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4 Ways to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Posted 9/26/2014 by UHBlog

Certain professions inherently come with dangerous risks – such as being a construction worker or police officer – but even workers in jobs deemed relatively safe are vulnerable to various hazards. “Injury prevention in the workplace is critical to employee safety,” says internist Roy Buchinsky, MD. “Prevention is the best intervention.” Dr. Buchinsky says the acronym PACE can help employers and employees alike remember how to prevent workplace injuries: 1....

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8 Simple Habits for Stress Relief at Work

Posted 9/24/2014 by rgriffith

The landscape of the American workplace has changed significantly over the previous decades. Gone are the days of endless job openings and the 40-hour workweek. The new norm is hustling 50 or even 60 hours a week to hold on to your position – plus the assumption that you are available 24/7 via email and phone. “There’s no limit to what is expected these days,” says stress resilience specialist Heidi M Weiker, MSSA, “and we think it’s normal to feel stressed...

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Don’t Just Sit There: The Scoop on Standing Desks

Posted 9/23/2014 by UHBlog

The so-called 40-hour workweek often expands into stretches of 50 or even 60 hours a week. Some professions require you to be on your feet all day – like nursing, retail, construction or teaching. These workers may long for a well-deserved rest in a chair, but for those who log their long hours sitting down all day, a sedentary position can actually be just as taxing on the body. According to occupational therapist Monica Van Niel, OT, sitting for long periods of time leads to decreased me...

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