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Risk Management

Skin Cancer Prevention Techniques for Outdoor Workers

Skin Cancer Prevention Techniques for Outdoor Workers Outdoor workers are at an extremely high risk for overexposure from the sun. In fact, skin cancer accounts for almost half of all cancers diagnosed in the United States every year. As many tasks in the agricultural industry require outdoor work, it is crucial to your employees’ health…

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Treating Pain Without Opiods

Treating Pain Without Opioids Therapeutic treatments can help you recover You’ve probably heard a lot about opioids lately, and for good reason—the CDC estimates that more than 115 people die from opioid overdoses every day. One of the biggest reasons for widespread misuse of these drugs is that they’re both effective at short-term pain management…

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Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean for Business

Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies that are commonly called cryptocurrencies. Simply put, cryptocurrency is digital money that operates independently of a bank and can be used similarly to cash around the world. However, the digital…

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Addressing Sexual Misconduct Allegations with Insurance

Allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians, celebrities and other public figures have become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, social movements and a strong public outcry have led to a marked increase in sexual harassment claims—claims that can be incredibly damaging for organizations themselves. When these claims arise, organizations are expected to handle them…

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Workplace Safety Experts Testify on OSHA’s Role

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should work more cooperatively with businesses and expand compliance assistance programs to help employers have the safest workplaces possible, industry experts said at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Feb. 27. “Workplace safety is the responsibility, and should be a chief priority, of all businesses,” said…

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Guns in Parking Lots Laws by State

When considering whether to prohibit or restrict an employee from storing a firearm in a privately owned vehicle parked on employer property, an employer should first consider state laws. Many states throughout the country have “parking lot storage” laws that give employees the right to keep firearms in their vehicles even when they are parked…

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9 Cyber Risk Questions Every Board Should Ask

When a data breach or other cyber event occurs, the damages can be significant, often resulting in lawsuits, fines and serious financial losses. What’s more, cyber exposures impact businesses of all kinds, regardless of their size, area of focus, or status as a private or public entity. In order for organizations to truly protect themselves…

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Value of the Mid-Term Insurance Review

Insurance contracts last 12 months. These contracts can be for a company’s property insurance or workers’ compensation insurance, or they can be for employee-related insurance such as medical or dental insurance. One of the nice things about insurance programs is that they span a complete year. At Conservation United, we educate and preach the importance…

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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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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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