Tags: Safety

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

Winter is in full swing, and for most of us that means ice and snow. While we prefer to focus on winter fun, winter is also a season of additional hazards not faced at other times of the year. The same ice and snow that makes skiing, snowboarding and ice skating possible, creates hazardous driving and walking conditions that can lead to slips, falls and dangerous travel. To keep winter fun and avoid serious injury, you need to know how to avoid accidents on ice and snow. What can you... Read More

Be Prepared: Do You Have A Business Disaster Plan?

businesses damaged after a storm

Have you prepared your business for the unthinkable? How will your business survive a fire, flood, tornado, blizzard or hailstorm? What about a workday disaster that leaves your staff stranded at the office? Chances are you’ve thought about protecting your business against theft, employee accidents or even a cyber breach (if you haven’t, stop reading and call us right now at 303-721-1145—you need help!) But most businesses don’t have an emergency management plan in place. Did you know that according to FEMA, 40 percent of businesses will not survive a... Read More

Is Your Business Prepared for a Flood?

Is Your Business Prepared for a Flood

September is National Preparedness Month. In Colorado, this September is also the third anniversary of the greatest floods in Colorado history. Parts of Colorado received up to 17 inches of rain over a four day period, nearly equal to the annual precipitation of some affected areas. Flood waters spread over an area of almost 200 miles and affected 17 counties. In addition to thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, nearly 1000 businesses were also damaged or destroyed. Many of those businesses never recovered. While we would like to think it... Read More

10 Ways to Prevent Cyber Attacks

10 ways to prevent cyber attacks

High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, and several leading cyber security companies suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security. There are many things you can do to prevent cyber attacks in your business and businesses of every size need to be protected. The statistics of these studies are grim; the vast majority of U.S. small businesses lack a formal Internet... Read More

How to Work Safely in the Summer Heat

how to work safely in the summer heat

If you’re an outdoor worker, you know summer has arrived—and it’s hot out there. While everyone needs to be mindful when working or playing outdoors, those who have jobs that keep them out in the sun and heat all day need to know how to work safely in the summer heat and what precautions to take against excessive exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Here are a few tips for staying safe and healthy while working in the heat outdoors this summer.   Avoiding Tick... Read More

9 Tips for Summer Picnic Safety

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This weekend is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the grilling season. Summer is a great time for cookouts, picnics and all kinds of outdoor fun. Don’t let foodborne illness spoil your summer. Follow these 9 tips for summer picnic safety to make sure your next outing doesn’t end with a trip to the emergency room. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling food and utensils. Unless you are planning to picnic the next day or are freezing food, do not prepare meals ahead of time to prevent bacteria growth. Cool... Read More

How to Have A Successful Road Trip

Planning for a successful road trip

Summer is just around the corner and for many of us that means it’s time to plan our summer getaways. Road trips are the most popular method of travel in America, so you’ll be in good company when you hit the road this summer. Whether it’s a long weekend or a week away, here are a few things you should do to ensure a fun, safe and successful road trip. Before You Go Give your car a good once over. Are the tires good? Here’s how to check. When was... Read More

Plan Now for Worry-Free International Travel

Plan Now for Worry-Free International Travel

Summer is nearly here and we are starting to think about and plan our summer adventures. Are you fortunate enough to be traveling abroad this summer? International travel is good for the mind and body. It broadens our perspective and allows us the opportunity to enjoy new places and cultures as well as meet new people. Traveling abroad can also have its hazards. Planning ahead, though, can minimize the hazards and help you enjoy your international vacation worry free. Here are 12 things to consider in planning for international travel whether... Read More

7 Unusual Ways to Save Money on Your Workers’ Compensation

7 Unusual Ways to Save Money on Your Workers’ Compensation

Do you pay too much for your workers’ compensation insurance? Have you taken all of the obvious steps to reduce the cost but wish there was still something more you could do? Sometimes it helps to get a little creative when considering ways to make your workplace safer and reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries. Here are seven unusual ways to save money on your workers’ compensation. While the benefits of these may not seem immediately obvious, over time you will be able to recognize their usefulness.   Choose a... Read More

4 Elements of a Successful Safety Program

4 Elements of a Successful Safety Program

No business wants employees injured on the job. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can be devastating to both those involved and the business. You may not always be able to prevent any injuries, but you can definitely reduce the risk—and you can do it without breaking the bank. You do need to use good business sense, though, and apply sound prevention principles. An accident happens because something went wrong. It may take some investigating to determine what, but an accident always... Read More