Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting Division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The December 2013 issue includes healthcare reform updates, benefit trends and surveys, upcoming webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news including: On‐Line Enrollment in FF‐SHOPs Delayed for One Year; Employers Pay an Average of $6,118 per Employee for Health Coverage; and IRS Launches ‘Top Hat’ Compliance Checks.
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Worker injuries and accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but they can be prevented if your employees know the causes of accidents and the best ways to avoid them. This whitepaper highlights the four top causes of workplace accidents and injuries and provides recommendations on how to prevent them.
Winter driving usually offers a mix of fog, rain, ice, snow, slippery roads and poor visibility. It’s a dangerous time for pedestrians and drivers. There are some simple precautions you can take to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.
Healthcare Reform Updates for November 18, 2013
Following some catastrophic workplace disasters over the years, there have been calls for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt a comprehensive combustible dust standard. While OSHA has yet to act, it’s likely that they will implement a comprehensive combustible dust standard for all industries.
Within the international construction industry, the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and the New Engineering Contract (NEC) help provide consistent standardized documentation and structure within that industry. Continually evolving events and situations have prompted revisions to those structures.
A pork and beef processor in Wisconsin was inspected by OSHA compliance officers, and the ownership received willful, repeat and serious citations―with fines totaling $450,000. Following recommendations for location changes and efforts by its Gallagher safety consultant, the result was vastly improved.
Gallagher's recorded webinar addresses recently released, important guidance on health FSAs to help you understand the new rules and their impact. Click the link below to view the webinar.
Environmental liability is a legal obligation caused by the past or by the ongoing manufacture, use, release, or threatened release of a particular substance – or by activities that adversely affect the environment or human health. Every organization, especially aviation operators and service providers, may have some degree of exposure to it.
A steel service center's loss experience had deteriorated to the point that its experience modification factor was in excess of 1.75. Accidents were occurring with unacceptable frequency, and cases were becoming difficult to manage because of employees' attitudes. The Gallagher Workers Compensation team met with the client to find some answers.