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National Recovery Month

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), about 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, and three-quarters of those are employed.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation  •  September 19, 2018
Let’s not Fall Down on the Job…or Anywhere Else

Let's Not Fall Down on the Job.... or Anywhere Else

As we and our loved ones age our chances of falling increases, as do the chances for severe injury. Quality of life and loss of independence may be greatly affected.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  September 12, 2018
Seven C’s of Why Neutral Head Posture is “Royally” Important

Seven C's of Why Neutral Head Posture is "Royally" Important

More and more it seems to be the norm, we find ourselves rushing headlong into the workday, feverishly interfacing with the business world through digital technology as if it were a bicycle race, long until it’s late in the evening.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  September 05, 2018
Rings

If you Want to Keep your Finger, Don’t Put a Ring on It

Jimmy Fallon discovered the truth to this statement in June of 2014. The typical mechanism of injury is a ring becomes caught on the edge of hard object like a door frame, ladder rung, or basketball rim.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Safety Programs, OSHA, Claims Management  •  August 28, 2018
Automobile mirror adjustment to eliminate blind spots

Automobile Mirror Adjustments to Eliminate Blind Spots

Americans love their automobiles, and nothing is more satisfying on a pleasant day than to take a leisurely drive in the country. Driving is also a serious hazard, one many of us face daily, whether driving for work or pleasure.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  August 21, 2018
The Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer... What's That All About?

According to National Geographic, the dog days of summer have nothing to do with dogs. Apparently to the ancient Greeks and Romans the “dog days” occurred when the star Sirius appeared in the sky just before the sunrise in late summer.

Construction, Education, General, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Outdoor Safety  •  August 14, 2018
Human Error

Human Error

I recently scheduled an appointment with a policyholder in Boston, one that I had visited several times. I left plenty of time to deal with traffic and walked through the door right on time – only to discover I was at the wrong policyholder!

General  •  August 08, 2018
Active Shooter

Active Shooter Events - Facts and Actions

Active shooter events are on the rise across our country, with a record number occurring in 2017 according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – and these events are not limited to schools or any one geographic a...

Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, General, Logging, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Ski, Transportation, Leadership and Management, Youth Safety, Claims Management  •  August 01, 2018
Flipping mattress

The Admiral Says Make Your Bed

Small things can certainly change your life, with workplace injuries we see it every day. Doing the little things right makes all the difference and you’ll sleep better at night.

Hospitality, General  •  July 25, 2018
Speeding car

Speed Limits Really are for Everyone

Nearly every adult in this country drives a car on a regular basis. Yes, many people commute via public transportation, ride a bike, or walk to work; but even many of those people drive a car at least occasionally.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  July 17, 2018