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Dustin Boss

Dustin Boss is a certified risk architect and insurance agent with Ottawa Kent. He designs, builds and implements risk management systems for companies without the luxury of a full time risk manager on staff. He can be reached at (616) 457-1320 and dboss@ottawakent.com.

Use PPE in the Workplace and Keep Your "Eyes" on the Prize

The American workplace is a minefield of potential dangers, coming in all sizes and shapes – sparks, noise, chemicals, falling objects, sharp edges, just to name a few. The smart plan would be to encase workers in a protective bubble, but odds are that such an endeavor would severely hinder productivity. Still, procedures have to be instituted to safeguard employees and prevent workplace injuries, which can result in soaring workers’ compensation costs for employers.