Category Archives: wellness

Howard’s Weekly Wrap Up – February 4, 2018

Mercifully, last week was not filled with big legal developments, so we’ll visit a few practical observations on safety compliance and managing OSHA Inspections. Because safety professionals in particular, and managers in general, need to know more than their narrow discipline, … Continue reading

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Howard’s Weekly Roundup – January 28

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. We’ll also cover many of these subjects in the Podcast and two related domains will soon be up and … Continue reading

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A Wellness Potpourri!

I am reasonably certain that I have not before and will not again use the word “potpourri” in a post or probably in any other context.  It’s not a macho thing.  I just don’t like the word. But it sounds … Continue reading

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Tired Workers Cheat And Use Bad Judgment

 I have always assumed that exhaustion affects our judgment, makes us sloppy and unsafe, and more prone to anger.  Behavioral research supports my assumptions.  Perhaps our first wellness step should be a campaign to get employees to sleep . . … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement or Involvement?

At some point we shifted the discussion from employee “involvement” to employee “engagement.”  One dictionary defines “involvement” as:  the act of taking part in an activity, event, or situation The same dictionary defines “engagement” as: the feeling of being involved … Continue reading

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FORGET THAT NEW NOVEL! NEW EEOC PUBLICATIONS ARE HERE!!

I  found this post and links by fellow attorney-blogger, Philip K. Miles III of “Lawfice,” to be quite useful.  I agree with his instruction … for your “Memorial Day reading.”  Actually, while I love to read stuff like this in my off time, … Continue reading

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Why Do Workers Choose To Get Hurt or Killed?

They may not know it at the time, but workers (and companies) make choices that result in workplace accidents. While there are many contributing factors to workplace accidents, on some level, bad decisions were made. J. A. Rodriquez recently wrote an … Continue reading

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