June 14, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Getting the Facts on Falls

NIOSH has published a new fact sheet intended to help construction employers and workers prevent falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, who average more than 310 fatal falls and 10,350 serious fall-related injuries a year. Additionally, Read More »

May 31, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

7 Tips on How to Avoid OSHA’s Top Violation Fines in Q2

As you may have noticed, OSHA was extremely active in the first quarter of 2019 inspecting job sites and doling out fines to construction companies that subjected their workers to hazards and as we soon found out, it doesn’t appear they have any plans of slowing down! Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta advised the House appropriations Read More »

May 17, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

3 Reasons All Incidents Should Be Reported

As explained by Juhlian Pimping, the concept of incident reporting has been around for quite some time now. Though it was designed to improve safety in the workplace, there are still a number of reasons employees refuse to comply. Management and frontline workers need to understand why reporting an incident makes a big difference in Read More »

May 9, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Workplace Measles Exposure – Education FAQs

Since January 1, there have been 764 cases of measles reported in 23 states, leaving employers and employees with 2 common questions: Am I protected against the measles? If I have been exposed to someone who has measles, what should I do? To answer these questions, we consulted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 »

April 19, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Presenteeism: Is It More Costly Than Absence From Work?

Do you have employees that aren’t pulling their weight like they typically do? If so, they may be suffering in silence from a minor injury or illness. Failing to identify either one can lead to a high cost for employers, and the overall health of your employee. Learn what presenteeism is, and what it can Read More »

April 5, 2019 - Heather Jackson

4 Ways Shift Workers Can Stay Safer At Work

We live in a global economy that requires services and products to be delivered around the clock. For the 8.6 million Americans that work outside of the normal 9am-5pm schedule, it can make it difficult for them to fully adapt. How does this impact an employee’s ability to be safe and healthy? We examine the 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 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 »