Tag: COVID-19

OSHA’s new COVID program focuses on high-risk companies

Following through on a portion of President Joe Biden’s January executive order, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) with a focus on enforcement efforts for companies…

Businesses Struggling in Pandemic Sue Insurers, With Mixed Results

This article is being republished as part of the WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (December 30, 2020). Chef Matthew Kelly is one…

Food Delivery and Carryout Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One visible result of the COVID-19 pandemic is that once-bustling food establishments sit empty while staff and management adjust to the new realities of the business. As we stay at home to…

Psychological Safety: Inclusion in Action

When it comes to core values, safety is often at the top, no matter the industry. For challenging workplaces such as manufacturing plants, a focus on the physical safety of those facilities…

Pandemic Driving Trends to Translate into Fewer On-The-Job Auto Accidents

Costs related to on-the-job motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are expected to drop as workers drive less frequently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis produced by the National Council on…

SB 1159 – Amends Existing Workers’ Compensation Laws Regarding COVID-19

SB 1159 amends existing workers’ compensation laws to address the impact of employees who contract COVID-19 and the extent that such illness is considered industrial, and therefore entitles the employee to workers’…

AB 685 – More COVID Complications for Employers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on maintaining a safe workplace, AB 685 amends the Labor Code in several areas to require employers to adhere to stricter occupational health…

The Pandemic is a Hacker’s Paradise, According to the Data

Regular listeners of Advisen’s Quarterly Cyber Risk Trends webinar series get to see our cyber loss data in action. With cyber risk a key focus during the COVID-19 pandemic and a widespread…

Congress Debates COVID-19 Liability Shield as Businesses Call for Protections

Hundreds of trade groups representing every sector of commerce have asked Congress to pass legislation to shield businesses and schools from litigation as they navigate reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but…

Customer Case Study: Coronavirus in Action Interview

What happens when the rubber meets the road for businesses and positive COVID results? We interviewed the Director of Human Resources at a longtime customer to find out how they responded and…