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Safety Training or Safety Education?

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The provision of safety information to employees at the time of hire and then on an ongoing basis is a simple and cost effective method to prevent injuries. The delivery of such information attempts to accomplish several objectives; create a body of employee knowledge where they can implement the information given to protect themselves and [...]

Just a normal day on the job

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

In America, on average 15 people a day die from workplace accidents. That adds up to roughly 5,475 fatalities a year from workplace accidents. We lost 57,000 American soldiers in Vietnam between the years of 1960 and 1973. In that same time frame 13 years we lost 71,175amercian workers. In that same time period we [...]

10 Deadliest Jobs

Friday, November 16th, 2012

So what are the 10 Deadliest Occupations?  According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the workers most likely to be killed at work aren’t the ones donning bullet-proof vests to capture criminals or saving victims from fire-engulfed buildings. Instead, the workers most likely to die on the job are the ones [...]

What are the Costs Versus the Benefits of Loss Control Efforts?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

How does the money spent to prevent workplace injuries actually transfer down to the bottom line of the company initiating such efforts? A basic question for an important issue because as management looks around the Income Statement to cut cost, safety activities may be reduced. The actual calculation of Return on Investment (ROI) for workplace [...]

5 Things Employers Can Do To Reduce Work Comp Premiums

Friday, November 9th, 2012

As long as businesses operate there will be risks that need to be managed and controlled or face the likelihood of higher insurance premiums. More to the point, business risks are an ongoing reality of business activities; therefore, top management must understand that a consistent and methodical process is needed to reduce risk of loss [...]

10 reasons why employers are motivated to safeguard the workplace

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

A survey of employers indicates the top ten motivations for taking action to ensure a safe workplace: 1) Cost of workers’ compensation insurance (59%) 2) “Right thing to do” (51%) 3) “Increases profitability” (33%) 4) Federal/State safety rules (31%) 5) “Too many accidents” (29%) 6) Employee morale (26%) 7) Productivity (23%) 8) OSHA fines (20%) [...]

Welcome to the RiskWise Blog

Monday, September 10th, 2012

We will be posting information here related to Risk Management, Loss Control, Loss Prevention, Insurance, and Risk Consulting.