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31Oct. 2017

Reducing Risk in the Workplace

No matter what industry you work in, your business is going to face risks in the workplace.  While some companies may face more risks than others, that does not mean low-risk businesses should pass on the proper protection.  Massachusetts insurance companies are big advocates for safety in the workplace.  We don't offer reliable workers' compensation insurance for nothing!

If you are ready to reduce the risks in your workplace, look no further.  We have a few tips that may help you do so.


  • Provide your employees with comfortable chairs and workstations.  Workplace ergonomics is big right now and you can even have a specialist come in and make sure that your staff are working safely for their bodies.

  • Implement an official training program for all incoming employees.

  • Consistently train employees on new machinery, equipment, and programs.

  • If applicable, purchase the proper safety equipment for your employees to use.

  • If there are damages to company property, make sure all repairs are made as soon as possible to avoid an injury.

  • Place warning and caution signs where they are needed.  A simple sign near a wet floor can save a slip, fall, and a costly insurance claim.

  • Consider looking into safety seminars or company wellness programs.

  • Hire a cleaning company to come in and take care of the office environment and cleanliness.


Lowering your risks will not only lower the number of injuries in the office but your premium as well.  What is better than that?

While reduction of risk is sure to help decrease the number of injuries and accidents, both will never be 100% avoidable.  Luckily, you have your Massachusetts workers' compensation insurance policy to rely on!  This mandatory policy will provide your employees with coverage for medical expenses, lost income/wages, rehabilitation costs, death benefits, and much more.  So what are you waiting for?  It is time to be proactive and start reducing the risks in your workplace!  If you are looking for a quote for your business, we are always happy to help you here at Ross Insurance Agency!

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