CopperPoint Blog

June 19, 2019

By Ginny Caro
Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer

CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Opioids, powerful painkillers that can be highly addictive, are causing a national health epidemic. The United States per capita has one of the highest rates of opioid use in the world. Today, drug overdoses exceed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional death. 

May 23, 2019

By Kris Mathis
Senior Vice President, Claims
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Did you know that workers’ compensation insurance fraud costs the industry an estimated $7.5 billion each year, making it the fastest-growing segment of insurance fraud, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau?

April 30, 2019

By Tom Maier
Loss Control Consultant
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

OSHA ranks slips, trips and falls as the most common type of incident impacting employees on the job today. In fact, deaths caused by falls are second only to automobile accidents in the workplace. They are also the leading cause of work-related deaths in the construction industry. 

The use of ladders adds an even greater risk. In the U.S. alone, there are approximately 300 deaths per year caused by falls from ladders, most often from heights of 10 feet or less. 

January 28, 2019

By Mark Kendall
Vice President, Legal Services
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

In recent years, the number of employees working outside the traditional workplace – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at an established premise – has increased significantly. Today, millions of U.S. workers perform at least a portion of their work duties outside the office.

January 28, 2019

Heavy machinery in a factory has the potential to be dangerous, and employers can keep their employees safe by observing strict lockout/tag-out procedures. 

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) typically lists lockout/tag-out violations as one of its top 10 citations every year, according to EHS Today.