Archive For The “Prevention” Category

Workplace Wellness: Choosing the Right Wellness Program

By | August 20, 2015

As the issues of rising health care costs and increased absenteeism due to health problems grow, wellness programs are seen as an effective method of improving employee health and morale and decreasing health-related costs for employers. In order to realize improved employee health and a good return on investment (ROI), you need to choose the […]

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Workplace Wellness: Why Promote Wellness?

By | August 11, 2015

According to a 2013 Workplace Wellness Programs study by the RAND Corporation, about half of U.S. employers offer wellness initiatives. These programs may include wellness screenings, interventions and more complex programs. What Is Workplace Wellness? Workplace wellness refers to the education and activities that a worksite may sponsor to promote healthy lifestyles for employees and […]

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Auto Insights: The ABCs of Air Bag Safety

By | April 25, 2014

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an airbag propels out of a dashboard at 200 miles per hour – faster than the blink of an eye. Though they are designed to absorb the impact of a crash for adult motor vehicle passengers and drivers, children can suffer major injuries from an air […]

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Retail Risk Insights: Protect Your Online Retail Network

By | April 25, 2014

With the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, access to online shopping websites is only a fingertip away for most consumers. Online retailers can expect $327 billion in sales annually by 2016; but this growth comes at a price. The online retail industry is an increasingly attractive target for major cyber attacks. The results—including tarnished […]

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Complying with HIPAA

By | April 25, 2014

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) addresses the privacy of individuals’ health information by establishing a federal standard concerning the privacy of health information and how it can be used and disclosed. Background As health care institutions began storing larger volumes of private health data digitally, the need to protect this […]

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Defining, Identifying, and Limiting Cyber Crime

By | April 25, 2014

A vast amount of information is now stored on computer servers and databases, and it’s growing every day. Because that information has great value, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal or destroy it. Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity. It can be defined as any crime where: […]

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Cyber Risks & Liability: Basic Loss Control Techniques

By | April 25, 2014

Protecting your business from cyber risks can be an overwhelming venture. A new day means more viruses are being discovered, more spam is being delivered to your inbox and yet another well-known company is the victim of a data breach.   The world will never be free of cyber risks, but there are many loss […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Providing Safety for Women in Construction

By | April 22, 2014

As increasing numbers of women enter the construction trades, concerns about their health and safety are growing. In addition to the primary safety and health hazards faced by all construction workers, there are safety and health issues specific to female construction workers. The small percentage of females within the construction trades and the serious health […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Job-made Wooden Ladders

By | April 22, 2014

Workers who use job-made wooden ladders risk permanent injury or death from falls and electrocutions. By understanding the hazards that workers are likely to encounter while working on job-made wooden ladders, employers can take steps to reduce injuries through proper training. What is a Job-made Wooden Ladder? A job-made wooden ladder is a ladder built […]

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Work Comp Insights: Five Steps to Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

By | April 22, 2014

When a company experiences significant increases in workers’ compensation costs, it usually triggers internal activities aimed at reducing insurance costs and spending. The key to spending fewer dollars is more than just stopping a few accidents; it is having a sound safety program designed to continuously improve. This is where a safety program that, at […]

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