Food Processor Reduced OSHA Citation by $300,000 [ Case Study]
A pork and beef processor in Wisconsin was inspected by OSHA compliance officers, and the ownership received willful, repeat and serious citations―with fines totaling $450,000. Following recommendations for location changes and efforts by its Gallagher safety consultant, the result was vastly improved.
From the Trenches: Small Employer Non-Qualified Plan Success Factors [ Whitepaper]
Cline Young writes, “When it comes to small employers, the challenges amount to education, continued communication and restating the facts over and over even when it seems clear everyone has it down. Getting more people involved is better…”
Managing Risk in an Aging Workforce [ Whitepaper]
Organizations across the U.S. are finding themselves dealing with a unique phenomenon that few had anticipated, let alone prepared for―how to deal with an aging workforce. The primary “culprit” in this is the “Baby Boomer Generation,” which includes those born from 1946 to 1964. The overall medical severity tends to be higher for older workers than younger workers across all diagnoses.
Real Estate & Hospitality 2013 Mid-Year Update [ Whitepaper]
While claims from Superstorm Sandy may still be open, the lingering effect on the property market has been negligible for most areas who did not suffer a loss. Sadly, some property and casualty brokers share a reputation similar to some real estate sponsors who just want the cash in the door, and fail to disclose the details on erroneous real estate information to the markets. If so, the unsuspecting customer can be left with little or no coverage.
Workers Compensation: Fall 2013 State of the Market [ Whitepaper]
Despite improvement in insurer underwriting results in 2012, the workers compensation market continues to be challenging to both employers and insurance carriers alike. To gain a broader sense of this situation, review the Gallagher Workers Compensation — Fall 2013 State of the Market whitepaper.
Risk Management Safety Insight: Safety Communication Across Languages [ Risk Management Safety Newsletter]
As the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States increases, the workforce will continue to see a rise in Spanish-speaking employees. Studies show that these workers are more likely to be killed in work-related accidents than their non-Spanish speaking colleagues―often due to training, safety and communication materials presented only in English.
A Minute for Safety: Green Muscles [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]
For roles requiring a significant amount of manual labor, you might find your body takes a certain amount of time to acclimate to the new physical demands. Muscles that weren’t used before — or were used rather infrequently — might undergo a certain amount of soreness for a brief period of time. “Green” muscles refer to the transitioning of infrequently used muscles into working ones.
A Minute for Safety: Fire Safety [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]
Fire prevention and the safety in the workplace is critical to protecting co-workers and reducing potential financial losses for the company. Planning, documentation, continual identification of risk exposures and training are just some of the significant aspects to address in fire prevention.
Un Minuto para la Seguridad: Músculos Verdes [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]
(Spanish Version - A Minute for Safety: "Green" Muscles") Para las funciones que requieren una gran cantidad de mano de obra, puede encontrarse con que su cuerpo necesita una cierta cantidad de tiempo para aclimatarse a las nuevas exigencias físicas. Los músculos que no se utilizaron antes — o se utilizaban con poca frecuencia — podrían experimentar una cierta cantidad de dolor por un breve período de tiempo. Músculos "verdes" hacen referencia a la transición de los músculos que se usan con poca frecuencia en los que trabajan.
Un Minuto para la Seguridad: Seguridad Contra Incendios [ Minute For Safety Newsletter]
(Spanish Version - A Minute for Safety: Fire Safety) Prevención de incendios y la seguridad en el lugar de trabajo es fundamental para la protección de los trabajadores y reducir las posibles pérdidas financieras de la empresa. Planificación, documentación, continuando la identificación de los riesgos y de la formación son sólo algunos aspectos importantes para abordar en la prevención de incendios.