Hurricane Safety Tips, Preparations, and Checklists

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The Northeast has been fortunate to have experienced a lull in hurricane activity the past few years. However this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revised their forecast to increase the likelihood of a more active season. NOAA now expects a 70 % chance of 12 – 17 named storms, of which 5 –… Read more »

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Fleet Telematics Support Vehicle and Driver Safety

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According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way: The average crash costs an employer $16,5001 A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001 Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1… Read more »

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3 Summer Worker Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year. Seasonal factors ranging from more direct sunlight to higher temperatures can—and usually do—impact the working conditions in industrial settings. Just consider the potential effects of sweaty palms, fogged-up safety goggles, and dehydration. Yet… Read more »

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Heavy Equipment Safety

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Operation of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers, and bulldozers, can create hazardous situations when operated in proximity to other equipment and workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of construction industry fatalities involve heavy equipment. Hazards include workers being: Struck by moving equipment Crushed between equipment and other… Read more »

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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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Forklift Safety: Facts and Best Practices

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Did you know that more than one in ten forklifts will be involved in an accident each year? Noting this, OSHA estimates forklifts cause about 85 fatal accidents per year; 34,900 accidents result in serious injury; and 61,800 are classified as non-serious. Further, it is estimated that 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some type… Read more »

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A Basic Refresher on Electrical Safety

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May 2016 is National Electrical Safety Month What you don’t know won’t hurt you – is a well-worn idiom that has been around for many years. While the words can be comforting, the reality is that what you do not know, or cannot see, can injure or even kill you. Electricity, that commonplace convenience that… Read more »

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