This week's report shows that flu-like illness continues to hum along at a fairly low level, as we enter into the new year; however those rates arelikely to rise significantly as our flu season in New England kicks into high gear during January and February. Make a new year's resolution that's actually easy to keep — get a flu shot while the coast is still clear. Flu vaccine continues to be available by calling your health care provider or looking for a local flu clinic at this online searchable database. Best wishes for a safe and restful New Year's weekend, and see you in 2012!
Some Workers Face Higher Risk of Injury – But Employers Can Make a Difference posted on Jul 25
In the six years from 2008 through 2013, 356 workers died on the job in Massachusetts. This is about one worker every five days! The MDPH CFOI and MA FACE projects developed this infographic to illustrate these tragic worker deaths and to underscore the human costs …Continue Reading Some Workers Face Higher Risk of Injury – But Employers Can Make a Difference
Making Your Summer POP! posted on Jul 19
Few things are better than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day! I have vivid memories from my childhood running around through the sprinkler and various neighbors’ yards enjoying the summer sun. At that age, having a messy red ring around your mouth from …Continue Reading Making Your Summer POP!
Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces posted on Jul 18
Wellness programs are good for business. They can lead to better performing workers, lower absenteeism and decreased healthcare and insurance costs. Now, small businesses can be rewarded for these efforts! The Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive gives small businesses in Massachusetts a state tax credit …Continue Reading Massachusetts is Rewarding Small Businesses for Healthy Workplaces