Diversity in the workplace

Denise Gillin Insurance, News

By Andrea Wells for InsuranceJournal.com Insurance industry leaders have renewed their focus on recruiting, hiring and promoting not just to fill a crucial talent gap with quality candidates, but also to intentionally diversify their workforce. The civil unrest nationwide last summer, the Black Lives Matter movement and calls for police and judicial reforms have contributed to the unprecedented attention given to the cause of diversity and inclusion in the industry. “There’s never been a moment like this. I think most people would agree with that. And so what we do at this moment is yet to be seen,” Margaret Redd, executive director of the National African American Insurance Association, told Insurance Journal, last fall. Diversity and inclusion conversations are about …

10 Reasons Healthcare Entities Need Cyber Coverage

Denise Gillin Insurance, News

Ransomware attempts jumped 50% in the first half of 2020; hospitals and health care organizations were the hardest hit. Why? Because with your focus on caring for your residents through the COVID crisis, hackers figured out that you were the easiest prey. They think you’re desperate and willing to pay to prevent the harm they will cause to you and your residents. Well, we think you’re smart enough to protect your residents and your business. Need more reasons to purchase or increase your cyber insurance coverage? Click here for 10 Reasons Healthcare Entities Need Cyber Coverage and give us a call at 717.397.9600. We would love to help!

Is it Carbon Monoxide Poisoning or COVID-19?

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced when fossil fuel is burned by furnaces, portable heaters, vehicles, stoves, grills, gas ranges or fireplaces. The National Safety Council warns that winter can be a prime time for carbon monoxide poisoning as people turn on their heating systems and mistakenly warm their cars in garages. Use these flyers to warn family members, employees and others of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning: CDC Protect Your Family From CO Poisoning NSC CO FAQs Prevention …

Better Prepared. More Secure.

Denise Gillin Insurance, News

Our focus is always on the commitment we made to our clients when Murray was founded over 90 years ago: to provide smart solutions to help our clients be better prepared and more secure. This is more than just a phrase to us. It represents our ability to give clients a strategic advantage to anticipate and prepare for future challenges, opportunities, and growth. Today we honor our client commitment in a new and dynamic way. After careful and deliberate evaluation, we entered into an agreement with a national partnership of leading independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms, AssuredPartners, one of the largest brokers in the nation. Being a part of a national firm further enhances our advantage …

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OSHA Quick Takes – Delivery and Warehousing Industry

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Timothy W. Braun, Risk Control Specialist Did you know? OSHA has an online Quick Takes newsletter called “Did You Know?” It’s a free service to give subscribers twice monthly updates to their phone, tablet, or other device. DYK topics provide the latest information on timely topics from OSHA. This recent DYK gives ideas and tips for protecting workers in the warehousing and delivery industries from COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/12072020#covid-warehousing-delivery There are many other topics including: COVID-19 and enforcement actions COVID-19 protection for employees in various work settings Assistance with OSHA compliance Training Resources …and much more. I encourage you to check into these.  To learn more or to subscribe, go to: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/ Contact Tim at 717.224.1835 or another member of the Murray …

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OSHA DIY Quick Takes – Healthcare Industry

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Timothy W. Braun, Risk Control Specialist OSHA has an online Quick Takes newsletter called “Did You Know?” It’s a free service to give subscribers twice monthly updates to their phone, tablet, or other device. DYK topics provide the latest information on timely topics from OSHA. This recent DYK gives ideas and tips for protecting workers in the Healthcare industry from COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/12162020 There are many other topics including: COVID-19 and enforcement actions COVID-19 protection for employees in various work settings Assistance with OSHA compliance Training Resources …and much more. I encourage you to check into these.  To learn more or to subscribe, go to: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/ Contact Tim at 717.224.1835 or another member of the Murray Risk Control Team at 717.397.9600 …

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OSHA DIY Quick Takes – Construction Industry

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Timothy W. Braun, Risk Control Specialist Did you know? OSHA has an online Quick Takes newsletter called “Did You Know?”  It’s a free service to give subscribers twice monthly updates to their phone, tablet, or other device. DYK topics provide the latest information on timely topics from OSHA.  This recent DYK gives ideas and tips for protecting workers in the construction industry from COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/12172020#covid-construction-industry There are many other topics including: COVID-19 and enforcement actions COVID-19 protection for employees in various work settings Assistance with OSHA compliance Training Resources …and much more. I encourage you to check into these.  To learn more or to subscribe, go to: https://www.osha.gov/quicktakes/ Contact Tim at 717.224.1835 or another member of the Murray Risk Control …

Don’t Let Your Holidays Go Up In Smoke

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

By Eugene V. Schmitt, CSP, ARM, CHST, CFPS, Risk Control Specialist Christmas is a special time but safety shouldn’t take a vacation. According to the United States Fire Administration, more than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles and more than one in every five Christmas tree fires are caused by a heating source too close to the tree. This holiday season, remember these fire safety practices: Keep candles at least 12 inches away from flammable materials. Keep your tree at least three feet away from sources of heat, such as fireplaces. Inspect light  for damage or frayed wires. If you have a live Christmas tree, water it daily. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Following these practices only …

OSHA’s Five Tips to Keep Workers Safe During the Holidays

Denise Gillin News, Risk Management

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, provides five practices you can implement to keep employees safe during the pandemic. Train workers on safe work practices Maintain social distancing between workers and customers Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick Clean and disinfect work surfaces and equipment Encourage workers to report any safety and health concerns For more information regarding keeping your workers safe during the holidays, contact a member of the Murray Risk Control Team at 717.397.9600.