When businesses are closed for a period of time, water and air conditioning may be shut off to conserve resources. In doing so, the warmth and lack of clean water flow is the right formula for the growth of potentially dangerous microbes, including the bacteria that contributes to Legionnaires’ disease. Any commercial facility vacated or underutilized for more than three weeks, according to health experts and government officials, is at risk for a Legionnaires’ outbreak.(more…)
Improperly using tools can cause more problems than it solves. How many times have you seen somebody using a screwdriver as a pry bar? Or concrete blocks being used to support scaffolding instead of jacks and pads? Or someone using a five-gallon bucket as a stepladder? These are just a few examples of misused equipment that can result in injury on-the-job or during DIY projects at home. Here we’ll outline some precautions you can take at home and at work.(more…)
Your employees make the biggest difference, which is why protecting their health is the number one priority of any business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ergonomic disorders are the fastest growing work-related injury and accounts for “56 percent of illnesses reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.” And carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common ergonomic injury.(more…)
Caterers and banquet facilities understand the details involved with planning exciting events and large celebrations. Society Insurance understands the unique exposures these businesses face on premise, as well as the risk involved when business is conducted away from the main operating location.
Protective Safeguards sounds like an endorsement you would want included in an insurance policy, right? Beware! This is actually an endorsement that can exclude coverage in certain scenarios. It’s important to know if this is attached to a businessowners’ insurance policy. (more…)
How you feelin’? (Hot, hot, hot). Yes, Buster Poindexter may not have been thinking about employee safety when he asked this question but this is an excellent question to ask with the warm summer months finally upon us.
Working in warm conditions is a definite safety concern. Thousands of workers become sick every year from exposure to heat. Some even die. Heat illnesses and death are preventable if you learn to identify the warning signs and take the appropriate action. (more…)
On top of normal day-to-day operations, bar owners are responsible for the continued safety of customers and employees. Given the industry’s laundry list of risks, ranging from slips to security, this task can seem quite daunting. It’s not surprising then that some seemingly small—but just as important—measures can get overlooked at the expense of larger safety issues.
Make sure to address these small details that can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your bar on its feet. (more…)
Even off the road, cars can be dangerous. And no one knows that better than the auto repair workers who operate on them.
Car repair involves large parts, awkward angles and cramped spaces. Combine that with a work environment featuring hazardous chemicals, heavy lifting and flammable materials, and you have a uniquely hazardous industry.
To fix these potential problems, you need the right set of tools. Follow our detailed instructions below and you’ll stop these serious issues from impacting your mechanics’ health. (more…)