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April 2016

Taking Control of Frequency, Likelihood and Severity of Loss Exposures

- April 29, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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What’s the most effective way to prevent an injury? Stop doing the activity that contributed to the injury. If only it were that simple!  While eliminating the risk of injury is possible for most businesses by outsourcing, modifying or removing …  Read more …

Safe Ladder Use in the Construction Trades

- April 21, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)

At ICW Group alone, we received 1492 reported ladder related injuries since 2010.  Nearly 42% of those came from the specialty construction trades, and cost an average of $42,000 per claim. To help our customers control these costs, and improve …  Read more …

Breathe Easy: The User Seal Test

- April 18, 2016 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Airborne contaminants can pose a serious threat to workers’ health.  To prevent injury and illness from those contaminants,  employers must determine the severity of the threat, and if needed, provide controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce that threat.  …  Read more …

Offsite Safety – Avoiding Dog Bites

- April 14, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)

Dog bites are a serious exposure for many field employees, as the consequences of a dog bite can be severe.  According to a report published by dogbite.org, the average cost of a bite-related hospital stay is $18,200. While I don’t …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off – Practical Solutions for Material Handling Exposures

- April 1, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Manual materials handling accounts for a significant percentage of the thousands of cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), workers’ compensation costs for an average lost-time injury for a …  Read more …