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 and record activities in their business, on site or remotely and ultimately sustain your loss control and risk management. This video record has multiple...

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...

Safety and Health Assistance for Small Businesses

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,...

Respiratory Protection and Safety

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 employees from...

How to Protect a Business from Inside & Outside Theft

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...

Use your Head!

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 falling...

How to Report Workers' Comp Claims

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...

On-the-Job Injury Claims By Temporary Workers

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...

Auto Body Repair – Welding in the Shop

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 job,...

Your Multicultural Workforce

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...

Illinois Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws

Illinois does not have a statute or regulation generally addressing drug testing of employees and applicants by private employers. However, Illinois law requires that employers working under a public...

How to Handle Batteries Safely in the Workplace

Tractors, trucks, cars and construction equipment require batteries to operate properly. There are several different types of batteries for these mobile machines. Almost all batteries contain lead...

Workers' Comp: The Basics

Workers’ compensation coverage pays benefits to workers injured on the job, including medical care, part of lost wages and permanent disability. It also provides death benefits to dependents...

How to Collect When the Customer Won't Pay

Having trouble collecting from your customers? Wondering how to deal with customers who won't pay or are slow to pay? These suggestions will help you collect from past due accounts. Chances are most...

OSHA Update: Monitor Workers Clothing, Jewelry

One morning at a Nebraska meat-packing facility, a worker was operating a conveyor belt as part of his ordinary routine. But the worker got some loose clothing caught in some moving parts....

The Power of Communicating Risk

Chemical safety on the job site is very important to us. Although we work with potentially hazardous materials on a regular basis, we can maintain a safe working environment if we use chemicals as...
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