Contact dermatitis, also called eczema, is defined as an inflammation of the skin resulting from exposure to a hazardous agent. It is the most common form of reported Occupational Skin Disease (OSD), and represents a burden for workers. Epidemiological data indicate that contact dermatitis constitutes approximately 90–95% of all cases of OSD in the United States. Common symptoms of dermatitis include itching, pain, redness, swelling, small blisters or wheals (itchy, red circles with a white center) on the skin, or dry, flaking, scaly skin that may develop cracks.
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible gas with no taste or smell. It can become especially dangerous if it builds up in tightly confined areas. It is just slightly lighter than air so it can hang around in enclosed spaces. All fuels, including “cleaner” fuels like propane, create CO.
While the prospect of fundraising using food trucks is tempting, it may come with a price tag that could include property damage, foodborne illnesses and injured event participants. If a food truck will be present at a school sanctioned event, it is important that a mobile food vendor policy is in place which sets forth guidelines for the safe operation of food trucks on your premises.
When we think of drivers who are driving while impaired, we normally think of alcohol or drugs, but more people are driving impaired by fatigue than by drugs or alcohol. Drivers impaired by fatigue present just as much danger to themselves and others as do drunk or drugged drivers.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: Fed rate hike, U.S. stock resilience, and a government bond selloff.
Bench grinders can cause serious injury if used incorrectly. By following the safe work practices listed below, you can help reduce the risk of injuring yourself or others while using these powerful tools.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The March 2017 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
Food trucks are a great fundraising source to use with a portion of the proceeds going to your public entity or cause. While the prospect of fundraising using food trucks is tempting, it may come with a price tag that could include property damage, foodborne illnesses and injured event participants. Many times, administrators and risk managers are unaware food trucks are used at events because affiliated groups have bypassed established facility- use procedures, or haven’t disclosed that food trucks will be present in the event applications. If a food truck will be present at an event, it is important that a mobile food vendor policy is in place which sets forth guidelines for the safe operation of food trucks on your premises.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: inflation expectations, equity and expectations disconnect, and trade gap widens.
Assaults, mass shootings and terrorist attacks are becoming increasingly common occurrences, both in the United States and abroad.