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Safety Matters:  Sleep apnea awareness

By Barrow Group Staff / September 29, 2020
According to a recent study sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), nearly 30% of commercial truck drivers experience mild to severe sleep apnea. Despite how common this condition is in the trucking industry, it comes with serious safety ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, staffing industry, sleep-apna

Identify Potential Health and Safety Failings Through Mock Investigation

By Barrow Group Staff / August 27, 2020
When workplace health and safety incidents happen, it’s important to respond appropriately—that’s where incident investigations can help. Conducting an investigation allows employers to identify potential health and safety failings that led to the incident and make necessary ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, Incident-Investigations

temporary staffing agencies must consider their worker's credentials and their client's risks

By Barrow Group Staff / August 26, 2020
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Topics: temporary staffing, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, Employee Screening

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 ...
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Topics: risk management, workplace safety, OSHA

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

home healthcare: preventing exposure in unsafe conditions

By Barrow Group Staff / June 25, 2020
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Topics: staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, OSHA, Caregiver, home healthcare

Managing the Risk of Heatstroke

By Barrow Group Staff / June 22, 2020
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Topics: staffing, PEO, risk management, workers compensation, workplace safety, human resources, OSHA

Common Employment Practice Claims Arising out of Covid-19

By Barrow Group Staff / June 01, 2020
By Barrow Group Staff / June 1, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, there has been a massive upheaval of the American workplace. Employers have found themselves drafting and implementing policies and procedures addressing a wide array of issues ...
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Topics: risk management, workers compensation, general liability, human resources, compliance, OSHA

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