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.

  • Three Points of Contact Rule: The Do’s and Don’ts

    March 23, 2020
    When using a ladder, make sure to pay attention. Use the ladder safely and ensure the ladder is in good working condition. The Three Points of Contact rule exists for safety. Following this rule helps employees reduce and prevent falls. Below find a “do’s and don’ts” outline for the Three Points of Contact rule: Do: Keep three points of contact with the ladder: two hands and one foot, or two feet and…

  • Reminders: Ladder Safety

    March 01, 2020
    March is National Ladder Safety Month. Below find appropriate information about ladder inspection and safety.  Failure to properly inspect, set-up or use a ladder can cause serious injury or death.   Ladder inspection points: Non-skid feet No loose, broken or missing parts No wet or slippery treads or rungs Non-metal siderails when working around electricity Appropriate ladder weight rating                   …

  • Safety Awareness: Slips, Trips and Falls

    April 04, 2019
    With slips, trips and falls ranking as one of the most common accidents in the workplace and home, prevention is important. These accidents account for about 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year and about 25 percent of all reported injury claims per fiscal year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. About 65 percent occur as a result of same-level falls, and more than 1 million individuals experience a slip, trip or fall injury every year. Slips, trips and falls can occur in…

  • Safety Awareness: Ladder Safety Month

    March 01, 2019
    March is known as Ladder Safety Month. Over the years, industries have seen an increase in ladder-related accidents in the workplace. These types of accidents kill an average of 3 workers every week and injure more than 50 workers every day in the United States. For the past 2 years, Ladder Safety was number 5 on OSHA’s Top 10 Violations. Ladder-related accidents can be prevented if you take the time to choose the proper ladder for the job. Always ensure that the ladder is set up…