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Barbara Trainin Blank

OSHA ‘Final Rule’ Changes Reporting, D&A Testing

In the commonwealth, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers most private-sector employers. Workers at state and local government agencies—i.e., cities, counties, boroughs, townships, public school districts, and the State System of Higher Education—are not covered. Nor are the…

0 Comments / 46 View / April 1, 2017

Not Just for Walking: Our Revelatory Feet

Our feet contain a quarter of the body’s bones. Each foot has multiple joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. The nerves and blood vessels in the feet go all the way to the heart, spine, and brain. So it’s no wonder…

0 Comments / 137 View / April 1, 2017

Getting a Handle on Contingency Work

Exact statistics are hard to come by, but it seems a large percentage of American businesses use contingency workers. What are “contingency workers”? They include temporary workers but also independent contractors, freelancers, and part-time workers. If your business uses contingency…

0 Comments / 39 View / January 31, 2017

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Good Oral Health

A mouth is not just a mouth. It’s a window into a person’s overall health. “It’s so important, and so neglected by the medical community,” said Suzanne Ahnquist, DMD, of Smilesbuilderz in Lancaster. “There is such an oral-systemic link.” For…

0 Comments / 64 View / November 1, 2016

Arts Education – One Building Block to Success

Skill and experience aren’t the only determinants of success; passion is another. Developing passion is one of the benefits children enjoy when studying the arts, whether they pursue them professionally or not. Fortunately, this region is rich in arts organizations…

0 Comments / 231 View / January 26, 2016

Ethics in Business Increasing in Value, Awarded in Lancaster

Some companies and organizations are all about the bottom line. For others, it’s about doing the right thing—conducting business according to ethics. Nick Paulukow, president and CEO of One2One, a Lancaster-based IT staff company, pursues a model based on “morals,…

0 Comments / 144 View / November 23, 2015

Breast Cancer Survivors

Long-time Survivor Credits ‘Attitude’ Often the woman herself discovers the cancer. That was true with Donna Davidson, who found a lump in her breast during self-examination in October 1998. While director of Heart Walk at the American Heart Association, Mitzi…

0 Comments / 182 View / October 1, 2015

Domestic Violence Survivors

Victim Denied, Then Acknowledged Abuse Lisa Knab’s (now Dynarski) new husband seemed like a nice guy. She was happy to find a father for her two daughters. For a few years, all went well. Then he hit her in front…

0 Comments / 255 View / October 1, 2015

Consider Life Insurance to Protect Your Loved Ones

Chances are, while you’ve meticulously purchased health insurance, dis­ability protection, and other benefits over the years, you might have neglected life insurance. According to the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, 30 percent of U.S. households have no life insurance…

0 Comments / 53 View / August 27, 2014