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 Statistics

    March 10, 2019
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 Alabama ranked significantly lower than the national rate for non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Alabama recorded a rate of 2.7 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers, and the national average was 2.9 cases. Alabama also reported that 44 percent of cases involved days away from work, job transfer or restrictions compared to the national average of 58 percent. Even though Alabama ranks lower in workplace injuries and…

  • Helpful Tips: Self-Performed Safety Inspections

    April 15, 2018
    Best practice for all companies includes performing and documenting regular safety inspections. These can be done on a pre-shift daily or weekly basis, depending on the scope of the inspection. Developing a self-inspection checklist or utilizing one of the safety inspection checklists found in the AlaCOMP online Safety Library assists with self-inspections. Follow the guideline to perform a safety walk-through and better document the inspection performance. The company should…

  • Top 5 Safety Issues Noted During Loss Control Inspections

    April 01, 2018
    Keeping the workplace safe and reducing workers compensation loss involves scheduling a visit from the AlaCOMP Loss Control department, which will cover several points. Reviewing company operations from a safety standpoint, evaluating potential hazards and making suggestions for safety program improvements are the focus. Continuous client loss control inspections reveal similar safety issues in need of attention. Listed below are the top 5 most common safety issues discovered during these…

  • Establishing an Effective Safety Program

    March 15, 2018
    In all segments of the industry, companies should create and document an effective safety program. A safety program identifies and reduces hazards faced by employees in the work environment. Some industries must implement safety programs to comply with federal or state government requirements. Written policies and procedures satisfy an imperative component of an effective safety program. Companies should publish a list of safety rules within the company handbook that is received by all…

  • Helpful Tips: Hiring Safe Employees

    February 15, 2018
    In a new year with the prospect of hiring new employees, think about hiring safe employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers with one year or less experience represent 25 percent of the workplace and account for 34 percent of the workplace and 34 percent of injury-related lost time. The use of prescreening tools provides vital insight to ensure you know the most about a potential new employee. Some helpful pre-screening tools include: Verify references and work history…