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Auto insurance premiums have been on the rise since April 2016, when a 6 percent rate hike made it the biggest monthly increase since 2003. While the need for harder conditions in the auto insurance market is overdue, both personal and commercial auto policies are noticing the effects. And due to contributing factors that include
Even quality workmanship is not immune to potential claims of property damage or bodily injury. All operations carry the risk that injury or damage may occur as a result of the work, leading to costly lawsuits. Considering the complicated mix of contractors and subcontractors that contributes to each project, who is liable for this risk?
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is permanently suspending amendments to the 34-hour restart provisions issued in 2013 under U.S. DOT driver hours of service (HOS) regulations. The amendments required any 34-hour work week restart to include two consecutive 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. rest periods; limited driver’s
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. OSHA intends to publish this employer information on a public website. Fearing that this publicity would lead employers to discourage employees from reporting injuries and illnesses,
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited violations. The agency reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through the following September). Here are your top ten OSHA violations for the most recent Federal Fiscal Year. 1. Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501):
The legacy exposure of inhaling silica-based products on the job site. A new June 2016 ruling and what you need to know.
On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers will be subject to new standards for protecting workers. The rule is effective June 23, 2016, but employers have either one or two years to comply, depending on their industry. The rule includes