Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article: The public sector will face an uphill financial battle for the next few years. The private sector always seems to be about one to two years ahead of the public sector when it comes to the effects of recessions or good times. This is the new normal. (HR News magazine, 2/2011)
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Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article answers this reader’s question: How can we compare total compensation paid to our employees with the labor market (both public and private sectors), so that we can defend our numbers? (HR News 6/2011)
There is a saying in trucking that there are only two seasons: Winter and Construction. That would be humorous if it weren’t so true. Fact is that we need construction season to repair the roads we have and build more roads so we can do our jobs more safely and efficiently and we need to give those workers a wide berth so they can do their jobs safely. There is a lot going on in these areas, and most of the time, there is limited space to get through them so SLOW DOWN! What can you do?
Aside from the recreational value, many people aren't aware of golf cart risks both on and off a golf course. Golf carts are involved in a number of accidents each year, resulting in personal injury, death, and property damage. Interestingly enough, golf carts are also used to travel around communities and are being used in the workplace as well. To help prevent accidents in any of these various environments, there are many precautions and recommendations that can be employed to help reduce or mitigate your risk exposure - particularly with operating and maintaining golf carts. So what do you need to know about driving golf carts?
While many natural weather hazards are actively monitored, we know those situations can also be highly unpredictable. Lightning events are occurring more frequently, in more areas of the U.S. and for longer periods of time even outside the typical summer season. What safety measures can be taken to help protect children and faculty at schools though?
Lightning is an extremely significant weather hazard, but far too often underrated. The vast majority of the lightning casualties are easily preventable by following simple safety guidelines. This newsletter offers some recommendations for minimizing lightning-related risks while implementing critical safety measures. Conducting a thorough assessment of your emergency preparedness program and confirming the best solutions for your organization are most important for protecting your teams while minimizing risk.
The summer season is underway. With so many people taking time off, and having "construction season" underway in many areas of the U.S., it increases traffic and congestion on the roadways. Then there are “vacation drivers” are often inexperienced with long-distance travel. These drivers are not as familiar with managing fatigue and other road distractions. Keep a lookout for these drivers, and keep your distance from them. For more tips on transportation safety, read more.
Health & Welfare - Critical Thinking: Employers Must Make Major Shift to Sustain Compensation and Benefits
AJG Health & Welfare’s Kent Lonsdale writes, “Many companies have been wrestling with their ability to sustain their compensation and benefit programs. The continual rise in healthcare spending has affected the bottom line of many companies and families…”
One of the leading causes of liability claims and work-related injuries in the public sector is slip-trip-fall claims, in which the human element plays a key factor in contributory causes. To address this business risk, it is important we understand what causes these events, determine what the standard of care and best practices should be considered when looking for solutions and risk treatment options. This webinar discusses the key issues concerning these types of claims...and recommendations for helping to reduce your risks.
Is your public sector organization or higher education institution ready to begin implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)? These key questions can be a starting point for you. Thinking through your answers will help you develop a plan. Even if your implementation plan is for a “team of one,” this will help you understand where – and how – to begin the process.