As new cases of the Coronavirus continue to be reported daily, cybercriminals have been leveraging the situation to take advantage of people and businesses who have quickly transitioned to remote work, often without putting cyber security best practices in place.
Ransomware, fund transfer fraud, and email compromise make up 80% of cyber claims. The average severity of a cyber attack is $60,000; however, this figure can quickly increase without insurance.
Job-related injuries occur every day in workplaces across the country. Often these injuries happen because employees have not been trained or, over time, have gotten lax in following safe job procedures.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, more people are being asked to self-isolate and many employers are scrambling to put systems in place to allow their employees to telecommute.
Companies that are not set up for telecommuting arrangements have legitimate concerns about productivity, communications, and even the possibility of workers' comp claims stemming from home hazards that may not be typical in the workplace.
But there are steps you can take to make sure that you keep your employees engaged and on task.
We are reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A from February 1 to April 30.
According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day while people are at work. Of these injuries, 10% result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20% will cause temporary or permanent blindness. However, almost 90% of these injuries could have been prevented by wearing the appropriate eye protection while on the job.
Dan M. Molyneaux, Jr., CPCU, ARM, CRIS
Chief Executive Officer
Many of our clients, regardless of industry, are being impacted by market changes in the insurance market. A clean loss record may help mitigate some of the impact, but it does not spare clients from these market actions.
This is a big picture trend in the insurance industry.
Allow me to explain what is happening.
Just as the heat poses safety risks in the summer, the freezing temperatures and bitter wind chills of winter pose serious safety issues. Those who work outdoors, face the dangers of lowered body temperature, hypothermia, and frostbite.
Snow has arrived for many parts of the country, and that means it's time to brush up on tips for safe winter driving, especially in snow.
The roads can get slick and visibility can dwindle, so always take it easy, drive calmly and stay safe. Whether you've driven in snow often, a short while, or never, it's always a good idea to brush up on the basics to help you stay safe during this time of year.
No workplace is immune to the risks of an active shooter incident. However, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your organization is prepared for the worst.
To prepare your staff for an active shooter situation, create an emergency action plan (EAP) and conduct training exercises. Together, the EAP and training activities will prepare your staff to effectively respond and help minimize loss of life.
Falls from ladders are one of the most common injuries that construction workers and others in the industry sustain. Because using a ladder seems like common sense, many employers fail to properly train their workers in ladder safety.