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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Jan. 8, 2013, that at least 1,260 randomly selected workplaces will be inspected as part of the agency’s 2012 site-specific targeting (SST) program. The inspections will be conducted throughout 2013 and will focus on workplaces that have more than 20 workers and higher-than-average injury and illness rates. Read more

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For many of us, 2013 will be a game changer.  While you might not learn how to fix a leaky pipe, or play the piano, or floss every day, there are some health resolutions you should make, and stick to.  Committing to New Year’s Resolutions that involve getting healthy can be daunting. Experts suggest selecting a manageable one to three resolutions to increase the chances of their continued commitment. The health and wellness resolutions that should be high on everyone’s health priority list in 2013 include: … Read more

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Holiday StressEver wonder why so many people get colds or flus in January and February? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, there is literally less energy available for life. That’s why the trees have dropped their leaves and many animals have started hibernating. With shopping, social gatherings and end-of-year obligations, however, we humans go against nature — increasing our activity and stress levels at exactly the time that the body wants us to be decreasing them. So here are the top six tips on how to manage holiday stress this season. Read more

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