There are few insurance policies out there for Connecticut businesses that are more important than workers comp. When an employee gets hurt at work, the headache that this can cause for the firm can be tremendous and strenuous, unless your business has the right type of coverage. Usually it goes hand and hand with a great owner and a great policy, so be a great owner for your business!
Furthermore, don’t think CT workers comp claims are only for businesses that are physical-labor intensive. An employee can slip in your office’s kitchen and injure his or her back, and be out for two weeks. This can happen to anybusiness!
For the sake of this blog though, we’ll deal primarily with contracting and construction firms. So what can you do to avoid employee injuries? Here’s some tips that are easy to follow, and could save your employees immensely.
- Use proper safety equipment, eye protection, ear plugs, steel toe footwear.
- Machinery has proper safety measures, guards in place, emergency shut off.
- Lifting techniques, safety belts, team lifting.
- Make sure employees are alert, not overtired to prevent accidents while operating machinery.