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Fostering a culture of health in the workplace

Do employee wellness programs foster a culture of health? 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 […]

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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 […]

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Want employee satisfaction in the lab? Try cleaning the air.

Studies show that dental technicians would be happier in cleaner lab environments. 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 […]

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It’s curtains! For air pollution

IKEA addresses poor air quality with their new innovative fabric curtains that helps reduce air pollution when exposed to light. Posted on: June 20, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, all sorts of companies have focused their attention on the environment—and some have intensified efforts to correct the ills of poor air quality due to global air pollution. Now, home furnishing giant IKEA is stepping into the indoor air quality arena in a most unusual way. Introducing GUNRID The company has developed […]

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Are HVAC Systems the Answer?

Post16-HVACSystems-02 Posted on: May 23, 2019 | By Mike Booth

When business owners hear that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air—which is already heavily polluted—they think the solution lies in focusing on the building’s HVAC system. But that may not solve the problem of poor air quality. Here’s why:   HVAC systems recirculate HVAC systems work because they recirculate […]

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