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Return to Work Steps to Reduce Exposure to Coronavirus

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? What will the check in procedure be? What if someone becomes sick? Communicate […]

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 […]

The Home Office – What Happens if My Employees is Injured?

    This topic is taking on a whole new level of importance.  In light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 threat, most employers are taking measures to protect the health of their employees and keep their workplaces safe.  Among those measures is requiring or encouraging employees to work remotely. In most cases, […]

Worker’s Comp and COVID-19

The big question is “Is Coronavirus covered by workers compensation in Michigan?” the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity states “An ordinary disease of life to which the public is generally exposed outside of the employment is not compensable.” Are occupational diseases covered? According to the workers’ compensation statute, […]

Workplace Injuries Show No Change From 2017 to 2018

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing no change in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses between 2017 and 2018. This marks the first year since 2012 that the total recordable cases rate for workplace injuries and illnesses did not decline. Every employee deserves a safe work […]

You’ve Got to Move It, Move It

Are you part of the 23% of sedentary people in the world? Physical inactivity is estimated to cost $54 billion in direct health care and an additional $14 billion is attributable to lost productivity. Making simple lifestyle changes can make big strides to lead healthier lives. So let’s all shake […]

Don’t Drive 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 employeesin company vehicles on the road,” he […]

Accident Investigation

  Accidents happen, that’s a fact!  Is your bank prepared to gather and retain information needed for a report? Here a few investigation tips: Use an unbiased approach during the investigation. Interview witnesses and injured employees at the scene. If possible, conduct a walkthrough of the accident. Conduct interviews in […]

June is Safety Month

To kick off safety month take the safety pledge! I pledge to: Never compromise my own safety or the safety of my co-workers to get the job done Actively look for hazards, promptly report them, and take appropriate action to warn others Be a good safety role model for my […]

A Place to Go When You Need Help

We all need help sometimes. If depression, anxiety, addiction, or other mental health issues are causing serious distress and interfering with your daily life, it’s time to seek help. Talk with your doctor, mental health professional, or your organization’s assistance program for guidance and support. When needed, appropriate treatment can […]