4 Tips to Preventing Construction Accidents

Construction CEOs wrongfully assume that accident prevention rests solely on the shoulders of site managers and workers. But as CEO, it’s also your job to make sure that certain safety protocols are in place and that everyone is properly trained.

Construction accident

In 2013, one out of every five construction workers in Texas incurred injuries that required medical attention. One out of every ten construction workers in the United States as a whole are injured every year.

These four tips can help prevent accidents on your site.

1. Hold Mandatory Safety Meetings

Holding mandatory safety meetings every morning will ensure that all workers and managers are on the same page.…

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How to Keep Making Money When You are Injured at Work

Getting hurt on the job is a terrible way to find more time to spend at home. If an injury does occur, it is good to have a backup plan. Your financial responsibilities do not simply stop in life when you are injured, so you have to find another way to bring in money.

Injured employee on a crutch

Workers’ compensation will only pay so much of your life’s expenses. If the case gets complicated, you may even need to obtain a workers’ compensation lawyer. There is no guarantee of a speedy reimbursement, so here are a few ways to make some extra scratch from the comfort of home.…

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Workers’ compensation costs extend far beyond the cost of your insurance policy. The costs of a workplace accident also include time lost, attorney fees, disruption to your daily operations and medical costs.

Injuries – no matter how minor or severe – can be time-consuming and costly for any business.

Hardhats help preventing costly injury compensation costs

Here are four ways you can reduce workers’ compensation costs.

1. Make Safety a Priority

Failure to make safety a priority can lead to more accidents and higher workers’ compensation costs.

Instead of looking at safety as an expensive choice, look at it as an essential part of your company’s mission and daily practice.…

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Healthy and Safe: How to Protect Your Employees in the Workplace

Safety in the workplace starts at the top and if owners and managers recognize and acknowledge the need for a proactive and vigilant approach to keeping their employees away from danger and serious injury it will help improve the odds of avoiding an incident.

Stretching employee

Here is a look at some of the steps you can take to maintain a good health and safety workplace profile, including an overview of one of the most common types of injury, why you can’t afford to be complacent about injuries in an office setting, plus an insight into some hidden dangers to be wary of.…

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Legal Responsibilities of Your Business: Employment and Injury

As a business owner, you are lucky enough to have all sorts of additional legal responsibilities that are attached to your company. Specifically, within the categories of employee longevity and safety, there are all kinds of sets of knowledge that you should have handy about topics ranging from injury to insurance, and security to record-keeping.

Employee safety

You shouldn’t even start a business until you know how all of those things work. Because the last thing you need is to have some event occur where someone gets hurt, or there is catastrophic damage somewhere, or inspectors come in and find something wrong, and you have to plead ignorance about the whole thing.…

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Protect Your Business from Slip and Fall Accidents in 3 Easy Steps

Small businesses can be the subject of costly personal injury lawsuits. You’ll want to obtain liability insurance immediately if you have a small business where customers come to a physical location. Premises liability is a doctrine that all business unders are subject to.

The doctrine finds that a business owner can be held liable in a slip and fall accident on the business’s premises.

Slip and fall warning

Business owners have a “duty of care” to make sure the property is safe for employees and customers. You must do everything within reason to make the property safe. Negligence on part of the owner must be shown.…

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How to Prevent Work Accidents and Compensation Claims as an Employer

Injuries in the workplace can be life changing or fatal, which is why it’s so important they are avoided at all costs. But as well as the risk to life, work accidents are a costly business, with the ability to put a company in financial trouble should a worker claim that poor health and safety practices were to blame for their accident. Therefore, it’s important you are prepared for such an occasion and can handle everything your workplace throws at you and your workforce.

Workplace accident

Here’s what you need to do to protect your business and your workforce from workplace accidents:

The correct training, regularly

It’s so important your staff are regularly updated when it comes to processes and working with special equipment while on the job.…

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Stopping Slip and Fall Accidents: What to Do Before Bad Things Happen at Your Business

If you are a small business owner then you have plenty to worry about, including ensuring that your clients are satisfied, double checking that your inventory is well stocked, and making sure that your suppliers can be relied on. One thing that you may have overlooked but which could make a big difference to your business’s bottom line is a slip and fall accident.

Caution wet floor sign

As a business owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your business is safe for any visitors, including customers and employees. If you fail to provide a safe space and a person slips and falls then you could be held liable and the cost to your business could be extremely high.…

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Worker Worries – Preventing the Simple Mishaps of Workplace Safety

Workplace injuries are one of the worst things that can happen to your employees and your business. Not only does it cause your employee physical and emotional distress, but it also decreases work morale, and can also put your business in serious financial trouble if something drastic has happened.

Workplace safety

Don’t let your business fall victim to an injury or hazard that can be easily prevented; we’ve put together 5 simple tips and tricks that can help you prevent the simple mishaps regarding workplace safety.

1. Prevent injuries

Believe it or not, the most common occupational injuries are usually ones that can be easily prevented.…

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4 Reasons Why SMBs Need to Invest More in Safety and Sustainability

Safety and sustainability are two things that small to medium businesses just don’t think about enough.

Warehouse management

Being a small to medium business (SMB) is hard work. Markets can be inconsistent, money can be stretched, and the slightest setback can be devastating. For this reason, too many SMBs are not investing enough in safety or sustainability. However, there are several reasons why they should. First of all…

Now is the perfect time for rack inspection training and green initiatives!

If there’s one thing that SMBs always need, it’s security. There are so many question marks in the business world, and what small businesses need is some kind of guarantee.…

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