December 11, 2018 - Heather Jackson

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Electrical Accidents in the Workplace

Every year, over 4,000 injuries and 300 deaths are caused by electrical hazards. From electric shock to burns; slip and falls to electrocution, electrical negligence can become a catastrophic danger for employees in the workplace. Are you doing your part to prevent these types of accidents from taking place in the first place? By identifying Read More »

December 6, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

3 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Sprain/Strain Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sprains and strain injury accounted for 43 percent of the 1.3 million injuries and illnesses in private industry that required recuperation away from work.  But, could we be sabotaging the recovery progression of sprain/strain injuries by the manner in which they are managed? Here are the three most Read More »

December 5, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

5 Holiday Workplace Safety Concerns (+Solutions!)

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and a flurry of activities are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they can also lead to dangers in the workplace. Keep your employees safe by keeping these five dangers commonplace during the holidays! 1. Fatigue Of all of the months to keep a close eye on having tired employees at Read More »

December 3, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Why is Timely Reporting So Important?

A simple workplace injury (from a minor cut on the hand, to a slip and fall) can lead to a very expensive, and labor-intensive claim when precautions aren’t taken, and the right resources aren’t in place. So, what’ s the solution to keeping healthcare costs and recordables down? Timely reporting! Here’s why and how it Read More »

November 28, 2018 - Heather Jackson

How Can Safety Managers Prevent Lacerations and Cuts in the Workplace?

According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, over 30 percent of all workplace injuries involve lacerations and/or cuts. From scratches to puncture wounds; needle sticks to amputations, this unsuspecting type of injury can cost both the employee and employer big. Learn a simple way you can prevent these employee injuries from taking place – 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 »

November 16, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Drug Deterrence: Expect the Unexpected

With one in six on-the-job fatalities being associated with drug and alcohol, I think it’s safe to say, we all agree there’s a problem.  The question is whether you will take a position and be part of the solution. Random Drug Testing – Why it Works Contrary to what many people believe, the goal of Read More »

November 14, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Can Recordable Injuries Be Preventable?

Are your recordable injuries higher than you want them to be? If so. here’s the good news: most workplace injuries can be prevented – with the right plan in place. This article will teach you how. Improved Knowledge Results in Reduced Risk Every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job. This resulted in Read More »

November 12, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Cold Weather Injury Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls

Brr…it’s getting cold outside – how safe are your employees when the temperature drops? From discomfort to cold-related illness and injury, working in the cold without the proper gear and safety protocol is no laughing matter. Learn what you can do to protect your workers as the winter weather approaches – without it impacting your Read More »

November 8, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

What’s the Risk in Working While Sick?

Do you have employees that come to work, but may not feel well enough to perform their duties? While some employees might consider themselves heroes or dedicated, there is actually a term for it – presenteeism. The unfortunate truth is, being sick can lead to injury on the job – costing the employer BIG, and Read More »