Tag: Wellness Library

First-Aid Training … for Mental Health?

While it’s commonplace for employees to be trained in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in many workplaces, the concept of first responders for mental health crises is still in its infancy. Millions of workers take sick leave or paid time off each year because of mental illness, and employers face lost revenue through absenteeism, […]

More Pitfalls of Cash Wellness Incentives

In yesterday’s Advisor, Sonic Boom Wellness cofounder Bryan Van Noy provided the first three of his six reasons why cash is not as effective as a wellness incentive. Today, Van Noy provides his final three arguments against cash incentives, and provides a few alternatives for employers.

Wellness—A Great Holiday Gift for Your Employees

The month and a half leading up to New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited. Be sure that wellness at your company doesn’t fall by the wayside during the fun! Although […]

Leave Your Wellness Comfort Zone—More Tips for Employers

Yesterday’s Advisor presented the first two of five ways to invest in wellness from Dr. Gerard Malanga, MD, and Robert D. Woods Jr. Today, Malanga and Woods cover the final three. Malanga is the founder and partner of New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC, and New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. He also […]

The ACA: Do You Need to Train for Wellness Plan Requirements?

More of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been officially implemented this year, and organizations still have many questions as to which rules and regulations apply to them. With wellness programs becoming more common, some wonder if they are governed by the ACA (and if so, what they need to train for). […]

Train Employees to Follow These Flu Prevention Best Practices

  With serious outbreaks in several states, this year’s flu season is shaping up to be one to remember. Especially concerning is the fact that the vaccine may not be a good match for the virus. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging employers and employees to maintain a healthy, flu-free workplace this […]

Stand Up for Wellness Training

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that adults who sat for 11 or more hours per day had a 40 percent higher chance of dying prematurely over the next 3 years compared with those who sat for fewer than 4 hours per day. University of Sydney researchers reviewed the habits […]