Tornado Awareness: Are You Prepared?

August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 – According to the National Weather Service, Midwestern states experience an average of 40 tornadoes per year. Knowing what to do in a severe weather situation can protect human, physical, and financial resources. This includes ensuring employees are properly protected during severe weather. Tornadoes are capable of occurring 7-8 months out of…

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Electronic Logging Device Mandate: Beware of Citations

August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 – With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, we are finding enforcement is citing organizations for not abiding by the following requirements: Operating Instructions Instructions for how to operate the ELD unit should be obtained from the ELD provider and kept in the vehicle. Paper Logs Paper logs may only be used…

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Time-Off Requests and Unplanned Absences During Astronomical Events

August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017 – A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States on Monday, August 21. While a total eclipse will occur along a 70-mile-wide band including the states of Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois, the entire country will be able to experience a partial eclipse. Those in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas will…

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Steps for Conducting and Documenting an Investigative Interview

August 4, 2017

August 3, 2017 – Investigations should be conducted by Human Resources anytime there is a reason to believe conduct has occurred that could lead to discipline of an employee or impose liability on the company. Use the following steps as a guide when conducting an investigative interview. 1. Preparing for Investigative Interviews Ensure you have…

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Protecting Your Business from a Cyber Attack

May 17, 2017

May 16, 2017 – The recent WannaCry ransomware that has infected more than 200,000 computer systems across 150 countries serves as yet another reminder to the impact a cyber attack can have on your business and data. WannaCry ransomware locks users out of their computers by exploiting a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows.…

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Managing Non-Routine Components of Your Safety Program

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 – Similar to routine tasks performed by your organization, the methods and responsibilities for informing employees of the hazards associated with infrequent or non-routine tasks should be covered in your health and safety program. This is considered to be best industry practice. Non-Routine Tasks Require Training If employees are required to perform…

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Property & Casualty Insurers Post First Underwriting Loss Since 2012

February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017 – It’s been a well-known fact the last few years in the insurance industry have been very good from a buyer’s perspective. More carriers have entered previously uncharted waters, coverage has broadened, and premiums have become extremely competitive. Carriers have been buying business at a level not seen for some time. Much…

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Road Tests: Who Can Give Them?

January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 – A road test should be given by a motor carrier or a person designated by it. However, a driver who is appointed by the motor carrier must be given the test by an individual other than him or herself. The test should be conducted by a designated person who is competent…

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Keeping Your Employees Cool for the Summer

January 11, 2017

As temperatures rise so does the risk of heat-induced illnesses. Here is what you need to know to keep your employees safe. Working in extreme temperatures can overwhelm the body’s internal temperature controlling system. When the body is unable to cool itself, heat related stress can result. Heat stress can contribute to adverse health effects,…

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Enforce Fleet Safety Procedures Before an Injury Happens

November 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016 – Some organizations wait until an injury has occurred before enforcing employee safety protocols around commercial vehicles and customer locations. Distributing monthly or weekly tips to your teams is a useful way to keep safety procedures top-of-mind for your employees. Below are a few safety procedure examples your employees should be doing…

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