Workers’ compensation claims get more expensive every year. With new state-level regulations that protect employees, and the wariness of workers’ compensation providers to take on risk, costs and confusion are rising for employers. But return-to-work programs are still a great option to reduce exposure. This article (updated for 2019) offers some tips. Implementing a light […]
About Eric Mann
Eric Mann has been with Employers Resource since 2002. He is our safety wizard, also known as the National Safety and Loss Control Manager. Proficient in developing and implementing safety programs, including training, he uses his skills to help our client companies with compliance and OSHA regulations. Eric’s top priority is to ensure a safe workplace for your employees.
Entries by Eric Mann
Business owners are always watching the bottom line. As long as the company is makes more money than it spends, a business owner can usually sleep well at night. The inverse of this is also true. Unexpected emergencies, increases in material costs, taxes, and labor costs can cause an owner many sleepless nights. A great […]
As a Safety Guy, my job has made me a road warrior for the last thirty years or so. I routinely log over 70,000 miles annually visiting our great clients. I thought I had seen everything that could occur while driving down the freeway. However, my list got a little longer last week when I […]
Before you know it, school will be out for summer break and thousands of students will be seeking summer employment. When I got my first summer job – back during the Lincoln administration – my employer gave me all of fifteen minutes of training. He basically said “do this” and “don’t do that” with little […]
Small business owners often find themselves in a pickle when a new OSHA regulation is enacted. Chances are that unless you are connected to a source that can supply you with the simple facts about exactly what the new rules cover and how they affect your business, you are definitely behind the curve. You may […]
In the middle of May this year, OSHA issued a final rule on Recordkeeping and Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. As with most missives from our friends at OSHA, the new rules cover a multitude of things that employers must do to comply. Most of the requirements under the new recordkeeping and reporting rule […]
When is the last time that you or one of your employees actually used a portable fire extinguisher? I mean they actually pulled the pin, aimed at the fire, and discharged the contents of the extinguisher at the fire. If you can’t remember ever having that experience, it’s time for a little practice.
It’s two o’clock in the morning and you are awakened by the loud beeping from your kitchen smoke alarm. You jump from the bed and rush to the hallway only to find it is filled with smoke and fire. Would your family react in a manner that would ensure they could escape the burning house […]
Recent natural events have created havoc among a number of businesses of all types (including us here at Employers Resource). Hurricanes along the gulf coast and Puerto Rico, devastating wild fires in California and other northwestern states have brought destruction to thousands of homes and businesses alike. Even if a business in the affected area […]
Each year about this time our friends at OSHA make a list of the most common violations of OSHA standard for the previous year. Each year I get the list and shake my head in wonder as I see the same common OSHA violations over and over. For as long as I can remember, the […]