Tags: Safety

Are You Helping Employees to Avoid Distracted Driving?

Are You Helping Employees to Avoid Distracted Driving

Every day, more than 1,160 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, the NHTSA claims that driver inattention is the leading contributor in most crashes or near-miss accidents in the United States. One of the chief causes of driver inattention is cellphone use. Cellphone use has become commonplace, and text messaging, emailing and conducting business via cellphone have become routine. While the convenience of cellphones can be enormous, problems arise when using a one while driving. A... Read More

Workplace Safety Needs to Address More than Accidents

Workplace Safety Needs to Address More than Accidents

Workplace injuries are a significant risk for any business. They can lead to lost productivity, costly medical bills and increased insurance premiums. While most businesses have protocols and programs in place to help reduce workplace accidents, but there is another type of workplace injury that may be just as costly as accidents, if not addressed. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are not injuries caused by accidents, but instead from job conditions or activities that lead to or contribute to these conditions. Workplace safety programs need to address more than accidents and... Read More

Protect Your Home and Health From Radon

protect your home and health from radon

Though you cannot see, smell or taste radon, it can still be present in your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when you breathe radon-contaminated air, you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General warns that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in this country next to smoking. This problem is not isolated to one geographic area or to a certain type of house. It is estimated that nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States... Read More

How to Work Safely in Cold Weather

How to Work Safely in Cold Weather

Winter has officially arrived in Colorado and with it, freezing temperatures and snow. Winter weather brings with it significant health risks, especially for those who may need to work outdoors in cold weather. Among those risks are hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration and muscle injuries. Frigid temperatures can also cause additional pain for those who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism. To prevent injuries and illness as a result of winter weather, it’s important to learn about the causes, symptoms and safety considerations to take so you are prepared to handle winter’s worst.... Read More

What to do First When a Worker is Injured

What to Do First When A Worker is Injured

When one of your employees is injured, it sets in motion 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 effectively to an incident, the majority of the action items should occur within 24 hours.It is essential that both you and your staff know what to do first when a worker is injured. Your supervisors may already be experienced in handling injuries. Still, a clearly defined... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Fire Emergency?

are you prepared for a fire emergency

Fires are the leading cause of home injuries and death. Most of us have seen the tremendous power of fires, including the devastating fires in California this week. October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention week and their theme this year is “Every Second Counts,” focusing on the need to have an emergency plan in the event of a fire, either at home or in the work place. Do you have a fire safety plan in place for your home and your workplace?   Prevent Fires The best way to practice... Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Eye Injuries

How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Eye Injuries

Your eyes, and their health, are critical to your success at work, and to your ability to fully enjoy life independently. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 300,000 eye injuries occur each year in the workplace. Of these injuries, 10 percent result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent blindness. OSHA estimates that 90 percent of such injuries could be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear. Even minor eye injuries can cause vision problems that last a... Read More

Is Your Workplace Prepared For The Unexpected?

Is Your Workplace Prepared For The Unexpected

Mother Nature seems to have gone crazy this summer.  Dozens of wildfires in the west, Hurricane Harvey—and now Hurricane Irma—heading into the Gulf Coast, extreme temperatures and unpredictable weather everywhere. And in addition to crazy weather, there are all kinds of other unexpected events that can throw your workplace into chaos. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as many as 40 percent of businesses forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors. Try to imagine the challenges and struggles your business would face... Read More

How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

It’s back to school time and that means more traffic on the road—including inexperienced teenage drivers. If you haven’t already reviewed the rules of safe driving—and reviewed them with your teens who will be behind the wheel this school year, Roper Insurance would like to share a few reminders with you and your teens to help keep you safe on the road this year.   Distracted Driving is the Number One Cause of Auto Accidents Every day, more than 1,160 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according... Read More

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

Work comp costs can be one of the highest insurance costs in any business. There are many ways to save on work comp costs but one of the best and most effective ways is to reduce work injuries. And one of the best ways to reduce injuries is to create a company culture of safety by implementing a company safety program. With help from safety programs, you can save your company money, improve productivity and increase employee morale on the road. Here’s how. According to the Occupational Safety and Health... Read More