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Cyber Attacks Increasing for Canadian Organizations
An alarming majority of Canadian companies reported falling victim to multiple cyber attacks, according to a recent report by Carbon Black.
Home-Based Business Coverage [Overview]
If you conduct business in your home, insuring your business properly is part of a solid risk management plan.
Benefits of Employee Group Benefits Plans
An employer's business is only as good as its employees. As such, to retain employees and keep them engaged, healthy, and feeling appreciated, it's important to offer a comprehensive benefits program.
Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018
In order to avoid fines and penalties, organizations will need to understand PIPEDA and its basic requirements.
5 Tips for Contractor Equipment Security
In the world of contractors' equipment, theft is a major threat to your bottom line. Here are five things you can do to protect your equipment against major loss and theft.
Non-Profit D&O Insurance: Examples of insurance at work
Even when acting in good faith, directors and officers of non-profits expose themselves to risks with each decision they make on behalf of their organization. In the event of a claim, non-profit leaders could suffer severe damage to their reputation and personal finances simply based on their decisions.
Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place
The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs.
Remodeling your home
It's time to renovate your home or cottage! Whether you have hired someone to renovate or you're doing it yourself, there are some things you need to be aware.
CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment
With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage.
Preparing Your Business for Flooding
Neglecting to prepare your property for possible flooding can sink your business. Stay afloat with solid preparation and a thorough flood plan.
Ontario Workplace Health and Safety Records Now Available Online
WISB recently launched a new online tool to make health and safety a matter of public record. Compass lets Ontarians find and compare health and safety statistics for businesses across Ontario.
Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business
Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies in what is called cryptocurrencies.
Here are the highlights from Canada's 2018 Federal Budget
Overall, the budget aims to narrow the deficit to $18.1 billion; however, there is no target date for a return to balance.
The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying
Almost 40% of workers report having been bullied. Bullying can cause emotional and physical damage to employees; such damage often includes feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
5 Construction Trends for 2018
Preparing for the year ahead can set your construction firm up for success in 2018 while simultaneously helping you avoid major setbacks. In order to stay competitive, the following are five major construction trends for 2018
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.
Health Effects of Working in the Cold
Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.
Transport Canada Mandates Two New Safety Devices
The government hopes these technologies—electronic stability controls and electronic logging devices (ELDs)—will improve road safety and create a more level playing field in terms of compliance.
Social Host Liquor Liability - Holiday Parties
A social host may be held responsible for the acts of their guests if their conduct creates or exacerbates a risk to the public.
Noteworthy Cyber Security News Items
Yahoo Says All Accounts Were Hacked in 2013, Equifax Cyber Security Incident, Canadian Government Hit by State-sponsored Cyber Attacks an Average of Once Per Week
The Importance of Fire Safety Plans
One of the best ways employers can protect their organization from costly and devastating fires is by establishing a fire safety plan.
Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist for your Business
Severe winter weather can lead to property damage, employee illness or injury, and possible business closures.
How to avoid Construction Defects
Learn how to avoid defect claims. Construction defect claims are a common risk architects, engineers, and contractors five with every project they take on.
November is Fall Prevention Month
Approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and it's critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe.
Keeping Drivers Safe During Rest Stops
Gas stations and truck stops are a popular target for criminals, and it’s important to do the following in order to safeguard your drivers and cargo
Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft
The Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s federal data protection law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance
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 these five best practices when applying for cyber insurance.
Driver Safety After Dark
Drivers often forget to turn on headlights one half-hour before sunset and one half-hour after sunrise.
3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack
On July 31, 2017, HBO revealed that a group of hackers had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network. Following the breach, unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” one of HBO’s flagship shows were systematically leaking spoilers.
Benefits of Creating Accessible Workplaces
Recruiting and retaining skilled talent can be a challenge for businesses across Ontario - especially as markets are faced with an aging workforce and a lack of young talent.
10 Common Workplace Hazards for Construction Workers
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.
Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches
A report found that the average total cost of a data breach is approximately $5.78 million.
The Importance of Proper Lighting
When working in the manufacturing industry, proper shop lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures:
Cyber Exposures and the Importance of Coverage in Manufacturing
Cyber security is a top-of-mind risk 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.
Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard
Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent.
Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees
While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.
6 Considerations When Buying Cyber Insurance
The market for cyber insurance has grown exponentially. However, unlike other forms of insurance, cyber insurance is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe
Another global cyber attack was activated Tuesday, June 27, leaving companies across Europe, Australia, and the United Stated struggling to respond.
5 Types of Cyber Attacks That Threaten Small Businesses
Small businesses face a high risk of cyber attacks and could have to front $46,000 or more per cyber security event. Learn more about the common cyber attacks that threaten small businesses.
6 Simple First-Aid Tips That Could Save a Co-Worker's Life
Ensure that you can help your co-worker during these six first-aid emergencies.
1 in 4 Internet Users Don't Know How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) recently found that 1 in 4 internet users would have no idea how to respond to a ransomware attack.
5 Tips for Restoring Your Business Following a Flood
Floods can be miserable ordeals, even with extensive preparation. Read on to learn five tips to properly restore a business after a flood.
Devastating Reputational Risks for Your Business
A strong reputation has the potential to be your largest asset, but just one crisis could irrevocably tarnish your image and ruin your business.
10 Steps to Follow When Moving Your Business
During a move, businesses may experience challenges that can adversely impact their bottom lines if the proper planning isn't considered. Learn what steps to take to ensure a successful move.
Slip and Fall Prevention Tips
Employee and customer slips and falls are a large liability for your company. Train employees to practice slip and fall safety using good housekeeping and prevention techniques.
What To Do When Water Damage Happens
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you will experience water damage in your home or business. Don't panic, make sure everyone is safe, call your insurance broker's claims line and follow these steps.
6 Steps for Building a Successful Emergency Response Plan
Emergencies of all kinds can have a significant impact on the workplace and can harm the health of your employees and property. Specifically, things like fires, explosions, medical emergencies, earthquakes, power failures, and chemical spills can occur without warning, potentially costing organizations time and money.
Do Your Part to Keep Your Workplace Safe
Preventing injury and illness on the job is something all employees should take seriously. The health of workers and their families is at stake.
How the 2017 Federal Budget Could Impact Employee Benefits
The full budget details how the government will spend $330 billion ($1 billion of new spending) on programs, services and paying down Canada's debt.
Does Your Builders Risk Policy Cover Soft Costs?
Builders risk insurance provides valuable protection in the event of a direct property loss experienced by a contractor, project owner, or other insured party during the construction process.
Insured Losses from Catastrophic Events Reached $4.9 Billion in 2016
In insurance, a catastrophic event is one that is typically unpredictable and causes extreme loss. Catastrophic events can be either natural or man-made disasters, and common examples include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and terrorist attacks.
Employee Management to Reduce Occupational Fraud
An employer's worst nightmare! Some of the most damaging cyber attacks can come from within the business, in ways such as occupational fraud, which many employers overlook when it comes to their cyber security.
9 Benefits of Trade Credit Insurance
Trade credit insurance - also know as credit insurance or export credit insurance - is a form of insurance that transfers risk for businesses seeking to protect their accounts receivable against nonpayment.
Report Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017
According to a recent report, businesses can expect to see an increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks in 2017 and a large number of politically motivated cyber attacks near the end of 2016 will escalate into larger cyber attack conflicts.
88 Percent of Employees Lack Knowledge to Prevent Cyber Incidents
According to a recent report, 88% of employees lack the understanding necessary to prevent common cyber incidents.
Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study, smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion per year in health care costs and lost productivity. Furthermore, the number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030.
5 Common Sources of D&O Liability
In today's business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization's officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related exposures. Regardless of your company's size or mission, the legal costs associated with a lawsuit can be crippling for both the organization and your directors and officers. We now explore 5 of the most common sources of directors and officers (D&O) liability.
The Biggest Cyber Security Disasters of 2017
2017 was not without its share of cyber security incidents—incidents that impacted companies of all sizes and affected multiple industries. The following are some of the biggest cyber security disasters of 2017.
Criminals Hijacked 100,000 Devices in DYN Cyber Attack
Recently, Dynamic Network Services Inc. (Dyn) - a cloud-based internet performance management (IPM) company in the United States - had its server infrastructure compromised following distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. How the attacked worked and key takeaways.
Amendments to Ontario's Construction Projects Regulation Come Into Force January 1
These changes are meant to strengthen and clarify existing requirements relating to the use of suspended access equipment. Suspended access equipment refers to work platforms or seating that is suspended by wire ropes from an overhead roof anchor. These platforms or seating that is suspended by wire ropes from an overhead roof anchor. These platforms are often lowered along the face of a building or structure. Examples include things like swing stages and boatswain's chairs.