December 11, 2018

When an employee is injured in any fashion a report of the circumstance surround the work related injury should be generated.  Even minor injuries may balloon into major medical crisis if not treated properly.  If an employee fails to report such an injury, it can caus...

December 4, 2018

Workman’s Compensation claims can put a company out of business if not taken seriously.  While prevention is the preferred method of dealing with potential employee injuries, unfortunately such injuries do occur and must be dealt with in some fashion. Getting injured e...

November 27, 2018

By showing that you have multi-year contracts in place, you automatically indicate that you have cash flow in place to repay the loan.  And, it makes you look like a savvy businessperson.

Everybody wins in this multi-year contract scenario.  The customer wins because yo...

November 20, 2018

Hiring needs are more easily recognized if you can project what your business load will be “next year”.  If you know what your staffing needs will be, and if you can assure potential employees that they will, in fact, have a job next season – it makes it much easier to...

November 13, 2018

Now – it’s no longer necessary to have a dispatch person physically sitting and taking information over the phone from your employees and subcontractors.  The system will now “talk” to the caller (in English or Spanish) and gather the information about what they have c...

November 6, 2018

The entrepreneurial spirit within demands that we (as small business owners) continue growing our business’s in order fulfill the goals we set for ourselves when we started out.  These growth goals demand that we plan in some form in order to assist in achieving these...

October 31, 2018

No production oriented sidewalk crew member should be utilizing any type of “shovel” when moving snow from a sidewalk.  This can lead to numerous, unnecessary workman’s compensation claims due to the fact that most “shoveling” requires bending and improper use of back...

September 25, 2018

Snow plow operators/employees/subcontractors should be required to view the properties they will service during plowing operations before the season begins.  Finding curbs and manhole covers during a snowstorm can be dangerous to the operator as well as opening up the...

September 18, 2018

What can we do to ensure that employees are safe during plowing operations ??  Here’s a couple tips that will help.  If you know it is going to snow, encourage your people to take a nap, or to go to bed early.  That way they are well rested for the all night plowing th...

September 4, 2018

When we think of “safety” with regards to snow removal, there are some significant considerations that have to be taken into account.  The timing of the work that is required comes into play.  The vast majority of work done in winter snow removal operations is done at...

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