Poison ivy and your outdoor workers

Now that all the plants outside have taken on a life of their own, your outdoor workers may need to brush up on their poison ivy knowledge before heading out this spring.  To avoid workers comp claims due to allergic reactions from poison ivy, remind your employees how to identify poison ivy and oak.  Here are a few easy sayings to help everyone remember what to avoid: Leaves of three, let it be Berries white, run in fright– poison ivy and poison oak have berry-like fruit between August and November Red leaflets in spring, it’s a dangerous thing– This time … Continue reading Poison ivy and your outdoor workers

Occupational disease reporting

As a part of a national effort to document and prevent any future instances of occupational diseases, injuries or exposures, health care professionals in Massachusetts are required to report certain types of occupational disease to the state department of health. The law was first passed in 1992. The following occupational diseases and injuries must be reported: Occupational lung diseases – Asthma, Asbestosis, Silicosis, Chemical pneumonitis, Beryllium disease Serious work-related injuries to persons less than 18 years of age – A serious work-related traumatic injury is defined as an injury which results in death or hospitalization, or, in the judgment of … Continue reading Occupational disease reporting

Motorcycle Safety Awareness this month

As a truck driver, there is nothing that can make your heart skip a beat faster than when a motorcycle appears seemingly out of nowhere next to you on the highway.  Sharing the road with motorcycles is something that we all need to do.  And sharing the road safely should be everyone’s top priority to avoid any type of accident. One of the biggest problems when it comes to driving big rigs is the amount of blind spots that may surround your truck.  And because motorcycles are much smaller than the truck you are driving, they are even harder to … Continue reading Motorcycle Safety Awareness this month

Characterizations of a BOP policy

If you are new to business ownership, the term BOP may also be new to you. BOP stands for Business Owners Policy.  It is an all inclusive policy package geared towards small businesses.  Instead of building a policy section by section as it is done with large companies, a BOP can be an easier solution for smaller businesses that are looking for basic coverage. BOPs offer both property and liability coverage similar to that of larger business insurance policies.  The difference is that BOPs have requirements that must be met in order for you to qualify for the insurance.  To … Continue reading Characterizations of a BOP policy