Safety focus

Vol. 14 Issue 3 - Fall 2021
Check out the latest edition of Safety Focus, Markel Specialty's accident prevention newsletter. Learn more about ladder safety, injury rates for new and inexperienced workers, and best-practices for closed-circuit televisions.

Ladder safety

Most of us have worked on or around ladders at some time in our lives, either at work, at home or both. Ladders are involved in many accidents, some of which are fatal. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that more than 90,000 people receive emergency room treatment for ladder accidents each year. It is beneficial to know how to inspect, use, and care for this tool.

Managing high injury rates for new and inexperienced workers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one-third of work-related, nonfatal injuries occur in employees who have been on the job less than a year. New hires should undergo a safety orientation before starting work, and employees should be actively encouraged to participate in a workplace safety culture.

Closed-circuit television best practices for small businesses

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), commonly referred to as video surveillance, is a popular security measure amongst individuals. Since technology is more widely available than ever before, many people are finding affordable security options to protect their homes and businesses. Numerous retailers market surveillance cameras that are often inexpensive and easy to install without professional assistance, appealing to small business owners concerned with protecting their assets.
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