Legal Issues Abound in World of Telecommuting …

  Including: Workers’ Compensation, Tax Issues, And Compliance with ADA and OSHA Regulations Telecommuting is defined as using telecommunications technology to allow employees to work from remote locations (including the field, while traveling, or most typically from their homes) instead of commuting to a conventional workplace at a conventional time.  By definition, telecommuting decentralizes, defying
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Study on Employee Health Behaviors

Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health Merrill, Ray M. PhD, MPH; Aldana, Steven G. PhD; Pope, James E. MD; Anderson, David R. PhD, LP; Coberley, Carter R. PhD; Grossmeier, Jessica J. PhD; Whitmer, R. William MBA; HERO Research Study Subcommittee Abstract: Objective: To better understand the combined
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COST-BENEFIT AND ROI INFORMATION

Cost-Benefit and ROI Information Studies indicate that ergonomics interventions (self assessment, one-on-one evaluations, training and ongoing coaching) have the greatest impact on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and disease, reducing discomfort, improving productivity, and reducing ergonomic injury costs.  With a $365 annual investment for an employee earning $65,000 annually, the 1 year ROI is 534% with the
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Ergonomics in the Office

Many people don’t realize that a poorly designed computer workstation and/or bad work habits can result in serious health problems. Common problems associated with poor design or habits relating to office ergonomics include discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, hands and wrists, as well as headaches and eyestrain. These are all symptoms to be
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Factors in Ergonomics Beyond Workstation Design

Many people get work-related back injuries, wrist disorders, and assorted strains and sprains. Injuries may occur suddenly or may develop slowly over time. Sometimes improving our “fit” while working can help prevent these injuries; however, often away-from-work factors complicate the ergonomics process. Although it is believed that injuries are caused by many factors, I encourage
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