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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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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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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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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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Risk Exposures for Janitorial and Cleaning Services

Running a commercial janitorial or cleaning service might seem like a fairly simple proposition. You show up at other businesses, clean them, and leave. As with any business doing physical work, there’s the risk of workers compensation claims from injured employees. But there are also risk exposures you might not have considered, exposures that could…

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Avoiding Customer Injury in Retail Settings

If you own or manage a retail establishment, a major source of liability exposure is the risk of injury to your customers. Unlike your employees, customers receive no safety training, and their ages can run the gamut to include those who are most prone to injury, children and the elderly. Here’s a look at what…

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Trampolines: Liabilities and Safety Precautions

Getting the kids outside and away from their electronic devices is a worthy goal for any parent. And after this past year, with most children doing their learning at home, the temptation to chase them outdoors has probably never been greater. Maybe that’s why sales of backyard trampolines continue to grow. If you have a…

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