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We All Benefit From a Good Stretch

- November 16, 2018 by Guest Bloggers
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Have you ever noticed that just before babies go to sleep they often stretch?  They do a full body—hands reaching as far as they can, toes pointed—all out stretch.  Where did they learn that?  Or have you noticed that when …  Read more …

Safety Incentive Program – Safety Bucks, Prizes, and Games

- November 13, 2018 by Rhyanne Skinner, CSP
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In my last blog, I discussed safety incentive programs. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper and discuss a specific incentive program that I’ve seen bring success to companies. I like to utilize an points system. Whether it be “atta boy” …  Read more …

Preventing Indoor Heat Illness in the Colder Months

- November 9, 2018 by Harrison Barrett
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Have you ever added a fish from the pet store to an established fish tank? Chances are you threw him into the water to see if he would sink or swim. He will swim in most cases, but not for …  Read more …

Safety Incentives – The Changing Face of a Successful Program

- November 1, 2018 by Rhyanne Skinner, CSP
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ICW Group Risk Management professionals advise employers that safety incentive programs that are based on lost time and lack of accidents, or tied to production and performance are be avoided.  Those programs encouraged lack of reporting and attention to true injury …  Read more …

Hierarchy of Hazard Control: Part 2

- October 22, 2018 by Robert Harrington
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In my last blog, I introduced the concept of a hierarchy of control. In this blog, Let’s look at each control method in more detail: Elimination (includes substitution) Remove the hazard from the workplace, by either the removal of the …  Read more …

Hazards of Autumn – Leaves, Frost, Deer and Darkness

- October 18, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM
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In many parts of the country, autumn brings about new safety concerns including slip and fall hazards, extreme changes in weather conditions and less daylight. If you have employees that are working outside in the autumn weather, considering covering the …  Read more …