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 »

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 30, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Silica Testing – How to Comply With The New Standard

If you attended this year’s #NSCExpo, you may have noticed an emphasis on silica protection and compliance. During last Monday’s session, experts dove deep into the OSHA mandated regulations for silica exposure, and the challenges high risk industries face. In particular, safety experts addressed how the construction industry is approaching compliance, versus those that fall Read More »

September 12, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Who’s At Risk For Beryllium Exposure?

Used in everything from electronic components to aerospace materials, beryllium has the potential to put employees’ health at risk when exposed.  But who specifically is at risk? How dangerous can it be? Let’s take a look. Industries at Risk  Employees within various trades and industries may be exposed to inhaled beryllium or beryllium alloys, including: Read More »

August 29, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Employee Absence Costs Are On The Rise – Here’s the Answer

An employee who is on leave affects the productivity and morale of an organization in many different ways.  How do you have a viable impact on rising employee healthcare and absenteeism costs? By implementing an effective Return to Work Program! Benefits of a Return to Work Program Return to Work (RTW) does more than just Read More »

August 21, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

3 Key Indicators You Need An Occupational Health Program

You may think an occupational health program is a complex undertaking, right?  Wrong! Employee health doesn’t have to be hard. Learn how to achieve a streamlined occupational health program for your entire workforce, keeping dollars in your pocket from day one! What Is Occupational Health? Safety doesn’t have to be complicated. To keep workers safe, healthy and Read More »

August 15, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Do Your Employees Know How to Prevent Silica Exposure?

When we think of hazards in the workplace, our minds typically focus on physical accidents.  But could employees be at risk for injury while doing their regular jobs? Absolutely!– if they are exposed to silica. Why is Silica Dangerous? Although crystalline silica dust may seem harmless, due to the particles being at least 100 times Read More »

July 27, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What’s The Key to Preventing High Risk Hires?

How do you know the people you hire will be physically strong enough to do their job? How will you ensure they can safely handle the repetitive motions of their job without a high risk of injury? That’s where Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) come in! Read on to learn all about how FCEs can help you Read More »

July 23, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

6 Tips For Keeping Drivers Safe On The Road

Trucking is truly the backbone of America – with truck drivers carrying 80 percent of all cargo in the U.S. If you bought it, they brought it! The trucking industry is also one of the most dangerous. With over 3.5 million drivers in the industry who put their life at risk delivering an array of Read More »

July 13, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

5 Excuses Employees Give to Escape Reasonable Suspicion Testing

“You know, Ryan’s behavior seems a little bit peculiar today,” you think to yourself.  I wonder if he could be under the influence of something.” As a supervisor working closely with employees, you are often the first line of defense when it comes to recognizing signs of drug or alcohol impairment and maintaining a safe Read More »