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The most wonderful time of year has arrived, and with it comes the not-so-wonderful added stress in nearly every aspect of our lives, from social events to end-of-year work obligations.
Dr. Doni Wilson, author of the Stress Remedy, offers five, step-by-step approaches to diet, rest, exercise and more to help people effectively manage holiday stress.
In a sense, EHS professionals are in the business of making educated bets. They assess workplace hazards, analyze injury trends and prioritize where they should direct the most energy and resources, in hopes of eliminating the hazards that they deem to pose the most risk to worker safety and health.
If all of their bets pay off, workers are able to complete their job tasks without incident or injury. But even a betting man can’t deny that there’s a 100 percent chance that all of us will die someday – whether it’s on or off the job.
Employees crave recognition for their hard work. That’s a basic human need. For some employers, though, doling out praise doesn’t come naturally.
Bob Nelson, author of “1,001 Ways to Reward Employees,” asserts that most managers don’t understand or harness the power of rewards and recognition – perhaps because they believe that raises and promotions are the only ways to recognize outstanding performance.
Nelson, however, has a different take.
In late September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its preliminary Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013. Overall, there were 4,405 workplace fatalities recorded in the United States, down from 4,628 work-related deaths in 2012.
In 2013, U.S. workers died at a rate of 3.2 fatalities per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers, down from a rate of 3.4 per 100,000 in 2012, according to BLS.
Here’s a closer look at some of the BLS numbers.