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The Checkup Archive: Workplace health

First aid and CPR guidelines revisited

The American Heart Association has been busy revising its guidelines for administering CPR and, in a separate effort, rewriting some of its basic first-aid advice. That work resulted in Monday's release of two documents, one co-sponsored by the American Red Cross that announces new first-aid practices and a second issued by the AHA addressing a big change in CPR. The Red Cross says it's reviewing that document and will determine whether to alter its training practices accordingly.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | October 18, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, First aid and CPR, General Health, Workplace health  
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Why you should care about paid sick leave

A report being released at a Congressional hearing later this morning by the D.C.-based Restaurant Opportunities Centers United ("a national restaurant workers' organization, comprised of restaurant worker organizations across the country," according to its Web site) says, among other key findings from its survey of more than 4,000 restaurant workers nationwide, that "nearly 90% of workers said they did not receive paid sick days. As a result, two thirds of respondents said they had worked while sick in the previous year, preparing, cooking and serving food."

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | September 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  General Health, Health Policy, Infectious Disease, Influenza, The Business of Health, Workplace health  
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Steven Slater and workplace stress

To his admirers, Steven "take this job and shove it" Slater is a modern-day hero, an everyman who channeled the collective frustration of working people everywhere and did something decisive about it. But not all of us are in a position to abruptly exit our jobs via emergency chute, beer...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | August 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Stress, Workplace health  
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