Janitors are the unsung heroes of the workforce. As of 2016, over 2.3 million jobs exist in the cleaning industry. Messes happen all over the workplace, and it is usually a janitor that has to clean it up. However, when it comes to cleaning up spills and other miss-haps, these heroes are at risk of injury more than any other. As workers’ comp insurance agents, the commercial janitorial industry NEEDS us.
How do we appeal to an industry fraught with all kinds of accidents? Let’s take a look.
When trying to hook a client in the commercial janitorial industry, look no further than the extensive list of possible injuries. Many of these injuries can take weeks, even months, to heal.
A lot of the injuries come from the work itself. Repetitive tasks such as mopping and lifting heavy objects aren’t ergonomic friendly and can lead to long-term muscle injuries, such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, and more. In an industry such as commercial janitors, having an employee out for a long time due to red tape from a workers’ comp claim is a nightmare. With our help, we can help get the worker the treatment they need as soon as possible and help accelerate their return to work.
The insurance industry is seeing an incredible growth in employee or former employee claims against their employer. Employment Practices Liability Insurance provide coverage for claims made by employees alleging discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and other employment related issues. Whether a company wins or loses a lawsuit, EPLI generally covers the court costs. If you want to learn more about EPLI, Normandy is partnering with another carrier to offer the insurance to their clients. You can read all about it on the EPLI page on our website.
Gaining clients in the commercial janitorial sector is a learning process for you and your potential clientele. As an insurance agent, learning the ins and outs of their business will not only help you spot potential dangers in their profession but make you relatable to your potential clients. As for your potential clients, you could start by sending them friendly tips on the best ergonomic practices in the janitorial industry. Providing these tips will help lessen the effects of monotonous cleaning methods and prevent accidents. For example, pamphlets like this one demonstrate healthy lifting practices and other safety tips for the workplace. Providing free advice and tips will help solidify your bond with the client before committing to your services.
Employees deserve to feel safe at their workplace, no matter the profession. At Normandy Insurance, we pride ourselves on a fast turnaround for our workers’ comp claims while providing the personal touch clients deserve. If you are interested in our services or writing with us, please check out our website for more details: https://www.normandyins.com/index.html