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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Data Analytics LeaderFear Not Ladies – Take that Risk!

Author: Denise Mirtich | Date:May 23rd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, News

Do you see people around you moving up the ladder while you stand still? Are you wondering what they have that you don’t? Could it be that they take chances? Step outside of their comfort zone to pursue their dreams or goals? Throughout our career paths, there are those few moments in which you must […]

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The Right Direction: Understand the Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities of Board Participation

Author: Mary Fessler | Date:May 3rd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Accepting the invitation to join a board of directors for a non-profit organization can be a great honor, but the role also carries many responsibilities. Before you agree to accept a board seat, be sure that you understand the roles, risks and responsibilities involved. 1.) What are the expectations of your role on the board? Members may […]

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Risk Update & Reminders | Distracted Driving Awareness & Preventing Falls

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

Read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Our 24/7 society keeps us continually connected with cell phones, dashboard infotainment systems and voice command features. But all these things can put our lives at risk. Just one second of your attention is all it takes to change a life […]

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