Hero - State Capitol

Q&A: Local Government Property Insurance Fund

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March 16th, 2015

As your resource for the proposed budget decision regarding the LGPIF, below is a list of common Q&As provided by the LWMMI. Our knowledge brokers have been following the issue closely and understand the business, the coverage forms, and the insurance markets that would replace the LGPIF if needed.   What is the Local Government…» Read Full Article

School Safety - Protect from intruders

How To Protect Your School Against School Intruders

Providing a safe working and learning environment is one of many responsibilities schools are tasked with every day. Preventative measures and protocols are important components in a school safety plan and should be thoughtfully prepared and executed. While there are many things to consider to safely protect the school premises and those inside, effective security…» Read Full Article

Safe storage in the classroom

4 Questions You Need To Ask To Manage Classroom Storage And Reduce Work Comp Claims

As you consider the safety of your classrooms, storage will almost always be a hot button issue with teachers and staff members alike. From textbooks to art supplies, teachers are challenged with organizing their classroom assets and maintaining a functional learning environment, making the most of tight quarters. We encourage you to take a look…» Read Full Article

School Safety - Prevent Slips and Falls

7 Simple Steps to Minimize Slips and Falls In Schools

Each weekday morning there are more than 3.1 million teachers and 49.8 million students rushing into public schools. (National Center for Education Statistics) With the sheer volume of traffic in and out of schools each morning, revising safety protocols to minimize potential risks, like slips and falls, must be a priority. You likely strive to continually…» Read Full Article

Hero - Healthcare

Phase II HIPAA Audits Occurring in 2015

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has proposed to ramp up their Phase II HIPAA audits at some point in 2015. Unlike the initial pilot Phase I audits, the second round will require compliance from the chose n health care account, as well as be expanded to include their “Business Associates.” Business Associates being subcontractors…» Read Full Article

March Madness in the Workplace

March Madness at Work: Three Point Play or Foul?

It’s Madness…we know. There’s a lot of talk about whether employers should let employees check their brackets while at work.  We did some hunting and found these great tips for business owners and HR managers to rally around the issue. It looks like the winning answer is YES! Set a Game Plan While an employer…» Read Full Article

 

OSHA: What to Do After You Make the Call

Late last year, we discussed the OSHA reporting changes for 2015. In addition to reporting, it’s also important to consider and plan for potential site visits when OSHA is contacted. The National Safety Council states that “reacting quickly to the incident with a prescribed procedure and actions can demonstrate your company’s commitment to safety. It…» Read Full Article

Driving South for Spring Break? Tips for Prepping Your Car

When going on a long road trip, your car will suffer some inevitable wear and tear. Before leaving, it’s important to prep your car by doing the following: Check your tires for air pressure, tread, and general wear down. Tires are the most common cause of vehicle failure. While you can’t do anything about getting…» Read Full Article

12 Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Classroom

Classrooms are full of inherent danger, from extension cords, to damaged tools and improper use of equipment, injuries can happen at any time. Focusing on injury prevention and preventative education, your school can reduce risk and insurance costs considerably. In fact, many injuries can be avoided by adopting practices that reduce the potential for injury….» Read Full Article

Teacher’s 3-Step Guide For Classroom Safety

Across the nation, schools work diligently to provide a safe learning environment for students and a safe workplace for teachers. Prevention is an essential component to classroom safety, and learning to recognize potential dangers in the classroom is often the first step. With the right tools and guidance, teachers can advocate for prevention and promote…» Read Full Article