HCR Insights

Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspection Guidance

December 8, 2016 | Augustine Ogbonnaya Topics: Health & Safety

All commercial vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds must undergo inspection by the Department of Transportation at least once a year to ensure that all parts and accessories are in good condition, working properly and are safe to use. Read More

What to Do During a Weather-Related Watch or Warning

November 15, 2016 | HCR Communications Topics: Health & Safety

At HCR, the health and safety of all our employees are primary concerns. We have several Emergency Response Plans in place, but for this post, we will focus on our plan for hurricanes, strong storms, snow storms, tornadoes and other major storms. This plan follows the recommended action timeline ... Read More

Daylight Savings Safety Tips

November 7, 2016 | HCR Communications Topics: Health & Safety

On November 6, daylight savings time came to an end and we all set our clocks back one hour. While this means we all got an extra hour of sleep that night, it can also take a toll on our health as it disrupts our normal sleep patterns and puts a strain on our bodies. Read More

How Can You Avoid These Post-Hurricane Dangers?

October 18, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety, Storm Safety

Very few people enter the hospital during a major storm like Hurricane Matthew. After the storm, however, the floodgates tend to open. Many potentially fatal injuries can occur during the after effects of a hurricane. In fact, several deaths were reported in Volusia and Orange Counties as a result ... Read More

How HCR’s “Nobody Gets Hurt” Policy Works

October 13, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

HCR is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees, as well as the environment, others involved in its operations, its customers, and the public. This commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; facilities that are ... Read More

Best Practices of Leading Indicators

August 30, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

If you are waiting for an incident to occur before making a change, it is already too late. Leading indicators are safety metrics that companies can use to recognize and abate hazards before they experience a loss. By measuring the possibility of an incident occurring, companies can take steps to ... Read More

Why Your Company Should Start Using Leading Indicators Today

August 25, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

Historically speaking, past safety metrics were mostly considered when reacting to an event than preventing the event in the first place. However, this system was limited in it’s ability to achieve zero losses. Many organizations are now favoring what are are called “leading indicators” over ... Read More

HCR Hits 800 Days Injury Free

August 11, 2016 | HCR Communications Topics: Health & Safety

(Orlando, Fla.) August 11, 2016 - HCR has achieved 800 days with zero worksite injuries. This milestone reflects our commitment to health and safety while demonstrating our ability to maintain a culture of accountability. Read More

3 Leading Indicators Your Organization Should Implement Today

August 9, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety

Our early safety metrics were mostly reactive rather than proactive. By this, I mean that we were correcting hazards after an incident had occurred. The problem with this system is that its effectiveness is limited in the prevention of all incidents. Truth is, we were so focused on preventing a ... Read More

Safety Tips: Working in Extreme Heat

July 12, 2016 | Maureen Davis Topics: Health & Safety, Field Work

As we enter the heart of the summer season in Florida, temperatures begin to peak and reach potentially dangerous heights for outdoor workers. If you are one of those sweating your way through the work week, you should be aware of the numerous health risks associated with extreme heat and how to ... Read More