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Landscape Safety Equipment

Posted by Risk Management Team on Aug 8, 2022 2:22:38 PM

According to OSHA, Landscaping and Nursery companies are responsible for requiring workers to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in all operations where there is an exposure to hazardous conditions or where specific regulations indicate the need for using PPE to reduce the hazards to the employees.

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Topics: safety, Risk Management, Landscape

Attention NYSNLA Members...OSHA Heat Hazard Inspections Are You Ready?

Posted by Risk Management Team on May 27, 2022 1:33:34 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards.  Through this, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards—in both outdoor and indoor work environments.   NYSNLA members should be aware of this new program.  Are you ready for an inspection?

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Topics: safety, Risk Management, heat hazard

OSHA Heat Hazard Inspections Are You Ready?

Posted by Risk Management Team on May 25, 2022 1:12:59 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards.  Through this, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards—in both outdoor and indoor work environments.    Is your facility ready for an inspection?

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Topics: safety, Risk Management, heat hazard

NY Workers' Compensation Experience Modification Rating (EMR) is changing.

Posted by Risk Management Team on Feb 8, 2022 12:14:13 PM

New York State is working to incentivize workplace safety by revamping the Workers' Compensation experience modification rating program, effective October, 2022.    What does this mean for your business?

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More about cyber and how it impacts your business

Posted by Risk Management Team on Dec 7, 2021 12:16:33 PM
How do you protect your business from the m assive increases in cyber attacks?  These attacks present themselves in various forms.
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Topics: Breach, Cyber, Ransomware, Hack, Hacking, Data, Risk Management

Employment Practices Coverage,  Covid and #metoo

Posted by Risk Management Team on Nov 9, 2021 4:00:31 PM

When it comes to safeguarding your business, it’s important to protect yourself against employee lawsuits. The costs associated with these claims can be staggering and can impact businesses of any size or type. Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) provides protection against employment practice claims such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage & hour and wrongful termination. During FY 2020, the EEOC resolved 70,804 charges of employee discrimination, securing $439.2 million for victims in both the private sector and government workplaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Sexual Harassment, Employment Practices, Risk Management, Covid

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