When you think of air pollutants, you probably think of smog, auto exhaust and industrial emissions. But often indoor air can have more pollutants than outdoor air.
Since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, outdoor air quality has improved along many measures. Continue reading “Indoor Air Quality”
When researching the effects of alcohol on workplace injuries, you’ll likely stumble across a statistic attributing 38 to 50 percent of all workplace injuries to alcohol or drug abuse. If that sounds shockingly high to you, you’re probably right. Continue reading “The Truth about Alcohol Abuse and Workplace Injuries”
Millions of teenagers will soon be leaving school and taking jobs either for the summer or as the start of their permanent integration into the workforce. Here’s what you need to know to protect them. Continue reading “Minimize Risks to Young Workers”
A bully in your workplace can affect morale, increasing stress levels for fellow employees—and possibly increasing your workers’ compensation costs. Continue reading “Bullying: Another Form of Workplace Violence”
We hope it never happens, but when you suffer a loss, you’ll have to file a claim to receive payment from your insurer. Here’s how the process works, and how to handle it to your best advantage. Continue reading “How To Handle a Claim”
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia now allow the medical use of marijuana. Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska have also legalized its recreational use and possession. Will this send employers’ zero-tolerance policies up in smoke? Continue reading “Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation”
How can you tell if an employee might have a substance abuse problem? He or she may have physical symptoms (chills, smell of alcohol, sweating, weight loss, physical deterioration) Continue reading “Symptoms of Substance Abuse in the Workplace”