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“Bee” Safe: Safety Tips When Working Near Bees

- March 15, 2019 by Pam McIntire, ARM (View all posts by Pam)
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As the days start to warm up in the Central Valley of California, many of our agricultural accounts will be bringing out bee boxes to help pollinate the different nut crops and assorted field crops. Bees are usually brought to …  Read more …

Cumulative Trauma – Steps to Reduce Claim Frequency and Risk

- March 6, 2019 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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Cumulative Trauma (CT) Disorder is a difficult and complicated topic. CT claims account for a large volume of claims across all industries and are often associated with repetitive motions, high force, and awkward position tasks. Although it is difficult to …  Read more …

Purpose of a Safety Meeting

- March 1, 2019 by John Virsack, ARM (View all posts by John)
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Do you sometimes find it difficult to hold your safety meetings on a consistent basis? Do you get push back or questions on you need to have safety meetings if you are not having accidents? Safety meetings are a great …  Read more …

Why I Love My Insurance Career

- February 14, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Thomas)
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My “why” for choosing, and staying, in the insurance profession has evolved over 30 years. My career with ICW Group began when I applied for a loss control trainee position. I was fortunate to be hired and taken under the …  Read more …

Digging Safety

- January 8, 2019 by Ken Helfrich (View all posts by Ken)
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Do you really know that you are clear below or do you just dig until you “hit” something? According to the Common Ground Alliance, an underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes because someone dug without knowing the …  Read more …

Hard Hat Safety – It Looks New, But Is It Safe?

- December 28, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When I’m on a job site, I often talk to the foreman about how he obtains replacement equipment in the event he finds damage during a daily inspection. I’m looking to make sure they have a plan in place to …  Read more …