Stress in the workplace is now a widespread epidemic. According to extensive research conducted by The American Institute of Stress, 40% of workers reported their job was “very” or “extremely” stressful, and 80% of workers feel stress on the job. And it costs U.S. businesses $190 billion in annual healthcare costs alone—$300 billion in total. […]
Tag: Workplace Safety
Safety is a key concern in any industry; however, it’s clear that some professions are more dangerous than others. Serious injury is more likely on an oil rig or mining operation than in an office setting.
Continuing from yesterday’s post, here are more things you can do to ensure your employees are properly prepared for emergencies and disasters.
In 2017, there were 10,000 deaths caused by natural disasters worldwide. And a lot of those occurred while people were on the job. In addition, research shows that the number of recorded natural disasters has increased quite a bit in the past century. So, it’s still critical, perhaps now more than ever, that we’re well-prepared […]
According to one report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 90% of the 6,450 transgender and gender-nonconforming people who were surveyed reported “experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it.” And a whopping 47% of the individuals surveyed reported being fired, not hired, or denied a promotion because of […]
Being able to accurately identify employees who suffer from a mental health illness should be a sincere concern for managers and supervisors inside the workplace, especially because one in every five Americans—44.7 million Americans—currently lives with a mental health illness.
In the past year or so, in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many organizations have been actively seeking ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. And over the past decade or so, statistics have revealed how deep-seated and pervasive sexual harassment is inside the workplace, regardless of one’s industry or profession.
Most people who’ve worked in an office have experienced a seemingly perpetual mess around the coffee machine, a messy restroom, or a culture of cluttered desks. Many, if not most, offices have a dedicated cleaner or cleaning crew, depending on the size of the company.
Violence struck at the heart of the Arizona legal community this summer. Over two days in early June, gunshots rang out at a law firm and the offices of two mental health professionals who often serve as court witnesses. For several days while the shooter remained at large, legal workplaces in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding […]
Thirty states have now legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, while recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and Washington, D.C. And as many states across the country become more lenient with their marijuana laws and regulations, organizations should seek out everything there is to know about marijuana and workplace safety and wellness. Continue reading […]