Leading Safety versus Measuring Failures – Safety Incentive Programs

Safety Incentive Programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its final rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” on January 1, 2017. It addressed injury-based safety incentive programs as part of safety program management in addition to affirming the statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries with the following advice: An […]

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Updates to OSHA’s HazCom Standard – Safety Data Sheets – NOW IS THE TIME!

OSHA HCS Safety Data Sheets 2017

With the first anniversary of the final stage of the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) approaching on June 1, it’s time to review requirements instituted under this revision – including updated Safety Data Sheets. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of the Labeling […]

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Distracted driving can lead to reckless endangerment

On average, eight people lose their lives every day in the United States due to distracted driving. While mobile phone usage has been linked to distracted driving, these other activities can also significantly elevate risk: Eating and drinking Talking to passengers Grooming Reading, including maps Using a navigation system Watching a video Adjusting a radio, […]

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Business Auto – Interlock Devices Save Lives

Current ignition interlock technology prevents a vehicle from being started if a driver’s breath registers a certain amount of alcohol. The devices have been used since the 1960s, and in recent years some states have mandated their use for convicted drunk drivers. Future technology could use biometric readings via fingerprint or infrared breath analysis. Support […]

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Risks Ahead. Have you checked your New Year’s Eve Risk Profile lately?

New Year Risks - KMRD

More than 4,000 vehicles are stolen on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers, according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. Some people believe breaking anything on New Year’s Day could ring in a year […]

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Business Auto Insurance Policy – Don’t Be Sideswiped By Negligent Entrustment

What if an unscheduled event suddenly seizes control of your business? Are you ready? With hazardous driving conditions about to return, it becomes even more important to examine the theory supporting negligent entrustment. The law maintains a company has a legal duty to investigate the driving records and qualifications of all potential drivers and take […]

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