Distracted Driving: Every Second Matters

Arizona alone had 1,000 fatalities on it’s roads last year. To put this into perspective, the amount of drivers that died in Arizona would be equivalent to THREE commercial airplanes full of people crashing. Now if three planes full of people were to crash in one year, wouldn’t we be doing something about airplane safety?

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How to Implement and Sustain an Effective Workplace Safety Culture

Every organization’s safety management system is built upon a safety culture. Culture is to an organization as personality is to an individual in that each individual has one and each organization has one. A culture, just like a personality, is unique to each organization. However, a culture can either be supportive and stimulating or, if

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New Trends in Cost Containment

“Shark Tank” is a reality TV show where aspiring entrepreneur-contestants make business presentations to a panel of “shark” investors, who then choose whether to invest. One of the reasons why the show is incredibly popular is because of the exciting new ideas and opportunities that are consistently uncovered. Last week, Lovitt & Touché hosted a “Shark Tank”

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Is Your Company Optimizing Pharmacy Benefits? A Tale of Two Pills

By Matt Nelson, Vice President, Lovitt & Touché Have you noticed the rise of diabetes treatment costs in your health plan? Diabetes is one of the oldest medical conditions known to mankind, with historical accounts dating back over 3,000 years. For nearly 27 million Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, the medication Metformin is essential to

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The Biggest Threat to Your Cyber Security

According to historical claim data analyzed by Willis Towers Watson, 90% of all cyber claims stemmed from some type of employee error or behavior. If you think your organization couldn’t possibly fall victim to a cyber attack, you’re wrong. Cyber attacks can happen to any business. Consider the following examples. Example #1: Equifax Data Breach

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How to Make Workplace Accountability Cooler than your Competitors Do

The Lovitt & Touché Learning Academy was excited to have Stephanie Angelo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP visit us to share her knowledge of “Making Workplace Accountability Cooler than Your Competitors Do.” Stephanie is a Mastermind group facilitator for enterprising people in a range of industries. She is an expert in goal achievement and takes that skill to

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Change Management – The Perspective Based Safety Culture

By Brian O. Owens, Risk Control Consultant, Lovitt & Touché Change – we hate it. We are creatures of habit and find it difficult and uncomfortable at best when our routine is disturbed.  While a change in scenery is often a good thing for morale (Taking a vacation or camping trip for example), we quickly

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What is Abusive Conduct?

“Abusive conduct” means conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests. Abusive conduct may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a

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