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Defensive Driving Techniques

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One of the best ways to stay safe while you’re on the road is through defensive driving. Being a defensive driver means driving to prevent accidents in spite of the…

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Four Procedures For SAFE Utilization Of Jobsite Cell Phones

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Mobile technology can be a valuable tool for the construction industry, but when it comes to using it on the job site, there’s one device workers should probably leave behind…their…

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Seven NEW Technologies that are Improving Workplace Safety

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The following Seven NEW Technology enhancements are creating opportunities for employers to further improve worker safety. Exoskeletons Workers can wear exoskeletons to transfer weight from repetitive tasks and use less energy…

Try Out These Strategic Workers Compensation Tips

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As a business owner, you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees.  This includes reducing the threat of on-the-job injuries and illnesses and making sure that workers…

Employ These OSHA Endorsed Construction Health and Safety Tips

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Those in the construction industry know how dangerous their jobs can be.  However, there are certain steps you can take around your company to reduce the risk of a major…

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How Carpenters Can Manage Their Risks

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Due to the inherently physical nature of their work, carpenters are susceptible to a considerable amount of on-the-job risks. While having the right professional insurance is one way to protect…

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Are Volunteers Covered Under Workers Comp Insurance?

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Volunteers are a wonderful asset that many businesses and organizations like to tap into. However, any volunteer that works at your place of business opens themselves up to potential on-the-job…

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Top 3 Cyber Security Threats Your Company Faces

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For a contractor, the physical risks that your company faces might seem more pressing than cyber security threats. Unfortunately, in the modern era, no industry is safe from the damage…

What You Need to Know About AD&D Insurance

What You Need to Know About AD&D Insurance

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While many business owners offer their workers life insurance as part of their employees’ benefits packages, have you ever considered offering accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance as well? Here’s…

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Avoid These Mistakes to Save on Workers Comp Insurance

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While most business owners know that they need to have workers compensation insurance, they don’t give much thought to it. However, there are things to avoid if you want to…

What Business Owners Need to Know About Data Breaches This Year, cyber attacks and data breaches in 2018

What Business Owners Need to Know About Data Breaches This Year

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Here’s what you need to know about cyber attacks and data breaches in 2018. Despite what you might think, every business is at risk for a major data breach. In…

Equipment Breakdown Coverage Explained, insuring your business’s equipment

Equipment Breakdown Coverage Explained

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Stop for a moment and imagine what would happen if an essential piece of business equipment experienced some kind of breakdown. You would miss deadlines, halt production, and more.  It’s…

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The Importance of Cooperation During a Workers Comp Investigation

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Here’s why you need to cooperate during a workers compensation insurance investigation. As a business owner, you are probably aware that an injured or ill employee will likely file a…

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Learn this Safe Lifting Technique

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Lifting and carrying materials is a common occurrence in the workplace, however, many business owners fail to teach their employees the proper technique for handling this task. While this may…

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Safety Tips for Working Near Power Lines

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Contrary to what you might think, serious injuries and even death is when working with overhead power lines is quite common. Roofers, heavy equipment operators, crane operators, and tree trimmers…

Look Out for These Summer Construction Hazards, keep your construction crew safe this summer

Look Out for These Summer Construction Hazards

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Keep your construction crew safe this summer. While summer is a prime time for completing long-term construction projects or catching up on projects that were delayed during the unpredictable winter…

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Why Prompt Workers Compensation Claims Reporting is Important

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Here’s why it’s important to report workers compensation claims in a timely manner. As a business owner, you should already have the proper workers compensation insurance in place. However, simply…

Learning About Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), what you need to know about EPLI

Learning About Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

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Here’s what you need to need to know about EPLI. In today’s climate, businesses need to be especially wary about lawsuits coming from past, present, and prospective employees. While you…

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Your Workers Comp Risk Might Be Higher Than You Think

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You might associate workers compensation risk with industries such as construction,  but that doesn’t exclude your business. In fact, every business in the world has some element of risk. Here’s…

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Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries

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Take steps to prevent repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive strain injuries usually refer to injuries caused by continuous, repetitive movements.  These types of injuries can cost employers some serious money in…

Recognizing, Categorizing, and Documenting Workplace Incidents and Near Misses, workplace incidents and near misses

Addressing Workplace Incidents and Near Misses

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While you might strive to create a hazard-free work environment, there will always be situations that reveal gaps in your safety system.  However, properly recognizing these issues and determining the…

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How to Engage Your Employees in Safety

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As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your workers.  Having the right business insurance is one way to protect your employees, but there are…

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The Reality of Legal Liability

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When you started your own business, your legal liability was probably the last thing on your mind.  However, it’s important that you understand just how major your business’s liability risks…

Tips to Help Reduce Your Workers Compensation Costs

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Take these precautions to reduce the risks and costs associated with an employee injury. As a business owner, you are responsible for the success of your company and the safety…

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Steps to Take During a Worker’s Compensation Claims Investigation

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An employee injury can happen anywhere at any time.  If an accident happens in your place of business, then an investigation is sure to follow.  Not familiar with the different…

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What to Do If an Employee Is Injured at Work

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Do you know what to do in the event that an employee in injured in your workplace?  If you are a business owner, then you definitely should.  Even with the…

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Creating an Emergency Evacuation Plan for Your Business

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Take these steps to create an emergency evacuation plan for your business. Unfortunately, a natural disaster or other major emergency can strike with very little warning.  That’s why it’s so…

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Try Out These Holiday Safety Tips for Your Business

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Protect your business by trying out these holiday safety tips. For many businesses, the holiday season means an extended closure of their offices.  If you are planning on closing your…

How to Reduce Your Workers Compensation Costs, cut down on your workers compensation costs

How to Reduce Your Workers Compensation Costs

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Take these steps to cut down on your workers compensation costs. Unfortunately, every type of business and industry is at risk for a workplace accident.  That’s why it’s so important…

Training Tips to Keep Workers Safe from Cold Weather Hazards,prepare your employees for winter hazards

Training Tips to Keep Workers Safe from Cold Weather Hazards

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Try out these training tips to prepare your employees for winter hazards. While not everyone works outside during the winter, cold weather hazards can affect any workplace.  Rain, ice, snow…

What You Need to Know About Electrical Contractors Insurance, what you need to know about electrical contractors insurance

What You Need to Know About Electrical Contractors Insurance

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Whether you are an independent electrician or a contracting company that employs electrical workers, here’s what you need to know about electrical contractors insurance. Everyone knows that electricity is dangerous…

Why You Should Invest in Workplace Health and Safety Training, employees need workplace health and safety training

Why You Should Invest in Workplace Health and Safety Training

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These reasons should convince you that your employees need workplace health and safety training.  Many small business owners think that safety training is a drain on company time and resources. …

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5 Most Common Workers Compensation Claims

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Unfortunately, accidents can happen at any time and with no warning.  Here are ways to avoid being injured at work. 1) Overexertion Overexertion often occurs when an employee tries to…

Tips to Reduce Your Fall Risk

Tips to Reduce Your Fall Risk

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Falls are one of the most common workplace accidents, and a nasty fall can put you at risk for serious injury.  Learn how you can reduce your fall risk and…

Customize Your Insurance Coverage with These Policies for Tree Service Contractors

Customize Your Insurance Coverage with These Policies for Tree Service Contractors

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There are some businesses that are dangerous, including working with trees.  From removing overgrown branches to clearing a forest, it’s important to use caution and invest in the right insurance….

Got Insurance? Find Out Why It’s a Good Idea for Contractors to Invest in General Liability Coverage

Got Insurance? Find Out Why It’s a Good Idea for Contractors to Invest in General Liability Coverage

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As an independent contractor, you’re responsible for yourself. You must ensure you have the tools you need to keep you safe while on the job. While taking necessary safety precautions…

Check Out These Tips to Better Keep Your Employees Safe in the Heat

Check Out These Tips to Better Keep Your Employees Safe in the Heat

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Summer is here and temperatures are rising. With longer days, more sun, and higher temperatures, it’s important to consider the well-being of your workers. Heat-related illnesses can be a serious…

Determine What You Need to Know About Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors

Determine What You Need to Know About Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors

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When it comes to protecting your business, it’s important to have the tools that you need to stay safe. You invest in the right commercial property and general liability insurance….

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Help Lessen the Risk for a Workplace Accident with These Safety Tips

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Workplace injuries pose a threat to the safety of your business and the well-being of your employees. They’re unexpected and can happen to anyone at any time. However, implementing the…

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Employee Injured on the Job? Learn How to Handle a Workplace Injury

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Find out what you need to know about how to handle work-related injuries. Keeping your workplace secure is a top priority, especially when it comes to the safety of your…