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Archive for June 2017

The NCCI Remuneration Rule

The NCCI Remuneration Rule In all states but Washington, workers’ compensation insurance uses a remuneration process as the basis for determining the workers’ compensation exposure. Payroll is the most common part of remuneration; however, other components are included as well, such as vacation pay and meals. Most states abide by the rules established by the…

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Protect Against Risks With An Umbrella/Excess Liability Policy

Excess Liability Insurance (ELI), more commonly known as umbrella insurance, is one of the most important types of insurance your company can buy. It protects your business from holes or limits in existing policy coverage as well as from financially draining lawsuits. Just as you carry an umbrella to protect you from a potential downpour,…

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OSHA and NIOSH Team Up To Offer Updated Heat Safety App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface, while still providing the same information to help keep workers safe when working outdoors in hot weather. Extreme heat causes more deaths…

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DOL Withdraws Joint Employment Guidance

OVERVIEW 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…

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OSHA Injury Reporting Flowchart

Starting on January 1st, 2015, all employers under OSHA’s federal jurisdiction will be required to report all work related fatalaties within 8 hours as well as any inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.  Previously, an employer was only expected to report to OSHA after a fatality or when three or…

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Tree Trimming Safety

Tree Trimming Safety Tips for preventing injury at the work-site. There are a variety of hazards in tree care that can cause serious or fatal injuries. Some of the most common causes are electrocution, falls and falling objects. Many of the injuries and fatalities are preventable, however.   Employers are responsible for the safety of…

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