2018 Winter Preparedness Part ll

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Winter weather is around in the corner.  Now is the ideal time to prepare and protect your business property against burst pipes, ice build-up and power disruption. Some areas of the United States have already experienced snow and freezing temperatures this year. Property damage losses from snow, ice, freezing and related causes averaged $1.2 billion… Read more »

2018 Winter Preparedness

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It’s that time of year again. As the daylight gets shorter, it’s a reminder that winter is upon us. It’s also a reminder to take some precautionary measures to ensure your operation makes it through the winter season without suffering any of the common causes of loss. Read below for some tips to prepare your… Read more »

Driver Training Effectiveness

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Despite all the efforts to train drivers, vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of on the job fatalities. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 report, work injuries involving transportation incidents accounted for 40% of all work related fatalities. For human services organizations, this exposure also presents significant third party liability where consumers… Read more »

Natural Disasters – Are You Prepared?

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Natural disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year, and each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property. In the United States, many of us, our communities, and the organizations that we serve have already experienced first-hand the perils, devastation and loss associated with natural disasters. The process of recovery and rebuilding… Read more »

Distracted Driving

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Drivers encounter several distractions in the course of their daily driving activities.  Driving distractions divert attention away from the central task of driving, and may compromise the safety of the driver, passengers and anyone in the vehicle’s path of travel. Cell phone integration, navigation systems and infotainment devices are standard equipment in most vehicles sold… Read more »

Pre-Employment Screening and Reference Checks

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Pre-employment screening refers to the process of investigating and verifying the background of potential employees and volunteers. This may include criminal background checks, employment and educational history as well as references for employment. Employers look to confirm that the information provided by the applicant/volunteer is truthful and accurate as well as discover any potential criminal… Read more »

Sexual Abuse

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It’s obvious to say it, but sexual abuse continues to be a serious problem in our society. As a human services organization, you especially know the challenges in effectively managing (if not eliminating) this problem, while at the same time allowing for a level of flexibility in the delivery of programs and services that fulfill… Read more »

Developing a Workplace Violence Plan (Part 2 of 2)

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Any workplace violence event may create fear, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain for the victims, families, co-workers and clients of an organization.  It is an employer’s obligation to provide a safe work environment.  Employers begin workplace violence plan development by assessing their organization’s risk factors, and considering mitigating strategies which might include altering work… Read more »