Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym.
When you first started your business, you, your employees, and your equipment did not need more than simple safety measures to stay secure. You only needed strong locks, a basic fire alarm system, and a rudimentary burglar alarm.
However, since that time, your business has grown to fill several floors in your office building. Or perhaps your company now occupies an entire structure. You have hundreds of employees and thousands of dollars of vital equipment. Simple safety measures will not be enough to fortify your business any longer. To ensure your company stays secure, implement the steps and strategies listed below.(more…)
Employees who work in a factory setting are usually well aware that the potential exists for injury, considering they may work with toxic materials, manage large machinery with many moving parts or be exposed to extreme heat or cold due to the items they are manufacturing. However, an employer is required under federal law to protect employees from harm and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the arm of the federal government that enforces those laws.
Even when an employer believes they have done everything they can to protect an employee, accidents may still occur. These four mishaps could result in major costs to the company, whether through fines due to safety procedures not being followed, personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits or workers’ compensation claims.(more…)