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5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance

Monday, October 16, 2017

For cyber coverage to be effective, it requires a high level of due diligence on the part of prospective policyholders. To get the most out of your policy, you will want to consider the following best practices when applying for cyber insurance: Continue...

Driver Safety After Dark

Monday, October 02, 2017

As we get further into Fall, daylight becomes less and less. Drivers often forget to turn on headlights at the mandated one half-hour before sunset and one half-hour after sunrise, per the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Many vehicles have automatic headlights, however "phantom vehicles" continue to roam the streets of Ottawa. Continue...

5 Ways to Eat Healthier At Work

Monday, September 25, 2017

Most full-time employees eat at least one meal at work. Not only are a significant number of meals eaten in the workplace, but work is also where employees are most susceptible to distracted or stress-related eating. Continue...

Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches

Monday, September 18, 2017

According to a recent report by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, Canada is the second most expensive country for businesses affected by data breaches. The report, 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Canada, found that the average total cost of a data breach is approximately $5.78 million. In addition, organizations paid about $255 per stolen record. Continue...

3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack

Monday, September 11, 2017

HBO, an American premium cable and satellite television network, was recently the victim of a data breach. On July 31, 2017, HBO revealed that a group of hackers had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network. Following the breach, the cyber criminals were systematically leaking spoilers and unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” one of HBO’s flagship shows. Continue...

Benefits of Creating Accessible Workplaces

Monday, August 28, 2017

Recruiting and retaining skilled talent can be a challenge for businesses - especially as markets are faced with an aging workforce and a lack of young talent. Continue...

10 Common Workplace Hazards for Construction Workers

Monday, August 21, 2017

Construction is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Hazards on construction sites can cause serious injuries or even death, making it all the more important to be aware of the most common threats facing employees. Continue...

The Importance of Proper Lighting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When working in almost any industry, proper lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures: Continue...

Cyber Exposures and the Importance of Coverage in Manufacturing

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Cyber security is a top-of-mind risk for organizations of all sizes and across all industries. This is especially true for manufacturers, as it is an industry norm for organizations to quickly adopt new, more efficient technologies—technologies that are often a target of cyber criminals. Continue...

Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent. In manufacturing, sound from metal stamping machines, saws, drills, computer numeric control (CNC) machines, welding stations, and similar tools is common and has the potential to negatively impact your employees. Continue...


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