One-third of Workers Are Sleepy, Leading to Safety Issues and More

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

More than 35% of workers in the U.S. are not getting enough sleep, a new study has found. That can lead to serious workplace safety issues, especially for occupations that use heavy machinery, people who work in factories or warehouses, construction or as drivers. Among workers in other occupations it can lead to costly mistakes, […]

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As Cyber Threat Mounts, More Companies Take Measures

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As attacks on businesses’ networks continue increasing at unprecedent levels, cyber risks have become the top concern among organizations of all sizes for the first time, according to a new survey. The “Travelers Risk Index” found that 55% of executives surveyed said they worry “some” or “a great deal” about cyber risks. That’s more than […]

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The Importance of Employment Practices Liability Coverage

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Every employer, no matter how small, faces the specter of being sued by a past, present or prospective employee at some time. In fact, such employment practices claims are widespread – so much so that most businesses are much more likely to have an employment practices liability claim than a general liability or property loss […]

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Newsom Set to Sign in Sweeping Independent Contractor Bill

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation into law that will codify a court ruling from last year that set new ground rules for what constitutes an independent contractor, and which expands on that ruling. There’s been a lot written in the media about the legislation, AB 5, and unfortunately much of it misses the […]

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New Experience Rating and Physical Audit Levels Set

Posted on: September 11th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Starting in 2020, the threshold for California employers to be eligible for experience rating (X-Mod) has been reduced by order of the state insurance commissioner. Commissioner Ricardo Lara in September approved the recommendations by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to lower thresholds for determining eligibility for experience rating and when a carrier needs to […]

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Discipline Should Be Part of Your Safety Program

Posted on: August 7th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Does your injury and illness prevention program spell out the disciplinary action your company will pursue if its safety rules are not adhered to? Addressing disciplinary issues can be a very sensitive and stressful process for most managers, supervisors and employees. However, if disciplinary issues are avoided or handled poorly, it can lead to serious […]

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Cal/OSHA Working on Rules to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted on: June 24th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA is developing regulations that would require employers of outdoor workers to provide respiratory equipment when air quality is significantly affected by wildfires. Smoke from wildfires can travel hundreds of miles and while an area may not be in danger of the wildfire, the smoke can be thick and dangerous, reaching unhealthy levels. The danger […]

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The Risks of Staff Using Personal Devices for Work

Posted on: May 8th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As more employees use their personal mobile devices for work companies are being forced to confront the resulting security implications as well as how the devices are changing behaviors in the workplace. That’s according to a report by Littler Mendelson, an international law firm specializing in employment and labor law. The report highlights the dangers […]

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Workers’ Comp Audit Mistakes: What to Look For

Posted on: March 19th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

No company owner wants to undergo a workers’ compensation audit, but they are a fact of life if you run a business and have employees. Unfortunately, many audits don’t go smoothly and sometimes your insurer may make mistakes. Missouri-based Workers’ Compensation Consultants, which helps employers through the workers’ comp audit process, recently listed the 10 […]

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Protect Outdoor Workers Against the Elements of Winter

Posted on: February 6th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

If you have outdoor workers or staff that will have to venture out into the elements during an especially cold winter, you need to make sure you are taking the correct precautions to keep them safe. If the conditions are extremely harsh, your workers are at heightened danger of injury, or worse. But even if […]

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