Falls from ladders are one of the most common injuries that construction workers and others in the industry sustain. Because using a ladder seems like common sense, many employers fail to properly train their workers in ladder safety.
Every employer, no matter how small, faces the specter of being sued by a past, present, or prospective employee at some time.
Employment practices claims have become so widespread that businesses are more likely to have an employment practices liability claim than a general liability or property loss claim.
A fire can happen anywhere, but three simple steps: Look, Listen, and Learn, are essential to reducing the likelihood of having a fire and escaping safely in the event of one. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2019 Fire Protection Week Campaign is an important reminder to:
Fires are the leading cause of home injuries and death. In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Does your family have a plan if a fire started in your home?
Vehicle crash statistics are startling. A vehicle crash occurs every five seconds, someone is injured in a vehicle crash every 10 seconds, and someone dies in a car crash every 12 minutes.
Every year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. The campaign's goal is to create awareness of the planning needed to prepare for an emergency or disaster. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”
An employee event or party is a great way to build workplace relationships and have fun. But what happens if an employee gets injured at the event? Are they entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?
The short answer is that workers compensation can apply in these situations – but it depends on the circumstance.
Thanks to technology, working remotely has become a more accessible and more plausible option for employees everywhere. With more companies offering work from home policies, it’s crucial for employers to be aware of the unanticipated risks and be ready to address them.
Keeping employees who work remotely safe is a difficult challenge since they are not in a controlled work environment. OSHA will not do home safety inspections; however, the agency maintains employers are responsible for safe working conditions regardless of location. Because employers are responsible for worker safety, injuries that occur while working off-site will likely fall under workers’ compensation.
Safety meetings, though sometimes lengthy, are designed specifically to help employees be safe on the job. Most of the time these meetings are uneventful, but they are a mandatory and necessary part of ensuring safety in the work place.
August is here, and so is Safe + Sound week. Safe + Sound week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.
Advance planning is an important safety measure when it comes to tornadoes because storms that produce tornadoes can develop quickly. Everyone should know exactly what to do before and during a tornado.
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