Safety Newsletter

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diane adams
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In This Issue
OSHA Safety Pays
Overexertion Injuries
Workplace Safety is No Accident
Safety Meeting Presentation

The Association of All Great Retailers held an online safety meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  If you were not able to attend, please access the resources from the meeting below.


Download presentation here.

Download online webinar here.  

Commercial Electrical Safety

Electrical fires consistently rank among the top five causes of commercial building fires .  Fires involving electricity also regularly result in a higher percentage of property damage than those caused by many other sources, such as unattended cigarettes and candles. An effective way to address life safety concerns and better protect property against electrical fires is through education. Knowledge of electrical currents and the potential hazards while working with or near electricity can help to save the lives of business owners and their employees. Download Farmers Commercial Electrical Safety Bulletin.

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. 

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

FREE Personalized Safety Plan
As an AAGR  member, we will provide you with a personalized electronic version of a Workplace Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP) for your organization. Download Safety Questionnaire and fax (714)374-3288 or complete form online

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24 Hours Claim Support

After you file your claim with HelpPoint call the Association of All Great Retailers and we will provide support through the claim process.
Workers Comp Changes Effective January 1, 2013
The Department of Industrial Relations Division of Workers' Compensation has created a new web page devoted to Senate Bill 863, which will make wide-ranging changes to California's workers' compensation system beginning next year. 
Click here to access the website. 
Guidelines for Reporting Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA has strict guidelines for reporting serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties and fines. 


To make it easy for you, here are the requirements in a nutshell:

A serious injury or illness must be reported no later than 8 hours after the employer knows. Failure to comply with 


OSHA standards and regulations can result in fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000.


What is a Serious Injury? 

"Serious injury or illness" means any injury or illness occurring in a place of employment or in connection with any employment which requires inpatient hospitalization for a period in excess of 24 hours for other than medical observation or in which an employee suffers a loss of any member of the body or suffers any serious degree of permanent disfigurement, but does not include any injury or illness or death caused by the commission of a Penal Code violation, except the violation of Section 385 of the Penal Code, or an accident on a public street or highway. Section 330(h), Title 8, California Administrative Code