Safety Plans are Smart Business


By Scott Hullinger
Director of Loss Control & Risk Management
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

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
  • Flood
  • Electrical outage
  • Hazardous materials exposure
  • Earthquakes or other natural disasters
  • Workplace violence

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

Remind workers of basic precautions against heat illness


Employers supervising workers in regions that have extreme temperatures may want to adopt employee training programs that educate workers on the symptoms of heat illnesses, including heat stroke. By teaching workers about the early signs of these potentially life-threatening conditions, employers could see decreases in heat illness reports and increases in worker productivity. Continue reading

Tips for driving on snowy roads

Parts of Arizona get cold enough for snow to fall in the winter. How can a company prepare for this so that worker risk is minimized? It depends on the type of company. For those who require their workers to spend time driving outside, then ice and snow are both things to worry about. But on days that are especially hard to navigate, such as a morning or evening blizzard, it may even be safer to let people who merely commute to work come late or leave early, or even telecommute, than risk being hurt in an accident. Continue reading