Workplace Safety and Economics

It is estimated that over 40 million workers in the United States had to receive emergency medical treatment for workplace-related injuries in the year 2003. This is a staggering number when one considers the efforts most companies have put into maintaining a safe workplace. In modern times, a number of companies have been found liable for injuries sustained in their places of business. There is a relationship that exists between workplace safety and profitability. Every company, especially those involved in industrial manufacturing, is constantly looking at ways to continuously improve their products and processes. They realize that their profits are directly related to the ways and means by which they produce their products. Unfortunately, too many companies get caught up …

Keeping Children On Task May Be Easier Than You Think

No one says that keeping 30 nine year olds engaged in learning is simple, but as a school teacher, that’s what you’re expected to do among a whole host of other tasks that, at the end of the day, seem more like accomplishments that rival achieving peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, some teachers add to their own obstacles by not paying attention to simple design rules that can help children stay focused on what’s being taught instead of on every possible distraction. First, choose classroom furniture designed to help kids switch focus easily. We found a terrific example in the Downview Desk manufactured by Versa Products, Inc. Designed so students can see the front of the room and their …

Safety First: How To Create A Safe Office Environment

While the issue of workplace safety is often associated with risky environments or those who perform manual labor tasks like heavy-lifting or factory work, providing a safe, comfortable place for office employees is just as essential. Because an office is a contained, highly-controllable environment, unlike a factory or outdoor work, most worker’s comp accidents that happen in an office could be avoided. Here are some easily correctable hazards to watch out for: 1. Trip hazards. Cables and wires are components of almost every piece of office machinery, from computers to printers to photocopiers to fax machines. Allowing cables to lie on the floor, jumbled up is only inviting trouble. Simple, inexpensive cable management systems can minimize the potential for employees …

Life Insurance Policy For Child Why Buy Life Insurance For A Child?

There are a few of pros and cons about purchasing life insurance on children. Life insurance must have an insurable interest. There has to be good reasoning behind the purchase of life insurance on children. The first priority is to first make sure that the income producers in the household have an adequate amount of life insurance. Large amounts of life insurance on children with little or no life insurance on the bread winners will make little sense to an insurance company underwriter. Life insurance underwriting departments will often require a certain ratio of life insurance on parents to children. There are advantages in purchasing life insurance on children after the parents are insured properly. Most companies have children term …