We should always inspect electrical tools prior to operation to make sure they are functioning properly. But how do you know if the outlet that you plug the tool into is working properly? An electrical outlet that is not wired properly can make an otherwise safe tool dangerous. A simple solution is to test the outlet using a outlet tester.
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In this issue, when will the MPL market turn; General Counsel’s exposure during cyber incidents; medical device malware; facial injuries in SNFs; as well as a reminder that employee information held by retirement plans must also be protected.
This case study details how one small nonprofit found a solution for controlling healthcare costs, increasing benefit options and streamlining administrative support with the Gallagher Marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue, the annual focus on patient safety; claims in aging services; how healthcare spending will continue to outpace growth in GPD; and OCR penalties and resolution agreements (and how they differ.)