by | Safety |

Why are we starting this ongoing safety blog series about “Awareness”? Because safety awareness is the first step to implementing a strong safety program that can reduce the risk of an employee or customer injury.   That’s because, before you can implement a safety procedure, you must first be aware that the hazard exists. I encourage you... Read more »

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by | Workers Compensation |

Reporting all workers’ compensation claims promptly is a critical component to controlling workers’ compensation claim costs. Failure to report an employee’s claim promptly can have financial implications and can damage employee morale. It is also required by many states and by OSHA in some situations. Workers’ compensation claims can be reported late due to inaction... Read more »

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by | Automobile, Vehicles & Equipment |

Almost every industry relies on trucking to move their products. When freight needs to be moved, there are many unique exposures to consider. Lumber yards, trash haulers, gravel operations and many other industries need to tarp their loads to keep their products secure as they travel down the highway. There are some general rules to... Read more »

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by | Loss Control |

Just when you thought that a New England winter couldn’t get any worse, weather forecasters are predicting yet another blizzard to hit us this weekend.  Make sure that you are taking all steps to prevent any damage to your building or house, whether it be from ice dams or the excessive weight of snow on... Read more »

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by | Loss Control, Property |

Snowflake…snowflake…., how much do you weigh? Right around .002 grams. So, how do a bunch of snowflakes pancake buildings each year? With more snow in the forecast for much of New England, this becomes a very important question. Generally speaking, it’s not the snowflakes that collapse a building, power lines or a tree. It’s the... Read more »

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by | Loss Control, Safety |

During my September presentation on the safe use of landscaping equipment for the Massachusetts Professional Landscapers Association, we discussed the need for hearing protection due to the noise generated by some of the equipment used like leaf blowers, jackhammers, chainsaws, etc. At the end of the presentation, several attendees posed questions pertaining to the level of noise... Read more »

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