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Between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized yearly with Legionnaires' disease and the number of Legionnaires’ cases reported has been steadily increasing over the last two decades according to the CDC. 2017, showed a greater than sixfold increase in reported cases since 2000. Office or indoor air quality can affect an individual's health, comfort, and ability to work. Therefore, OSHA provides guidelines regarding indoor air quality for commercial and institutional buildings and enhanced workplace safety

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If you are hiring based on how someone looks you may be discriminating. Obviously, no professional would hire someone just because of the way they looked or based on their age unless they were hiring models or actors. Do you look at the application to decide who to interview? Sure you do. In doing so you are creating a mental image of what that person has to offer. When beginning the interview process you take note of a person’s “appearance” and “business demeanor” relative to the job they are seeking. 

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About $63 billion in the US economy is lost annually in productivity due to insomnia, as reported on the Good Body website. The average amount of sleeping recommended by doctors for anyone is 8 hours. However, most modern-day workers sleep a few hours less, leading to sleep deprivation. As a result, employers are beginning to notice the impact of lack of sleep among their workers at the workplace. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts the workers' performance and overall productivity.

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Safety is always a concern, or at least should be, for companies and workers involved in industries and jobs where risk of injury is high. One of the first things visitors will notice when visiting practically any construction or industrial site is the requirement to wear a hard hat. Why would companies require both workers and visitors to don these pieces of safety equipment if there were no benefit to the company? Answer: Many reasons from legal liability to genuine concern for the safety of their workers and casual visitors or visiting vendors.

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With increased numbers of cyber attacks throughout the past years, increased cybersecurity is crucial for businesses to succeed. According to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a commitment to cyber hygiene and best practices is crucial in protecting an organization and its users from cyber threats. To kickstart this commitment to cyber health, follow this list of recommendations to help keep your devices safe.

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Workplace health and safety is primarily concerned with physical well-being: protocols focus on making sure employees don’t get strained, cut, smashed, broken, bruised, or physically ill. This is important, but it doesn’t address what may be the root of the problem: poor mental health. And it doesn’t recognize that mental well-being on its own falls under the workplace health and safety umbrella, and has a huge impact on work life.

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