Tom has 30 years of loss control experience in the insurance and brokerage industry, now providing consultative services for all Cornerstone clients. His services include the evaluation of existing Safety and Health programs to identify opportunities for improvement utilizing industry best practices and guidelines from OSHA, NIOSH, NFPA, DOT and ANSI.

Tom’s professional designations include Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).

Tom Scherrer's Posts

Winter Workplace Safety: Risk Management Strategies

Posted on December 28, 2018

risk management
In 2014, there were 42,480 occupational injuries involving ice, snow, or sleet that required at least one day away from work to recover.

2017 Employer-Related Injuries and Illnesses Data

Posted on November 09, 2018

risk management
On Nov. 8, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its annual Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses report.

Leadership’s Role in Worker Safety

Posted on September 26, 2018

risk management
It’s no secret that hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually on costs correlated to work-related injuries and illnesses.

MEM Safety Grant Application Due August 8

Posted on July 24, 2018

risk management
Missouri Employers Mutual is now accepting applications from policyholders for their Safety Grant program until Aug. 8. The next grant window won’t open until January 2019.

Safety Is NOT a Priority!

Posted on June 21, 2018

risk management
Did I get your attention?

June is National Safety Month

Posted on June 15, 2018

risk management, wellness
Are you doing everything you can to make sure your employees are safe and sound? 

National Safety Stand-Down Week

Posted on May 02, 2018

risk management
The leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry continues to be falls from heights, a cause of death that is completely preventable.

Webinar: Life of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Posted on April 17, 2018

risk management
We do everything we can to prevent a claim, but eventually the inevitable occurs. Be prepared.

Upcoming Deadline: OSHA Recordkeeping Posting

Posted on January 23, 2018

Legislative Alerts, OSHA
Employers that are required to keep and maintain an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Form 300 “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” must post the Summary Form 300A for a three-month period, beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through Apr.  30, 2018.

OSHA Update: Electronic Reporting Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

Posted on December 21, 2017

OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s) electronic reporting deadline is extended until midnight on Dec. 31, 2017. 

Workplace Violence Prevention: What Can I Do?

Posted on December 14, 2017

risk management
Our previous blog discussed identifying some of the warning signs for workplace violence. Once you know the signs of a violent act, the best defense is to be aware of actions you can take now to mitigate exposures in your workplace so that you and your coworkers don’t become victims. The best defense against workplace... Read More

Workplace Violence: Know the Warning Signs 

Posted on December 06, 2017

risk management
Workplace violence is an unfortunate fact of everyday life in the United States.

Cyber Attacks – Are You Prepared?

Posted on October 05, 2017

cyber security, risk management
The New York Times just reported that the Equifax breach was caused by the negligence of one employee. Despite the risk management and security measures the consumer credit reporting agency had taken to protect the sensitive data of its more than 800 million customers, it took only one person to make a single devastating mistake... Read More

Every Step Matters: Ladder Safety and How It Affects Everyone

Posted on March 03, 2017

risk management
Falls from ladders are consistently one of the top leading causes of occupational fatalities. Approximately 20 percent of fall-related injuries in the workplace involve ladders.

Reminder: Post OSHA 300A Summary by Feb. 1, 2017

Posted on January 25, 2017

Certain Employers Subject to OSH Act Must Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses from February 1-April 30. Employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act are reminded to post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1-April 30, 2017. The Form 300A lists... Read More

Creating a Workers’ Compensation Process

Posted on December 28, 2016

risk management
For the unprepared, workers’ compensation issues can be both confusing and costly. Fortunately for employers, there are ways to actively engage WC issues through risk management to influence their outcomes.