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 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 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 »

December 20, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Cold Stress Injury – Are My Employees At Risk?

Did you know… that if your employees suffer from cold related illness, it can cause permanent tissue damage, and even death? With moderation, working in cold conditions doesn’t present any danger. Working in excess, it can cause serious injury. In this post, we’ll go over the major risks when exposed to extreme temperatures and provide Read More »

December 20, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What Causes Back Injury in the Workplace?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Back injuries account for one out of every five injuries that occur in the workplace.” Out of the 80% of lower back injuries that occur, it’s almost always caused by manual materials handling tasks (slip, trip, twist or extended reach). Here are some preventative ways you can help Read More »

December 18, 2018 - Heather Jackson

How Does Footwear Impact Workplace Injury?

Did you know that a simple sprain can lead to a costly outcome when it’s not treated right away? Over 40 percent of injuries occur to the feet and ankle, costing employers an average lost time of 32 days away from work! A simple way you can reduce workplace injuries like slip and falls? Wear Read More »