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Workers’ Compensation: The Importance of Processes

“Trust the process,” goes the saying. That’s especially true when it comes to the topic of workers’ compensation (WC). Often perceived as costly and confusing, WC can make employers feel as if they’re not in control. There are steps companies can take to positively influence WC outcomes, though. Let’s take a look: More Safety Equals…

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General Liability Insurance – Your Company’s Defense

Even in the most well-run businesses, incidents happen. Whether these incidents result in property damage, bodily injury or both, they can be costly for businesses to deal with. As such, it is important for your business to be covered for a variety of possible risks. A commercial general liability (CGL) policy protects your business from…

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A Supervisor’s Role in Workers’ Compensation

Supervisors play an essential role in ensuring a company’s efficiency and success. They are responsible for handling the everyday situations that help a business remain functional. Further, supervisors are also an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.…

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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Despite significant cyber security exposures, 85% of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken, belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least…

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Conveyor Belt Safety – Don’t Become a Statistic!

Unnecessary workplace accidents can occur when employees do not think before they act or avoid taking precautions to prevent accidents. Keeping safety top of mind is especially important when working with potentially dangerous machinery like conveyor belts, specifically in a warehouse or wholesale facility. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration frequently cites conveyor…

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Risk Management – Retail Operations

Owning and operating a retail store can be a fulfilling experience. Years of hard work, risk-taking and financial investments have allowed you to turn your dreams of opening a store of your own into a reality. Depending on the specific type of store you manage, there are a number of exposures to consider, including risks…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Forklifts – Essential to Warehouse Tasks

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, are essential to warehouse tasks, but present dangers if not properly used and maintained. That’s why forklift drivers must be properly trained and follow all safety procedures and precautions. Here’s an outline of forklift safety tips. Maintenance Check that the truck is ready to operate and perform any necessary…

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Background Checks: Security for the Security Industry

Employee background checks are a vital tool in many industries, especially those dealing with sensitive data or financial matters. When your business is ensuring the security of other businesses, though, the exposures get even greater and background checks become even more important. Roughly 10 percent of job applicants across all industries have a criminal record…

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Flash-Robbed: The Growing Menace of Flash Mob Robberies

When you hear the term “flash mob,” you probably think of a bunch of people breaking into a song-and-dance number at, say, a train station or shopping mall. But the flash mob has a darker side in the form of flash mob robberies, and unfortunately it’s a growing trend.  The concept is the same: A…

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