Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations in the United States, and many towns put on their own professional fireworks displays which are monitored for safety by local fire departments. This year, many of these have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but people still want to celebrate, and many take it upon themselves to set off the fireworks at home.
We have all heard that phrase before, and now that Thanksgiving has passed it will be a sprint to New Year’s Eve – surely, with a few holiday parties in the middle. This is when companies often are not thinking about the risks that come with partying employees, liquor, music, dancing and potentially driving. Certainly sounds like a volatile mix!
This week’s unexpected snowstorm should be a reminder to be diligent in making sure your snow removal provider has the proper insurance coverage.
With winter almost here, many companies are putting the final touches on snow removal contractor agreements. Liability claims, like slip and falls, relating to the “improper removal of snow and ice”, are frequent, and in many cases, severe. Here are the facts:
Have you protected your worksite from Rattata yet? How about Pidgey or Staryu?
Who? They’re just a few characters from Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game craze that’s got people showing up at PokéStops in all sorts of random places, hoping to track down Pokémon characters on their mobile devices. With more than 30 million users (more than 20 million registered users in the US alone), the game takes players out into real world locations, including retail stores, office buildings, train stations and even construction sites.
The recent changes to the OSHA record keeping rules that were issued a couple of weeks ago have been drawing quite a few negative comments from business and industry.
The new rule has a component requiring employers with more than 20 employees to electronically submit information about work-related injuries and illnesses.