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 »

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 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 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 28, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Snake Bites – The #1 Question Everybody Wants to Know! (Infographic)

As we wave goodbye to Mr. Winter and welcome the warm sunny days of spring and summer, there is one safety topic that quickly becomes top of mind – snake bite injuries! Do you know what types of snakes pose the biggest danger?  What about steps to take if an employee sustains a bite?  Join 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 »