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OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Standards in Hospitals

By |2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00January 13th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2022 for the hospital industry.

Snow and Ice Removal Tips

By |2023-01-09T19:40:12+00:00January 9th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Owners and managers of commercial property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. During the winter season, walkways, stairs, driveways, interior roadways and parking lots become slip and trip hazards as snow falls and ice forms. This is not only a safety hazard, it can also be an expensive legal issue for property owners, if an accident occurs.

Working Safely with Sharps

By |2023-01-11T16:01:45+00:00January 8th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

The OSHA standard for blood-borne pathogens requires that any employee exposed to blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), follow proper safety precautions when working with needles and other possible contaminated sharps as part of their job duty.

Electronic Data Liability

By |2023-01-06T18:50:10+00:00December 20th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

You already know that your General Liability policy excludes ‘intangible’ property. That is why you had to buy a cyber liability policy. That policy may not have covered all of the ‘gaps’ in coverage possible by Exclusion P – Electronic Data that is included in the General Liability coverage form.

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Construction Sites and Attractive Nuisances

By |2022-12-20T18:49:16+00:00December 19th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Safety Tips|

Attractive nuisances are man-made conditions on your property, vacant site or active site after-hours that draw trespassers. If children trespass on site due to these conditions, the general contractor on the site can be held liable for any injuries they sustain.

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Oil and Gas Industry Coverage Options

By |2022-12-09T17:16:48+00:00December 5th, 2022|Blog, Energy, Safety Tips|

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nearly 500,000 workers are currently employed in the oil and gas extraction industry in the United States, and that number is on the rise as the world’s demand for energy continues to grow

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Site Preparations – Well Control Activities

By |2022-12-09T17:37:46+00:00December 4th, 2022|Blog, Energy, Safety Tips|

Properly trained personnel are essential for well control activities. Well control consists of two basic components: an active component of monitoring the pressure of the drilling fluid, and blowout preventers as a passive component.

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Keeping Violence Out of Our Place of Healing

By |2022-10-27T03:07:58+00:00October 27th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Although we strive to create a safe work environment for you, the risk of workplace violence in any health care facility remains a serious safety and health issue. Violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the health care sector leads all other industries with 45 percent of all nonfatal assaults against workers resulting in time off work.

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Confronting Stress

By |2022-10-27T03:22:41+00:00October 25th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Hospital work often requires coping with some of the most stressful situations found in any workplace. On a daily basis, you must deal with life-threatening illnesses and injuries, tight schedules, paperwork, intricate equipment, demanding patients and death. Taking steps to relieve job-related stress is important to protect your mental and physical health as well as to ensure success on the job.

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