Wear Your Way to Safety
JUL 24, 2019 risk management
Wear Your Way to Safety Wearables are making a significant splash in the market. In addition to traditional safety equipment, they present the opportunity to improve safety and efficiency, while reducing injuries and enhancing quality of life for construction workers. This technology is in the early stages, however, it shows tremendous promise for companies seeking to improve critical areas that drive efficiency, profitability and safety. Read More
How Can Telematics Improve Driver Safety and Your Bottom Line?
JUL 24, 2019 risk management
How Can Telematics Improve Driver Safety and Your Bottom Line? With the numerous safety features in vehicles today, and the emphasis on autonomous vehicle technology, you’d think commercial driver safety would be on the rise. While the desire to improve fleet safety has increased, the number of fatalities in large truck crashes has actually increased 22 percent between 2009 and 2015. Read More
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures
JUL 15, 2019 construction, risk management
Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures The heat is dangerous for everyone, but even more so for workers who have to spend hours at a time outside. Occupations in which you have to work in the heat make you more susceptible to heat related illness, so here are some tips to make sure you stay safe while soaking in the sun’s rays. Read More
How to Prevent and Manage Workplace Injuries ​The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds and, in 2017 alone, 104 million work days were lost due to work-related injuries. Read More
How Can You Help Manage Your Employees’ Chronic Pain?
JUN 26, 2019 risk management
How Can You Help Manage Your Employees’ Chronic Pain? Managing chronic pain can be a real challenge for employers and employees. Conscientious employees want to get better and back to work, but are often fearful of overmedicating. At the same time, responsible employers want to demonstrate the proper level of concern without interfering with the prescribed treatment. Read More
Alternative Pain Management— What to Consider
JUN 26, 2019 risk management
Alternative Pain Management— What to Consider On average, prescription drug costs amount to nearly 14 percent of an overall workers’ compensation claim expense. Drug expense can increase significantly when opioids are part of the treatment plan. Opioid use may increase cost due to significant potential side effects, and often requiring increases in dosage or stronger drug to combat patient tolerance. Moreover, opioids place the patient in a state of sedation — impairing a patient’s decision-making activities and causing safety concerns around driving or the use of heavy machinery. Read More
The Right Fit: The Importance of PPE Designed for Women
JUN 19, 2019 construction, risk management
The Right Fit: The Importance of PPE Designed for Women The numbers are astounding; just 9.9 percent of people in the construction industry are women, and only 13.3 percent of those women are tradespeople. Construction is currently a male-dominated field, but as the profession grows, an expected 25 percent of the industry will be women by 2020.This means changes need to be made in the industry. Read More
Drive Results with FleetAlliance™
JUN 12, 2019 risk management
Drive Results with FleetAlliance™ The annual accident rate of commercial fleets is around 20 percent, and accidents are among the most expensive injury claims for a business. A fleet-related loss is approximately $70,000 — which is nearly twice as much as the average workplace injury. Read More
Tips to Prepare Your Business for Springtime Disasters
MAY 28, 2019 risk management
Tips to Prepare Your Business for Springtime Disasters It’s spring. The grass is greening, trees are budding and it’s warming up on the jobsite. However, spring also can bring severe weather like tornadoes and hail that can damage your business and property. Read More
Safely Sharing the Road
MAY 28, 2019 risk management
Safely Sharing the Road ​Warmer weather generally means more motorcycles on the road — which also means drivers need to be even more diligent when behind the wheel. In 2017, 5,172 motorcyclists were killed according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury or death in an accident. They have an 80 percent chance, compared to a 20 percent chance of injury or death in a passenger vehicle, according to the NHTSA. Read More
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