Blogger Archives: David Barry

David Barry

David Barry is the national technical director for Casualty Risk Control, where he provides risk control consulting services to clients: identifying, analyzing and creating hazard control programs that address industry-specific loss potentials.

Drones: Safety Considerations and Potential Liability Concerns


The proliferation of drones and the ever-increasing role they play in commercial endeavors has left governments, commercial aviation, insurance carriers and the general public scrambling for guidance on legal requirements and rights/responsibilities. Continue reading →

Discipline an Employee for Breaking a Safety Rule? – The US Department of Labor May have Something to Say About That.

safety first?

It seems like a pretty simple concept: Break a safety rule and get disciplinary action taken against you. Until now. Continue reading →

Ebola: Your Company May be More Prepared Than you Think

ebola outbreak

It seems like every year there is some new illness that the news claims is going to kill us all and will inevitably bring international commerce to a screeching halt: SARS, Avian Flu, now Ebola. Ebola is very serious in … Continue reading →

So Let Me Get This Right…. Now I Have to Call OSHA on Myself?

On September 11th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced major changes that would require you to report serious injury incidents directly to OSHA within 24 hours. Continue reading →

Proposed OSHA Rule Change Could Mean Big Changes For How Some Employers Must Report Injuries

Accident Report

A proposed rule change announced by OSHA November 7 could be the first significant changes to the recordkeeping system since the introduction of the OSHA 300 log in 2001.  If adopted, the proposed rule would be a major change in … Continue reading →

U.S. Workplace Injury and Illness Data – Good News for Workers?


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on employer-reported injuries and illnesses have good news for American workers. Which states fared best and why. Continue reading →

Is Your Company Liable for Employees’ Distracted Driving?

Texting While Driving

The proliferation of company-issued wireless devices may expose companies to liability from distracted-driving accidents by their employees. Continue reading →

Employee Safety: Dealing with an Aging Workforce

Aging Workforce

As employers embrace an increasingly aging workforce, it can be helpful to periodically re-examine work facilities to promote safe, efficient work performance. Guest blogger David Barry of Willis Casualty Risk Control provides some helpful tips. Continue reading →

Emerging Employee Safety Risk of 2012

Emerging Risk

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2/3 of the U.S. population is considered overweight or obese. Poor lifestyle decisions not only affect the employee’s health at home, but can also have significant implications on work activities. Continue reading →