Beware of Using Personal Vehicles for Business Purposes

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These days, it seems that many organizations are relying more and more on employees and volunteers to personally carry out business-related activities of the organization. This may include using their own personal vehicles for any number of business-related purposes, such as traveling to off-site meetings, picking up office supplies, attending organization-mandated development classes, or conducting… Read more »

Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Florence is approaching!! With the potential for damaging winds and water, it is imperative that you and your business are protected. Please take some time to review the following suggestions for protecting and mitigating the impact of this storm.   Planning : Review property insurance with the company’s insurance agent concerning the hazards of… Read more »

Driver Training Effectiveness

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Despite all the efforts to train drivers, vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of on the job fatalities. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 report, work injuries involving transportation incidents accounted for 40% of all work related fatalities. For human services organizations, this exposure also presents significant third party liability where consumers… Read more »

Developing a Workplace Violence Plan (Part 2 of 2)

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Any workplace violence event may create fear, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain for the victims, families, co-workers and clients of an organization.  It is an employer’s obligation to provide a safe work environment.  Employers begin workplace violence plan development by assessing their organization’s risk factors, and considering mitigating strategies which might include altering work… Read more »

Hurricane Irma is Approaching!!

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Tropical Storm Hurricane Harvey Approaching

With the potential for damaging winds and water, it is imperative that you and your business are protected. Please take some time to review the following suggestions for protecting and mitigating the impact of this storm. Planning : Review property insurance with the company’s insurance agent concerning the hazards of a hurricane. Determine and establish… Read more »

Attention Illinois Policyholders Affected by the Recent Flooding in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties

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On July 17, 2017, the Illinois Department of Insurance issued Company Bulletin 2017-03 in response to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s declaration of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties as state disaster areas after significant flooding impacted these counties.  Berkley Human Services understands that its policyholders may experience disruption in the delivery of mail and other… Read more »