Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pre-Travel Health Planning Can Help You Avoid Common Issues

Pre-travel health planning is paramount. Travelers can face a variety of health-related threats while traveling abroad from infectious diseases and injury to exacerbating pre-existing medical conditions. Fortunately, many of these issues can be mitigated and even prevented prior to departure. Let’s take a look at some basic and proactive pre-travel health measures you should consider ...
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Venue Protection in an Asymmetric Environment

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on October 1, hotel operators, cinema and restaurant managers as well as security personnel assigned to outdoor venues, have logically asked themselves how they can go about “hardening” the location. Specifically, what reliable measures can they take to make the ...
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Cloud Computing Crash Course: Safety First

When it comes to privacy and security laws governing sensitive data, you don’t have to be a financial or health institution to have information that is subject to state and federal regulation. Almost every organization with employees stores some personally identifiable information. Simply storing an employee’s name, email address and date of birth will be ...
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How to Protect Your Online Privacy

On a daily basis, the global media reports a huge loss of personnel data, damaged reputations, pilfered intellectual property, or millions of dollars stolen as the result of cyber incidents. An event reported in the news today will likely be eclipsed in scale or audacity in a few months’ time. Neither banks, global corporations, celebrities, ...
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Accommodating Pregnancy Under State and Federal Law

Laws requiring both public and private employers to accommodate their pregnant employees have become a trend over the past several years.  Indeed, this past July, Massachusetts became the 22ndstate, along with the District of Columbia, to pass a law that requires an employer to engage in the interactive process and provide an accommodation to a pregnant ...
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Cloud Computing Crash Course: Location, Location, Location

Cloud computing is the practice of enlisting a “cloud provider” to deliver data, applications and storage to users through the internet, which allows each user to share the computing resource and forego some on-premise technology. Cloud computing is generally categorized into three buckets. The cloud provider may: Host applications, thereby eliminating the need to install ...
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The traveler’s guide to keeping electronic devices secure during international travel

From the first time I traveled overseas in 1996 to my most recent international trip this past November it’s safe to say that international communication has gotten a little easier. Smartphones, laptops, high-speed wireless networks and wifi have made staying connected to home while you’re abroad a trivial task. Unfortunately that massive leap forward in ...
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An Often Overlooked Tool in Workplace Safety Prevention: The Near-Miss Investigation

OSHA defines a near miss as an incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred. Put simply, someone got lucky. Because there was no damage, these near miss incidents are often ignored or ...
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5 Things All Businesses With Child Guests Should Include in a Child Protection Policy

Children and vulnerable adults (i.e., adults with disabilities who need assistance with self-care) face unique threats because of their inability to recognize and protect themselves from danger. Organizations that have direct or even indirect contact with children or vulnerable adults should create and adopt a child protection policy and related training program to better safeguard ...
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The Importance of Reporting Workplace Injuries

There are some OSHA lessons to be learned and things to think about from the recent Third Department case in Silvestri v. New York City Transit Authority, 2017 N.Y Slip Op 06123 (August 10, 2017). In Silvestri, the Third Department affirmed a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board that the widow of a deceased employee working at ...
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