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Danica Miller

Recent Posts by Danica Miller:

The Experience Modification Rate: Explained

 

An Experience Modification Rate (EMR) has a significant impact on the worker's compensation insurance premium of a business. The EMR is a metric that insurers use to calculate the premium; it takes into account the number of claims/injuries a company has had in the past, and their corresponding costs. An EMR of 1.0 is the benchmark average -- if your company's EMR number is lower than average, (e.g. less than 1.0), your worker's compensation premium will be lower than average. An EMR number greater than 1.0 will result in a higher than average premium payment.

Topics: Experience Modification Rate

E-Learning 101 for Safety Professionals

Introduction

E-Learning programs have experienced a significant rise in popularity in recent years as people from all over the world and from all walks of life begin to appreciate the advantages offered by learning online. Although the approach has become extremely popular among students of all types due to its convenience, E-Learning is also very effective.

A meta-analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Education found that students in online conditions performed better than students who learned the identical material through traditional classroom instruction.

Topics: E-Learning Safety Resources

Successful Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Software Selection - Map Your Workflows

The question is, what actually happens in your organization? In what order do the practical steps in your operations occur? What depends on what? There is probably a formal or theoretical understanding of the way the operations are supposed to function or were planned to function.

These steps may be documented via procedures or the business plan. However, many times the original theoretical workflow gets eroded with actual practice and the real steps and dependencies go on working with little or no supporting documentation. A map of your workflows can be an invaluable tool to help prevent and solve business process issues and time consuming inefficiencies.

Topics: EHS Software

The Benefits of Safety Meetings

 

Safety meetings are essential to the workplace, no matter what business is involved. They are the key to keeping your employees and customers safe and risk-free, especially if you’re working around dangerous equipment or chemicals. When in the workplace, people need to be informed about any risks and the steps to take to avoid any pitfalls, illness, injury or death. Planned safety meetings, ones that happen regularly, are the chance to distribute this information and answer any questions that people may have.

Topics: Safety Meetings

10 Ways that Safety Training Can Improve Your Company's Bottom Line

The foundation of a secure work environment is an effective safety training program. While the potential impact that safety training program can have on employee wellness is undeniable, many people fail to recognize the benefits that safety training can have on the profitability of a business. Below are the top 10 ways that safety training can positively impact your company’s bottom line

Topics: Safety Training