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Innovative Material Handling Technology

A few years ago, Bensonwood made the proactive decision to install three high-powered vacuum tube lifting systems in their workshop in Walpole. “Handling sheet goods had been the toughest ergonomic challenge we faced on the shop floor,” said Dennis Marcom, Safety Director at Bensonwood. Depending on the material, the vacuum lift system allows workers to […]

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How Setting Realistic Goals Can Benefit Your Wellness Program

If you choose to begin your wellness program by utilizing a health risk assessment to get a baseline valuation of your population’s health level, you’re probably going to find, like we have in the hundreds of companies where we’ve done it, that you’ll have two groups of people: those who are smokers, and those who […]

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Complaints of Mold: Is it Worth Testing?

In our decades of experience in health and safety consulting, many of the complaints we receive are employers voicing concerns over their indoor air quality. In most cases however, it’s rarely indoor air quality that is the problem. More times than not, it’s the indoor environment and the population reacting to seasonal symptoms. Does It […]

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Wellness Challenges: It’s All About Balance

Since we’ve been doing wellness programs for well over a decade, one of the biggest problems that we find is trying to get people to deal with weight issues. It’s very hard in this day and age to get people to change their behavioral patterns to get them to focus on maintaining a healthy body […]

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Wellness Programs: Getting Started

We’re going to spend a little time today talking about wellness programs and the whole concept of companies that try to implement an employee wellness program. At the Lawson group, we talk about wellness programs and the fact that the business owners we talk to want a wellness program, but nobody wants to pay for […]

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The 3 Most Common Kinds of Workplace Accidents & How to Prevent Them

Most “on the job” injuries are caused by unsafe acts or unsafe work practices. It is important to look at the types of accidents that are the result of unsafe work practices that result in the greatest costs in order to prioritize efforts that will achieve the greatest reduction in the cost of injuries.