Blog

is it seasonal allergies, covid-19, asthma, a cold or the flu?

By Barrow Group Staff / August 04, 2020
Ceaseless reporting on Covid-19 has many people living in fear about contracting the illness.  With symptoms, these fears can turn into irrational terrors that are neither logical nor beneficial.  If you suffer from seasonal allergies, August is a common time to experience ...
Read More

Topics: workplace safety, wellness, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Seasonal Allergies

Agriculture work sites are not exempt from covid-19 protocols

By Barrow Group Staff / July 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizations to reassess workplace protocols and procedures—and the agricultural sector is no exception. There is no evidence that livestock, crops or products that may be handled by agriculture workers are sources of COVID-19 infection. ...
Read More

Topics: workplace safety, OSHA, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Agriculture Workers

protect your workers from the hazards of asbestos

By Barrow Group Staff / July 29, 2020
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber. It was used in numerous building materials and vehicle products for its strength and ability to resist heat and corrosion before its dangerous health effects were discovered. Individual asbestos fibers cannot be seen by the naked ...
Read More

Topics: risk management, workplace safety, OSHA

Are you responsible for employees working from home? this checklist will help with compliance and productivity concerns

By Barrow Group Staff / July 27, 2020
As remote work has been an expanded practice, many organizations are reviewing how they can best support and plan for use of the remote workplace. Employers can use this checklist when reviewing and planning a remote workstation setup for current employees, or when planning a ...
Read More

Topics: workplace safety, compliance, OSHA, COVID-19, Recruiting, RemoteWorker

Tips for Preventing Sprains & Strains at Work

By Barrow Group Staff / July 23, 2020
Sprains and strains are common injuries for employees across industry lines. Sprains result from stretches or tears to a ligament (tissue that connects multiple bones at a joint), while strains are caused by stretches or tears to a muscle or tendon (tissue that connects muscle ...
Read More

Topics: risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA

guidelines for resuming work in film and television

By Barrow Group Staff / July 21, 2020
The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has issued a white paper meant to provide information on resuming work in the motion picture and television industry.  The appointed "task force" submitted the following guidelines for resuming business in an environment ...
Read More

Topics: risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, entertainment, COVID-19, Film, TV and Entertainment

State-by-State covid-19 guide for film producers

By Barrow Group Staff / July 17, 2020
As film production ramps up in the wake of  COVID-19, rules meant to protect the health of cast and crew differ depending on the state where business is done.  The following link provides a state-by-state list of all available Covid-19 production guidelines. Obviously, ...
Read More

Topics: risk management, workers compensation, compliance, OSHA, special events, entertainment, COVID-19, Film, TV and Entertainment

Captives for employee benefits

By Barrow Group Staff / July 16, 2020
It has become increasingly important for employers to offer some form of an employee benefits package in order to attract and retain a strong workforce. Additionally, employers may want to protect their company from the risks associated with offering employee benefits. While ...
Read More

Topics: staffing, PEO, benefits, human resources, employee benefits

hr insights:  determining whether a covid-19 case is work related

By Barrow Group Staff / July 13, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created massive change and concern for employers and employees across the world. Even as businesses reopen and employees return to their new normal, the risk of becoming exposed to and ill with COVID-19 is still present. When an employee ...
Read More

Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, human resources, OSHA, COVID-19

Worker's Compensation changes regarding covid-19

By Barrow Group Staff / July 10, 2020
 ...
Read More

Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, COVID-19