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Smart 50 Awards, Presented by Oswald, Scheduled for Oct. 14 in Downtown Columbus

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Oswald is proud to present the SBN Smart 50 awards in Columbus. The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners will be honored at a black-tie optional celebration on…

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OSHA Electrical Standards Provisions to be enforced Oct. 31

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On Oct. 31, 2014, the temporary enforcement provision of the 2014 changes to the electrical standards will expire, and all of the new provisions of the standard will be citable. These changes affect the wording and structure of the OSHA guidelines.  Prior to these changes, OSHA could refer to the…

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Oswald to Sponsor the 2014 RIMS Great Lakes Conference in Cleveland

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Oswald is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2014 RIMS Great Lakes Conference, which brings Risk Management, Insurer, and Broker partners throughout the region together. The 3-day event features various breakout sessions on topics such as leveraging technology, Export Control Laws, Surety and reducing business risk.  The event…

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OSHA Update: New Requirements for Reporting Injuries & Updated Industry Exempt List

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Effective Jan. 1, 2015, new recordkeeping requirements will be in effect for all businesses. The changes include: ALL fatalities (regardless if they are work related or not) must be reported to OSHA within 8 hours of occurrence If ANY employee is hospitalized (admitted), OSHA must be notified with 24 hours (old…

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Kim Ferenchak Co-Authors Article on SEC’s ‘No Admit or Deny’ Policy Reversal

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Kimberly Ferenchak, Vice President and Practice Leader at Oswald Companies has co-authored an article published in the Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report, Fallout from the SEC’s Move to Reverse ‘No Admit or Deny’ Policy. Joining Gene Cahill, Director at Grant Thornton; Brian Hedges, Manager at Grant Thornton; and…

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Oswald’s A&E Team Sponsors “Canstruction Cleveland” to Benefit Food Bank

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On Saturday, March 20, Oswald’s Architects & Engineers team participated in the ninth annual “Canstruction Cleveland” event at Beachwood mall. Canstruction® is a design/build competition showcasing the Cleveland community’s creativity, while helping to stock the shelves of the Cleveland Foodbank. View the photo gallery on the event Facebook page. The…

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Architects and Engineers All Ohio Convocation Set for April 23

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The All Ohio Convocation, a risk management program for the design and construction industry, will take place Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The full-day annual event, hosted by Oswald Companies, offers 5.5 AIA/ CES credits to attendees and features a panel of presenters to discuss a wide-range of topics including: strategic…

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OSHA Advisory: Employers Must Post Injury & Illness Summaries By Feb. 1, 2014

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to post the 300A OSHA Form, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013. The form must be signed and posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014. Employers must post the…

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Kim Ferenchak Talks Compliance “Trip Wires” at Crain’s Panel Event [VIDEO]

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From planning, to activation, to responsiveness, strategic compliance programs are critical in today’s business climate, with more recent laws and regulations presenting the growing need for companies to get their arms around all of their unique exposures. Recently Kim Ferenchak, Oswald’s Executive Risk Practice Leader, served as a guest panelist…

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Cyber Attacks and Liability: An International Threat

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The Internet has fundamentally changed the cyber liability landscape in that it is both global and borderless.   According to the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report, 38% of security breaches hit larger organizations with 20% involving the manufacturing and transportation industries. The report cited that most breaches involve “stolen…

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