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 »

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 28, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

Will Masks Protect the Workforce from Coronavirus?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread around the globe including the United States, employers are actively seeking solutions to prevent the spread of disease.  Given the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, now is the time to understand and address frequently asked questions about respirators and 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 »

January 17, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

Kratom Craze: Miracle Med or Safety Curse

Touted as a natural supplement that combats fatigue, improves work productivity, while relieving pain and providing a legalized “high”, the Kratom craze continues to immerge! But what do we actually know about this supplement?  And could the substance pose a threat to the workplace in terms of maintaining a safe environment? What is Kratom? Kratom Read More »

December 20, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

New Study Shows 30% Error Rate for Sleep-Deprived Employees

A new study conducted by Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab should have the attention of every employer.  It further drives home the importance of health and wellness and reiterates the impact on workplace safety, especially when performing tasks that involve multiple steps. Conducting the Study The researchers recruited 138 people to participate in 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 »

October 25, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

New OSHA Protocols for Respirator Fit Testing

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. New Protocols The new protocols include: The modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask elastomeric respirators. The 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 »