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Combating Workplace Fatigue

- July 5, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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As a general rule, summer can be a very busy time of year. Not only do some industries ramp up production in the summer, but many people are staying out late enjoying the sunshine after work, partaking in the warm weather …  Read more …

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

- January 24, 2017 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident, injury, property damage, or could have caused a fatality. Another term …  Read more …

Making Assessing Risk as Simple as I.C.E.

- August 5, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When you were a child, someone taught you how to cross the street. It was simple - look both ways, wait for the street to be clear and walk across. Soon, you were assessing the risk of crossing the street each …  Read more …

The Injury Domino Effect – Six Accident Expenses that are Costing Your Company Money

- December 22, 2015 by John Virsack, ARM (View all posts by John)
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As alarming as the workers’ compensation expenses listed on a loss report are, these only indicate the direct cost of the employee’s injury—which can sometimes be a fraction of the total cost of an accident Alarmingly, OSHA estimates that the …  Read more …

Accident Investigation – Do I have to investigate everything?

- August 15, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Sometimes accidents occur for reasons that are not obvious, while at other times, the cause may seem to be clear. It is easy to conclude that a worker was involved in an accident because they were not paying attention or …  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 …