Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Office Ergonomics: Five simple steps to help improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury

August 30th - By  | Safety | No Comments »

Millions of Americans work in front of computers for some or all of their work days. Sitting in one position for long periods of time can often result in discomfort or pain to the neck, back, wrists, fingers, and/or eyes if the workstation is not properly set up. An improperly configured workstation can also result… Read more

Hurricane Safety Tips, Preparations, and Checklists

August 23rd - By  | Safety | No Comments »

The Northeast has been fortunate to have experienced a lull in hurricane activity the past few years. However this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revised their forecast to increase the likelihood of a more active season. NOAA now expects a 70 % chance of 12 – 17 named storms, of which 5 –… Read more

Fleet Telematics Support Vehicle and Driver Safety

August 9th - By  | Safety, Vehicles & Equipment | No Comments »

According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way: The average crash costs an employer $16,5001 A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001 Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1

Help Mitigate Flood Loss Through Protection and Planning

August 4th - By  | Loss Control, Safety | No Comments »

Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S. Floods can affect business owners in a variety of ways. Accordingly, owners should take the opportunity to plan and prepare for storms, as preparation can hold the most promise to help reduce potential and future loss to a property.

3 Summer Worker Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

August 2nd - By  | Safety | No Comments »

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year. Seasonal factors ranging from more direct sunlight to higher temperatures can—and usually do—impact the working conditions in industrial settings. Just consider the potential effects of sweaty palms, fogged-up safety goggles, and dehydration. Yet… Read more