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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ideas for Employees to Keep it Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to send employees and their families seasons greetings and reminders to stay healthy and safe throughout the new year. Here are a few suggested tips to remind employees about what they can do for themselves and those they love to stay safe, and healthy during the holidays:

  • Have a designated driver if you are going to be drinking alcohol.
  • Keep a pair of scissors handy to open gifts that are difficult to unwrap.
  • Remember to keep food refrigerated and to not let it sit out for too long to avoid any chance of food poisoning.
  • Have someone assist you in holiday decorating, especially if using a ladder.
  • Use multiple electrical outlets to avoid overcrowding with too many plugs.
  • Keep an ice scrapper in your car to clear away any winter weather that may obstruct your view.
  • Remember to blow out any candles before leaving home.
  • Check to make sure your smoke detector is working properly (the fire department is usually happy to come over and check)
  • Take your time when traveling to avoid accidents on your way to and from your destinations. Bring directions!
  • Remember to try and relax, smile and enjoy the company of those you are around this holiday.
  • Try to avoid overeating and ask a family member to go on a 30 minute walk to get some fresh air and remove yourself from staring at the cooking jar!

For more holiday tips go to Health Discovery, MedicineNet, or the federal government's HealthFinder.

If you feel you might need personal e-mail or telephonic coaching give us a call at: 301-229-7555 or contact us at Wellness Corporate Solutions.

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