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KEY TAKEAWAYS
■ In 2015, 4,836 workers were killed on the job
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
■ It's critical for PMPs to enact and enforce a stringent
on-the-job safety program. If pest management companies
fail to make workplace safety a priority, it can lead to
dire consequences.
■ An effective safety and health management program not
only protects your workers and reputation-it can also
boost a company's bottom line.
■ OSHA reports that U.S. businesses spend $170 billion
each year on costs associated with occupational injuries
and illnesses.
■ Businesses can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to
40 percent simply by developing a safety program.
■ It's important to teach your workers how to carefully
evaluate each unique situation before they determine
which safety practices to apply.
■ Pest management companies focus on one specific area at
a time: from pre-job safety inspections to safe driving to
heat-illness training.
■ Considering that pest management workers are constantly
behind the wheel driving from jobsite to jobsite, safe
driving training should also be a top priority.
■ A comprehensive pest management safety program should
address the full gamut of potential on-the-job hazards.

on-the-job safety program. Not only do these
safety standards protect your workers-they
also protect your customers, the general public
and the environment.
"Ensuring that our employees are working
safely and meeting all of the appropriate external and internal safety standards is integral
to virtually every aspect of our operations,"
emphasizes Eric R. Paulsen CRM, CSP, risk
management with Clark Pest Control, a familyowned pest management business serving
businesses and homes across California and
Nevada. "Externally we need to be concerned

with protecting our customers, the public
and the environment; and internally we need
to be concerned both with protecting the
safety of our employees as well as protecting the reputation and financial well-being
of our companies."
If pest management companies fail to make
workplace safety a priority, it can lead to dire
consequences. Paulsen points out, "We have
endless opportunities to potentially harm
or injure our employees, our customers, the
public or environment, and any such occurrence has the very real potential to harm our

company's brand, to get us into trouble with
regulators and to cost lots of money."
SAFETY SAVES DOLLARS
According to a report by the American Society
of Safety Engineers, an effective safety and
health management program not only protects
your workers and reputation-it can also boost
a company's bottom line.
"In addition to outright savings on worker's
compensation benefit claims, civil liability
damages and litigation expenses, having a
solid safety and health management program
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PestWorld - September/October 2017

President’s Message
Employment Law 101
Safety First
Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
Making Safety Part of the Job
Pestworld Preview
Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
Ask the Expert
The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - intro
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover1
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover2
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 4
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 5
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 6
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 7
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - President’s Message
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 9
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Employment Law 101
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 11
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 12
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 13
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Safety First
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 15
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 16
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 17
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Nine Legal Problems You Can Avoid
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 19
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 20
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 21
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Making Safety Part of the Job
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 23
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 24
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 25
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Pestworld Preview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 27
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 28
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 29
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 30
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 32
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 33
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Marketing Corner: Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 35
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Standards: Qualitypro Charts the Future of Credentialing
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 37
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 38
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Ask the Expert
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - The Cost of a Data Breach Could Put Your Pest Control Operation Out of Business
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 41
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 42
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Membership Programs: The New Npma Health Insurance Exchange
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - 44
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Calendar of Events
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover3
PestWorld - September/October 2017 - cover4
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PestWorld - September/October 2017 - outsert3
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