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Occupational Medicine Physicians Honored for Collaborative Leadership

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has awarded its 2017 Health Achievement in Occupational Medicine Award to Richard Heron, MB, and Ron Loeppke, MD, in recognition of their work in establishing the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC). The award was presented during ACOEM's 2017 American Occupational Health Conference, being held in Denver through April 26.

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Autonomy in the Workplace Has Positive Effects on Well-Being and Job Satisfaction, Study Finds.

New research into workplace culture has found that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction.

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AI and E-Commerce: A Perfect Storm for Retail Jobs

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If you work in retail sales, it might be time to explore a new career. Dr. Keng Siau, chair and professor of business and information technology, writes that online retailers like Amazon are “crushing” brick-and-mortar department stores in terms of sales and these online retailers are replacing their retail salespeople with “AI, robotics, and machine learning,” or, as Siau has taken to calling them, “salesmachines.”

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Online Course Offers Cutting Edge Health and Safety Strategies for Employers

“Fundamentals of Integrated Health and Safety,” a new online course from ACOEM, UL and the UIC School of Public Health, helps employers integrate their health and safety programming in ways that can bolster bottom-line results while improving the health and well being of their workers.

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Study: To Innovate, Large Firms Should Let Employees Choose How to Do Their Jobs

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New research from NYIT shows large organizations can remain innovative and minimize “red tape” by empowering employees.

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Tired? Try Walking Up Stairs Instead of Caffeine

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Research from the University of Georgia shows that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs was more likely to make participants feel energized than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine.

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WVU Expert: Coal Miners’ Healthcare Plans Hang in the Balance Unless Congress Acts

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Skidmore College Professor's Study "Firefighting and the Heart", Appears in Scientific Journal Circulation

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Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention

Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, recently co-authored a study titled, “Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention.” The study was featured in the scientific journal, Circulation.







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