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BLS releases illness, injury report

There were 277,680 occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work reported for state and local government combined in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fifty percent occurred in service occupations, including healthcare support and protective service workers. In contrast, 22 percent of the injuries and illnesses in private industry occurred in service occupations. State government workers ...

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Workers lose more than a ton of weight

PHILADELPHIA — Recently, employees of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company competed in a company-wide health challenge and lost a total of 2,684 pounds. Approximately 350 employees split into teams and competed for four months. Each person’s weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides were recorded in July and then again in November. The three teams with the highest percentage of ...

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Workplace injuries/illnesses decline

Non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers in 2008 occurred at a rate of 3.9 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, a decline from 4.2 cases in 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Similarly, the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses reported in 2008 declined to 3.7 million cases, compared to four million cases in 2007. ...

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Wellness program goes back to school(s)

A fall wellness program for employees in some Mississippi schools is helping both staff and students improve their health and performance. In schools, the Mississippi in Motion program is sponsored by an impressive partnership of statewide agencies and organizations, including the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the Mississippi State University Extension Service, The Bower Foundation, Mississippi State ...

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