Holiday Safety Tips for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Dec 2, 2020 1:45:00 PM

The holidays are a time for joy and celebration. However, between colder weather, COVID-19, flu season, and office decorations, there are a handful of risks that could pose a threat to you and your employees. Take a look at our holiday safety tips for your business and learn ways to protect your employees during the winter holidays.

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Topics: Risk Management & Compliance, workplace safety, Holidays, Work Safety, Holiday Safety

Earthquake Safety Guidance for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Nov 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Natural disasters can happen at any moment, and unlike hurricanes or tornadoes, which are seasonal, the timing of earthquakes is less predictable. The uncertainty of when an earthquake might occur makes it all the more important to be prepared. Read on to learn how to stay safe in the event of an earthquake while at work.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety, workplace hazards

6 Workplace Hazards You Need to Be Aware Of

Posted by Greg Andress on Oct 22, 2020 3:54:04 PM

Accidents and workplace mishaps can happen at any moment. That's why it's important to be aware of common workplace hazards to reduce the risk of employee injuries. The most common workplace hazards include safety hazards like slip-and-falls or electrical hazards. There are also ergonomic workplace hazards, environmental, chemical, among other common factors that pose safety risks to your workers.

Whether your company sets up shop on a job site or in an office, these are the workplace hazards you should be aware of in order to promote workplace safety. The following list helps break down the six most common workplace hazards as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety, workplace hazards

OSHA's Hurricane Preparedness Guidance for Businesses

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 15, 2020 2:13:00 PM

Businesses across the U.S. have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and although the spread of COVID-19 may be slowing, we aren’t off the hook just yet.

We’re just past the midpoint of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which makes us wonder, “Is this the calm before the storm?” Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipates this season to be fully active. In fact, it’s shaping up to be one of the more active hurricane seasons on record.

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Topics: workplace safety

How to Manage Workplace Fatigue During COVID-19

Posted by Greg Andress on Aug 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has created a world of concerns, impacting almost every aspect of work and life. For many individuals, stress is at an all-time high with emerging worries about our physical health, concerns for our loved ones’ safety, and for some, longer work hours and added responsibilities. The strenuous demands of work, added to the stress brought on by COVID-19, is a recipe for mental and physical burnout leading to worksite mishaps.

Read on to learn ways you can help your employees manage workplace fatigue.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, workplace safety, COVID-19

COVID Update: New OSHA Recordkeeping Enforcement Policies

Posted by Greg Andress on May 27, 2020 3:06:41 PM

As businesses begin to reopen across the United States, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued revisions of their recordkeeping enforcement policies on COVID-19. OSHA’s revised policies are effective May 26, 2020, and aim to ensure employers are recording and reporting COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Take a look at the new guidance:

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Topics: Human Resources, workplace safety

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