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.
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.
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.
As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.
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.
There are several Federal Programs that have been enacted to assist Small Businesses get through these troubled times.
New York State Empire State Development (“ESD”) just amended their guidance for determining whether a business is subject to a workforce reduction, under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
Many states have updated their laws for recreational or medicinal use of Marijuana over the past few years. NYS recently made a significant change.
Topics: Employment Practices
OSHA is responsible for protecting the safety and health of the American workforce. They do this by promulgating and enforcing safety rules, regulations, and standards. Failure to comply with these standards may result in fines costing nearly $13,000 per serious violation and nearly $130,000 for each willful or repeat violation. Listed below are the most frequently cited OSHA standards. Haylor, Freyer & Coon's Loss Prevention Team can help make your job site, plant or facility safe and compliant.