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  • NEW OSHA Regulations - Respirable Crystalline Silica

    The OSHA regulations concerning respirable crystalline silica on the job site have been written for some time. OSHA is scheduled to begin enforcing the rules September 23rd. Below is a summary of the new standard and who may be involved.What the new regulations mean is if a contractor engages in activities that create silica dust — that is, respirable crystalline silica — such as cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone and brick and asphalt to name a few of the b...  Read More

  • NEW I-9 FORM - Exclusive use by September 18, 2017

    On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of the I-9 Form; Employment Eligibility Verification.   Read More

  • Help After Hurricane Harvey

    AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Insurance offers these recommendations for Obtaining help after Hurricane Harvey. Call your insurance agent or company, protect your home or business from further damage; and make a list of damage and take photos.Report Your ClaimCall your insurance agent or company as soon as possible to report property damage. For help with company contact information, use Company Lookup or call our Consumer Help Line at 1-800-252-3439.   Read More

  • Tips for Filing a Flood Insurance Claim

    Tips for Filing a Flood Insurance Claim:Tens of thousands of insurance claims are expected to begin rolling in following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Below are some bullet points to follow when it comes to filing a claim.Take as many photos as you can.Communicate with your adjuster via email instead of the phone. Your adjuster will be with other insureds and won’t want to be distracted by your call.Note all appliances make, model and serial number.If you plan to throw away a...  Read More

  • Preparing Your Business for Flooding

    Floods can sometimes be predictable. For example, charting the habitual swelling of the tides establishes typical water levels and indicates when coastal areas might be prone to flooding. However, more often than not, floods can arise without warning—rivers, lakes or the sea can overrun, swamp defenses and surge through the surrounding areas.The fickle nature of weather in the United States only exacerbates the unpredictability of floods, and with so many areas susceptible to flooding, one...  Read More

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  • NEW OSHA Regulations - Respirable Crystalline Silica

    The OSHA regulations concerning respirable crystalline silica on the job site have been written for some time. OSHA is scheduled to begin enforcing the rules September 23rd. Below is a summary of the new standard and who may be involved.What the new regulations mean is if a contractor engages in activities that create silica dust — that is, respirable crystalline silica — such as cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone and brick and asphalt to name a few of the b...  Read More

  • NEW I-9 FORM - Exclusive use by September 18, 2017

    On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of the I-9 Form; Employment Eligibility Verification.   Read More

  • Help After Hurricane Harvey

    AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Insurance offers these recommendations for Obtaining help after Hurricane Harvey. Call your insurance agent or company, protect your home or business from further damage; and make a list of damage and take photos.Report Your ClaimCall your insurance agent or company as soon as possible to report property damage. For help with company contact information, use Company Lookup or call our Consumer Help Line at 1-800-252-3439.   Read More

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