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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

April 19, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Presenteeism: Is It More Costly Than Absence From Work?

Do you have employees that aren’t pulling their weight like they typically do? If so, they may be suffering in silence from a minor injury or illness. Failing to identify either one can lead to a high cost for employers, and the overall health of your employee. Learn what presenteeism is, and what it can Read More »

April 17, 2019 - Heather Jackson

3 Ways Your Employees Can Avoid the Physical Therapy Trap

The overuse of physical therapy has become a major contributor to elevated costs in workers’ compensation and a nationwide problem for employers. In fact, more than 50 percent of lost time workers’ compensation costs involve physical therapy! While physical therapy can be beneficial, it’s not always necessary. In fact, often a more conservative approach can Read More »