On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP is a method by which OSHA temporarily focuses its resources on a specific danger or […]
According to a recent Data & Society Research Institute study, surveillance inside the modern-day workplace is changing and evolving alongside the development of newer technologies and their ever-expanding capabilities.
Millions of injuries and thousands of deaths occur in the workplace every year, costing the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars. And some experts believe that visual literacy training in the workplace can significantly help bring those numbers down.
On Friday, February 15, 2019, a gunman named Gary Martin shot and killed five of his coworkers, wounded one coworker, and injured five police officers.
Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year. These injuries may often result in significant disruptions and costs to your company, as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work to facilitate recovery.
Last year, Google made international headlines but probably not for reasons it was pleased with. The big news involved 20,000 Google staff who walked out in protest over what they saw as discrimination, racism, sexual harassment, and a workplace culture they argued poorly handled such incidents.
In October, domestic violence training became mandatory for Nashville metro employees, and many other states and employers are beginning to offer or already do offer this type of training, too. But should you? First, consider the information outlined below.
Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]
Yesterday, we discussed behavioral intervention in the workplace and some of its benefits. Today’s post will highlight more information about how you can begin to develop and execute a behavioral intervention plan and strategy for your organization.
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. […]