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OSHA Steps Up Safety Inspections in South

August 17, 2012
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Beginning August 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will increase the number of unannounced inspections it performs at worksites in Region 4, which encompasses eight southern states east of the Mississippi River.
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Four Times More Public Waste Workers Get Hurt, Sick Than Private

August 15, 2012
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An average of 4,017 public collection workers missed at least one day of work annually between 2008 and 2010. That compares with an annual average of 1,070 collection workers in the private sector.
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Worker Fired After Urinating on Co-Workers' Chairs

March 30, 2012
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Police reportedly are trying to determine whether they can charge the 59-year-old information technology worker with criminal mischief, according to the Des Moines Register.
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Top 5 Workplace Injury Causes Make Up 72 Percent of Direct Workers' Comp Costs: Analysis

January 10, 2012
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Overexertion—or injuries caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying—costs businesses $12.5 billon in direct annual expenses and accounts for more than 25 percent of the national burden, according to Liberty Mutual's Workplace Safety Index.
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Dear Workforce How Do I Become a Smoke-Free Plant

September 7, 2011
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Advice on clearing out the tobacco from your workplace.
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What exactly is "Ergonomically Correct"

September 7, 2011
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Recommendations for chairs, desks and monitors.
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Telecommuters Happier, Notes Poll, but a Good Chair Would Be Nice

July 22, 2011
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The Staples Advantage survey, which was conducted in May, polled more than 140 employees from a variety of industries who work at least one day a week from home.
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Small Banks Make Change in Layout, Job Descriptions

February 4, 2011
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Many financial institutions have changed their hiring and training practices. At Bank of Georgetown in Washington, D.C., the teller window has been replaced with desks and comfortable chairs for customers. And all branch employees are known as customer service representatives.
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Working Time

April 23, 2010
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Commentary: Just what is the 'normal workday'? For many of us, it’s a concept that no longer has any meaning. The time is not far off when people will work when they want to, and they will be judged and rewarded by what they achieve.
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