It doesn’t take a Harvard Medical School medical study to tell us that poor sleep effects work performance – and just about every other part of our lives. But back in 2011, those Harvard researchers put some cold hard numbers on the problem, and showed when projected onto the entire U.S. workfor...
Every job comes with its own load of stress, but a new report from the job search site CareerCast details which positions have the most and least. As the study reveals, jobs where employees risk their lives in the daily round of work, such as military personnel and firefighters, rank as the most st...
We hear conflicting reports in the news about the health effects of coffee; some research studies say it increases tension, elevates blood pressure or gives people blotchy skin. But the truth is almost everyone either drinks it or tries it from time to time. Coffee is consumed everywhere in the wo...
On the surface, the U.S. employment picture seems to be improving these days. We hear that we’re in a period of steady (albeit slow) economic recovery, that more and more companies are hiring, and that unemployment is gradually inching downward. But according to recent surveys by Salary.com, many...
Commentators across the nation are calling the new Boeing contract a “turning point” in the status of the middle class – but not the good kind. The deal squeaked by in a close vote by Boeing machinists (approved 51-49) to lock in a major aircraft construction contract for the Seattle area; yet...
The workers’ compensation system has been in effect for decades in Washington State, and despite its restructuring in 2010, it essentially remains the same system it’s always been.  Times change, manufacturing systems change, the tasks of workers change – everything seems to evolve but those ...
According to local authorities, a mysterious explosion at an Indiana grain silo killed an employee on Monday afternoon.  Workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the cause of the workplace fatality. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department issued a press release explaining t...
While employers across the country are taking measures to address obesity in the workplace, much work remains to be done, and businesses need additional tools and resources, especially among small and mid-size organizations. These findings were reported following a survey of more than 500 businesses...
Medical experts traditionally believed that after banging your head in contact sports or a car accident, the concussive effects (headache, memory problems, dizziness) would quickly subside with some rest. But a recent University of Oklahoma study suggests that combat-related symptoms like traumat...