Safety Newsletter

February 2012

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diane adams
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In This Issue
Workplace Safety
Free Cyber Security Tool
Workplace Safety is No Accident
Become a Power Member
Workplace Safety from the National Crime Prevention Council

Many people spend a good portion of their time at work. This means it's just as important to use  

crime prevention skills in the workplace as it is at home and in the neighborhood. Whether the place of business is corporate headquarters, a restaurant, a store, an auto repair shop, or a person's home, common-sense prevention skills can make the workday safer for everyone.


The manager or owner of a business will have additional concerns as he or she must be on the lookout for vandalism, shoplifting, fraud, and other problems. In addition, employers need to make sure their employees are safe not only from unauthorized "visitors" or angry customers but, at times, from each other. This means employers must be careful in hiring, verifying references and credentials, and doing background checks when appropriate. And every company, no matter how small, should have an emergency plan in place.


Information about Workplace Safety


Tips for Staying Safe at Work
A simple list of things people can do to stay safe at work


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, landscape and interior designers, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start


Downloadable Resources on Workplace Safety
Safety tips and checklists concerning workplace safety and ideas for making your building or office a safer place
A reproducible brochure with guidelines for employees on keeping company information protected  
A list of tips for preventing emergencies in the workplace 

Take Crime Prevention to Work

A reproducible brochure with tips on staying safe in the workplace     


United for a Stronger America: A Safe Workplace is Everybody's Business
A Safe Workplace Is Everybody's Business program provides a framework in which businesses can examine their safety and security measures, strengths and weakness... 

Working Safely At Home

Informative brochure on working safely from home

Free Cyber Security Tool 

cyber securityThe U.S. government is making it easier for small businesses to beef up defenses against cyber criminals through a free, online tool, the  Small Biz Cyber Planner  will allow business owners to create customized cybersecurity plans by answering basic questions about their company and its online presence.

"Forty percent of all targeted attacks today are directed at companies with less than 500 employees," said Cheri McGuire, vice president of global government affairs and cybersecurity policy at Symantec Corp.

The average annual cost of cyber attacks last year was $188,242 for small and medium-sized businesses, with down-time costing some small firms $12,500 a day.
Workplace Safety is No Accident
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A well-planned safety and loss control program can help significantly reduce losses, contain insurance costs and lead to increased profits.  Through loss control methods you will be able to:

  • Achieve a safer, more efficient work environment.
  • Realize cost savings on indirect expenses not covered by insurance.
  • Reduce insurance premiums.
  • Reduce claims frequency and improve experience modification.
  • Improve training and staff safety consciousness.
  • Improve employee morale.
  • Develop policies and procedures necessary to keep your business running smoothly. 
Download the Farmer's Loss Control Program Basics. This 16-page booklet developed by Farmers Insurance provides information on Accident Investigation, Hazard Control, Inspections, Employee Selection, Training and Communication. 
new icon - smallDownload this Guide to Developing Your Workplace Illness and Injury Prevention Program.  Don't forget, if you sign up as an AAGR Retail Power Player we will provide you with a personalized electronic version of an Illness and Injury Prevention Program for your business. 

my safety point

MySafetyPoint is a tool created to offer Farmers Business Insurance registered customers and agents with self-service safety, loss prevention, and risk management resources.  Because we understand that many small to medium sized businesses don't have regular access to safety professionals, this site contains features that can help you to recognize hazards and implement controls to reduce risk.  The site includes:
  • Model programs and technical guides
  • Newsletters and feeds to bulletins
  • FREE streaming safety videos
  • Access to DVD's and on line training
  • Supervisor tool box safety talks
  • Safety forms and checklists
  • Self-assessment risk management tools
  • Federal and State agency regulations
  • Links to aligned vendors with safety solutions.
Click here for more information on how to access MySafetyPoint

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