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  • Safety plans and safety programs are an important part of every company. The programs are more than a government requirement, but a way to prevent employee injury and illness. By protecting workers, you protect a valuable company asset, as well as prevent production downtime and the cost of lost-time hours. Have you created your company’s […] [MORE]

  • The owner of an electronics recycling company in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for saying warehouse employees performed only clerical duties when obtaining workers’ compensation insurance.  Albert Boufarah, owner of Supreme Asset Management Recovery (SAMR) in Lakewood, NJ, was sentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree conspiracy and insurance fraud. The […] [MORE]

  • As an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professional, you create custom safety programs for your company. Training and preparing for inspections aren’t just about teaching employees the rules. Safety violations happen even when workers know the rules and the penalties. So how do you create a culture of safety? By making sure the employees not […] [MORE]

  • A manager was asked to travel to one of his employer’s locations outside of his regular shift to check on a problem. On the way there, he was involved in a car crash and died of his injuries. Should his dependents get workers’ comp benefits?  Mandeep Rana worked as a manager-in-training for a Dunkin’ Donuts […] [MORE]

  • One argument for not awarding workers’ comp benefits is that the employee would have been at the same risk away from work – in other words, the risk wasn’t specific to the workplace. Was that the case here?  Jon Phillips worked for ConAgra Foods Inc. in Missouri as a forklift driver. One day, Phillips was injured […] [MORE]

  • With a GPS fleet tracking solution in place, you can help improve productivity, accountability and profitability. Whether you manage two vehicles or dozens, keeping the costs of fuel and maintenance down is a primary concern for any fleet owner. With GPS fleet tracking solutions, you can pinpoint exactly where your vehicles and field workers are […] [MORE]