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AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • Safety Alert: Focus Four

    April 01, 2021
    OSHA has identified four hazards that are responsible for the majority of losses and fatalities in the workplace each year.  What OSHA calls the “Focus Four Hazards” are Fall Hazards, Caught-In-Between Hazards, Struck-By Hazards and Electrical Hazards.  In fact OSHA has attributed 90% of all workplace fatalities to the hazards classified as the Focus Four.   OSHA places special emphasis on safety training when it comes to these four…
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  • Agents Corner

    March 22, 2021
        We wanted to remind you that AlaCOMP’s appetite for new business is very broad. We will consider all types of risks excluding framing, roofing, mining, demolition, municipalities, and USL&H exposure. We even have a ghost policy program that is designed for entrepreneurs with no employees. Please forward your submissions to quotes@alacompins.com. Our underwriting team is ready to assist and we have an excellent turnaround time.   Don’t forget we…
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  • Meet the Loss Control Team

    February 24, 2021
    Click the link below for an introduction to the Loss Control team.  During the video they provide a brief introduction and explain how they schedule visits and what to expect during a visit.  For any additional questions please feel free to contact the Loss Control Department at safety@alacompins.com.
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  • OSHA Form 300A Deadline

    February 23, 2021
    Don't forget that March 2, 2021, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2020. Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses will be responsible to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A. For more information regarding…
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  • Cold Weather - Cold Stress

    February 18, 2021
    It is that time of the year when the temperatures start falling and outdoor work becomes much less appealing.  Cold temperatures can cause more than simple discomfort.  They can create major health hazards such as cold stress or ergonomic injuries.  Cold stress occurs by lowering the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature.  Furthermore, cold weather can stiffen your joints and reduce blood flow to extremities making ergonomic…
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  • OSHA - Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing COVID-19 in Workplace

    February 12, 2021
    OSHA’s guidance encourages employers to implement a COVID-19 prevention program as the most effective way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The guidance emphasizes employee involvement, communication and training as best practices. Per OSHA, important components of a COVID-19 prevention program include: .Assigning a workplace coordinator responsible for COVID-19 plan implementation. Conducting a hazard assessment to identify potential COVID-19 workplace hazards. Implementing measures to…
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  • 2021 OSHA Fines/Updates

    February 04, 2021
    About Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Act Improvements Act in 2015 to increase the effectiveness of monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect.  Based on 2021 cost-of-living adjustments, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced the civil penalty amount adjustments for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Penalties In 2021, OSHA has increased the maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations from $13,494…
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  • Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace

    December 28, 2020
    Employees of all kinds work with or are exposed to many different types of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.  There are over 750,000 different types of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace every year.  If, as an employer, you have hazardous products/chemicals in the workplace, it is your responsibility to provide the proper Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and training for your employees for each hazardous chemical before they are exposed.  The manufacturer of the…
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  • Safety Signs and Awareness in the Workplace

    December 01, 2020
    When developing an effective safety program, it is important to understand the “Hierarchy of Controls”.  These are the types of hazard controls ranging from the most effective type of control to the least effective type of control in the following order:  elimination, substitution, engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE).  Usually the most effective form of controlling hazards is by using a combination of multiple…
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  • Chemical Safety

    November 17, 2020
    Chemicals are one of the major hazards in the workplace and a chemical safety program should be in place where hazardous substances are used.  Chemical hazards and toxic substances present a wide range of health and physical hazards.  Creating and maintaining a chemical safety program can not only help to prevent accidents and injuries to employees but may also avert any OSHA penalties due to lack of compliance.   Maintaining a proper chemical safety program…
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