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Being Proactive to Safeguard Against Active Assailant Incidents: Aging Services and Healthcare Facilities

Jake Pease

An active shooter. A vehicle used as a weapon. Words you don’t want to hear. Yet, too often, we do. For the ownership, management and staff of healthcare facilities who provide vital care for the elderly, they too must be vigilant and aware of the risk. Safeguarding their patients, visitors,…

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Traci Barlage Joins Oswald Companies as Global Casualty Practice Leader

CLEVELAND – December 19, 2018 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent and employee-owned insurance brokerage and risk management firms in the nation, has announced the appointment of Traci Barlage to the position of Vice President, Casualty Practice Leader. She specializes in implementing strategic risk management plans and alternative outcomes…

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Manufacturers: Take the MAGNET 2019 Ohio Manufacturing Survey

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Oswald Companies is proud to partner with MAGNET and sponsor its 2019 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 Ohio. Oswald invites you to take the survey below, which also helps our…

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Risk Updates: OSHA Cracking Down on 300A Submissions

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OSHA has launched a program to specifically target companies that did not submit their 2016 OSHA 300A information. If you didn’t electronically submit your 2017 OSHA 300A information, submit it today! The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program…

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Register Your Drone With the FAA Before You Fly

Megan Busch

Are you currently operating, hiring a subcontractor, or contemplating using a drone in your business? Take a moment to read a recent update on the requirements for an “unmanned” aircraft. The use of drones, or “unmanned aircraft” as they are often referred to within an insurance policy, is becoming more…

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Taylor Oswald Welcomes John Flowers to Cleveland Risk Management Team

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CLEVELAND – Oct. 23, 2018 – Taylor Oswald, a risk management and insurance firm, and partner organization of Oswald Companies, has announced the addition of John Flowers to their Cleveland risk management team. He specializes in working with clients to plan, consult and deploy strategic risk management plans. In his…

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Harassment Charges Hit Manufacturing Hard: The Cost of Turning a Blind Eye

Josh Fragoso

The potential for employment practices claims such as sexual harassment allegations, discrimination and wrongful termination has manufacturers on edge, according to the 400 respondents to MAGNET’s Manufacturing Survey. The survey, sponsored by Oswald, asked manufacturers to identify their top concerns and employee lawsuits sit in the top ten. While major…

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Four Reasons to Examine Your Healthcare Professional Liability Coverage

Jake Pease

The Not So Secret Cause for Concern: Professional Liability  Liability coverage for assisted living and skilled nursing providers has never been more important. As risk management partners for many healthcare providers, we are seeing claims arising from a variety of events, including but not limited to patient falls, delay in…

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Understanding Employment Practices Liability Insurance: How Wage and Hour Coverage Can Safeguard Your Business

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No matter the product produced or the service provided, most business owners share the same greatest asset and largest investment—their employees. Attracting and retaining human capital is the desired result of considerable time and money spent on hiring, training, operating payroll, and providing benefits. In addition to the many unforeseeable…

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Construction Attracting Cybercrime: Protecting Your Risk and Mitigating Damage

Zachary Zenger

Criminals prefer easy targets. Therefore, it stands to reason that industries slow to implement proper cyber security measures are among the easiest targets for cyber criminals to infiltrate. Construction has lagged behind other industries in its adaptation of technology solutions and as a result, is a favorite cyberattack target. Two…

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