Parents: Have THIS Talk Before ‘The’ Talk | Internet Safety for Children

Author: Kimberly Lucarelli | Date:March 31st, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Personal Risk

To promote health, safety and family values, all parents understand it is important to have ‘THE’ talk with their children. Prior to discussing the “birds and bees”, parents should have a much earlier ongoing discussion to ensure their children understand and practice safe-internet conduct. Perhaps because today’s parents have no personal experiences as children, themselves, with the many […]

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OSHA Updates: Personal Fall Protection Systems, Confined Spaces and Beryllium Exposure Delays

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 30th, 2017 | Category: Business Risk, General, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming OSHA deadlines and notifications:   OSHA Delays Beryllium Exposure Rule Effective Date The occupational exposure to Beryllium rule will be going under further review and thus delaying the effective date to May 20, 2017 as a result. The initial effective date was March 21, 2017. Click HERE to read […]

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Cyber Liability: The Download on Ransomware and Social Engineering

Author: Lacy Rex | Date:March 28th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Nearly every organization has an exposure to Cyber Liability. The only differentiating factors are severity and where an organization falls from a risk profile. Organizations that have a large amount of personal health information, financial information and credit card information can be easily identified as targets for cyber-attacks. These attacks are evident from recent well-documented […]

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Risk Update and OSHA Reminders | March 2017

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 13th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming OSHA deadlines and notifications:     New OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit information from their 2016 Form […]

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Effective Fleet Risk Management, Driver Safety and Productivity: Construction Executive Magazine

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

Check out the article by David Leff, senior casualty and loss control consultant with Oswald Companies, on Construction Executive Magazine, which features in-depth steps that contractors can take to enhance driver safety and productivity. In recent months, insurance companies have sharpened their underwriting requirements for fleet operations of all sizes. Notably, they are inquiring about various […]

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Oswald Design & Construction Releases New Video Feature

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:February 7th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

  The Oswald Design and Construction team has released a new practice overview video featuring “sites” and sounds from the field. The team extends a special thanks to our clients who participated in this video feature. View the video above and click on the full-screen feature in the bottom right corner to expand the size. View […]

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In Good Form | 2017 OSHA Requirements

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:January 31st, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Reminder to employers to post their 300A OSHA Form by Feb. 1, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2016. The form must be signed by the highest ranking person on site and posted between February 1 and April 30, 2017. Employers must post the OSHA […]

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Your Life Sciences Business: Guidance, Updates and Resolutions You Can Keep

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:January 27th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Life Sciences

Fresh starts and new beginnings. That’s how we seek to approach each new calendar year. Personally we proclaim resolutions and set goals for ourselves: to read more, exercise or eat healthier. Professionally we build business plans, and set sales or production goals. While there’s plenty to plan and prepare for in 2017, take note of […]

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Protect the Net: Evaluation of Disability Insurance for Athletes, Part 1

Author: Ron Boynar | Date:January 4th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Personal Risk

As professional sports continue to rise – both in prominence and revenue – so does the need to protect the future earnings of its athletes within. Whether you, or your client, plays basketball, football, hockey or some other highly-compensated sport, there are absolute dos and don’ts when it comes to buying disability insurance. The first step is evaluating which type of […]

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Potential Reclassification of Hazardous Waste to Universal Waste Rules | Ohio EPA Announcement

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:December 19th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Do you want to save money on waste costs and remove currently classified Hazardous Waste from your facility? The EPA has proposed making significant changes to materials that are currently classified as Hazardous Waste and adding them to the Universal Waste Standard. According to The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR), the purpose of […]

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