Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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
Monday, March 21, 2016
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
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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...
Monday, February 8, 2016
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...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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
Friday, January 15, 2016
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...
Friday, January 15, 2016
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,...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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.
Monday, January 11, 2016
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...
Friday, January 8, 2016
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
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created
the Office of Small Business Assistance to help small business
employers understand their safety and health obligations,...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
It may seem like a hassle to wear respiratory protection, but
particles and contaminants—no matter how small—can cause both
short-term and long-term health problems. Respirators protect
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Chicago businesses lose millions of dollars every year due to
theft. Losses from theft can occur in several different forms, and
the following paragraphs outline some of the ways theft...
Thursday, December 3, 2015
There really is no excuse for not wearing a hard hat on jobs where
it is required. Hard hat manufacturers have designed head
protection to fit every need and pretty much every preference. From
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Workers’ compensation laws are often misunderstood because they can
vary significantly between states. If your employee reports an
injury and you are unsure of what steps to take, you are not...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you use workers from staffing or leasing agencies to supplement
your workforce, how adequately do your current insurance policies
protect your company in the event that one of these individuals...
Monday, November 9, 2015
Auto Body Repair –Welding in the Shop Car repair often requires
welding, which also means you need to consider a number of extra
safety measures when preparing to weld. No matter how quick the
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Your Multicultural Workforce Diverse employee populations are
becoming increasingly commonplace in today’s workforce. Though such
diversity is positive in many ways, it can also create...