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TOPIC: Keep-your-employees-safe

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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Zika Virus: Steps to Protect Outdoor Workers


The Zika virus has arrived in the United States with 14,059 reported cases in US territories. There have been 2,686 travel acquired cases in US States and the virus has been locally acquired by thirty-five people in the US. Individuals in the southern Florida region are cautioned to avoid mosquito bites and workers stationed in areas that are swamp-like in the Southeast region of the United States should be especially cautious.

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How Strong is Your Safety Culture?

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10 Workplace Safety Recommendations That Work

Having reviewed the value of safety, safety culture, and the importance of having a passion for safety in recent blogs, I’d like to focus today on making your workplace safer… and offer specific recommendations to keep your workers safe.

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The Value of Keeping Your Workers Safe…

Most organizations want to keep their employees safe. However, there are a lot of companies that don’t fully appreciate the total value in workers safety… or realize all of the potential costs associated with cutting corners on safety training and Proper Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Value + Culture + Passion = Worker Safety

Two weeks ago I used this space to focus on the Value of Safety and the importance of understanding it. Last week I wrote about the Culture of Safety and the significance of company leaders and workers embracing it. This week I want to focus on the passion to keep workers safe.

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Protect Workers and Their Feet in the Cold

I don’t know many workers who love the colder temperatures… or enjoy working when their feet are cold.

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Safe Work Environment -- A Lockout/Tagout Tragedy

I would like to continue the series of workplace tragedies in the hope that it sheds light on
the importance of safety training and safety practices in the workplace.

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Tragic Electrical Accident Leads to Safety Changes

Last week, I used this space to touch on reasons for being thankful. I also took the opportunity to promise to share in upcoming blogs impactful life changing stories about making positive changes in the workplace to keep workers safe. These stories inspire our own employees because we know first-hand that we are impacting lives in a positive way. I hope you will find value in the stories and the lessons that we share.

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Reasons to be Thankful...

Millions of Americans will reflect this week on their many blessings.  As families gather and as toasts are made, we acknowledge now more than any other time of year reasons why we are thankful or at least should be thankful.

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