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Summer Safety for Outdoor Workers | National Sun Safety Week (June 13-19)

Summer Safety for Outdoor Workers | National Sun Safety Week (June 13-19)

With outdoor workers, it is important to take precautions against exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Protect Outdoor Workers Against the Sun, Heat and Bugs Sun To protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays,
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New Hire Announcement: Doug Houck

New Hire Announcement: Doug Houck

Please join us in welcoming Doug Houck to The Safegard Group! In May, Doug began his full-time position as an Account Executive in our Commercial Insurance department. We are excited for Doug getting started with us and are confident in
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Layoffs and How to Prepare for Potential Claims

Layoffs and How to Prepare for Potential Claims

Layoffs are an unfortunate reality for many businesses. Whether a layoff is planned or unplanned, a business can suffer major reputational harm or even be taken to court following a large-scale termination. In fact, it’s not unheard of for layoffs
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Common Exposures for Veterinarians

Common Exposures for Veterinarians

Veterinarians are passionate about caring for animals, and running an effective business is a great way to assist with that goal. They invest time, energy and money to deliver the best possible care to their animal patients. However, owning a
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Best Practices for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Best Practices for Conducting Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations are crucial when it comes to establishing a safe and welcoming work environment. However, these investigations are often complex and can involve navigating sensitive topics and disputes. More than ever before, companies face irreversible reputational damage and negative
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New Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs Proposed

New Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs Proposed

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Senate Health Committee proposed a bipartisan bill called the Lower Health Care Costs Act. This bill sets out to address surprise medical billing, reduce the cost of prescription drugs and the overall cost of
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Heat Safety Awareness Day 5/24: Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Illness

Heat Safety Awareness Day 5/24: Take Precautions to Prevent Heat Illness

Working outside, you know that the weather can have an impact on your day. Hot weather, especially when combined with strenuous physical labor, can cause your body temperature to rise to unsafe levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating,
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Safety Meetings: The Basics

Safety Meetings: The Basics

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one of the most effective ways to promote a safe working environment is to get involved in company safety meetings. Since safety is our top priority, we’ve gathered some tips to
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Mental Health Support for Employees through HR

Mental Health Support for Employees through HR

An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and includes their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, the two aren’t interchangeable. An employee can go through a period of poor mental health but
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Learn From Near Accidents

Learn From Near Accidents

When you’re driving the speed limit down the highway and another car pulls out in front of you, it’s necessary to hit the brakes or execute a quick maneuver to avoid an accident. Chances are you’ll make a mental note
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FAQs on the New Overtime Exemption Proposed Rule

FAQs on the New Overtime Exemption Proposed Rule

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for the “white collar” overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements, as follows: The minimum salary level
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Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

Inspecting and Caring for Your Fall Protection System

To maintain the service life and high performance of your fall protection system, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) suggests that you need to inspect and maintain its components regularly. How? By following the effective tips outlined below. Inspecting
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Measles Outbreak Expands: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak Expands: What You Need to Know

More than 465 people from 19 states—the majority of whom are children—have been infected by the measles in the United States this year. This outbreak is now the second-highest total number of cases since the disease was declared eliminated in
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Conducting an Accident Investigation

Conducting an Accident Investigation

When an accident occurs, how do you know if it is work related? According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), an injury or illness is considered work-related if: An event or exposure in the work environment either caused
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Renters Insurance Myths

Renters Insurance Myths

If your home becomes uninhabitable for reasons covered in your renters insurance policy, the insurance company will reimburse you for your temporary living expenses until you are able to find a new place to live. Renters insurance is there to
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