Outdoor and indoor workers alike are gearing up for the first day of spring, also known as the beginning of allergy season to many.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat dog and rodent dander are among the most common allergies Americans face.
Although facing them may seem just like another daily task to some, the AAFA estimates that allergies contribute about $17.5 billion in healthcare costs along with 6 million lost work and school days.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
If he were alive today, Ben Franklin also may have added escalating healthcare costs to the list.
Not only are employees asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare policy, but employers are providing wellness programs and incentives to change behavior and ultimately improve employee health and reduce costs.
Smart investments in wellness can work to bring costs down, as Franklin also said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
With 120,000 work-related foot injuries per year and ever-expanding product options, selecting the right footwear for your employees can be a daunting task.
EHS Today's March 2017 issue highlighted six tips to choosing the right work boots, beginning with comfort and ending with maintenance.
Here are four brands with recent innovations that were featured in the print edition. Click through the slideshow to view their products.
Each month, EHS Today features the latest product innovations that are geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives. See the latest products from companies including 3M, Bayco Products Inc., MCR Safety, UL, Honeywell, ClickSafety, AutomationDirect, FallTech, CEA Instruments and Emergent Safety Supply.
To view the product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.
The Ladder Association, the UK organization behind the annual “”Idiots on Ladders” competition, has returned, this time with the Ladder Leaders/Ladder Losers competition.
From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, followers of their Facebook page had the opportunity to post photos of ladder losers and leaders.