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What psychology says about materialism and the holidays

Would the holidays be the same without some materialism in the mix? In today’s consumer society, what does it mean to be materialistic, and is that necessarily a bad thing? Psychologists have conducted research that has helped answer those questions and many more.


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11 Holiday Stress Busters (beyond food and exercise)

1. Forget perfection - Stop obsessing over doing it all. 2.Take a whiff of citrus - Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood.


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What works best to prevent stress among healthcare workers?

Changing the organization or educating staff?

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals have to make many decisions on a daily basis. These decisions can involve risk assessment methods, preventive workplace measures, workers’ health surveillance or even rehabilitation or return-to-work practices.


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Bullying at work linked to increased depression risk

Employees who report being bullied on the job are at increased risk of developing depression, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Women can't say "no"

Women, more than men, find it difficult to say “No” to excessive workplace requests. Saying “No” without guilt feelings and jeopardizing personal and professional relationships and performance evaluations is not easy to do


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Grandchildren and safety performance

What a wonderful time I had with my wife, my daughter, my awesome son-in-law and our two grandchildren for 11 days in Orlando, Florida. We, of course, did several days at Disney World and one day with my friends at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center.


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Understanding depression – Infographic from Study Medicine Europe

Depression presents itself in many different ways, according to Aris Grigoriou, Managing Director of Study Medicine Europe.


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Globalization’s connection to OSH: the way we work is changing

There is concern that the management of psychosocial risks is being neglected in a race to the bottom

The effects of globalization can be witnessed in so many aspects of our lives, including occupational safety and health (OSH). Firms are facing increasing pressure to remain competitive and, although implementing organizational changes may be necessary, they may result in new risks to workers' well-being.


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New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress

One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time, and a similar proportion say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks — for example, monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life unbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues — contribute to work-related stress.


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Belgium takes preventative steps against psychosocial risks in the workplace

A new piece of legislation entered into force in Belgium last month that focuses on managing psychosocial risks in the workplace which can for instance lead to burnout and stress.


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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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