Safety Articles

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION NEWS – 1/7/15

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Content sourced from INTREGRO/RE A Division of Integro USA, Inc  A weekly update of significant news articles from around the nation and the world relating to workers’ compensation insurance and reinsurance. This news recap is provided with our compliments by Integro Re, a division of Integro USA, Inc. Workers’ Comp Insurers Unfazed by TRIA Failure For Now But Expect Quick Fix In an article written in the Insurance Journal  on January 4th, it was reported that the expectation that the new Congress that convenes this week will act quickly to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is keeping workers’ compensation... Read More

Introducing more ways to keep your workplace safe.

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HEMIC is pleased to announce the expansion of our safety video program for our policyholders. Now by logging into their WebSolutions account portal, policyholders will be able to access a video library of over 500 top safety titles. They can either stream videos online, instantly, from any web-enabled device or order DVDs to be delivered to their office. New Special Features: Add videos to an instant queue for easy management Browse titles by industry, topic, new releases, best sellers, or category Preview titles before ordering videos Read peer reviews on videos Optional quiz after each video to increase employee learning... Read More

Lift Twice

Most of you have heard the general rules of safe lifting. Remember to “Get a firm grip on the load, keep it close, bend at the knees, use your legs to lift the load, and keep your spine in the natural position (with an arch in your lower back).” These principles always apply and should be incorporated into every lift–if possible! Given the enormous number of “risky” lifting situations that you are faced with at your place of work, you may not be able to apply these principles every time. This is why you must always remember to LIFT IT... Read More

Save Your Back Tips

We have all been told to avoid back injury by bending our knees when we lift, keeping the load close and avoiding twisting motions. These safety rules may be appropriate for simple, direct lifting of materials, but what about back care when you are working in awkward positions? Work tasks that require you to reach or stretch away from your body while handling materials can also put excessive strain on the vertebral discs and soft tissues in the back. An awkward position is a work posture that distorts the spine from its natural curves, puts unbalanced pressure on the discs,... Read More