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May 26, 2021

Protecting Construction Workers in Summer Conditions

As summertime approaches, it’s important to ensure your employees will be properly protected at the construction site. After all, summer is often the hottest season of the year, typically accompanied by surging temperatures and increased humidity levels. Such weather conditions can greatly increase the risk of your employees experiencing numerous complications on the job—especially heat-related...

May 20, 2021

Organizations Are Underemphasizing Emerging Risks

Despite widespread agreement across businesses on the dangers posed by emerging risks, the vast majority of organizations continue overlooking and underappreciating the impact these threats could have on a company. Road to Resiliency To help reduce the damages caused by emerging risks, resiliency is key. To begin that journey, the insurance brokering and risk management...

May 18, 2021

California OSHA Proposes Changes to Emergency COVID-19 Standard

On May 7, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) proposed to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) changes to the emergency temporary standard (ETS). The ETS went into effect Nov. 30, 2020. The OSHSB will consider the proposed changes on May 20, 2021. Emergency Temporary Standard Cal/OSHA adopted the ETS...

May 13, 2021

What the Cyber-Attack on the US Oil and Gas Pipeline Means and How to Increase Security

The recent cyber-attack on the US major oil and gas pipeline could become one of the most expensive attacks to an economy. 80% of senior cybersecurity leaders see ransomware as a dangerous growing threat that is threatening our public safety. Here are six principles to improve the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure. The recent cyber-attack on...

May 6, 2021

Technology May Be The Key to Manufacturing Success in 2021

The manufacturing sector took some hard hits last year. COVID-19 impacted supply chains, compromised workforce safety, and changed both channels to market and consumer behaviour. Meanwhile, Brexit added an extra layer of operational complexity, and cybercriminals targeted the sector with increased vigour – NTT’s 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) shows that manufacturing has become the most...

May 4, 2021

Determining Whether Employees’ Injuries and Illnesses Are Work-related

Navigating employee injuries and illnesses (and subsequent workers’ compensation claims) can be very complex and overwhelming to many employers. As such, it is important that employers understand how to determine whether their employees’ injuries and illnesses are work-related or not. After all, such a distinction plays a critical role in determining whether employees’ injuries and...

April 27, 2021

How Data Is Changing the Way Offices Are Run

Developers are harnessing a growing obsession with data to improve office buildings in ways that could cut costs and streamline operations, saving owners millions of dollars annually. The field, known as property technology, or proptech, has become a booming sector in commercial real estate as property managers seek to use data collection and artificial intelligence...

April 21, 2021

Harnessing Technology to Improve Fire Safety

The severity of the 2020 wildfire season in the Western US has raised the profile of fire safety issues in risk management. Climate change, which has led to some of the hottest global temperatures on record, has exacerbated the risk of fires breaking out, which can cause widespread damage to property.     According to Josh...

April 19, 2021

Direct and Indirect Workers’ Compensation Costs Explained

Workers’ compensation claims have a variety of different costs associated with them. Some of these costs are expected costs, while others are unexpected. Here’s the difference between these terms: Expected costs are those that are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Such expenses are commonly referred to as direct costs. Unexpected costs are those that workers’...

March 11, 2021

New Relief Bill Contains Employment-Related Provisions

Along with providing financial relief for individuals, state and local governments, schools, businesses and for other purposes, the relief bill passed by Congress on March 10, 2021, contains measures of special interest to employers. Specifically, the bill—known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—includes the following items particularly relevant to employers and their employees:...