January is National Radon Action Month
JAN 11, 2018 healthcare, manufacturing
January is National Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe. Read More
Odorless Dangers: Chemical Hazards in Healthcare
NOV 28, 2017 healthcare
Odorless Dangers: Chemical Hazards in Healthcare The healthcare industry recently surpassed construction and manufacturing as one of the most dangerous fields to work. One danger most healthcare workers face on a daily basis is the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Exposure and inhalation of chemicals can lead to acute and chronic health problems. Protect your workers by knowing what chemicals can pose risks and how to interact with them safely. Read More
The Eyes Have It: Eye Safety in the Healthcare Industry
NOV 21, 2017 healthcare
The Eyes Have It: Eye Safety in the Healthcare Industry We often don’t think about eye safety until it’s too late. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that three out of five people who suffer eye injuries at work weren’t wearing eye protection because they didn’t think it was necessary. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) these incidences happen nearly 2,000 times each day. We know these injuries are common in many industrial jobs, but they are also important in the healthcare industry. You can prevent these injuries by knowing what can harm your workers’ eyes, helping them choose the right protection and ensuring its correct use. Read More
Mold Prevention and Cleanup After a Hurricane After a hurricane, the likelihood of mold contamination in your building is high, and excessive mold exposure may lead to several health problems. When returning to your business after a major storm, it is important to consider the dangers that come with floodwater. When the water recedes, it leaves behind bacteria that is a serious threat to health. Read More
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017
OCT 09, 2017 construction, healthcare, manufacturing
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017 Do you know which Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations are the most commonly cited? Recognizing common violations can help you plan and improve your company’s safety practices. Read More
The Risk of Shift Work and Long Hours – and How to Remedy It
SEP 19, 2017 healthcare, manufacturing
The Risk of Shift Work and Long Hours – and How to Remedy It

It’s no secret that lack of sleep can cause problems in the workplace. Sleep deprivation not only impairs worker performance, it increases the risk for obesity, injuries and a wide range of chronic diseases. But shift work and long hours come with more hazards and risks than those associated with lack of sleep.

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The Importance of National Safe and Sound Week Safety and health programs play a vital part in any business, but especially in industries such as construction and manufacturing. To help bring awareness to the importance of safety and health at the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is spearheading the inaugural Safe + Sound Week this June 12-18, 2017. Over 70 employee- and safety-related organizations are supporting this worthy endeavor. Read More
Is Nurse Fatigue a Problem for Your Healthcare Organization?
FEB 13, 2015 Brought to you by Amerisure healthcare, workers compensation, risk management
Is Nurse Fatigue a Problem for Your Healthcare Organization? More nurses are working long shifts, often overnight, and that has the potential to complicate health and safety. Read More
3 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Consider a Wellness Program
FEB 13, 2015 Brought to you by Amerisure healthcare, workers compensation, risk management
3 Reasons Why Every Employer Should Consider a Wellness Program When it comes to saving money on insurance costs, reducing the number of claims and preventing on-the-job illnesses and injuries, few tactics are more effective than the workplace wellness program. Read More
How Employers Can Mitigate Obesity and Boost the Bottom Line
DEC 31, 2014 Brought to you by Amerisure healthcare, workers compensation
How Employers Can Mitigate Obesity and Boost the Bottom Line Across the country, weight-related health issues have become serious problems, not only for the people in question but also for their employers. Read More
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