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Focus 4 Construction

Posted by Brian Kiley on Apr 30, 2015 1:29:22 PM

OSHA has identified these top four areas as the most common hazards on construction sites:

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Controlling Food Allergies at Home and When Dining Out

Posted by Brian Kiley on Mar 30, 2015 9:39:28 AM

Do you know if you have food allergies? Do you take special precautions when dining out to avoid certain types of food? Do you ever wonder if restaurants, delis, and cafeterias follow food safety guidelines and use proper care when handling and preparing your meals?

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Construction, Construction, Construction!

Posted by Brian Kiley on Feb 23, 2015 9:45:34 AM

Orange as far as the eye can see. Road construction projects are everywhere. In fact, there may not be a single road that isn’t getting some much needed attention. 

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Changes to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule

Posted by Brian Kiley on Jan 26, 2015 11:13:31 AM

 

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Auto Services Loss Prevention Concerns

Posted by Brian Kiley on Dec 29, 2014 12:45:10 PM

Automotive mechanical repair shops have many exposures. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the exposures for internal operations, as well as hazards to the general public, customers, and employees.

Here are some of the ways you can protect your employees, customers, and property:

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Lockout What?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Dec 19, 2014 11:17:41 AM

When I visit machine shops or manufacturers, I often ask many questions related to the lockout/tagout program. I usually hear, “Uh huh, yep, we have one of those,” but see no evidence of the employees’ using their lockout/tagout devices. Sometimes, I’ll even hear, “Lockout what?” 

Lockout/tagout is a safety procedure used to ensure that employees are protected from the unexpected power or start up of machinery and equipment during service or maintenance work. Lockout/tagout devices must be used before servicing or maintaining machinery or equipment, when hazardous energy exists, or if an unexpected start-up could occur. The lockout not only prevents machinery from being turned, it prevents machinery and equipment parts from moving. The tagout provides a warning. Many kinds of equipment require a lockout/tagout device, including presses, power saws, conveyors, pumps, production equipment, and trash compactors. 

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Managing Slip and Fall Claims in Your Store

Posted by Brian Kiley on Nov 26, 2014 8:27:00 AM

Slips and falls are two of the most common claims in high-traffic retail environments.  

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Protect Your Retail Business This Holiday Season

Posted by Brian Kiley on Oct 31, 2014 12:08:29 PM

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. 

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How Safe is Your Parking Lot?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Oct 29, 2014 3:10:48 PM

A major concern of any retail business is accidents in the parking lot. The accidents can be vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-building/ property, or slips and falls by customers and vendors.

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Manufacturer's E&O Coverage

Posted by Nick Listwan on Sep 30, 2014 1:14:00 PM

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? 

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