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Insurers Thankful for Reauthorization of TRIA

President Barack Obama signed in a six year renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) last Tuesday, and workers’ comp insurers sighed in relief after thirteen days of uncertainty following the expiration of the previous bill at the end of 2014. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, weighs…

Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill Passes House

The federal backstop for anti-terrorism insurance passes the House, but it could get crowded out by other priorities in the Senate. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, provides his predictions on the bill’s fate to CFO Magazine. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2015

Tis the season for reflections on the past and predictions for the future. As we kick off 2015, Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, writes about his thoughts on the workers’ compensation issues to watch this year on Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Insurers Unfazed by TRIA Failure For Now But Expect Quick Fix

Insurance Journal interviewed several insurance executives on their outlook while the industry expects the new Congress that convenes this week to act quickly to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, explains why there appears to be little reaction in the…

Benzene Safety

Prevent overexposure, diseases, and even death from exposure to benzene by training workers with Summit’s Benzene Safety program. Filmed on location at a Chevron plant and other facilities, this program demonstrates best safety practices for working with and near benzene. Appropriate for a wide range of employees, this comprehensive program…

GHS: Chemical Labeling & Classification

Introduction to GHS What the GHS is Why it is necessary Classification Physical hazards Health hazards Environmental Hazards GHS Labels Pictogram Signal words Hazard statement Safety Data Sheets The order of information Required heading and data Best Safety Practices Engineering Controls Personal protective equipment Safe work Practices Emergency Situations

Formaldehyde

What is Formaldehyde? What is formaldehyde How it is used When formaldehyde becomes a potential hazard Symptoms from exposure to formaldehyde Exposure Levels What are the airborne exposure levels Specificactionsthatmusttakeplaceateachexposurelevel The importance of air monitoring and when it is performed Reducing Your Exposure Learn about engineering controls and personal protective…

Energized Electrical Work Permit (NFPA 70E)

Preparing for Work The requirements of NFPA 70E, the “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” The skills and responsibilities required of the qualified person Using the proper personal protective equipment The importance of using a job briefing and planning checklist to prepare for the task The Energized Electrical Work…

Container Labeling

Improper storage, mixing, or exposure to materials can result in serious injury and potential long-term effects.

Crane Safety: Pendant Controlled Crane Safety

Pre-Operation Inspection The general terms associated with the crane Inspection procedures What you should know before operating a crane Selection & Use of Rigging Inspecting rigging Proper selection of rigging Using slings Safe work practice Safe Crane Operation Learn about steps you can take to safely operate a pendant controlled…

Driver Awareness: 15-Passenger Van Safety

Techniques for driving a 15-passenger van Characteristics of 15 passenger vans How center of gravity affects driving How passenger number and placement affect vehicle stability Safety steps to take before beginning any trip with a 15-passenger van Conducting a pre-trip inspection Tire maintenance Adjusting mirrors Wearing seatbelts Driver Safety Speed…

Drug Testing Awareness

When testing needs to occur, including pre-employment, random, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty, and follow-up testing. Why testing for alcohol and other drugs is required for transportation workers. Importance of maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace

Electrical Safety*

How Electricity Works Potential hazards of electricity Ways to prevent hazards such as death and injury When electricity becomes hazardous How electricity works Electrical Hazards Results of electric shock Factors that determine the severity of electrical injury Burns caused by electricity How water affects electrical flow Other electrical hazards found…

Electrical Safety — Part 2

General Install Requirements Learn installation safety requirements for electrical equipment. Factors for judging the safety of equipment Clearly identifying electrical equipment Preventing contact with live electrical parts Using overcurrent protection Situations in which equipment must be grounded Hazardous Locations Which areas are considered as hazardous How to classify hazardous locations…

Electrical Safety: NFPA 70E

Electrical Hazards Why you should be aware of the NFPA 70E standard Electrical shock Arc flash Energized Equipment Always de-energize Lockout procedures Working on electrified equipment Hazard analysis Labels Job briefing Buddy system Approach Boundaries Boundaries and barricades Safe work practices Personal Protective Equipment Determining where PPE is required Revise…

Employee Safety Orientation

Overview Your responsibilities for a safe work environment Your facility’s commitment to an accident free work environment General responsibilities and potential hazards you should be aware of Hazard Communication How to identify hazards Primary methods for communicating chemical hazards Protective Measures Situations where personal protective equipment may be required Purpose…