Business

October 21, 2021

Workers’ Comp and the Supply Chain Crisis

There has been a tremendous focus in recent weeks on the fragilities of our nation’s supply chain. Some everyday products are in frighteningly short supply, hundreds of container ships are waiting weeks to be unloaded, and ominous warnings are being issued that Christmas may not be coming this year. It should be noted that those...

October 20, 2021

OSHA Reveals the Top 10 Most Cited Standards for the 2021 Fiscal Year

Using preliminary data, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently revealed its top 10 most frequently cited standards in the 2021 fiscal year. This information is valuable for businesses of all kinds as it helps them identify common exposures that affect their workforce and gives them the information they need to plan their compliance...

October 18, 2021

Boost Your Company’s Safety Culture

Safety culture is a much-discussed concept these days, but what does it actually mean? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Construction Safety & Injury Prevention Program Workbook, “a culture is an attitude that develops over time, based upon learning, personal experiences, beliefs, and upbringing; and is widely demonstrated by company staff. While adjusting...

October 14, 2021

Best Practices to Facilitate a Successful Benefits Rollout

Keeping employees motivated and productive in the current environment is a difficult task on its own, but when you factor in employees who are struggling financially, it’s a whole other ball game. As an employer, you want to help provide solutions by offering desirable benefits like pet insurance, flexible time off, early wage access and...

October 11, 2021

Nonprofit Risk Insights – Governance Best Practices

Governance refers to the strategic direction of an organization and encompasses a variety of functions, including financial viability and how successfully the organization is fulfilling its mission. For nonprofits, governance entails setting direction, making policy and strategy decisions, overseeing and monitoring organizational performance and ensuring overall accountability. Effective governance requires leadership and accountability from all...

October 7, 2021

FAQs Address COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Premium Discounts

On Oct. 4, 2021, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) issued FAQs addressing rules regarding premium incentives for COVID-19 vaccinations and rapid coverage of preventive services for COVID-19. Premium Incentives for COVID-19 Vaccinations The FAQs clarify that a group health plan (or health insurance issuer offering coverage...

October 4, 2021

Cal/OSHA to Expand Enforcement Authority

On Sept. 27, 2021, California adopted Senate Bill 606 (SB 606) to expand the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (Cal/OSHA) enforcement authority. Among other things, SB 606 creates a new egregious violation citation category and an assumption that violations are enterprise wide under certain circumstances. SB 606 also addresses issues with abatement, notice in...

September 28, 2021

Combating High Turnover in Manufacturing

Over the last several years, the manufacturing industry has faced significant challenges as it relates to employee turnover. In fact, the turnover rate in the manufacturing industry increased from 25.6% in 2015 to 31.3% in 2019. And, despite a global pandemic that led to layoffs and high unemployment rates, turnover has remained steady in recent...

September 24, 2021

Aging Buildings: Roofing Systems

Roofing systems are more complex than meets the eye, and they can develop structural issues if they are not properly updated and maintained as they age. When assessing the structural integrity of a building’s roofing, the main concern is the age of the roof itself, not the building’s age. In fact, old buildings with new...

September 22, 2021

Catastrophes and COVID-19 Fallout Proving Especially Challenging for Real Estate Companies

Among the many industries suffering from the dual impact of COVID-19 and severe weather events, few would want to trade places with the real estate sector. Between tenants having difficulty paying rent or trying to break leases, a myriad of rules around COVID-19 safety, volatile construction material and labor costs, and record-breaking hurricane and wildfire...