ConstructionTake Note: The Top 7 Trends & Developments in Construction and Design

Author: Dale Kaprosy | Date:February 13th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Thought leaders in the surety, insurance and legal professions heard from experts and engaged with each other at the 2018 AGC Surety Bonding and Risk Management Conference, Jan. 28-31, 2018. Oswald’s Design and Construction team joined Risk Managers, Chief Financial Officers and General Counsels from the largest contracting firms, Chief Executive Officers of leading construction […]

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Aging ServicesChanges Roll Through Senior Housing Market

Author: Jake Pease | Date:February 9th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

It seems that the adage, “only change is constant,” applies to the senior living market. As an industry, several factors have and will continue to drive and challenge traditional business models, services and investments in this highly competitive industry. It has never been more important to manage the risks associated with the upheaval in this […]

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HandUnderstanding Your Manufacturer’s Professional Liability Coverage

Author: Lisa Altekruse | Date:February 6th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Will your current insurance program provide coverage if your customer sues you for their financial losses due to an error in your manufacturing process/services? You might be thinking this would be covered under your General Liability policy, but in reality, it’s most likely not. This scenario would be covered by Manufacturer’s Errors & Omissions Liability. […]

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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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