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

What We Can Learn From the 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards for 2020

Posted on April 15, 2021

Workplace safety will always be a trending and important topic, but many companies fall short of achieving a hazard-free workplace. Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its 10 most frequently cited standards from the year before.  At Cornerstone Insurance Group, our loss control team wants to keep clients informed on how... Read More

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Prevention in Your Workplace

Posted on March 02, 2021

After having lived in this pandemic for nearly one year, most of us are no stranger to the standard precautions: wash your hands and keep your distance. However, now that more and more people in non-essential industries are returning to work, there are health and safety standards that can keep your employees safe and productive. ... Read More

Top Cited OSHA Violations

Posted on August 06, 2020

OSHA, Webinar
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases a list each year of the most frequently cited violations. Knowledge of these violations can assist you in identifying and correcting similar risks in your company. In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. OSHA citation fees... Read More

Firework and 4th of July Safety

Posted on June 30, 2020

risk management
I am sure you don’t need to be told how dangerous fireworks are. As we approach the 4th of July weekend, many of us are planning to include fireworks at our BBQ’s and family get-togethers. Since there are inherent dangers using fireworks let’s review some safety tips to keep you and those around you safe... Read More

Winter Workplace Safety: Risk Management Strategies

Posted on December 28, 2018

risk management
In 2017, occupational injuries involving ice, snow, or sleet that required at least one day away from work to recover occurred at a rate of 1.8 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.

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.

Safety Is NOT a Priority!

Posted on June 21, 2018

risk management
Did I get your attention?

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.

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.

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.