To maintain a positive and productive workplace, businessowners may need help adjusting to new work environments, accommodating an injured employee or simply making the office more accessible for all. Great American offers a broad range of articles that can help companies prepare for the unexpected while keeping their employees’ well-being top of mind.


Safe Drone Use for Public Safety and Government Agencies

As a law enforcement and public safety professional, you should consider the following information and resources to help understand drone safety practices and regulations.

Manage Your Risk in Online Learning Environments

You should manage the risks associated with online learning to help your organization stay on course toward fulfilling your mission and serving others.

Why You Should Be Listening To Your Safety Manager

If your organizational safety manager is not actively involved, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to help protect your assets and control your insurance expenses.

Hiring and Onboarding

Your talent is the heartbeat of your organization and selecting the very best talent is critical to protecting your mission daily. Finding quality staff and volunteers is difficult, but not impossible. Use this Hiring and Onboarding document to help guide your decision making when it comes to selecting representatives for your organization.

Selecting and Qualifying Professional Drivers

All companies are responsible for hiring competent and qualified employees. If a company has no formal hiring policy, the legal theory of negligent entrustment suggests that the company could be exposed to serious liability for acts of its employees.

Negligent Entrustment: What It Is and Why You Should Be Concerned

All companies are responsible for hiring competent and qualified employees. If a company has no formal hiring policy, the legal theory of negligent entrustment suggests that the company could be exposed to serious liability for acts of its employees.

Understanding Federal Regulations: Is Your Vehicle Regulated and What Does That Mean?

Based on the characteristics of your organizational vehicles and their use, your organization may be subject to regulations at both the state and federal levels.

Protect Your Business with a Violence Prevention Program

Different types of violence can occur in many workplaces. To help prevent workplace violence, management must provide visible support for a violence prevention program and communicate that there is zero tolerance for violence.

Stay Safe When Using Portable Heaters

When using a portable heater, carefully follow these guidelines to help prevent a fire.

Supervising Workplace Accident Investigations

When an accident occurs in your department, it is an indication that something has gone wrong. Accidents don’t just happen, they are caused.

Ergonomic Control Measures - Hand Tool Operation

Each year, hand tools are a significant source of compensable injuries in the workplace. Many of these injuries can be prevented through the use of proper technique and equipment.

Operational Change Management Checklist

Resiliency and adaptability are necessities in today’s quickly evolving world.

Workstation Ergonomics

Anyone who spends much of their time sitting at a computer can feel better and work smarter by following the guidelines of a structured Ergonomic Program.

Ergonomic Control Measures - Standing Work

To reduce physical stress from prolonged standing on the job, ergonomic control measures should be implemented.

Providing a Safe Work From Home Environment

Safety concerns from an office in the home can be addressed through adjustments to lighting, equipment and procedures.

Ergonomic Control Measures - Seated Work

The principle advantage of sitting over standing while at a task is the reduced static loading on postural muscles.

Prepare to Care for Campers

Camp is often the highlight of the year for kids of all ages. But injuries and illnesses that can occur while there can dampen their spirits in a heartbeat.

Distracted Driving Kills

Distracted driving accidents are on the rise. While overall vehicle accidents are decreasing, 20% of all injury crashes are related to distracted driving.

Hurricane Clean Up and Recovery

Avoiding Dangers Associated with Cleanup and Recovery from Hurricanes is accomplished by adhering to appropriate safety measures.

Get Familiar with Electric Shock Drowning

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of electric shock drowning and common boat electrical hazards.

Active Shooter Events Continue to Rise – Are You Prepared?

In recent years, organizations have evolved their active shooting response from the popular “Run, Hide, Fight” to ALICE.

Don't Get Frozen

This winter, our loss prevention consultants have seen increased damage due to frozen pipes.

Thwart Injuries and Property Damage this Winter by Taking Preventative Measures

As we take in the joys of the holiday season, don’t forget to also take a few steps to prevent potential disasters. Protect your employees, clients, volunteers and property this winter by taking precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of damage caused by common winter hazards such as freezing pipes or icy parking lots.

Stay Safe During the Holidays

The hectic holiday shopping season means parking lots and stores full of people, which can also bring the increased possibility of theft. Thieves are not just looking to steal newly bought Christmas gifts; they may be out to steal your identity. Consider following these 9 helpful holiday shopping safety tips.

Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers

Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.

Tire Safety for Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks

Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes, improved vehicle handling, better fuel economy, and increased tire life – these are just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check a vehicle’s tires. Simply follow the procedures outlined below to check a vehicle’s tires.

Robot Safety

A robot is a mechanism, guided by automatic controls, which performs repetitive work such as moving portable tooling into position, moving workpieces from one location to another, and/or assembling one or more workpieces.

At Great American, not only do we take loss control seriously, we try to make it easier for our customers to operate in a safer environment. From thermal imaging, various training sessions, and educational information such as our Safety Topics, we provide specialized services to reduce loss potential, loss costs, and control unsafe acts and conditions.

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