Blog Category: Risk Management

Blog Category: Risk Management

Distracted Driving Second Highest Cause for Crashes in Texas

One in Five Traffic crashes caused by cell phone use.


Distracted driving comes in second for the cause of traffic crashes in Texas, state transportation officials say. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that one in five traffic crashes are caused by cell phone use and other distracting behavior. Distracted driving-caused...

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Heat Stress

The term heat stress is used to describe a number of heat-related illnesses that occur when the body is not able to maintain a normal temperature.

Heat-related disorders include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat rashes. Heat stress can occur in both indoor and outdoor work settings. Indoor operations involving high air temperatures,...

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OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2020

Every year OSHA compiles a list of the ten most-cited standard violations from the previous fiscal year. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take necessary steps to find and fix recognized hazards before OSHA shows up. 

 

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Big Losses Expected from Winter Storm Uri

Winter Storm Uri insured losses in Texas are expected in to be in the $10B-$20B range, “somewhat comparable to those from Hurricane Harvey", according to S&P Global Ratings in a reference to the Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. 

Uri left millions in Texas without power for days. Extremely low temperatures...

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Claims Corner: High Performers in Workers' Comp Insurers

Study: 40 Out of 120 TX Workers’ Comp Insurers Are "High Performers"

Forty workers’ compensation insurance carriers out of 120 assessed in Texas scored high enough to be placed in the “high performer” tier in a study recently released by state workers’ comp regulators.

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)...

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