Category Archive: Risk Management Corner

Aug 14

Why don’t architects think about fall protection?

There is nothing worse than spending 20 million dollars on a brand new building only to find out that you can’t maintain certain areas because there is no fall protection anchor points.  Time and time again, we see that safety regulations are an after thought for architects especially in the public sector due to their …

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Aug 14

Pokemon Go – a new liability

As you may be aware Pokemon Go is all the rage in just about every city across the United States.  The best thing about this video game is that it really is the first to get people outside and socially interacting with each other.  Below we will explore the upsides and downsides of Pokemon Go …

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Nov 01

What’s the penalty for not providing heat illness rest periods? California says an hour of Premium Pay per Day

This is probably one of the most overlooked  pieces of legislation of 2013 which has huge ramifications for every employer in the State of California.  Gov. Brown signed into law SB435 which amended Labor Code Section 226.7 providing premium pay to workers who miss their recovery periods.  The bill was misleading to most risk managers …

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Apr 30

Here’s another reason to use WeTip

It never ceases to amaze me how stingy people are with money and how quick they are to make promises that they can’t keep.  On Thursday, April 25th, 2013 the Daily Breeze reported on the reward status of the Christopher Dorner case.  If you don’t recall who Christopher Dorner was, let me remind you of …

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Apr 30

Better to report late than never.

One of the most common questions we get asked when it comes to reporting injuries is – “we missed the 8 hour window, should we still report this injury to OSHA?”  And it is always a tough one to answer.  Legally, we would NEVER advise you not to report an injury to OSHA.  But when …

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Feb 21

Will your staff’s vacation plans cost you millions in a wrongful term case?

Have you noticed that a lot more of your staff are planning vacations to Colorado and Washington this year?  Well, don’t be surprised.  On November 6th, 2012, these two states became very attractive vacation destinations for one simple reason –   there’s a big cloud forming over these two states and it smells strangely like marijuana. …

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Feb 21

Are deadbolts too dangerous for schools?

Let’s face it, the events at Sandy Hook are tragic at best and a reminder that the human spirit can unleash horrific brutality among its own kind. In light of this event many of our schools are asking what to do to safeguard its students. The first thing that comes to their mind is something …

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Feb 21

Why the iPad is not for schools.

Sure everybody loves the iPad and now the mini, even if they don’t know it yet.  Just put your hands on one for a week and your life is magically transformed.  The apps are great, the device knows where you are at all times, the amount of information at your fingertips is amazing and it …

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Oct 04

Should you use volunteers in your emergency plan?

Volunteers can provide tremendous amounts of help and countless labor hours, but during an emergency volunteers may be viewed as a burden.  Changing your point of view can transform volunteers from a burden to valuable horsepower. How to transform your volunteers One of the biggest reasons we turn away volunteers is due to the issue …

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Sep 28

It’s finally here – the 2012 California Science Safety Handbook

In 1999, California launched its last version of the Science Safety Handbook. That is until now. After a dreaded 13 years, the new version is finally here. You can download a copy of the 2012 Science Safety Handbook here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/sc/documents/scisafebk2012.pdf In addition, you may want to purchase this book for your chemical hygiene officer: Bretherick’s …

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