December 16, 2017

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Introduces “Safe Returns” Dividend Plan

Towson, MD – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, recently introduced its “Safe Returns” Dividend Plan. The plan rewards policyholders who prevent workplace accidents, keep workers safe, and losses low. Eligible policyholders could receive up to 25 percent of their premium in the form of a dividend. “When an insured is demonstrably and successfully invested in maintaining a safe workplace, everybody benefits,” says Kama Kolbe…[Continue Reading]

CopperPoint to Hold Tucson Safety Expo for Businesses

Tucson, AZ – CopperPoint Insurance Companies recently announced that it will hold its signature safety education event, Safety Works, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Safety Works 2017 Expo is a one-day symposium of educational seminars for employers, HR professionals, safety directors and employees. Seminars cover a broad array of topics in the safety, business practices and human resources fields. Highlights of this year’s Expo include classes on practical…[Continue Reading]

One Call Expert: Using Data, Technology and Prevention to Reduce Workers’ Comp Claims Risk

Jacksonville, FL – How to use the latest technologies and programs to prevent injuries, heal and keep employees healthy was the topic of “Managing Risk: Prepare, Predict and Prosper,” presented August 7 at the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 72nd annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. “The proliferation of smart technology and predictive analytics is revolutionizing the way injured employees receive treatment, which is leading to a healthier workforce,” said Michelle…[Continue Reading]

National Safety Council: 43% of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

Itasca, IL – According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive. Eighty-one percent of the probability-based survey respondents have jobs that are at high risk for fatigue – positions that require sustained attention or are physically or cognitively demanding, such as driving a vehicle or…[Continue Reading]

OSHA, DJ Basin Safety Council Renew Alliance to Protect Colorado Workers

Denver, CO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the DJ Basin Safety Council have renewed an alliance to provide oil and gas industry workers in northern Colorado with information, guidance, and training to enhance the industry’s safety culture. The five-year alliance will focus on fall and struck-by hazards, chemical exposure, fires, and heat-related illness. The DJBSC will also receive health and safety guidance and access training from….[Continue Reading]

Accident Fund Insurance Co Presents WorkSafe Award to Baily International Foods

Accident Fund

Lansing, MI – Accident Fund Insurance Company of America recently presented a 2017 WorkSafe Award to the management and employees of Baily International Foods of Granite City, Ill. Accident Fund presents the award throughout the U.S. to companies who demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety excellence. “Baily International Foods has…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $295,000 in BWC Workplace Safety Grants

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Twelve Ohio employers will share more than $294,675 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “These safety-conscious employers recognize their most valuable asset is their workforce…[Continue Reading]

Free Kit from National Safety Council Helps Fight Leading Cause of Workplace Death

National Safety Council

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council recently announced that it has released a first-of-its-kind Safe Driving Kit to help employers eliminate the #1 cause of workplace deaths – car crashes. The Safe Driving Kit, sponsored by Wheels, Inc., is a free online tool built to create safer roads and protect employees through multi-media resources…[Continue Reading]

The American Equity Underwriters Announces 2016 Safety Award Winners

AEU

Mobile, AL – The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.,a provider of workers’ compensation insurance for waterfront employers, has announced winners of the 2016 AEU Safety Awards, presented earlier this month in Dana Point, California, at the company’s annual conference. AEU, the program administrator for American…[Continue Reading]

OSHA Announces $10.5M for Susan Harwood Training Grants for Worker Safety

OSHA

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the availability of $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to fund training and education for workers and employers to help them identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. The grants are available…[Continue Reading]

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