Category Archive: Safety/Workplace Injuries

Feb 28 2013

Mental Illness in the Workplace

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How can you tell if someone in your company has a mental health issue? What can you do if so? David Duerr of Ozark Guidance Center joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! He’ll talk about how to help people dealing with mental health issues.

Everyone has a bad day and, admittedly, your workplace might make you crazy once in a while. But how do you know whether someone is struggling with mental illness or a stress-inducing issue that mimics the same symptoms?

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with David Duerr, Director of Business Services at Ozark Guidance Center. We discuss the issues that affect the mental well-being of our team members. He’ll talk about anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and situational issues that can bring drama and trauma to the whole workplace. He’ll also give us tips for opening the conversation with that individual who is struggling, assessing how to help them, and discussing options.

Click here to learn more about Ozark Guidance Center.

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Episode 39

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Aug 13 2012

Preventing and Addressing Workplace Injuries

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On this episode of Business: Engaged!, Steve Joseph talks about what employers need to know about workplace injury prevention and treatment.

No workplace is immune to the potential of an employee injury. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I talk with Steve Joseph LPT of Maximum Performance Spine Sports and Physical Therapy about preventing and addressing workplace injuries. As a licensed physical therapist, he has helped all kinds of patients whether they were injured at home, play, or work or he is providing post-surgery therapy. We discuss the role that Workers’ Compensation plays in workplace injuries and creating a system where injuries are reported quickly. He also explains how important it is to create a culture of fitness in a workplace because fit people are less likely to be injured.

Click here to learn more about Steve’s company.

Check in for the third update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about the progress we’re making as a productive campaign team and insights regarding my marketing strategy. I’m not an experienced candidate (yet!) but I see so many key lessons that I’ll use in my business practices. I bet you will too. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

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Jul 16 2012

What You Don’t Know about Safety Can Cost You Big Bucks

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Ethan Lightfoot shares his insights about creating safe workplaces in this episode of Business: Engaged!

Safe workplaces aren’t just for warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is chartered with ensuring that companies throughout the United States are working to keep employees safe. A surprise OSHA visit to a business that is violating safety standards and endangering employees can result in thousands of dollars in fines.

Our guest on this episode is Ethan Lightfoot of Lightfoot Consulting. Ethan is an authorized OSHA outreach trainer. He works with companies who want to create safe workplaces.  He shares important information about OSHA and correcting unsafe work practices.

Visit the OSHA.gov website. You’ll find a wealth of information plus worksheets and other tools to help you ensure that your workplace is safe.

Click here to listen to this episode.

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