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Ohio Passes “Data Protection Act” to Encourage Businesses to Proactively Use Higher Cybersecurity Frameworks

Lacy Rex

On Aug. 3, 2018, Ohio passed Senate Bill No. 220, the “Data Protection Act.” The Bill went into effect on Nov. 2, 2018. While many states have implemented punitive laws, Ohio’s new Act is designed to incentivize Ohio businesses to voluntarily implement and maintain a cybersecurity infrastructure. By utilizing one…

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The Big Freeze: Frozen Water Pipe and Burst Prevention Tips

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Now that more seasonal temperatures have set in, it’s time to think about frozen pipes. That is, avoiding the misery a frozen and/or burst pipe can cause. Here are some tips to help prevent a loss and alleviate the damages if one does occur. Prevention Keep the heat up; now…

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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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Winter Driving Risks: Ten Tips for Safer Winter Travel

Adam Thomas

The snow and ice that blankets nearly 70% of the nation’s roadways during the winter months each year presents drivers with challenges that can result in vehicle crashes if they are not prepared. The winter weather crash statistics provided by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that over 1,300 people are…

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The Year of Celebration: Women’s Leadership Council 2018 Recap

Kim Ferenchak

In 2018, while Oswald Companies celebrated its 125th anniversary, Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) celebrated its 5th anniversary. Having reached all its original goals, the theme of “The Year of Celebration” was fitting and in step with the organization. After five years, WLC has built significant strength in our council’s…

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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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Group Buying Programs and Regulatory Changes Expand Healthcare Options for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

Al Rubosky

It is no secret that sole proprietors and middle market employers have faced challenges when purchasing healthcare insurance for themselves and their employees. Sole proprietors find the rising costs of purchasing on the individual market a hindrance to securing the best coverage. Small employers are often limited in their selections…

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Social Media Check: How to Become your Family’s “Internet Crossing Guard”

Kimberly Lucarelli

People of all generations are embracing social media: we want to interact with others, to know what they are doing and talking about. Today, dozens of social platforms and messenger applications promise us the ability to do this instantly. Research shows that people today spend up to two hours each…

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