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5 Questions on the New Confined Space Safety Regulations in Construction

KYLE MEINERT
Risk Advisor at HNI 

Confined spaces have long been recognized as a large exposure in many industries. Most of this exposure, however, is controlled with proper planning.

Topics: Construction Safety / Compliance

Would your driver qualification files stand up to an FMCSA audit?

Within the last couple of years, there have been some changes with regards to what needs to be included in your driver qualification files.  Many people struggle with determining what truly needs to be in the files and what does not.  They also get different opinions from different individuals (HR professionals, insurance reps, auditors, etc.)

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

7 Tips to Building a Strong Organizational Culture in the Transportation Industry

CHRIS TANKE, Relationship Manager
& BRIAN KAMINSKI, Account Executive at HNI

Strong organizational culture is an asset to be leveraged for the long haul.

Topics: Safety / Compliance

Summer Heat Safety: Declare WARS on Heat Illness!

KYLE MEINERT
Risk Advisory AT HNI

OSHA has published its main initiatives this year for preventing injuries at the workplace. In this list is a timely topic: heat safety.

According to the CDC around 700 individuals succumb to all that is Mother Nature during these hot summer months. The common thing in all of these cases?  They are 100 percent controllable.

It is our responsibility to educate our workers to make sure that they do not fall into one of these statistics!

Topics: Safety / Compliance

Employer Guide: How to Set Up Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries

JODI MATHY
HNI Senior Claims Specialist

Imagine this scenario: You have an employee who's been injured on the job. Chiropractic care is a treatment option. You can't choose the chiropractor for them, but you hope that your employee finds a chiropractor who's committed to improving your worker's wellness and will help your worker move on if treatment isn't progressing.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Trucking Safety Program Ideas:
Let Your Calendar & Data Do the Design

MICHAEL NATALIZIO
Business Analytics Advisor at HNI

Data can be a gamechanger in the trucking industry.  Our systems gather all kinds of information – speed, idle time, fuel efficiency, claims and losses, citations, and more. 

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

3 Things Your People Need to Know About Safety

BRIAN KRIMPELBEIN
Relationship Manager at HNI

You’ve probably been hearing the phrase “start with why” a lot lately in the business world. It comes from a book and TED talk of the same name by Simon Sinek. The idea is that your organization can’t reach its full potential unless everyone understands the reasons behind what you do — and buys into them.

Topics: Safety / Compliance Leadership / Strategy

Driving Complacency: Why Seasoned Drivers Can Pose A Serious Risk

It is often said that it is more difficult to maintain top performance than to climb the mountain to achieve that top performance in the first place.

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

Growing Pains: The Risk for Transportation Companies in an Upswing

FRANK BLAU
Account Executive at HNI

With economic conditions improving in many sectors and geographies, businesses and consumers are purchasing and consuming more goods and services. Manufacturers and distributors of products - from building materials, to consumer goods, and everything in between - are ramping up production of goods and materials that need to be delivered.

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

3 Key Takeaways from Last Week’s Behavior Based Safety Webinar

CRAIG MARTENS
Relationship Manager at HNI

Last week, our Risk Advisor Kyle Meinert shared his insight on an HNI University webinar called “Behavior Based Safety Programs: How Thinking Safe Leads to Acting Safe."

Topics: Safety / Compliance