CopperPoint Blog

January 28, 2019

In the event of a violent shooting emergency, managers must know how to respond quickly. The most obvious thing to do is call the police, but, a very specific plan for evacuation and safety should be made ahead of time, including escape routes and hiding places, according to the University of Alabama.

Planning the evacuation

January 28, 2019

Even though taking preventative measures can decrease instances of work-related injuries and illnesses, accidents happen and employees can get hurt or sick on the job. It’s important for businesses to have formal procedures and regulations governing the workers’ compensation claim process. A faulty system can expose employers to workers’ comp fraud.

While phony claims may vary, there are several warning signs employers should be aware of to avoid feeding into illegal activity, including:

The injury

January 28, 2019

Keeping your employees safe and your business running in an emergency requires a thoughtful plan. Employers may want to take time to prepare for incidents that put their businesses at risk, because in the heat of an emergency, a company – small or large – may not know how to properly handle and address an incident without a game plan. 

January 28, 2019

As part of a comprehensive health and safety program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that employers provide workers with hearing protection.

Excess noise in the workplace may cause workers to develop hearing problems, and prolonged exposure to occupational noise may result in permanent damage. Businesses may want to make sure workers are equipped with workplace safety resources like ear muffs and other hearing protection devices that are essential to limit common noise exposures.

January 28, 2019

One of the leading causes of workplace injuries each year is from slips, trips or falls, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

The federal agency reports that 15% of all work-related fatalities throughout the United States are the result of a slip, a trip or a fall. These types of accidents may be prevented with a little care and caution. 

Many factors can be cited for the cause of these incidents. Some of the most common are: