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Social Engineering and Ways to Mitigate Susceptibility

Social Engineering and Ways to Mitigate Susceptibility Social engineering: two words that are increasingly being talked about in normal, day-to-day conversation. If you are like me, when you first heard the term,...

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FMCSA Revises Hours of Service (HOS)

FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Agency: (1) expands the short-haul exception to 150 air-...

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HSA Limits Increase for 2021

Source: Zywave

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Did you know there are 11 new translations of OSHA's poster to help prevent workplace coronavirus exposure?


Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work

Source: OSHA

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Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus

Source: OSHA

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IMPORTANT I-9 Form Notices

A notice came out from the USCIS (see below) giving all employers guidance on what to do during COVID-19 should a new hire present you with an expired List B document for I-9 form purposes. There are very specific...

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Dentistry Workers and Employers - Steps to Stay Safe

Dentistry Workers and Employers This section provides guidance for dentistry workers and employers. This guidance supplements the general interim guidance for workers and employers of workers at increased risk of...

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Heat-Related Illnesses & First Aid


Return to Work Resource Guide

Source: HR Workplace Services

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U.S. Department of Labor Ends Temporary Non-Enforcement of Paid Leave Protections to Help American Workers

U.S. Department of Labor Ends Temporary Non-Enforcement of Paid Leave Protections to Help American Workers During Coronavirus PandemicWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the end of the...

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Construction Workers Safe during The Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Construction Workers Safe during The Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has...

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Coronavirus and Managing Remote Work Cyber Risks


Pre-Employment Drug Testing Following a Driver Being Furloughed

What does a company do in the event they have to lay drivers off because business has slowed down due to COVID19? Does the driver have to take another Pre-Employment test? If a driver is furloughed or laid off for 30...

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Reopening a Business After the Coronavirus Shutdown


Important Payroll Record Information from one of our Valued Insurance Partners


U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs)....

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CARES Act - Small Business Loan Overview

In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other...

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COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of...

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12 Tips For Staying Fit, Healthy and On Task While Working From Home

12 tips for staying fit, healthy and on task while working from home: Set up a separate office space. Use a space in your home that’s designated solely for work. Working from your couch or other casual places can...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

What is the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act?The FFCRA’s paid leave...

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What You Need To Know About Coronavirus For Your Business

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of infection from the coronavirus is currently low, even for most workers. However, as an employer you may face questions and concerns,...

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Eye Safety

More than 2,000 eye injuries occur on the job site every day and about one in 10 of them require missed workdays to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or...

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Avoiding Driving Distractions - Myth versus Reality

In 2018, there were 3,567 deaths on Texas roadways1. Among the leading causes were distracted driving, driving under the influence and speeding. Many of these incidents had more than one cause but driving while...

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Slip & Fall Prevention: Tips for Walking on Ice

Just one bad fall on ice can have long-term consequences. Pay attention to the weather and stay inside to avoid icy hazards when you can. When you do venture out, walking in winter requires special attention to avoid...

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Join Us To Hear About the State of Amarillo’s Economy

Join Us To Hear About the State of Amarillo’s Economy January 22, 2020 7:30 to 9 a.m. Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room We’re proud to announce that NCW is sponsoring the Amarillo Economic Development...

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NCW Insurance, is pleased to welcome two new team members.

Contacts: Cori Burns, MBA Media Liaison Estacar Companies, LLC 806-676-9960 Cori [dot] burns [at] estacar [dot] com Kimberly Dryden, CIC Partner, Risk Management Advisor NCW Insurance 806-376-6301 kdryden [...

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Proud Sponsor - State of the Economy

NCW was proud to support the AEDC and sponsor the State of the Economy event with keynote speaker, Scott Nations.

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Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine Support

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce made a $15,000 contribution to Amarillo Matters, Inc. to support the group's efforts to secure the proposed Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo. "We have...

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Help After Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Insurance offers these recommendations for Obtaining help after Hurricane Harvey. Call your insurance agent or company, protect your home or business from further damage; and make a list...

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Tips For Filing A Flood Insurance Claim

Tens of thousands of insurance claims are expected to begin rolling in following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Below are some bullet points to follow when it comes to filing a claim. Take as many photos...

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Preparing Your Business For Flooding

Floods can sometimes be predictable. For example, charting the habitual swelling of the tides establishes typical water levels and indicates when coastal areas might be prone to flooding. However, more often than not,...

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it's easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects...

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REVISED I-9 FORM

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of the I-9 Form; Employment Eligibility Verification. Under federal law,...

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OSHA Announces Policy Change On Monorail Hoists In Construction

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new enforcement policy that excludes monorail hoists from the requirements of Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in...

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Understanding Non-Discrimination Testing

Employers that sponsor a cafeteria plan and certain other health and welfare plans need to be aware of the requirement for non-discrimination testing. Non-discrimination testing is done to ensure that a plan does not...

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Turning To The Positive: How To Be A Better Friend And Co-Worker

Written by: Robert Ledbetter, Hillside Christian Church & Kimberly Dryden, NCW Insurance Traumatic events such as sudden illnesses, accidents, and deaths can have profound effects on individuals and the way they...

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