Unfortunately, companies don’t truly realize how important Connecticut Workers Comp insurance is until there is an accident.
When an employee gets hurt at work, the headache that this can cause for the firm can be tremendous, unless your business has the right type of CT workers comp coverage. And don’t think workers comp claims are only for companies that deal with construction or other types of manual labor. 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 any business!
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.
If your company follows these simple tips, then their chances of employee injuries are going to be pretty low. Nothing is for certain, and freak accidents can happen at any moment, but taking these few safety precautions can greatly increase your chances of a safe work environment.
Please feel free to call our commercial lines department here at the Paradiso Insurance agency for any questions or services you may have or need.