Workplace Health

Dreamworld parent company Ardent Leisure charged over ride deaths in 2016 | Dreamworld | The Guardian | 7/21/2020

… three charges over the deaths of four people in the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy The Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast. Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been charged by the Queensland workplace health and safety prosecutor over the 2016 Thunder River Rapids tragedy that killed four people. Photograph: Darren England/AAP The Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast. Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been charged …

Work Health & Safety Manager | 7/21/2020

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Return to Work Case Studies from the Frontlines – Case Study #2 | 7/21/2020

2 2 0 Workplace Health and Safety and Due Diligence: The Importance of Risk Assessments As many businesses reopen and most of the province begins to enter Stage 3, one of the challenges employers are navigating is when and how to conduct proper health and safety risk assessments for their workplaces. In this second post of our blog series, Return to Work Case Studies from the Frontlines , we draw regarding …

Dreamworld accident: Operator charged over Australian theme park deaths - BBC News | 7/21/2020

… unfathomable” errors with safety at the park on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Authorities have filed three charges against parent company Ardent Leisure. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of A$1.5m (£800,000; $1m) under Queensland’s Workplace Health and Safety Act. How did the accident happen? The collision took place at the end of the Thunder River Rapids ride, an attraction that simulated the experience of white-water rafting. The malfunction happened …

Dreamworld accident: Operator charged over Australian theme park deaths - Reporter Choice | 7/21/2020

… unfathomable” errors with safety at the park on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Authorities have filed three charges against parent company Ardent Leisure. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of A$1.5m (£800,000; $1m) under Queensland’s Workplace Health and Safety Act. How did the accident happen? The collision took place at the end of the Thunder River Rapids ride, an attraction that simulated the experience of white-water rafting. The malfunction happened …

MBN Media | 7/21/2020

… download from the Microsoft Store by invite only. This app is part of the TraceSCAN Wearable technology package, which also includes wearables that will be distributed to each of the participating businesses to enhance workplace health and safety. TraceSCAN will work closely with participating businesses to enable and enhance pandemic management and mitigation policies in a highly customized manner. The TraceSCAN Wearables app will be used by participating businesses to …

Facedrive’s TraceSCAN Wearables App Now Available on Microsoft Store for Partners - Valdosta Daily Times | Business Wire | 7/21/2020

… download from the Microsoft Store by invite only. This app is part of the TraceSCAN Wearable technology package, which also includes wearables that will be distributed to each of the participating businesses to enhance workplace health and safety. TraceSCAN will work closely with participating businesses to enable and enhance pandemic management and mitigation policies in a highly customized manner. The TraceSCAN Wearables app will be used by participating businesses to …

How to Make the Most of Your Health Savings Account Right Now | 7/21/2020

… easier to use during this difficult time. These are the biggest changes to HSAs since March. Advertisement Free coronavirus testing The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) added free COVID-19 testing to all workplace health insurance plans. You now have access to coronavirus testing without paying deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance. Advertisement Typically, high-deductible health insurance plans may lose health savings account eligibility by offering certain services …

Remote Medical International Acquires SSI Group | 7/21/2020

News Seattle-based Remote Medical International announced it completed its acquisition of SSI Group on July 1. Remote Medical International is a global leader in workplace health and safety services for Fortune 100 corporations and government services prime contractors. Based in the United Kingdom, SSI specializes in emergency response medical services for the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, global risk management, and international safety. “This acquisition is part …

Hotlines let workers snitch on bosses who break virus rules | 7/21/2020

… state and federal authorities - such as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards - could act.Healey said her office’s division on fair labor has been responding to the workplace health and safety complaints as best they can by helping workers and consumers understand their rights. Her office also tells employers when it receives a complaint and makes sure they know about COVID-19 safety …

Facedrive’s TraceSCAN Wearables App Now Available on Microsoft Store for Partners - Business Wire | 7/21/2020

… download from the Microsoft Store by invite only. This app is part of the TraceSCAN Wearable technology package, which also includes wearables that will be distributed to each of the participating businesses to enhance workplace health and safety. TraceSCAN will work closely with participating businesses to enable and enhance pandemic management and mitigation policies in a highly customized manner. The TraceSCAN Wearables app will be used by participating businesses to …

MultiTech Receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award | PRWeb | 7/21/2020

… industrial and enterprise applications. The MultiConnect microCell is a compact and simple communications platform that provides cellular capabilities for fixed and mobile applications. It is intended for use in settings such as remote learning, workplace health and safety, worker productivity, vending PoS, machinery control, smart inventory tracking equipment and manufacturing applications. The award-winning microCell is simple to use with drivers for Windows 10, Linux and Apple iOS and can …

Virginia Leads the Pack by Adopting COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules | 7/21/2020

… emergency temporary standards designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. As businesses slowly reopen around the U.S., Virginia is the first jurisdiction in the country to adopt a COVID-19 workplace health and safety standard. The standard applies to every employer within the Commonwealth that falls under the Virginia Occupational Health and Safety Program (“VOSH”). The standard classifies occupations based on “exposure risk level” and requires …

Three Ways To Encourage A Safety Culture | 7/21/2020

… is injured on the job [1] , and in Wisconsin, private industry employers reported 70,400 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2018 [2] . The positive news is that most accidents are preventable when companies make workplace health and safety a top priority. That’s more important than ever for businesses based on a new statewide workplace safety study conducted by Rural Mutual in partnership with the Wisconsin Safety Council. The research finds …

COVID-19 safe workplace principles: What you can do if your office isn’t adopting coronavirus-safe practices | MSN | 7/20/2020

… ensure they are all working together.” The Government introduced the National COVID-19 safe workplace principles, a set of guidelines for employers and employees to implement and abide by. These principles operate alongside existing workplace health and safety (WHS) legislation around Australia, as well as public health directives already in force. What are the National COVID-19 safe workplace principles? There’s a full list here , but in essence, they are …

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor | 7/20/2020

… age, health history, cultural or religious beliefs, disability, pregnancy and also takes into account the impact of Covid-19 on black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Dr Robert Hardman, consultant in occupational medicine at workplace health and wellbeing at the trust, said: “In supporting staff to return safely to the workplace employers face a number of challenges. “Accessing evidence-based decision making tools to rapidly identity those who will benefit …

Ellen employees allege racism, bullying: report - Winnipeg Free Press | 7/20/2020

… say they were sidelined, disciplined or fired for speaking up about discrimination, taking a mental health leave, attending family funerals or setting up a GoFundMe page to cover medical costs not covered by their workplace health insurance. The claims come in a new article by BuzzFeed News and follow previous reports that counter the friendly, compassionate image DeGeneres and her long-running show like to project through highly publicized cash …

Liability immunity is a key issue for the next stimulus package | Newsday | 7/19/2020

… and Texas. That debate comes as more offices, shops and plants open for business — and many employers say they fear they’ll face frivolous coronavirus-related lawsuits, while many employees worry that they’ll encounter inadequate workplace health and safety measures. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insists the next bill must include protection for businesses, schools and hospitals against unwarranted coronavirus-related lawsuits, a position supported by the White House …

Employees put off seeking medical advice due to worries over missing work | 7/18/2020

Although the majority (85 percent) of all business decision-makers agree that workplace health is a top priority, employees still aren’t being as open as they should, often playing down their illness or injury (32 percent) or feeling too busy to miss office hours (27 percent), a new survey by Bupa and Babylon Health has claimed. Worry over missing work is a key driver in avoiding appointments as seven in …

Why we need COVID-related whistleblower protections | 7/18/2020

As labor economists who study workplace health and safety, we spend a lot of time thinking about how such interventions might affect workers, firms, and the broader public. Our recent research shows why more cities and states should follow in Philadelphia’s footsteps: a legal protection against retaliatory dismissal will very likely save workers’ lives without imposing undue harm on businesses. It might seem strange that employers could fire workers for …

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… week, after a request from Conservative Member of the London Assembly Keith Prince. Funny enough, the documents exclude any communication between TfL, Khan, and government ministers, but even so…they expose criminal neglect of workplace health and safety. They show how the homicidal herd immunity strategy, resulted in a catastrophic spread of COVID-19 among transport workers in London that would ultimately claim 44 lives, including those of 29 bus …

Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘toxic’ workplace: Employees allege racism, bullying in new report | The Mercury News | 7/17/2020

… say they were sidelined, disciplined or fired for speaking up about discrimination, taking a mental health leave, attending family funerals or setting up a GoFundMe page to cover medical costs not covered by their workplace health insurance. The claims come in a new article by BuzzFeed News and follow previous reports that counter the friendly, compassionate image that DeGeneres and her long-running show project through highly publicized cash give …

Post Covid-19 Worker and Workplace Trends - | 7/17/2020

… changing conditions and it is predicted that this increased focus on short-term planning will have a positive impact on businesses both in the short and long-term. A Heightened Concern for Worker And Workplace Health and Safety. The recent pandemic has forced businesses to focus more on workplace cleanliness, sanitation, ventilation, masks, and social distancing. As a frequent flyer, I feel that a heightened concern for cabin surface cleanliness …

Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘toxic’ workplace: Employees allege racism, bullying in new report | Entertainment News | ArcaMax Publishing | 7/17/2020

… say they were sidelined, disciplined or fired for speaking up about discrimination, taking a mental health leave, attending family funerals or setting up a GoFundMe page to cover medical costs not covered by their workplace health insurance. The claims come in a new article by BuzzFeed News and follow previous reports that counter the friendly, compassionate image that DeGeneres and her long-running show like to project through highly publicized …

Guidance: Developing and evaluating workplace health interventions: employer toolkit | 7/17/2020

Guidance: Developing and evaluating workplace health interventions: employer toolkit This toolkit provides guidance for employers to develop their offer of workplace health interventions. Public Health England …

COVID-19

Facedrive’s TraceSCAN Wearables App Now Available on Microsoft Store for Partners - Valdosta Daily Times | Business Wire | 7/21/2020

… FD), Canada’s “people-and-planet first” business and leading tech developer, is pleased to announce that TraceSCAN Wearables, Facedrive Health’s COVID-19 contact tracing wearable solution announced ready for market on July 7, 2020, is … be distributed to each of the participating businesses to enhance workplace health and safety. TraceSCAN will work closely with participating businesses to enable and enhance pandemic management and mitigation policies in a highly customized manner …

Mental Health

Roundup: UK’s House of Lords Committee ask for COVID-19 app update, Royal Philips announces new partnership and more briefs | Healthcare IT News | 7/10/2020

… Somerset NHS FT is the first to go live with one of the programmes, the National Record Locator (NRL) for Mental Health Crisis Plans (MHCP). As part of a working group run by NHS Digital … be compromised, making this development even more important.” GPDQ LAUNCHES WORKPLACE HEALTH FOR COVID-19 SERVICE UK-based, healthcare service GDPQ has announced the launch of its new Workplace Health for COVID-19, to help …

American Heart Association

Quest Diagnostics Marks 10 Years of Commitment to Reducing Employee Cancer Risk as CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Employer | PR Newswire | 6/30/2020

… American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index and is the recipient of the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Awards. About Quest Diagnostics Employer Population Health Quest Diagnostics Employer Population Health is the leader in solutions that help improve outcomes and costs for employers. With nationwide lab access and insights from clinical data, Quest Diagnostics provides health screenings and related population health solutions to help identify …

CDC

m.Care and Trapollo Launch New Back to Work Mobile Solution, Bringing Employees Back to Work Safely | PR Newswire | 6/17/2020

workplace health training programs, tips and techniques for staying healthy, what an employee should do if they do not feel well and up-to-date links to and information from the CDC and employee self-assessment tools. The employee self-assessment process begins with a set of daily questions to allow the system to track changes in an individual’s health markers. If the system detects any changes to those markers …

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

World Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Growth, Trends and Forecasts - Market Forecast to Grow at a CAGR of 7.8% During 2020-2025 | PR Newswire | 6/9/2020

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also issued the regulations for workplace health and safety of the healthcare personnel from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, PPE is required for any potential infectious disease exposure. Employers must provide their employees with appropriate PPE and ensure that PPE is disposed of or, if reusable, that it is properly cleaned or laundered, repaired, and …

Medicaid

How big companies, hospitals, and unions teamed up to push a $100 billion plan to buy expensive insurance for every laid off worker | Business Insider | 6/9/2020

… buy into their old health insurance. Typically, when workers lose their jobs, COBRA gives them the option of keeping their workplace health insurance for a time. COBRA coverage is expensive, because workers have to pay … care than they would under a government health program like Medicaid. Health insurance companies get to keep their customers, and employers that are laying off workers only temporarily can let the government pick up the …

Health Management

Longitudinal changes and determinants of parental willingness to pay for the prevention of childhood overweight and… | National Institutes of Health | 5/30/2020

1 Division of Sport and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ulm University Medical Center, Ulm, Germany. [email protected] 2 Division of Sport and Rehabilitation Medicine, Ulm University Medical Center, Ulm, Germany. 3 Department of University Sports / Workplace Health Management, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany. 4 Ceres - Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health, Unversity of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 5 Section Health Economics and Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry …

Occupational Medicine

Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort | BMJ | 5/6/2020

1 Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , UK 2 Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , West Midlands , UK 3 Population Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada 4 Centre for Workplace Health , HSE Centre for Science and Research , Buxton , UK 5 Department of Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health, National Heart & Lung Institute , Imperial College London , London , UK 6 …

Population Health

Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort | BMJ | 5/6/2020

1 Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , UK 2 Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , West Midlands , UK 3 Population Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada 4 Centre for Workplace Health , HSE Centre for Science and Research , Buxton , UK 5 Department of Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health, National Heart & Lung Institute , Imperial College London , London , UK 6 …

McMaster University

Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort | BMJ | 5/6/2020

1 Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , UK 2 Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , West Midlands , UK 3 Population Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada 4 Centre for Workplace Health , HSE Centre for Science and Research , Buxton , UK 5 Department of Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health, National Heart & Lung Institute , Imperial College London , London , UK 6 …

Health Research

Occupational exposure to inhaled pollutants and risk of airflow obstruction: a large UK population-based UK Biobank cohort | BMJ | 5/6/2020

1 Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , UK 2 Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , University of Birmingham , Birmingham , West Midlands , UK 3 Population Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine , McMaster University , Hamilton , Ontario , Canada 4 Centre for Workplace Health , HSE Centre for Science and Research , Buxton , UK 5 Department of Respiratory Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine and Public Health, National Heart & Lung Institute , Imperial College London , London , UK 6 …

ACA

The country is paying a lot for the GOP’s Obamacare sabotage - The Washington Post | 4/27/2020

… a group of health insurers who participated in the Affordable Care Act’s early years. This caps a run of Republican Obamacare sabotage that turned out to be not just counterproductive but also expensive and wasteful … a health care crisis. AD AD Helaine Olen: How’s that workplace health insurance working out for us now? The Post’s View: Has the coronavirus provided urgency for universal health coverage? Yes and no. The Post’s …

Coronavirus

Has the coronavirus provided urgency for universal health coverage? Yes and no. - The Washington Post | 4/10/2020

THE CORONAVIRUS crisis has provided new urgency to the movement for universal health coverage in the United States, with supporters of newly former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asserting that it proves the … reinforced them. Read more: AD AD Helaine Olen: How’s that workplace health insurance working out for us now? Paul Waldman: A health insurance crisis is coming. So here’s an idea. Fareed Zakaria: The coronavirus pandemic …

Medicare

For jobless Americans, Obamacare is still a potential lifeline | Politico | 4/7/2020

… but Trump officials haven’t been urging people to grab onto that safety net while they can. People who’ve lost their workplace health insurance outbreak may qualify for private coverage through Obamacare, along with generous subsidies … as an Obama-era health official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who wants his former agency to start figuring out how to “reach the people we need to reach.” But the Trump …

Home Health

Project Manager- Planning, Design and Construction - Saint Louis, MO, , USA #jobs #Saint Louis pls RT | 11/14/2019

… workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.PD&C provides professional support for system-wide comprehensive strategic facility plans for the various campuses within BJC. Providing integrated design planning the group brings process excellence and standardization in planning including a reliable estimating, scheduling and cost forecasting system. They serve as educators for their customers bringing strong resources to the system, and reviewing all efforts with …

Employee Engagement

Director: People and Culture | 11/13/2019

… employee engagement, workplace health & safety and workplace culture. The position is an integral part of the Central Office leadership team in pursuit of the vision, mission and values of Sydney Catholic Schools. The Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools invites expressions of interest from experienced applicants who have previously held senior leadership positions who align with the following: Selection Criteria: Strong commitment to the Catholic faith and SCS vision, mission …

Health Coaching

Total Well-Being Software Company CoreHealth Technologies Now ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Certified | PR Newswire | 11/13/2019

workplace health programs, recently achieved ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Certification as determined by BSI Group Canada Inc . This certification demonstrates CoreHealth’s continued commitment to advanced privacy and security practices. CoreHealth, based in Canada , is guided by privacy laws that are known to be some of the most stringent in the world. CoreHealth serves providers such as corporate wellness service companies, insurers, health coaching, disability/absence management companies, employee …

Workplace Wellness

Crow Wing Energized speaker shares tips at workplace wellness conference | 10/31/2019

Approaches to workplace health and wellness include vending machines with healthier offerings; healthy choice options at meetings; physical activity such as strategic breaks and activity options at workplace; breastfeeding rooms and storage; and tobacco-free campuses. Written By: Frank Lee Oct 31st 2019 - 2am. Annie Meehan works the room Wednesday, Oct. 30, as the keynote speaker at the third annual Crow Wing Energized Workplace Wellness Conference at the Crow Wing …

Employee Wellness Programs

Kind Health Group Introduces Employee Health Coaching Programs Corporate Clients | Business Wire | 10/29/2019

… want to take the next step by offering our holistic and preventive approach to corporate clients looking to power their workplace health programs and benefit from a healthier, more energetic workforce,” said Dr. Georgine Nanos … to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, employee wellness programs have proven to lower work-related stress, known as the leading workplace health problem. Finally, health coaching can lower self-funded insurance …

Employee Wellness

Kind Health Group Introduces Employee Health Coaching Programs Corporate Clients | Business Wire | 10/29/2019

… want to take the next step by offering our holistic and preventive approach to corporate clients looking to power their workplace health programs and benefit from a healthier, more energetic workforce,” said Dr. Georgine Nanos … to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, employee wellness programs have proven to lower work-related stress, known as the leading workplace health problem. Finally, health coaching can lower self-funded insurance …

Patient Safety

Leadership | Best Homework Help | 10/28/2019

Why is the subject of workplace health and safety of concern to nurses? How are these concepts related to patient safety and patient outcomes? What action is suggested when you are faced with an angry or hostile coworker? Why is substance misuse among nurses a serious concern? What is the most appropriate way to handle a suspicion that a coworker may be involved in serious substance misuse? What is the …

Wellness Benefits

Managing Diabetes Is a Workplace Health Priority. Digital Tools Can Help. | 10/23/2019

Managing Diabetes Is a Workplace Health Priority. Digital Tools Can Help. The condition poses significant financial burdens, employers say Reuse Permissions Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal … good time for employers to evaluate whether their health and wellness benefits are helping employees with diabetes stay healthy and productive. If their benefits are not meeting this need, benefit managers should consider chronic-condition …

Workplace Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs Have Come A Long Way In 40 Years - InsuranceNewsNet | 10/23/2019

… workplace wellness programs. Control Data Corp.’s Stay Well program included health awareness campaigns, health risk assessments or HRAs, and biometric screening to collect information on each person’s lifestyle behaviors and related physical measures. The primary focus of workplace health programs was to reduce work-related injuries, thereby improving employee productivity and reducing costs. Employers and researchers soon noted a correlation between an employee’s overall health and job performance. Assessments …

Wellness Incentives

CoreHealth’s Wellness Software Selected by Rewards and Recognition Company All Star Incentive Marketing to Power New Wellness Programs | PR Newswire | 10/9/2019

KELOWNA, British Columbia , Oct. 9, CoreHealth Technologies , a wellness software company used by global wellness providers to power their workplace health programs, announces its newest customer, All Star Incentive Marketing . All Star Incentive began offering … add to their wellness portals to complement existing wellness programs. “Wellness incentives are commonplace in many wellness programs so our initial partnership with All Star Incentive enabled us to offer additional fulfillment options to our …

Digital Health

Global Employee Health Management IT Market to 2024: How Digital Health Platforms are Expected to Help Employers Devise and Scale Clinical and Wellness Programs | PR Newswire | 9/13/2019

… to present a comprehensive analysis of the global employee health management information technology (EHM IT) market, with respect to how digital health platforms are expected to help employers devise and scale clinical and wellness programs … Impact of EHM The Science of EHM - Current State of Workplace Health The Science of EHM - Impact of Unhealthy Workplace on Corporate Bottom Line The Science of EHM - Projected ROI of a Successful EHM The …

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Marks 10 Years of Commitment to Reducing Employee Cancer Risk as CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Employer | PR Newswire | 6/30/2020

SECAUCUS, N.J. Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, marks its 10-year anniversary as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer this year, signifying its commitment to implementing employee health … Diagnostics has achieved Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index and is the recipient of the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Awards. About Quest Diagnostics Employer …

DGX: Quest Diagnostics Earns Gold Status in American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index | 11/5/2019

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Amazon Health

Fitbit’s enterprise platform may promote workplace health and safety compliance as people return to the office | Business Insider | 6/17/2020

… additional safety measures. Fitbit gives employers a more proactive safety tool to protect them against lawsuits that could be brought on grounds that they insufficiently protected worker health and safety during the pandemic. Amazon workers, for instance, filed in June a lawsuit against the company claiming that the e-commerce giant did not adequately track and attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus in its warehouses. Just this week …

An Amazon exec who was a Kentucky warehouse manager is now one of Jeff Bezos’ most powerful generals, running key parts of the business. Meet ‘the sniper’ and his direct reports. (AMZN) | Business Insider | 4/14/2020

Clark’s expanded role is a big show of support by Bezos and Amazon’s leadership team, reflecting his rising stock within the upper ranks. He is now in charge of some of Amazon’s most ambitious projects … Dilip Kumar, VP of Physical Stores Heather MacDougall, VP of Workplace Health & Safety Janette Coleman, Executive Assistant John Felton, VP of Global Delivery Services John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market Neil Lindsay, VP of …

CNO

CNO Financial Group Receives Gold Workplace Health Achievement Recognition from the American Heart Association for the Second Year | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

CARMEL, Ind. For the second year in a row, CNO Financial Group was recognized in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index. The program recognizes companies for outstanding efforts to implement quality workplace employee health programs. The Index allows organizations to qualify for bronze, silver or gold level recognition based on their total Index score. CNO Financial received gold recognition – the highest designation – for building a culture of health …

CNO Financial Group Receives Gold Workplace Health Achievement Recognition from the American Heart Association for the Second Year | BioSpace | 10/22/2019

CNO Financial Group Receives Gold Workplace Health Achievement Recognition from the American Heart Association for the Second Year CARMEL, Ind. , Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – For the second year in a row, CNO Financial Group was recognized in the American Heart Association ‘s Workplace Health Achievement Index. The program recognizes companies for outstanding efforts to implement quality workplace employee health programs. The Index allows organizations to qualify for bronze, silver or …

Premise Health

After Walmart, Mayo pushes further into workplace health | MedCity News | 5/21/2019

Hospitals After Walmart, Mayo pushes further into workplace health Mayo has joined forces with Premise Health, a company that provides care services to large employers. As part of this collaboration, employees of these large companies — otherwise known as Premise members — and their dependents can access Mayo Clinic services. Post a comment / May 21, 2019 at 3:48 PM Shares 1 Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic already has a Centers of Excellence …

Mayo seeking patients from on-site workplace health centers | Health & Fitness | ArcaMax Publishing | 5/16/2019

… will offer services to patients with costly and risky conditions who initially were seen at clinics run by Tennessee-based Premise Health. Employers hire Premise Health to operate on-site wellness centers – destinations in the … year, Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services launched a portfolio of workplace health and wellness services including on-site clinics. Premise Health says about 90% of its 600 wellness centers are located at work sites, with …

Willis Towers Watson

Healthstat Inc. Adds Chief Actuary to Health Management Team, Tapping Former Willis Towers Watson SVP | PR Newswire | 1/9/2018

Healthstat Inc. Adds Chief Actuary to Health Management Team, Tapping Former Willis Towers Watson SVP New role will help employers optimize and validate the impact of onsite clinic programs News provided by 08:40 ET Share this article CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 9, Healthstat, Inc., one of the country’s most innovative workplace health promotion and wellness providers, has hired John Dawson , FSA, MAAA as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary. Prior to …

Healthstat Inc. Adds Chief Actuary to Health Management Team, Tapping Former Willis Towers Watson | PR Newswire | 1/9/2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. Healthstat, Inc., one of the country’s most innovative workplace health promotion and wellness providers, has hired John Dawson , FSA, MAAA as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary. Prior to joining Healthstat, John Dawson served as a Health and Benefits Consultant and Actuary for over 20 years with Willis Towers Watson . In this new role of Chief Actuary for Healthstat, John will create models to measure the financial …

Premier Health

Premier Health receives Gold Level recognition for workplace health | 11/23/2019

DAYTON – Premier Health again has been named a Gold Level employer for workplace health by the American Heart Association. More than 1,000 organizations applied for the Health Achievement Index, with only 250 being recognized as a Gold Level employer. This recognition comes from the American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, which identifies organizations that are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The …

Premier Health receives Gold Level recognition for workplace health by American Heart Association | 11/21/2019

DAYTON — Premier Health has again been named a Gold Level employer for workplace health by the American Heart Association. More than 1,000 organizations applied for the Health Achievement Index, with only 250 being recognized as a Gold Level employer. This recognition comes from the American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, which identifies organizations that are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The …

Mayo Clinic

Employers Revamp Employee Wellness Programs, Care Access Benefits | Patient Engagement HIT | 10/7/2019

… has also been offering office-based health access for some time. Tapping services from Marathon Health, BAE Systems first implemented workplace health clinics in its Tennessee offices in the mid-2000s to help promote employee … any return on investment, but a 2013 article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings did suggest workplace clinics can make some difference. Specifically, the article concluded that a clinic for employees with cardiovascular disease can be …

After Walmart, Mayo pushes further into workplace health | MedCity News | 5/21/2019

Hospitals After Walmart, Mayo pushes further into workplace health Mayo has joined forces with Premise Health, a company that provides care services to large employers. As part of this collaboration, employees of these large companies — otherwise known as Premise members — and their dependents can access Mayo Clinic services. Post a comment / May 21, 2019 at 3:48 PM Shares 1 Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic already has a Centers of Excellence …

Eric Rubin

Blue Chip Consulting Group Wins Top Workplace Award for Seventh Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 6/28/2020

workplace health and employee satisfaction across 15 categories that are critical to organizational success. “In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino , Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces award …

Blue Chip Consulting Group Wins Top Workplace Award for Seventh Consecutive Year | Yahoo News | 6/28/2020

workplace health and employee satisfaction across 15 categories that are critical to organizational success. “In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino , Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces award …

Donald Trump

For jobless Americans, Obamacare is still a potential lifeline | Politico | 4/7/2020

Millions of Americans losing their jobs may still be able to sign up for Obamacare — but Trump officials haven’t been urging people to grab onto that safety net while they can. People who’ve lost their workplace health insurance outbreak may qualify for private coverage through Obamacare, along with generous subsidies, despite President Donald Trump’s decision last week not to re-open signups for everyone. Many may also qualify for free …

Trump hints at using federal programs to provide coverage after Obamacare decision | Politico | 4/2/2020

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus as Mike Pence listens. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Trump hints at using federal programs to provide coverage after Obamacare decision Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Donald … Twitter. Despite Trump’s decision on Obamacare, people who lost their workplace health insurance amid a record surge in employment are still likely eligible for coverage through a special enrollment period for people experiencing certain life …

Mike Pence

Trump hints at using federal programs to provide coverage after Obamacare decision | Politico | 4/2/2020

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus as Mike Pence listens. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Trump hints at using federal programs to provide coverage after Obamacare decision Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Donald … Twitter. Despite Trump’s decision on Obamacare, people who lost their workplace health insurance amid a record surge in employment are still likely eligible for coverage through a special enrollment period for people experiencing certain life …

Trump hints at using federal programs to provide coverage after Obamacare decision | Politico | 4/2/2020

… administration decided it would not reopen the Obamacare insurance markets to address the coronavirus crisis. Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday were very vague about any forthcoming proposals that would flesh out … Twitter. Despite Trump’s decision on Obamacare, people who lost their workplace health insurance amid a record surge in employment are still likely eligible for coverage through a special enrollment period for people experiencing certain life …

Paul Gionfriddo

MHA Announces First-Of-Its Kind Workplace Mental Health Certification and Initial Recipients | PRWeb | 2/3/2020

… facility (Silver). “Mental Health America envisions a nation where the average American workplace understands the value of addressing mental health at work and implements policies and practices that support employee well-being,” said Paul Gionfriddo, Mental Health America president and CEO. ALEXANDRIA, Va. Mental Health America (MHA) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of its new national employer certification program, The Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health . About 1 …

New Report Shines Spotlight on Impact of Mental Health in Workplace, Importance of Supervisors | PRWeb | 5/22/2019

Workplace Health Survey collected 9,802 responses in 10 months. “We know that company culture and engagement can affect employees’ confidence and satisfaction with their jobs,” said Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of MHA. “Management should take note – when supervisors support and provide their employees with guidance, it creates a company culture where employees feel equipped and motivated to perform their job well.” When that doesn’t exist, employees suffer. The report …

Julianne Hough

NBC, union investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ racism report - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 12/3/2019

… of Television and Radio Artists issued a statement Monday saying it is looking into the allegations. “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously.” The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television said … It On” and “Bad Boys II.” Union and another judge, Julianne Hough, were dropped from the show on Nov. 22 after one year, Variety reported. The judging panel has changed since the show’s 2006 debut …

NBC, guild to investigate Gabrielle Union’s racism allegations against ‘America’s Got Talent’ | The Mercury News | 12/3/2019

… of Television and Radio Artists issued a statement Monday saying it is looking into the allegations. “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously.” The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television said … It On” and “Bad Boys II.” Union and another judge, Julianne Hough, were dropped from the show on Nov. 22 after one year, Variety reported. Related Articles Two controversies, including son’s outfit, roil Dwyane Wade …

Dwyane Wade

NBC, union investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ racism report - The Morning Call | Chicago Tribune | 12/3/2019

… of Television and Radio Artists issued a statement Monday saying it is looking into the allegations. “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously.” The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television said … for celebrities on Twitter, including Union’s husband, former NBA player Dwyane Wade. Before landing the job on the talent showcase, Union was best known as an actress from films including “Bring It On” and “Bad …

NBC, guild to investigate Gabrielle Union’s racism allegations against ‘America’s Got Talent’ | The Mercury News | 12/3/2019

… of Television and Radio Artists issued a statement Monday saying it is looking into the allegations. “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously.” The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television said … for celebrities on Twitter, including Union’s husband, former NBA player Dwyane Wade. Before landing the job on the talent showcase, Union was best known as an actress from films including “Bring It On” and “Bad …

Laura Wood

Global Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Market Report 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 11/22/2019

… with the availability of substitutes might restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period. Stringent norms related to workplace health and safety will create an ocean of opportunities for the existing and new … about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/m3x3j0 Contacts ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call …

Global Employee Health Management IT Market to 2024: How Digital Health Platforms are Expected to Help Employers Devise and Scale Clinical and Wellness Programs | PR Newswire | 9/13/2019

… around EHM IT? Key Topics Covered: 1.Strategic Imperative - The Impact of EHM The Science of EHM - Current State of Workplace Health The Science of EHM - Impact of Unhealthy Workplace on Corporate Bottom Line The … focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Media Contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood , Senior Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 …

Nancy Brown

Quest Diagnostics Earns Gold Status in American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index | 11/5/2019

RSS Feeds Quest Diagnostics Earns Gold Status in American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index SECAUCUS, N.J. , Nov. 5, 2019 / PRNewswire / – Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today … that starts at the top with CEO Steve Rusckowski ,” said Nancy Brown , CEO of the American Heart Association. “As a member of the AHA CEO Roundtable, Steve leads a healthcare company that walks the talk …

Amgen CEO demonstrates commitment to workplace health as new member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable | 12/1/2017

Learn More Amgen CEO demonstrates commitment to workplace health as new member of the American Roundtable CEO members have collectively pledged to improve the health of our nation’s companies, their employees, and communities December 01 … overall fabric of their workplaces and into their communities,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “We’re delighted to have Bob join us on our journey to build a culture of health and …

Juliann Sum

Cal/OSHA Cites Six Employers over $240,000 for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever | PR Newswire | 11/20/2017

… who work in areas endemic to Valley Fever must take preventative measures to protect workers who may be exposed,” said Juliann Sum , Chief of Cal/OSHA. Employers cited include: Serious – 1 $9,900 Valley Fever is … Employers and workers who have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially …

Cal/OSHA Cites Six Employers over $240,000 for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever | PR Newswire | 11/20/2017

… who work in areas endemic to Valley Fever must take preventative measures to protect workers who may be exposed,” said Juliann Sum , Chief of Cal/OSHA. Employers cited include: Serious – 1 $9,900 Valley Fever is … Employers and workers who have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially …

State of California

Tesla, Covid-19, Elon Musk, Cal-OSHA & Governor Gavin Newsom | 6/28/2020

… Tesla plant where 10,000 to 15,000 workers build Teslas. original image (863x575) With the Covid-19 pandemic growing again in California, Tesla assembly plant worker Carlos Gabriel talks about why he refused to go back … agency to respond effectively to either the pandemic or “normal” workplace health and safety hazards. At this point, Cal/OSHA is indistinguishable from Trump’s Fed OSHA in terms of prolonged understaffing, voluntary guidelines over regulatory …

COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims Increasing in Courts Nationwide | 6/25/2020

workplace health and safety, non-discrimination, and employment termination. As of mid-June, more than 230 lawsuits directly related to labor and employment violations have been filed (including 30 class action suits). Perhaps unsurprisingly, California leads the nation with 32 employment lawsuits already filed, with Florida, New York, and New Jersey close behind. Where workplace liability is concerned, there is no shortage of laws or regulations under which employers may …

Boston, Massachusetts

One Press Release on OSHA Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections | Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy | 6/21/2020

… Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections June 18, 2020 A single press release naming a company that has violated workplace health and safety regulations can result in a 73 percent improvement in compliance by … with these regulations. He received his PhD in economics from Boston University, and his BA in economics and history from the University of California, Berkeley. Contact Matthew Johnson “OSHA would have to conduct an additional …

One Press Release on OSHA Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections | 6/19/2020

… Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections June 18, 2020 A single press release naming a company that has violated workplace health and safety regulations can result in a 73 percent improvement in compliance by … with these regulations. He received his PhD in economics from Boston University, and his BA in economics and history from the University of California, Berkeley. Contact Matthew Johnson “OSHA would have to conduct an additional …

Chicago, Illinois

COVID-19 Workplaces: Changes for Policies, Protocols, and Employee Handbooks | 6/22/2020

… worksites, employers face a plethora of warranted policy changes. High on the list should be to develop and implement a Workplace Health and Cleanliness Operations Policy. In addition, employers may address continued remote work options … 2020-38 as of June 20, 2020. (See the Order here .). Chicago and the rest of Illinois are now scheduled to begin “Phase 4” on June 26, 2020, which will allow for higher-capacity gatherings and …

Comment on Saying yes to yoga by Reginal Jean | 6/9/2020

… higher levels of self-care as well as less emotional exhaustion and depersonalization than the control group, as reported in Workplace Health & Safety: Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity . In addition, the Mayo … self-care tools, I feel more relaxed, calm, and comfortable.” Chicago-based Toni Scott, MSN, RN, founder of Yogatones, agreed. “I actually stumbled upon yoga when I first moved to Chicago and recognized how unhealthy …

Oakland, California

As Part of Commitment to Reimagining PG&E for the Future, Company Plans to Relocate Headquarters to Oakland and Will Seek to Sell San Francisco Headquarters Complex | Business Wire | 6/9/2020

… Company (together, “PG&E” or the “company”) today announced the company’s plans to relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Oakland beginning in 2022. The move is part of PG&E’s broader commitment to implement … provide greater flexibility on layout and density to both promote workplace health and safety and accommodate potential new working arrangements in a post-COVID-19 environment. In addition, commutes should be easier for the majority …

As Part of Commitment to Reimagining PG&E for the Future, Company Plans to Relocate Headquarters to Oakland and Will Seek to Sell San Francisco Headquarters Complex | Financial Buzz | 6/9/2020

… Company (together, “PG&E” or the “company”) today announced the company’s plans to relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Oakland beginning in 2022. The move is part of PG&E’s broader commitment to implement … provide greater flexibility on layout and density to both promote workplace health and safety and accommodate potential new working arrangements in a post-COVID-19 environment. In addition, commutes should be easier for the majority …

Cleveland, Ohio

Blue Chip Consulting Group Wins Top Workplace Award for Seventh Consecutive Year | PR Newswire | 6/28/2020

CLEVELAND , June 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – In a special edition published Sunday, June 28 , The Cleveland Plain Dealer named Blue Chip Consulting Group as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio . This marks the seventh straight year that Blue Chip has received the award. Awards are based solely on employee feedback obtained through a third-party survey, administered by Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures workplace health and employee satisfaction …

Blue Chip Consulting Group Wins Top Workplace Award for Seventh Consecutive Year | Yahoo News | 6/28/2020

CLEVELAND , June 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – In a special edition published Sunday, June 28 , The Cleveland Plain Dealer named Blue Chip Consulting Group as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio . This marks the seventh straight year that Blue Chip has received the award. Awards are based solely on employee feedback obtained through a third-party survey, administered by Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures workplace health and employee satisfaction …

State of Florida

COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims Increasing in Courts Nationwide | 6/25/2020

workplace health and safety, non-discrimination, and employment termination. As of mid-June, more than 230 lawsuits directly related to labor and employment violations have been filed (including 30 class action suits). Perhaps unsurprisingly, California leads the nation with 32 employment lawsuits already filed, with Florida, New York, and New Jersey close behind. Where workplace liability is concerned, there is no shortage of laws or regulations under which employers may …

COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims Increasing in Courts Nationwide | ProgramBusiness | 6/25/2020

workplace health and safety, non-discrimination, and employment termination. As of mid-June, more than 230 lawsuits directly related to labor and employment violations have been filed (including 30 class action suits). Perhaps unsurprisingly, California leads the nation with 32 employment lawsuits already filed, with Florida, New York, and New Jersey close behind. Where workplace liability is concerned, there is no shortage of laws or regulations under which employers may …

State of Massachusetts

Tracelinks from Cambridge Blockchain is Helping Employers Manage Workplace Health Risks With Data Privacy in Mind | 6/17/2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Start Smart Class is a hands-on workshop for entrepreneurs. Our Start Smart class focuses on the steps required to prep a solid understanding of your target market so you can launch and grow your science/technology company successfully. CEO’s, successful entrepreneurs and investors who’ve done it all before are invited guest speakers and an integral component of the learning experience! Each student receives a …

Churches Inform Massachusetts Mayor of Plans to Immediately Resume In-Person Church Gatherings Despite His Order | Globe Newswire | 6/10/2020

… health recommendations June 10, 2020 11:33 ET Source: First Liberty Institute SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 10, First Liberty Institute and the Massachusetts Family Institute today sent a letter to Somerville, Massachusetts Mayor Joseph Curtatone informing him … municipal or other local authority should adopt or enforce any workplace health or safety rule to address COVID-19 that is in addition to, stricter than, or otherwise in conflict with any COVID-19 workplace …