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Forklifts – Essential to Warehouse Tasks

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, are essential to warehouse tasks, but present dangers if not properly used and maintained. That’s why forklift drivers must be properly trained and follow all safety procedures and precautions. Here’s an outline of forklift safety tips. Maintenance Check that the truck is ready to operate and perform any necessary…

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Background Checks: Security for the Security Industry

Employee background checks are a vital tool in many industries, especially those dealing with sensitive data or financial matters. When your business is ensuring the security of other businesses, though, the exposures get even greater and background checks become even more important. Roughly 10 percent of job applicants across all industries have a criminal record…

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Flash-Robbed: The Growing Menace of Flash Mob Robberies

When you hear the term “flash mob,” you probably think of a bunch of people breaking into a song-and-dance number at, say, a train station or shopping mall. But the flash mob has a darker side in the form of flash mob robberies, and unfortunately it’s a growing trend.  The concept is the same: A…

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Employee Wellness in 2022 – Trends to Watch

Employee wellness has always been a primary concern for employers, and never more than over the past two years as the pandemic has challenged all of us in many ways. With this renewed focus on the general well-being of team members, wellness initiatives are expected to grow in 2022. Here’s a look at trends to…

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Avoiding Worksite Injuries in Winter

Falls and other accidents on the jobsite are too common in construction at any time of year, and the winter month bring even greater risk exposure. Here are some suggestions to minimize winter dangers on the worksite. Budget time differently: Outdoor projects in the winter will not proceed at the same pace as work done…

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Spreading Your Wings Again: Travel Insurance Basics

As we continue to hope that the rest of 2022 will bring a gradual return to normal, many are beginning to plan to travel again. It’s important to remember, though, that even aside from the ever-changing travel restrictions related to COVID, things can and do go wrong with travel. Travel insurance can help to protect…

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Look Out Below – Avoiding Falling Object Hazards

Manufacturing work can be hazardous under any circumstances, but when other work is being done overhead there’s a new dimension of risk. Here’s a quick rundown of guidelines to avoid injury from falling or flying objects in a manufacturing facility. The first and best idea is to arrange schedules so that when overhead work is…

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