Weekly Wellness Tips - Being Thankful

Learn to focus more on your blessings and get more of the good feelings that come with them! It is far too easy to focus on the things we wish were different and to overlook the things we have to be t...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Eating Seasonally

Did you know that eating local, seasonal food not only benefits the environment and your local economy but also boosts your nutritional health? It's true! Seasonal produce is way tastier (and better f...

How to Assess Industrial Hygiene Hazards

Despite the fact that the industrial workplace has become less chemical-dependent over the last several decades, there are still industrial hygiene hazards in the workplace that should be addressed to...

How Wellness Programs Can Help Workforces

If you plan to leverage a health risk assessment to get a better understanding of your workforce's physical health, you'll likely find that the majority of health issues affect two groups of people: t...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Preventing Infection

It may seem a daunting task to keep yourself and your loved ones free of infections. Beyond the obvious—steering clear of runny noses and hacking coughs—you may be wondering about some other practical...

Employee Flu Shot Programs

A new vaccine is developed each year, specific to the three virus strands identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as most prevalent. These strands will account for 70-90% of influenza that...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Nuts

Did you know that technically, nuts are a fruit? Not only that, but the nutshell protects a kernel, which could be used as a plant starter or as a very delicious snack. From a culinary perspective, nu...

The Hazards of Non-Routine Tasks

Non-routine jobs are tasks that are performed infrequently or for the first time. Since these tasks are not performed often, all of the hazards associated with the job can be easily overlooked. It is ...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Packing Your Backpack

Summer may be almost over, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy our time outside. In fact, now that the heat is dying down, activities like camping and biking are far more enjoyable. So, what do...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Avocados

Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit? In fact, an avocado can be considered a single-seeded berry and like other berries, it's packed with plenty of nutrients with a range of benefits that ...

Scott Talks: How to Handle an OSHA Inspection

I want to talk a little bit more about OSHA. In the previous podcast, we talked about the whole aspect of an inspection, and what we caution a whole bunch of people to do is you should always be prepa...

What To Do When You Find Out You Have Asbestos

If you have performed an asbestos survey and uncovered asbestos-containing building materials (ABCM) in your facility, home, or office, it’s critical that you take the right action. In doing so, you’l...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Emergency Preparedness

You never know when you will be faced with an emergency where you may need to survive on whatever you have with you. For this reason, it is a good idea to assemble an emergency kit ahead of time. This...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Coconut Oil

Coconuts are a summer staple. From fragrances to coffee flavors, the uses of this tropical fruit have grown in popularity, especially in recent years. Now, coconut oil can be spotted in the pantries o...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Lake Exercises

With a number of water exercises to escape the heat—and some dry activities to keep things fresh—the lakeside can make the perfect destination for a serene family getaway while also providing an oppor...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Dental Hygiene

There are a number of health conditions linked to poor dental hygiene like endocarditis and cardiovascular disease. This is just one of the reasons why oral health is a great indicator of the body's o...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Running

Love it or hate it, running is known to have a number of health benefits—not to mention, cardio plays a key part in most other sports. So for those of you who have been hesitant to lace up your runnin...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that can result in blindness if left untreated. It's characterized by damage to the optic nerve that has been caused by pressure to the optic nerve.

Weekly Wellness Tips - Summer Grilling

It's summertime—grab your coals and fire up the grill! We've got some mouth-watering ideas and useful tips that will help you elevate your cookout game to new heights.

Weekly Wellness Tips - Workplace Stress

Stress is a normal part of life but too much stress can have a huge impact on a person's physical and emotional health. According to the American Institute of Stress, 83% of workers suffer from work-r...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Cutting Calories

There are several factors that determine how many calories you need in a day. Your age, gender, activity level, health conditions, and fitness goals all need to be taken into account when meal plannin...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Pets

Our furry, feathered, and scaled friends can help us live happier and healthier lives. We take care of our pets and they do the same for us in return.

Weekly Wellness Tips - Nutrition Facts

Most of us eat with our hearts, not for our hearts, which can cause some problems down the line. At a certain point, it's important to start checking the nutrition facts label on the food you eat, but...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Marathon Readiness

Participating in a marathon is a huge accomplishment, whether you finish the race running or walking. Not only is it a bucket-lister, but having something to train for is a surefire way of getting ram...

Clean Up Your Act (and Keep it Clean)

From an early age, we learn it is polite to pick up after ourselves, and while this is common practice at home, it should also be reflected in the workplace. It’s not only distracting to work in a clu...

The Proactive Way to Stay Healthy

Are you overdue for one or more of your preventative health screenings? Do you know which screenings you are recommended to complete and at what ages for men and women?

Happy Spring from Scott

Happy almost end of Covid (we hope)! Welcome inflation, $5 diesel and $4.+ gas, continued delays in the supply chain, and $12 2x4’s that used to cost 3 bucks!!!!

Weekly Wellness Tips - Acne Prevention

A small bump may play a big part in a person's self-esteem. Not to mention, acne can be painful and made worse by any number of factors, including a person's activity levels, hygiene, diet, and more. ...

Get Optimal IAQ in Your Building

Maintaining a healthy and comfortable office environment is crucial to employee health, comfort, and performance. Ensuring that indoor air quality (IAQ) is optimal is a key ingredient in that process.

Weekly Wellness Tips - Breakfast

Your body starts demanding a supply of energy as soon as you wake up. Not eating, especially in the morning, can hamper mental alertness and put a strain on both your body and brain.

Weekly Wellness Tips - Anger Management

Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, but it’s important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships. It can stand in the way...

How to Prevent Mold in the Workplace

Exposure to mold spores is virtually unavoidable as mold grows outdoors but can find its way into buildings and grow there as well. In buildings with poor ventilation, high humidity, and/or water intr...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Heart Health

Nearly 1 in 2 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure and if left uncontrolled, this can increase the risk for disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and worse. But it's not too late to make a change ...

Weekly Wellness Tips - Dandruff

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes dif...

Did You Know? Mold

You are almost always surrounded by mold. When does that exposure become harmful? Believe it or not, the majority of workplace mold complaints The Lawson Group investigates end up not being mold at al...

Did You Know? Asbestos

Asbestos is everywhere, even though its use was all but completely outlawed in the 90s. It's dangerous because it can cause a number of health issues, which is why the EPA and OSHA have detailed exten...

Did You Know? Noise Exposure

Did you know that hearing loss is not reversible? You may be exposed to damaging levels of noise at work, home, or during your favorite pastime but without the proper protection, you could irreparably...

Does OSHA Compliance Matter?

When it comes to worker health and safety, an employer has two liabilities: the liability that a worker will get hurt on the job and the liability of an OSHA inspection. It is our professional opinion...

Noise Exposure

Exposure to noise is one of the few occupational health hazards that when you stop the exposure, you stop the damage. When someone says that they're exposed to exactly 90 decibels for exactly eight ho...

Workplace Exposure Monitoring

How do you keep your workforce safe when they're being exposed to chemicals and other hazards? Through workplace exposure monitoring, you can get the most accurate and comprehensible readings of what ...

Industrial Hygiene

The field of industrial hygiene is relegated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards that arise in the workplace. Find out how The Lawson Group works w...

Complaints of Mold: Is it Worth Testing?

In our decades of experience in health and safety consulting, many of the complaints we receive are employers voicing concerns over their indoor air quality. In most cases however, it's rarely indoor ...

Wellness Challenges: It’s All About Balance

Since we've been doing wellness programs for well over a decade, one of the biggest problems that we find is trying to get people to deal with weight issues. It's very hard in this day and age to get ...

Wellness Programs: Getting Started

We’re going to spend a little time today talking about wellness programs and the whole concept of companies that try to implement an employee wellness program. At the Lawson group, we talk about welln...

Schools & Municipalities

With 40 years of experience, The Lawson Group has serviced many schools and municipal buildings, predominantly addressing issues with asbestos and Indoor Air Quality. Planning is always the best tool ...

Manufacturing & Industry

With forty years of experience, The Lawson Group has had the opportunity to work with companies of all sizes and industries, though the majority have been in the category of manufacturing and industry...

Healthcare

The Lawson Group has over forty years of experience helping healthcare businesses meet occupational health and safety requirements to guarantee their staff's wellbeing.

Facilities Management

Whether there's a burst pipe or a foul odor, forty years of experience has equipped The Lawson Group with the necessary know-how to address these issues immediately and with lasting solutions.

Real Estate & Construction

In the real estate and construction businesses out there, the majority of the services that The Lawson Group provides have to do with the management of hazardous materials.

Wellness Competitions

Wellness challenges or competitions can build a sense of community around getting healthier. With a workplace wellness challenge, get your entire workforce participating in good-natured fun while prac...

Certified CPR & First Aid Courses

In the event of an emergency, preparation is key. Make sure your stakeholders are prepared with CPR certifications and First Aid Courses that could mean the difference between life and death when the ...

Who We Serve

From a chicken processing plant in Ohio to an oil rig in the Arctic Circle in Alaska, there are only a few places and industries in our forty years that we haven't had a chance to work with. Our goal,...

Wellness Fairs

Wellness fairs are a great way to get a workforce engaged in local resources and tools that promote a healthy lifestyle. The Lawson Group works with companies to organize completely custom wellness fa...

Promoting Safety in Your Organization

The saying “it’s cheaper to prevent an injury or illness than to pay for it” is especially true when it comes to the hardship cost to the employee and their family. Eliminating hazards before they cau...

Find it and Fix it

Find it and fix it before someone gets hurt! Commit to developing a safety and health self-inspection program.

Hunting Safety

Whether you enjoy walking in the woods, hiking through the hills, or hunting on all of the public land that the North East has to offer, one thing is clear; Hunting Season is in full swing, so being s...

Make Parking Lot Safety a Walk in the Park

Whether you’re arriving at work, the grocery store, or the gym, chances are you’ll find yourself in a parking lot. It may seem like a bunch of parked cars wouldn’t pose a safety risk, but studies have...

Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalitie...

2016 Granite United Way Day of Caring

This year marks year two for The Lawson Group participating in the Granite United Way Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is a celebration of community volunteers giving one day to help one another.

Healthy Tips For Spring

Spring is here and it’s a great time to start enjoying the outdoors. Here are 3 quick tips on how to stay happy and healthy outdoors this spring:

Return-to-Work

Return-to-Work programs are designed to get injured workers back on the job as soon as medically possible. This is a win-win for both the injured employee and the employer.

Clean Up Your Act

From an early age we learn it is polite to pick up after ourselves, and while this is common practice at home, it should also be reflected in the workplace. It’s not only distracting to work in a clut...

Race to the Top

The Lawson Group kicked off its 6-week Wellness Challenge, Race to the Top, for employees this fall. Departments competed to fill their Sand Towers by completing healthy activities.

Granite United Way Day of Caring

  Most people want to give their time and support a cause that’s important to them, but finding the time and the right opportunity can be a challenge. With many people leading busy lives, community se...

Don't Fall For It

Falls from ladders are a leading cause of injury and death for workers. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study indicated, “ladders are involved in 20 percent of fall inj...

Healthy Cook-Off

Employees of The Lawson Group recently battled off for titles of the “Healthiest,” “Tastiest,” and “Most Creative” recipes!

Eye Wellness: Eyestrain

There are many facets of eye wellness, from avoiding eye injury, to proper care for contacts, and even cosmetic eye care. One important topic to cover is eyestrain, which many of us deal with daily.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Open

The Scott Lawson Companies' foursome attended the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Open held on July 23, 2012 at the Falmouth Country Club and The Woodlands Golf Club in Falmouth, Maine. As an organiz...

Taking Control of Workers' Comp Costs

In a recent issue of National Underwriter, Dave Lenckus gave readers 3 tips for controlling their organization’s workers’ comp medical costs. Much to our liking, the tips are ones we’ve been giving to...

The Importance of New Hire Orientation

Loss Control wants you to know that when you hire new employees, effective new hire orientation can not only increase production and save money, it could save a life.  Statistics show that somewhere b...

OSHA's Injury & Illness Prevention Program

Over the past year, OSHA has been gathering data from trade associations and unions while promoting their initiative I2P2.  The initiative would require workplace managers to implement a Injury and Il...

Look Beyond Air Sampling Results

Our company, The Lawson Group, has been conducting various types of industrial hygiene exposure monitoring projects for many years. Typically we do the work as a result of some sort of complaint situa...

Managing Your Mind and Body: Bikram Yoga

One thing I have struggled with over time is gaining flexibility and managing stress. Joining the gym, walking and running are all great ways to relieve stress, and stretching helps keep us flexible. ...

Small Business Grants for Wellness Programs

The PPACA includes a grant program to assist small businesses in providing comprehensive workplace wellness programs. Grants will be awarded to eligible employers to provide their employees with acces...

Workforce Wellness Joins WELCOA

Workforce Wellness LLC is pleased to announce that it has joined the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). WELCOA’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles for all Americans, through wellness initia...

Farm Fresh: Eat Local

There are almost two million farms in the USA. About 80% of those are small farms, and a large percentage are family-owned.

Stress Busters for Busy Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s share some stress-busting tips with these heroes. If you are a busy mother or woman—these ideas are for you!

OSHA Finally Gets Tough On Penalties

I worked for OSHA from 1974 until early 1978 and in those days the belief was that companies would fall all over themselves trying to comply with OSHA if we just visited them and “dropped off” a copy ...

“Planting the Seeds for Wellness” Fair

The Scott Lawson Companies (Concord, NH) held its first Wellness Fair on April 22nd. Local businesses and non-profit organizations participated in the free event organized by Workforce Wellness LLC. T...

The Carrot or the Stick?

In response to the rising costs of providing health care benefits, employers have looked for ways to share costs with their employees. As a result, employees now realize the importance of being health...

The Value of a Health Risk Assessment

For all of us, lifestyle choices made today are an investment in long-term health. The success of an organization depends on the health and productivity of its employees. Behaviors such as lack of exe...

Is OSHA getting serious about safety?

We have seen first hand knowledge that the size of OSHA’s penalties are increasing locally and that it is harder to get reductions in penalties. We have seen this with clients of ours and in news rele...

How to Pick a TPA

Although I could easily answer this by saying: “Simple: just pick us”, I would imagine those of you listening to me might want a bit of justification. Mark Noonan has started a three part column (part...

Working Communities

We all work and live in communities, and are part of several different communities. If one feels that they are part of a group or community they benefit from the spirit of the community and their work...

Dust Explosions: Do you Have What it Takes?

On March 18, 2008. OSHA issued a Hazard Alert regarding Combustible Dust Explosions. Many people have been injured or killed during explosions involving combustible dust at their workplaces over the y...

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