

Working While Distracted

Fewer people are getting injured on the job as loss-control strategies improve, according to Keith Coleman, EVP for Beard Construction Group, Inc. However, concern is mounting about self-insured workers’ comp exposure to a troubling trend. “The biggest liability for us now is having employees in company vehicles on the road,” […]

Safety with Cleaning Products

Measures for protecting workers from exposure to, and infection with, COVID-19, depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and contamination of the work environment. We are all adapting infection control strategies based on assessment using […]