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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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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suzanne sanduskySuzanne Sandusky Joins Oswald Companies as Global Casualty Practice Leader

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 21st, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

CLEVELAND – March 23, 2017 – Oswald Companies has announced the appointment of Suzanne Sandusky to the position of Global Casualty Practice Leader, Property & Casualty. In her role, Sandusky will lead the firm’s national and international casualty strategy. Sandusky has 25 years of experience in designing unique casualty programs for large global clients. “Oswald’s strong […]

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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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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 and 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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