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  • Jan 12, 2017
    Commentary

    EHSFIT: Finding Time for Fitness

    Get up. Let the dogs out. Make coffee. Figure out breakfast. Shower. Commute. Work. Run. Home. Clean the house. Find time for friends and family. From the time I wake up in the morning to the time I get to the office, two-and-a-half to three hours of the day already is gone. Deadlines. Commute home. Dinner.  Friends? Cleaning. Sleep. Finding time for fitness can be hard. Juggling obligations and prioritizing things that need to get done can be difficult. So, where do I find 8 to 10 hours per week to run? The simple answer is I don’t....More
  • Jan 5, 2017
    Commentary

    EHSFIT: New Year, New You

    New Year’s resolutions. Diet. Exercise. Quit smoking. Eat right. As EHS professionals, health and safety go hand-in-hand. There are a mass of articles right now touting how 2017 finally will be your year to get fit or be healthy. They’re published to get you excited and make you sign the dotted line for that year-long gym membership....More
  • Dec 1, 2016
    Commentary

    False Positive: Employers Should Re-Examine Drug Testing Policies 2

    As safety professionals and HR personnel, we have our employees conduct random, post-accident and new-hire drug tests as a condition for hire. Although the medical reviewing officer (MRO), gives them what they consider adequate time to submit proof of medication, what happens when they can't produce it because they have truly never even tried any drugs? Do we terminate the employee? Do we decide not to hire them? ...More

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