Claims & Risk Management

Summer Safety for Outdoor Workers | National Sun Safety Week (June 13-19)

Summer Safety for Outdoor Workers | National Sun Safety Week (June 13-19)

With outdoor workers, it is important to take precautions against exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Protect Outdoor Workers Against the Sun, Heat and Bugs Sun To protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays,
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Layoffs and How to Prepare for Potential Claims

Layoffs and How to Prepare for Potential Claims

Layoffs are an unfortunate reality for many businesses. Whether a layoff is planned or unplanned, a business can suffer major reputational harm or even be taken to court following a large-scale termination. In fact, it’s not unheard of for layoffs
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Best Practices for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Best Practices for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations are crucial when it comes to establishing a safe and welcoming work environment. However, these investigations are often complex and can involve navigating sensitive topics and disputes. More than ever before, companies face irreversible reputational damage and negative
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Heat Safety Awareness Day 5/24: Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Illness

Heat Safety Awareness Day 5/24: Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Illness

Working outside, you know that the weather can have an impact on your day. Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause your body temperature to rise to unsafe levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating,
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Safety Meetings: The Basics

Safety Meetings: The Basics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one of the most effective ways to promote a safe working environment is to get involved in company safety meetings. Since safety is our top priority, we’ve gathered some tips to
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Learn From Near Accidents

Learn From Near Accidents

When you’re driving the speed limit down the highway and another car pulls out in front of you, it’s necessary to hit the brakes or execute a quick maneuver to avoid an accident. Chances are you’ll make a mental note
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Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

To maintain the service life and high performance of your fall protection system, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suggests that you need to inspect and maintain its components regularly. How? By following the effective tips outlined below. Inspecting
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Conducting an Accident Investigation

Conducting an Accident Investigation

When an accident occurs, how do you know if it is work related? According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), an injury or illness is considered work-related if: An event or exposure in the work environment either caused
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Identifying and Preventing Future Accidents

Identifying and Preventing Future Accidents

Most of us have been personally involved in a minor auto accident. In an attempt to protect ourselves, we might become defensive, or be tempted not to reveal all the facts so your future isn’t at risk. Our car insurance
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Trainer Tips: “Toolbox” Safety Meetings

Trainer Tips: “Toolbox” Safety Meetings

As a safety manager or safety trainer, one of your key roles is to promote a safety-minded culture while maintaining costs. By alerting employees to workplace hazards, “toolbox” safety meetings are worth your time. To get the most out of
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Using Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Using Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

When working with chemicals, you must be familiar with a material’s properties so you can take the proper safety precautions. This is accomplished by using Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Your First Stop: The SDS SDSs protect you from hazardous materials
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Launch Your Safety Program

Launch Your Safety Program

A safety program is not only the responsibility of your supervisor or safety manager – everyone must take part to keep the workplace free from hazards. Lots of work goes on behind the scenes to make your job as safe
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The First 24 Hours After an Injury

The First 24 Hours After an Injury

The moment an injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most crucial. To respond
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Opioid Use Affects on Workers’ Compensation

Opioid Use Affects on Workers’ Compensation

Prescription opioids are the number one workers’ compensation problem in terms of controlling the ultimate cost of indemnity losses. This comes from a recent Lockton Companies report that also states that there’s never been a more damaging impact on workers’
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Fueling Safely on the Worksite

Fueling Safely on the Worksite

Fueling trucks, cars, machinery or other vehicles is a familiar activity, but it can be an extremely dangerous job if done incorrectly. Not only can improper refueling cause burns, fires or explosions, but the gasoline or diesel itself is also
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