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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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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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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Be PreparedRisk Updates and OSHA Reminders | September 2017

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 26th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, News, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications: -OSHA’s New Silica Standard for Construction goes into effect on Sept. 23, 2017. Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. Quartz, the most common form of silica, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Materials containing […]

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Stay OSHA Compliant | Know the Safety Regulations of Propane

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 26th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Distance rules and requirements of propane tanks to their surroundings continues to be an important topic for both legal and safety reasons. Nearby buildings, additional tanks, other flammable objects, awnings, etc. need to be taken into account whenever propane tanks are present. The proper storage, handling and transfer of propane and other Liquefied Petroleum (LP) […]

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Should parents be seeing ‘red’ over the new “Yellow” app?

Author: Kimberly Lucarelli | Date:September 5th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Personal Risk

Through my “Socially Smart” campaign, I’m continuing my efforts to bring awareness to the community about the dangers that lie within social media, and the potential negative impact to children. Over the past two years, I must confess that I have found this challenge daunting. Just when I research new apps and concerns, more troubling social media platforms are being introduced faster […]

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Oswald’s John Mark Tichar Featured in the August Issue of Student Housing Business

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:August 24th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, News, Property & Casualty

John Mark Tichar, Vice President of Oswald’s Real Estate Practice, was featured in the July/Aug Issue of StudentHousingBusiness.com, a sector-specific publication that covers on- and off-campus student housing development, investment and operations. In the article titled Preparing for Emergencies, John Mark discusses the importance for property managers to be prepared to prevent and handle crisis […]

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Social Engineering Fraud: Evaluating for Gaps and Overlaps

Author: Lacy Rex | Date:July 19th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Cyber crime is a booming business for criminals. Businesses of all sizes are being targeted for scams that range from tech support scams to phishing attacks and telecommunications fraud. With the ability to outsource services via ‘Crime as a Service’ (CaaS), it lowers the bar for entry into cyber crime. This offering provides the tools […]

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Risk Update and OSHA Reminders | July 2017

Author: Sarah LoPresti | Date:July 13th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, General, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications: Electronic Submission of Records OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A […]

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Risk Update and OSHA Reminders | June 2017

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:June 1st, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming OSHA deadlines and notifications:     Electronic Submission of Records OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A […]

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