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As an insurance company, we understand how important your business is to you. In this weekly podcast, we’ll give you information on business safety and loss prevention best practices, provide resources to keep you and your employees safe and share the latest insurance news. Opinions in this podcast may not apply to all listeners. Be sure to consult with a qualified safety professional before making any changes to your business. To recommend topics, please email us at talktowestbend@wbmi.com.
 
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Unfortunately, there are thousands of crashes in work zones every construction season. Drivers and passengers – not workers – make up the vast majority of those either hurt or killed. It's in every driver's best interest to stay focused and patient – especially in work zones. This podcast provides information and practices to help you safely operat…
 
When we hear the word ergonomics, we usually think of a fixed workstation either in the office or manufacturing facility. Rarely would we think about a moving workstation. More of us are relying on travel between physical locations. What should you think about before you turn the key in the ignition? Join us to learn about taking ergonomics on the …
 
“Lift with your legs” is a common theme when talking about lifting. The problem is we’re not designed to lift other people. Using the proper equipment and eliminating the manual lifts keeps residents, patients, and caregivers safe. Listen to the challenges healthcare workers face and solutions to help keep them injury-free.…
 
According to the CDC, slips, trips, and falls are the third most common type of non-fatal work-related injury in the United States. Injuries from slips, trips, and falls often lead to time off the job for workers. As employers look for ways to reduce injuries and missed time, those turning to slip-resistant shoes quickly see the benefits.…
 
When setting up a workstation, how high or low should the work be positioned? How far away from the body should workers have to frequently reach? What parameters can we use to easily assess if our workstation designs will keep workers productive and safe? The purpose of this podcast is to introduce the safe work zones concept and explain how it can…
 
Do you or your staff assist residents, patients, clients, or students with the use of gait belts? Using the physics of transfer when conducting a gait belt transfer may be the difference between safety and injury, not only for the person you’re transferring, but also for staff members. Listen to find out more about the physics of a transfer.…
 
Some employers feel that if they self-pay their workers’ compensation claims out of their own pocket, it will reduce their experience modification rate and ultimately lower their workers’ compensation costs. In this podcast, we discuss the practice of employers self-paying all or part of their workers’ compensation claims costs.…
 
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