Media Center

Risk Updates: OSHA 300A Form Extension and Winter Weather Preparation

oswaldcompanies

Two week extension for electronic submission of the 2016 OSHA 300A Form This is the first year OSHA requires an electronic submission of the 2016 OSHA 300A Form which was due Dec. 1, but has been extended to Dec. 15, 2017. Please check the list of industries that are required…

Read More

Risk Updates: OSHA 300A Form Due December 1

oswaldcompanies

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…

Read More

Risk Updates: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

oswaldcompanies

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…

Read More

Risk Updates: Smoke Alarm Safety

oswaldcompanies

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…

Read More

Risk Updates: EpiPen Guidelines

oswaldcompanies

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…

Read More

Risk Updates and OSHA Reminders | September 2017

oswaldcompanies

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,…

Read More

Stay OSHA Compliant | Know the Safety Regulations of Propane

Oswald Companies

Visit and bookmark our Workplace Health and Safety Hub on the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The 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…

Read More

Understanding Important Exclusions in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Mary Fessler

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…

Read More

Oswald’s John Mark Tichar Featured in the August Issue of Student Housing Business

oswaldcompanies

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…

Read More

Social Engineering Fraud: Evaluating for Gaps and Overlaps

Lacy Rex

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.…

Read More