School’s Out for Summer

School’s Out for Summer

By: Rob Flaherty By now most, if not all, children and students around the country have been dismissed from their local schools and are excited to be embarking on their summer break.  With this in mind, there will be an increase of children and students playing,...
Firework Safety

Firework Safety

By: Martha Wik, CHMM, ASP Happy 4th of July! It’s time for cookouts, parades, fireworks, and celebrating with family and friends.  This means it’s also time for firework safety. Before you light that firecracker, take a look at this map and make sure it is legal...
Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

By: Martha Wik, CHMM, ASP The threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, and damaging thunderstorms increase during the summer months. Some may be a minor nuisance causing workers to be late, but getting caught in the middle of one of these storms can cause a business to be...
Hot Summer Days

Hot Summer Days

By: Martha Wik, CHMM, ASP   It is that time of the year again, time for barbeques, parades, and fireworks. Time for a relaxing day at the beach, or sitting by the lake in the mountains.  However, this time of the year is one of the most deadly for workers.  Heat...
The Importance of Technology in Today’s Workforce

The Importance of Technology in Today’s Workforce

By: Brian Storjohann, ERIS The impact of technology continues to grow every day. From the way we drive, to the way we interact with others, to how safe an operation can be, technology can be found in almost every type of operation. A recent implementation of...
Marijuana and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims

Marijuana and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims

Marijuana and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims The use of marijuana is more prevalent and widely used than ever before. Many states are legalizing the use of marijuana and many citizens are taking advantage of this. As expected, there are some issues that...

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