Arizona’s occupational injury and illness rate was below average in 2012

The number of work-related injuries and illnesses in 2012 was down compared to previous years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) latest nonfatal work-related injury and illness report. BLS found Arizona’s occupational injury and illness rate to be 3.2 per 100 full-time employees during 2012, which was lower than the national average of 3.4, Business Insider reported. Overall, the national rate is declining year-over-year, with the average being 3.5 per 100 workers in 2011.  Continue reading

5 secrets to weight management during the holiday season

With co-workers bringing in desserts and more employees indulging in fattening foods, the holiday season can be a time when staff put on additional pounds. The 2013 National Health Assessment conducted by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute found more than one-quarter of people anticipate gaining holiday weight. Many workers may think the holiday season is a time when it’s necessary to treat themselves, but too much of a good thing may lead to employees harming their well-being. Continue reading

Wellness programs may impact workers’ digestive health

Many employees may not be aware of their digestive health, and may be unwilling to speak to their physicians when they are having gastrointestinal (GI) problems. According to a new study, 56% of people who experience GI discomfort do not seek medical attention. Wellness programs centering on digestive health or nutritious eating may educate employees about GI symptoms, and may motivate workers to communicate with their primary care providers when they experienced GI pain. Continue reading