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Having a holiday potluck at work?

Nothing brings people together like food. And with the holidays fast approaching, office potlucks will be kicking into full swing, so it’s a good time to talk about safe food-handling practices.
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What you need to know about MSDs

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders – also referred to as repetitive motion or repetitive strain injuries – are a group of painful conditions that affect the muscles, tendons and nerves. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, workers can develop an MSD from bending, gripping, straightening, holding, twisting, or reaching with their arms and hands.
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Fighting fatigue

National Safety Month: Week 2
Do you regularly arrive at work feeling tired, groggy or run-down? If so, you may not be getting enough sleep. It’s estimated that more than one-third of the U.S. workforce is sleep-deprived.
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Promoting healthy eating at work

Has your workplace considered starting a healthy eating program? According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, “When a workplace can help employees to make wise food choices, as part of a workplace health program, it can influence the person’s long-term health and wellness.
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Do you have shift work sleep disorder?

Maybe you played games on your phone or tablet late into the night, or, as midnight approached, couldn’t help but watch one more episode of your favorite show. Whatever the case, many people head into work tired. But for some shift workers – people who perform their jobs outside the traditional 9-to-5 time frame – excessive fatigue at work may indicate something more serious.
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Manage workplace stress

Work-related stress can have serious physical and emotional repercussions. The American Psychological Association states that work-related stress can cause stomach problems, sleep issues, headaches and irritability. Read APA's seven recommendations for managing stress.
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