Have your children really left the nest?

Posted by Lisa Doherty, CAPI on Sep 7, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Now is the time to talk about protecting wealth, from one generation to the next.

 

So your children have left the nest…or have they? This is not a trick question. But things can get tricky when it comes to understanding how, and when, liability exposure will transfer from parents to their children – from the college years and beyond.

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Topics: Private Lines



Fleet Safety Guidelines for Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Posted by Denise Pooler on Aug 28, 2017 1:49:43 PM

Operating a motor vehicle safely requires concentration, focus, and awareness of constantly changing surroundings. Electronic devices such as cell phones and tablets can take your focus away from the road and increase the risk of accidents. On average, a driver is four times more likely to be in an accident when using an electronic device.

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Topics: Safety, Driver Safety, Cell Phones



Thoughts for Foodies:  Manage Insurance Rate Increases

Posted by Chris Trombley on Aug 16, 2017 9:20:00 AM

 

Managing Insurance Rate Increases

California food & beverage companies were hammered with Work Comp rate increases in the last 8 years. Many organizations that paid $80,000 for Work Comp in 2009 currently pay $200,000 or more without substantial increases to payroll. Food & beverage companies reacted to these increased costs by doubling down on workforce safety management to prevent new injuries and reduce the likelihood that employees will seek out personal injury attorneys.

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Topics: Manage Rate Increase, Food and Beverage



OSHA Launches Injury Tracking Application

Posted by Denise Pooler on Aug 8, 2017 10:43:00 AM

OSHA is launching the  Injury Tracking Application on August 1, 2017 to help employers who are affected by OSHA's rule requiring electronic submission of injury and illness data. The online form allows employers to electronically submit required data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. OSHA has extended the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to December 1, 2017. All affected entities have enough time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system and to give the new administration an opportunity to review the electronic reporting requirements before they are implemented.

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Topics: OSHA



Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Posted by Candice White on Jul 27, 2017 10:02:00 AM

The advancement of information technology has made it easier than ever to run a small business, but your organization as well as your customers and their data may be at risk unless proper cybersecurity measures are in place.

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Topics: Safety, cybersecurity



Wood Gutmann & Bogart Welcomes Arnie Taylor

Posted by Candice White on Jul 26, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers Welcomes Arnie Taylor

Wood Gutmann & Bogart is pleased to announce that Arnie Taylor has joined our team of professionals. Arnie brings several years of knowledge and experience to his role as Risk Advisor in the Private Client Services division.

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Topics: Staff, Annoucements



Compliance Update : OSHA Electronic Submissions

Posted by Candice White on Jun 29, 2017 1:38:02 PM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added a new statement to its website to communicate that they are not accepting electronic submissions of 300 logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 deadline.

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Topics: Compliance



Preparing for Political Violence

Posted by Candice White on Jun 6, 2017 2:17:26 PM

Recent incidents of terrorism shine a spotlight on risks faced by publicly accessible locations. Businesses in highly populated metro areas are vulnerable to political violence, but may not have a security presence in place. Types of properties at risk are accessible to the masses, such as:

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Topics: Safety



SPORTS SAFETY: EYE PROTECTION

Posted by Candice White on May 2, 2017 1:05:00 PM

Various types of injuries can occur while playing sports, such as strained muscles or ligaments, but many of the most serious injuries are eye-related.

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Topics: Safety



Training Your Staff for an Active Shooter Situation

Posted by Candice White on May 1, 2017 7:41:45 PM

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. To best prepare your staff for an active shooter situation, create an emergency action plan (EAP) and conduct training exercises. Together, the EAP and training exercises will prepare your staff to effectively respond and help minimize loss of life.

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Topics: Safety, training



Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers is California's premier, full-service regional insurance brokerage. We provide a complete range of commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance products and services. We are proud to be ranked among the Top 100 Independent Insurance Agencies by Insurance Journal and one of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal.

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