It’s mid-July and another heat wave has stubbornly planted itself over Connecticut. While some people will be complaining that the air conditioning at their office is too cold, others will be outside working. To mitigate the chances of suffering a heat related illness while the temperatures creep up into...Read more
More than one-fifth (21 percent) of OSHA inspections stem from employee complaints, according to Safety/News Alert. The publication lists the top ten industries with workplace complaints to OSHA along with the number of complaints over a two year period: Roofing, Siding, & Sheet Metal Work, 904 United States Postal...Read more
Approximately 45 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 64 used a computer at work in 2010, reported the U.S. Census Bureau. Typing on a computer keyboard is probably the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful and potentially disabling condition. The following tips can...Read more
When employers want to cut their workers’ compensation costs, they work on improving safety programs or training. But have you thought about improving your employee communications? Communications Before the Injury Communicating with employees before a claim occurs may cut workers’ compensation costs. Intracorp, a managed care company, conducted a...Read more
Safety can no longer be viewed as a “nice to have” extra, provided only if it’s convenient. Rather, promoting safety-and its cousin, wellness-needs to be a core strategic initiative for middle market companies that aim to thrive well into the 21st century. Too often, we see or hear about...Read more
While Mississippi claims the dubious distinction of being the “fattest state,” with a self-reported obesity rate of 34.9 percent among adults, the truth is that the obesity problem affects employers in every state. Even in Colorado, the “slimmest state,” more than one-fifth of adults are obese. Why Worry About...Read more
Long known for innovation, TriPoint has been at the forefront introducing safety, HR consulting and Injury Management services to the CT marketplace. TriPoint introduced the concept of Performance Based Insurance, which pays dividends to companies who have strong safety cultures and control their losses.