April 19, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Presenteeism: Is It More Costly Than Absence From Work?

Do you have employees that aren’t pulling their weight like they typically do? If so, they may be suffering in silence from a minor injury or illness. Failing to identify either one can lead to a high cost for employers, and the overall health of your employee. Learn what presenteeism is, and what it can Read More »

April 17, 2019 - Heather Jackson

3 Ways Your Employees Can Avoid the Physical Therapy Trap

The overuse of physical therapy has become a major contributor to elevated costs in workers’ compensation and a nationwide problem for employers. In fact, more than 50 percent of lost time workers’ compensation costs involve physical therapy! While physical therapy can be beneficial, it’s not always necessary. In fact, often a more conservative approach can Read More »

April 12, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Employees Tuning Out Your Heat-Related Illness Education?  Make it Fun!

Are you looking to get a head start on heat-related education, but dreading the blank stares, yawns and drumming fingers of bored employees?  Change it up this year!  Ditch the charts.  Toss the presentations and find a way to get them engaged! Let’s face it, most people enjoy playing games (yes…even adults), especially when it Read More »

April 9, 2019 - Heather Jackson

NSC Southern Conference Starts Today – Don’t Miss It!

Ready for 3 days of action packed safety info? Head over to New Orleans (as if you need a reason to go to NOLA) and check out the NSC Gulf Coast Safety Conference & Expo, this Wednesday through Friday. NSC brings on some amazing opportunities to network, explore what’s trending and emerging in all things Read More »

April 5, 2019 - Heather Jackson

4 Ways Shift Workers Can Stay Safer At Work

We live in a global economy that requires services and products to be delivered around the clock. For the 8.6 million Americans that work outside of the normal 9am-5pm schedule, it can make it difficult for them to fully adapt. How does this impact an employee’s ability to be safe and healthy? We examine the Read More »

March 28, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Snake Bites – The #1 Question Everybody Wants to Know! (Infographic)

As we wave goodbye to Mr. Winter and welcome the warm sunny days of spring and summer, there is one safety topic that quickly becomes top of mind – snake bite injuries! Do you know what types of snakes pose the biggest danger?  What about steps to take if an employee sustains a bite?  Join Read More »

March 22, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Why Are Young Workers Getting Injured So Often? 3 Solutions

The younger demographic in the workplace is facing a greater risk for injury than their (older) peers. Is it due to inexperience, overconfidence – or something much more than that altogether? Let’s dive in and find out! The Stats Facing Young Workers Today One of the biggest risks young workers face is not yet having Read More »

March 20, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Should You Allow Cannabidiol in the Workplace?

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, has been called everything from the “miracle drug” to a drug testing nightmare. Will CBD replace a worker’s need to take prescription painkillers, or disrupt the productivity of a workforce? Learn about the controversy surrounding CBD in the workplace, and how you, as the employer, can navigate through it. Read More »

March 15, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Legalized Marijuana at Work: 3 Ways to Manage Your Drug Program

It used to be that if you showed up high on the job, you were terminated on the spot. It was clean and simple for employers – you have a pothead employee that doesn’t follow the strict “No Drugs” policy, and that was immediate grounds for firing. Now, medical marijuana has become the new ‘super Read More »

March 6, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Drug Testing Programs: 6 Easy Ways to Get It Right

You’ve seen the headlines:  “Worker dies after industrial accident” or “1 killed, 1 injured in construction accident”. But, beyond the shock value, what do these stories really tell you? Do they answer the question as to why these accidents are happening, such as employee impairment?  More importantly, actions you can take to prevent them, such Read More »