January 17, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

Kratom Craze: Miracle Med or Safety Curse

Touted as a natural supplement that combats fatigue, improves work productivity, while relieving pain and providing a legalized “high”, the Kratom craze continues to immerge! But what do we actually know about this supplement?  And could the substance pose a threat to the workplace in terms of maintaining a safe environment? What is Kratom? Kratom Read More »

December 20, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

New Study Shows 30% Error Rate for Sleep-Deprived Employees

A new study conducted by Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab should have the attention of every employer.  It further drives home the importance of health and wellness and reiterates the impact on workplace safety, especially when performing tasks that involve multiple steps. Conducting the Study The researchers recruited 138 people to participate in Read More »

November 8, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

10 Tips for Preventing the Spread of Flu in the Workplace

Employees are a crucial resource in any business. As recommended by the CDC, there are steps you can take now, and during the flu season, to help protect the health of your employees. 10 Tips for Preventing the Spread of Flu Encourage all employees to get a seasonal flu vaccine each fall. CDC recommends everyone 6 months Read More »

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 27, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Should You Consider a Workplace Naloxone Use Program?

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths from opioids are serious health issues in the United States. Overdose deaths involving prescription and illicit opioids doubled from 2010 to 2016, with more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. Anyone at a workplace, including workers, clients, customers, and visitors, is at risk of overdose if they use opioids. As overdose Read More »

September 13, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Are E-Cigs Safe in the Workplace?

As the use of e-cigarettes grows, employers are faced with a new question: Are e-cigs safe in the workplace? E-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) are any electronic device that can be used to deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device. They come in many shapes and sizes and may look like Read More »