Topic : health and wellness

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Report studies rate of musculoskeletal pain in city bus drivers

Rail| November 27, 2018

Bus drivers experience higher levels of MSDs than both the general population and other employees at transit agencies.

Bi-State Development receives 2018 'Healthiest Employer' award

Management & Operations| October 31, 2018

Companies are judged based on workforce size, and Bi-State Development took top honors in the big employer category against seven other finalists.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2018

Diversity, health care, and public transit linked to well-being, study says

Well-being — defined as an individual's assessment of his or her health and quality of life — is associated with longevity and better health outcomes.

May 1, 2018

Don’t Let Sleepiness Derail Your Health & Safety

A recent CDC analysis found that the jobs with the highest rates of short sleep duration were communications equipment operators (58.2%), other transportation workers (54.0%) and rail transportation workers (52.7%).

Management & Operations| March 27, 2018

Sleep deprivation impacts workplace safety, productivity and individual health

Find out tips from a new campaign, which encourages employers to help workers avoid fatigue and develop healthy sleep habits for long-term success and well-being.

February 13, 2018

Danger Ahead: Sleep Loss, Safety, and You

Sleep loss leading to human fatigue is a serious issue affecting the safety of the traveling public in all modes of transportation. Simply defined, sleep loss is an inability to receive a proper amount and quality of sleep on a regular basis.

Security and Safety | December 6, 2017

Noise levels during commutes could induce hearing loss, study says

Bursts of loud noise on both public and private modes of transportation could place individuals at risk of noise-induced hearing loss.

Accessibility| October 5, 2017

Conn.'s rural residents die at higher rates due to poor access to healthcare

Rural areas have fewer doctors and public transportation is centered in more urban areas.

June 29, 2017

Addressing sleep apnea in public transit operations

Sleep apnea is a common disorder affecting nearly 12% of the U.S. population, in which airway blockages cause shortened breaths or pauses in breathing while one sleeps.

Government Issues| May 18, 2017

Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates, study says

Researchers controlled for a number of factors that could influence health or transportation, such as household income, poverty rate, education level, leisure physical activity and access to health care.

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