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Article archive for November, 2013

  • November 25th, 2013

    Stormy Weather

    Tweet Weather isn’t what it used to be. What with 80 degree temperatures in February on the normally frigid East coast and a cold, wet spring on the West coast — not to mention the occasional earthquake, tornado or flood in various parts of the country — it’s clear that climate change is a fact [...]

  • November 25th, 2013

    Giving Thanks for a Healthier Business

    Tweet Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather and give gratitude, often by ingesting huge quantities of delicious food that someone’s mother, grandma or aunt has been cooking for days. But many families prefer to let a restaurant do the honors. That’s great for business…until the kids spill gravy on the floor or the teens [...]

  • November 20th, 2013

    Koans Or Cones?

    Tweet Some of the great wisdom of the ages has been delivered in the form of parables or koans: Zen riddles intended to still the mind. And some businesses manage their spill cleanup with koan-like philosophy: “What is the sound of spills happening?” Unfortunately, it’s their employees who must answer this inquiry, often with ineffectual [...]

  • November 11th, 2013

    Staying Safe at Work

    Tweet The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) recently released its Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage and Costs, 2011 report, which provides comprehensive estimates of workers’ compensation payments for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Employer costs have increased 7% just since 2010 (reflecting an increase in wages), with an increase in total benefits [...]