Human resources

Jul 21

Keep Your Vessels Moving: The Benefits of a Port Health Safety Program

Since 2020, Americans have had to think about the way in which all of the things that are usually found in local stores make their way to those store ...
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Jul 21
Jul 14

Just Walk It Off: The High Costs of Delayed Medical Care

According to a Gallup survey, more and more people are delaying medical care because of costs. Added to the financial strain of receiving treatment ...
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Jul 14
Jul 12

Workplace Harassment: Training Isn't Always Enough

A recent claim of harassment was revived by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals. In the case of Stamey v. Forest River, Inc., No. 21-1539, a ...
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Jul 12
Jul 7

Occupational Health: Your Businesses Ace-In-The-Hole

Preventable chronic conditions are a major contributor to the costs of health insurance premiums and employee medical claims, which are at an ...
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Jul 7
Jun 30

Keeping Business Alive When COVID-19 Refuses to Leave

"The pandemic continues and we're going to continue working on fighting the pandemic and getting it under much better control,"  White House COVID-19 ...
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Jun 30
Jun 21

Staying Ahead of All Federal Safety Regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed these changes to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs in April ...
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Jun 21
Jun 16

The When, Why, & How of Safety Training - Part 3

Workplace Safety Screenings is wrapping up a three-part series on workplace safety. We have discussed the when and the why, but we would be remiss if ...
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Jun 16
Jun 3

The When, Why, & How of Safety Training - Part 1

Workplace Safety may be such an old hat in your industry that you rarely give it much thought, other than making sure that your HR department knows ...
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Jun 3
May 19

Solutions for the Workplace: Cutting through COVID-19 Debates

“Compared to the early days of the pandemic, COVID-19 is now preventable, treatable, and controllable. But just as we adapted before, we need to ...
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May 19
May 16

The Workplace & Marijuana: What to Think When the Rules Keep Changing

We cannot get away from the subject of marijuana. Every day is another development in how lawmakers are reacting to an old drug gaining new ...
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May 16
May 12

Losing Out: Is Your Application Process Costing You Good Candidates?

If you’ve been around a while, you know we write extensively on the importance of prescreening job seekers. We make sure the people who apply are who ...
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May 12
May 9

Costly to Ignore: Mental Health & the Workplace

“Excessive workplace stress causes a staggering 120,000 deaths and results in nearly $190 billion in health care costs each year.” -Center for ...
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May 9
Apr 21

Money Isn't Everything: The Less Tangible Benefits of Background Checks

We’ve written extensively on the financial benefits of background checks, or conversely the cost of having to replace an employee you did not ...
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Apr 21
Apr 18

Where the Boys Are: Alcohol Abuse in Male-Dominated Industries

Research shows that male dominated industries, particularly the construction industry, have an above the national average rate of alcohol abuse. ...
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Apr 18
Apr 14

A Prevention Perspective: Where a Healthy Worksite Starts

“The best cure is prevention.” That statement, most often used in relation to personal health, is simple but profound. It can find application well ...
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Apr 14
Apr 11

Don't Let One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch: The Hidden Cost of Toxic Employees

The cost of hiring the wrong employee goes well beyond replacing that employee, or even the time and money that might have been lost on training the ...
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Apr 11
Mar 28

It's Get'n Hot in Here: Preparing for the Safety Risks of Summer.

Heat stress can kill. Most of us avoid high heat temps because they are uncomfortable, but they are Most of us avoid high heat temps because they are ...
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Mar 28
Mar 22

Is There Such a Thing as Working Too Hard? Don't underestimate the dangers of overexertion.

When it comes to workplace injuries, the common assumption is that they are the result of negligence or carelessness, but one of the most common ...
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Mar 22
Mar 2

Things Are Changing: Current Trends in Background Screening

Every year brings changes to how we hire, train, and manage our employees.  Often the changes are small, but the past two years have seen seismic ...
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Mar 2
Feb 22

Stay Compliant: Do You Know Your State's Drug Laws?

“Under Texas and federal laws, there is almost no limitation at all on the right of private employers to adopt drug and alcohol testing policies for ...
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Feb 22
Jan 25

Not Just Statistics: Real World Worker Injuries

Workplace Safety Screenings is in the business of helping employers understand the risks of workplace injury and death. As much as we offer ...
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Jan 25
Nov 23

It's Gett'n Cold Outside: Weather Proofing your Workplace Safety Program

In February of 2021, Texas experienced a winter weather storm that residents lovingly refer to as “Snow-mageddon” or “Snowpocalypse.” To put it ...
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Nov 23
Nov 17

Why Post Accident Drug Testing Matters

Now that your company has determined the need for a drug and alcohol policy, it is important to assess key components impacting the effectiveness of ...
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Nov 17
Nov 10

Protect your Business: Stay Up to Date with Changing Drug Laws

“Under Texas and federal laws, there is almost no limitation at all on the right of private employers to adopt drug and alcohol testing policies for ...
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Nov 10
Oct 21

Prescription Drug Use in the Workplace

You probably already know the answer to the question, "How do I pass a drug or alcohol test?" First Lady Nancy Reagan had it right in the 1980's when ...
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Oct 21
Sep 1

Leagalized Weed vs. Your own Drug Testing Program

You may have heard about the Gallup poll released last week showing for the first time since 1969, a majority of Americans favors legalizing ...
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Sep 1
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