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 »

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 31, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

Coronavirus: Your Best Line of Defense for the Workplace

With the coronavirus now spreading throughout 22 countries with over 9,900 cases and over 213 deaths as of this publication date, employers in the United States are faced with multiple questions.  What is the threat to the U.S workforce?  How is the virus transmitted?  How can we protect employees? Understanding the Coronavirus According to the 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 »

January 3, 2020 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA Inspections: What to Expect

It goes without saying, the last event you want to be faced with is an OSHA inspection!  But for most, half the battle is knowing what to expect.  And you have to be ready! Thankfully, OSHA has released a new five-minute video, detailing its general inspection process and reasons for inspections. The video describes what 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 »

November 22, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

What Should be Included in Your First Aid Kit?

When an injury occurs in the workplace, having access to the needed supplies to appropriately treat an injury can mean the difference between being a help or a hindrance!  But what are you responsible for supplying as an employer?  And, what should be included in a first aid kit?  We’re glad you asked!  We access Read More »