Safety and Risk Management Center
Let PHCC help you develop and implement a quality safety program for your company and your employees. Browse PHCC’s Online Bookstore for the publications and products you need to support your safety program. And, check out Federated Insurance’s “Working Together” resource guide for even more options!
HR Question of the Month
Provided by Federated Insurance
Members Only: Tackling employment-related practices and liability issues.
- Should We Pay for Onboarding New Employees?
- Exempt Employee on Intermittent Leave - Pay Hourly?
- The Position Changed...What Do We Do With the Employee?
- Employees Late? Steps to Take
- Keep unqualified applicants under tightened screening process?
- We dropped under 50 employees, does FMLA still apply?
- Unpaid FMLA and paid holidays?
- Employees discussing wages?
- Remove a disciplinary write up from personnel files
- Are there specific requirements for management of military leave requests?
- Does an accused employee have the right to review a written complaint against them?
- What is the obligation of an employer when personal phones are used in the workplace?
- Can you pro-rate pay for an exempt employee, who worked a partial week upon separation?
- Termination, discharge: What are the requirements for notice to employees over the age of 40?
- Does surrogacy affect FMLA and short-term disability?
- What is the risk of using a generic schedule of work hours?
- Can you terminate an employee for drinking on the job after a request for assistance?
- FMLA – Does Depression Qualify?
- An employee recently changed her name, when should I update her personnel records?
- Preparing documentation for a termination?
- Do employer contributions count towards a health FSA’s dollar limit?
- Is fitness for duty certification legal after FMLA maternity leave?
- Can you ask for a waiver for workers’ compensation claims?
- Should you share investigation files with suspended employees?
- Time off denial – Legal or not?
Risk Management Corner
Provided by Federated Insurance
Members Only: Advice on Risk Management Strategies.
- Cybersecurity and Small Business
- The Heat is On
- Employment Screening Trends and Pitfalls
- The 88 Percent
- Risk Management Culture
- Drive S.A.F.E.
- Good Reasons to Have a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program
- Severe Weather
- Electronic Interference
- A Back Injury May Never Go Away
- A Small Price to Pay
- Adverse Weather Safety
- Avoiding the Ills of Road Rage
- Back Talk Safety Program
- Construction Focused Inspection Guideline
- Cyber-Crime is Scary and Expensive
- Do You Get an Annual “Checkup” for Your Business?
- Ergonomics: It Makes a Difference
- Get the Full Story on PPACA Before Choosing a Group Plan
- How Much Is a Good Name Worth?
- How to Dilute the Value of a Dollar
- That Pain in Your Wallet Might be Caused by Insurance Fraud
- Liability Insurance: Make the Tough Call
- New Employees Face More Risks
- Prequalification Standards - Safety Program
- Property Loss: What Are the Odds?
- Put on the Gloves: Hand Safety
- A Peek Inside Your Company Culture
- Risks Posed by Tornadoes
- Site Safety
- Slips and Falls
- What Is Your Driving Policy?
- Workers Compensation Fraud...Hidden Costs Can Hurt Business
- You’re Not Alone–Work Related Injury
"It's Your Life" Insurance Tips
Provided by Federated Insurance
Members Only: Answering your questions on insurance.
- A Vision for the Next Generation
- Thorough Estate Planning Includes Non-Financial Matters
- Could a Last Survivor Policy Fit into Your Estate Plan?
- Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets
- Don’t Get Tricked by These Common Estate Planning Mistakes
- Triple Protection Plan – An Employee Retention Strategy
- A Paycheck for Life
- How Long Can You Live Without a Paycheck?
- Estate Tax Plans are Not Only For the Rich and Famous
- Life Insurance Can and Should Fit into Your Financial Plans
- One Key to Running a Great Business
- What is “virtual estate” planning?
Federated Insurance offers PHCC members a number of tools to help you reinforce safe working practices with their employees, including:
- The Faces of Your Business: Materials to help employers with consistent, effective, and well-documented hiring practices
- Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program: Guidelines and implementation steps, including payroll stuffers, posters, and other support materials
- A Business Owner's Guide to an Effective MVR Program: Includes information to help you develop an effective Motor Vehicle Record program
- Distracted Driving – At What Cost?: Includes payroll stuffers, driving pledge, policy self-assessment test, poster, and meeting sign-up sheet
- Workers Compensation: Includes information on programming and pricing, as well as claims management and loss control
- Open for Business®: A disaster preparation and recovery kit with valuable tools to help you develop a property protection and business continuity plan.
- Federated Insurance Risk Management Services
- National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Construction Safety (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
- Construction Safety Council
- Ergonomics and Construction (Laborers Health & Safety Fund of North America)
The American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) has released a white paper intended to educate and give guidance on minimizing potential water heater scald hazards. "Understanding Potential Water Heater Scald Hazards: A White Paper" was developed by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering Scald Awareness Task Group; a group comprised of 36 industry professionals who have dedicated their time and expertise to the development of this paper.
Need some OSHA training for your government contract work? PHCC members can sign up for an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 hour course through the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Virtual University and click on the Technical, Industrial and Safety Skills library. Choose your preferred course from the list and enter the code mem10 when you check out to save 10 percent.
OSHA Form 300A Reminder
Remember that from Feb. 1 through April 30, employers must complete and post a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous year. Employers are only required to display the OSHA Form 300A (summary), not the OSHA 300 log. The Form 300A summary should be posted in a visible location so that employees are aware of injuries and illnesses that occur in their workplace. Click here to download the forms.