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March 4, 2024

Redefining Safety for Workers’ Comp Excellence

In the dynamic landscape of modern industries, one constant remains: the imperative to foster a safe work environment for every employee. This isn’t merely an ethical mandate; it’s a strategic business decision with profound financial implications. A commitment to cultivating a robust safety culture not only minimizes the risk of workplace injuries, it also significantly curtails...

February 29, 2024

The Human Firewall: How Employees Can Find Empowerment in the Fight Against Cybercrime

You’ve been hacked. It’s a sentence that can stop any organization dead in its tracks. And the potential of a breach has cemented itself as one of the most devastating risks an organization could endure. An estimated 2,200 cyberattacks occur each day, equivalent to one attack every 39 seconds. This surge in cybercrime carries an astronomical...

February 26, 2024

What is Compounding Risks in the Construction Sector?

The construction industry faces several emerging risks in 2024, including supply chain disruptions reminiscent of those faced in 2020 due to geopolitical tensions in the Red Sea. Combined with ongoing economic challenges, construction businesses should expect increased costs and plan meticulously to minimize project delays, an expert told Insurance Business. “I would hazard to say almost...

February 20, 2024

These Regulatory Changes Could Impact Future Property Claims

The start of 2024 brought a host of changes that could impact property claims, including updates to major codes and guidelines that affect residential and commercial policyholders dealing with new construction, renovations, and replacement HVAC equipment. Adjusters should be aware of new sections in the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) as well as amendments to...

February 14, 2024

What Will Happen to the Surety Bond Market in 2024?

Demand for surety bonds is expected to rise as Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)-driven renewable energy and grid modernization projects get underway in the United States. With interest rates remaining elevated this year, lending remains challenging. Businesses will seek alternative financing through surety bonds, and insurers are expected to step up capacity, according to Karl Choltus...

February 13, 2024

Debunking 5 Common Cybersecurity Myths

Also known as IT security, cybersecurity refers to the act of safeguarding internet-connected systems, critical data and other digital assets from potential cyberthreats—threats that may attempt to exploit sensitive information, steal funds or disrupt normal business operations. In other words, cybersecurity consists of the strategies implemented to help protect people, processes and technology from cyberattacks...

February 12, 2024

Types of Transitional Duties in Return-to-Work Programs

When an employee experiences an occupational illness or injury, their eventual return to the workplace can create considerable challenges, putting significant stress on both the individual and their employer. Nevertheless, return-to-work (RTW) programs can help alleviate these concerns by supporting staff as they reintegrate into the workforce. These programs may entail having an injured employee...

February 8, 2024

Health Care Industry Trends to Watch in 2024

In recent years, the health care industry has been navigating a landscape fraught with volatility. Shifting market demands, supply chain struggles and medical inflation issues have driven many key challenges. In 2024, several additional trends could impact the health care sector. These include labor shortages propelled by demographic shifts and changing skills requirements; technological advancements...

February 6, 2024

OSHA Proposes to Issue a New Emergency Response Standard

On Feb. 5, 2024, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to issue a new safety and health standard, titled Emergency Response, to replace the existing Fire Brigades standard. The new standard would address a broader scope of emergency responders and include programmatic elements to protect emergency responders from various occupational hazards. OSHA requests...

February 5, 2024

Manufacturing Industry Trends to Watch in 2024

Businesses in the manufacturing sector contribute significantly to the economy by utilizing raw materials to create a wide range of finished products. In recent years, this industry has experienced considerable growth and has capitalized on recent legislation that provided substantial funding and tax incentives. The Infrastructure and Jobs Act, the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce...