Archive For October, 2013

Technology Risk Insights: Achieving Cleanroom Standards

By | October 25, 2013

Companies that produce sensitive products use cleanrooms to prevent contaminants present in outside air from destroying the product’s functionality.  This includes technology firms, which benefit from cleanrooms to safely limit the amount of particles in the air when manufacturing sensitive electronic equipment. Though cleanroom environments are a critical part of quality assurance, they are surprisingly […]

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Technology Risk Insights: Protecting Your Clients’ Business and Personal Information

By | October 25, 2013

Whether your business is a Fortune 500 company or a one-man show, data security needs to be a top priority. Small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more frequent victims of data breaches, whether through their own negligence or the efforts of a malicious attack. Unfortunately, it often takes the loss of hundreds of thousands of […]

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Technology Risk Insights: Young Employees and IT Security

By | October 25, 2013

Hiring young employees can bring fresh talent and innovation, giving your company an edge over your competitors. But that edge can quickly be erased, as young workers also bring additional technology risks. According to the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, a study involving almost 3,000 college students and young professionals under age 30, 70 […]

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Technology Risk Insights: Is a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Approach Right for Your Company?

By | October 25, 2013

More and more staff—especially the young, technologically-savvy—are no longer satisfied with company-issued tools to get the job done. Known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), businesses are finding that employees want to swap company equipment in favor of personally owned devices, such as laptops, tablets or smartphones, that they are more comfortable using. This is […]

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Cyber Liability: Safely Disposing of Your Devices

By | October 25, 2013

Getting a new computer, notebook, tablet or other technology for your business is often necessary to keep up with the times. After purchasing new technology, you may decide to dispose of your old devices. Whether you recycle, give to a family member or employee or donate to a charity, a school or a soldier, you […]

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Saving Money Through Safety

By | October 25, 2013

By Blake Nilsson, CIC Account Executive with The Buckner Company     A Brief History of Workers’ Compensation Utah State laws require employers to buy and maintain workers’ compensation coverage for all employees.  Before workers’ compensation laws were established, injured workers would have to file a lawsuit against their employer to prove negligence or unsafe […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Crane Safety on a Construction Site

By | October 25, 2013

Cranes are massive pieces of equipment common to many construction sites that make lifting and transporting heavy materials much easier. While they are an important asset, there are hazards involving all aspects of crane use on a construction site. Selecting a Crew According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), only certified crane operators […]

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Construction Risk Insights: The Value of Surety Bonds

By | October 23, 2013

The way project owners evaluate and manage risks on construction projects and make fiscally responsible decisions to ensure timely project completion are crucial to their success. Since private owners cannot afford to gamble on a contractor whose reliability is uncertain or who could end up bankrupt halfway through the job, a surety bond is a […]

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Construction Risk Insights: Spray Polyurethane Foam Hazards

By | October 23, 2013

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an effective insulation and air sealant material. However, workers in the SPF industry can be exposed to inhalation hazards from isocyanates and other hazardous chemical vapors or dusts. OSHA requires a hierarchy of controls, under which employers must first implement engineering controls (including elimination and substitution) and/or administrative controls whenever […]

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Work Comp Insights: When an Employee Refuses Workers’ Compensation Treatment

By | October 23, 2013

Based on the geographic location of your business, many state workers’ compensation statutes limit and mandate certain employer actions when a worker is injured. Depending on the state, there are specific timelines to follow and forms to complete. But what about when a worker is injured and refuses to accept treatment or file a claim? […]

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