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Tattoo and Body Piercing Policy in the Workplace

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Tattoos and body piercings are becoming increasingly common, especially among younger individuals. While exposed body art has generally been considered taboo in the professional workplace, it has become more accepted in recent years. The type and location of the body art, however, affects whether co-workers and clients even know it exists. It also affects how […]

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Ransomware Insurance

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With ransomware attacks on the rise, the role of insurance is becoming more robust. And, although ransomware coverage has been traditionally sublimited within cyber policies, stand-alone cyber policies that cover ransomware are becoming more necessary. In an attempt to find additional coverage for ransomware, many businesses and carriers have been turning to kidnap and ransom […]

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Summertime Weather Safety: Tornado

The weather can change quickly during the summer months, sometimes catching outdoor workers off guard and posing a serious threat to their safety. When working outdoors, make sure you have access to severe weather alerts, and know what — and what not — to do if severe weather strikes. A tornado and other severe weather […]

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Snapchat “Snap Map” Safety

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What is Snapchat “Snap Map”? Introduced in a June 2017 update, Snap Map allows users to share their exact location with friends within the Snapchat app. Snap Map gathers location data using a smartphone’s GPS sensor and displays the time of day an individual is at a specific location and his or her speed of […]

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Summer Safety Is as Important as Summer Fun

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Burgers, Hot Dogs and Salmonella? Summer is practically synonymous with backyard barbecues and spending time outside with family and friends. At some point throughout the summer, most of us will find ourselves flipping burgers behind the grill or bringing a container of grandma’s famous potato salad to the party. But unfortunately, if you aren’t careful […]

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Thinking About Going Green?

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You may have thought about incorporating green components into renovation or new construction projects, as green building is a growing trend. Many property owners are joining the green movement as a way to lower energy costs and make their buildings more attractive to potential tenants. In addition, green building is becoming increasingly more difficult to […]

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Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Proposal

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On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate bill closely mirrors the proposal passed in the House of Representatives—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—with some differences. For example, unlike the AHCA, the BCRA: […]

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Youth Workers

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Hiring youth workers — many times to fill seasonal positions — can be an integral component to your organization’s hiring plan. Early work experience can also be a great opportunity for teenagers to learn important skills. To promote positive and safe work experiences, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a series of regulations relating […]

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Common OSHA Violations for Craft Breweries

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With the growing popularity of craft breweries comes an increasing amount of OSHA violations. In fact, the amount of OSHA violations at breweries more than doubled between 2010 and 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Craft breweries typically employ brewers who are expected to work with hazardous chemicals and dangerous equipment in confined […]

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