Opioids, powerful painkillers that can be highly addictive, are causing a national health crisis that is also wreaking havoc in Arizona.
Arizona opioid-related deaths have reached alarming heights, prompting Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a public health emergency. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) reported more than 790 deaths, or two people every day, died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the Continue reading →
This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.
Fall protection – trainingrequirements was added to the list, in recognition of the Continue reading →
Cheering, noise makers and some of the happiest workers in town converged Thursday at the annual Best Places to Work 2017 2017 awards luncheon sponsored by Phoenix Business Journal. The event was held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Continue reading →
By Bobbie Fox Associate General Counsel CopperPoint Insurance Companies
A new poll issued by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) echoed a story that has permeated news headlines and Hollywood for the past few weeks. It indicates that approximately 33 million U.S. women have been sexually harassed, and 14 million sexually abused, in work-related incidents. And nearly all of them report that their male harassers were never punished. Continue reading →
There are times when workers leave lower elevations and drive into the mountains for business and find themselves unprepared. Snow, ice and extreme cold increase the chances of car crashes, worker falls and even frostbite as employees encounter snow accumulation or icy roads. When workers aren’t prepared for such conditions, they may drive too quickly and get into an accident or become stranded because they lack the proper equipment. Continue reading →
By Dave Schroeder IT Security Manager CopperPoint Insurance Companies
It’s a startling new reality. Cyber security attacks, which cause billions of dollars in losses every year, are on the rise. With more sophisticated, professional hackers aiming to disrupt a global brand, country or even an individual consumer shopping at their favorite store, shipping a package or doing their online banking, no one is immune.
Although medical records are today’s main cyber security commodity due to the vast Continue reading →
If a disaster strikes your company, affects your employees and impacts the bottom line, will you be prepared?
Although workplace disasters are usually few and far between, they can range from minor to catastrophic, oftentimes with significant consequences. Today, some of the most common workplace disasters include:
Smoke or fire
Hazardous materials exposure
Earthquakes or other natural disasters
Employers would be wise to be prepared for these types of disasters by having a written safety plan in place. Safety plans, also known as disaster recovery plans or emergency Continue reading →
By Carl Hamilton Loss Control and Risk Supervisor CopperPoint
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), one-third of all employee injury and illness cases are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that occur in the workplace. These injuries add up to the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time.
MSDs commonly affect the muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons due to poor posture Continue reading →