OSHA Unveils Top 10 Safety Violations for 2023

Every year, OSHA shares its top 10 most frequently cited safety violations. The list applies across all industries and is essential in understanding the most prevalent workplace safety concerns....

How To Make Your Home Office Feel Good

The Covid-19 pandemic is responsible for a plethora of fundamental societal changes, including work-from-home arrangements. While working from home has its benefits, it reduces an organization’s control over ergonomics....

A Step-By-Step Guide to Your OSHA-Required Respiratory Protection Program

The OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard directs employers to establish or maintain a respiratory protection program. It lists requirements for program administration, worksite-specific procedures, respirator selection, employee training, fit testing, medical...
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Be Ready When a Wildfire Ignites!

You never know when a wildfire will impact your region, so it's important for business owners and managers to be prepared. We suggest having a complete evacuation plan in...

Hurricane Preparedness: Before, During and After the Storm

Hurricanes can cause considerable disruption and damage. So far, we've had a busy season with more storm activity likely to come. Here are steps you can take to help...

What Does OSHA Say About Scaffolding in Construction

We’re halfway through our series covering OSHA’s most frequently cited safety violations in the last year. Today we’ll discuss the fifth most frequently cited violation, scaffolding in construction. Violations of...
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Don’t be Caught in a Pinch – Grip!

We take so many things for granted each day. However, the ability to grasp and handle objects is something we rarely ever consider. We hardly take the time to...

Follow These Essential Lockout Tagout Procedures

Out of all the environmental, health, and safety standards and regulations, lockout tagout is among the most important to me. That may sound geeky, but behind each OSHA regulation...

Powered Industrial Trucks and How to Stay OSHA Compliant

Violations related to Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) ranked as #7 on OSHA's Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Safety Violations in 2022. What exactly does OSHA consider a Powered Industrial...

National Safety Month 2023: Five Common Workplace Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Each June, we celebrate National Safety Month to highlight workplace risks, training resources, and tools to help ensure the safety of ICW Group insureds and their workers.  The most common...