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Mental Health Support for Employees through HR

Mental Health Support for Employees through HR

An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, the two aren’t interchangeable. An employee can go through a period of poor mental health but
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Learn From Near Accidents

Learn From Near Accidents

When you’re driving the speed limit down the highway and another car pulls out in front of you, it’s necessary to hit the brakes or execute a quick maneuver to avoid an accident. Chances are you’ll make a mental note
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FAQs on the New Overtime Exemption Proposed Rule

FAQs on the New Overtime Exemption Proposed Rule

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for the “white collar” overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements, as follows: The minimum salary level
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Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

To maintain the service life and high performance of your fall protection system, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suggests that you need to inspect and maintain its components regularly. How? By following the effective tips outlined below. Inspecting
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Measles Outbreak Expands: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak Expands: What You Need to Know

More than 465 people from 19 states—the majority of whom are children—have been infected by the measles in the United States this year. This outbreak is now the second-highest total number of cases since the disease was declared eliminated in
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Conducting an Accident Investigation

Conducting an Accident Investigation

When an accident occurs, how do you know if it is work related? According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), an injury or illness is considered work-related if: An event or exposure in the work environment either caused
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Renters Insurance Myths

Renters Insurance Myths

If your home becomes uninhabitable for reasons covered in your renters insurance policy, the insurance company will reimburse you for your temporary living expenses until you are able to find a new place to live. Renters insurance is there to
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Amazon Purchases with Your HSA or FSA

Amazon Purchases with Your HSA or FSA

Online retailer Amazon recently announced that you can now use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase eligible medical products on its site. Amazon’s FSA and HSA stores enable you to add your respective health
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Identifying and Preventing Future Accidents

Identifying and Preventing Future Accidents

Most of us have been personally involved in a minor auto accident. In an attempt to protect ourselves, we might become defensive, or be tempted not to reveal all the facts so your future isn’t at risk. Our car insurance
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Fitness Centers: Common Exposure

Fitness Centers: Common Exposure

Fitness centers are popular destinations for those looking to get in shape, and the owners and operators of these facilities are passionate about helping their members better their health. However, to best serve their members, owners of fitness centers need
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Trainer Tips: “Toolbox” Safety Meetings

Trainer Tips: “Toolbox” Safety Meetings

As a safety manager or safety trainer, one of your key roles is to promote a safety-minded culture while maintaining costs. By alerting employees to workplace hazards, “toolbox” safety meetings are worth your time. To get the most out of
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Commercial Property Insurance Rating

Commercial Property Insurance Rating

Understanding the outside factors that impact your commercial property insurance can be complicated, particularly for those with little to no knowledge of what goes into the underwriting process. While the type of business you’re in, your location and the state
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Using Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Using Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

When working with chemicals, you must be familiar with a material’s properties so you can take the proper safety precautions. This is accomplished by using Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Your First Stop: The SDS SDSs protect you from hazardous materials
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NFIP: Government Announces Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program

NFIP: Government Announces Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to unveil significant changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on March 25, 2019. The changes, which alter the way homeowners are charged for flood risks, could go into effect as
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Launch Your Safety Program

Launch Your Safety Program

A safety program is not only the responsibility of your supervisor or safety manager – everyone must take part to keep the workplace free from hazards. Lots of work goes on behind the scenes to make your job as safe
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