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Top 4 Construction Hazards

By |2023-09-12T15:58:55+00:00September 12th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Trending|

You’re good at your job and you love what you do. However, every time you come to work, you risk suffering an injury. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous in the United States, and many of the injuries that occur on construction sites are caused by these top four hazards: falls, struck-by, caught-in-between and electrocutions.

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls in Home Care Settings

By |2023-09-12T18:10:12+00:00September 10th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Trending|

Caring for patients in their homes can offer many benefits; yet, such care also presents safety risks. In particular, the unique nature of home care settings can make both you and patients more vulnerable to slips, trips and falls. With this in mind, it’s crucial to know how to mitigate these risks and prevent related injuries. Read on for tips to avoid slips, trips and falls in patients’ homes.

General Servicing Precautions for Wells

By |2023-09-06T15:09:28+00:00September 6th, 2023|Blog, Energy, Safety Tips, Trending|

Working on existing wells to restore or increase oil and gas production is an important part of today’s petroleum industry, yet these operations present many occupational hazards for workers. The following list highlights potential hazards and safety solutions to promote a hazard-free work environment.

Tripping In and Out Operation Precautions

By |2023-09-06T15:44:37+00:00September 2nd, 2023|Blog, Energy, Safety Tips, Trending|

Tripping refers to the process of removing and/or replacing pipe from the well when it is necessary to change the bit or other piece of the drill string. This process also occurs when preparing to run certain tests in the well bore. To help promote a hazard-free work environment, the following list highlights potential hazards and safety solutions for review.

OSHA Expands Injury and Illness Submission Requirements in High-hazard Industries

By |2023-09-01T13:36:19+00:00September 1st, 2023|Blog, Safety Tips, Trending|

On July 17, 2023, OSHA announced a final rule that will require certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit additional injury and illness information than what is currently required but employers are already required to keep. The final rule will become effective on Jan. 1, 2024.

Employers Project 7% Increase Healthcare Costs in 2024

By |2023-09-01T00:00:10+00:00August 31st, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Trending|

U.S. employers estimate a median 7% increase in healthcare costs for 2024, according to a recent survey of employers by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). This sizable increase in healthcare costs is driven by chronic health conditions, catastrophic health claims and rising prescription drug prices. This is the second consecutive year employers have projected a 7% increase in healthcare costs.

How to Spot AI Voice Scams

By |2023-09-01T13:37:24+00:00August 30th, 2023|Blog, Safety Tips, Trending|

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has surged in popularity and usage among businesses and individuals. Many users have found ways to streamline commercial operations and personal hobbies using these programs; however, criminals have also developed means of weaponizing this technology, including by impersonating voices.

Keep Mold Out of Your Home

By |2023-09-07T15:02:20+00:00August 29th, 2023|Blog, Personal Insurance, Trending|

Molds are organisms that breakdown animal matter and dead plants. Though most molds grow outdoors, they can travel inside by way of open windows and doors, air conditioning systems and on pets, clothing and shoes. Once inside your home, mold needs a moist food source, such as lint, ceiling tiles or wallpaper to grow.

Is Your In-House Medical Program Exposing You to OSHA Citations?

By |2023-08-25T17:50:28+00:00August 24th, 2023|Blog, Employee Benefits, Trending|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is devoting more attention to scrutinizing employers' in-house medical programs for general duty clause violations related to alleged medical mismanagement of injured workers. With medical mismanagement claims on the rise, now is the time for employers to thoroughly evaluate their onsite treatment programs and make changes to reduce the risk of citations.

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