Tag Archives: safety

Use Stand-Downs to Step Up Safety

OSHA has partnered with other safety organizations for the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 4-15. The program’s goal is to bring attention to the importance of safety procedures and employee training in preventing fall hazards in the construction industry. During those two weeks employers and supervisors were encouraged[…] Read More →

Slips, Trips, and Falls Cause Injuries, Cost Money for Hospitals

If asked to name an industry prone to on-the-job injuries and illnesses, many people might think of construction or manufacturing. Most wouldn’t think of the medical field, yet OSHA lists the number of injuries and illnesses recorded for hospitals as almost double that of private industry in its entirety. In 2011, the[…] Read More →

Six Ways to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Injuries at the Gym

Whether you are a dedicated athlete or a weekend warrior, you are no doubt familiar with many common exercise injuries – sprains, strains, and torn muscles chief among them. However, a trip to the gym or fitness center can end in a trip to the hospital if certain safety standards aren’t met or are ignored.[…] Read More →

Distracted Walking Injuries on the Rise

Personal electronic devices, such as smartphones, are commonplace in daily life. Millions of people make calls, send texts, surf the Internet, and listen to music while going about their everyday tasks. While their eyes and minds are occupied with the latest social media update or the urgent business e-mail that[…] Read More →

Reducing Claims Could Reduce Insurance Premiums for Businesses

These days, saving money is a priority for all businesses. One option for potential cost savings often overlooked is business insurance premiums. A regular review of your company’s policies does double duty: One, it strengthens your company’s commitment to employee safety by giving you a chance to review and adjust[…] Read More →

Spring into Safety: Three Tips for a Safe (and Injury-Claim Free!) Season

Now that spring has officially arrived, rain and melting snow are everywhere. While this is great news for spring flowers, it’s not such good news for business owners and their insurance providers! Lots of precipitation means wet shoes and wet floors, which could lead to a slip and fall accident.[…] Read More →