Perception vs. Reality – The Perspective Based Safety Culture

By Brian O. Owens, Risk Contol Consultant, Lovitt & Touché Picture if you will someone who grows up on a small island being taught their entire life that what the rest of the world knows to be the color green is red and vice versa. (Their influence and exposure as it were.)  Now remove that

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No Repeal & Replace

No Repeal & Replace, so now what?   It appears that Congress will not have a Repeal & Replace piece of legislation for President Trump to sign. This legislation was supposed to include significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as many changes to the taxes included therein. It was meant to

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Work Comp Law Changes – Full and Final Settlements

With the passing of Senate Bill 1332, Arizona workers’ compensation claims can now be settled as full and final. Workers’ compensation attorney, Larry Lieberman from Cross & Lieberman, P.A. visited the Lovitt & Touché Learning Academy, and led us through a comprehensive review of the new law and what it means to employers. The new

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Influencing Attitudes for Safety

Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have a great deal to do with how employees perform their daily tasks. Positive attitudes are conducive to safety performance and productivity, while negative attitudes can lead to accidents and injuries. Negative attitudes: Certain attitudes towards safety can put people at risk. Over-confidence: The belief that experience and skill can replace

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Producer Profile: Mike Cody

Mike’s insurance career, like many insurance professionals, began by chance. Upon graduation, his college counselor suggested he start going to interviews to practice his answers. He interviewed at a large insurance company, and as luck would have it, he hit it off with the interviewer and ended up getting the job. That was in 1989,

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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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