Town Hall to break down OSHA Inspection process; work anniversaries, mental health sessions and more

Safety Town Hall ~ July 1

Save the date: The July 1 Safety Town Hall will break down the onsite OSHA Inspection Process. Join us to gain more information on the process and what to do if OSHA shows up on your job site. Watch for the meeting link to reserve your spot.

Longevity is having a moment 

Fitness culture is now full of discussions of the distinction between “lifespan” (how long a person might live) and “health-span” (the period of life when you’re generally healthy and free of serious or chronic illness).

A study published in Circulation suggests that sticking to these five behaviors could extend a woman’s life at age 50 by 14 years and a man’s by 12 years. They are: 

  1. Don’t smoke.
  2. Keep a healthy weight.
  3. Get regular physical activity (30 minutes a day in this study).
  4. Consume a healthy diet.
  5. Drink alcohol moderately, if at all.

All five factors are tied to the top killers – cancer and diseases of your heart and blood vessels. Taking these steps can make a big difference in your quality of life and longevity.

The number of Americans ages 100+ is projected to more than quadruple over the next 30 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Specifically, that number will grow from an estimated 101,000 in 2024 to 442,000 in 2054, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

A study published in JAMA found that the benefits of exercise have no age limit. The study involved 122,000 people who were tested on treadmills over 13 years. It found that sedentary people are almost four times as likely to die early as those who exercise regularly. 

Roy Englert, a World War II veteran who served in the Navy & survived the historic D-Day invasion, has taken part in 36 of the National Senior Games—a sports competition for senior citizens that started in 1987—including last year, when he was 100. Englert credits his physical fitness in helping him to stay healthy & positive. 

“So many people, older people, make themselves old. They say, ‘I’m too old for this, I’m too old to do that.’ But pretty soon, they are [too] old. They convince themselves.”

His simple advice: “Keep moving, keep moving, keep moving.” 

If you’re interested in moving, sign up for Elm Walker Tracker HERE.

Please give a warm welcome to the following new hires and re-hires at Elm:

Congratulations to the following Elm employees who celebrated a work anniversary in June:

On June 6, Elm had a senior management meeting at the Northampton Hotel. Along with department updates and team-building activities, Bob Bacon took time to honor Dan Piper from Piper Electric.

Remarkably, Piper Electric has been around since 1929 with Dan in charge for much of the last 50+ years until Piper became part of the Elm family. To recognize Dan’s service, Bob presented him with a rocking chair. Here are some photos from the presentation, along with some from the meeting:

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Perspectives is here to help. 

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