Safety

Jan 15

Seasonal advice in the South: Adverse Driving Conditions in the winter

In Texas, our rainy season is from December to May. And, that rain falls differently depending where you are in Texas. In Houston, it’s regular and ...
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Jan 15
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
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
Sep 29

Calculating ROI of Safety Programs in 2021: Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines

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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Sep 29
Aug 14

Mental health needs during COVID-19

Mental health is something that employers take seriously year round, making sure their employees are happy, healthy, and safe, but during times like ...
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Aug 14
Aug 3

Tobacco in the Workplace

New technology brings tobacco back in house For the past five decades, tobacco use in the United States has been on the decline. Over the past 60 ...
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Aug 3
Jun 15

Safety Signage to Consider for Your Business

2020 brought us the re-establishment of signage as an essential aspect of any business. However, there are signs you should be posting other than ...
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Jun 15
May 15

Workplace contaminants: Nano- and Micro-plastics in the workplace

As of now, there are no regulations for nano- and micro-plastic workplace contaminants. However, employers should be aware that they bear a ...
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May 15
May 6

Abbott's Open Texas plan & what it means for you

Read the Open Texas report Many Americans are ready to get back to work, and on April 27, Governor Abbott released his plan to Open Texas with ...
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May 6
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 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
Feb 14

Who's Your Valentine?

Background screening and personal safety make your date a safe bet
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Feb 14
Jan 7

The right way to deal with workplace harassment

Last week, Dollar General lost a lawsuit in an EEOC case that will cost them $6 million (You can read about it here). An EEOC lawsuit is a business ...
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Jan 7
Sep 17

New drug testing technology can identify synthetic drugs

It is not uncommon for Houston company drug testing policies to incorporate the use of random drug testing. Many of these policies will identify the ...
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Sep 17
Sep 12

6 Ways Scheduled Breaks Increase Employee Productivity

Many employees find it impossible to get away from their desk or find the time to take breaks during the workday. A survey conducted by a human ...
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Sep 12
Jul 3

What's the difference between driving high and driving drunk?

With the increasing legalization of marijuana in the Southwest and the summertime heat, Houston law enforcement officials continue to deal with ...
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Jul 3
Jun 27

8 Ways Fleet Drivers Can Stay Alert

Fleet drivers are challenged with many obstacles in remaining awake and alert while on the job. Although there are many safety precautions ...
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Jun 27
Jun 20

Do I need Occupational Health Management for my Business?

The short answer, yes. Regardless of your business type, you need an occupational health management program. The specifics may change; for example, ...
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Jun 20
May 9

Reasonable Suspicion Testing: More Relevant than Ever

In April, New York banned marijuana testing for a number of positions, and more employers are choosing to avoid marijuana testing in their hiring ...
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May 9
May 9

How to Screen Youth for Work

The standard protocol for hiring, a background check, a drug screen, and a reference check, will not necessarily work for your youngest hires. ...
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May 9
Apr 30

5 Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Seek Treatment

Developing a drug free workplace is essential for employers. However, it can be difficult to encourage employees suffering from drug or alcohol abuse ...
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Apr 30
Apr 27

5 Signs an Employee Aliment Has Turned into a Substance Abuse Problem

In today’s society, prescription drug abuse has become a growing problem within the workplace. According to the National Institute on Drug ...
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Apr 27
Feb 21

Drug testing required for unemployment benefits in Texas

In 2017, SB 21 amended Texas State employment laws to “require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation ...
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Feb 21
Feb 14

Why post-accident drug testing matters most

Now that your company has determined the need for a drug and alcohol policy, it is important to assess key components impacting the effectiveness of ...
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Feb 14
Jan 10

OSHA’s post-accident policy change and what it means for businesses

OSHA has recently clarified their post-accident policy. According to The National Law Review, “The new guidance clarifies that safety incentive ...
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Jan 10
Dec 12

Is Your Company Holiday Party Like an Episode of "The Office?"

In a classic episode of NBC's hit TV series, "The Office," Steve Carrell's character, Michael Scott, the boss at the fictional Scranton branch of ...
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Dec 12
Dec 4

Get a “Plan B” for Your Houston Holiday Parties to Avoid a DUI

You pretty much just have to turn on the TV or look at your computer to see a story about a celebrity overindulging in drinking or using drugs--even ...
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Dec 4
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
Jun 22

How to Avoid Sprains and Strains in the Workplace

Some of the most common kinds of workplace injuries are sprains and muscle strains sustained on the job. These injuries aren’t life-threatening, ...
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Jun 22
Jun 22

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Provision Goes into Effect

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule changing the way it collects, and employers report, workplace injury and ...
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Jun 22
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