Occupational health

Feb 9

What does the future of work look like?

These trends, recently published by the National Safety Council,  reveal the future of business--it's a business centered on your employees and the ...
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Feb 9
Dec 15

2021 focus for occupational health: behavioral health

In 2020, employers were swept up in the whirlwind of COVID-19 precaution, prevention, and preparedness. In 2021, it’s unlikely that the COVID-19 ...
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Dec 15
Dec 8

Seasonal health in the South: Staying safe in the cold

In the summer, Houston heat is notorious. And, as such, we have all adapted, with swimming pools dotting city landscapes, cooler than necessary air ...
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Dec 8
Dec 1

You think you have COVID-19...what now?

Everyday, we test people who think they may have COVID-19. Let's share our top tips. Keep this post handy in case you or someone you know begins to ...
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Dec 1
Nov 16

Tobacco use and COVID-19: A deadly combination

COVID-19 is a virus that primarily attacks your lungs. Tobacco use, including traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes or vaping, damages your lungs ...
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Nov 16
Nov 9

The Bottom Line on Workplace Safety: A Culture of Safety Protects You and Your Workers

For the first time since The Octopus by Upton Sinclair, workplace safety has made the headlines throughout 2020. COVID-19 has refocused every ...
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Nov 9
Oct 15

Your employees need first aid training…and CPR and AED training

As we move into the New Year, businesses are scheduling out their training plan, deciding which items are priority for whom and when. One of the top ...
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Oct 15
Oct 13

Calculating ROI of Safety Programs in 2021: Machine-based physical assessment

Safety programs that include drug testing, background checks, and occupational medicine are not new, and, for many businesses, are an essential part ...
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Oct 13
Oct 12

New Hire and Return to Work Physicals: Protecting the company and the employee

A physical exam varies depending on the job and the time on the job. The purpose of a physical is to protect the worker from overexertion or strain, ...
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Oct 12
Oct 1

Importance of health screening during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 precautions at work help everyone stay healthy, but health screening, both before, during, and after the pandemic can help people know their ...
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Oct 1
Sep 1

Increase workplace mental health by mitigating anxiety

2020 has been a stressful year. For many, it has not only been stressful at home, but also at work. Employers have always been responsible for ...
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Sep 1
Aug 1

Heat Safety in the Texas Summer

As we jump straight into summer and 100 degree days, we need to focus and worry about the safety of our employees regarding heart safety and ...
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Aug 1
Jul 15

DOT Physical: Protecting the company and the employee

A physical exam varies depending on the job and the time on the job. The purpose of a physical is to protect the worker from overexertion or strain, ...
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Jul 15
May 1

Overexertion: A leading cause of workplace injury

According to the National Safety Council, overexertion and bodily reaction is the leading non-fatal injury event involving days away from work, ...
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May 1
Apr 28

Hiring during and after COVID-19

In 2020, hiring is more complex than it has ever been before. We have the tools you need to hire successfully:
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Apr 28
Apr 15

Occupational Hearing Loss: The third most common ailment in the U.S.

About 12 percent of the U.S. working population suffer from hearing loss. Unlike the two leading conditions, hypertension and arthritis, hearing loss ...
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Apr 15
Apr 1

Injury Facts: Poisoning is #1 in middle age

Accidental death in the United States for working age adults is primarily caused by poisoning, more specifically drug overdose. Accidental death is ...
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Apr 1
Mar 1

The three Es of Workplace Injury Prevention

Education Engineering Enforcement of Policy Experts have long relied on the three Es of workplace injury prevention to guide businesses in protecting ...
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Mar 1
Dec 30

Workplace Safety in 2020: Are you prepared?

Many of us are goal setting this week. As business leaders, the line between personal and business goals sometimes becomes blurred. We aim to lead ...
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Dec 30
Feb 26

The ROI of Occupational Health Management

What do you offer as perks for your employees that create a better quality of life? Some companies go over the top, and we’ve got a few examples for ...
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Feb 26
Oct 4

Flu season is beginning. Is your business ready?

2018 was a deadly flu season in Texas. Last year, more than 6,000 people died from pneumonia and influenza between Oct. 1 and March 16 according to ...
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Oct 4
Aug 8

Occupational Medicine saves $500 per employee annually

Your employees are your business. How do you, as their employer, help them perform their best every day? By implementing a occupational medicine ...
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Aug 8
Aug 1

Watch for Signs of Heat Distress

It's summer in Houston, and that means heat and humidity are very real factors in many businesses in this part of Texas. At Workplace Safety ...
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Aug 1
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