Three Strategies to Prevent Dehydration in the Workplace

If you want to learn how to keep your employees safe when working in summer heat, take a tip from the website Desert Survivors: “The most critical elements to consider for survival in the desert are water and temperature. If you have plenty of water and can avoid being exposed to extremes of hot and cold, your chances of survival are quite good.”...

Common Questions about Prework Screening

A properly designed post-offer prework screening program allows employers to determine whether or not their job candidates can perform the essential physical demands of the job. People are...

Protect Your Employees with Personal Protective Equipment

Protect Your Employees with Personal Protective Equipment Every occupation has its hazards, but some are more dangerous than others. Workers in these occupations are vulnerable to many potential...

How Prework Screening Can Help Reduce Workers' Compensation Claims

Look up the term “prework screening” and chances are you’ll find information about how drug testing, job history verification, criminal background checks and Social Security number traces can help...

Keep an Eye on Rising OSHA Penalties

Get Ready For Higher OSHA Penalties Employers who violate federal safety and health standards will soon face steeper penalties. Starting in August 2016, the U.S. Occupational Health and...

Disability vs. Workers Compensation

Disability vs. Workers Compensation Many workers are unclear on the difference between disability insurance coverage and workers compensation insurance. Often, workers will decline optional disability...

Don't Let Poor Workplace Environment Quality Make Your Employees Sick

Don't Let Poor Workplace Environment Quality Make Your Employees Sick Workplace conditions have a substantial impact on employee performance. By workplace conditions, we aren't just referring to an...

How to Beat The Heat in the Workplace

Prevent Heat-Related Illness or Death in the Workplace When employees face the challenge of working outdoors in the heat of summer, or even in intense indoor heat conditions, it is critical to have...

Experience Modification Looks Complicated, But It Isn't

Experience modification (experience mod) is a key factor when monitoring workers compensation premiums. Experience mod is a rating factor that determines your workers compensation premium based on...

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...

How to Avoid Heat Illness

When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result...

Blink Now to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

Do you spend more than two hours a day looking at a digital screen? If the answer is “yes,” chances are you have experienced digital eye strain at some point. A recent study by The Vision...

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...

15 Warning Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

15 Warning Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud The WC (workers' compensation) insurance system is a no-fault method of paying workers for medical expenses and wage losses due to on-the-job injuries....

Five Strategies for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

Five Strategies for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs When a company experiences significant increases in workers’ compensation costs, it usually triggers internal activities aimed at...

Workers' Comp May Not Be Enough Anymore

Workers' Comp May Not Adequately Protect Your Workers Anymore No employer wants to see an employee hurt on the job. And all certainly want the existing workers compensation system to take good care of...

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,...

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: An Overview

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: An Overview Workers’ compensation coverage pays benefits to workers injured on the job, including medical care, part of lost wages and permanent disability. It...

When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable?

When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable? Carefully evaluating workers’ compensation claims is crucial in helping your company save money and prevent fraud. Workers’ compensation is simply a...
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