Every Friday, we will post a few articles we found useful throughout the week. Enjoy!
From: EHS Today
A new paper from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (“Workplace Health Protection and Promotion: A New Pathway for a Healthier – And Safer – Workforce”) suggests that integrating wellness programs into safety and health initiatives is most effective and could lead to a healthier, more productive workforce.
This article gives three nutritional strategies to prevent injuries. The article is primarily directed toward runners, but basic principles can apply to everyone.
- Eat more (high quality calories)
- Include protein in every meal
- Don’t forget zinc and iron
From: HR Executive Online
Ever had that 2:30 feeling where productivity begins to slip? According to this study, you’re not alone. This article helps explain that productivity dip and gives a few suggestions on how to prevent it. Also from the article – one standard deviation of lost sleep will result in 5% or more errors.
You might also be interested in our blog post this week from Ergonomics Plus owner, Mark Middlesworth, “Safety Manager = Keeper of the Spring.”