Creating A Family Evacuation Plan

A Plan for everyone Take into account all of your household members including staff and pets, and discuss the plan with them. Because you might not have much time to evacuate, it is crucial to have a plan in place to get your family out of danger quickly and efficiently. Follow the family disaster plan … Continued

Distracted Driving Quiz: Do you know the correct facts?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Nearly half of all drivers feel less safe on the road than they did five years ago because of distracted driving. The Quiz: Do You Know the Correct Facts? One of these facts is incorrect. Can you spot it? Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the … Continued

Rule Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Standard

On January 25, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule rescinding their “2016 Rule” which had been established to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This most recent final rule changes OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping standard. This change was promulgated because of concerns over “privacy” of employee information contained in … Continued

Expert Update: When OSHA Knocks

When a safety program is in force and everything is in place, it is sometimes easy to think that we are in the clear. What happens when a severe injury occurs? Was it an amputation or loss of an eye? Was the employee admitted to the hospital or were they just there for observation? Does … Continued

Compliance Alert: Upcoming 2018 CVSA Roadside Blitz on Hours of Service Logs

During the first week of June (specifically June 5th, 6th, and 7th), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in conjunction with local jurisdiction will be conducting a focused blitz on Hours-Of-Service (HOS) compliance. According to the CVSA, 32% of drivers were placed out of service during last year’s three day blitz for HOS violations. Compliance … Continued

What Makes a Driver Distracted?

April is Distracted Driving Month. Did you know? In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States. Understanding Driver Distraction: In this video from the American Psychological Association, we see how Cognitive neuroscientist David Strayer, PhD, studies how the brain processes information to … Continued

Insureds with Marijuana Operations Must Be Mindful of Illegal Acts Exclusions

Recreational and medical marijuana use laws have been enacted in many states.  Much has been written regarding the conflict between these state statutes, which permit marijuana operations, versus federal law, which considers such operations illegal.  Businesses and other organizations have had to educate themselves on how these marijuana laws affect their employment practices, transportation rules, … Continued

Industry Insight: The Mechanics of the Product Recall Claim Process

Despite recall frequency and the potential for extraordinary costs, most companies don’t adequately plan, prepare, practice for or buy insurance against product recall events. In addition to proper insurance coverage, careful planning is essential in managing the risk of a recall. Costs from a product recall can easily cascade into the millions. In addition to … Continued