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Does your organization need International Insurance?

Does your organization need International Insurance?

With today’s increasingly globalized economy, organizations of all sizes can work beyond U.S. borders. Whether it is doing business in foreign countries, using foreign suppliers or service providers, or having employees traveling abroad, organizations face increasing international insurance exposures. If your organization has people who travel outside the U.S. for events, has employees or volunteers who regularly travel or are permanently working abroad, or even if you export products or sell via the internet, you have an international exposure. You…

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Preventing falls in the workplace

Preventing falls in the workplace

Falls are easily one of the most common issues seen in the workplace and is one of the largest areas of exposure to loss. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) contributes these circumstances with the most frequent falls: Slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces Unprotected edges Floor holes and wall openings Unsafely positioned ladders Misused fall protection The NIOSH maintains that it takes a concerted effort of industry leaders, professional associations, employers and employees to enhance the…

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Copyright Infringement: A Trap for the Unwary

Copyright Infringement: A Trap for the Unwary

Consider the following scenario which may sound familiar: The time has come to prepare a newsletter for your organization which will ultimately be posted to your organization’s website. To create a more captivating reading experience for your audience, you include some images. If your next step is to search the internet for images to include in your newsletter, that decision may prove costly for you and your organization. The images you find on the internet may be subject to copyright…

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