01Oct 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Be Ready! How to Prepare Your Office for Emergencies

The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes. These range from small house fires or floods to large-scale events like this summer’s wildfires in California or the recent hurricane back east. And they all have something in … Read more »

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20Sep 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Caution: Flu Season Ahead

The 2017-2018 flu season was particularly brutal in California, claiming the lives of more than 300 people. That’s more deaths than occurred during the previous three flu seasons combined. And it’s the second highest total in California since the H1N1 … Read more »

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27Aug 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Ergonomics Corner: Headsets Help Reduce Head and Neck Injuries

You might not think talking on the phone puts your employees at risk of injury. But, depending on the way they hold the phone, it definitely can. Workplace telephone conversations often require your employees to multitask. Whether your workers are … Read more »

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09Aug 2018
Lauren Mayfield, State Fund
Lauren Mayfield

Valley Fever is at a Fever Pitch in California

Valley Fever has been on an upward trend in California over the last three years. In 2017 there were 8,203 suspect, probable, and confirmed cases of Valley Fever in California—an all-time high. That’s an increase of more than 2,000 cases compared … Read more »

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