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US Workplace Health Articles

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress
May 27 2017 - Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
May 12 2017 - While the priority should be about protecting the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too.

Helping Employees with Health Insurance
January 20 2017 - A lot of studies have confirmed that job (and life) security can help boost employees' productivity levels to new heights.

Work And Sleep
July 23 2012 - Research from the University of Iowa has shown that police officers sleeping less than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems.

Unemployment And Health
May 20 2010 - Loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences

Health Effects Of Work-Related Stress And Shift Work
May 19 2010 - Work-related Stress, Shift Work And Coronary Heart Disease

Employers Can Help Reduce Obesity
July 3 2009 - With obesity rates making headlines across the country, 22% of organizations offer weight management programs.

Flexibility Leads To Healthier Lifestyle
January 21 2008 - Employees who believe they have flexibility in the workplace tend to sustain healthier lifestyle habits.

Helping Depressed Employees
September 27 2007 - Employees with significant depression who participated in a program including a telephone outreach and care management service demonstrated fewer symptoms, improved work productivity and greater job retention than those receiving standard care.

FMLA Implementation
August 10 2007 - A recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has found that nearly 40 per cent of human resource (HR) professionals have experienced problems with implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 (FMLA).

Sick Day Entitlement Survey
April 5 2007 - The latest survey of sick days in the U.S. found that time off policies are continuing to evolve with a number of states and cities exploring mandatory paid sick leave.

Bipolar Disorder Costs More Than Depression
September 2 2006 - Bipolar disorder costs twice as much in lost productivity as major depressive disorder.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Unemployment Risk
May 22 2006 - A new review shows that adults with a history of childhood cancer are more likely to be unemployed than the general population.

Long-term disability and employee assistance
September 1 2005 - Members can access an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering 'solutions-focused consultation' for a wide range of personal issues

Playing Hooky
July 28 2005 - An absenteeism survey conducted for Hudson showed that nearly a third (30%) of US workers admitted to taking a 'sick' day when they were not ill.

Employees negative about health care options
June 17 2005 - Fear and anxiety drive purchasing decisions, according to a Towers Perrin study.

Smoking by Nurses Creates Workplace Issues
January 20 2005 - Nurses who smoke can create workplace problems that health care systems should address in order to promote better interactions between nurses and their patients and reduce dissension among staff.

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