Transitional Task Ideas - How to Bring an Employee Back to Work Sooner

When an employee is off work due to an injury or illness, an effective return to work program can help you bring that employee back to work—in a modified capacity—as soon as they are medically able. This can help you save money and help improve your experience mod. But if that worker is restricted from doing all or part of their normal job, what...

EMC: Designated Physicians Are Good for You and Good for Your Employees

Three workers were injured on the job. Although the injuries were not life threatening, the first worker immediately rushed to the emergency room for treatment. The second worker visited his...

Will Your Eyewash Station Be Ready When It’s Needed?

      Count to 15. That’s how much time a worker who suffers a chemical burn to the eyes has to locate an eyewash station. The first 10 to 15 seconds after exposure to corrosive substances or...

Fives Steps for Making the Most of Safety Data Sheets

Your most powerful resource in dealing with hazardous chemicals is the knowledge provided by safety data sheets (SDS). But to be effective, SDS must be kept up to date and easily accessible....

Unknown Hazards of Extra Riders

Regardless of the industry, workers who allow passengers to ride along on equipment intended to transport only one person are asking for an accident. However, some employees may not realize...

Get the Right Pair, Safety Sunglasses!

Sunglasses are not just for fashion or for the beach; they provide the necessary protection needed to block harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. A good pair of sunglasses...

Car Wash Safety

  Car Wash Safety Washing cars is something a lot of people have been doing since they were kids. With a little soap, a hose and a brush, washing a car is easy to do in your driveway at home. But...

Don't Have a Breakdown

Because your business depends on functioning equipment to operate and maintain revenue, a breakdown could be devastating. The threat of breakdown is increasingly prevalent because...

Propane Heater Ignites Gasoline Vapors in Deadly Garage Fire

Occasionally, our the Loss Control team at Pekin Insurance will come across an Auto Repair Shop that has a hot water heater or furnace installed on the floor of an Auto Repair Garage.  On those...

Building Property of Others Coverage in Illinois

Illinois Building Property of Others Coverage in Illinois  This video covers a key area within a lease agreement in which many tenants of Chicago, Illinois should be aware of. For more information on...

Machine Guard Safety

  Use Machine Guards Machine guards are designed to protect you when working with dangerous equipment. Unfortunately, many workers also view them as an inconvenience or an obstacle to the task at...

What is OSHA? And Why is it Important to Your Business?

  Why is job safety and health important? In 2011, 4,609 employees died from occupational incidents, and there were a staggering 3.1 million total recordable cases of workplace injury and illness. On...

The 6 Fundamental Techniques of Risk Control

If you’re a business leader, then you already know the importance of risk control. It’s imperative that your business has a formal policy to limit the loss of assets and income. Here are the...

Top 10 Most Common Workplace Hazards

10 Most Common Workplace Hazards Strap in your seatbelts and grab your helmets; it’s a dangerous world out there. No, we’re not talking about jungles or the outback. This blog is about somewhere much...

The Benefits of Surveillance Cameras in your Business

Surveillance and video monitoring have become very affordable, easy to implement, and effective. For very little investment, cameras can stream video onto the internet so the owner can monitor...

Working with Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Flammable and combustible liquids are present at many worksites in the contracting industry. Gasoline, diesel fuel and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives,...

Spill-Proof Your Workplace

The old proverb says, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” While it’s certainly a waste of time and energy to cry over it, you should take spills very seriously—especially those in the workplace. Whether...

Avoiding Pinch Point Injuries

It is a common misconception that pinch injuries cannot be serious. In fact, pinch point injuries can be deadly, and they are one of the most common types of on-the-job accidents. Pinch point...

Avoid Winter Slips

Winter months in Illinois present additional hazards that are typically not factors for employees during warmer weather – specifically, slip and fall concerns. With snow and ice covered conditions,...

Accommodating Permanent Work Restrictions

When an on-the-job injury or illness results in permanent work restrictions, you are required to provide the injured worker a position that fits medically determined specifications. If you are unable...
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