Why Your Business May Need Pollution Coverage

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Almost all businesses have some risk of being sued or cited for pollution, even the most benign, such as a property owner. Pollution exposures for many businesses are obvious – like dry cleaners from the chemicals they use, to printing companies from the ink they use. And any manufacturer would face some type of pollution exposure as well, in addition to warehouse operators and contractors. Think you’re not exposed? Say you own a business property, even an office building for example, you could have pollution exposure such as: The existence of lead (paint and pipes or asbestos). Releases by tenants…
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Six Ways to Get Cited by OSHA

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There are few things worse for an employer than to receive a letter or phone call from OSHA requesting information about the company’s compliance with workplace safety regulations. But many employers either don’t handle their encounters with OSHA well or they fail to properly report serious injuries that have taken place on their worksites. Whatever the case, there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with occupational safety and health authorities. The right way can make the process easier on the employer, while the wrong way can set them up for frustration, confrontation and heavier fines. The…
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