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March 25, 2019

The average age of a construction worker is now in the 40s. Baby boomers - people born between 1946 and 1964 - represent 40% of the construction industry workforce, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training.

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March 21, 2019

Despite expectations, Fed-OSHA under the Trump administration has not backed off on enforcing workplace safety regulations.

In fact, the agency is as aggressive as ever and citations are higher than ever as well, after fines were increased substantially three years ago. Based on the agency's own statistics, a company that's inspected has only a 25% chance of not receiving a single citation.

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March 18, 2019

Spring is around the corner and, just like you do before winter, it's time to take care of housekeeping items to keep up your home and reduce the chances of problems down the road.

Parts of your home can be damaged during winter's harsh weather, particularly if you have endured storms and unusual weather.

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March 13, 2019

Group life insurance is often offered to employees as an employee benefit. It serves as both an employee retention tool and a way provide employees some peace of mind for their families.

There are various avenues for funding these group plans, and different underwriting criteria that can either reduce or increase the premium amounts. In most cases, life insurance face amounts will vary from policy to policy and will usually be based in part on each employee's base salary.

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March 11, 2019

Cost containment will be the chief workers' comp insurance concern for U.S. employers over the next 12 months, according to a survey.

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March 6, 2019

While overall workplace injuries have been falling in the last decade, the numbers of deadly and catastrophic injuries are actually on the rise.

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March 4, 2019

Thanks to advances in technology and the Internet, more and more people are running home-based businesses, either full-time or part-time.

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February 27, 2019

A new study has found that people enrolled in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are more likely to consider costs and quality when considering non-emergency care.

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February 25, 2019

With the number of data breaches increasing every year, it’s not a question of if your business will suffer a breach, but when. The threat affects companies of all sizes and in every industry, including manufacturers.

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February 20, 2019

As the economy hums along, we are sharing the roads with more trucks than ever before.

Unfortunately, many people do not exercise the extreme caution required when driving around 18-wheelers, container trucks and buses. And if there is an accident, due to their sheer size and weight, they can crush a passenger vehicle, seriously injuring or killing the occupants. 

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