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2018 Top Ten OSHA Violations

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OSHA recently unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited standards. The agency reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through the following September) to help businesses identify common safety pain points. The 2018 top 10 list of most frequently cited standards didn’t change significantly from 2017, with fall protection violations […]

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Preparing for a Product Recall

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From vehicles to pharmaceuticals to food products, what might risk managers learn from mass media coverage of product recalls? For manufacturers of all types of consumer goods, they might serve as a wake-up call to the potential impact of a product recall event and a lesson in what should be done immediately to prepare for […]

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Cyber Security and Risks

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Who’s to Blame if a Security Breach Affects Your Organization? If a security breach affects your organization, your main focus may be to solve the problem as quickly as you can, not point the finger in blame. But your customers want to know why it happened and who was responsible, even if the breach occurred […]

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Common Exposures of Craft Breweries

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Ninety-seven percent of breweries currently operating in the United States are classified as regional craft brewers, microbreweries or brewpubs. This section of the industry differs from more traditional, large-scale brewers, presenting owners with a unique set of risks that must be considered. Premise Liability When you open your property to the general public you are […]

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Avoid Heat Illness

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When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result can be a heat illness. Staying Cool Follow the suggestions below to stay cool when working in hot weather: Wear loose, light-colored […]

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Keep Truckin’ With These Recruiting Tips

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Commercial fleets need to maintain a workforce of loyal, qualified drivers in order to succeed. But recently, increased demand for freight volume has highlighted an ongoing driver shortage that’s left many motor carriers operating under capacity. In order to ensure that your business is attracting and retaining talented drivers, you need to evaluate how the […]

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Self-driving Tech Could Put Motor Carriers Back in the Driver’s Seat

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Self-driving vehicles may feel like something that will only be available in the distant future, but autonomous technology is already having an impact on the transportation industry. Many motor carriers are promoting new equipment to attract tech-savvy drivers, and advanced safety sensors are helping decrease accidents on the road. Over 30 automakers and technology companies […]

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The Risks of Offering Valet Parking

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Depending on the location and type of business you run, in the eyes of the customer, offering valet parking may range from a nice perk to an expected service. But no matter what reason you have for providing valets, to protect yourself from out-of-pocket expenses, you must be prepared for the risks that come along […]

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Cyber Attacks Endanger Commercial Control Systems

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More than ever before, organizations are aware of the potential financial impact of cyber attacks. Many wrongfully assume that the steep, monetary burden of a cyber attack is exclusively tied to damaged digital assets, lost records, and the price of investigating and reporting a breach. While those expenses represent a considerable hit, damage to an […]

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