Archive For April, 2014

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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Healthcare Reform Bulletin: Annual Deductible Limit Repealed for Small Health Plans

By | April 22, 2014

On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (Act) into law. The Act’s main provisions preserve the pay rate for physicians treating Medicare patients and delay the compliance deadline for converting to the updated International Classification of Diseases codes for at least one year. The Act also eliminates […]

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Maximizing Employee Benefits

By | April 22, 2014

Employee Benefits: Essential But Unruly Employers and employees both know the critical role that the workplace plays in offering a better quality of life through a robust benefits package. What employees may not know, however, is how to capitalize on benefit offerings, or how to select the right benefit options for themselves or their families. […]

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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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Agriculture Safety Matters: Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids

By | April 22, 2014

Flammable and combustible liquids are present in many frequently used substances. Gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, and many common products such as solvents, thinners, cleaners, adhesives, paints, waxes, and polishes may be highly flammable or combustible. And if used or stored improperly, these types of liquids can cause serious injury or death. To understand the dangers […]

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