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 »

September 20, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

5 Steps to Preventing Falls – Health Approach

Would it surprise you to know that every 11 seconds, an adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury? In celebration of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, let’s take a look at fall prevention steps. 5 Fall Prevention Steps Find a good balance and exercise Read More »

September 6, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Prepared, Not Scared: Personal Health Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) which promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning.  While most typically associate disaster preparedness to events such as hurricanes, one critical aspect many times overlooked is our personal health preparedness. What is Personal Health Preparedness? The CDC explains personal health preparedness is about having the wherewithal to care Read More »

August 30, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Amputation Injuries Rising – Know Your Role

While the subject may be uncomfortable to discuss, simply stated, amputation injuries are on the rise.  An amputation is a life-changing event and, in many cases, it can lead to significant lifestyle changes for the employee.  It is estimated that one out of every 200 individuals in the United States has had an amputation of Read More »

August 23, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Is More Legislation Needed to Protect Workers Against Heat Stress?

Given that heat stress killed 783 workers and caused serious injuries to 69,374 others between 1992 and 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawmakers appear to be taking a closer look at OSHA regulations. A new bill in the House of Representatives would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish federal Read More »

August 16, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Carbon Monoxide – What You Need to Know

Detecting invisible workplace risks is always a challenge. One such hidden hazard is carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. When inhaled, CO displaces oxygen in the blood – depriving the heart, brain, and other vital organs. Exposure to CO can quickly lead to loss of consciousness, suffocation or death – large amounts of the Read More »

August 9, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Calling the “Shots” – 3 Reasons to Vaccinate

As an employer, you can make significant strides in improving your employees’ overall health by educating them about the importance of immunizations.  As August officially kicks off National Immunization Awareness Month, now is the time to get your vaccinations up to date! Why Vaccinate? There are 3 primary reasons why it’s a good idea to Read More »

August 2, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

How Are You Preparing for OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week?

Get excited!  OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is August 12-18, 2019! Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Why Participate? Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage Read More »

July 26, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Prevent Workplace Overdoses with Drug Testing

Drug abuse is an increasing problem across the U.S. From 1999 to 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths rose from 16,849 to 70,237. Drug overdoses occur in a variety of locations, and the workplace has not been immune to these incidents. A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred Read More »

June 28, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA Issues Heat Illness Prevention Reminders

OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures continue to rise. In addition to responding to workplace accidents and complaints of hazards, OSHA investigators conduct high heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with heat illness prevention regulation and other workplace safety and health requirements. Employers with Read More »