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Commercial Property Checklist

As a commercial property owner, you can help to maintain a better risk management profile for your building by inspecting on a routine basis to ensure everything is in working order and identifying potential issues before they become severe. Covering everything from fire protection to housekeeping, this checklist will help you to perform a comprehensive…

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Clothing Stores and OSHA Violations

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks and reports their most frequently cited standards within particular industries. The table below looks at violations in the retail clothing industry in 2021, including the type of violation, the OSHA standard cited and the average cost per violation (ACV).   Description of Violation Cited Standard Number ACV*…

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Reducing the Risk in Retail Cash Transactions

In the age of Venmo, Zelle, cryptocurrency and just plain old credit and debit cards, the topic of cash transactions might seem sort of 20th-century. But some businesses do still rely on cash for at least a portion of their transactions, and younger employees especially might not have much experience in handling cash. Let’s take…

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$afety Pays!

In manufacturing as in most businesses, every dollar counts. And putting those dollars towards new safety initiatives might not be a top priority. Who needs another expense in these economic times? But money spent on safety is often an investment that improves the bottom line. Here’s why: Employers across the United States pay almost $1…

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Retail Workers – Stay Alert!

Working in retail puts you at particular risk of confronting a thief or intruder for many reasons, such as: Handling money Night-time shifts or finishing shifts after dark Working alone or in small numbers Easy escape Poor visibility It is a good idea to prepare now so that if you are ever faced with the…

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Is your home prepared for your vacation?

When you and your family are preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. After all, there are a number of risks that could affect your home while you’re away—including fires, theft and flooding. In order to keep your property safe while you’re on vacation, consider the following guidance.…

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Say what? I can’t hear you…

Nearly half (46%) of manufacturing workers have been exposed to hazardous noise levels at some point during their employment, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Equipment such as rotors, power tools, stators, gears, fans, impact processes and electrical machinery can all generate significant amounts of noise, which can negatively affect employees’ hearing. Prolonged…

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Boating – Keep it Fun and Safe!

National Safe Boating Week is May 21 – 27, 2022. This is a good time to review some basic safe boating practices and bring awareness to all who enjoy the water. The following are a few bullet points to keep in mind: Do not drink and operate a boat. According to the National Safe Boating…

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A Supervisor’s Role in Workers’ Compensation

Supervisors play an essential role in ensuring a company’s efficiency and success. They are responsible for handling the everyday situations that help a business remain functional. Further, supervisors are also an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.…

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Conveyor Belt Safety – Don’t Become a Statistic!

Unnecessary workplace accidents can occur when employees do not think before they act or avoid taking precautions to prevent accidents. Keeping safety top of mind is especially important when working with potentially dangerous machinery like conveyor belts, specifically in a warehouse or wholesale facility. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration frequently cites conveyor…

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