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XL Catlin Unveils Workplace Violence Coverage for US Businesses XL Catlin announced a new insurance policy to help mid-size companies in the US respond and recover from such incidents. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates that nearly 2 …

Airbag Concerns Prompt Daimler U.S. Recall of 840,000 Vehicles

Daimler has said it is to recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, resulting in a charge of 340 million euros ($383 million) for the German automaker. Daimler said late on Tuesday it had decided …

GE Oil Deal Offers New Model to Prevent BP-Like Crude Oil Spills

General Electric Co. is expanding its focus on offshore drilling rig safety with a new business that will take over handling of massive underwater equipment designed to prevent well blowouts and oil spills. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. has agreed to …

Rivals Pounced While Chipotle Closed U.S. Stores for Food Safety Training

Chipotle Mexican Grill closed all of its U.S. restaurants during prime lunchtime hours on Monday to hold staff meetings on food safety guidelines, sparking offers from rivals eager to poach customers of the burrito chain as it recovers from several …

Auto Safety Agency Says AI System in Google Self Driving Cars Qualifies as Driver

U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic …

NHTSA Says Fiat Chrysler Electronic Gear Shifters Confuse Drivers

Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators …

Commercial Property: Inspecting Hard to Reach Areas Quickly and Inexpensively

There are times where an inspection will be necessary in the most unique or hard to reach places. In some cases, it is too difficult or time consuming to rent, transport, place and erect equipment that may or may not …

Zurich Stands Ready to Cut Underperforming Businesses to Rein in Claims

Zurich Insurance Group AG is “prepared to shrink” some of its businesses after being caught off guard by the scale of claims it had to absorb last year, according to Cecilia Reyes, the company’s chief risk officer. “We were surprised, …

Rear End Crashes Reduced by Front Crash Prevention Systems

Cars with front crash prevention systems are significantly less likely to rear end other cars, according to the latest research released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While front prevention crash systems remain optional, the National Highway Traffic Safety …

Internet of Things Disrupting Customer Service

The Internet of Things is changing the customer experience, according to Kevin Daley, chief business architect at IBM. Daley, who looks at existing and future technologies and has been with IBM for the past 15 years, spoke recently at Safelite …

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