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 »

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 »

September 27, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Should You Consider a Workplace Naloxone Use Program?

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths from opioids are serious health issues in the United States. Overdose deaths involving prescription and illicit opioids doubled from 2010 to 2016, with more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. Anyone at a workplace, including workers, clients, customers, and visitors, is at risk of overdose if they use opioids. As overdose Read More »

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 »