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Feeling bad at work can be a good thing

(And vice versa)
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Research by the University of Liverpool suggests that, contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can sometimes lead to negative outcomes.


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Ten things productive employees don’t do

Avoid the mistakes below and you will be able to increase your productivity by 200 percent
By Marwan Jamal
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Wait till they feel motivated, they just do it. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” -Stephen King. Your ability to do things when you don’t feel like it defines how much you get paid at the end of the week/month.


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DuPont Sustainable Solutions launches Operations Excellence Consulting Practice

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Operational Excellence is one of the top 3 most important issues for CEOs globally as shown by a 2013 research report of the Conference Board. At DuPont Sustainable Solutions, we believe Operational Excellence delivers clear business value.


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DuPont Sustainable Solutions launches new operational excellence offering

Integrated, balanced approach helps companies increase productivity and improve quality, human safety and environmental footprint
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DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has launched a new operational excellence offering that helps companies across a wide range of industries achieve world-class operational performance.


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If the middle class continues to shrink, safety loses an important ally

By Phil La Duke

IF the middle class continues to shrink, worker safety loses an important advocate. I think we are seeing the beginnings of the impact already.  When politicians openly question the value of “overly protective” safety laws and decry an overly litigious society as the bane of modern society it's because they believe saying such things will get them elected.


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Economic demand – the impact on employee safety

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

It seems that workplace injuries are directly influenced by economic situations. As the price of raw materials increases, there is a natural tendency to take additional risks to produce more volume.  As the end of the calendar quarter approaches, there is added pressure to meet goals or deadlines.


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Why should PPE be ergonomic? Top five reasons

By Tony Skelton

For most of us, our work has a pretty sizeable impact on our lives. Our ability to do our job – and to do it well – is something which we all value, for a variety of reasons. As such, it is no surprise that we should also value the equipment which helps us do a good job day in and day out.


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Company policies may contribute to health impact on the bottom line

Insurance, time off affect business outcomes
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Human resources policy in areas such as health insurance benefits, paid time off, and compensation are important "missing variables" in studies connecting health and business outcomes, according to a report in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Workaholics work harder – not better

High strain linked to decreased job performance for those addicted to work
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Workaholics work hard, but still have poor job performance — mainly because of high mental and physical strain, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Healthier workforces may lead to a healthier bottom line

Study suggests link between “culture of health” and financial performance
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Companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their investors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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