June 27, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Early and Often Silica Testing Could Have Changed Carl’s Life

Spend less than a minute with Carl and you can immediately see his pride and joy comes from Charlie, his varsity baseball playing grandson.  Carl recites batting averages and game stats as though he were the one playing in the game. Unfortunately, Carl has to watch the games not from the stands, but from videos Read More »

June 13, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

3 Reasons to Attend SHRM Conference + Expo, June 17-20, HR Event of the Year!

Educational, engaging and entertaining is the name of SHRM’s game – will you be there? Located in Chicago on June 17-20th, it’s the HR event of the year! Here’s three big game-changing reasons it’ll pay off to show up: You’ll Find New Solutions to Old Problems Every organization runs into challenges, and if you aren’t Read More »

June 11, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

How to Deliver the Perfect Toolbox Talk

Are you delivering your toolbox talks with an impact, or is your tone causing them to tune out? To encourage your employees to actively listen and respond to safety measures, you’ve got to bring out a new role in your leadership position: that of motivational speaker! Here’s how to deliver the perfect toolbox talk so Read More »

June 5, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Your Employee Was Just Bitten By A Snake. Now What?

Did you know that over 8,000 people every year are bitten by snakes in the United States? The unfortunate truth is, outdoor workers pose an even greater risk for snake bites. The risk isn’t limited to venomous bites either–serious workplace injury can result from a seemingly ‘harmless’, non-venom bite which may cause an allergic reaction Read More »

May 30, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Keep It Clean: 3 Housekeeping Techniques That Prevent Employee Injury

  These days, no one is safe from injury. In today’s busy, growing ‘to-do list’ world, workplace injury continues to cost billions of dollars per year to employers, and millions of dollars in lost wages for employees. We’re breaking down injury prevention so that employers (and their employees) stay safer at work by doing some Read More »

April 25, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Attend the ASSE Expo On Us. Enter Now for a Free Pass

Advance your organization by connecting with 600 industry-leading exhibitors demonstrating the products and services that will take your programs to the next level. Whether you enjoy the energizing expo hall or prefer a one-on-one approach, you will find opportunities and solutions that fit you and your organization.   The Conference & Exposition offers an unprecedented Read More »

March 3, 2018 - Holly Foxworth

Medical Emergency Reassurance

Two years ago, while conducting an operations meeting, I found myself in a situation nobody anticipates happening to them.  Sitting around a conference table, less than two feet away, one of my employees became unconscious while having a medical emergency. I remember feeling paralyzed with fear, absolutely helpless as someone called 911.  The seconds felt like hours Read More »

October 17, 2017 - Holly Foxworth

Is an Injury or Illness Actually Work Related?

When it comes to classifying injuries and illnesses, most tend to focus on OSHA recordability, such as whether the injury or illness is considered first aid, restricted duty, lost time, etc. However, the most critical question many times overlooked is whether the injury or illness is actually work related. According to OSHA Recording and Reporting Read More »

October 4, 2017 - Holly Foxworth

Overcoming the “Take it Easy” Work Restriction Curse

Anybody who has been involved with employee injuries can likely recall situations in which an injured worker sought formal medical treatment and was told by a healthcare provider to “take it easy” or listed their work status as “light duty”. The curse lies in the interpretation of what duties the employee may perform and how Read More »

August 18, 2017 - Holly Foxworth

5 Tips for Treating Occupational Back Sprains/Strains without a Clinic Visit

Did you know that about 80% of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime with more than one million injuries occurring in the workplace every year? Despite your best prevention efforts, you need to know your options for treatment. First, what is the difference between a back sprain and a back Read More »