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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winter driving risksWinter Driving Risks: Prepare for Inclement Weather & Difficult Conditions

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:December 14th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

As fall turns into winter, we lose daylight, and the weather creates challenging road conditions: one of the biggest winter risk and safety concerns. Review the following quick risk management best practices to support safer winter driving for yourself and your employees: Give yourself adequate time to reach your destination. Allow for an extra 10 – 15 minutes […]

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Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs Guidance: OSHA Updates and Resources

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:November 9th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

OSHA has recently published the long-awaited update (the last update was more than 30 years ago) to its Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs guidance. OSHA says the guidelines present a “step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program.” The guidelines are built around seven core elements:  1. Management leadership 2. Worker participation 3. […]

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Jessica Jung OswaldJessica Jung to Present on Panel at The Risk Institute 2016 Annual Conference

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 22nd, 2016 | Category: Blog, Events, General, Property & Casualty

Jessica Jung, Oswald Senior Vice President and Director, Property & Casualty, will present on a leadership panel at The Risk Institute 2016 Annual Conference. The Risk Institute, a division of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, is a collection of forward-thinking companies and academics that understand effective risk management strategies not only protect firms, but position firms to create […]

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Oswald to Host Skillful Screening Abuse Prevention Training Sept. 27 [EVENT]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 16th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Events, Property & Casualty

In an effort to further educate our clients and the community, Oswald is pleased to present an exclusive presentation by Kimberlee D. Norris, partner at the law firm of Love & Norris, and a Founder and Director of MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems. The Skillful Screening Training titled “Keeping the Wolf Out of the Sheep […]

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Oswald Companies Announces Acquisition of Transactional Risk Advisors, LLC

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 13th, 2016 | Category: Blog, General, News, Property & Casualty

CLEVELAND – Sept. 13, 2016 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerages in the U.S., has announced the acquisition of Transactional Risk Advisors, LLC (TRA), a Cleveland-based insurance advisory firm for the mergers and acquisitions community. TRA was formed in 2012 by Jeff Phillips and Steve Lee, in response to increased […]

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Cincinnati SkylineOswald Cincinnati Adds Talent, Depth to Property & Casualty Division

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:July 28th, 2016 | Category: Blog, General, News, Property & Casualty

CINCINNATI – July 28, 2016 – Oswald Companies has announced the appointments of Brian Baumgardner, ARM, Client Manager and Business Development, Property & Casualty, and Erin Blevins, CISR, Client Manager, Personal Insurance. “We proudly welcome Brian and Erin to our team,” said Moira Gettens, Market Leader Cincinnati. “Their experience and commitment to service will be tremendous assets to our clients and […]

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OSHA Safety & Risk Management Update | Recordkeeping Requirements

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:May 24th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

OSHA has delivered their final rule on the recordkeeping requirements. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2017 and has a three year phase in plan. These dates are July 1, 2017 (only 300A summation information), July 1, 2018 (partial requirement for all forms for large companies), and March 2, 2019 (full implementation).  For the […]

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OSHA Safety & Risk Management Update | 2016 in Fast Forward

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:April 13th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

The complexities surrounding risk management and compliance are daunting. Companies are challenged to stay on top of training, tracking and reporting requirements. Moreover, the penalties can be costly in more ways than one: government fines, business interruption, claims, litigation, less-than-favorable insurance programs, your time and resources, and beyond. Knowledge is your power and partner. Get […]

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An Early Delivery for The Akron Children’s Expansion; LIPD [CASE STUDY UPDATE]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:April 12th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, General, Property & Casualty

The Oswald Design and Construction Practice has released an updated case study on its breakthrough risk and insurance program for “Building on the Promise,” Akron Children’s Hospital largest expansion in history. The hospital broke ground on the project’s first phase in the spring of 2013, calling on the Lean Integrated Project Delivery (LIPD) method for the planning, development […]

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