Acts of Workplace Violence

Posted October 24, 2018 at 1:45 in Commercial Insurance

Media coverage of workplace violence tends to misrepresent the scale and nature of the problem. While the dramatic, isolated incidents often publicized are shocking, most workplace violence consists in less newsworthy- but equally worrisome- activity, including threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening behavior. And while failing to adequately prevent and cope with violent incidents in the workplace can lead to increased workers’ compensation costs, absenteeism, property damage and negativity publicly. Continue reading

Safety Matters: Machine Guards

Posted October 01, 2018 at 3:15 in Workers Compensation in Commercial Insurance

Machine guards are made to protect you when working with dangerous equipment on the manufacturing floor. Unfortunately, many workers also view them as an inconvenience or an obstacle to the task at hand. Regardless, guards are for your protection, and using them properly is a safety requirement here at Oakland Insurance. Continue reading

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