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Julie Copeland

CEO

Recent Posts

The True Cost of Workplace Injuries: Calculating the Impact


According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct workers compensation costs, last year. This is a very large number and represents a huge cost to employers, but when you take into account indirect costs, that number dramatically increases to $250 billion each year.

So how are direct and indirect costs defined and how can you calculate the true cost of an injury and its effect on your organization?

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After the Storm: Proper Protection During Cleanup

Over the past few weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Irma have caused severe devastation and destruction to Texas, Florida and various other parts of the Southeastern United States. These powerful storms brought high winds, torrential rain and severe flooding, that damaged homes and businesses in these regions. 

Even weeks after the initial storm, some areas are still underwater, while others prepare for the massive cleanup effort that must now take place. While the storms may be over, there are still many dangers including mold, exposed materials and falling objects that crews will face. 

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Dangers of Flooding: Keys to Keep Employees Safe

Hurricane Harvey and Irma caused severe devestation and destruction to Texas, Florida and various other parts of the Southeastern United States. The powerful storms brought high winds, rising ocean levels and torrential rain, causing severe flooding.

Flooding is extremely dangerous as it is difficult to determine where the water is going and how deep it is in certain parts. Even when flood waters begin to recede there are still dangers associated with working in those areas.

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Bracing for the Storm: Keys for Hurricane Preparedness


When hurricanes hit they can cause catastrophic damage to cities, homes and businesses, as we've seen over the past few weeks with the devastation in Houston. As the southeastern United States awaits another major Hurricane in Irma, we wanted to provide some ways you can prepare your families and businesses.

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AEDs at Work: Keys to an Effective Program


Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming an estimated 220,000 lives each year. Of those 220,000 about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work and more than 95% of victims die before reaching the hospital. 

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Welcome to Safety: The Importance of Worker Orientation


I’m always excited when a new employee starts at Arbill. We plan in advance to welcome the employee and make sure he/she meets with key people and learns the ropes from our experienced staff. It’s also important that all new employees -- in every area of the company --understands from day one that we are a safety company. Nothing is more important than keeping workers safe. 

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The Fatal Four: Keys to Prevent Construction Deaths


According to OSHA, the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, struck-by-object, electrocutions and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than 64% of the construction deaths in 2015.

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Top 5 Challenges Facing Safety Managers


With new regulations coming from OSHA and the first increase in workplace fatalities since 2010, it is imperative that organizations take the proper steps to keep their employees safe. Safety Managers face increased pressure to maintain compliance, reduce incident rates and ensure employee safety.

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Safety Checklist: 10 Tips to Keep Your Workplace Safe


Developing a comprehensive health and safety checklist is an important first step in creating a safe workplace. Identifying potential hazards and developing procedures to handle them will ensure the safety of your employees and show your commitment to building a culture of safety in your workplace.

Before creating your checklist here are four things to keep in mind:
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Proper PPE: Are Your Workers Safe?

Workplace injuries cost companies over $62 billion each year and cause significant physical and emotional pain for those injured and their families. By not providing the proper protection or not giving the proper instruction on how to care for or use safety equipment, you are leaving employees vulnerable to injury and your business open to a negative impact on your bottom line. 

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