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 »

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 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 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 1, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Hearing Loss Is Preventable, Taking Action is Key

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases occur annually, many resulting in permanent hearing loss. What are the long-term effects of an mismanaged hearing program? How is it making the biggest impact on today’s work force, and the overall health of its workers? This article will examine Read More »

February 27, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Can You Effectively Manage Employee Health In-House?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries last year. On average, clinics have a 15% error rate in reporting results, billing and employee data. Where does this leave the employer? Paying BIG. But it’s not just money you’re losing. It’s time. What are your managers spending their time Read More »