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Table of Contents
  • David Worster to receive prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Controversial: A policy for guns in the workplace
  • After adverse outcomes, medical professionals benefit from peer support and EAP
  • E-cigarettes on the job — not to be ignored
  • Wellness and the bottom line
  • In UK support for stressed employees has increased, with employers and insurers offering EAPs
  • Study: Anti-smoking policies may also curtail drinking
  • Essay: Finding the courage to admit addiction
  • Michigan implements model veteran outreach program

  • David Worster to receive prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    Each year EAPA recognizes and celebrates the achievement of members, individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work and leadership in the EA profession. On Thursday, Oct. 2, David Worster, CEAP, will receive EAPA's highest individual award, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Awards Luncheon during EAPA's 2014 World EAP Conference in Orlando. Other award recipients this year are: Maria Lund (EAPA Member of the Year); Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company AAP (EAP Quality Award); Alabama EAPA Chapter (Outstanding Chapter Award); China EAPA Branch (Outstanding Branch Award); Brenda Blair (President's Award); and Brian LeBlanc (John J. Hennessy Award).
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    Controversial: A policy for guns in the workplace
    Security Management
    Most states now allow employees to carry concealed firearms or to store guns in cars on company property. Corporations have the right to deny all weapons on their property, but this may not be realistic in today’s environment. Instead, companies should focus on employees who want to carry concealed guns in the workplace and ensure that they are responsible and capable enough to bear the responsibility. All employees will have a better sense of security if they believe that management has done their due diligence by ensuring the people who carry guns are not a threat to the company.
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    After adverse outcomes, medical professionals benefit from peer support and EAP
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    Where do clinicians find support? Some clinicians want to discuss a difficult case with colleagues. Others want to vent to friends or loved ones. Legal departments often discourage discussing bad outcomes at all. So whom do they turn to in order to cope with the feelings that often accompany adverse patient events? Many hospitals and large practices offer employee assistance programs that provide a set number of counseling sessions at no cost. But according to a study done at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, these services are underused.
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    E-cigarettes on the job — not to be ignored
    HR.BLR
    In our lifetime we have seen many states ban smoking in public and/or indoor locations. Only until now has the debate about smoking included what is considered smoking for purposes of the law. The recent development of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) is changing the smoking landscape and is creating a new issue for employers to consider.
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    Wellness and the bottom line
    Human Resource Executive Online
    The results of a five-year study find that wellness plans need to include employee incentives and disease management in order to produce real savings at an organizational level.
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    In UK support for stressed employees has increased, with employers and insurers offering EAPs
    Employee Benefits
    In the recent recession, many organizations suffered declines in business, made redundancies and imposed pay freezes, and the pressures of the past few years have helped raise the profile of stress management.
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    Study: Anti-smoking policies may also curtail drinking
    The Inquirer
    Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study. Consumption of beer and hard liquor — but not wine — declined in states where strict anti-tobacco legislation was enacted over the past three decades, the study found.
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    Essay: Finding the courage to admit addiction
    The Virginia Gazette
    When "Rachel" was 16 years old, she took her first steps toward her dream job when she began learning to fly a plane. Now 35, Rachel enjoys her career as a commercial pilot, but there was a time when she risked losing the position she worked toward for years. Rachel had an addiction to pain medication.
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    Michigan implements model veteran outreach program
    The Associated Press via Holland Sentinel
    Michigan recently formally launched a help line that military veterans can call at any time to get assistance about their government benefits and services. The Veteran Resource Service Center is a partnership between the state Veterans Affairs Agency and the United Way's 211 phone system. Veterans who want help navigating various government agencies are encouraged to call 1-800-MICH-VET during business hours and 211 after hours and on the weekends. The governor created the veterans affairs office last year because Michigan ranked last among the states in federal money spent per person on services provided through the U.S. Veterans Administration — medical treatment, pensions, schooling, disability compensation and employment assistance.
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