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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Jennifer Chenault Appointed Vice President of Tucson Women in Construction Chapter

With a deep-seated commitment to serving her community and expanding the reach of her profession, Jennifer Chenault, a sales executive at Lovitt & Touché, was recently appointed to another leadership position in our local area. Jennifer was appointed vice president of the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), which provides

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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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Jennifer Chenault Named President Elect of Greater Tucson Leadership Board of Directors

Jennifer Chenault, a sales executive with Lovitt & Touché, was recently named president elect for the Greater Tucson Leadership Board of Directors. Jennifer has been an active member of the board and was a member of Greater Tucson Leadership’s 2014 class. Greater Tucson Leadership has provided leadership education, community and professional development, and civic engagement

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OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. The rule also requires OSHA to create a website that can be used to submit the required information. Under the rule, the first reports are due by July 1, 2017.

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Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Bill

On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate bill closely mirrors the proposal passed in the House of Representatives—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—with some differences. For example, unlike the

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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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