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Is OSHA getting serious about safety?

We have seen first hand knowledge that the size of OSHA’s penalties are increasing locally and that it is harder to get reductions in penalties. We have seen this with clients of ours and in news releases we get from the Department of Labor. One news release reported a penalty of $233,500 against a Long […]

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Maybe Some Green Shoots?

As the slow economy continues to drag on there may be signs of life out there! We recently had meetings of the Boards that run our two self insurance groups and they represent about 275 New Hampshire companies. Many of the Board members noted that they have hired in the last 60 days, one company […]

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Consider Your Bottom Line: Mock OSHA Inspections

An article by Human Resource Executive addresses a subject near and dear to our hearts. With a democratic administration increasing DOL spending, the promise of a larger, revitalized OSHA is starting to become a reality. The article sites the record fine levied against BP last October ($87M), the increased staffing across all divisions, and some […]

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How to Pick a TPA

Although I could easily answer this by saying: “Simple: just pick us”, I would imagine those of you listening to me might want a bit of justification. Mark Noonan has started a three part column (part 1) over at Risk & Insurance that will (hopefully) reinforce what I’d tell you about what we do, and […]

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Trouble on the Horizon

So, I haven’t been in this industry for long enough to know what things looked like the last time the P/C Industry was faced with market changing factors. However, I’d like to think that based on what we’re looking at now, that there’s no choice but for the market to change. At this year’s National […]

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Employee Flu Shot Programs

Why Should We Provide Flu Shots to Our Employees? •114,000 people are hospitalized every year in the U.S. due to complications of the flu •36,000 people die each year in the U.S. due to complications of the flu •Vaccination results in 32-45% decrease in absenteeism •Average sick day costs $200 in lost productivity per employee […]