October 4, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

EEEV! Can It Happen to Me?

Perhaps you’ve heard in the news or noticed recent highway signs posted by the DOT, warning of EEEV. To clear up the confusion, we’ve put together some basic information to keep you in the know. What is EEE Virus? Eastern Equine Encephalitis is one of several New World encephalitis viruses. It is also what is Read More »

September 6, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Prepared, Not Scared: Personal Health Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) which promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning.  While most typically associate disaster preparedness to events such as hurricanes, one critical aspect many times overlooked is our personal health preparedness. What is Personal Health Preparedness? The CDC explains personal health preparedness is about having the wherewithal to care Read More »

August 30, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Amputation Injuries Rising – Know Your Role

While the subject may be uncomfortable to discuss, simply stated, amputation injuries are on the rise.  An amputation is a life-changing event and, in many cases, it can lead to significant lifestyle changes for the employee.  It is estimated that one out of every 200 individuals in the United States has had an amputation of Read More »

July 12, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

What Axiom Nursing Means to Me (Interview)

An interview with Kristie Loritz, RN, BSN, CCM In the words of Ghandi….“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others.” Nursing is truly that – service to others! We caught up with one of Axiom’s nurses, Kristie Loritz, who has been in nursing for nearly 20 years. She Read More »

June 21, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA: Construction Industry Suicidal Risk Addressed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention. Resources on the OSHA webpage include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as information from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Read More »

June 7, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

4 Self Help Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Occasional anxiety in the workforce is a normal feeling but for some, it can seem as if it’s taking over your life. Some anxiety disorders can be chronic, get worse over time, and have biological origins, similar to medical conditions. What is Generalized Anxiety? Generalized anxiety is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by feeling 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 26, 2019 - Heather Jackson

What’s the Real Cost in Delaying Treatment?

When an injury occurs with an employee, it should be a straight forward process. The worker injures his back. He tells his employer. They fill out an incident report, and provide that information to the insurance carrier, who arranges for him to see a doctor. While it should be that simple, many times it’s not. 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 »