06 May

The Benefits of Using Machine Guards While Operating Heavy Equipment

Working with machinery and other heavy equipment is one of the top causes of workplace injuries. Machinery is necessary to create a level of efficiency that’s unreachable through manual labour. Although effective, this equipment comes with serious risks. However, your risk of accidental injury can be reduced through the use of machine guards.

14 Apr

8 Safety Tips to Reduce Injuries and Contamination in Meatpacking

The meatpacking industry has been a profitable industry since the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, many larger organizations modified operations and increased work speeds and productivity while also trimming their labour expenses. However, these tactics consolidated the industry but also created greater working hazards for employees. 

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm:

29 Mar

8 Safety Precautions for Handling Toxic Chemicals During Manufacturing

Some chemicals used on the manufacturing floor are hazardous to employees’ health and can cause illness and injury if they are not handled correctly. Before employees begin working with any chemical, they need to identify its potential hazards, become familiar with how to best protect themselves and be aware of the procedures to follow if an accident takes place.

Here are some precautions your business can take to protect workers from harm:

24 Mar

How to Work Safely in Warehouses and Reduce Employee Accidents

Warehouses are vital, but they can also be dangerous—because they are a centre of activity with a flurry of circulating goods and moving vehicles, they usually have a higher potential for accidents than other areas with more limited functions.

Improving warehouse safety can have a positive effect, streamlining your entire organization. To have a safe, productive warehouse, take a look at how to reduce the following causes of accidents in warehousing and storage:

10 Mar

6 Safety Tips for Working with Nanotechnology in the Workplace

Today, new consumer products manufactured using nanotechnology are coming on the market at a fast rate. Nanoparticles are already used in paints, car parts, eyeglasses, cosmetics, tennis racquets and clothing, and their use is expected to increase in the near future.

While nanotechnology is an exciting new field, it may also pose potentially serious hazards for workers who handle nanoparticles. Keep safety and prevention in mind to protect your workers and your company.

Here are some ways your business can protect workers from harm:

22 Feb

How to Successfully Manage a Food Recall Event

Every food manufacturer has its own controls in place to ensure that the food and beverages they produce don’t harm consumers. However, even the most discerning and organized companies can mistakenly sell products that cause injury or illness.

In the event an unsafe food product leaves the control of the manufacturer or is in violation of safety legislation (referred to as violative products in various regulations), the product must be removed from the market in what’s referred to as a recall.

Here are the steps that would need to be taken in order to navigate through the event of a food recall:

11 Feb

Case Study: How Equipment Breakdown Insurance Protects Manufacturers

Companies need safe and working equipment to operate efficiently and generate revenue. In fact, some organizations rely exclusively on a few pieces of equipment to run their entire business.

Following a breakdown, major losses can occur, and many organizations turn to equipment breakdown insurance (sometimes referred to as boiler and machinery insurance).

Take a look at the following case study on how Equipment Breakdown Insurance was able to protect a company when their equipment suffered a breakdown:

08 Feb

4 Benefits of Product Liability Insurance for Manufacturers

Your customers expect you to have safe and reliable products and failing to meet these expectations can lead to huge financial losses.

If one of your products harms a customer in any way, they can sue your business, leading to costly legal fees and settlements that can easily reach six figures. That’s why, to protect against claims and ensure the longevity of your business, you need product liability insurance.

Here are 4 ways that product liability insurance can benefit your business:

03 Feb

4 Benefits of Equipment Breakdown Insurance for Manufacturers

Companies need safe and working equipment to operate efficiently and generate revenue. In fact, some organizations rely exclusively on a few pieces of equipment to run their entire business. Following a breakdown, major losses can occur, and many organizations turn to equipment breakdown insurance.

Equipment breakdown coverage is a form of property insurance designed to protect a company’s mechanical, electrical, and computer equipment from unexpected breakdowns. 

Here are some of the benefits equipment breakdown insurance policies can offer organizations:

30 Apr

Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their operations long term. This is especially true when you consider that many organizations—including bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, retailers and manufacturers—have had to close their doors or cease operations as a result of COVID-19. Not only has this severely impacted their ability to serve their customers, but, for some, it has also led to indefinite disruptions—disruptions that could impact their bottom line.

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