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Warehouses Are Tracking Workers’ Every Muscle Movement

Every morning when he goes to work in the freezer room of a warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania, Jack Westley throws on a hooded sweatshirt to keep warm and grabs a radio to talk to his coworkers. He was recently given …

Viewpoint: Streamlining Claims Processing with Intelligent Process Automation

In recent years, the insurance industry has seen an influx of new market entrants seeking to disrupt and reinvent specific business segments by launching new products and services free of the expense and overhead of “traditional” players. These digital “InsureTechs” …

How The World’s Most Valuable Resource is Changing Insurance

This post is part of series sponsored by CoreLogic | Symbility. Oil was once the most valuable resource in the world. Today though, some would say that data is. Data is changing the way business is done everywhere, including the …

Report Outlines Ways OSHA Enforcement Could Be Enhanced

A recent report analyzing the effectiveness OSHA enforcement activities by the Government Accountability Office found that OSHA’s lack of consistent guidance for audits of state-run programs may allow enforcement deficiencies to go undetected, increasing the risk of worker injuries, illnesses …

Home Insurance Claims Increase During the Holidays

Christmas is almost here again, bringing with it all the usual parties, presents, food and drink. But according to data supplied by London-based John Lewis Specialist Home Insurance, the number of home insurance claims increases during the festive period. From …

U.S. Report Blasts China, Russia for Cybercrime

Cyber-attacks by Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well corporate hackers in those countries, have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, and that stolen information has helped build their economies, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded. …

Shell Uses Internet to Show Nigeria Oil Spill Data

Royal Dutch Shell PLC long has argued that thieves are to blame for most of the oil spills coming from pipelines in Nigeria’s crude-producing southern delta. Now the company is trying to prove that claim in real time on the …

How Hospitals Benefit from Data-Rich Malpractice Insurers

Hospitals and hospital groups should seek clarity from their malpractice insurers on the loading applied to premiums to account for claims inflation, according to Lloyd’s insurer Beazley. Specialist insurer Beazley is advising that applying an across-the-board annual percentage loading to …

Virginia Workplace Fatalities Hit New Low in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in Virginia last year fell to the lowest level since the state began reporting such data in 1992. The Virginian-Pilot reports the number of fatalities fell to 104 from 119 in 2009. The state Department …

California Data Spill Shows Risk of Online Health Records

Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors’ notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking …