November 19, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

What Type of Testing Should You Require to Return to Work?

With over $250 billion being spent each year on employee absences, it’s only natural to want your employees back on the job as soon as possible, right? But, following an extended absence for illness or injury, there is one question you have to ask:  “Will the employee be able to safely perform their regular duties?” 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 »

October 23, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Does a Respirator Fit Change Over Time?

Like it or not, everything changes–including respirator fit equipment! As an employer, would you be able to recognize what those physical changes are to keep your employees safe at work? What about how frequently you should provide fit testing for employees? If you don’t know the right answers to these problems, you’ve got an expensive problem Read More »

October 15, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

You Weren’t Injured in Your Car Accident- Or Were You?

Ever heard the phrase “things aren’t always as they appear”?  Never has that been more accurate than with minor motor vehicle accidents.  What you believe to be a non-issue can quickly escalate, resulting in costly medical fees and unnecessary recordable outcomes. Read on as we explain why an employee may initially deny injury, but later Read More »

October 4, 2018 - Heather Jackson

How Can You Prevent Workplace Hearing Loss?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 20,000 hearing loss cases that occurred at work resulted in permanent hearing loss. If this could be prevented through simple protection gear and educational training, hearing damage wouldn’t have to affect the 30 million American workers it does. Luckily, it is preventable. Learn the facts about Read More »

September 12, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Who’s At Risk For Beryllium Exposure?

Used in everything from electronic components to aerospace materials, beryllium has the potential to put employees’ health at risk when exposed.  But who specifically is at risk? How dangerous can it be? Let’s take a look. Industries at Risk  Employees within various trades and industries may be exposed to inhaled beryllium or beryllium alloys, including: Read More »

September 10, 2018 - Heather Jackson

4 Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

If you’re a supervisor or manager in the construction industry, it’s not enough to expect safety out of your employees. You must make safety a priority by leading with example before the shift begins and throughout. Planning, training  and providing employees with a safe working environment is the key to keeping workers free of injury. Here’s Read More »

August 29, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Are You Prepared for Danger in the Workplace?

Every year, two million American workers report having been a victim of workplace violence. What would YOU do if you experienced violence at work? Would you know how to be proactive with a strategy in place, or would you react with impulsive behavior? The unfortunate truth is, workplace violence occurs in every industry. No one Read More »

August 23, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Do You Know How The Reasonable Suspicion Process Works?

Have you ever had a hunch an employee was under the influence of drugs or alcohol but you weren’t quite sure how to act on it? According to the The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, employers lose $100 billion a year due to substance abuse alone. This can come in the form of Read More »

August 21, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

3 Key Indicators You Need An Occupational Health Program

You may think an occupational health program is a complex undertaking, right?  Wrong! Employee health doesn’t have to be hard. Learn how to achieve a streamlined occupational health program for your entire workforce, keeping dollars in your pocket from day one! What Is Occupational Health? Safety doesn’t have to be complicated. To keep workers safe, healthy and Read More »