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National Immunization Awareness Month Reminds Us Why Shots Matter

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 05, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), a campaign to spread awareness about the importance of immunizations for people of every age.

After the 2019 measles outbreak, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that vaccines will be an important part of healthcare discussions in the upcoming months. And, as flu season grows closer, the great debate of vaccines is going to be all over the news again.

NIAM is a great time to dispel vaccine myths and instead spread the facts that immunizations are important for kids and adults alike.

Here’s a look into why employers may want to encourage the appropriate vaccinations for workers each year:

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National Breastfeeding Month: A Time to Review Pumping at Work Laws

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Aug, 01, 2019

August is National Breastfeeding Month.

To kick-off the month, August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. Since breastfeeding (including pumping at work) can be a sensitive subject, it’s best for employers to approach it with a “just the facts” attitude. This includes offering insight and education to workers on their rights and the laws surrounding breastfeeding.

Lactation laws exist, which includes having a private room for female employees to express milk.

Here’s a look at what employers need to know to best support breastfeeding moms this month and all year long:

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How Your Company Can Save Lives by Hosting an On-site Blood Drive

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 18, 2019

Every 2 seconds someone in America needs blood.

Unfortunately, only 37% of our country’s population is healthy enough to donate blood. Less than 10% who are eligible to donate do so on a regular basis.

If you want to sponsor a company event that benefits your community, hosting an on-site blood drive is one huge way to give back as a team.

It might surprise you how easy it is to get the Big Red Bus to the front door of your business. Or, you can even set-up a private space within your workplace for a temporary donation room.

From newborn babies to the sick elderly, blood donations are essential and much-needed to help some of the most frail humans survive.

Ready to roll-up your sleeves and help out? 

Read on to learn how to plan a successful on-site company blood drive.

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7 Easy Ways to Encourage and Motivate Your Team Today

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 15, 2019

Sometimes workplaces need a reboot in the energy department.

If the general vibe of your office is blah, it’s likely that so-so work products are the result. An unmotivated team won't produce their best work. When leadership is proactive to foster relationships and encourage creativity, it keeps teams working at their peak.

It’s not hard to learn how to motivate a team at the workplace. It’s not expensive, either.

Below, we uncover how to give teams renewed energy and spirit boosts through compliments, conferences, and more.

Read on to learn how to boost your team’s energy starting today:

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How to Improve Mental Wellness and Happiness Every Day

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 08, 2019

As the saying goes, money really doesn’t buy happiness.

So, how does one come by happiness?

By learning how to improve mental wellness on a consistent basis through positive thoughts and behaviors.

According to Mayo Clinic, thoughts and behaviors — along with personality — can be attributed to how “happy” a person is on any given day. Luckily, even if our genes say otherwise, learning to create self-happiness is possible.

Whether you prefer to see the glass half full, practice meditation, or learn to be present, there are a few ways to feel more in control of your personal happiness.

Ready to cultivate your happiness and improve your mental wellness? Read on.

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Why Does Summer Trigger Asthma Attacks For Some Employees?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 01, 2019

Asthma can worsen in the summer — thanks to heat and humidity levels rising — among other irritants.

As summer pollen counts also rise due to thunderstorms stirring up all types of allergens, asthmatics may notice an increase in their symptoms. In fact, thunderstorms are often the cause for increases in asthma-related ER visits.

When planning company picnics and outdoor summer events, it’s important to keep in mind how it may impact those dealing with severe asthma.

This post will share tips on what triggers to watch out for throughout the summer months so employers can be on the alert during company outdoor events to best protect employees. Asthmatics may also find it as a helpful reminder to let trusted coworkers know what to do in the event they have an asthma attack.

Here’s a look at seasonal asthma triggers to be on the lookout for:

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Feed Your Employees’ Brains and Stomachs With Lunch and Learns

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 27, 2019

Are you tired of seeing employees eating at their desks or alone during lunch hour?

It may be time to start offering lunch and learn trainings.  

Lunch and learns are customizable, informal, short training sessions held during typical lunch times. Utilize lunch and learns to offer short training sessions throughout the year — as often as once a week or once a month — to bring your team together.

Regularly scheduled lunch and learns can help boost morale and develop employee skills when done in a relaxed atmosphere instead of an uptight “meeting” setting. It’s also a perfect time for wellness committees to distribute valuable information to a captive audience in an informal setting.

Ready to get started? Here’s how:

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Bug off! Keep Illness Away by Repelling Bugs

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jun, 24, 2019

Summer traveling and outdoor camping season is here. That means warmer weather that welcomes bugs that bite.

Throughout the summer months when bugs are more active, it’s important for everyone — especially pregnant women — to take the appropriate measures to avoid bug bites.

Insect bites can cause serious health issues and in some cases, be fatal. Remind employees how to stay safe from insect-borne diseases by sharing facts and protection tips.

This post will cover the health consequences of not taking caution along with the best ways to take precaution while enjoying the summer’s best outdoor events.

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Beating the Heat: How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat This Summer

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 20, 2019

Summer has arrived and so have the heat waves.

While it’s the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s also important to remember the effect of high temperatures on the human body.

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family from summer hazards like extreme heat can save you a trip to the emergency room, or worse. Among all weather-related hazards, extreme heat waves are often the deadliest, according to Ready.gov.

Luckily, heat-related injuries and death are preventable.

By learning and spreading the word about extreme heat dangers and prevention measures, you can save potentially save a life.

Here’s a look at the basics of heat health:

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PTSD Awareness Month 2019: How to Help Employees With PTSD

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jun, 17, 2019

In the United States alone, 8 million people have PTSD.

PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, isn’t just limited to war veterans, either.

The disorder impacts those who have been involved in traumatic events like car accidents, natural disasters, sexual assaults, and other life-altering situations.

June is PTSD Awareness Month. More specifically, June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day.

While most people have a general idea of what it is, some employers are unsure of how to approach the sensitive topic.

Here’s a look at what PTSD is and how to help employees dealing with it:

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