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 »

November 18, 2019 - Jason McElweenie

Axiom Medical Releases “Paradigm Shift – An Intentional Approach to the Synergy of Employee Health, Human Performance, and Workplace Safety” White Paper

Axiom Medical Releases “Paradigm Shift – An Intentional Approach to the Synergy of Employee Health, Human Performance, and Workplace Safety” White Paper The Woodlands, TX, November 19, 2019 –(PR.com)– Axiom Medical, a leading incident case management and occupational health services provider in North America, announced today the release of its latest white paper, “Paradigm Shift Read More »

November 8, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

10 Tips for Preventing the Spread of Flu in the Workplace

Employees are a crucial resource in any business. As recommended by the CDC, there are steps you can take now, and during the flu season, to help protect the health of your employees. 10 Tips for Preventing the Spread of Flu Encourage all employees to get a seasonal flu vaccine each fall. CDC recommends everyone 6 months Read More »

October 25, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

New OSHA Protocols for Respirator Fit Testing

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly. New Protocols The new protocols include: The modified ambient aerosol condensation nuclei counter (CNC) quantitative fit testing protocol for full-facepiece and half-mask elastomeric respirators. The Read More »