Tag: Workers Compensation

Enhancing Safety Through Ergonomics

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National Ergonomics Month 2018

Did you know October is National Ergonomics Month (NEM)? Yes, it was in 2003 when the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) made the decision to reach out to the general public, as well as professionals and students, in the workplace to promote the benefits of ergonomics. Today’s post will serve as a resource for our present and future clients to appreciate that enhancing safety through ergonomics should be everyone’s…

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Risk Management: 4 Strategies for Contractors

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Construction contractors

Whether you manage residential renovations specializing in sustainable building practices or large-scale, landmark commercial builds, you know that any construction project can potentially pose serious safety hazards. With materials regularly weighing several tons and tradesmen often working several stories off the ground, you simply can’t be too careful. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about maintaining a job site that protects your employees from harm by eliminating unnecessary hazards….

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3 Costly Mistakes Restaurant Owners Make (That You Can Easily Avoid)

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Restaurant Kitchen Scene

Were you born with an unrelenting entrepreneurial streak? Thinking about quitting your 9 to 5 desk job to open your own gastropub or neighborhood pizza joint? If so, kudos to you! While you’ve probably heard anecdotal stories about how it can be challenging to build up a loyal base of patrons it is, in fact, entirely within your reach. While it may not be easy for some, you shouldn’t let…

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Work Comp premiums for Non-Employees in TN

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Employees Sign

Interesting case came out of the Insurors of Tennessee newsletter last week. We have a feeling insurance companies will be jumping all over Workers Compensation audits after the Tennessee Supreme court declined to hear a case about insurance companies collecting Work Comp premium on payroll for Non-Employees. Not good news for many companies who hire independent contractors. The only thing we recommend at this time is that your independent contractors…

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Teach your Children how to be an Entreprenuer

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I recently had a conversation with a Knoxville, TN father who called our independent insurance agency. He was interested in commercial insurance for his lemonade stand. At first, I was taken back a little…and then I discovered the brillance of his vision. The Lemonade stand is the truest form of entreprenuership and the best model to teach your children how to learn business.

Knoxville Commercial Insurance

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photo credit: kreg.steppe We love the world of business, who would have thought we would have fun selling this stuff! So many times, I have had people turn cheek when I say the words “insurance agent.” The funny thing is despite the commission-hungry salesman stigma associated with an insurance agent, we are numb to this response. I personally enjoy reviewing how a client manages their business and from that I…

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