December 6, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

3 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Sprain/Strain Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sprains and strain injury accounted for 43 percent of the 1.3 million injuries and illnesses in private industry that required recuperation away from work.  But, could we be sabotaging the recovery progression of sprain/strain injuries by the manner in which they are managed? Here are the three most Read More »

December 5, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

5 Holiday Workplace Safety Concerns (+Solutions!)

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and a flurry of activities are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they can also lead to dangers in the workplace. Keep your employees safe by keeping these five dangers commonplace during the holidays! 1. Fatigue Of all of the months to keep a close eye on having tired employees at Read More »

November 27, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

The 411 on First Aid Measures

Nobody likes them, but sometimes they happen…injuries and illnesses that is!  But does every injury and illness require formal medical treatment, resulting in a recordable outcome? Not if you know your OSHA First Aid Treatments. What is First Aid? First aid is medical attention that is typically administered immediately after an injury or illness occurs. Read More »

November 19, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

What Type of Testing Should You Require to Return to Work?

With over $250 billion being spent each year on employee absences, it’s only natural to want your employees back on the job as soon as possible, right? But, following an extended absence for illness or injury, there is one question you have to ask:  “Will the employee be able to safely perform their regular duties?” Read More »

November 16, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Drug Deterrence: Expect the Unexpected

With one in six on-the-job fatalities being associated with drug and alcohol, I think it’s safe to say, we all agree there’s a problem.  The question is whether you will take a position and be part of the solution. Random Drug Testing – Why it Works Contrary to what many people believe, the goal of Read More »

November 8, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

What’s the Risk in Working While Sick?

Do you have employees that come to work, but may not feel well enough to perform their duties? While some employees might consider themselves heroes or dedicated, there is actually a term for it – presenteeism. The unfortunate truth is, being sick can lead to injury on the job – costing the employer BIG, and Read More »

November 6, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

My Employee Is Injured – What Do I Do?

It’s a basic fact:  where you have employees (sooner or later) you’ll have workplace injuries on your hands. In the U.S. it’s actually every 7 seconds to be exact.  But what’s important is having a plan to effectively manage them. Wondering what such a plan should include? Axiom recommends an easy 3 step process for Read More »

November 2, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

New OSHA Changes – Safety Incentive and Post Incident Testing Approved!

At last, new guidance has been issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regarding safety incentive policies and post-incident testing. On Oct. 11, 2018, OSHA issued a Standard Interpretation Memorandum, clarifying their position on safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing. According to the guidance, such tests and programs are permitted if properly Read More »

October 31, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen – Too Dangerous to Administer?

Despite the many different brand names, there are two major types of over-the-counter medications for pain.  Acetaminophen (aka: Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc. But when it comes to the health and safety of employee injuries, there are two  questions when it comes to these common over the counter Read More »

October 24, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

How Will The Flu Virus Affect Your Business?

Flu season affects employers in every industry, far and wide. The question is, how hard will it affect your bottom line this year – and what can you do to prevent it from costing you in lost productivity, healthcare costs and employee absence? Let’s find out! What is a Flu Season? Although the flu virus Read More »