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Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

A total of 30 young workers aged 15-24 died as a result of work-related accidents between 2012 and 2016, and the numbers are yet to drop. Inexperience is often blamed for this, with younger workers simply having less experience in dealing with workplace hazards. As a result, here we offer you 5 tips for protecting your younger workers from hazards. 1. Assess the risk of violence in the workplace It is essential to have policies and programs in place for violence and similar forms of harassment. This is pretty basic and common sense stuff,...

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Five Big Construction Site Hazards to Manage

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Five Big Construction Site Hazards to Manage

Construction sites are inevitably dangerous places to work, housing a myriad of possible hazards and conditions which are conducive to injury. In 2016/2017, construction was unsurprisingly found to be the industry with the most fatal industries present for employees. Nonetheless, if proper precautions are taken, risks can be mitigated. Here we inform you on 5 of the biggest construction site hazards which you should manage. 1. Falling from a height According to a report from the UK, approximately one-quarter of all worker deaths occur due to...

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3 Tips to Control Commercial Insurance Costs

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Control Commercial Insurance Costs

We all need insurance, but it is nonetheless expensive. Commercial organizations require good insurance in order to survive, as they need to be able to weather any unexpected storms which may come their way. Whatever the size of your organization happens to be, it is essential to minimize your insurance overheads while remaining suitably protected. Here we offer your 3 tips for reducing commercial insurance costs! 1. Track incidents You should track your incidents, even if no formal case arises from them. You may feel like you should only...

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Ways to Protect and Secure Your Home While You Are Away

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Ways to Protect and Secure Your Home While You Are Away

It’s easy to worry about your home when you’re away on a vacation or a business trip. Did you lock all the doors? Did you leave the stove on? Does it look obvious that the house is empty? These are all legitimate worries when you’re spending time away from your humble abode. Fret not, however, as here we have compiled some ways of securing and protecting your home while you are away on business or pleasure! Basic measures First things first, you should start with the basics. For example, put your interior lights on timers if you want your...

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Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

As times and technologies progress, there are more and more risks presenting themselves for US employers in 2018, as well as employers around the globe. Workplace safety is, of course, a never-ending concern, although phenomena such as data security and the upcoming mid-term elections are also of great concern too. Corporate accountability for data breaches With regulations such as GDPR now being enacted in the European Union, companies all over the globe are being forced to respond and up their game in terms of data protection and security....

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Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Sexual harassment is not a new topic amongst businesses, but it’s an incredibly important one. All men and women deserve to work in an environment that they feel safe and secure in, and that starts with cracking down on sexual harassment in the workplace. No matter what industry you work in, if you’re a business leader, then you have the responsibility to create a safe workplace for your employees. To start addressing this worldwide problem in your business and set the tone for responsible business practices, there are a number of things that...

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Six Top Tips for Home Protection

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Six Top Tips for Home Protection

A big part of owning your own home, or even renting a property, is protecting it and your personal belongings inside. If you’re concerned about home protection, then here are six of the best tips that you need to keep your home and belongings safe from harm: Change Your Approach The only way to achieve comprehensive protection is to consider just where your home is the most vulnerable. Instead of going into home protection blind, you need to create a tailored plan that pinpoints the exact liabilities of your property. Go around your home,...

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How to Keep Your Small Business Protected

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Down to Business | Comments Off on How to Keep Your Small Business Protected

While most larger companies have entire departments dedicated to the protection of their business, smaller businesses are often left to tackle unique risks without the same extent of protective resources. No matter the size of your business, protection should be a top priority, that’s why we’ve put together eleven tips for small business protection, that can easily be implemented into your current business model. Here are our eleven tips for legal, digital, and physical protection: Eliminate Personal Devices Removing personal...

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Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Construction | Comments Off on Keeping Your Construction Workers Safe from Active Shooters – Top Strategies

Active shooter events are occurring on a far too regular basis. The average of active shooters was 6.4 per year in 2000 to 2006, that number has since seen a sharp rise. Between the years of 2007 and 2013, the number almost tripled to an average of 16.4 per year, according to The Department of Homeland Security. While these events are rare occurrences on a construction site, the reality is, they do occur within the workplace. There is the same risk with other major attacks, such as in the event of vehicle hijacking, which on a construction...

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It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Workers face a number of risks every day, but when summer rolls around, there are a whole new set of risks to deal with. One of the most serious of these is heat-related hazards and the associated illnesses that can arise. Heat-related illnesses (HRI) are suffered from by thousands of US workers on a yearly basis. These can quickly turn into much more serious problems, like heat stroke and exhaustion, when the right safety measures and prevention tactics are not put into place. In the worst cases, HRI’s can turn fatal, killing 30 people each...

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