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Working Safely With Heavy Equipment

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Working Safely With Heavy Equipment

Have heavy equipment on a job site? Make it a safe to operate… Running heavy machinery on a construction site can lead to significant hazards. There are important techniques to bear in mind to keep a job site safe: Make sure that repairs to equipment are not started until the equipment is fully powered down. If refueling, you must be sure that engines are turned off. All vehicles should be checked at the beginning of each shift to verify its operability. If mobile heavy equipment is used on a public road, proper traffic management must be...

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“Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on “Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

When one thinks of places to run into electrical hazards, the office isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Injury from falls is certainly #1 on the list of risks. #2 comes from lifting heavy object. Certainly folks that deal directly with electricity are far more likely to suffer potential injury. 20% of all electrical injuries (shocks & burns) occur with Electricians and apprentices. Meanwhile 12% of all electrical injuries happen to Mechanics. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35% of all electrical injuries occur to...

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Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Owning a pet can be expensive. A well-bred puppy can easily cost $2,000+ for a desirable breed. Annual costs can be $700 or more including food and wellness checkups at the vet. And that assumes things go well. If a pet requires an emergency visit to the vet, the costs for such visits can quickly skyrocket into the thousands of dollars. Treating chronic illnesses is expensive too. But let’s face it. Pets become a treasured part of our families. Insurance becomes about more than protecting your investment in the animal. If your dog or cat gets...

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Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Protection | Comments Off on Is Pet Insurance Really Worth The Cost?

Owning a pet can be expensive. A well-bred puppy can easily cost $2,000+ for a desirable breed. Annual costs can be $700 or more including food and wellness checkups at the vet. And that assumes things go well. If a pet requires an emergency visit to the vet, the costs for such visits can quickly skyrocket into the thousands of dollars. Treating chronic illnesses is expensive too. But let’s face it. Pets become a treasured part of our families. Insurance becomes about more than protecting your investment in the animal. If your dog or cat gets...

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office”...

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office”...

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Abrasive blowing: Manage the threats

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Construction | Comments Off on Abrasive blowing: Manage the threats

Abrasive blasting is an important method in construction to handle a number of tasks: Preparing a surface for paint, applying a texture, or for cleaning surfaces. While a time-efficient method it comes with serious risks to worker safety. One problem with abrasive blasting is that it is loud. OSHA says it can lead to “significant” hearing loss for individuals working with or near equipment. As a result, it is critical that employees use hearing protection. In addition, employers are required to have a well-defined hearing-loss prevention...

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Watch Out For Being Over-Insured With These Handy Tips

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Personal Protection, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Watch Out For Being Over-Insured With These Handy Tips

Here’s one of the core things we help our clients with. Understanding how to minimize personal economic dangers via insurance coverage. For example, the sudden death of a close relative can have a significant negative impact on your family’s financial well being. Having adequate life insurance can help address this. Your home might catch fire. Adequate homeowners insurance offers critical protection. And of course having appropriate auto insurance protects you from a loss in case your car is totaled. It’s important to have insurance to...

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Watch Out For Being Over-Insured With These Handy Tips

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Personal Protection, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Watch Out For Being Over-Insured With These Handy Tips

Here’s one of the core things we help our clients with. Understanding how to minimize personal economic dangers via insurance coverage. For example, the sudden death of a close relative can have a significant negative impact on your family’s financial well being. Having adequate life insurance can help address this. Your home might catch fire. Adequate homeowners insurance offers critical protection. And of course having appropriate auto insurance protects you from a loss in case your car is totaled. It’s important to have insurance to...

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Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Here’s a surprising statistic. In 61% of all work places, anxiety is present in a big way. In turn, this has a dramatic impact on substance dependency. The result is a less productive workforce that doesn’t offer its best to clients. This is only one statistic from the 2016 Mental Health & Substance Abuse survey commissioned by the IFEBP. (The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.). According to the survey, 94% of organizations reported that their employees are stressed. 67% additionally...

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