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April 20, 2021
Michael P. Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Management, Sedgwick and Joseph Whitlock, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, CRMA, CIH, Certified Industrial Hygienist, EFI Global, Inc.
Staying ahead of safety trends, protocols and preparation

The COVID-19 global pandemic impacted businesses on a wide-scale basis and its effects are still visible today. While some companies were quick to pivot at the onset, others took more time to formulate a response. Essential businesses kept their door…

April 20, 2021 by Michael P. Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Management, Sedgwick and Joseph Whitlock, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, CRMA, CIH, Certified Industrial Hygienist, EFI Global, Inc.
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April 20, 2021
Amanda Combs
Embracing epidemiology in post-market surveillance

Women’s health products are facing increased regulatory scrutiny and epidemiology is the driving force behind pre-market and post-market surveillance. This evolution is driven by the premise that people of different biological sexes have unique respo…

April 20, 2021 by Amanda Combs
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April 02, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
UK’s energy efficiency framework brings forth a right to repair

A new law which gives consumers the right to repair electrical appliances in the home is coming this summer, say UK ministers. The overall objective with this new piece of legislation is to ensure manufacturers make spare parts available for up to 1…

April 02, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall Advisor, Sedgwick UK
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March 30, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK Government intends to modernise product safety laws

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced plans to review and strengthen the UK’s product safety laws to ensure they are robust enough for the 21st century. This is largely because much of the current safety regime is ba…

March 30, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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March 25, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Baby food manufacturers face scrutiny over heavy metals found in products

Many of the country’s best-known baby food brands contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals. While they may naturally occur in the environment, a new congressional investigation has found that they can cause serious and often irreversible dama…

March 25, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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February 19, 2021
Max Koonce
Chief Claims Officer
COVID-19 vaccinations and workers’ compensation

Today’s COVID-19 environment continues to present unique questions within the workers’ compensation industry. Initially, questions focused on compensability of what some qualify as an “ordinary disease of life.” Many states enacted presumption laws o…

February 19, 2021 by Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer
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February 05, 2021
Matt Gigg
Online purchases of toys and children’s items with serious risk are recalled

It is normal for us to see recalls of children’s items and playthings rise in January as countries catch up on the swell of hazardous products which flooded their markets over the festive season. Last week, there were 11 notifications in this catego…

February 05, 2021 by Matt Gigg
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February 04, 2021
Chris Harvey
Important lessons from a recall of “high-quality” pet food

A U.S. pet food manufacturer that voluntarily recalled one of its products because of potentially dangerous mold contamination is now being sued for deceptively marketing the pet food as “high quality” and “nutritious” despite its contamination. Mi…

February 04, 2021 by Chris Harvey
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January 26, 2021
Jeremy Schutz
Internet sales heighten the dangers posed by lithium-ion batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers “not to buy or use loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells” that are typically manufactured as part of larger battery packs and are unintended for individual sale. The batteries are…

January 26, 2021 by Jeremy Schutz
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January 22, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
Automakers must take heed of NHTSA’s new battery safety initiative

With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, people are beginning to wonder whether the technology is safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is concerned, too. This month, NHTSA announced it will be zeroing in on the ris…

January 22, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell
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January 15, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
Safety advocates demand better recall effectiveness; NHTSA under fire

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1970 primarily to reduce deaths and injuries related to motor vehicle crashes. But safety advocates now accuse the agency of being “asleep at the wheel.” A recent arti…

January 15, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell
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December 17, 2020
John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
4 ways Ohio employers can make the most of recent BWC dividends

In November, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) agreed to issue $5 billion in dividends to qualifying Ohio employers to ease the financial pressures created by COVID-19. This is the third dividend declared and paid in 2020, bringing the t…

December 17, 2020 by John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
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October 30, 2020
Bo Petersson
PE, Mechanical Engineer, EFI Global
Strategies to optimize your HVAC system during the pandemic

A guide for employers, public entities, schools and more There is a great deal of uncertainty today regarding our health and the health of those around us. This concern remains true for occupants of our buildings, whether they be students we are e…

October 30, 2020 by Bo Petersson, PE, Mechanical Engineer, EFI Global
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September 28, 2020
Michael Lorms
Senior Manager Risk Control
Understanding chemical exposure during COVID-19

There has always been a need for managers and employees to be properly trained when handling chemicals in the workplace. However, enhanced sanitization and disinfection protocols for COVID-19 have resulted in the use of new chemicals in the workplace…

September 28, 2020 by Michael Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Control
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August 14, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Trending themes in building safety and repair

You may think you are prepared, but are you really prepared? As more organizations move from a planning phase to an active return to workplaces, schools, campuses and more, they are facing an urgent need to have resources at the ready from a building…

August 14, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
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