ICW Group mySafetyNews.com
Printed from www.mysafetynews.com - Your Risk Management Resource

Risk management blog

Handling Stress

- October 11, 2019 by Paula Tetrault
Comments off

When the going gets tough, what do you do? When it is crunch time, and stress levels are high, all of my best intentions for healthy eating and working out are the first to go. Who has time to be …  Read more …

Does Body Mechanics Training Really Prevent Back Injuries?

- October 2, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP
Comments off

Manual materials handling is the risk exposure responsible for the highest share of claims costs among ICW policyholders. Historically, many employers have turned to body mechanics training to reduce injury frequency. What these employers don’t know is that study after …  Read more …

Distracted Driving – Keeping America’s Road Warriors Safe

- October 1, 2019 by Paula Tetrault
Comments off

Just the other day, I saw a driver with a Kindle on her steering wheel and a taco in her hand. As I drove cautiously past her, I also noticed makeup scattered about in the passenger seat and an active …  Read more …

Emergency Exits – Don’t Block Your Path to Safety

- October 1, 2019 by Paula Tetrault
Comments off

I often have clients tell me, “We keep our exits clear,” at the beginning of a site tour only to find them blocked, locked, lined with gasoline containers, or with an exit path that is only 24 inches wide. That …  Read more …

Safety Sound Off – Machine Safety Part 2

- September 26, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
Comments off

This edition of Safety Sound off is part two of Rob’s discusses with Leslie about machine safety with ICW Group Technical Specialist, Leslie Stoll.   In Part 2, Leslie and Rob discuss guarding ceiling fans, light curtains, and guarding saw blades. …  Read more …

Techniques for Motivation – Dear Mom, I’m sorry…

- September 24, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
No comments

How do you motivate people to work safely? Sometimes people don’t care about their health and well-being, and the outcome of avoiding an injury does not motivate them. Even the loss of a steady paycheck doesn’t motivate everyone. But one …  Read more …