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Greg Andress

Greg Andress
Greg Andress, Director of Risk Management Services for Frank Winston Crum Insurance, is a 30+ veteran of the insurance industry who has spent more than 20 years in risk management/loss control. With clients in many industries, Greg has developed proactive loss control programs, training materials and technical bulletins; and delivered training for hundreds of clients nationwide to help them understand how they can identify and control their total cost of loss.

Recent Posts

The Rising Cost of OSHA Violations is Just One Motivation for Preventing Workplace Hazards in 2019

Posted by Greg Andress on Jan 29, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Those who’ve been in business any amount of time probably already know that workplace safety is key to keeping employees healthy and keeping business costs down. Even businesses with little risk can have many hazards including:

  • Physical Hazards
  • Biological Hazards
  • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards

One of the best ways to prevent workplace accidents is by instilling a safety culture amongst employees - and it starts at the top. When supervisors and leaders set an example for the rest of the crew, more crew members demonstrate a model for safe behavior. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages all employers (small businesses included) to implement a safety program to substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and alleviate the financial burden that comes with them.

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Topics: workplace safety

How an HR Services Company Helps Keep Employees Safe During the Holidays

Posted by Greg Andress on Nov 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Tis the season for holiday shopping and extra deliveries. Whether a business has a physical storefront or operates online, employers should be prepared to protect their employees from being hurt on the job during the holiday rush. The Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) is encouraging employers to take extra precautions to protect employees who fulfill customer orders, deliver packages or work in retail establishments. A Human Resource services company can help employers keep employees safe during the holidays by helping employers identify hazards and train employees.

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Topics: Human Resources

3 Ways HR Services Companies Help Keep Employees Safe

Posted by Greg Andress on Oct 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Managing the health and safety of employees requires consistent attention, which can sometimes be overwhelming for employers. Without adequate training, inspections, preventative policies and culture changes, accidents and injuries are inevitable. An HR services company like a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help simplify the safety burden. Here are three ways HR Services companies help keep employees safe, and save money at the same time. 

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How to Recognize and Prevent Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Whether it’s a fake injury or a crooked doctor, workers’ compensation claimant fraud and medical fraud are significant contributors to the nation’s annual $30 billion insurance fraud problem – and false claims cost everyone. Employees, employers, and even health care providers can commit workers' compensation fraud.

Because worker’s compensation insurance is a no-fault method of paying workers for medical expenses and wage losses due to on-the-job injuries, fraudulent claims are a tempting target for criminals. Here are ways to recognize and prevent fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

OSHA Proposes Change to Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering eliminating the requirement to report some injury and illness data electronically. For the past few years, an OSHA recordkeeping rule has required establishments covered by record-keeping regulations to submit certain reports to the federal government online.

Currently, certain companies with 20-249 employees are required to submit OSHA Form 300A each year. The OSHA Form 300A summary details workplace injuries and illnesses. In addition, larger establishments with 250 or more employees were supposed to begin electronically submitting data from OSHA Form 300 and 301. Those forms are illness and injury logs and incident reports.

However, in light of anticipated changes, OSHA announced it would not be accepting the additional submissions. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was issued in July and proposed changes would eliminate the requirement to electronically submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301. Larger establishments would still be required to submit Form 300A electronically.

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Topics: safety culture, workplace safety

3 Ways to Keep Employees Safe At Work During National Safety Month

Posted by Greg Andress on May 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

We’re about a week away from the beginning of National Safety Month. The National Safety Council dedicates four weeks every year to reminding American workers to be safe on the job. This year’s campaign focuses on falls and driving among other topics. Here are some tips for keeping employees safe at work.

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