Fostering a culture of health in the workplace
Posted on: July 17, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In recent years, employers have looked to employee wellness programs as a means of increasing productivity, reducing insurance costs and fostering better employee wellbeing and satisfaction. There’s a direct correlation between employee wellbeing and costs to employers. Worker’s compensation claims and healthcare bills amount to more $60 billion per year in the U.S. So, it […]
How Drake Precision Dental Laboratories solved its dust problem
Posted on: July 8, 2019 | By Mike Booth
Even though Bob Savage was doing the best he could—outfitting employees with masks, installing suction systems near equipment and the like—there was one reoccurring environmental problem at Drake Precision Dental Laboratories. Dust. The dust problem “Dental labs, by their very nature, are dusty environments,” Savage, VP and CFO of the Charlotte, NC laboratory, said. “We […]
Want employee satisfaction in the lab? Try cleaning the air.
Posted on: July 3, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In a paper published at the Global Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Tourism, researchers found a direct correlation between work environments and job satisfaction among employees like dental technicians. The Result Using a survey, researchers tapped the feelings of workers in education, banking and telecommunications and found that satisfaction was tied directly to […]
Sick Building Syndrome: Are You at Risk?
Posted on: May 9, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In recent years, researchers have charted a medical phenomenon that affects a wide swath of people with no discernable connection—save one. All the people who experience symptoms of headaches, tiredness, ear, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea have one thing in common: They spend a large amount of time in buildings. And the buildings […]
Is Poor Air Quality Affecting Your Lab’s Productivity?
Posted on: April 25, 2019 | By Mike Booth
It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many dental lab owners may believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost 70 percent of office […]