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Extreme heat and cold could be the reason for increasing workplace accidents

Turns out, hot and cold weather has a major impact on your injuries at the workplace. According to a study conducted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, moderate and extreme ambient temperatures increase the risk of occupational accidents. The study analysed data on nearly 16 million occupational injuries that occurred in Spain over a 20-year period. Heat and cold are believed to be associated with a higher risk of occupational injury, but the existing scientific evidence consists of only a handful of studies with a small number of cases…

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How to Use Facebook’s Workplace for Small Business

Facebook’s Workplace has been on the market for a little over a year and has seen rapid adoption by organizations of all sizes around the world. According to Facebook, more than 14,000 companies use Workplace as their internal team collaboration tool. Given people’s familiarity with the social media giant, it’s no surprise that large companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and Walmart are using Facebook’s enterprise version with the goal of improving employee communicate and increasing productivity. The questions is, how can small businesses use this tool effectively? How…

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Quick and easy ways to improve health and safety in the workplace

All businesses should look for ways to improve health and safety in the workplace as this will benefit the company and protect the employees. This does not have to be a daunting task either, as there are many quick and easy ways to boost health and safety which can be implemented almost immediately. In every industry, health and safety are a primary concern, and it is vital that employers regularly analyse their health and safety practices and how they can be improved. This can stop any dangerous and costly incidents…

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Given that most of us spend a good amount of our time at work, it should come as no surprise that the work environment plays a significant role in our psychological health and, as studies are increasingly showing, the economic health of the organization. A 2016 Work and Wellbeing survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that less than half of the 1501 workers surveyed felt their organization supported employee well-being, and one in three reported being chronically stressed on the job. Only 47 percent felt the recognition they received reflected their contributions…

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‘Workplace Cake Culture’ May Fuel Obesity Risk: Experts

Sharing sweet treats at workplace may be contributing to several health problems such as obesity and poor oral hygiene, experts in the UK have warned. It may be a case of managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate or people bringing presents back from their holidays that sees sugary snacks going into the workplace, said Professor Nigel Hunt, dean Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. However, it was detrimental to employees’ health and they should make a New Year’s resolution to…

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5 Smart Tips on How to Get Rid of Workplace Stress

You recently joined a new organisation. What must have attracted you to accept the offer is the paycheck and attractive incentives apart from the role itself. Enticing amenities at your workplace must have caught your eye, but once you joined the organization, you realized there is no way you can cope with the stress. It has come as an undesired package deal with your offer letter. With stringent competition and work pressure, you’re unable to enjoy any of the benefits offered to you and you’re always stressed out. In order…

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