According to the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, all businesses with employees must obtain workers’ comp. Sometimes known as industrial insurance in the Evergreen State, this coverage protects workers injured on the job from undue financial burden. It could also help your business avoid legal trouble following a workplace accident.
Washington has a beautiful selection of lakes to enjoy when the weather’s just right (if it’s ever right). And undoubtedly a favorite Northwest Washington pastime is water sports and boating. Following safety tips and guidelines along with Washington State boating laws is the key to having a safe and fun time out on the water.
Are you a business owner looking for ways to decrease the costs of running your business? You may want to carefully consider the amount you are paying for workers’ compensation. Having numerous accidents on the premises could lead to higher than average rates. Below are some basic safety rules for businesses as laid out by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries that may help you to decrease the amount of accidents involving your employees.
Disaster doesn’t discriminate between whether a home is rented or owned. Accidents or theft don’t wait for you to be a homeowner. Renters still have a lot to lose in the event of a catastrophe or theft.
Figures from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs show there were 54,833 burglaries in 2011. Many people fail to realize that businesses are just as vulnerable to theft as homes are. It is important to have business insurance in place in case of theft, and to take security measures to try and prevent thefts happening in the first place. Installing lights and a security system can also earn you discounts on your business insurance premiums. Here are a few questions to ask to help you evaluate the current security measures on your commercial premises.