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
Thursday, January 28, 2016
It’s many a supervisor’s dread: The Safety Talk. Call it a safety
meeting, toolbox talk, or huddle, it’s designed to keep safety top
of mind. But, it can become an empty ritual when your managers...
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
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...