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The 100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers

Posted by Harlee Weible on Jul 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

INTRODUCTION:

Teen Drivers (Ages 16-19) experience more crashes during the summer break. Whether heading to the beach, driving to the movies with friends, or driving home after work; Teen accident rates jump 16%, compared to other times of the year.

Here Are Some Tips To Consider:

  • Texting and otherwise interracting with phones jumps during this time. This is extremely dangerous behavior.
  • 55% of teens text every day, sending almost 100 messages daily. Talk with teens about safe texting practices.
  • Distractions aren't just electronic devices- passengers are also a major distraction for drivers. Restricting trips that include friends, siblings, and other youngsters is advisable. 
  • Practice what you preach! Are you guilty of texting, dialing, checking directions, or changing streaming radio stations while driving? Young drivers see this behavior, they will think it is normal- even if told otherwise.
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Topics: Safety At Home, kids, driving, Road Safety

Prime And Punishment: Amazon Leading The Charge In Ending Over-Charging?

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jul 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Over the past year, the country has seen a spate of deceptive pricing lawsuits filed against major retailers.  In October 2015, a Pennsylvania Court granted preliminary approval to a $50 million lawsuit settlement involving Tween Brands. 

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Topics: For Your Business, cyber, retail, Online Retail

4 Things You Need To Know About Wage & Hour Laws In 2016

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jul 8, 2016 5:12:50 PM

New regulations from the Department of Labor are expected to significantly increase the number of lawsuits arising from wage and hour claims. 

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Topics: For Your Business, HR Insights, Wage And Hour

4 Ways to Stay Safe in the Chemical Industry

Posted by Harlee Weible on Jul 1, 2016 2:41:16 PM

Companies all over the world rely on some form of a safety program for their employees.  The question is: Which approach is the best option for them? 

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Topics: Safety At Work, OSHA, Workers' Compensation, Chemical Manufacturing

Trucking Companies in Hot Water? New Food Safety Rules For The Transportation Industry

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jun 23, 2016 7:13:31 PM

On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration issued its new rule on food safety in

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Topics: trucking, For Your Business, Food, FDA

Are Self-Driving Cars Ready For Rush Hour?

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jun 16, 2016 7:17:54 PM

Google’s self-driving car caused its first accident on Valentine’s Day and it made headlines across the internet.  Both the initial accident and Google’s admission of fault trended on Twitter and Facebook.  Despite the low impact nature of the accident, it caused concerns about the safety of self-driving cars and related safety mechanisms.   

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Topics: Safety At Home, Technology, cyber

Worried about OSHA's New Regulations? You're Not Alone.

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jun 10, 2016 5:05:12 PM

 

Different rules are in the process of being enforced over the next two years. Businesses are concerned with facing losses in their employee candidate pools and in court with vague guidelines being enforced.

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Topics: Safety At Work, safety, For Your Business, OSHA

3 Lessons For Businesses From The Apple iPhone Hack

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Jun 1, 2016 7:04:22 PM

 

Cybersecurity issues continue to make the news, making it harder and harder for companies to ignore their own cybersecurity concerns.  Most recently, Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigations engaged in a significant courtroom fight over hacking into an iPhone.  FBI had brought Apple into court demanding the company hack into one of their own phones in order to gain key evidence and the California company had resisted strongly.

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Topics: Technology, cyberattack, For Your Business, cyber security

What The Chipotle Outbreak Taught Us About Public Safety And Public Relations For Businesses

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on May 26, 2016 7:51:10 PM

         

Few things can damage the reputation of a business in the food industry like an outbreak of foodborne illness tied to the business’s products.  Fast food restaurant Chipotle has had to deal with trying to win back customers nationwide after a series of E. Coli outbreaks across several states.  Complicating the matter, just as the regular alphabet soup of federal agencies declared the E Coli outbreak over, Chipotle had to close all their restaurants nationwide due to a norovirus outbreak.

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Topics: Safety At Work, For Your Business, Food, Restaurants

Insurance Risks Of Cryptocurrencies

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on May 19, 2016 7:18:02 PM

Cryptocurrencies continue to gain steam, both in terms of customer usage and mainstream acceptance.  Estimates place the daily value of bitcoin transactions at approximately $289 million.  Hundreds of thousands of merchants now accept bitcoin as valid payment.  And Bitcoin is just the most popular of these new currencies.  Yet with the transition to increased usage of cryptocurrencies come new risks on which businesses need to educate themselves. 

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Topics: Technology, For Your Business

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