November 8, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

What’s the Risk in Working While Sick?

Do you have employees that come to work, but may not feel well enough to perform their duties? While some employees might consider themselves heroes or dedicated, there is actually a term for it – presenteeism. The unfortunate truth is, being sick can lead to injury on the job – costing the employer BIG, and Read More »

November 6, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

My Employee Is Injured – What Do I Do?

It’s a basic fact:  where you have employees (sooner or later) you’ll have workplace injuries on your hands. In the U.S. it’s actually every 7 seconds to be exact.  But what’s important is having a plan to effectively manage them. Wondering what such a plan should include? Axiom recommends an easy 3 step process for Read More »

November 2, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

New OSHA Changes – Safety Incentive and Post Incident Testing Approved!

At last, new guidance has been issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regarding safety incentive policies and post-incident testing. On Oct. 11, 2018, OSHA issued a Standard Interpretation Memorandum, clarifying their position on safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing. According to the guidance, such tests and programs are permitted if properly Read More »

October 31, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen – Too Dangerous to Administer?

Despite the many different brand names, there are two major types of over-the-counter medications for pain.  Acetaminophen (aka: Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc. But when it comes to the health and safety of employee injuries, there are two  questions when it comes to these common over the counter Read More »

October 30, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Silica Testing – How to Comply With The New Standard

If you attended this year’s #NSCExpo, you may have noticed an emphasis on silica protection and compliance. During last Monday’s session, experts dove deep into the OSHA mandated regulations for silica exposure, and the challenges high risk industries face. In particular, safety experts addressed how the construction industry is approaching compliance, versus those that fall Read More »

October 26, 2018 - Heather Jackson

MCE18 – Will you Be There?

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE) brings together trucking executives from across the country for the one can’t-miss event of the year! Will you be there? Here’s why you don’t want to miss it! Boost Your Sales Did you know that the trucking industry is a $603 billion market? Attend MCE Read More »

October 24, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

How Will The Flu Virus Affect Your Business?

Flu season affects employers in every industry, far and wide. The question is, how hard will it affect your bottom line this year – and what can you do to prevent it from costing you in lost productivity, healthcare costs and employee absence? Let’s find out! What is a Flu Season? Although the flu virus Read More »

October 23, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Does a Respirator Fit Change Over Time?

Like it or not, everything changes–including respirator fit equipment! As an employer, would you be able to recognize what those physical changes are to keep your employees safe at work? What about how frequently you should provide fit testing for employees? If you don’t know the right answers to these problems, you’ve got an expensive problem Read More »

October 17, 2018 - Heather Jackson

How Much is Employee Opioid Addiction Costing You?

The cost of opioid addiction for employers is rising, and it will continue to. But don’t be fooled: employers aren’t the only ones to suffer – employees share the burden. In this article, we’ll dive into what opioid addiction costs the workplace, and how employers can take control over this epidemic, before it takes over Read More »

October 16, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Silica Testing Solutions For a Healthier Workforce

OSHA has set a new silica standard in place, beginning June 23, 2018 – which affects over 2 million workers exposed to crystalline silica in the United States. Silica exposure can cause dangerous diseases including: active tuberculosis, kidney disease, lung cancer and silicosis. In an effort to stay compliant and keep their workforce healthy and safe, silica Read More »