Category Archives: Health & Wellness

by Laura Dietrich, CPE If you are experiencing back pain while sitting at your desk, you are not alone.  Back pain is the most common reason for missing work.  A recent survey found that 8 out of 10 people experienced … Continue reading

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Does Your Company Need One? by Laura Dietrich, CPE  As an ergonomist, I am frequently asked if I recommend stretching programs to reduce the risk of injury.  This question is difficult to answer with a straight “yes” or “no” response … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Do You Have Adequately Trained First Aid Providers Onsite? Employers in Kentucky need to be aware that the Kentucky OSHA Standard on Medical and First Aid states that “(1) Employers with eight (8) or more employees within … Continue reading

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OSHA cites Xsport Fitness facility in Libertyville Illinois for failing to provide workers with personal protective equipment The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Capital Fitness Inc., which operates as Xsport Fitness in Libertyville, Ill., … Continue reading

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The Gift No One Wants Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. Most experts believe that you contract the flu when an infected person coughs, … Continue reading

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OSHA Takes Aim at Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Water, Rest, Shade – OSHA’s Motto for Heat Illness Prevention Sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and sunstroke are all heat disorder symptoms that can be avoided by taking proper precautions. This summer … Continue reading

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by Laura Dietrich, CPE By now we have all heard the predictions that this winter will be a hard one, with lots of snow. Many of us have already felt it. Typically, the first snow fall will occur and most … Continue reading

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What happened to the good old days when fundraising meant a bake sale, car wash, or an auction of items gifted by parents, grandparents, or friends? There is a new craze in town and people are using “Duct Tape” as … Continue reading

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The U.S. CPSC, announced today a voluntary recall of EXO-Tech Safety Harnesses. 90 of the EXO-Tech Safety Harnesses sold by Gorilla Inc., of Flushing, Michigan were recalled due to Fall Hazard.  These units were sold at Cabelas, Bass Pro and … Continue reading

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The U.S. CPSC, in cooperation with Grand World Inc, today announced a voluntary recall of Bobby Chupete Pacifiers. Grand World Inc., of Maspeth, N.Y. imported 641,000 of the Bobby Chupete Pacifiers from China, these pacifiers fail to meet federal safety … Continue reading

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