Windshield WiperFive Ways to Prepare for Safe Winter Driving

Author: Kathleen Henderson | Date:January 16th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Have you heard these terms lately in the news: “bomb cyclone,” “winter hurricane” and – an oldie but goodie – “polar vortex.” Well it’s back – winter, cold, ice and snow. These are some of the most dangerous driving conditions of every year. Are you and your employees prepared for winter driving conditions? Review of […]

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Marc S. ByrnesMarc S. Byrnes to be Recognized at the Rescuer of Humanity Awards

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:January 15th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Events, News

CLEVELAND – Jan. 15, 2018 – Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman of Oswald Companies, will be recognized at the 23rd Annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Presented by the Values-in-Action Foundation, Marc will be honored with the Gordon E. Heffern Award for Values, Ethics and Community. A fixture in the Northeast Ohio civic community, Marc serves as […]

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Oswald GroupUnderstanding Your Employment Practices Liability Coverage to Decrease Risk in the Workplace

Author: Mary Fessler | Date:January 8th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Employment practice lawsuits can prove to be damaging financially and to a business’s reputation, no matter the size. According to the EEOC, there have been a record number of filings in 2017 and the average cost of employment practice claims has increased dramatically over the past ten years, with claims averaging settlement amounts between $173,000 […]

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Helping HandThe Confidential Advocate: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Author: Christina Schneider | Date:December 18th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, General

Years ago, I was meeting with a commercial prospect. They were interviewing agents to see what additional benefits could be offered to re-engage their staff. As we continued our conversation, I learned that one of their floor managers, a highly skilled member of the team who typically motivated others, had lately seemed distracted and that […]

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Oswald WomenThe Year of Empowerment: Women’s Leadership Council 2017 Recap

Author: Stephanie Kovacs | Date:December 12th, 2017 | Category: Blog, General

What a year! Looking back at the events Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) hosted to empower women, I am humbled to be a part of a truly amazing movement. We started the year off with Empowerment through Awareness, a self-defense class. A group of Oswald women, currently going through leadership training, partnered with the Cleveland Police […]

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Personal Risk ManagementHow Much Is Your Vacation Rental Property Really Costing You?

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:December 4th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Personal Risk

Renting a vacation home has become a hot trend in recent years. According to realtor.com, “37% of vacation home buyers plan to use their property to generate income.” Websites such as HomeAway and Airbnb have made it easy for homeowners to make a profit when their homes would otherwise be vacant. Talk to your advisor […]

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magnet survey 2018Manufacturers: Take the MAGNET 2018 Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Survey

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:November 28th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, General

Oswald Companies is proud to partner with MAGNET and sponsor its 2018 Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Survey. The survey represents the chance for manufacturers to benchmark their businesses against others in the industry and region, as well as impact the future of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. Oswald invites you to take the survey below, which also helps our teams ways to evolve […]

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ComputerRisk Updates: OSHA 300A Form Due December 1

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:November 14th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Property & Casualty

This is the first year OSHA requires an electronic submission of the 2016 OSHA 300A Form.  Due Date: Dec. 1, 2017.    Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries […]

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Fire extinguisherRisk Updates: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:November 8th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

Recently, Kidde United Technologies reported a product recall involving two styles of disposable fire extinguishers. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission released the following information regarding this incident: Plastic handle fire extinguishers: This involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March […]

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