Working alone and working at heights for me began years ago as an instrument technician in a large steel mill in western Pennsylvania. We always tried to work in pairs but there were occasions when I had to work alone or apart from my buddy.
In 2019, the U.S. is more health conscious than ever. Ninety-two percent of U.S. residents say it’s important to get an annual physical, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and 62 percent report actually getting the exam. It’s estimated about 44 million Americans get physicals ever year.
Next to the real thing, virtual reality training is the best way to learn. VR training has been around for many years and in many forms, but generally was limited to people with deep pockets such as the military, NASA and the airline industry with use of flight simulators, for example.
Mentally healthy workplaces are as important to employees as physically safe ones. But how do you get there? A lot of employers have the desire to do more for their employees’ well-being but get overwhelmed by the amount of resources and information that’s available.
A set of data encompassing a relatively stable population of more than 100,000 employees across Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America has been recently studied to evaluate global trends in the use of its Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).
...But, over a period of time, her demeanor changed, and she was not her usual self. Then one day she just disappeared. I eventually found out why, when I was given the chore of writing her termination letter. She had experienced a “nervous breakdown,” I was told.