March 26, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

Axiom Medical COVID-19 Workplace Town Hall Live Recap

Miss the COVID-19 Workplace Town Hall LIVE event?  No worries!  We have highlighted several of the questions and answers, provided by Dr. Scott Cherry, Axiom Medical’s Chief Medical Officer. Returning to Work Question:  Mark asked, “If a person tests positive for COVID-19, when are they cleared to return to work?” Answer:  You want to utilize Read More »

March 12, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

COVID-19: Telehealth is an Indispensable Tool for Protecting the Workplace

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, telehealth is an increasingly valuable tool in the fight against the spread of infection within the workplace. Exposed or potentially exposed employees have access to the care they need, helping to mitigate the spread of illness without sacrificing the quality of care. Here’s a closer look at why telemedicine Read More »

February 14, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

31% Decrease in Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions – Progress?

Want to make any safety and health representative nervous?  Mention the phase emergency department (ED) and its mission accomplished!  Why?  Typically, it is the over-treatment of injuries and the risk of managing recordability outcomes.  Tack on the number of opioid prescriptions being written and it’s no wonder emergency departments across the country carry a bad Read More »

December 6, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Unchanged BLS Worker Injury Numbers Reflect Need for Total Worker Health Approach

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has announced the number and rate of workplace injuries in 2018 have remained unchanged from 2017. There were 2.8 million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. The incidence rate for total recordable cases (TRCs) in private industry—2.8 per 100 full-time workers—also remained Read More »

November 22, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

What Should be Included in Your First Aid Kit?

When an injury occurs in the workplace, having access to the needed supplies to appropriately treat an injury can mean the difference between being a help or a hindrance!  But what are you responsible for supplying as an employer?  And, what should be included in a first aid kit?  We’re glad you asked!  We access 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 »

August 16, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Carbon Monoxide – What You Need to Know

Detecting invisible workplace risks is always a challenge. One such hidden hazard is carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. When inhaled, CO displaces oxygen in the blood – depriving the heart, brain, and other vital organs. Exposure to CO can quickly lead to loss of consciousness, suffocation or death – large amounts of the Read More »

May 31, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

7 Tips on How to Avoid OSHA’s Top Violation Fines in Q2

As you may have noticed, OSHA was extremely active in the first quarter of 2019 inspecting job sites and doling out fines to construction companies that subjected their workers to hazards and as we soon found out, it doesn’t appear they have any plans of slowing down! Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta advised the House appropriations Read More »

May 17, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

3 Reasons All Incidents Should Be Reported

As explained by Juhlian Pimping, the concept of incident reporting has been around for quite some time now. Though it was designed to improve safety in the workplace, there are still a number of reasons employees refuse to comply. Management and frontline workers need to understand why reporting an incident makes a big difference in 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 »