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Sleep and Electronic Devices

Sleep and Electronic Devices

The personal electronic devices that help make your daily life easier may be doing the opposite in regard to your nightly sleep habits. If you’re having a hard time falling and staying asleep, devices like your cellphone, TV and tablet
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Backing Up Vehicles Safely

Backing Up Vehicles Safely

Backing up a vehicle, whether it is a heavy dump truck or a small automobile, can be a difficult task with a lot of dangers involved. In fact, many accidents occur when vehicles are backing up at only 5 mph,
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3D Printing and Your Supply Chain

3D Printing and Your Supply Chain

At one time, the concept of 3D printing may have seemed like science fiction. These days, however, the technology is revolutionizing how companies across a variety of industries—including engineering, medical, biotechnology, education and manufacturing—are able to design, develop and distribute
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Silica Safety for Hand-held Power Saws | Safety Matters

Silica Safety for Hand-held Power Saws | Safety Matters

Hand-held power saws can be useful tools on the job site due to their portability and versatility. However, when these tools are used to cut masonry, concrete, stone or other silica-containing materials, workers can be exposed to dangerous dust; silica
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The Elements of a Product Liability Prevention Program

The Elements of a Product Liability Prevention Program

Your customers expect you to have safe and reliable products, and failing to meet these expectations can lead to huge financial losses. If one of your products hurts a customer in any way, they can sue your business, leading to
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Amazon Announces Virtual Medical Clinic for Its Employees

Amazon Announces Virtual Medical Clinic for Its Employees

On Sept. 24, 2019, Amazon announced on a website, Amazon.care, that it is launching a virtual health clinic for its Seattle-based employees and their families. Amazon is working with Oasis Medical Group, a Washington state-based company, to provide the telemedicine
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Are You Prepared if Disaster Strikes?

Are You Prepared if Disaster Strikes?

From fires to floods, earthquakes to hurricanes, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as many as 40% of businesses forced to suspend operations due to a natural
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Handling Insurance Carrier Recommendations

Handling Insurance Carrier Recommendations

As a business owner, you take on a certain level of risk—it’s unavoidable. Losses related to fires, floods, workplace accidents, products liability and other kinds of exposures are common for organizations of all kinds. To address these concerns, the right
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Be Prepared: Severe Weather

Be Prepared: Severe Weather

In a severe weather emergency, all  employees should be aware of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to protect themselves and others. General Severe Weather Safety Practices If severe weather is threatening, tune in to local radio or
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IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel recently released an information letter regarding the employer shared responsibility (pay or play) penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This information letter confirms that the pay or play penalties continue to apply for
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Fire Emergency: Be Prepared

Fire Emergency: Be Prepared

In a fire emergency, all employees should be aware of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to protect themselves and others. General Safe Practices a Fire Emergency If an employee sees or smells a fire, the fire department
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Does Your Auto Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

Does Your Auto Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

When renting a car, the rental company will typically ask if you’d like to purchase insurance coverage for the vehicle. It’s at this point when you have to ask yourself: Do my personal insurance policies provide the coverage I need
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Be Prepared: Workplace Violence

Be Prepared: Workplace Violence

All business should be committed to preventing violence in the workplace. In order to keep the workplace as safe as possible, please observe the following guidelines: Identifying Your Risk of Workplace Violence Workplace violence can include actions or words that
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New Jersey Bans Salary History Inquiries

New Jersey Bans Salary History Inquiries

On July 25, 2019, New Jersey enacted a new law that prohibits all employers in the state from asking job applicants about their past salaries or using past pay information to screen applicants for employment consideration. The new law, which
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Opioids in the Workplace

Opioids in the Workplace

You’ve heard of painkillers and how they can help manage your worst ailments. However, you may not be familiar with the side effects that come with them. Addiction to prescription painkillers, or opioids, is a national emergency. Nearly 100 Americans
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