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
Monday, December 21, 2015
Quick and efficient snow removal is essential to businesses, as
snow buildup can present a hazard to both drivers and pedestrians.
When using a truck-mounted plow to clear snow from private
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
Saturday, November 28, 2015
When working in landscaping, your hands are involved in
almost every task you perform, making them highly susceptible to
sudden or chronic injuries. Yet, workers rarely make an effort to
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 16, 2015
Tasks such as moving equipment, operating machinery, and long hours
in the sun can take a toll on your body, especially your back. To
reduce the risk of injury and risk transfer and insurance...
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...
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Independent owner-operators play an essential role in the
landscaping industry. However, because they are contract workers,
questions are often raised as to how they affect your company’s
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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...
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Know Your Turf Before You Dig Smart and safe digging means
knowing what is buried underground before you begin a project.
Anyone digging or excavating has to be cautious—this includes
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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...