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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Risk Updates: Smoke Alarm Safety

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 19th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

More than 1.3 million fires were reported by fire departments in 2016, resulting in an estimated 3,390 civilian deaths—the highest number of fatalities since 2008. Recently, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported on Catastrophic Multiple-Death fires in 2016 and the details were both striking and tragically sad. Three of every five home fire deaths […]

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EPI PenRisk Updates: EpiPen Guidelines

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 13th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

The Ohio Department of Health now has the appropriate training and documentation in place for Qualified Entities to have and use Epinephrine Auto-injectors in an emergency. In 2016, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 200. This bill expanded the list of qualified entities that may procure epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies. Ohio Revised Code 3728.01 […]

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John HollinsJohn Hollins III Joins Oswald Companies’ Columbus Property & Casualty Team

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 5th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

COLUMBUS – Oct. 5, 2017 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent and employee-owned insurance brokerage and risk management firms in the nation, has announced the appointment of John Hollins III to the position of Sales Executive, Property & Casualty. He specializes in working with clients to plan, consult and deploy strategic risk management plans. […]

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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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Blue chalkboard business peopleUnderstanding Important Exclusions in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Author: Mary Fessler | Date:September 20th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

Many Directors and Officers of private companies and non-profit organizations understand the importance of D&O insurance to protect their personal assets, as well as the entity’s balance sheet. Yet, many fail to take the time to understand important exclusions that are embedded in the policy. One such exclusion: professional services rendered by the company. Underwriters seek […]

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Hurricane Season: Preparation and Contingency

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 7th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

With hurricanes and tropical storms threatening areas of the United States, we have provided the following information on prevention and contingency: HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE DURING A FLOOD OR HURRICANE After the Storm: Do what you can to secure all property from further loss. Cover roof damage with tarps and cover windows […]

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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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