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The following is a copy of a recent product recall announcement released by the Consumer Product Safety Council on January 2, 2013. We are sharing this recall announcement with our readers since we provide coverage and risk management services to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Risk Factors
Did you know that on Thanksgiving your local fire department responds to more fires than almost any other day of the year? Your first thought may be that oven and stoves (or your dear aunt's fine cooking) are the cause... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Risk Factors
For those of you operating heavy vehicles with GVW in excess of 55,000 lbs you are required to file your IRS 2290 Tax forms by tomorrow (Friday August 31st.) There is no extension to file this year like there was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Risk Factors
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Our sister blog, Grains of Knowledge, recently posted a blog on the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law in January 2011 by President Obama. I am sharing this blog on Risk Factors as many of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Risk Factors
Below is a re-post of a blog that we published last year regarding a new innovative Return to Work program being utilized by Westfield. Basically the program allows us to provide injured employees with light duty positions at non-profit organizations... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Risk Factors
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The following blog posting was recently published on our sister blog, Grains of Knowledge. Given the recent heat wave affecting much of the country, it seemed this blog could be valuable to many of our Risk Factors readers. The signs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Risk Factors
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Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our Nation's independence and this is most commonly done through barbecues and firework displays with friends and family. Over the past two and half decades, the use of fireworks in the United... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Risk Factors
We received a lot of great feedback from our April 24th blog posting related to OSHA and Safety Incentive programs so we thought it would be beneficial to post a second blog further discussing the topic. This truly is a... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Risk Factors
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The blog posting below was published on our sister blog, Grains of Knowledge. I thought it would be prudent to share this topic on our own Risk Factors blog as many of our customers include agribusiness accounts and other similar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Risk Factors
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With Spring in full bloom across most of the U.S., many of us are spending more time outdoors landscaping. Recently, there have been three large recalls on products used by many of us for landscaping work. Given that we insure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Risk Factors
Advancements in cell phone technology are amazing — we can practically fly a space shuttle with our mobile devices. (Yes, I am sure there is an app for that too.) But as incredible as cell phone technology can be it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Risk Factors
We're sharing the following news release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help spread awareness about a new recall on gas cylinders. Thanks for reading and let us know if you have any questions. - Lisa Mundt Firm's Recall... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Risk Factors
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The blog posting below was published on our sister blog, Grains of Knowledge. I thought it would be prudent to share this topic on our own Risk Factors blog as many of our customers include agribusiness accounts and other similar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Risk Factors
Here is a friendly reminder for employers: The OSHA 300A forms (summary of workplace related injuries and illnesses) must be posted for employees to view from 2/1/2012 - 4/30/2012. The forms must be placed in an area where all employees... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Risk Factors
Last week the US DOT released it's much anticipated new hours of service rules for commercial truckers. Here are the highlights of the press release. You can read the full press by clicking here. U.S. Department of Transportation Takes Action... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Risk Factors
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One of Westfield's independent insurance agency partners, The Hoffman Group, has recently established a blog targeting the insurance needs of commercial trucking operations. Their blog is titled "Truck Insurance Pro." I recently read one of the "Truck Insurance Pro" blog... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Risk Factors
Today the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) unanimously voted to ban the use of all portable electronic devices (including cell phones and hands free devices) for all drivers. Exceptions would be made for emergency situations and for devices, such as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Risk Factors
Given the state of our economy and the financial strains people are facing, as the holiday season approaches, some people may resort to any means to obtain your money and valuables. Whether you are driving a company vehicle or your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Risk Factors
In order to help reduce the number of worker injuries and to increase safety awareness, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has recently launched a new series of "V-tools" or online safety training videos addressing some of the most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Risk Factors
Historically in the the risk management field there have been two types of risk managers: technicians and consultants. Technicians (AKA - Hector the Inspector) are known to be very technical and detail oriented while Consultants tend to have slightly less... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Risk Factors
We've all been driving down the road and seen an erratic driver (both trucks and passenger vehicles) and often noticed the driver talking on a cell phone, reaching for a cell phone, texting or reading an email on their cell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Risk Factors
We're sharing the following news release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help spread awareness about a new recall on emergency exit signs. Thanks for reading and let us know if you have any questions. - Lisa Mundt Firm's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Risk Factors
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As the East Coast deals with the effects of Hurricane Irene, have you thought about whether or not your business (or home) is ready for natural disaster? What would you do? What supplies to you have ready? In an effort... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Risk Factors
Recently a group of underground utility contractors met to discuss risk controls to mitigate damage to dwellings and other structures in close proximity to their jobsites. Many of the contractors had experienced liability claims from owners of homes and commercial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Risk Factors
It was recently brought to my attention that a common weed prevention chemical, Imprelis, used by landscapers is causing damage and death to conifers/evergreen trees. The product is being promoted by DuPont as "an environmentally friendly herbicide", but it appears... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Risk Factors