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Tips to Protect your Business from a Fire-Related Emergency

October is National Fire Safety Month. Although the prevention of residential fires is the focal point of the month, employers should also spend some time reviewing workplace fire safety and prevention as it pertains to employees, equipment and property. In 2019, there were 99 occupational fatalities involving fire according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Here are some steps to help prevent or prepare for a fire-related emergency at your facility:

  1. Practice good housekeeping throughout your facility to eliminate potential fuel sources as well as trip hazards when evacuating the premises.
  2. Maintain the proper…

OSHA Guidance on Preventing Falls

As we shift towards a post-pandemic normal with more people returning to the office and construction and seasonal job markets increasing their workforces, it is important to remember that employers must prioritize safe work practices. You should revisit the policies that your company has implemented to ensure the safety of your workforce, remind your employees of required practices and consider if anything needs to be updated.

One of the most common risks on the job is falls. While we commonly think falls occur at height, falls also occur at ground level. To reduce or eliminate the potential for a slip and fall…


Deadline: Injury and Illness Records Due to OSHA

OSHA’s rule within Part 1904 requires the electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses through their online services. Employers are required to electronically report their calendar year 2020 Form 300A data to OSHA by March 2, 2021.

Reporting requirements are as follows:

  • Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records
  • Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • The size of the establishment is based on the maximum number of employees which worked at…

Tips for Managing Employer’s Risk during COVID

COVID-19 has changed all of our lives in ways we could not have imagined. These changes have occurred both at home and at work. The changes within the workplace have brought about many questions from business owners and safety personnel from an insurance standpoint. The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) has published two circulars that begin to address these questions. Circulars 1737 and 1738 can be found on its website at www.pcrb.com. An outline of their content has been provided below. The safety of employees, customers, and vendors is paramount during these challenging times, so OSHA has also provided numerous resources to help businessowners…


Tips to Protect your Business from a Fire-Related Emergency

October is National Fire Safety Month. Although the prevention of residential fires is the focal point of the month, employers should also spend some time reviewing workplace fire safety and prevention as it pertains to employees, equipment and property. In 2017, there were 123 occupational fatalities involving fire. Here are some steps to help prevent or prepare for a fire-related emergency at your facility:

  1. Practice good housekeeping throughout your facility to eliminate potential fuel sources as well as trip hazards when evacuating the premises.
  2. Maintain the proper type and amount of fire extinguishers onsite and…

Don’t Be Another Distracted Driving Statistic

Distracted driving – you’ve probably heard the term, but did you realize that distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)? There are hundreds of examples in our area. A recent article on Philly.com recounted a 2016 crash that killed a pedestrian in Allentown and a 2017 accident that took the life of a 12-year-old in Northampton County, in both instances the drivers were charged with texting.

A 2016 State Farm survey revealed some other startling facts: more than 35 percent of drivers reported texting while driving and that number skyrockets…

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