January 23, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Workers’ Comp: Minimize the Impact

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers pay an average of $1 billion per week on direct workers’ compensation costs alone. If American workplaces are getting safer, why are the costs of serious workplace injuries continuing to rise?  For two reasons: Lack of Prevention. Employers who control the risk of injury with a safety policy, Read More »

January 21, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Injury Rise Per Industry – Your 2019 Guide

Every organization will be impacted by employee injury. As the employer, you’ll be hit financially with direct medical costs, but your entire workforce will be hit with the indirect impact (absence of a full workforce, loss of productivity, overtime to replace the injured worker). By staying on top of injury trends, you can take preventative Read More »

January 18, 2019 - Heather Jackson

5 Best Practice Tips to Manage Employee Absence

One of the greatest ongoing challenges for employers is effectively monitoring, controlling and reducing absenteeism. While no one can altogether prevent injury from taking place, you can take measures to minimize the time your employees spend away from work. How to Lower the Risk According to the OSHA, 4.1 million U.S. employees experience work-related injuries Read More »

January 14, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Could Workplace Bullying Become Your Next Safety Issue?

Gone are the days of considering bullying, harassment, and violence only the problems of your human resource department.  They are now your next safety issue in the workplace! As explained at the 2018 Safety Leadership Conference, what ends as a violent act starts out slowly as incivility, or the intent to harm a worker. Negative Read More »

January 11, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Will Sitting All Day Increase Your Risk of Injury?

According to the Institute For Work and Health, sitting for prolonged periods may adversely affect workers’ health. While this may not be a surprise to some, the growing list of long-term negative health effects may be. If your employees sit for long periods of time, you can help them achieve a healthier outcome, and reduce Read More »

January 10, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Shocking Truth: Automated External Defibrillators Saves Lives

With over 6,000 workplace fatalities reported to OSHA each year including heart attacks, electric shock and asphyxia, we have to ask ourselves: “Is there something more we could be doing from a first-aid standpoint to save employee lives in the workplace?”  According to OSHA, there is! How AEDs Work As referenced in OSHA’s Best Practices Read More »

January 7, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

How to Save a Life in the Workplace with CPR

Did you know there are over 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States with approximately 10,000 occurring in the workplace? Would you be surprised to know that waiting for the arrival of emergency medical system personnel results in only 5-7% survival? When emergency strikes in the workplace, knowing how to Read More »

January 2, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Can Past Workplace Injuries Prepare Us For a Safer Future?

As we begin 2019, isn’t this the perfect time to reflect on the old, in order to prepare for the new? When it comes to safety in the workplace, there’s nothing more valuable than your greatest resource – your employees. Read on to learn how the past injuries can prepare you for a safer future! Read More »

December 28, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What Is The Most Common Cause of Workplace Injury?

Overexertion related injuries account for millions of emergency room visits each year, and is the most common cause of workplace accidents. But, can they be preventable? By knowing the common signs of overexertion, employer’s can help reduce workplace injury associated with dehydration, fatigue and low blood sugar – the common culprits of overexertion related injury! What Read More »

December 27, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Employer’s Guide: How To Prevent Fatigue in the Workplace

Overexertion is the leading cause of non-fatal workplace accidents, resulting in often serious (and even fatal) injuries. According to the National Safety Council, it accounts for the largest contributor to worker’s compensation costs. The bigger question remains: does fatigue play a role in occupational injury – and can employers do something about it? Let’s dive in Read More »