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A Lean Safety Approach

- September 10, 2019 by Terio Duran
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Last week I took my car in to get an oil change. As I waited and waited, I noticed something interesting. The first thing that caught my eye were two hoses left lying on the service bay floor.  A shop-vac …  Read more …

Machine Safety

- September 3, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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We’ve been getting a lot of basic questions from our insured about machine safe guarding so we wanted to provide an informative blog on the subject. There are four primary ways to safeguard a machine: Using guards, installing devices, by …  Read more …

5 Tips for Complying with OSHA’s Forklift Inspection Requirements

- August 30, 2019 by Terio Duran
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If your company uses forklifts, you know what a hassle it can be to document forklift inspections. Worse yet is not understanding what OSHA’s requirements are for carrying out and documenting inspections. Do we really need to document every forklift …  Read more …

Eye Protection

- August 20, 2019 by Paula Tetrault
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There is, without a doubt, a wide variety of personal equipment available to help protect your eyes. But how do you know which type is best for the job? Different types of hazards may require different types of protection, including …  Read more …

Establishing Injury Management Procedures

- August 16, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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In a perfect workplace, all employees would: Use common sense, Always make the right and safe decisions without being told, and Never get hurt at work But we don’t live in a perfect world and as an employer, you have to …  Read more …

Are you managing risk by intention or accident?

- August 7, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM
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Organizations that fail to allocate resources and full support to a dedicated safety person often risk watching their peers pass them by when it comes to risk identification and reduction. As ICW Group has expanded into a national workers’ compensation …  Read more …