We are committed to utilizing innovative and effective means to engage and inspire our employees and their families to adopt and sustain healthy living practices.John Horne, Director- Safety & Health
We believe that a positive attitude to health and safety extends beyond our gates and so provide Employee Family Assistance Programs, alternative work schedules where feasible, fitness centers at some locations and educational sessions on a variety of wellness issues.Rob Bubnick, VP Safety Health & Environment
Your body hears everything your mind says. Stay positive.
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
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Overcoming Fatigue

  1Fatigue is not simply being tired or drowsy, and it is separate from apathy, although these can accompany each other.  Fatigue includes having reduced or no energy, physical and/or mental exhaustion, as well as a lack of motivation.  There can be psychological reasons for fatigue, such as stress, anxiety, and depression; physical reasons…

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National Safety Month (US)

  June is National Safety Month for the United States, and the National Safety Council uses this month to “raise awareness of what it takes to keep each other safe.”  During National Safety Month, the NSC concentrates on “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes…

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Keeping Kids Active and Fit

  In a time when video games, iPads, and other forms of technology reign supreme, it is increasingly difficult to get children outside for the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. The rise of fast food popularity has also added to the difficulty parents face with keeping their children fit and healthy. Parents hold…

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10 Fun Things to Do with Kids This Summer

  Summer vacation is something students of all ages look forward to throughout the school year. For many kids, their parents do not get to enjoy this break from work alongside their children, but that does not mean that kids are unable to have fun during the summer months. In between family vacations and…

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HEAL-ing PotashCorp, White Springs

  Times have changed and many employers recognize that their employees’ health affects the productivity and performance of their company.  Research shows that employee health directly influences work behavior, attendance and on-the-job performance, and healthcare costs.  Seventy-six percent of American businesses report year-to-year healthcare cost increases as much as 10 percent.  Surprisingly, the solution…

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Stroke Awareness Month – Canada

  A stroke happens when blood flow to any part of the brain stops, which causes damage to the brain cells. There are various side effects of strokes that depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Canada has dedicated the month of June to shining…

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Events – June 2017

Calendar of Events – June 2017  United States Properties Marseilles, Illinois Chasing the Sun-June 8th The New Lenox Chamber of Commerce presents the Chasing the Sun 5K which benefits educational scholarships. This year’s race offers a 5K certified course that is family friendly. Piyesta Pinoy Bayani 5K-June 10th In nearby Bolingbrook you have the inaugural Piyesta…

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Joplin, Missouri

  Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County Missouri. It is also considered the main hub of the three-county Joplin-Miami, Oklahoma metropolitan area. The city of Joplin was named by John C. Cox after a nearby spring and creek. In the 1870’s Joplin was known for its lead mining, which lead to railroads…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pilates

  Somewhere in your exercise research you’ve stumbled upon something called ‘Pilates.’ You may have heard of it before you began your research, but what is Pilates? This article will walk you through the basics of the exercise, and where it came from.   What is Pilates? Pilates is a core strength exercise founded…

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Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Canada)

  Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day is June 13th this year in Canada.  Started in 2014 in Ottawa by Jean-François Claude, the founder of TheMensDEN.ca (The Men’s Depression Education Network), it is now held annually on the Tuesday before Father’s Day.  The aim is “to raise awareness of how signs and symptoms of mental…