Tag: CDC

Diabetes Prevention: How Employers Can Save Lives and Money by Using a Simple Program

Employees who have diabetes cost companies twice as much as healthy employees.  A report from the American Diabetes Association shows that diabetes costs the country roughly $245 billion a year in lost work, wages and medical costs. The federal government has created healthy-living programs and conducted research over the year to stop the diabetes epidemic […]

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Feds Crack Down on Mandatory Flu Shot Policies

With flu season upon us, employers may be tempted to require that employees receive a flu shot. After all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the flu costs employers about $10 billion each year in healthcare costs. And receiving the shot can drastically reduce an individual’s risk of contracting the flu, […]

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Key Questions for Long-Term Workplace Disruptions

Yesterday, attorney Tracy Moon outlined some of HR’s responsibilities relating to emergency management preparedness. But what happens when the disruption morphs from “immediate crisis” to “long-term state of affairs”?

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HR Quiz: Telecommuting and H1N1 Flu

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has declared H1N1 influenza, commonly known as the Swine Flu, to be an epidemic. It seems like every national nightly news program brings more stories of outbreaks, school closings, and even deaths — and it’s just the beginning of flu season. What’s a conscientious employer to do? Take the […]

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Government Resources for Employers on H1N1 Swine Flu

Many departments and agencies in the federal government provide helpful information for individuals, businesses and health care providers on responding to pandemic flu and developing plans to deal with contagious diseases and other emergencies. The following is information from the federal government directed toward businesses. ADA-Compliant Employer Preparedness For the H1N1 Flu Virus – EEOC […]

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Bulletin: NIOSH Produces Free Workplace Violence DVD for Employers

The National Institute for Ocupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has produced a new training tool about preventing workplace violence. “Violence on the Job” is a 27-minute video (in two separate programs) that discusses practical measures for identifying risk factors for violence at work, and it offers recommendations and resources to help keep workers safe. The […]

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News Notes: Free Manual On Evaluating Workplace Safety And Health Changes

If you’re like many employers, you continually make changes in the workplace to boost employee health and safety. But it can be difficult to measure whether the changes are effective or whether other fixes are needed. Now, the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has made a new manual and a companion webpage […]

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