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  • One of the most common workers compensation claims relates to wrist damage from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that ends up causing Cumulative Trauma Disorders.Unlike acute trauma, which is caused by a single event, Cumulative Trauma develops over long periods of time and can result in substantial damage to hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulders, necks, and backs.Minimize the risk of these injuries...
  • The winter months present challenges to driving that are far different than those faced in the summer time. There are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of an accident.On the preventative side, make sure your vehicle has good wiper blades and that they are operating properly. Tires with good deep treads are essential for good cornering and handling on slippery roads. Check the air...
  • Learn how to lift and carry loads the right way to keep from being injured on the job or at home. No matter what your size or strength, knowing how to lift things right makes your job easier and safer.Chances are that you have been taught correct lifting techniques during your job training, but you might associate the techniques only with “heavy” lifting; they should apply to even the...
  • Long holiday weekends in the dead of winter can be an invitation to freeze-ups of water pipes, process equipment and buildings if you are located in a part of the country where temperatures dip below freezing.Take the time to do preventive maintenance in anticipation of winter weather, and make sure to perform winterizing inspections and temperature monitoring. If you have a building that is...
  • The complexity of information systems in today’s business world–even for relatively small businesses–is mind boggling. Information risks include threats to information technology systems, the intangible property handled by them, and consequences of failure of these systems. There can be direct first-party losses sustained by your company as well as third-party losses related to...
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a compression and damage of the median nerve where it passes through the “tunnel” from the wrist to the hand. It requires only a small amount of pressure or deviation in the wrist to cause harmful compression of the median nerve. Think of it as a garden hose. Any pressure or bending will restrict the flow. The compression of the nerve is usually caused by...
  • Three basic defensive driving skills can be used both on and off the job to prevent front- and rear-end vehicle incidents.Gradual stops. CNA Insurance states that there are countless accidents caused by a sudden stop at an intersection, grade crossing, passenger stop, or in preparation for making turns. If you make a sudden or unexpected stop, the person driving the vehicle behind you might not...
  • Protective storefronts provide safety and aesthetics
    Advancements in the security glazing industry have made it possible for businesses to have anti-intrusion protection and beautiful, unblemished storefronts.
  • No, we are not talking about words from a popular Christmas carol, but rather the real potential for hearing loss among your employees, particularly those who are exposed to high levels of noise from machinery.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires an employer to provide hearing protection to employees who are exposed to certain noise levels. Common sense or your insurance...
  • Risk management and loss control have become sophisticated subjects involving detailed analyses of potential risks, oftentimes with the use of computer modeling. But don't let the small stuff slide. Slips, trips, and falls can create ill will to your customers or clients, and result in lost time if your employees are injured.There are some checklists that cover everything from frayed carpet to...
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