On an average year, fires in nonresidential structures cost 90 civilian lives, caused 1,620 civilian injuries and led to $2.6 billion in direct damages. The following suggestions will help mitigate fire hazards for your business. Fires need tinder, or easily combustible materials, and oxygen to start. If a spark,...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
Many years ago OSHA issued a list of 14 items that qualify as First Aid. If the incident required only the First Aid treatment, the case did not need to be recorded. Yet we still see Connecticut businesses that are listing everything on their OSHA Logs. Just because an employee visits...Read more
Effective January 1, 2015 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job...Read more
Companies around the country have been receiving warning letters from OSHA if they have high DART rates. Days Away, Restricted and Transferred reflects the more severe (and expensive) injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost-time, job restrictions/light duty, or new positions because they are physically unable to return to...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.