AP Blog

By Jason Wissmiller, 08/11/2020
We often receive phone calls from clients and prospects asking for a general liability policy to satisfy an insurance requirement in a contract, such as an airport lease. Like most insurance products, clients buy an aviation general liability policy with little knowledge of what the policy actually covers. In...
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By Mark Holt, 08/03/2020
N-95 masks have been the subject of increased focus by OSHA. These masks were originally designed for industrial use in sectors such as mining, construction, painting and manufacturing. Designed to filter out airborne particulates, they have a logical place in the healthcare setting to control airborne diseases...
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By Trevor Gilstrap, 07/29/2020
Fracking is a method that has been in use for decades but has become the hot buzz word in recent years, and is the alleged cause of everything from tainted water to silicosis. Regardless of your opinion on these growing allegations, these types of lawsuits from upset citizens are increasing throughout the...
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By Chris Pavone, 07/28/2020
Trucking’s role in keeping goods, materials and the economy rolling during the global pandemic has been nothing short of phenomenal and will certainly play a role in re-establishing “normal” supply lines depleted by hoarding households and profiteering resellers. Hopefully, everyone in the...
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Growing rates of healthcare workers are experiencing physical and psychological injury as a result of workplace violence related to resident care. A staggering 95% of healthcare workers have reported exposure to aggression. However, research has found that workplace violence is underreported, signifying that...
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07/15/2020
When setting up a flying club, or managing an existing flying club, there are several things you can do to make yourself more attractive to an underwriter. By making yourself more desirable to an underwriter, you can maximize your coverage and minimize the premiums you pay. Here are our Top 10 Flying Club...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/14/2020
On July 8, 2020, by a vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in their Little Sisters of the Poor decision upheld Trump administration rules permitting employers to decline contraceptive coverage (including preventative health services, birth control pills, IUDs, etc.) on the basis of...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/08/2020
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars an employer from firing an individual merely for being gay or transgender. In its ruling, the Court noted that it is “impossible to discriminate...
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By Gina Ekstam, 07/08/2020
Agribusiness worksites, shared worker housing, and shared worker vehicles present unique challenges for preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19. Joint guidance by the CDC and DOL provides a template that employers can adapt to protect their workers. Through thoughtful planning, it is possible to...
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By Nathanael Alexander, Esq., 07/02/2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless employees with young children have opted to utilize the time off provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in order to provide care to their children in lieu of school and day care center closures nationwide. Now that schools are closed and a vast...
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Managing Workplace Stress
10/24/2016

Over 75 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful. Although it may not be possible to completely eliminate job stress, you can learn to manage it effectively.

While dealing with stress is a normal part of everyday life, there are times when you may experience an unhealthy amount of stress on the job.

The good news is that it’s possible to manage job stress by becoming aware of what increases or decreases your stress levels. The following are six methods to help you manage your stress at work:

  1. Plan and prioritize: make a list to prioritize your work and set realistic deadlines.
  2. Focus on what you can control: You know what your job tasks are; break tasks up into doable steps.
  3. Slow down: think things through before you act, and begin with a result in mind.
  4. Limit interruptions: only take calls that are a priority when you’re on a tight deadline.
  5. Use all of your resources: If things don’t go exactly as planned, do not solely rely on yourself. Ask for help when you need it.
  6. Take a break: to release stress, make time to take a short break. Taking a walk or discussing your work situation with another person may help you gain fresh perspective.

Many employers, including AssuredPartners, offer workplace wellness programs. Take advantage of these to encourage your employees to manage stress, stay healthy and improve productivity.  For more information on implementing a corporate wellness program, visit AssuredPartners Wellness.

Source: Zywave