Month: September 2018

OIR Receives Annual Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has received the 2019 Florida workers’ compensation rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which proposes a statewide average premium decrease of 13.4%. The new rates would become effective January 1, 2019. As always, OIR will review the filing to ensure the proposed …

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Dealing with the threat of workplace violence

OSHA defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” This may include anything from a minor altercation between coworkers to an active shooter situation involving an unknown perpetrator. Employees, customers and visitors of your business can all be affected.

Summer is here, and it’s time to talk about heat safety!

Many people are exposed to heat on the job, whether outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Occupations involving high air temperatures or humidity, radiant heat sources and/or strenuous physical activities have a higher potential for heat-related illness and death. Electrical utilities, commercial kitchens, chemical plants and construction companies are just some examples of workplaces that …

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