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September 2015 Archives

Study: U.S. workers and employers suffer ill-effects of workplace stress

While most workers in the United States would likely admit to wanting a healthy work and life balance, few appear to successfully achieving anything close to it. Today, U.S. workers are spending more time at work and working than ever before with a 2014 Gallup poll showing that, for many workers, the standard 40-hour workweek has now stretched to nearly 50 hours.

Employers must address safety needs of aging workforce

Spanning the 18 years after World War II, the U.S. states experienced much economic and societal growth and change including a significant increase in the U.S. birth rate. Today, the estimated 75.4 million Baby Boomers who were born between 1946 and 1964, span in age from 51 to 69. For individuals of this generation, many are or will continue to work well into their 60s and 70s.

Violence in the workplace can take many forms

In this blog, we frequently discuss the numerous types of physical injuries that workers may suffer while performing work-related duties. Often overlooked, are the physical and mental injuries that may result due to acts of workplace violence. In fact, it often isn't until a tragic event like the recent murders of two employees at a Virginia news station occurs that the topic of workplace violence and how to protect employees comes to the forefront.

14 years later, Ground Zero workers left to suffer the health consequences

Today across the U.S., Americans remember and pay respect to those individuals who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The tragic events that unfolded on that day 14 years ago were followed by days, weeks and months of recovery efforts by thousands of New York City first responders, firefighters, police officers and construction workers.

Depressed and anxious—what's going on with middle managers in the U.S.?

Depression is a serious and often misunderstood mental health condition that affects an estimated 16 million adults in the U.S. When feelings of sadness, loneliness, guilt and hopelessness dominate and color one's everyday life, it can be difficult to impossible to function normally.

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