Categories: Total Cost of Risk

What We Don’t Need to Tell You About Best Practices for Worker’s Compensation and Safety

We don’t need to tell you how important safety is to your organization. You already know an effective safety program is the only control you have over your worker’s compensation costs. That is why your safety committee comprised of line level employees, front line supervisors and members of management meets at least monthly. It is Read the full article…


Don’t Get Beat by the Heat

Did you know that heat kills more people in the United States than all other natural disasters combined? According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. averages 658  heat related deaths per year. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that 7,233 deaths related to heat occurred in the U.S. from 1999 Read the full article…


How Important Are Near Misses?

The tough part about discussing safety with most employers is that it’s hard to measure what didn’t happen. Over the years when I talk to organizations about their safety performance, they immediately talk about their lack of lost time injuries or low experience modification factor/rating (EMF/EMR). We are a results-oriented world and it’s so much Read the full article…


Clarification on Basic Awareness Programs (SafeLand, OSHA 10, OSHA 30) vs. Training Obligations Part 1

This is a very important topic that I would like to discuss about employee training and the role certain classes play. Many safety consultants in Virginia and elsewhere across the United States push what I will call Basic Awareness Programs like the OSHA 10 Hour Outreach, SafeLand and OSHA 30 Hour. These classes are great. Read the full article…