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Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

While ransomware is making the headlines as the major cyber threat for businesses, small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly being targeted by lower fraud that dupes them into wiring criminals funds, according to a new report. These funds transfer fraud...

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Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America. Many employers have a return-to-work program for their injured employees because it cuts down on...

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Safety Tips for Agriculture Transport Vehicles

A large percentage of injuries to agricultural workers occur while they are being transported in vehicles from one location to another. Incidents occur due to an unsafe condition of the transport vehicles or unsafe action of the driver. Employers and workers should be...

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Employers Tap Technology to Tackle Distracted Driving

Everyone knows the dangers of distracted driving, but the stakes are much higher when the driver of a commercial vehicle is distracted. As a result of this danger, more companies with fleets and commercial drivers are turning to technology to prevent their workers...

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Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

People typically lock their cars when they park them to safeguard personal items and components inside the vehicle. Increasingly, however, criminals are less interested in what's inside the car than they are in what's underneath it — the catalytic converter. The...

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Managing Your Internal Supply Chain Risk: Equipment Failure

As a business owner you area already know you need to protect against and plan for external supply chain risks. These risks are often out of your control as they can affect suppliers or transportation providers, as well as transportation networks and infrastructure....

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Ag Safety: The Right Way to Extract Stuck Vehicles

One of the perennial hassles in the agricultural sector is getting trucks or tractors stuck in the mud, dirt or snow. Unfortunately, during these times workers stand a greater chance of getting injured, or worse. Serious, disabling injuries and deaths have occurred...

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Safety Strategies for Heavy Equipment

The safe use of heavy equipment is critical when machinery such as bulldozers, graders or ground-moving equipment is used in the construction of new homes, bridges, shopping malls or other commercial buildings. The size and weight of these heavy machines make them...

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Companies Bleed Data as Employees Move It Offsite

The more employees are working from home, the greater the risk that their employers' sensitive date is also being stored on their poorly secured devices and laptops. A new study by Symantec Corp. found many employees are sharing, moving and exposing sensitive company...

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Study: Larger Vehicles More Likely to Strike, Kill Pedestrians

In October 2019, a teenager driving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) made a left turn at a tree-lined intersection in Norfolk, Virginia and struck a 59-year-old woman in a crosswalk. The woman died a few days later without regaining consciousness. A recent study by the...

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