Tag Archives: health and wellness

Should Your Team Warm Up Before They Head Out?

Before every workout, big game, or match, athletes warm up or stretch to raise their heart rates and body temperature. This process makes them more alert and improves response times. If this works well for athletes, it may work well for you and your employees.

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District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

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Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Pandemic

Even though we often don’t think of flu season as being particularly dangerous, it’s certainly nothing to sneeze at. In fact, the CDC estimates that over the last 10 years, an average of nearly 33,000 people per year die from the flu in the United States alone.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

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Working Outdoors in Warm Climates

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Though special districts are not subject to OSHA, we feel that employers and employees should always know the potential hazard in their workplaces and how to manage them.

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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

If you are not familiar with the term “toxic mold,” you are part of a dwindling group. The subject reared its ugly head in Texas and is now the source of market restrictions and new exclusionary language and class action lawsuits. Most if not all insurers have specific exclusionary language that excludes mold from liability and first party property coverages.

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