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June 2014

Injury Management – Communicating with employees

- June 30, 2014 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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If you have an employee who is off of work due to an injury, do you or your supervisors continue to communicate with them on a weekly basis? The key to returning injured employees back to work quickly after an …  Read more …

The Mystery of the Phantom Eye Hazards

- June 27, 2014 by John Virsack, ARM (View all posts by John)
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I recently met with a client who is the owner of an iron foundry and he spent some time expressing his frustration regarding some recent injuries in his shop.  There had been several “foreign body in eye” claims, and he …  Read more …

But It Looks Like New!

- June 23, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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When visiting with a company, I often ask employees and management if their personal protective equipment (PPE) expires.  If I’m on a jobsite, I will specifically ask how old their hard hat is. Too often I get one of two …  Read more …

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

- June 20, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The original preventative measure for good health was a saying: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  In a similar manner, Company Wellness Programs force employees to address their health in a preventative manner with recommendations, exercise programs and, …  Read more …

Spring into Safety – Beat the Bite

- June 16, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Ticks and Lyme disease have become a common hazard in my household, especially with the weather warming up.  The months of May through September are peak season for ticks.  I am constantly checking my dog and my kids for these …  Read more …

Godzilla, Giant Squids, King Kong and Canadian Geese

- June 13, 2014 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Forget about Godzilla, giant squids, and King Kong.  In many parts of the country we are facing a real threat! The Canadian goose. Canadian geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Act. At one time, the number of Canadian geese …  Read more …