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Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

A new study conducted by RN Work Project, and published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies, finds that the higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads. Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the College of Nursing, New York University, led the research team. The RN Work Project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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When Being an Immigrant Makes It More–Not Less–Likely to Have a Job

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Race and education shape employment outcomes for U.S.- and foreign-born blacks in surprising ways.

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American poverty prospects higher than expected

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For Americans, the likelihood of experiencing relative poverty at least once in their lifetime is surprisingly high, finds a new analysis from noted poverty expert Mark Rank, PhD, professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Study Shows Detergent Manufacturers Safely, Effectively Using Enzymes in the Workplace

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Detergent manufacturers have shown that by following industry guidelines on properly handling enzymes in factories, they “can deliver a safe working environment” and help ensure good occupational hygiene, according to newly published research. A study appearing in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene found that by employing stringent protocols, coupled with regular surveillance of workforce health and safety, worker exposures to enzymes can be minimized and the risks associated with the use of enzymes in detergent factories can be effectively managed.

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Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?

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College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Job Strain Linked to Increased Sick Leave Due to Mental Disorders

Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, reports a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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It’s Official: Workplace Rudeness Is Contagious

Rudeness in the workplace isn’t just unpleasant: it’s also contagious.

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Still No Job After Graduation? Here’s What You Should Be Doing Right Now

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It’s been two months since you walked across the stage with your diploma. You scour the want ads and send out your resume, but no one is calling you back. Frustration is setting in. What should you be doing right now?

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Flu Vaccination Programs are Good for Business

Can offering a flu vaccination program at work benefit your organization?

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Like Sitting, Standing in the Workplace May Have Long-Term Health Consequences

Recent research has warned of the health detriments associated with sitting for long stretches of time at the office, but what about the nearly half of all employees worldwide who are required to stand for more than 75% of their workdays?