The Dangers of Uber and Other Ride-Sharing Apps

Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services can make it easy to get a quick car ride or make some extra income, and they’re only becoming more popular. In fact, in the cities where these platforms are available, taxi ridership has declined anywhere from 10 to 30 percent. However, the convenience of ride-sharing isn’t without risks.

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Refined Perspective – The Perspective Based Safety Culture

by Brian O. Owens, Risk Control Consultant, Lovitt & Touché Imagine for a moment you are on baby sitting duty for the evening. Not feeling like venturing out and facing the stresses of any form of public entertainment you fall back on old reliable – a home movie.   As you are scanning the brief descriptions

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Heat Illness Awareness

  When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious, and can sometimes result in death. High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, some medications, and inadequate tolerance for hot

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Facing the Book – Social Media Policies and Unfair Labor Practices

With the growing number of social media driven complaints received by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), it is more important than ever for employers to have updated and reviewed versions of employee handbooks and policies to avoid facing charges of unfair labor practices. Sasha Ellis, an attorney from Ogletree Deakins, stopped by the Lovitt

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Producer Profile: Dennis Tsonis

For June, our Producer Profile is Dennis Tsonis, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines. Dennis literally got into the insurance business by accident. He was a college graduate, not sure what he wanted to do with his life. One night while he was driving home from work, he got into an accident (the other person’s fault,

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Lovitt & Touché Introduces Insurance Solution for Health Sciences Industry

Lovitt & Touché recently introduced an exclusive new insurance solution for the life sciences industry – Hanover Life Sciences Advantage. The life sciences industry faces increased regulation as the demand for expanded products and services grows exponentially. With this dynamic industry comes unique and complex risks, often requiring specialized protection. Focused on delivering specialized insurance

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Common Sense vs Work Place Safety – The Perspective Based Safety Culture

by Brian O. Owens, Risk Control Consultant, Lovitt & Touché Far too often I hear people rely on what they call “Common Sense” to explain away misunderstandings and gaps in communication as they relate to workplace incidents.  It usually sounds something like “He/She should have known that – it’s common sense!”  Common to whom, you

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Lovitt & Touché to Sponsor Ability360’s Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit the Nonprofit’s Efforts to Empower Disabled Individuals

Lovitt & Touché has been named presenting sponsor of Ability360’s second annual 360Charity Golf Tournament. Ability360 is a nonprofit organization providing programs to empower disabled individuals and help them achieve and maintain independent lifestyles. Programs include employment services, home modifications and home care services, social and recreational programs, and health and wellness services. Ability360 provides

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The Risks of Airbnb and Home Sharing

Just a few years ago, taking a trip involved contacting travel agencies, booking hotel rooms and making plans far in advance. Today, however, smartphones and the internet have helped create new sharing services that allow homeowners to connect with travelers and rent out their homes, spare bedrooms or other accommodations for a fee. Airbnb, the

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The Perspective Based Safety Culture – How’s Your Chain Holding Up?

by Brian O. Owens, Risk Control Consultant, Lovitt & Touché What is culture?  What is behavior?  Defined, culture is said to be “Beliefs and customs shared by a society or group.”  Essentially, culture is uniformed behavior shared among people with like interests.  It appears safe to say then that behavior has a direct impact on

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