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  • 5 safety pitfalls putting your business at risk

    Some jobs are harder than others, but one thing is certain, injury should never be considered “all in a day’s work.” That said, millions of Americans are hurt on the job each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015; […]
  • Keeping outdoor workers safe in the scorching desert heat

    As the Southwest U.S. braces itself for a hot summer, no one is exempt from dealing with the effects of extreme desert heat. Young children’s bodies haven’t developed the ability to safely regulate temperature and older individuals are susceptible due to factors such as medications and other diseases. Outside workers are also at risk, especially […]
  • 7 common ways to get sued by your employees

    If you had an 11 percent chance of winning the lottery, you’d probably feel pretty good about those odds and might even buy a few extra tickets. In 2014, U.S. companies had better than an 11 percent chance of being sued by a current or former employee, according to the 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits. For […]
  • Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny

    A YouTube search for distracted walking produces numerous videos (like this) of people walking into other people, falling down stairs, running into cars, walking into posts and more. Most are meant to be humorous, but many incidents are tragic rather than funny. A serious problem Distracted walking reached epidemic levels as society became addicted to […]
  • Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud

    Across the U.S., compensation for workplace injuries totals hundreds of billions annually. In some states, the total is more than $675 million, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor. Because of the scope and complexity of the issue, there are some who try to take advantage of the system. In the U.S., insurance fraud […]
  • Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees

    Personal computing, the internet and other technological advances have made it possible for many employees to do their jobs from home. Today, almost half of the U.S. workforce holds jobs compatible with at least partial telework and about 25 percent of the workforce teleworks at least some of the time, reports Global Workplace Analytics. Telecommuting frequently offers advantages […]