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  OVERVIEW On April 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will require all establishments affected by the electronic reporting rule to submit their 2017 data to OSHA by July 1, 2018. This announcement clarifies the requirement for establishments in states with an OSHA-approved plan. These establishments must submit electronic reports, […]

RETAILERS INVESTING IN SKILLED TRADES TRAINING In an effort to replace retiring construction workers and increase interest in the industry, retailers like the Home Depot and Lowe’s are sponsoring programs to increase trade skills. According to a study published by the National Association of Home Builders, out of the 74 percent of young adults who […]

Just a few years ago, taking a trip involved contacting travel agencies, booking hotel rooms and making plans far in advance. Today, however, smartphones and the internet have helped create new sharing services that allow homeowners to connect with travelers and rent out their homes, spare bedrooms or other accommodations for a fee. Airbnb, the […]

If a fire causes the facility to be temporarily unusable, what would you do next? Ideally, you would move to a temporary location while your permanent place of business is being repaired. Yet, traditional Property Insurance does not cover this move or a loss of income when a business must temporarily close. With Business Interruption […]

Customer personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a retail establishment’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee claims in some types of stores, especially warehouses that allow customer access. Employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect customers, who are at risk for many more accidents than employees for […]

You may feel excited at the chance to get behind the wheel, but it’s normal to feel a little anxious about driving too. That’s why you should use the tips below to stay safe on the road. ROADWAY TIPS FOR TEENS Always use your seatbelt, even if you’re just going for a short drive down […]

Three rollover myths and ways to avoid crashes   Rollovers happen every day in the trucking industry, but they don’t have to. Read on to learn about three major rollover myths, the three main causes of rollovers and what you can do to prevent them from happening to you. Myth #1: Poor driving conditions lead […]

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew an administrative interpretation regarding joint employment. The interpretation was issued in 2016 by the DOL to help employers identify joint employment situations. The guidance was issued with the intent of preventing employers from using intermediaries to shield themselves from liability under the Fair Labor […]

Did You Know? According to research done by the University of Utah, using a handheld or hands free mobile device slows a driver’s reactions as much as someone with a blood alcohol content of .08, the legal limit in all U.S. states. Using mobile devices to call, text or email is a leading cause of […]

Did You Know? Snapchat is one of the top five social media platforms among young people, with approximately 150 million daily active users. While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video and text messaging app, a number of features—particularly the Snap Map function—pose serious safety concerns. What is Snap Map? Introduced in a […]