Clarke & Sampson Blog

GHS Pictogram & Labeling

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 26, 2016 2:52:53 PM

 

OSHA’s required pictograms must be in the shape of a square set at a point and include a black hazard symbol on a white background with a red frame sufficiently wide enough to be clearly visible. A square red frame set at a point without a hazard symbol is not a pictogram and is not permitted on the label. OSHA has designated eight pictograms under this standard for application to a hazard category.
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Topics: Alexandria VA

Stay Safe While Clearing Snow!

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 26, 2016 9:41:58 AM



Snow removal can be hard on the body when you have to clear a large area with only a shovel, especially after a heavy snow. Using a snow blower or snow plow can be the perfect way to give your back a break. However, it is important to take the proper safety precautions to avoid unnecessary injury while clearing snow this winter.

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Preparing for Winter Storm Jonas!

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 21, 2016 12:06:15 PM

Winter Storm Jonas is on its way and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and warm. We wanted to pass along a few good safety tips for your car and home

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Topics: Alexandria VA

GHS/HCS Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 20, 2016 9:02:21 AM

On March 26, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule modifying its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The final rule aligns the HCS with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

OSHA’s intent in revising the standard is to improve the effectiveness of the HCS by ensuring that employees are informed of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed and, consequently, to reduce the number of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries.

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Cost Drivers of D&O Liability Insurance

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 7, 2016 2:27:39 PM

Directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance is a fundamental component of any company’s risk management program. A lack of D&O insurance may dissuade talented individuals from seeking an executive position at your company, as they don’t want to put their personal assets at risk in the event of a lawsuit.

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Technology Liability: Errors & Omissions Coverage

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 6, 2016 11:48:24 AM

Every business has unique risks that can seriously harm an organization’s operations if not properly protected against. As a business utilizing technology to produce and deliver products and/or services, it’s important to recognize and take precautions against risks that your commercial general liability (CGL) coverage doesn’t include. Technology professional liability coverage, also referred to as tech errors and omissions (E&O), is essential for companies using technology because it addresses a lack of protection in CGL policies, which typically do not cover claims of third-party financial harm.

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Workers' Compensation

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 5, 2016 10:48:02 AM

Workers’ compensation insurance benefits are available to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of a work-related incident. If one of your employees is injured on the job and is medically authorized to take time off from work, he or she will be reimbursed for lost wages—typically a percentage of regular wages—and all of the medical expenses related to the treatment and rehabilitation.

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Directors' & Officer's Liability Insurance (D&O)

Posted by Matt Stephens

Dec 22, 2015 11:00:11 AM

No matter what size a company is, there is always a chance that it could be targeted with litigation arising from the management decisions of its board members. Learn more about how to protect your company today

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities

Posted by Matt Stephens

Dec 21, 2015 11:12:22 AM

High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security.

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Insuring Personal Property

Posted by Matt Stephens

Dec 4, 2015 2:34:48 PM

 
 
 
Personal property is a complicated matter. View our latest blog and learn the key facts about insuring your personal property. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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