Safety

Healthcare Worker Fatigue and Patient Safety

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March 28th, 2012

The Joint Commission (not-for-profit organization that accredits health care organizations) recently published a Sentinel Event Alert discussing healthcare worker fatigue and patient safety.  We can all think about a personal experience where fatigue has impacted one or more of our performance behaviors resulting from insufficient quality or inadequate sleep.  Research clearly documents mental overexertion can lead» Read Full Article

Fleet Safety Essentials – It’s About The Driver!

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February 27th, 2012

Three key fleet safety elements all revolve around the driver: Distracted Driver Policies; Driver Selection and Defensive Driver Training. Distracted Driver Policies: Texting, talking on the cell phone and even use of hands-free devices produce higher accident rates than drunk driving. Developing an internal policy to restrict that type of behavior while your employees are» Read Full Article

Wisconsin Schools Rely on R&R Insurance to Reduce Premiums

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February 25th, 2012

R&R Insurance is the agency of choice for southeastern Wisconsin schools. Safety plans and risk management programs help to keep the cost of their insurance down. Subjects like playground safety, bullying and staff influencers on work comp claims are example areas where schools can have a direct influence on their premiums. Learn more with this quick» Read Full Article

3 Common Mistakes of Accident Investigation

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October 12th, 2011

There are three common mistakes we find companies making when it comes to their accident investigation: Lack of training on why the accident investigation form is important; Poor accident investigation forms; and Lack of follow-through on valuable information gleaned from the accident investigation. This quick video explains these three common mistakes of accident investigation. Poor» Read Full Article

Workplace Violence Do’s and Don’ts

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July 12th, 2011

You undoubtedly encounter a wide range of people on the job, some of whom are easy to get along with and others you want to avoid at all costs. It’s only human nature to avoid contact with people whose personality traits set your teeth on edge, but there is one type of person who cannot» Read Full Article

Roof Anchor Is Solution to OSHA’s New Residential Fall Protection Rules

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May 18th, 2011

In June, 2011, OSHA will implement their new residential fall protection rules.  This short video explains a common sense approach to comply with these new rules.   A copy of the new rules can be obtained by visiting www.OSHA.gov.  This video addresses how these new rules affect the obligations of the general contractor.  These rules apply» Read Full Article

Oconomowoc Students Learn About Bullying Through Drama

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January 7th, 2011

Students at the local Greenland Elementary School in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin are learning how to combat bullying issues through CLIMB Theater. CLIMB (an acronym for Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body) performs interactive drama classes on the topics of bullying prevention for second, third and fourth graders. CLIMB’s program reached almost 200,000 students last year!» Read Full Article

Dynamic Fleet Safety Programs

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August 20th, 2010

A fleet of any size (simply the use of vehicles in a company or organization), is an exposure which can generate losses for the organization in all four categories: property, human resources, liability and net income. Risk managers recognize the importance of well-designed and properly implemented fleet safety programs. The new twist is that new technology» Read Full Article

Another reason to hold safety training – The same fine multiplied by employee count.

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July 15th, 2010

Fred Hosier from Safetynewsalert.com posted an article that I feel is important for employers in Wisconsin to be aware of – I do also recommend taking a look at his website as he has some very good safety knowledge to offer.  If a company fails to provide safety training required by federal law to 11 employees,» Read Full Article

Quick Tip of the Week – Involve Workers in Job Safety Analyses

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July 7th, 2010

A job safety analysis (JSA) is not always best left only to a safety supervisor. Your workers’ experience in doing a job gives them superb knowledge of what can go wrong from a safety and health standpoint. While some hazards can be obvious to everyone, many workers probably encounter situations that haven’t been considered by» Read Full Article