Insured Solutions’ East and West Coast Meetings Were a Success!

The end of July and beginning of August brought forth our annual East and West Coast meetings. Our meetings are always a great time to regroup, go over end of the year ideas and strategies and of course, have a little fun! Thanks to a great team, we’re looking forward to even more success in the last half of the year.  
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Microaggressions: How to Reduce Inadvertent Racism and Misogyny in the Workplace

Microaggressions- How to Reduce Inadvertent Racism and Misogyny in the Workplace

The term “microaggression” was coined by a Harvard psychiatrist back in the 1970s, but you’ve probably only heard the term for the first time within the past few years. That may be because recent movements such as Black Lives Matter and the modern Feminist movement have helped start a national conversation about racism and misogyny in our everyday lives. One major point these organizations want to get across is that many people guilty of such offenses don’t even recognize the prejudices they carry.  Racism and misogyny, especially in the workplace, often show themselves in the form of “microaggressions” – that is, conversational or casual interactions that reveal an inadvertent stereotyping, prejudice, or discriminatory feeling or behavior.

These microaggressions are subtle, but powerful, and can do just as much damage to workplace morale as overt racism or misogyny. So what can your business do to help prevent and combat these harmful words? 
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How to Keep Pokémon Go from Jeopardizing Workplace Safety

How to Keep Pokémon Go from Jeopardizing Workplace Safety

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Pokémon GO, seen it being played, or maybe are even a trainer yourself. Since its July release, the popularity of this app-based augmented reality game has seemed to only rise.

However, unlike other distracting and addicting smartphone games, the premise of Pokémon Go is to, well, go. The game requires players to physically walk around, often while looking at their screen for creatures to capture or items to collect. Of course, the games’ publisher Niantic has covered their bases by delivering a warning during the load screen that cautions players to be aware of their surroundings while playing. But still, accidents are undoubtedly going to happen. 
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Conveyor Belt Safety

Conveyer Belt Safety

Conveyors are useful tools in production, but can be extremely hazardous if not used properly. Train your employees well, post the rules clearly and male sure that all workers who work with or near conveyor belts are well educated on using them safely.

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Loose clothing is a hazard around conveyer belts because it can become entangled in the machinery. Instruct your employees to wear close-fitting clothes. Long hair presents a similar hazard. It always should be tied back or covered. In case items fly off the conveyor belt during its use, employees should wear sturdy shoes and eye protection. And if the area is dusty, masks may also be useful. 
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