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Workers’ compensation originated in Europe in the 19th century as a direct result of the growing power of the industry and the rise of the industrial age. The first country to introduce the concept of employer liability (the precursor to Workers’ compensation) was Germany. Switzerland and England followed the example. Workers’ Compensation, United States’ answer to employer liability first appeared early in the 20th century. Mississippi was the last state to adopt workers’ compensation laws in 1948. This was 75 [...]

If you suffer from pain in your heel, the bottom of your foot or along the instep, chances are have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common reason for heel and foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick, fibrous tissue located on the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed and symptomatic. What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis results when breakdown of the tissue exceeds the body’s ability to repair it. Possible causes include: • Altered [...]

If you value the safety of your workforce, then you’ll want to be constantly improving the environment that they work in. Working to keep the office safe is more than just about compliance, as you can hope to keep your workers happy and valued. Record Incidents A safety incident is never pleasant but it serves as a good teaching moment. Recording all of the details of these will allow you to take action to stop them from happening again. All too [...]

The UK personal injury claim industry is split into four main sectors, most claims fitting within one of them. Road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, medical negligence and accidents in public places are the usual categories but of course there will always be some claims that do not fit any of them for one reason or another. Road Traffic Accidents There are about 250,000 reported road traffic accidents each year in the UK, although it is estimated a truer figure for a [...]

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? Supply Chain Management solutions or SCM is when businesses actively manage overall supply chain activities to help maximize customer value and maintain a competitive advantage. Nowadays, good supply chain management (SCM) is a critical part of any firm or business. It helps boost levels of customer service by ensuring that the right quantity and product assortment is delivered in a timely fashion. This makes SCM an integral part of any modern business and getting it [...]

None of us leave home expecting to be injured in an accident that was not your fault, but it happens to many thousands of innocent victims every year. It could be in a road traffic accident, an accident at work, you slipped or tripped, medical negligence or had an accident in a public place. Wherever you go and whatever you are doing, someone is accountable for your safety and well-being. If you are one of the unfortunate people that [...]

The Health and Safety (HSE) farm inspection initiative designed to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on farms from falling from height incidents. Health and Safety initiative to improve agricultural safety standards The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is embarking on a programme of farm inspections in a drive to reduce the number of falls from height that have resulted in injuries and fatalities in the agricultural sector. The inspections are designed to ensure farm workplaces are taking adequate steps [...]

The age-old saying ‘time is money’ hits hard when it comes to running a business. And, when it comes to systems and software you need to make sure you have everything in place so that when your employees log on they can maximise the time they are paid to work without too many glitches or costly calls to the IT department. To help you get your systems streamlined for 2018, we have put together some top tips. So, whether you’re [...]

There’s over 10 million people registered as having a disability in the UK and employers have a responsibility to provide facilities for disabled people in the workplace. The equality act of 2010 legislates that employees with disabilities, share exactly the same employment rights as other workers. This act also states that employers are expected to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ within the workplace with regards to access and facilities for disabled staff. There’s the obvious changes which need to be made, such [...]

It’s a given in the removals industry that we deal with some pretty heavy objects, which have to be transported in some pretty difficult to reach places. At Richardson Moving & Storage, we have transported everything from antiques, to Grand Pianos, to gravestones – so we have experience in moving almost everything, with time spent considering the risks of each individual move. This means that Health & Safety is a crucial part of our everyday work, it’s something which [...]