Tips in Prevention: Mechanic Dies After Vehicle Lift Accident

2020-01-14T18:09:22-05:00January 14th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

We wanted to share with you the sad story of an auto mechanic who was severely injured when a vehicle fell off a lift and onto him at a repair shop last fall, and eventually passed away from his [...]

Auto Dealership Service Departments Work to Reduce Risks As Shop Injuries Rise

2020-01-06T19:26:31-05:00January 6th, 2020|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

When a fire ripped through an Alabama dealership's service department in 2017, killing three shop employees and injuring two others, the accident was a grim reminder that auto repair is dangerous and poses numerous daily risks. The headline-grabbing incident [...]

Workplace Safety: Buffalo Wild Wings Manager Dies After Chemical Incident

2019-11-20T10:44:23-05:00November 19th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

“Thirteen other employees and patrons were treated at hospitals after being exposed to a toxic mix of cleaning agents at a Massachusetts location, the authorities said. The episode occurred after a restaurant employee mixed an acidic detergent called Scale Kleen with [...]

Mechanic Injured at Car Dealership: Recommendations on Prevention

2019-09-11T08:36:18-04:00September 11th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

In this piece, we'll examine a real-life workplace accident and what could have been done to prevent it from occurring, in hopes of preventing further accidents such as this. An auto mechanic from New Bedford, MA was seriously injured [...]

Safety Tips: Handling of Flammable Liquids

2019-08-22T10:22:42-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Statistics indicate that more than 21% of industrial fires and 15% of office fires start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid. During a recent 4 year period. U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated average of 51,600 fires per [...]

Workplace Safety: Frequently Asked Questions for Return-to-Work Programs

2019-08-12T13:54:12-04:00August 12th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

Return-to-Work programs have to be a successful part of employee benefits strategy. it is important that, prior to being injured, an employee know the process that will be initiated, the roles of those within the process, and his or [...]

Safety Tips: 6 Steps to Ensure an Effective Hazcom Program

2019-08-08T11:53:46-04:00August 8th, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

OSHA’s hazard communication standard (hazcom or HCS) requires employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace to implement a formal hazard communication program that includes processes for managing and maintaining safety data sheets (SDSs), container labels, chemical inventory lists, a [...]

Safety Tips: How to Prevent 5 Frequent Injuries in the Automotive Industry Workplace

2019-08-02T09:44:35-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

There are several injury exposures that auto mechanics and technicians experience during their normal day to day operation. According to the most current Bureau of Labor Statistics injury and illness report auto mechanics and technicians had 13,150 nonfatal occupational [...]

Safety Update: Employer Responsibilities and OSHA

2018-11-05T09:35:11-05:00November 5th, 2018|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

There can never me too much emphasis on safety culture in any business, and with 2019 now just around the corner, here is a brief regarding some of the most important employer responsibilities related to the Occupational Safety [...]