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 »

February 22, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Essential Occupational Health: Programs Your Employees Need Most

Managing a safe workforce requires time – time that can easily affect your bottom line if injuries aren’t prevented properly and treated appropriately.   What issues make up the biggest expense and bear the heaviest burden for you? Careless slip and falls? Long-term disease caused by insufficient PPE’s? Workers’ comp claims? Feeling like managing it has Read More »

February 8, 2019 - Heather Jackson

How Do You Create a Sustainable Safety Culture?

What’s the real secret to achieving a healthy and safe work culture, week after week, and month after month? That there isn’t a secret at all. To achieve a strong and healthy work culture, it’s directly dependent on the occupational health resources you have in place to both help prevent injury, and keep employees safe Read More »

January 31, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Motivate Employees to Be Their ‘Safest Self’ – What Really Works?

It’s the million dollar question: how do we keep  employees safe and injury free for a sustainable work environment everyone benefits from?  This blog post will examine the ways you can provide effective, long-lasting leadership practices that makes an impact on the mental and physical well-being of an organization. Appreciate Your Workers as People, Not a Read More »

January 30, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Asbestos Exposure: Who’s Most at Risk?

Are your employees at risk for asbestos exposure? While there’s no cure for asbestos related illness and disease, there are simple preventative measures you can take to protect workers and minimize their risk. Learn what you can do to minimize asbestos related illness and disease for the long haul. What’s Asbestos? Typically used as a Read More »

January 28, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Can you Predict When an Employee Is No Longer Able to Work Safely?

At the start of their shift, your employees may give 110 percent to their duties performed. But at some point, the distractions of their environment around them, complacency – and most dangerously – fatigue can kick in. At times this may be inevitable, but at what point does it become unsafe? Learn how to detect Read More »

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 »