Toll Free: 855 Our Advocate
(404) 907- 2121
info@accprotect.com

  • What We Do

    Accurate Protection reveals unrecognized problems and delivers unanticipated solutions allowing you unforseen opportunities for better protection of your company assets. Our comprehensive view of your insurance program ensures that every avenue for risk mitigation and cost containment is explored.

    Learn More
  • Risk Management

    Our unique process, Accurate Protection 365, will give you the tools to easily and effectively manage risks, control claim costs, increase safety awareness and build employee morale. We produce positive results that place risk management resources where they yield the highest return.

    Learn More
  • Accurate Protection Connect

    Accurate Protection Connect is your all access pass to valuable business resources. It is available on demand — 24/7 — through our secure, web-based platform.

    Access over one thousand documents designed to help you with:

    Cost containment, Safety programs, OSHA compliance,Claims reporting, Employee communication,Legislative updates and more.

     

     

     

     

    Learn More
  • Access over one thousand documents designed to help you with:

    • Cost containment
    • Safety programs
    • OSHA compliance
    • Claims reporting
    • Employee communication
    • Legislative updates and more

    Learn More
  • Experience Modification Review

    Accurate Protection provides an in depth analysis of your experience mod. We pinpoint cost drivers, such as frequency and severity, and develop specialized loss solutions to address your business’ specific needs. Call us today to reduce your experience mod and discover competitive advantages available to you.

    Learn More

On-the-job safety affected by personal health

Posted on by editor

close up of builder holding hardhat at buildingIt’s no secret that the different parts of our lives are all connected. Even if you don’t bring your work home with you in a briefcase, the spillover between the professional and personal is unavoidable. With that being the case, the way we look at workplace safety should also be part of a bigger picture of general wellness. Some common health issues we might consider include:

Insufficient Sleep. No matter how much coffee has been brewed, insufficient sleep will take a toll on anyone. That’s not good, because studies have indicated that only about 60% of the country’s sleepers are getting the seven hours of nightly shut-eye recommended by physicians. If you apply that to a 10-person workplace, that means almost half the employees are probably displaying symptoms like reduced cognitive function and a higher chance of becoming distracted while taking more risks.

Overweight or obese. Among other health issues, obesity has been linked to muscular and joint problems, a higher risk of cardiac illness and reduced mobility. The musculoskeletal effects of obesity are some of the most relevant when it comes to on-the-job injuries. The increased strain placed on an overweight person’s muscles and bones opens up the chance of sustaining a strain or sprain while performing work-related tasks. What’s more, chronic obesity has been linked to both decreased productivity at work as well as higher average healthcare costs — both things clearly pertaining to an individual’s professional life.

Drug and alcohol addiction. Dealing with addiction can be incredibly difficult. It’s also highly necessary. Beyond personal effects, addicted individuals are up to three times more likely to get hurt in the workplace. Addiction also causes about $263 billion in lost productivity in the U.S. on an annual basis. In Delaware, only about 10 percent of people with an addiction receive treatment.

A manager only has so much sway with employees, but considering the larger context of workplace safety is an important part of risk management. Employers can do this by making staff aware of the resources available — either through company benefits or in the wider community — and keeping an eye on some of the factors employees might bring to work.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *