Restoration Roundup: Top OSHA Violations, Asbestos Fines, Xactware Pricing Trends & More | 10.21.16
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Xactware Industry Trends Bulletin: Key Pricing Trends
This bulletin gives a brief overview of recent pricing trends in the property insurance, construction, and restoration industries. It looks at materials, labor, fuel costs and more.
OSHA Revels Top 10 Violations for 2016
OSHA announced this week the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016.
Expect Long Waits for Post-Hurricane Home Repairs
There will be plenty of large-scale reconstruction to do in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which has been blamed for dozens of deaths since it made its first U.S. landfall Friday and is still causing catastrophic flooding throughout eastern North Carolina.
But in the short term, it's also creating demand for more minor home repairs, at a time when a contractor shortage has already meant longer waits for homeowners.
Washington Employer Fined for Asbestos Violations
The Department of Labor & Industries cited American Disaster Services Inc. a total of eight willful, serious and general violations for exposing workers and others to cancer-causing asbestos during renovation work at several Seattle area jobsites. The company faces an $87,000 fine.
The Future of Insurance: A Look at the Risk Landscape of 2025
Over the next decade, the insurance and TPA landscape will continue to evolve. And while it is impossible to predict the top challenges that will face risk buyers, intermediaries, TPAs and insurers so far into the future, it is interesting to gaze into the crystal ball.
OSHA Proposes 18 Changes to Safety Standards to Reduce Employer Costs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing 18 changes to the agency’s recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. The agency estimates that proposed revisions could save employers an estimated $3.2 million per year.