March 9, 2020 - Mark Robinson

COVID 19 Employee Health Support: Note From Axiom CEO

Dear Valued Client, Given our position as a leading provider of Occupational Health services and a trusted advisor to our clients and their employees, as you would expect we have been closely monitoring the information available from credible sources on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. Many clients have reached out to us for advice and support 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 »

October 11, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Horseplay at Work: Toolbox Talking Points

Workplace horseplay can cause serious issues for both employees and the employee’s organization. If you’re looking for key talking points when educating staff of the dangers, consider Chris Kilbourne’s suggestions: Workplace Rules Ban Horseplay Because It’s Dangerous Horseplay is usually a friendly, physical way to play around. But that type of fooling around is dangerous 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 »

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 14, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Getting the Facts on Falls

NIOSH has published a new fact sheet intended to help construction employers and workers prevent falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, who average more than 310 fatal falls and 10,350 serious fall-related injuries a year. Additionally, 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 »