Renewable Energy Whitepaper Now Available!

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Sometimes putting off until tomorrow what you can do today is the best approach. An example of that is renewable energy, which captures and stores energy for later use through various technologies. This opportunity is the subject of our latest whitepaper titled “The Power of Containment—A Multitude of Storage Options for Renewable Energy” authored by technology risk control specialist Norine McVann. In this whitepaper, you will learn about today’s energy-storage technologies including their capabilities and…

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Warning: This new phishing scam is costing businesses thousands

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This post was featured in Equipment Connection – the risk management blog authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler, authored by Monique Ferraro. Whether it’s a phishing scheme or malware, most cyber attacks originate with an email. The most pervasive and costly cyber frauds affecting businesses this year are phishing schemes in which the perpetrator claims to be a senior executive, such as the CEO or CFO, requesting a funds transfer or employee W-2 records….

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All Dressed Up: Risk Management On-the-Go!

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We don’t mind getting dressed up for work, even adopting our customers’ dress-code when visiting them on-site. Pictured below are OneBeacon Technology senior underwriting specialist Andrew Doonan and risk control technology specialist Norine McVann, who recently toured a semi-conductor manufacturing plant in Minnesota. The suits are intended to limit dust and reduce static electricity in the manufacturing area. The team toured the facility to review our insured’s proactive risk management programs, with a particular eye…

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Stroll and Roll

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Most of us are curious about movie-making, so an opportunity to take a “behind the scenes” walk through a major film studio sounds exciting! Recently, several members of our southern California team were able to participate in such an experience, while raising money for a wonderful cause. The annual “Stroll and Roll” fundraiser benefiting Ability First took participants on a great walk through the hills and back lots of Universal Studios. Representing team OneBeacon Technology were…

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Tech-Related Risk Experts Conference

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This week, we’re in Orlando, attending TechAssure‘s Spring Conference. It’s a great opportunity to network with brokers who similarly specialize in insuring the technology industry. Today, OneBeacon Technology President Mary Fisk-Bieker led a session on the risks associated with the on-demand/sharing economy. We appreciated the opportunity and look forward to another full day tomorrow!

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Connecting with Tech CEOs

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If you’re in Boise, Idaho this week, then we suspect you may attending the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) CEO Summit. Chris Moede is representing our team and sponsorship at this annual conference. Yesterday, he provided attendees with a brief overview of our capabilities and the targeted risk management opportunities available for TECNA members. We appreciate this opportunity to get to better know our TECNA friends old and new!  

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OneBeacon College Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching!

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OneBeacon is once again awarding college scholarships for the upcoming academic year funded through our Charitable Trust. Eligibility for eight of these $2,000 awards is exclusively available to the agencies, brokers and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. As a reminder, applications should be completed online  by April 15. Final decisions will be announced in early June. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services so please refer any questions to them at 507.931.1682. On behalf of everyone…

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Cloud Computing: Business Opportunity or Data Threat?

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This post was featured in Equipment Connection – the risk management blog authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler. In today’s world, we are surrounded by and enjoying the benefits of advances in technology. As mechanical, electronic and information technologies evolve and intertwine, so do the risks of breakdown and security breaches. One of the most substantial trends impacting businesses today, is “cloud” computing. What is the cloud? Cloud computing can be loosely defined as: Outsourcing what would…

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New OSHA Requirements: Electronic Submittal Of Injury and Illness Records

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Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA revised its requirements for recording and electronically submitting work-related injuries and illnesses records for posting to the OSHA website. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over three years and pertain to establishments with 20+ employees in industries covered by the record-keeping regulation. The new requirements pertain to the following records: OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses: most companies are required to maintain this log on an…

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