May 14, 2018

Out Front Ideas Webinar: Workplace Violence: Assessment and Response

St. Louis, MO – Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that according to OSHA statistics, over 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence every year. The threat of workplace violence is a challenge for many industries, in particular the healthcare, retail and educational sectors. In the webinar a panel of experts will discuss the organizational challenges related to physical assaults in the workplace. The discussion will not focus on…[Continue Reading]

OR OSHA Invites Businesses to Take a ‘Safety Break’ May 9

Salem, OR – Employers across the state are invited to participate in Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 9, an event aimed at raising awareness and promoting the value of keeping people safe and healthy while on the job. Now in its 15th year, Safety Break encourages employers to bolster workplace safety and health with training, award recognition gatherings, or other creative activities. Oregon OSHA coordinates Safety Break, which is voluntary for employers. Businesses and other employers…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Awards $370,000 in Grants to Protect Ohio Firefighters

Columbus, OH – Thirty-seven Ohio fire departments will share $369,678 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful elements encountered during a fire fight. The fire departments (listed below) are receiving the funding under BWC’s Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant Program, which helps departments purchase safety gear, exhaust systems and specialized washing machines. Because…[Continue Reading]

Ohio Employers Receive $1.5 Million in Workplace Safety Grants

Columbus, OH – Seventy-three Ohio employers will share $1,521,059 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “Workers are employers’ most important asset, and preventing accidents can keep them healthy and productive,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison. “Employers investing in safety should consider applying for a safety grant and making use of the many…[Continue Reading]

Bunker Partners with Chubb on New Insurance Product Development for Gig Economy

San Francisco, CA -(PRNewswire)- The Future of Work is here, as organizations are increasingly prioritizing a flexible workforce as a critical element of their strategy. By 2027, MBO Partners predicts 58% of Americans will either be freelance workers, or will have previously worked as a freelancer. Insurance has been a primary barrier to this movement, which is why Bunker is excited to announce its partnership with Chubb. “We’re thrilled to be working with Chubb, adding them as one of our key…[Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Issues $50M in General Dividends to Colorado Employers

enver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, is distributing $50 million in workers’ compensation dividend checks this month to its policyholders. Nearly 53,000 employers throughout the state — roughly 94 percent of the company’s policyholders — will receive a dividend. Check amounts are calculated based on the policyholder’s premium size and performance. The average 2018 dividend check will be $944, and will be sent to employers in late March…[Continue Reading]

Indiana’s Exemplary Employers and Safety Heroes Honored with State Awards

Indianapolis, IN – Commissioner Rick J. Ruble recently presented the Governor’s Workplace Safety Award to 11 Hoosier companies in recognition of exemplary efforts to protect workers from occupational safety and health hazards. Additionally, six individuals received special recognition with the Everyday Safety Hero Award. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, the Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards Luncheon was part of the 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference. The annual event is…[Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Expands Grant Program for Firefighter Safety

Columbus, OH – Due to heavy demand, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is more than doubling its funding for a new grant program aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other toxins that cause long-term health ailments. Visiting a fire station in Westerville ahead of Governor John Kasich’s recent State of the State address, BWC Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison said her agency had originally allotted $2 million this year for its Firefighter…[Continue Reading]

Federated Insurance Selects Guidewire Systems for Commercial Lines Customers

Foster City, CA – Federated Insurance, a direct writer of Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to P&C insurers, recently announced that Federated has selected Guidewire products to help modernize and transform the way it operates across its commercial lines of business. The company selected Guidewire PolicyCenter™ and Guidewire Rating Management™ as its new underwriting, policy administration, and rating…[Continue Reading]

Out Front Ideas Webinar: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Risk Management

St. Louis, MO – Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has announced its next complimentary webinar, noting that in 2017, there were 16 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. The impact of these events far surpasses property damage. In fact, natural disasters can have a big impact on workers’ compensation and healthcare systems, including the risks faced by first responders, the disruption to your workforce and challenges to the benefit…[Continue Reading]

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