I noted with interest the article, "Does Safety Matter?" (July) I thought the article was very well done and underscored a critical component of any successful business: safety. But if the article missed a point, one that should be underscored, it is that dealers that are interested in building successful loss-control programs for their organizations usually have at their disposal eager partners in the various companies that provide property casualty insurance.
Further, it is important to recognize that safety pays, and those businesses with better safety track records over time end up paying less for their property casualty insurance programs.
I would like to think that I speak not only for Pennsylvania Lumbermens, but for many of my competitors when I tell you that we stand ready to cooperate and work closely with any insured business that is looking to develop a new safety program or enhance one that is in place.
- John Smith, CPCU
- President and CEO
- Pennsylvania Lumbermens
- Mutual Insurance Co.
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