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NYS Activates Hero Act- Immediate Action Required

Posted by Michael J. Halter, MS, CSP, CPCU, Director of Loss Control on Sep 10, 2021 8:59:18 AM

On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul directed the commissioner of health to designate COVID-19 as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act. This means private employers must implement their workplace exposure prevention plans. (NY HERO Act

These workplace exposure prevention plans were required to be adopted by August 5th and then posted for employees by the September 4th deadline.

The Hero Act Law applies to all New York State private employers, regardless of size.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact

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

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

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

OSHA's Top 10 Citations for 2017

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jun 7, 2018 11:52:18 AM

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.  

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Topics: safety, OSHA

Active Shooter Prepare & Respond

Posted by Risk Management Team on Mar 14, 2018 2:34:42 PM


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Topics: shooter, active shooter training, active shooter, safety