Don’t Let Vacation Season Become Accident Season – Analyze Past Loss Trends

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When people are faced with additional tasks, changes in routine and stretched resources, mistakes can happen. For instance, some of my customers have spikes in losses in the summer months, for both auto and workers’ compensation.  I have worked with them individually to identify the reasons for this through loss analysis.  In general, the higher… Read more »

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Infrared Thermography

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Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.  Children may use that excuse when fearing “the monster under the bed”.  As a loss control consultant, I use that excuse when discussing the vulnerabilities of an electrical system.  Luckily, there is technology for this to help us see these so called “monsters under… Read more »

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Bring Your Child to Work Day

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Now that the school year has ended, I find myself reflecting on a child’s education.  School can provide instruction in an increasingly regulated curriculum 180 days per year. Applying that knowledge in a practical way, enriching our kids and providing meaningful experiences the remaining 185 days is one of the fun parts of being a… Read more »

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Touchdown for Trucker Safety

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Compliance, Safety and Accountability – or, “CSA 2010”.  When this regulation first rolled out to the trucking world (albeit in 2011), I found many of my trucking clients did not understand it, nor were hurrying to grasp its importance.  Everyone knew about and understood the safestats, which was the previous way the Federal Motor Carrier… Read more »

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2013 – Check!

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End of Holiday Chaos – Check! Start of New Year – Check! After a busy holiday season and the year-end rush, I find I crave order and a clean slate with the New Year.  I find myself committed to organization, purging unnecessary items, and getting to that task that has been on my to-do list… Read more »

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The Safety Marathon

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8 Guiding Principles to Develop a Safety Program While training for the New York City marathon—my first—I realized that there are many similarities to developing and maintaining a safety program.  I admit to being overwhelmed at times while tackling the unknown. Can I do it?  Will I make my long runs?  Where will I find… Read more »

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What If Goldilocks Was Allergic to the Porridge?

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Unless you have lived with the fear of anaphylaxis as a result of food allergies, you may not realize the dangers that exist at many turns.  And, as a business person, you may not realize the liability potential which could result from an allergic episode.  The possibility of an allergic reaction exists in most any… Read more »

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