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2013 National Health Observances At-A-Glance

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Keep your wellness programs updated and your employees interested with this list of popular health observances for 2013.

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Include Experienced Workers in Safety

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Inexperienced or newly hired employees are a company’s biggest safety liability, accounting for a disproportionate number of accidents and injuries. Because of this, employers spend significant time and resources training new hires. Sometimes lost in the effort to train new workers is the importance of safety training for experienced workers. As a result, accidents among experienced workers are on the rise.

The Hidden Costs of Accidents

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Many employers are shocked to discover that direct costs—such as medical expenses and indemnity payments—account for less than half of the total cost of workplace accidents.

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Construction workers are at an increased risk for developing Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which is a painful and potentially disabling condition of the fingers, hands and arms.

Symptoms of HAVS include numbness, tingling and loss of nerve sensitivity, and can lead to the loss of strength and grip in the hands.

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Protect Workers from West Nile Virus

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It’s been more than 10 years since the first case of West Nile Virus appeared in the United States, but it’s still a risk that affects outdoor workers during the summer months.

Transmitted by mosquitoes, West Nile Virus symptoms can range from as mild as a fever, to as severe as encephalitis or meningitis.

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My Doctor Urgent Care: How to Prevent Heat Related Illness

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Most forms of heat illness can be avoided by following basic prevention guidelines. Even so, it's essential for athletes and coaches to know the warning signs of developing heat-related emergency and understand the level of severity of each condition. (see: Heat Illness - Symptoms and Severity)

Normally, our body temperature is regulated by sweating. A number of factors can limit the sweat response, including intense exercise in high temperatures or high humidity, age, obesity, fever, dehydration, illness, medications and alcohol. When anthlete develops a heat illness, it usually occurs after several hours of exertion and excessive sweating that leads, first to dehydration, and then to electrolyte imbalances.

Save Money by Reducing Workplace Stress

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The American Institute of Stress estimates that workplace stress costs U.S. businesses more than $300 billion each year due to absenteeism, employee turnover, medical costs and diminished productivity.

That means that reducing workplace stress not only helps your employees maintain happy and healthy lives, but it will help your business be more profitable and productive.

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Resources for Employee Wellness Programs

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Did you know March 5-11 is National Sleep Awareness Week?  Better sleep creates happier, healthier, more productive individuals.

We help our clients develop wellness programs with customizable employee communications like our Live Well, Work Well newsletter, which highlights topics like Simple Steps to Improve Sleep - available in English or Spanish.

January is National Radon Action Month

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Though you can't see, smell or taste radon, it may be present at dangerous levels in your home. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, and causes over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

Is your home safe from the dangers of radon?

2012 National Health Observances At-A-Glance

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Keep your wellness programs fresh and your employees engaged with this summary of all popular health observances for 2012.