Risk Control Safety Tools
You might be surprised how often injuries and accidents can be prevented. That's why CNA and PLANET have teamed up to offer a series of safety materials that address common losses for PLANET members.
As PLANET's endorsed insurance carrier since 1983, CNA has gathered recent claim data (for accident years 2004-2008) for customers in its insurance program. CNA has identified the top losses that you face based on the highest percentage of claims.
The safety materials that we’ve created address the most common losses in the industry:
- Injuries to new employees
- Rear-impact collisions
- Soft tissue injuries – manual materials handling/lifting injuries
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Falls from elevation
The materials include industry guides, exposure guides, risk control (safety) bulletins, webinars, training CDs/DVDs and safety tip sheets.
The information, examples and suggestions presented in this material have been developed from sources believed to be reliable, but they should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. CNA accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this material and recommends the consultation with competent legal counsel and/or other professional advisors before applying this material in any particular factual situations. This material is for illustrative purposes and is not intended to constitute a contract. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states and may be subject to change without notice. CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation. Copyright © 2010 CNA. All rights reserved.
Insurance Program and Free Safety Resources
A sound risk management program includes proper insurance coverage. CNA offers comprehensive business insurance solutions for landscape and lawn care companies at competitive rates. Standard offerings include property, liability, commercial automobile, and workers’ compensation insurance; tailored coverages designed specifically for the green industry are also available. For more information on our insurance solutions for green industry contractors, please call 800-CNA-6241 or visit the Landscaping and Lawn Care Contractors Program.
And, to help you keep your work environment as safe as possible, CNA offers these free safety resources on their Risk Control website:
- Client materials—"toolbox talks" that you can use for safety training at job-site safety meetings.
- School of Risk Control Excellence — free classes, held throughout the year in cities and towns across the country, that are designed to help contractors identify and reduce safety hazards and loss exposures (for CNA insureds only).
- Links to other online safety resources such as OSHA and the DOT.
To access CNA’s safety resources, click here.
School of Risk Control Excellence Webinar Series
CNA has been a strong partner in promoting safety and providing information to help you keep your work environment as safe as possible. In keeping with this tradition of providing valuable and timely safety information, CNA, through its School of Risk Control Excellence (SORCE), invites PLANET members and STARS members to attend these webinars.
There is no fee to participate, but registration is required in order to obtain a pin code for dialing in and getting into the webinar. To view upcoming webinars and register, please click here.
Note: Webinar registration will close 30 minutes before the start of each webinar. You must have your pin number 30 minutes before the webinar starts.
Industry Guide Series
The Landscape, Lawn Care and Plant Nursery Risk Control Industry Guide can help you manage risks specific to the green industry. This study reflects on information derived from insurance claims. These claims form a database that can be analyzed to determine the many and varied causes of loss. We begin with a review of exposures inherent to the landscape, lawn care and plant industry and conclude with suggested practices to manage these risks.
CNA Insurance Bulletins
Safety Program for Green Industry Companies
This safety program on CD is designed for green industry companies of all sizes. Improving safety can greatly reduce employee injuries and resulting workers' compensation claims, OSHA citations, and other job-related injury costs.
The CD includes a comprehensive Company Safety Policy on topics including motor vehicle safety, preventing back injuries, return-to-work/modified duty programs, chemical safety, reporting and investigating accidents, complying with OSHA, and more. The CD also contains more than 50 ready-to-use forms, sample policies, payroll stuffers, and other safety ideas successfully used by others in the green industry; many of these forms are provided in Spanish as well.
If you would like to receive this CD FREE, please contact Pamela Moore or call (800) 395-2522.