Outreach

New Podcast Available: Fatigue

This episode looks at how fatigue affects workplace safety and health. Sleep is a necessary part of safety in the workplace and can be affected by many factors including workplace policies like shift work. Dr. Amany Farag discusses how fatigue and shift work affects nurses and the importance of emphasizing that all employees get their […]

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Inclusive Design Video Released

â–º Inclusive design in a work environment can better the lives of everyone regardless of age or mobility circumstances. Most accommodations cost employers little or no money, including flexible work schedules that allow individuals to better balance work and life. Businesses that incorporate inclusive design are more competitive and have higher employee retention. 🖥 Editor: […]

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New Podcast Available: Returning to Work

In this episode of Workplace Matters we talked with Rich Gassman, director of Safety and Compliance for Engineering Services and Products Company in Dyersville, Iowa, about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rich’s business was able to remain open during the pandemic, however they had to change many of the ways they work to […]

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COVID-19 Employer Resources

The following COVID-19 resources are available to guide employers in our region: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work (06/2020) Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan (06/11/2020) Resuming Business Toolkit Guide to COVID-19 Guidelines, Information, and Websites Latest News from the CDC Print Resources (English, Spanish, and additional languages) Resources for […]

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Did you know the HWC produces a monthly eBulletin?

Did you know that the Healthier Workforce Center distributes a monthly eBulletin with all the latest free resources and educational events for employers? Don’t miss another opportunity, and subscribe to our email list today!

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Employer Guide to COVID-19

Created through a collaboration of academic, business, and health experts, the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition provides practical tips and resources for employers to apply traditional Total Worker Health principles to pandemic response strategies. The guide covers the following topic areas: Ready to take action? Download the Total Worker Health Employer Guide: COVID-19 […]

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New Podcast: Mental Health During COVID-19

This episode of Workplace Matters looks at what employers can do to better their employee’s mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress has always been present in the workplace, but for many this time is especially stressful. How can employers ease that stress for their employees? We talked with Dr. Saba Ali, Professor of Counseling […]

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CDC Releases COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.  

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It’s That Time of Year Again – Limerick Contest 2020

How to enter: Write a humorous limerick on a topic related to occupational health and safety. A limerick is a humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet. Healthier Workforce Center members, their […]

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