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What ERISA Compliance Means for Small Business Owners

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the world of HR compliance, many employers face stiff penalties for failure to report. The fact is, many employers don’t know what they don’t know, and that leads to missed deadlines and improper filings. Have you ever heard of ERISA? Read on to see what it means for business owners and why ERISA compliance is so important.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources

Be Aware of These Most Common Workplace Hazards

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether your company sets up shop on a job site or in an office, there are workplace hazards you should be aware of, especially since it’s your job to promote workplace safety. When you hear about hazards, you most often probably think of safety hazards, things like slip-and-falls or maybe even electrical hazards. But what about ergonomic, environmental or chemical? The following list helps break down the six most common workplace hazards as defined by OSHA.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety

4 Best Practices for Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Creating a safety culture in the workplace is one of the best ways to keep your employees accident-free. Not only does everyone return home safely, it can lower your workers’ compensation risk – and therefore, your premium. Your employees will appreciate it, too, and want to participate in looking out for themselves, each other and the organization as a whole.

A safety culture in the workplace doesn’t just mean certain workers will do things like wear the proper protective equipment or maintain machinery – it means your crew will work together to make sure everyone is following the proper procedures and staying aware of hazards. Here are four best practices for creating a safety culture in the workplace – and maintaining it.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Risk Management, safety culture, workplace safety

How to Prevent Back Injuries [Webinar]

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Keeping your employees safe on the job is just one of your many duties as an employer. While some responsibility also falls on the employee, it’s up to you to make sure your workers understand the importance of workplace safety and are educated and trained when it comes to preventing injuries on the job. Back injuries are one of the most common employee injuries and account for many lost days of work.

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Topics: Webinar

How a Safety Culture in the Workplace Can Sustain Your Business

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The following article appeared in the Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) which provides engineering and construction news, analysis and data for construction industry professionals. Read on to learn how creating a safety culture in the workplace can sustain your business.

Workplace sustainability seeks to maintain a safe, functional and healthy work environment—concepts most contractors would certainly agree are vital to success.

But workplace sustainability has not traditionally been integrated into broader conversations about economic and social sustainability. This results in lost opportunities, not only for workers, but also for the business, for stakeholder engagement and supply chain improvement. Let’s start with some basics:

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management

4 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s your job as an employer to help keep your employees safe on the job, and that doesn’t just mean providing them with the proper safety equipment. Whether it’s in a warehouse, on a job site, or in an office-setting, creating a culture of safety is key to sending your employees home in the same condition they arrived in.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Human Resources, Risk Management, safety culture, workplace safety

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