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How to Interact with an OSHA Inspector

How to Interact with an OSHA Inspector

The best way to avoid paying fines for violating Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards is to always be prepared for an inspection. Since an OSHA inspector has no obligation to inform an employer of the inspection ahead of
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New Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance

New Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance

The Department of Labor (DOL) has provided new resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA requires parity between mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits and medical and surgical benefits.
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Protecting Vacant Property

Protecting Vacant Property

In a time when layoffs and foreclosures are widespread, your firm may be forced to manage vacant property. The insurance risks and liabilities associated with owning unoccupied property can be extensive. To ensure you are adequately protected, it is important
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Insurance Considerations for Newlyweds

Insurance Considerations for Newlyweds

Choosing insurance may not be as romantic as deciding where to go on your honeymoon, but it is one of the most important things you can do as newlyweds. Although most couples are aware of the need to readdress their
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Claims Management Services

Claims Management Services

The Safegard Group has extensive experience in assisting clients with claims management issues. The team has been structured with the goal of providing the services needed to manage our client’s claims in today’s difficult environment. Once a claim occurs, the
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Emergency Evacuation

Emergency Evacuation

Regardless of whether you operate from a high-rise building or an industrial complex, or you rent, own or lease your property, your first priority is to protect the health and safety of everyone in your facility. One common means of
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Air Quality Awareness Week: April 30-May 4

Air Quality Awareness Week: April 30-May 4

Indoor Air Quality Concerns According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air has higher levels of pollutants than outdoor air, and consequently can pose environmentally related health problems. This has increasingly become a concern for business owners, as indoor
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Federal Court Rules Past Salary Cannot Justify Unequal Pay

Federal Court Rules Past Salary Cannot Justify Unequal Pay

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled that employers may not use salary history as a basis for paying one employee less than it pays another employee of the opposite gender for equal work resulting in
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Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

For businesses, the risk of a fire is a considerable one that can have serious ramifications.  Many businesses that suffer a major fire either do not reopen or fail within three years of the fire. While it is important to
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Ergonomics Overview

Ergonomics Overview

Working through pain can cause disabling injuries, potentially ending your career. That is why it is important to practice good ergonomics, which is the study of how you perform daily work tasks and correcting any trouble spots before any aches
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Key HSA Features – 2018 Compliance

Key HSA Features – 2018 Compliance

A health savings account (HSA) is a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals who are enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses that are covered under the
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Construction Defect: What You Can Do to Protect Your Business

Construction Defect: What You Can Do to Protect Your Business

Possibly no two words strike more fear in the hearts of architects, engineers and contractors than “construction defect.” A claim for construction defect can cost astronomical amounts to correct and defend. And then there’s the damage to your reputation and
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Named Storm Deductibles

Named Storm Deductibles

The heavy rainfall, high winds and storm surges associated with hurricanes and other intense storms can devastate any home, even those located hundreds of miles off of a coast. And, because these storms have the potential to cause tens of
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The Safegard Group, Inc. Honored with 5th Consecutive Top Workplace Award

The Safegard Group, Inc. Honored with 5th Consecutive Top Workplace Award

The Safegard Group, Inc. has been honored with a 2018 Top Workplace Award by Philadelphia Media Network for the fifth consecutive year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage,
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April: National Facial Protection Month – Machine Guarding

April: National Facial Protection Month – Machine Guarding

Working with machinery and other heavy equipment is one of the top causes of workplace injuries. Thousands of workers each year suffer from amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries and abrasions, and some of those injuries result in death. Despite the potential for
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