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 »

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 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 »

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 »

January 24, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Will You Detect Edible Marijuana Before It Causes An Injury?

As an employer, you want to trust that when employees arrive for work each day, they are presenting their “best self”. Productive.  Safe.  Contributing to your businesses goals and objectives. But what happens when that integrity is called into question?  Do you really know what you are up against? How confident are your impairment detection 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 »

December 28, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What Is The Most Common Cause of Workplace Injury?

Overexertion related injuries account for millions of emergency room visits each year, and is the most common cause of workplace accidents. But, can they be preventable? By knowing the common signs of overexertion, employer’s can help reduce workplace injury associated with dehydration, fatigue and low blood sugar – the common culprits of overexertion related injury! What Read More »

December 13, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Improve Your Health and Safety Culture in the New Year

While December is typically a time to reflect back on accomplishments, it also presents an opportunity to assess  your health and safety culture. But how? We’ll show you in just a few simple steps! Safety Culture Improvement Tips Do any of the following statements describe your organization? If not, this is the perfect time to get 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 »

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 »