Sioux Falls, South Dakota (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
In the United States every year there are millions of person-hours and hundreds of millions of dollars lost to accidents and injuries in the workplace. And according to the National Safety Council, employers that place a high value on safety benefit “directly through reduced costs, and indirectly through improved morale and increased productivity.” So today, forward-looking insurance agencies and their clients are increasingly working together to find practical and operational solutions to developing effective loss control and risk mitigation programs.
Howalt+McDowell and Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. are a great example of a thriving agency/employer partnership. These two businesses from Sioux Falls, South Dakota have leveraged the Risk Management Center, a web-based risk management software tool from Succeed Management Solutions, to build a comprehensive and integrated workplace safety program. Howalt+McDowell is an independent insurance agency staffed with experts who have practical experience in the field of workplace safety and risk mitigation. One of their clients is Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc., an innovative, leading manufacturer of precast concrete products with over 200 employees.
Together, these companies implemented the Succeed Risk Management Center to create a comprehensive and integrated workplace safety program that monitors and reports safety issues and incidents and delivers needed training. As Gage Brothers’ Director of Human Resources, Safety and Administration, Ms. Kathleen Haan-Strong, explains, “the web-based system lets my in-plant manager and me rapidly and collaboratively document worker compensation claims, saving time, improving accuracy, and reducing costs.”
Haan-Strong also notes that “because we can track, analyze, and trend incidents by employee or department, we can quickly take corrective action and proactively manage potential issues. And the Risk Management Center allows us to design training programs specific to our organization.” Importantly, Ms. Haan-Strong acknowledges the value that Howalt+McDowell brings to Gage Brothers as well. “I think they are outstanding and we truly feel the relationship is a partnership.”
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution for organizations to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety management and training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that helps manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (Job Hazard Analysis Builder™), hazard communication (MSDS Track™), Return to Work Programs (Job Description Builder™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers support services, such as managing Certificates of Insurance, MSDSs, or creating Custom Trainings. More information on Succeed is available via their website.