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Metalworkers

There are few larger wheels of commerce turning than those in the metalworking industry—and few greater opportunities for risk of injury or accident. For most metalworkers, employee injuries are their most common and most costly type of insurance claim. These Workers’ Compensation claims are usually led by musculoskeletal strains from manual material handling or repetitive motion, and machinery-related claims such as amputations and caught-in injuries. The strength of the industry and the strength of its workers are interdependent; but even the strongest employee can be sidelined by injury; any business can be stalled by a weather catastrophe or electrical fire.

At Hanover Risk Solutions, we’ve assembled the resources to help you prevent those risks from stalling your business.

  • Factory worker standing at machine

    Ergonomic solutions—standing tasks

    Any working position requires just the right combination of conditions to prevent injury and keep employees on the job. Standing tasks may seem simple, but there are many factors to consider when your workers are required to stand for long periods to do their work. This checklist can help you make sure this activity is as safe as possible.

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  • Warehouse worker

    Ergonomic solutions – safe lifting

    Lifting injuries are among the most common – but many of them can be prevented. Learn how.

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  • Claims binder

    Rapid reporting cuts workers’ compensation claims costs

    The cost of claims is always a concern, but experience has shown that claims cost can be reduced if prompt and accurate reporting is in place. Prompt reporting also means your injured workers receive appropriate medical attention.

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Resources

Keeping equipment running means keeping the flow of goods and services going: we can help you prevent any obstacles to keeping the wheels turning.

Risk Solutions Partners

Hanover has partnered with other expert safety professionals to provide our customers with discounted solutions to costly problems. Your company may find these especially helpful:

  • The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Disaster Recovery Planning can help you plan for the worst and get your business up and running when catastrophe strikes
  • Testing and inspection of alarm systems and 24/7 monitoring as well as testing and inspection of automatic sprinkler systems with Tyco Simplex Grinnell
Visit Risk Solutions Partners for more information.

Education and training

  • Take an online course at your convenience; view our online Electrical Preventive Maintenance video to see how you can stop problems before they stop your business.
  • The Hanover Driver Safety Advantage Program offers driver training courses through a national provider of online training, available to your employees wherever they may be.
  • Additional driver training courses and 197 OSHA Essential/General Safety courses are available at a discount through Driver's Alert. Visit the training section on Risk Solutions Partners.
Several of our other Hanover Risk Solutions Partners also provide education videos and safety training. Visit Risk Solutions Partners to register as a policyholder and access information on this discounted—and sometimes free—information.

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