Loss Control News

Videofied Rebuilds Alarm/Police/Insurance Partnership With 70% Arrest Rates

Minneapolis, MN, 02/21/12 – The NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) and the National Sheriffs Assn. describe how Priority Response delivers value to insurers in a 6 minute webcast in Insurance Journal complete with actual video clips of intrusions and arrests: …

Health Industry Lacks Patient Data Safeguards

New technologies are flooding into the healthcare world, but the industry is not adequately prepared to protect patients from data breaches, according to a report published Thursday. A vast majority of hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and insurers are eager to adapt …

Wells Fargo Insurance Services Names Venier Mich. Risk Control Manager

Daniel J. Venier, P.E. is the newly appointed risk control manager at Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc.’s Michigan locations. Venier will lead brokerage team efforts for risk control and claims within the division’s Grand Rapids and Southfield offices. Based …

Mine Inspections Result in Hundreds of Safety Citations

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration,  federal inspectors issued 166 citations and orders during special impact inspections conducted at seven coal mines and one dimension stone quarry last month. The seven coal mines were …

Ace Iron and Metal in Ohio Cited for Safety Violations

Federal safety regulators issued Ace Iron and Metal Co. of Columbus, Ohio, 14 alleged safety violations for failing to provide workers’ machine guards and personal protective equipment, and to train them in safety procedures. The company faces penalties totaling $63,000. …

OSHA Proposes $212K Fine for Maine Paper Mill

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing that a Maine paper mill be fined $212,000 for alleged safety violations. OSHA announced Wednesday it has cited Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC following an accident last September that resulted in …

Ohio Grain Company Fined $465.5K Following Worker Fatality

Federal safety regulators cited Gavilon Grain LLC in Morral, Ohio, following the September 2010 death of a 20-year-old worker who was caught in a discharge auger while cleaning out a grain bin. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

OSHA Cites Oklahoma’s Holly Refining and Marketing for Alleged Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Holly Refining and Marketing-Tulsa LLC with 14 alleged serious violations following an inspection at the company’s crude oil refinery in Tulsa, Okla. Proposed penalties total $62,500. OSHA’s Oklahoma …

Herlache Joins York Risk Services Group as VP, Sales, Midwest

Claims administration and risk management services provider, York Risk Services Group, has added Lee Herlache vice president of Sales for its Midwest territory. Herlache will focus primarily on sales activities supporting York’s Risk Management Practices division (York RMP), which provides …

OSHA Fines Louisiana Oil Refinery $207.5K for Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Calumet Lubricants Co. LP in Cotton Valley, La., a subsidiary of Indianapolis, Ind.-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP, with 45 alleged serious and 13 other-than-serious violations for exposing …