15% of All Accidental Deaths Start With This

While it’s no shocker that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of accidental deaths, did you know that something as simple and often times preventable as slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death? Unless you work in a Safety or Risk Management role, you probably don’t give a lot of thought to this topic. Here’s why you should.

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The Most Expensive Workplace Injuries

While workplace injuries and illnesses cost employers an estimated $170 billion every year, the costs among them vary greatly. We often hear of companies complaining about the costs of PPE and safety equipment in roles where they don’t suspect the injuries to occur or not understanding the costs of them when they do. Regardless of cost, the important factor is the wellness and safety of the employees.

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The Trillium Driver Office in Indianapolis Awarded the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year!

In celebration of the Indianapolis Trillium Drivers branch office receiving the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year award, the team put together a safety meeting for all Trillium Drivers out of the Indianapolis location to not only thank them but to instill the importance of safety.

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Demand for Experienced Skilled Trades Talent Grows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the construction industry will face a shortage of 1.6 million workers by 2022. So how did an industry that let go more than 2 million workers during the recession, well more than any other industry, end up in the talent struggle?

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Currently, there is only one tradesman entering the workforce for every 5 that retire. With 73% of construction firms planning to expand their headcount throughout 2017, this leaves the industry in a continued shortage for qualified talent. The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction firms added employees over the past year at nearly double the rate of the overall economy. In June alone, the industry added 16,000 jobs across the country.

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Disaster Management for the Workplace

As Hurricane Matthew gains in strength, the Southeastern portion of the country is in crisis mode. While state and local authorities are busy issuing evacuation orders, employers should be activating their own response efforts. Employers must juggle everything from employee safety to client relations and data recovery. While most employers in the affected areas are experienced in handling natural disasters, many still do not have formal procedures for handling such events.

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Dealing With Death In The Workplace

One of the more difficult issues you may face as a manager or employee is the loss of a co-worker. While these occurrences may seem rare and there is little training on the topic, a 2003 report by The Grief Recovery Institute found that deaths of co-workers, friends, and extended family members cost U.S. businesses $7 billion annually in loss productivity.

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Employers and Staffing Firms Share in Responsibilities to Protect Workers

While agreements between employers and their partnering staff firms often vary, most often the responsibility for Worker’s Compensation claims falls on the staffing firm for contract or temporary placements. However, if you partner with staffing firms to provide you with contract or temporary workers you share in the responsibility for their safety. Not sure what your responsibilities may be? Here’s what OSHA has to say!

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Each job has its own set of inherent hazards however, some are far more dangerous than others. Safety programs, trainings, and strong supervision can play a major factor in the overall safety of a job and workplace environment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 4,400 deaths were caused by injuries in the workplace in the United States in 2013. Let’s take a look at the deadliest jobs and what their biggest hazards are.

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World Safety Day 2015

We’re excited to recognize World Safety Day 2015! While safety remains at the forefront of our minds each and every day, today is the perfect time to remind our clients and employees of exactly why our dedication and focus to safety is unwavering.

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Construction and the Fatal Four

As reported by OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, the construction industry saw the highest number of workplace deaths in 2013 with a total of 796 deaths reported. A drastic 57% of those deaths were attributed to what is referred to as the “Fatal Four” which includes falls, being caught between objects, electrocutions, and being struck by objects.

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