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 »

July 19, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

5 CDC Sun-Safe Strategies

Did you know that every year, Americans lose more than $100 million in productivity because of restricted activity or absence from work due to skin cancer? Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Skin cancer cases continue to increase in the United States. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. As 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 21, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA: Construction Industry Suicidal Risk Addressed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention. Resources on the OSHA webpage include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as information from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans 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 2, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Making the Most of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month

While we may see lots of colleagues during the course of a normal workday, do we really “see” them? In an age where people often have more profound conversations over their smartphones than face to face, detachment and nonchalance can creep into workplace interactions. But in that indifference, we might be missing some hints of Read More »

March 22, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Why Are Young Workers Getting Injured So Often? 3 Solutions

The younger demographic in the workplace is facing a greater risk for injury than their (older) peers. Is it due to inexperience, overconfidence – or something much more than that altogether? Let’s dive in and find out! The Stats Facing Young Workers Today One of the biggest risks young workers face is not yet having Read More »

March 1, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Hearing Loss Is Preventable, Taking Action is Key

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases occur annually, many resulting in permanent hearing loss. What are the long-term effects of an mismanaged hearing program? How is it making the biggest impact on today’s work force, and the overall health of its workers? This article will examine Read More »