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Online exclusive: Tips for healthy air travel
COCA Online Exclusive November 2014
The holidays are a prime travel time for many American workers--our romantic notions of "home for the holidays" and "I'll be home for Christmas" are founded in a national holiday habit. But after the holidays, you'll want your workers back on the job in solid physical shape. Our air travel tips can help make sure they travel safely and arrive back in the workplace in good health this holiday season. . . . more »
Health and wellness: What does the obesity epidemic mean for workplace safety?
September 2014
It's no secret that California's workforce is becoming heavier. With more than half of the state's adults either overweight or obese, have you considered the impact of your workers' expanding waistlines on workplace safety? Keep reading for key issues to consider. . . . more »
Featured resource: A handy field sanitation checklist
September 2014
In 2008, Coronado Irrigation Services of Shafter (in Kern County) was cited for multiple violations of Cal/OSHA's field sanitation requirements, General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) Section 3457. The employer appealed the fines, citing financial hardship--and it took 6 years before the fines were at last reduced. . . . more »
Infectious diseases: Measles makes a comeback, and MERS comes on strong; Are your workers at risk?
August 2014
Between vaccinations and antibiotics, it seemed for a time that the United States was winning the battle against infectious childhood illnesses. That doesn't seem like such a sure thing these days, so employers need to take steps to protect workers from measles and other infectious diseases that are on the rise. . . . more »
Trainer's handbook: Relax! And more tips to prevent sprains, strains, and similar injuries
August 2014
If you had a lost workday incident in 2012, there's a very good chance it was caused by a sprain, strain, or tear. Injuries in that category accounted for 38 percent of total injury and illness cases requiring days away from work--and soreness or pain from nonspecified injuries made up another 15 percent of cases. Taken together, that's more than half of all lost workday incidents in the United States for 2012. . . . more »
NIOSH study examines long-haul trucker health
March 2014
A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that U.S. long-haul truck drivers were twice as likely to be obese compared t . . . more »
Featured resource: Workers singing the blues? Give them a little sunshine
February 2014
Spring is coming, but it's not here yet, and workers suffering from reduced exposure to natural light might be struggling to get there. Workers with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may hit a low point late in the winter season. And their symptoms--which can include anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and loss of energy--might affect their work performance. . . . more »
Trainer's handbook: Get on the road to health; Wellness tips for your truck drivers
December 2013
Truck drivers tend to have a higher rate of health problems than workers in many other industries. The job is sedentary and stressful, and workers who are on the road a lot may suffer from poor dietary habits. . . . more »
Health and wellness: Fewer children are vaccinated, more adults are at risk; Should you offer vaccinations to workers?
November 2013
In California, children entering kindergarten are required by law to show that they have received 14 different shots, immunizing them against nine diseases. . . . more »
Featured resource: Checklist for worker at-home holiday safety
November 2013
In 2011, off-the-job injuries and fatalities cost the country $563 billion and cost employers 235 million lost workdays, according to the National Safety Council. Encourage your workers to take safety home for the holidays by distributing this checklist. . . . more »
Study estimates the high costs of employees who smoke
August 2013
A study published in a recent issue of the journal Tobacco Control found that employers pay around $5,800 more each year to employ a worker who smokes, compared to a nonsmoking worker. Researchers fou . . . more »
Poll finds engaged employees are healthier employees
April 2013
A recent Gallup poll found that U.S. workers who are engaged in their work and workplace are more likely to report a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who are not engaged or who are actively . . . more »
Low wages linked to high blood pressure
March 2013
A study recently published in the European Journal of Public Health—and partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)—found that low wages are . . . more »
Online Exclusive: Sample policy for seasonal and communicable diseases
COCA Online Exclusive January 2012
Each year in the United States, as many as one in five people fall victim to seasonal influenza. Twenty million will suffer some form of gastroenteritis (stomach illness).And more than a billion cases of "the common cold" strike each year--that's more than two colds apiece. Peak season for all of these illnesses typically hits in January and February. . . . more »
Trainer's handbook: Don't be shocked by anaphylaxis; Train workers to respond to life-threatening reactions
January 2013
Many people suffer from allergies. An unfortunate minority have allergies so severe that their reaction is a life-threatening condition called "anaphylaxis." . . . more »
ACOEM launches campaign against chronic disease among workers
December 2012
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has announced a new awareness-building campaign intended to help employers identify and respond to chronic diseases that commonl . . . more »
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