June 21, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA: Construction Industry Suicidal Risk Addressed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention. Resources on the OSHA webpage include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as information from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Read More »

June 14, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Getting the Facts on Falls

NIOSH has published a new fact sheet intended to help construction employers and workers prevent falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, who average more than 310 fatal falls and 10,350 serious fall-related injuries a year. Additionally, Read More »

June 7, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

4 Self Help Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Occasional anxiety in the workforce is a normal feeling but for some, it can seem as if it’s taking over your life. Some anxiety disorders can be chronic, get worse over time, and have biological origins, similar to medical conditions. What is Generalized Anxiety? Generalized anxiety is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by feeling Read More »

May 31, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

7 Tips on How to Avoid OSHA’s Top Violation Fines in Q2

As you may have noticed, OSHA was extremely active in the first quarter of 2019 inspecting job sites and doling out fines to construction companies that subjected their workers to hazards and as we soon found out, it doesn’t appear they have any plans of slowing down! Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta advised the House appropriations Read More »

May 24, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Expect a Rise in Positive Drug Tests

According to a study presented at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association’s Annual Conference, the rate of positive drug tests for illicit substances among U.S. workers in 2018 reached a 14-year peak, with marijuana playing a significant role! Researchers analyzed the results of more than 9 million drug tests. They found that 4.4% of Read More »

May 17, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

3 Reasons All Incidents Should Be Reported

As explained by Juhlian Pimping, the concept of incident reporting has been around for quite some time now. Though it was designed to improve safety in the workplace, there are still a number of reasons employees refuse to comply. Management and frontline workers need to understand why reporting an incident makes a big difference in Read More »

May 9, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Workplace Measles Exposure – Education FAQs

Since January 1, there have been 764 cases of measles reported in 23 states, leaving employers and employees with 2 common questions: Am I protected against the measles? If I have been exposed to someone who has measles, what should I do? To answer these questions, we consulted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

May 2, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Making the Most of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month

While we may see lots of colleagues during the course of a normal workday, do we really “see” them? In an age where people often have more profound conversations over their smartphones than face to face, detachment and nonchalance can creep into workplace interactions. But in that indifference, we might be missing some hints of Read More »

April 26, 2019 - Heather Jackson

What’s the Real Cost in Delaying Treatment?

When an injury occurs with an employee, it should be a straight forward process. The worker injures his back. He tells his employer. They fill out an incident report, and provide that information to the insurance carrier, who arranges for him to see a doctor. While it should be that simple, many times it’s not. Read More »

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 »