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How a Solid Workplace Safety Program Can Save You

Posted by Greg Andress on Sep 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Workplace safety is not something to take lightly. In fact, having a solid safety program can save you in a big way. In 2015, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers. When you break that down, that means three in every 100 full-time workers, has an accident on the job. What does that mean to you? Workplace accidents cost employers $250 Billion every year. When you think about accidents, think:

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Risk Management & Compliance, workplace safety

6 Workplace Hazards You Need to Be Aware Of

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

The most common workplace hazards include safety hazards like slip-and-falls or electrical hazards. But there are also ergonomic workplace hazards, environmental, chemical and others. 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 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 & Compliance, workplace safety

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 & Compliance, workplace safety

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