Safety is vital to the success of our insurance program, your ReStore, and your construction projects. And as we look back on 2013 and identify areas of opportunity for improvement, we are focusing on injuries that occur most frequently. For example, sprains and strains accounted for almost one-third of the Workers’ Compensation claims reported in the insurance program in 2013. Fortunately though, most sprain and strain injuries can be prevented if proper lifting techniques are utilized.
In an effort to help reduce sprains and strains, we have partnered with our insurance carrier, The ACE Group, to create a poster titled “WHEN LIFTING, KNOW THE LIMITS” that will be mailed to every affiliate who has Workers’ Compensation coverage in the insurance program.
When you get the poster, please post it in a prominent place inside of your ReStore. We also encourage you to mention the frequency of sprains and strains and make their prevention the focus of an upcoming safety training.
We’ve seen many affiliates across the county make significant strides in developing their safety culture and reducing the risks that cause injuries. To continue this positive momentum we plan to continue to provide the safety resources you need in order to reach our goal of zero injuries.
The safety videos and free online training courses available here on our website are great tools to help us reach this goal!