Slips and falls are two of the most common claims in high-traffic retail environments.Read More
With the holidays quickly approaching, many retail stores look forward to the extra boost in sales this busy season brings. Unfortunately, the extra busyness of the season can sometimes cause problems for store owners. Here are some tips to help get retail stores through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.Read More
As a manufacturing, machine shop, or metalworking operation, there may come a day when the material used to make your product is faulty or the part(s) made by your company are incorrectly machined. Did you know your General Liability policy doesn’t cover damage to your product or faulty workmanship?
Mike was still a young man the day his life changed forever. He was working at a residential construction site. He and his coworkers were laying out walls on the floor of the new home and Mike was taking measurements near the edge of the second story. No one knows exactly what happened, but he fell over the edge and landed on construction materials 22 feet below. He suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a paralyzed from the waist down. This is an actual West Bend work comp claim. If a fall protection system had been in place, it could have been prevented.
Auto mechanics and repair technicians are exposed to many hazards in their jobs. This includes slips and falls, particles in the eye, cuts, and burns from hot car parts. One of the most serious hazards, however, is often overlooked. This is exposure to friable asbestos from friction wear of brake pads/shoes and internal clutch parts. Aftermarket parts often manufactured overseas typically contain higher asbestos content, along with older model vehicle parts or used parts obtained from auto salvage yards.
I believe one of the benefits of being a safety professional that’s most overlooked is the opportunity to volunteer our technical skills for local, regional, or national nonprofit organizations. There are many opportunities to give back to our communities. The groups may be local organizations or national outreach chapters. But these groups aren’t the only ones who benefit. Volunteering helps safety professionals learn new skill sets, as well as network both professionally and personally.
By their very nature, restaurants present significant exposures when it comes to potential losses. That’s why owners and operators appreciate insurance companies surveying, or inspecting, their properties to find ways to prevent losses. Here are several safety controls you should have in place to help prevent or minimize losses at your restaurant.
Co-working is the practice of sharing office space with other businesses, and it’s on the rise in the United States. Small companies use co-working as a way to keep overhead costs down. These small businesses essentially “lease” space from existing companies that have excess room.