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Important Compliance Update: OSHA Delays Electronic Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. Under the rule, the first electronic reports were due on July 1, 2017. However, on Nov. 24, 2017, OSHA issued a new final rule officially delaying the first electronic reporting [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Business Insurance|Tags: , , |

The Most Common Construction Fraud

Fraud of all kinds is prevalent across every type of construction project. While cases of construction companies defrauding their clients are the most reported, it is the companies themselves that often lose money to fraud perpetrated by employees, contractors, and partners. To protect themselves, businesses should be aware of the following most common fraud schemes: [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Construction|

Annual Surety Day 2017

Our Senior Bond Account Manager, Dina Marinaro, attended the annual Surety Day event sponsored by the Surety Association of Syracuse. The day took place at the Doubletree and consisted of the following presenters: Kimberly Steele founding member of Steele Law Firm, PC., is a multi-jurisdictional practice that represents clients in Suretyship, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation and Commercial [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Bonds & Surety, Construction|Tags: , |

Look Out For These Scams When Improving Your Home

Remodels and other home improvements are an important part of being a property owner. When done correctly, these projects can add value to a home and make it more attractive to future buyers. Unfortunately, hiring a contractor to complete home improvement projects is not always simple. The average homeowner is often unaware of the average [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Construction, Personal Insurance|

Tips To Keep You Focused At Work

Hectic schedules, stress, and lack of sleep can all contribute to fatigue, which is a common and dangerous workplace hazard. Symptoms of fatigue include moodiness, drowsiness, loss of energy, and lack of motivation and concentration.These are not ideal qualities to display at your job. Not only does fatigue make you less productive and personable, it [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Insurance|

What Your Business Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Since the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures, more recent events have shed light on Hollywood’s cyber security exposures. The latest involved the hacking of HBO’s social media accounts and the leak of unreleased episodes of “Game of Thrones.” Hackers have also stolen episodes of the network’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Insecure” and “Ballers.” Hollywood faces unique [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|

Become A Malware Ninja: What Is It and How To Fight It.

Your company might not be a target of world-wide hacker organizations, but don’t think that means your computer systems are safe and secure from threats. Malware is prevalent and can affect any size company, big or small; a new, unique malware threat emerges almost every half second on average. Arming your company to fight malware [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: , |

Simple Driving Mistakes Could Cost Your Company Millions

Avoid Negligent Entrustment Lawsuit Automobile accidents are an expensive liability for companies that rely on the use of vehicles for their business. That risk has increased in recent years, mainly due to distracted driving and a legal concept called negligent entrustment. Negligent entrustment occurs when an employer is held liable for negligence in choosing an [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Insurance|Tags: , , |

Tips to Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outside

Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause body temperatures to rise to unsafe levels—leading to heat illnesses. Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct sunlight. There are a variety of heat illnesses, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, dehydration and [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Business Insurance|Tags: , , |