Avoid Overexertion in the Workplace to Prevent Injuries & Claims

A hard worker is a great worker. This may be true, but sometimes the harder one works, the more likely he or she will experience overexertion. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) “overexertion is the third leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for about 3.3 million emergency room visits.” Not to mention, a leading cause for employees to file for workers compensation. Overexertion may affect employees differently, but the most common injuries are strains and sprains in the lower back. Overexertion may occur due to excessive physical effort. This may include: carrying, pulling, holding, lowering, … Continue reading Avoid Overexertion in the Workplace to Prevent Injuries & Claims

Battling Insurance Fraud in Your Business

Insurance fraud continues to rise in the United States. According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud website, Harvard University statistics state that “workers compensation insurers in Massachusetts alone lose $100 million a year in unpaid premiums to businesses that illegally pay workers cash under the table or falsely label employees as independent contractors.” Besides this, workers compensation scams are also present. As a business owner, it is important to understand the measures that must be taken in order to avoid workers comp and insurance fraud. If not, you may find your business paying a hefty premium as the number of … Continue reading Battling Insurance Fraud in Your Business

Meet Our New Employee: Marilyn Doe

We have a new employee at Wolpert Insurance that we would like to introduce: meet Marilyn Doe! Marilyn joined our agency in late May as the producer for Livery and Limousines. Marilyn received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Management from Nichols College in Massachusetts. She comes from an experienced and great financial background and has proven that to our agency over the past few months. From a bank teller to a financial representative to a personal lines customer service representative, Marilyn has a variety of experience that has built … Continue reading Meet Our New Employee: Marilyn Doe

Ladder Safety 101

Do your employees use ladders on an everyday basis? For many trade professions, such as electricians, roofers and builders, using a ladder is the norm. If this is the case, it is important that you go over ladder safety tips with your employees at least once a year. This can be done through formal training for new employees or refresher seminars for current employees. According to OSHA, ladders are a major source of injuries and fatalities. It is estimated that there are nearly 24,882 injuries a year due to falls from stairways and ladders, including around 36 fatalities. In light … Continue reading Ladder Safety 101