Employees should apply sound ergonomic principles, even when they are not in a traditional office environment. Whether working at home or while traveling, musculoskeletal injury risk from working at a computer can be reduced with proper posture, good work habits and appropriately adjusted equipment.
Caring for seniors and disabled adults can present unique and challenging risks. From general safety tips to addressing neglect or abuse, Great American has resources available to help organizations that serve this community.
Your organization could have a legal responsibility to visitors on their premises. Visitors can include customers, vendors and members of the public and a higher degree of care should be paid when they are on your premises.
Safety committees can play an effective role in any organizational risk management effort.
As industrial and infrastructure needs increase, employees will be expected to work around more heavy machinery and construction zones in large cities, which will result in higher noise pollution. Employers should review the ‘Hierarchy of Controls’ established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce employees' exposure to harmful noise.
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.
When using a portable heater, carefully follow these guidelines to help prevent a fire.
Make roadways safer by practicing these measures while operating a 15-passenger van.
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.
Resiliency and adaptability are necessities in today’s quickly evolving world.
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.
To reduce physical stress from prolonged standing on the job, ergonomic control measures should be implemented.
Safety concerns from an office in the home can be addressed through adjustments to lighting, equipment and procedures.
The principle advantage of sitting over standing while at a task is the reduced static loading on postural muscles.
According to a report by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), older adults represent one of the highest fire risk populations in the United States. The report, titled “Fire Risks for Older Adults,” identified the following fire safety tips from the USFA for older adults and building owners to enhance fire safety in living units .
If you own or lease a commercial property that has a porch, deck or balcony, there are certain precautions you can take to avoid a tragic accident.
Distracted driving accidents are on the rise. While overall vehicle accidents are decreasing, 20% of all injury crashes are related to distracted driving.
In 2019, nearly 50,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids. As opioid abuse increases, public health officials have pushed to make Naloxone more widely available.
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.
For too many years the standard response to a violent incident has been to lock down and wait for the authorities to arrive. This leaves people hiding in rooms with no other response. It is time to change our actions.
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.
Similar to pneumonia, Legionnaires’ disease is a severe infection of the lungs that is not rare. It is perceived as rare only because most cases are never detected, and not all detected cases are reported to public health authorities. Because under-diagnosis and under-reporting make incidence of the disease difficult to estimate, figures have varied widely.
Portable generators can be not only a convenience but a necessity during a power outage. However, portable generators can also be dangerous if used incorrectly.
Each year, over 3,500 people in the United States die by drowning. Many more are injured in pool related accidents.
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.Loss Control Services
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