ARTICLES ABOUT health and wellness

January 19, 2023

Firefighters, Cancer, and Early Detection

Contributed by United Diagnostic Services. The introduction of modern mobile screening technology is giving the fire service the weapons they need to tackle the #1 killer of firefighters: cancer.

January 4, 2023

Data: Skin Cancer and Firefighters

Skin cancer can affect everyone, but recent studies have found an elevated risk for skin cancer among firefighters when compared against the general population.

July 19, 2019

Staff Heart and Lung Health Top Priority for West Metro Fire

In this Member Spotlight, find out how one district secured funds and support to promote health and safety for their entire staff.

October 10, 2016

Should Your Team Warm Up Before They Head Out?

Before every workout, big game, or match, athletes warm up or stretch to raise their heart rates and body temperature. This process makes them more alert and improves response times. If this works well for athletes, it may work well for you and your employees.

October 7, 2015

District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

April 13, 2015

Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

April 1, 2014

Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

September 9, 2010

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Though special districts are not subject to OSHA, we feel that employers and employees should always know the potential hazard in their workplaces and how to manage them.

April 2, 2003

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

If you are not familiar with the term “toxic mold,” you are part of a dwindling group. The subject reared its ugly head in Texas and is now the source of market restrictions and new exclusionary language and class action lawsuits. Most if not all insurers have specific exclusionary language that excludes mold from liability and first party property coverages.