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2022 WORKERS' COMPENSATION MARKET OUTLOOK

By Barrow Group Staff / January 18, 2022
Unlike other lines of coverage, the market for workers’ compensation insurance has remained stable across most states and industries, performing as an outlier by producing profitable underwriting results. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the ...
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Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, Telemedicine, WORKER SHORTAGES, ncci

osha's safe and sound week runs august 9--15th

By Barrow Group Staff / August 11, 2021
Each year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job. Additionally, more than 3.6 million employees are seriously injured each year while at work. Because of this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a nationwide event each August called Safe and ...
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Topics: staffing, workplace safety, OSHA

workplace safety:  de-icing outdoor walking surfaces in winter

By Barrow Group Staff / November 30, 2020
Keeping outdoor walking surfaces—such as parking lots and sidewalks—clear of ice in the winter is a crucial practice at many workplaces. Not only does ice removal offer aesthetic benefits, it can also help keep you, your co-workers and the general public (e.g., customers or ...
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Topics: temporary staffing, staffing, workplace safety, Worker's Comepensation, de-icing-parking-lot, parking-lot-ice-removal

Preparing for an osha inspection

By Barrow Group Staff / October 19, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency that monitors and enforces compliance with workplace safety laws. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) have the authority to inspect the ...
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Topics: workplace safety, OSHA-AUDIT, OSHA-CITATIONS, OSHA-INSPECTION, OSHA-REGULATIONS, Safety-Documentation

cdc releases guidance on handling covid-19 policy disputes with customers

By Barrow Group Staff / September 22, 2020
The past few months have seen multiple instances of aggression and violence against workers who attempted to enforce their establishment’s COVID-19 prevention policies and practices with customers. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued ...
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Topics: workplace safety, human resources, COVID-19, Center for Disease Control, Aggressive-Customers

promote awareness of safety standards to prevent falls in construction

By Barrow Group Staff / September 14, 2020
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Topics: workers compensation, workplace safety, Staffing-Week, staffing industry, Falls-In-Construction, National-Safety-Week

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

how social distancing is impacting the workplace

By Barrow Group Staff / August 14, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is informing their return-to-work strategies. For instance, some ...
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Topics: workplace safety, Social-Distancing-At-Work, Employer's-Encouraging-Connectivity, Employer's-Responsibility-Social-Distancing

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

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