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 »

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 »