Posts Categorized: Safety in the workplace

Ergonomics and Employee Retention: What is the Real Correlation?

Ergonomics and Employee Retention: What is the Real Correlation? Opti Staffing

Ergonomics has been defined as the science of designing the workplace to conform to a worker, rather than the other way around. When most people hear the word ergonomics, they think about having a desk and a comfortable chair at the right height. What’s the Connection Between Employee Onsite Wellness and Retention? But ergonomics encompasses… Read More »

Summer Safety: Resources for Staying Compliant

Summer Safety: Resources for Staying Compliant Opti Staffing

Safety should always be a primary goal of every workplace. Here are some resources to help you and your employees locate problem safety areas, make improvements to safety practices, and make good judgments about safety each day. Summer Safety Tips For Employers 1. Staying compliant Here is a link to the handbook for the U.S.… Read More »

What Companies Are Doing to Keep Employees Safe

What Companies Are Doing to Keep Employees Safe - Opti Staffing

A recent survey by a consulting firm revealed that many companies are expecting their employees to return to work. Company representatives said they anticipate having almost all of their workforce back in the office by December. As their employees return, the companies are taking various measures to keep workers safe. Here are some of the… Read More »

The Hot Summer Months and Your Employee Wellbeing

The Hot Summer Months and Your Employee Wellbeing - Opti Stafing

It’s no secret that productivity drops off over the summer – as much as 20 percent according to some studies. There are a number of reasons for this. One of the more obvious causes is the weather. It’s a little harder to focus on your work when the sun is shining outside, and there is… Read More »

First Day on the Job: Five Essential Safety Items You Should Bring to Your First Job Site

If you are starting a job in construction, or any similar type of work, you should know the importance of safety. You need the right protection for your eyes, ears, head, lungs, and feet. Generally, employers are required to provide personal protective equipment to workers in accord with OSHA guidelines. But if you prefer to… Read More »

Should I Call in Sick? What You Should Know This Flu Season

It’s flu season, and there are things you need to know and do so you can avoid it. Here are some tips on how to handle this common illness. 1. Get a flu shot This is the best way to prevent the flu. You should get one every year. Most people get the flu from… Read More »

Six Ways to Stay Safe and Productive

Whether your job involves physical labor or is more sedentary, it is important to take steps to stay safe at work. There are a number of simple precautions you can take to prevent injury and time away from the job. Here are a few. How Do I Stay Safe on the Job? 1. Lift things… Read More »

Safety Doesn’t Have to Tank for the Sake of Productivity

Many manufacturers see an inverse relationship between safety and productivity – if you focus too much on safety factors, you hinder productivity. It has become a rather contentious issue, especially for safety professionals who are trying to disabuse people of the misconception that the two are polar opposites. The fact is, safety professionals say, the… Read More »

How to Avoid the Health Risks of Sitting too Long at Work

Many jobs require a lot of sitting. People are at desks looking at computer screens. And most people probably don’t give a lot of thought to the health implications of all those hours in a chair, even if they regularly go the gym. But recent research has shown that sitting for long periods of time… Read More »

How to Stretch at Work

Many of us have sedentary jobs – we spend a lot of time sitting. It should come as no surprise that this is not good for your health. That is why it is important to exercise regularly, for example, by going to the gym or walking. Even at work, you need to take breaks fairly… Read More »