Managing Non-Routine Components of Your Safety Program

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 – Similar to routine tasks performed by your organization, the methods and responsibilities for informing employees of the hazards associated with infrequent or non-routine tasks should be covered in your health and safety program. This is considered to be best industry practice. Non-Routine Tasks Require Training If employees are required to perform…

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Property & Casualty Insurers Post First Underwriting Loss Since 2012

February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 – It’s been a well-known fact the last few years in the insurance industry have been very good from a buyer’s perspective. More carriers have entered previously uncharted waters, coverage has broadened, and premiums have become extremely competitive. Carriers have been buying business at a level not seen for some time. Much…

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Road Tests: Who Can Give Them?

January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 – A road test should be given by a motor carrier or a person designated by it. However, a driver who is appointed by the motor carrier must be given the test by an individual other than him or herself. The test should be conducted by a designated person who is competent…

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Keeping Your Employees Cool for the Summer

January 11, 2017

As temperatures rise so does the risk of heat-induced illnesses. Here is what you need to know to keep your employees safe. Working in extreme temperatures can overwhelm the body’s internal temperature controlling system. When the body is unable to cool itself, heat related stress can result. Heat stress can contribute to adverse health effects,…

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Enforce Fleet Safety Procedures Before an Injury Happens

November 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016 – Some organizations wait until an injury has occurred before enforcing employee safety protocols around commercial vehicles and customer locations. Distributing monthly or weekly tips to your teams is a useful way to keep safety procedures top-of-mind for your employees. Below are a few safety procedure examples your employees should be doing…

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Avoid Slips, Trips, & Falls this Winter

November 16, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016 – Winter is coming and that can mean periods of icy or snowy weather. While we work diligently to remove snow and ice from walkways and building entrances, you may still encounter slippery surfaces while walking to and from your vehicle, or if you’re working outdoors. We offer the following tips for…

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Fire Prevention Awareness Month

October 5, 2016

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 5, 2016) – No matter what type of business operations are occurring at your workplace, fire safety should always be a leading concern. Below are some items to assist you in preventing fires at your organization. Fire Prevention Preparation Checklist Does your organization have fire extinguisher inspections and employee training monthly?…

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OSHA Compliance: What’s in Your Workplace First Aid Kit?

August 12, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not require specific contents of first aid kits due to workplaces varying widely in their degree of hazards. Many employers find it useful to refer to a list of basic first aid supplies, provided by OSHA, which references the American National Standards for Minimum Requirements for Workplace First…

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Driver Safety: 10 Tips for More Restful Sleep

August 8, 2016

Whether your drivers are local or not it is important for drivers to get quality sleep. Here are ten tips to help your drivers (and anyone really) feel more rested. 1. Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. It helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize the…

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DOT Compliance: Verifying Driver Physicals

August 7, 2016

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial vehicle drivers to have physicals administered by medical professionals who have been trained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It is the employer’s responsibility to verify the medical professional is registered. To find a certified medical professional near you, visit the FMCSA National Registry.  You can also use…

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