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Addiction and The Workplace

August 30, 2020, is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day. This month in #workcompwednesday we will post some sobering statistics regarding addiction in the workplace. Addiction is a mental disorder that compels someone to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even though they have harmful consequences. Addictions destroy marriages, friendships, and […]

Do You Walk & Talk?

6 billion text messages sent every day in the US, has increased the number of serious and fatal injuries because of one factor—distraction. Take time for these simple precautions and consider the following questions while using your phone or other hand-held device: Step aside and stop to talk or text. […]

Is it a Watch or a Warning?

Make sure you know the difference between a watch and a warning. If there is a watch that means conditions are favorable for a storm in your area, be prepared. If there is a warning that means, there is a storm happening in your area, be indoors and away from […]

Working While Distracted

Fewer people are getting injured on the job as loss-control strategies improve, according to Keith Coleman, EVP for Beard Construction Group, Inc. However, concern is mounting about self-insured workers’ comp exposure to a troubling trend. “The biggest liability for us now is having employees in company vehicles on the road,” […]

Safety with Cleaning Products

Measures for protecting workers from exposure to, and infection with, COVID-19, depend on the type of work being performed and exposure risk, including potential for interaction with people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and contamination of the work environment. We are all adapting infection control strategies based on assessment using […]

Can You Identify Heat Exhaustion?

Do you know what to look for when identifying heat exhaustion and heat stroke? It is that time of year when we enjoy the summer sun at company picnics, golf outings, and volunteering with our communities. There are several safety precautions to remember while out in the sun: Take breaks […]

Avoid Back Injury

Bending, followed by twisting and turning, are the most commonly cited movements that caused back injuries. Strains and sprains from lifting loads improperly or from carrying loads that are either too large or too heavy are common hazards. When you use smart lifting practices, you are less likely to suffer […]

Who is Your Why?

One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Teach your children how to grow up in a safe and healthy environment. Be a good role model. Show your teammates you care. Talk about safety concerns in your workspace. Be there for […]

Return to Work Steps to Reduce Exposure to Coronavirus

Click on the video to learn ways to keep everyone safe at work. As We Return to the Office There are many things to consider as we begin returning to the office. Who at higher risk? What is the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and where can I find supply? […]

Don’t Forgo Ergo When Working From Home

  You may be one of the many employees recently unsettled into a new home work space. People are working from the couch, the floor, at the kitchen table, from their bed, or some combination of these. This leads to horrible posture while working and new aches and pains. Here […]