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January 11, 2024

California Will Require Employers to Develop Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

On Sept. 30, 2023, California adopted Senate Bill 553 (SB 553), a bill that requires employers to establish a workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP), document incidents of workplace violence and train employees on how to identify workplace violence hazards by July 1, 2024. Affected Employers SB 553 applies to California employers. State law defines “employer”...

January 9, 2024

A Return to Balance: Brokers Say Reinsurance Renewals Were ‘Stable’

This year’s January reinsurance renewals were described by brokers as “stable,” “predictable,” “orderly,” “calmer,” “disciplined,” with “increased appetites” and a return to supply/demand balance. What a difference in tone from last year’s grueling January renewals. “In a marked change on a year ago, the supply of property catastrophe reinsurance capacity at the January 1 renewal was...

January 8, 2024

Best Practices For Promoting Workplace Wellness In 2024

There’s a long-standing notion that if you love your job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. While that may hold true for some, the reality is that many workers today struggle to find a healthy relationship between work and their personal lives. While poor well-being may seem like an issue that...

January 4, 2024

Tips for Property Managers to Avoid Rent Payment Fraud

Rent payment fraud can result in significant financial impacts on property rental businesses. With various payment types available, numerous fraud tactics exist, so property managers should ensure they are aware of these schemes while taking measures to mitigate the risk of such fraud occurring. This article provides information about common types of rent payment fraud...

January 3, 2024

Workplace Safety Technology From a Vendor’s Perspective

The evolving workplace and role of the worker are top of mind for workers’ compensation stakeholders. One of the rising industry concerns about the shifting workforce and workplace is the potential impact to the frequency and severity of on-the-job injuries. As part of its ongoing dialogue with workers’ compensation stakeholders around the country, NCCI is often asked...

January 2, 2024

Six Trends Affecting Commercial Property Insurance

Commercial property insurance plays a critical role in protecting the assets of a business. In the event of a loss, this coverage can help businesses replace or rebuild their damaged or destroyed property and restore their operations in a timely manner. As such, it’s crucial for your organization to obtain an sufficient commercial property insurance...

December 29, 2023

Benefits and Risks of Rooftop Solar Panels for Commercial Properties

As solar rooftops become an increasingly common addition to commercial properties, businesses need to be aware of the pros and cons of this technology. While they can provide significant financial, environmental and reputational benefits, they can also present various risks, such as fire and structural hazards. They can also be susceptible to damage from several...

December 28, 2023

 8 Tips for Modernizing Hiring in 2024

As talent acquisition continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for organizations aiming to attract and retain top-tier talent. Last year highlighted labor shortages, looming retirements and a demand for evolving skills. As 2024 begins, the traditional hiring approaches are being reshaped by technology, remote work dynamics and shifting employee expectations. This...

December 21, 2023

10 Tips for Winterizing a Business

Winter can significantly impact a business’s operations, so companies need to take appropriate steps to prepare for the challenges the season’s weather brings. This article provides 10 tips on how to winterize a business effectively. It is crucial for businesses to proactively address the risks of winter weather. For more information and risk management guidance,...

December 19, 2023

OSHA’s Safety and Health Bulletin on Safety Helmets in the Workplace

On Nov. 22, 2023, OSHA provided a Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB) on the use of safety helmets in the workplace. The SHIB provides the key differences between safety helmets and traditional hard hats. The SHIB also describes the advancements in design, materials, and protective features that help to protect a worker’s entire head....