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 »

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 9, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Calling the “Shots” – 3 Reasons to Vaccinate

As an employer, you can make significant strides in improving your employees’ overall health by educating them about the importance of immunizations.  As August officially kicks off National Immunization Awareness Month, now is the time to get your vaccinations up to date! Why Vaccinate? There are 3 primary reasons why it’s a good idea to Read More »

June 28, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA Issues Heat Illness Prevention Reminders

OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures continue to rise. In addition to responding to workplace accidents and complaints of hazards, OSHA investigators conduct high heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with heat illness prevention regulation and other workplace safety and health requirements. Employers with 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 »

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 »

January 21, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Injury Rise Per Industry – Your 2019 Guide

Every organization will be impacted by employee injury. As the employer, you’ll be hit financially with direct medical costs, but your entire workforce will be hit with the indirect impact (absence of a full workforce, loss of productivity, overtime to replace the injured worker). By staying on top of injury trends, you can take preventative Read More »

December 27, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Employer’s Guide: How To Prevent Fatigue in the Workplace

Overexertion is the leading cause of non-fatal workplace accidents, resulting in often serious (and even fatal) injuries. According to the National Safety Council, it accounts for the largest contributor to worker’s compensation costs. The bigger question remains: does fatigue play a role in occupational injury – and can employers do something about it? Let’s dive in Read More »