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MARCH 2024

Hello, and welcome to another Risk Management Newsletter: Safety Matters! As always, we hope to provide resources and tips to help you better protect employees, minimize loss, and improve your organization's overall efficiency and productivity.

In this edition, "8 Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know," "The Importance of 24-hour Injury Reporting," and "Forklift Safety." 

Be sure to share this newsletter with your team to promote safety culture, and let us know if you would like to talk through any of these tips further.

Now is the best time to focus on workplace safety. Have a safe day, every day!

- Ryan Willis, Risk Manager

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8 Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

From lifting with caution to wearing proper clothing, here are some essential safety tips for anyone in the workplace to keep in mind.

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About 24-Hour Injury Reporting

Work injuries can be a pain for all those involved. Did you know that work injuries need to be formally reported to SynchronyHR within 24 hours? Although a vast majority of workers’ comp injuries are reported timely, there is an uncomfortable number that somehow slip through the cracks. The clock starts the moment the employer becomes aware of an injury.

Not reporting a claim can be costlyIn workers’ comp cases, time really is money! Learn more below.

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Forklift Safety

There are more than 100,000 forklift-related accidents every year in the United States.  Forklifts were the source of 78 work-related deaths and 7,290 nonfatal injuries involving days away from work in 2020.

 

Here are a few tips to help reduce the potential of a forklift accident, make sure to follow these facility best practices

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