Archive For The “Safety” Category

Workplace Wellness: Why Promote Wellness?

By | August 11, 2015

According to a 2013 Workplace Wellness Programs study by the RAND Corporation, about half of U.S. employers offer wellness initiatives. These programs may include wellness screenings, interventions and more complex programs. What Is Workplace Wellness? Workplace wellness refers to the education and activities that a worksite may sponsor to promote healthy lifestyles for employees and […]

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Auto Insights: Is it Time to Replace Your Car Tires?

By | April 25, 2014

Your car’s tire performance is essential to both its safety and its efficiency. Tires eventually lose traction and braking ability, and should be replaced when necessary. When your tires are in tip-top shape, they ensure that you stay safe behind the wheel. Do Your Tires Need Replacing? Here’s how to determine if you need to […]

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Auto Insights: The ABCs of Air Bag Safety

By | April 25, 2014

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an airbag propels out of a dashboard at 200 miles per hour – faster than the blink of an eye. Though they are designed to absorb the impact of a crash for adult motor vehicle passengers and drivers, children can suffer major injuries from an air […]

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Defining, Identifying, and Limiting Cyber Crime

By | April 25, 2014

A vast amount of information is now stored on computer servers and databases, and it’s growing every day. Because that information has great value, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal or destroy it. Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity. It can be defined as any crime where: […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Job-made Wooden Ladders

By | April 22, 2014

Workers who use job-made wooden ladders risk permanent injury or death from falls and electrocutions. By understanding the hazards that workers are likely to encounter while working on job-made wooden ladders, employers can take steps to reduce injuries through proper training. What is a Job-made Wooden Ladder? A job-made wooden ladder is a ladder built […]

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Work Comp Insights: Five Steps to Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

By | April 22, 2014

When a company experiences significant increases in workers’ compensation costs, it usually triggers internal activities aimed at reducing insurance costs and spending. The key to spending fewer dollars is more than just stopping a few accidents; it is having a sound safety program designed to continuously improve. This is where a safety program that, at […]

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Trucking Risk Insights: Medical Certification Requirements for CDL Drivers

By | April 22, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a rule change in the hopes of removing unfit commercial truck and bus drivers from the roadways. According to businessinsurance.com, this change came after the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which found that, in just over a year’s time, 563,000 commercial drivers’ licenses had […]

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Trucking Safety Matters: Protect Against Hand Injuries

By | April 22, 2014

Of the many tools that we have available, our hands are the most valuable. They provide us with the dexterity necessary to perform precise maneuvers that even the most advanced technology cannot replicate. Even the simplest tasks are difficult for a person that does not have full use of his or her hands. Hand injuries […]

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Trucking Safety Matters: Safety in Reverse

By | April 22, 2014

The transportation industry is inherently dangerous. Whether you are on the road or at the loading dock, you have a variety of risk factors to consider. Backing accidents can result in personal injury, property damage and increased insurance expenses. Backing up a vehicle, whether it is an automobile or large truck, can be a difficult […]

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Agriculture Safety Matters: Put a Stop fo Poor Lifting Techniques

By | April 22, 2014

Whether you are lifting a particularly heavy object or a cumbersome load, you could get seriously injured by using improper carrying technique. Injuries caused by poor lifting and unsafe handling practices are some of the most common in the agriculture industry today. When you are handling large loads without the help of a machine or […]

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