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September is National Preparedness Month

- September 18, 2017 by Stacey DeVries
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Natural disasters are front page news, from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the East Coast to raging wildfires in the West. ICW Group encourages its insureds to be prepared when violent weather breaks. Several other organizations also offer valuable resources …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 4: Rollformers/Rollbenders and Turning Machines

- September 15, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP
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This is the fourth and final blog in the machine safeguarding series. This blog will discuss rollformers/rollbenders and turning machines. Rollers Rollformer machines’ primary function is metal bending, rolling and shaping functions. Rollformers bend a continuous strip of metal gradually …  Read more …

Hurricane, Flood, and Tornado Recovery and Cleanup Safety Tips

- September 13, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP
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Floods can cause extensive damage to property and equipment. The cleanup associated with floods can also pose dangers to employees that may not be aware of the risks. Since it is common for employees at all levels to assist with …  Read more …

Flood Safety Tips

- September 10, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP
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As we watch the news and see the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, it serves as a reminder that hurricanes not only bring lots of wind, but rain (and at usually much more than we are prepared for). As …  Read more …

Resolutions #5: Include Safety at Production Meetings

- September 8, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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Supervisors are held accountable at production meetings for results. If their department under produced, they will need to be able to explain why. The pressure of being called out for poor production can motivate supervisors to ensure demands are met, …  Read more …

Business Continuity: Is Your Company Prepared?

- September 6, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP
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When business is disrupted, it usually costs the company money. Lost revenues in addition to extra expenses can quickly result in thousands of dollars in reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace everything that can be …  Read more …