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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...

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March 23, 2016

Reducing Healthcare Costs with Targeted Wellness Programs

Healthcare costs continue to spiral and can hurt an employer’s growth and profitability. To remain competitive and reduce healthcare costs, more employers are introducing employee wellness pr...

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March 14, 2016

Cyber Security in the Healthcare Industry: How to Protect your Business

Cyber security in the healthcare industry has become imperative as data breaches and security incidents have surged in the last year, exposing patients’ personal medical records to cyber thie...

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March 07, 2016

Opioid Abuse & Workers’ Compensation: Controlling Workers’ Comp Claims with Improved Drug Management Protocols

Prescription opioid abuse is a national public health “epidemic.” As federal and state agencies fight a war against this health crisis by enforcing policies to curb how prescription narcotics...

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March 01, 2016

Zika Virus & Employee Safety: Educate Employees About Risks and Prevention

This month the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika Virus a global public health issue. While there is growing concern over the mosquito-borne disease possibly linked to birth de...