May 24, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Expect a Rise in Positive Drug Tests

According to a study presented at the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association’s Annual Conference, the rate of positive drug tests for illicit substances among U.S. workers in 2018 reached a 14-year peak, with marijuana playing a significant role! Researchers analyzed the results of more than 9 million drug tests. They found that 4.4% of 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 »

February 22, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Essential Occupational Health: Programs Your Employees Need Most

Managing a safe workforce requires time – time that can easily affect your bottom line if injuries aren’t prevented properly and treated appropriately.   What issues make up the biggest expense and bear the heaviest burden for you? Careless slip and falls? Long-term disease caused by insufficient PPE’s? Workers’ comp claims? Feeling like managing it has Read More »

February 8, 2019 - Heather Jackson

How Do You Create a Sustainable Safety Culture?

What’s the real secret to achieving a healthy and safe work culture, week after week, and month after month? That there isn’t a secret at all. To achieve a strong and healthy work culture, it’s directly dependent on the occupational health resources you have in place to both help prevent injury, and keep employees safe Read More »

January 30, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Asbestos Exposure: Who’s Most at Risk?

Are your employees at risk for asbestos exposure? While there’s no cure for asbestos related illness and disease, there are simple preventative measures you can take to protect workers and minimize their risk. Learn what you can do to minimize asbestos related illness and disease for the long haul. What’s Asbestos? Typically used as a Read More »

January 28, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Can you Predict When an Employee Is No Longer Able to Work Safely?

At the start of their shift, your employees may give 110 percent to their duties performed. But at some point, the distractions of their environment around them, complacency – and most dangerously – fatigue can kick in. At times this may be inevitable, but at what point does it become unsafe? Learn how to detect Read More »

January 24, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Will You Detect Edible Marijuana Before It Causes An Injury?

As an employer, you want to trust that when employees arrive for work each day, they are presenting their “best self”. Productive.  Safe.  Contributing to your businesses goals and objectives. But what happens when that integrity is called into question?  Do you really know what you are up against? How confident are your impairment detection Read More »

January 23, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Workers’ Comp: Minimize the Impact

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers pay an average of $1 billion per week on direct workers’ compensation costs alone. If American workplaces are getting safer, why are the costs of serious workplace injuries continuing to rise?  For two reasons: Lack of Prevention. Employers who control the risk of injury with a safety policy, Read More »