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Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company?

Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company?

There are a number of different federal employment laws that have their own rules for covered employers. Employers should be aware of the federal employment laws that may apply to their company. An employer’s size, or number of employees, is
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Scissor Lift Safety

Scissor Lift Safety

A scissor lift is a large piece of equipment used on construction job sites to provide workers the ability to work at heights. Although they are convenient, scissor lifts can be dangerous when not properly maintained and serviced, used inappropriately or used
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PillPack to be Purchaed by Amazon

PillPack to be Purchaed by Amazon

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Amazon announced that they will be purchasing the online pharmacy PillPack. Though the terms of the deal weren’t released, it is expected to close within the second half of this year. This is just the
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5 Things You Should Know About Stress

5 Things You Should Know About Stress

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. It can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to
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Ergonomics for Electrical Contactors

Ergonomics for Electrical Contactors

Injuries stemming from poor ergonomics are common, especially for electrical contractors. Fortunately, you can avoid them by following the proper work practices. Prefabrication Bending Conduit Use mechanical conduit benders whenever possible. Prefabricate as much conduit as possible to minimize manual
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Defibrillators (AED) Save Lives but Require Additional Considerations

Defibrillators (AED) Save Lives but Require Additional Considerations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 600,000 Americans die from various heart diseases each year. Most of these deaths are due to the sudden loss of heart function or sudden cardiac arrest. Of cardiac arrest cases
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National Safety Month: Summer Heat Safety – Implementing Heat Illness Prevention Program

National Safety Month: Summer Heat Safety – Implementing Heat Illness Prevention Program

The month of June is National Safety Month and the hot summer days are upon us. In order to protect our workers this season, we need to take proper precautions. Regulating body temperature and staying hydrated are vital, especially during
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Health Advocacy Services

Health Advocacy Services

We all know how confusing health care can be. Between copays, eligible expenses and dense coverage policies, sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree just to understand your hospital bill. And with high deductible health plans gaining popularity
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Patricia Thompson & Amy Ruggerio certified as Associate in Risk Management (ARM)

Patricia Thompson & Amy Ruggerio certified as Associate in Risk Management (ARM)

The Safegard Group is proud to announce that Patricia Thompson and Amy Ruggerio have each earned an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. “The ARM designation is a highly respected credential within the property & casualty insurance industry. Patty &
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Implement Safety Programs to Save Money

Implement Safety Programs to Save Money

Saving money, boosting productivity and employing happy, healthy individuals is something every business strives for, and you can do all three by taking one simple step: construction and contracting businesses that establish safety programs and health management systems can reduce
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Pollution Liability Insurance: A Guide to Help Manage Your Changing Exposures

Pollution Liability Insurance: A Guide to Help Manage Your Changing Exposures

Pollution and environmental conditions are growing exposures for many businesses, exposures that are not covered under standard insurance policies. A steadily increasing focus on the environment paired with an expanding list of known pollution sources have led to many recent
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Downed Electrical Wire Safety

Downed Electrical Wire Safety

Electrical hazards exist in some form in nearly all occupations. However, those dangers are much greater for workers involved in cleanup and recovery efforts following major disasters and weather emergencies. Downed electrical wires can energize other objects, including fences, water
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Benefits of Business Interruption Insurance

Benefits of Business Interruption Insurance

Continuity is critical in business and there are a few things more important than continuous revenue and cash flow, particularly for small to medium-sized organizations. In fact, just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly for an organization, often
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National Electrical Safety Month: Safety Matters – Avoid Electrical Shock

National Electrical Safety Month: Safety Matters – Avoid Electrical Shock

As you go about your work tasks that involve portable electric tools, you may not give much thought about the hazards electricity can pose through electrical shock. That is why it is so important to take the proper safety precautions
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Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

Quiet Vehicles and Pedestrian Safety

Electric cars from Tesla, Nissan and other automakers continue to make headlines, but anyone who’s had one sneak up behind them while on foot knows how quiet they are. These quiet vehicles, along with hybrid cars, run much more quietly
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