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How does the new NYS Hero Act impact your business?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jul 8, 2021 12:00:06 PM

As many of you know, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) into law this past May. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NYS has developed a new Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard, a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan, and industry-specific model plans for the prevention of airborne infectious diseases. Employers are required to comply within 30 days from the DOL release date.   The standard and prevention plan were released this week so the clock is ticking toward that August 5th deadline.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact

Marijuana Legal in NY.  What does this mean for your business

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jun 8, 2021 2:08:07 PM

New York Has Legalized Marijuana. ... The law allows New Yorkers over the age of 21 to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis for recreational use. People with certain marijuana-related convictions will have their records expunged immediately.

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Topics: Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Risk Management, Cities, Towns, Village

Is your Village, Town, County or City prepared for a Cyber incident?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Apr 27, 2021 2:30:35 PM

The stakes are higher than ever for cyber incidents and ransomware attacks.

The pandemic has increased the fear and uncertainty and led to behavioral changes for many of us throughout this last year.  

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Topics: Breach, Cyber, Hack, Data, Risk Management, Cities, Towns, Village

Is your district prepared for a CYBER incident?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Mar 8, 2021 1:50:48 PM

The stakes are higher than ever for cyber incidents and ransomware attacks.

The pandemic has increased the fear and uncertainty, and led to behavioral changes for students, staff, and even parents.

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Topics: Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Insurance, School, school budget

Risk Transfer:  Plowing & Snow Removal

Posted by Risk Management Team on Nov 11, 2020 8:49:14 AM

With the blink of an eye, wind speed and direction can turn a sunny winter day into a blizzard event that lasts for a week. Whatever the weather, a well-planned snow and ice removal strategy will be essential for the safety of your customers and employees as well as your daily operations and bottom line. One incident of slip and fall can be detrimental, but as the business or property owner, you should be aware of other incidents and risks that may arise from failure to properly remove ice or snow from your property.

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New Workers' Comp Rate Approved

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jul 20, 2020 10:24:56 AM

New York State Department of Financial Services approved the filing submitted by the Rating Board for a decrease of 1.0% in the overall loss cost level in New York State, effective October 1, 2020.

See specific classification rate changes in the full RC Bulletin.

New Workers' Comp Loss Rate Information

 

HF&C has a full array of Loss Control and Safety solutions to assist your business.  A strong loss control program can help lower your overall incidents, providing a roadmap to improve your safety results. For assistance with your Workers' Comp or other Risk Management issues, contact us.

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Topics: safety, OSHA, workers compensation, work comp

OSHA Ramps up Covid inspections

Posted by Risk Management Team on May 21, 2020 4:15:01 PM

As states begin reopening their economies,  OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.

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Topics: Coronavirus Guidance for Business

Covid-19:  Tips for Re-Opening Your Business Safely

Posted by Risk Management Team on May 6, 2020 4:35:49 PM

Follow State and Federal Guidance

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Topics: safety, OSHA, Coronavirus Guidance for Business

Just Released New Workers' Comp.  Classification for Covid-19

Posted by Risk Management Team on May 5, 2020 8:58:14 AM

Did you take advantage of the Federal Payroll Protection Program?

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Topics: Coronavirus Guidance for Business, workers compensation, work comp

Property Protection During Temporary Shutdown Due To COVID-19

Posted by Risk Management Team on Apr 22, 2020 9:25:42 AM

These unprecedented Covid-19 times are forcing many businesses to temporarily close and vacate their properties.  Below are a few tips for keeping your property safe and protected during a temporary shutdown.  

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Topics: Coronavirus Guidance for Business