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.

  • Lawn Mower Safety

    September 01, 2020
    Although many users have years of mowing experience, sometimes safety precautions are overlooked. The results can be dangerous.  Staying aware of sight conditions, knowing your machine and constantly being alert can help you avoid accidents and injury.  Of course, every operator should always refer to the operator's manual for routine maintenance schedules and safety tips.  Here are some general mower-safety guidelines to help get you started. Before Mowing…

  • Safety Awareness: Heat-Related Illnesses

    May 15, 2019
    During the hot and humid months of the year, one common workplace accident results from heat-related illnesses. Heat stress can affect employees working outdoors and can also affect those exposed to direct physical contact with hot equipment. Below are different types of heat-related illnesses and some notable symptoms. Heat Stroke: the most serious heat related-illness, heat stroke occurs when the body cannot control its temperature causing rapid increase. The body cannot cool itself,…

  • Spring & Summer Focus Points

    May 01, 2018
    In Spring and Summer seasons, some of the areas to focus efforts on include examining potential outdoor hazards. Some of these include: Insect Bites and Bee Stings: If possible, avoid areas with wasp nests and yellow jacket burrows. Both can cause severe allergic reactions. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea and dizziness, hives, and swelling of the throat, mouth, lips, or tongue. Bites can also cause difficulty in breathing. If any of these symptoms appear, seek immediate medical help. Around 50…

  • Seasonal Safety Tips

    December 28, 2017
    Winter Safety Tips: Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by ensuring workers recognize the hazards of winter weather driving. Set and enforce driver safety policies. Implement an effective maintenance program for all vehicles and mechanized equipment that workers are required to operate. Have properly trained workers inspect the vehicle systems to determine if they are working properly. One thing many workers fail to consider when…