Archive For October 23rd, 2013

Construction Risk Insights: The Value of Surety Bonds

By | October 23, 2013

The way project owners evaluate and manage risks on construction projects and make fiscally responsible decisions to ensure timely project completion are crucial to their success. Since private owners cannot afford to gamble on a contractor whose reliability is uncertain or who could end up bankrupt halfway through the job, a surety bond is a […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Spray Polyurethane Foam Hazards

By | October 23, 2013

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective insulation and air sealant material. However, workers in the SPF industry can be exposed to inhalation hazards from isocyanates and other hazardous chemical vapors or dusts. OSHA requires a hierarchy of controls, under which employers must first implement engineering controls (including elimination and substitution) and/or administrative controls whenever […]

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Work Comp Insights: When an Employee Refuses Workers’ Compensation Treatment

By | October 23, 2013

Based on the geographic location of your business, many state workers’ compensation statutes limit and mandate certain employer actions when a worker is injured. Depending on the state, there are specific timelines to follow and forms to complete. But what about when a worker is injured and refuses to accept treatment or file a claim? […]

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Work Comp Insights: Reporting Workers’ Compensation Claims

By | October 23, 2013

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 alone. However, regardless of your company’s geographical location, the first two days after an employee gets injured on the job are always the most […]

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Work Comp Insights: Workers’ Compensation and the Aging Workforce

By | October 23, 2013

Older Americans continue to delay their retirement or reenter the workforce to supplement their income and combat the effects of a down economy. In fact, in the past five years the number of workers in the United States between the ages of 55 and 64 has increased by over 50 percent – and is still […]

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Work Comp Insights: When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable?

By | October 23, 2013

Carefully evaluating workers’ compensation claims is crucial in helping your company save money and prevent fraud. Workers’ compensation is simply a form of insurance that offers employees medical coverage in the event they are injured during a work-related function. Depending on the state of residence, it may also give compensation for disabilities sustained or cover […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: The Hours of Service BASIC

By | October 23, 2013

The Hours of Service BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Hours of Service (HOS) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: The Hazardous Materials BASIC

By | October 23, 2013

The Hazardous Materials BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative. […]

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