What You Need to Know About Workplace Fatigue

Not too long ago, a new ICW Group workers' compensation policyholder asked me to provide fall prevention and ladder safety trainings to their three maintenance crews. During the first...

Warm Up and Stretch to Prevent Injury While Working in Cold Weather

Cold weather places an increased strain on your blood vessels and heart. Because of this, there is a 31% increase in heart-related deaths during winter months.1 Cold weather can...

Stay Warm and Prevent Cold-Weather Injuries With These Tips

Follow these tips to help cold-weather workers plan, prepare, and prevent major injuries that can result from hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia According to the Mayo Clinic, hypothermia is a medical emergency...

Leveraging Your Employee Assistance Program During the Pandemic

In March of 2020, when the pandemic took its hold across the United States, we all anticipated a challenging year ahead. Not many of us, however, could foresee the...
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Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

A couple of years ago, Cal OSHA put in place an emergency regulation to protect workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke. Regulation 5141.1 states that employers must...

How To Make Your Home Office Feel Good

The Covid-19 pandemic is responsible for a plethora of fundamental societal changes. One of those is the marketplace’s increased acceptance of work-from-home arrangements. While working from home has its...

Establishing Guidelines for Vaccines and the Workplace

ICW Group hopes that 2021 will see the United States gain a decisive upper hand in its fight against COVID-19. Our country is currently engaged in an unprecedented race...

Fight Fraud with Compassion and Care

When someone commits fraud they often try to rationalize his or her actions. While finances are the most common motivator, feeling mistreated by an employer can also drive fraud....
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Promoting Health and Safety Among Your Aging Workers

Every day, employers across the United States are faced with the fact that their workforce is aging. For years, employers have celebrated stable employment numbers and low turnover; however, the...