HAWK Advisers: News

Cybersecurity – Securing Your Future

In an increasingly interconnected world, where every click and swipe opens a gateway to a universe of information, the need for robust cybersecurity measures has never been more crucial. Cybercrimes are a regular concern for businesses, public entities, and...

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The Art That Shapes Roanoke

In the heart of Roanoke, Virginia lies a treasure trove of artistic marvels, waiting to be discovered and admired. With so many beautifully unique and wonderfully detailed murals, our downtown area is a testament to the thriving creative spirit that permeates our...

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Ladder Safety: Do’s and Dont’s

When you think of dangerous tools and equipment, what comes to mind? Hammers, chainsaws, or nail guns are what most individuals determine when asked to identify the most perceptibly hazardous tools in a workshop or construction site. According to USClaims and OSHA,...

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OSHA: 300A Summary Deadlines

Annual OSHA 300A Summary Posting Deadline: February 1, 2021 OSHA's 300A Summary form records work-related injuries and illnesses recorded during the calendar year. Employer requirements include maintaining an OSHA 300 injury and illness log throughout the calendar...

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October 2018: OSHA Update

Last week, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued a standard interpretation clarifying its position on the new record-keeping rule’s anti-retaliation provisions. OSHA’s memorandum essentially “rolls back” its enforcement of the...

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Association Health Plans

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released the first draft of proposed regulations to allow the creation of Association Health Plans (AHPs). The proposed regulation stems from an executive order President Trump issued in October and is the...

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OSHA: New Electronic Reporting Requirements

WHO does this affect? OSHA requires employers with 250 or more employees to submit form 300A electronically by December 1, 2017. Employers with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries must submit form 300A also by December 1, 2017. This includes,...

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OSHA: Crystalline Silica Rule

OSHA issued two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. One for construction and the other for general industry and maritime. This allows employers to tailor solutions to the specific conditions in their workplaces. Below, is...

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NCCI: Audit Noncompliance Charge

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) approved a workers compensation policy endorsement that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  An insurance company can charge up to 2x the originally estimated premium when a policy holder is in noncompliance with...

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OSHA: Post-Accident Drug Testing

OSHA has a new rule affecting Post-Accident Drug Testing that has been in effect since December 1, 2016 however, there has still been a lot of confusion around what this means. OSHA has imposed new restrictions on long-established PADT practices—these have been...

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