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Preparing for a Visit from OSHA

Curious about what happens during an inspection conducted by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and how to get ready for one? If so, here are some tips and guidelines that may come in handy. For...

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3 Problems Motor Carriers Face with the SMS Model

he Miscommunication and Misuse of Motor Carrier Data When assessing the safety of a commercial auto operation, there is more freely available information today than ever before. As with all data that is easily...

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Are your IT Professionals responsible for your Data Breach Expenses?

Not Likely! Many companies assume that if they hire professionals to manage their website, there is no need to buy their own Cyber policy. This is an incorrect assumption. Multiple laws, both federal and state, define...

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Accident Prevention newsletter

Please check out the latest edition of Loss Control & You, Markel FirstComp's accident prevention newsletter. Feel free to pass this resource along to others in your organization that may find it useful. Loss...

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4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

It's back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in your community,...

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5 Keys to managing a Data Breach

Unfortunately, data breaches have become an extremely common occurrence. Not all of them have the high-profile of a Target, Ashley Madison, Home Depot or Anthem breach, but the damage to a company and its reputation is...

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DRIVERS OF INTERSTATE VEHICLES LESS THAN 26,001 GVW

I understand that Foundation members’ main focus is providing services to interstate for-hire motor carriers, which in most cases, would be insuring 18-wheelers. I have in previous information stated that the Unified...

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Department Of Labor Issues Guidance on Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued guidance to assess whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor. The guidance also helps to determine who is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards...

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Six Tips for Promoting Employee Wellness by Employers Insurance

Employee wellness has become an increasingly hot topic, fanned by studies that suggest sitting for extended periods of time, poor ergonomics and fatigue on the job can lead to potential health issues. However, a new...

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Enforcement of Confined Spaces Rule Postponed OSHA

Enforcement of the new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) on May 4, will be postponed until Oct. 2, the agency announced today. Extension...

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