by | Loss Control, Uncategorized |

The craft beer brewing industry is constantly expanding and OSHA has been diligent on making sure breweries are following the applicable standards and regulations.  Below is a list of the six most common OSHA violations in the beer brewing industry. Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Equipment found in breweries must be serviced and cleaned regularly and... Read more »

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by | Press Room, Uncategorized |

Award uniquely positions company as an employer who puts people first in its business strategy and practice WESTBROOK, Maine, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company, has become the first organization to receive the Mindful Employer Designation, which is an honor awarded by Acadia employees via the Mindful Employer organization and is based... Read more »

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by | Property, Uncategorized, Workers Compensation |

The hospitality industry is facing several external trends that are steadily reshaping the customer experience and how hoteliers serve their customer base. The Millennial Generation Companies in the hospitality industry are adapting and evolving to meet the preferences of millennials — a generation with vastly different expectations than those that preceded it. Today’s up-and-coming cohort... Read more »

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Often in this blog, we focus on the hardships of workplace accidents from the perspective of the employer and focus on how businesses can effectively prevent workplace injuries or accidents to help protect their employees.  In this blog, we want to focus on the families of those workers who are injured, and highlight a special... Read more »

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by | Laws & Regulations, Uncategorized |

What is Social Inflation? Social inflation generally refers to the rising costs of insurance claims that are a result of societal trends and views toward increased litigation, broader contract interpretations, plaintiff friendly legal decisions, and larger jury awards. What is causing social inflation? There are four major factors that are driving social inflation in the... Read more »

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by | General Liability, Uncategorized |

Business owners in the fitness industry have unique risks that could result in financial loss if not adequately protected. This blog outlines three unique coverages for gym and studio owners, which can be included on a small business insurance policy. 1. Professional Liability As a gym or studio owner, you or your staff probably consult,... Read more »

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by | Cyber Security, Small Business, Uncategorized |

One of the greatest threats businesses face today falls in the area of cyber risk: Phishing attacks, data breaches, ransomware attacks and social engineering are some top concerns especially for SMBs. Experts in the cyber arena predict that all businesses will at some point face a cyber-attack. The matter isn’t if, but when. The U.S.... Read more »

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