Gary Clark

Gary Clark

Gary is the Loss Prevention Manager at Gibson, specializing in risk management techniques and loss prevention services for business clients. His responsibilities include oversight of the Loss Prevention team, providing them with guidance and support for achieving the strategic goals of the agency and clients. In addition, Gary is responsible for leading ongoing staff training, recruiting efforts, and monitoring service quality and timeliness. Read Gary's Full Bio

Recent posts by Gary Clark

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National Safety Stand-Down: Prevent Falls In Construction

By Gary Clark on May 7, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Protecting your employees against falls is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their safety. Year after year falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in construction, with fall protection continually being ranked first on the list of OSHA’s most frequently cited violations. You can help put a stop to these accidents by educating your employees on fall hazards and proper safety measures - not only during the National Safety Stand-Down, but throughout the entire year.

Topics: Risk Management Construction
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Workplace Safety: Cold Weather

By Gary Clark on Jan 31, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Winter is in full swing. With the cold weather, winter also brings a slew of workplace safety hazards. From proper attire to snow removal and slippery surfaces, you should be thinking about how the cold weather impacts your employees. How can you protect them from the cold this winter?

Consider the following tips to keep your workforce prepared and protected:

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management
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Workplace Safety: Snow Removal

By Gary Clark on Jan 22, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Shoveling snow, using snow blowers, and removing snow from roofs bring hazards for your workers. Educate your employees on both the dangers and proper snow removal techniques this winter to prevent injuries.

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management
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OSHA Update: 2017 Most Frequently Cited Violations

By Gary Clark on Dec 4, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Each year OSHA releases the 10 most frequently cited standards. Many of the same standards have found themselves on this list in recent years. Fall Protection - General Requirements (Standard 1926.501) remains on top by a wide margin. The only new addition to this year's list is Fall Protection - Training Requirements (Standard 1926.503) at #9.

Are you taking proper precautions to avoid these hazards in your facility and promote workplace safety?

Topics: Commercial Insurance Risk Management Construction Claims
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Winter Safety Tips: Slips, Trips, and Falls

By Gary Clark on Nov 29, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Winter weather often means an increase in slips, trips, and falls. The snow, ice, freezing rain, and cold temperatures can create more hazardous conditions for workers.  

To improve workplace safety, inform your employees of the dangers surrounding winter weather and educate them on strategies to prevent injury.

Topics: Risk Management
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Box Cutter Safety: At Work & At Home

By Gary Clark on Oct 30, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Box cutters and utility knives are useful tools we find at work and home. From the shipping and receiving department at a warehouse and a retail store’s stock room to an office resource room and even your own garage – box cutters and utility knives are used quite regularly in a variety of environments.

Though it seems simple and not nearly as dangerous as many other tools you may encounter, improper use of box cutters can still result in injury. We often overlook this risk. A little education can go a long way to stopping these preventable injuries at home and in the workplace.

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management
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Does Your Gas Can Meet OSHA Requirements?

By Gary Clark on Oct 4, 2017 6:30:00 AM

A cheap red gas can you purchased at a convenience store can be useful on the jobsite when you need a little bit of gas to finish out your project, but does it meet OSHA’s safety requirements?

Probably not.

Topics: Risk Management Construction
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OSHA Update: Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule For Construction

By Gary Clark on Aug 14, 2017 6:30:00 AM

As we shared in May 2017, OSHA delayed the enforcement for the final rule on respirable crystalline silica in construction until September 23, 2017. But what does this mean for employers in the construction industry?

Topics: Risk Management
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OSHA Update: Electronic Submission Of Injury & Illness Reports Now Accepted

By Gary Clark on Aug 10, 2017 6:30:00 AM

As many of you are aware, OSHA issued a final rule related to the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Though there have been some delays, OSHA is now accepting electronic submissions of your injury and illness reports.

Certain employers, as specified below, are required to submit the information from their 2016 reports electronically by December 1, 2017. We encourage you to check with your state’s OSHA consultation division to confirm their guidance on this regulation.

Topics: Risk Management
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OSHA Update: Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Compliance Date Delay

By Gary Clark on Jul 17, 2017 6:30:00 AM

OSHA has proposed a delay in the compliance date for the electronic submission of injury and illness logs. Rather than the original deadline of July 1, 2017, OSHA has announced delaying the submission deadline until December 1, 2017 to provide the agency with time to review the rule and questions that have been raised.

Topics: Risk Management
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