January 11, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Will Sitting All Day Increase Your Risk of Injury?

According to the Institute For Work and Health, sitting for prolonged periods may adversely affect workers’ health. While this may not be a surprise to some, the growing list of long-term negative health effects may be. If your employees sit for long periods of time, you can help them achieve a healthier outcome, and reduce Read More »

January 10, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Shocking Truth: Automated External Defibrillators Saves Lives

With over 6,000 workplace fatalities reported to OSHA each year including heart attacks, electric shock and asphyxia, we have to ask ourselves: “Is there something more we could be doing from a first-aid standpoint to save employee lives in the workplace?”  According to OSHA, there is! How AEDs Work As referenced in OSHA’s Best Practices Read More »

January 7, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

How to Save a Life in the Workplace with CPR

Did you know there are over 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States with approximately 10,000 occurring in the workplace? Would you be surprised to know that waiting for the arrival of emergency medical system personnel results in only 5-7% survival? When emergency strikes in the workplace, knowing how to Read More »

January 2, 2019 - Heather Jackson

Can Past Workplace Injuries Prepare Us For a Safer Future?

As we begin 2019, isn’t this the perfect time to reflect on the old, in order to prepare for the new? When it comes to safety in the workplace, there’s nothing more valuable than your greatest resource – your employees. Read on to learn how the past injuries can prepare you for a safer future! Read More »

December 28, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What Is The Most Common Cause of Workplace Injury?

Overexertion related injuries account for millions of emergency room visits each year, and is the most common cause of workplace accidents. But, can they be preventable? By knowing the common signs of overexertion, employer’s can help reduce workplace injury associated with dehydration, fatigue and low blood sugar – the common culprits of overexertion related injury! What Read More »

December 27, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Employer’s Guide: How To Prevent Fatigue in the Workplace

Overexertion is the leading cause of non-fatal workplace accidents, resulting in often serious (and even fatal) injuries. According to the National Safety Council, it accounts for the largest contributor to worker’s compensation costs. The bigger question remains: does fatigue play a role in occupational injury – and can employers do something about it? Let’s dive in Read More »

December 20, 2018 - Heather Jackson

Cold Stress Injury – Are My Employees At Risk?

Did you know… that if your employees suffer from cold related illness, it can cause permanent tissue damage, and even death? With moderation, working in cold conditions doesn’t present any danger. Working in excess, it can cause serious injury. In this post, we’ll go over the major risks when exposed to extreme temperatures and provide Read More »

December 20, 2018 - Heather Jackson

What Causes Back Injury in the Workplace?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Back injuries account for one out of every five injuries that occur in the workplace.” Out of the 80% of lower back injuries that occur, it’s almost always caused by manual materials handling tasks (slip, trip, twist or extended reach). Here are some preventative ways you can help Read More »

December 18, 2018 - Heather Jackson

How Does Footwear Impact Workplace Injury?

Did you know that a simple sprain can lead to a costly outcome when it’s not treated right away? Over 40 percent of injuries occur to the feet and ankle, costing employers an average lost time of 32 days away from work! A simple way you can reduce workplace injuries like slip and falls? Wear Read More »

December 13, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Improve Your Health and Safety Culture in the New Year

While December is typically a time to reflect back on accomplishments, it also presents an opportunity to assess  your health and safety culture. But how? We’ll show you in just a few simple steps! Safety Culture Improvement Tips Do any of the following statements describe your organization? If not, this is the perfect time to get Read More »