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June 27, 2016

Preventing Opioid Abuse Among Health Care Professionals

Prescription opioid abuse is a serious public health concern that has affected Americans across every demographic. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing ca...

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June 20, 2016

Implementing a Workplace “Stretch-and-Flex” Program in Your Company

Whether working on a construction site, in a manufacturing site or in a cubicle, employees are constantly overexerting their muscles. The daily wear and tear leaves workers in pain and discom...

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June 14, 2016

Preventing Elopement in Nursing Homes

Nearly a third of nursing home residents and up to 70 percent of community-dwelling older adults suffering from cognitive decline wander from their supervised homes at least once during their...

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June 13, 2016

Management Liability Insurance Coverages 101

As a leader in an organization, you face more than just the pressure of succeeding in your role professionally. By taking on an executive position, you also open yourself up to personal risk ...

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June 07, 2016

Volume VIII, Issue 2: Q2 2016


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June 02, 2016

OSHA Fines to Increase Summer 2016

For the first time in a quarter century, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to increase its fines for safety violations. This increase in OSHA fines is the resul...

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May 23, 2016

8 Safety Leadership Principles

An accident-free workplace is not an impossible goal to reach. However, it can only be achieved if a company has a strong safety culture. While safety is everyone’s responsibility in the work...

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May 18, 2016

Captives 101: What Types of Captive Is Right For Your Business (Part 2)

In a recent post on the Risk Matters blog, I gave an overview of captive insurance – insurance companies that are owned and controlled by insureds to insure the risks of its owners who,...

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May 09, 2016

Implementing a Drug-Free Workplace Program

Substance abuse is common among working adults and the associated risks can be high for employers. Employees who abuse drugs have been shown to have lower job performance, decreased productiv...

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May 02, 2016

Captives 101: What is a Captive & Is It Right for Your Business?

For a number of years, the insurance market has been favorable for insurance buyers in terms of pricing, although sharpened underwriting, reduced capacity, and coverage limitations remain cha...

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April 25, 2016

6 Steps to Prepare Your Business for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

According to AccuWeather, the East Coast may be in for a wet and windy couple of months ahead. Hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is a little over a month away from its...

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April 18, 2016

Checklist: Essential Disaster Recovery Plan Components

In a recent article published on PropertyCasualty360, I detailed five ways to protect your business from natural disasters. The first step was to form a disaster recovery team that is tasked ...

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April 11, 2016

D&O Insurance 101

The Graham Company’s 2015 Business Risk Survey, a national survey of 300 organizations, revealed what potential risks are keeping decision-makers up at night. When asked to rate their level o...

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April 06, 2016

Following Safety Protocols for Crane Collapse Prevention on Construction Sites

Crane collapses on construction sites are not uncommon enough. Earlier this year, in a more publicized incident, a large mobile crane collapsed in New York City when construction workers were...

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March 28, 2016

Self-Funded Health Plans Enable Better Targeted Wellness Initiatives

Self-funded health plans can be a cost-effective solution for employers to lower their healthcare costs as it allows them the ability to better target employees who pose the highest risk of d...