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The Hazards of Biofuels and How to Protect Yourself Working With Them

As a fast-growing part of the energy sector, the biofuel industry has become an attractive place to work and invest. To protect...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

How to Reduce Safety Hazards and Risks When Working With Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling chemical that is commonly used in the manufacturing of building materials and...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

8 Safety Precautions for Handling Toxic Chemicals During Manufacturing

Some chemicals used on the manufacturing floor are hazardous to employees’ health and can cause illness and injury if they are...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

6 Safety Tips for Working with Nanotechnology in the Workplace

Today, new consumer products manufactured using nanotechnology are coming on the market at a fast rate. Nanoparticles are already...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

3 Ways COVID-19 is Impacting the Life Sciences Supply Chain

 

While the peak of COVID-19 panic purchasing has died down, these stockpiling behaviours inevitably have created supply chain...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Pandemic Property Loss Prevention Checklist

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers across Canada have had to either temporarily close their business doors or...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Managing Liability Exposures in a Rough Economy

 

An economic downturn can be a turbulent time for businesses in every sector worldwide. Sinking revenues and economic...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A

 

Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

5 Things to Consider for Being Prepared for a Product Recall

 

Mass media coverage of product recalls brings to light important reminders for risk managers. Producers and manufacturers of...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

7 Risk Exposures for Data Processing Operations

 

Data processing operations perform many accounting and record keeping functions for other firms. The customer firms will...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Why Tech Operations Need Errors and Omissions Coverage

 

Every business has unique risks that can seriously harm an organization’s operations if it is not properly protected. As a...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

8 Risk Exposures for Non-medical Laboratories

 

There are several different types of laboratories, and each has its own unique set of exposures. This classification includes...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

2020 Psychedelic Industry Insights Report

 

As expertly written by Nikita Alexandrov, Chief Technology Officer at Thinkmyco, the 2020 Psychedelics Industry Insights Report...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Canada's Autonomous Vehicle Policies (Pt. 2)

 

In January 2018, the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications delivered a report on the regulatory and...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Canada's Autonomous Vehicle Regulatory Framework (Pt. 1)

 

Although there’s still much to be learned about self-driving cars, Canada is ready to dive into the development and testing of...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Life Sciences & Technology Risk Management 101

 

While insurance may seem like the answer to every risk you face, increasingly non-insurance techniques are being implemented by...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Trade Credit Insurance FAQs

 

In today’s business climate, organizations are expected to extend credit to their customers, as it enhances purchasing power...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

5 Tech Insurance Terms to Know

 

Technology companies own valuable intangible assets, such as sensitive data, software and intellectual property, which a...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Intellectual Property 101: How to Protect Your Business

 

Understanding the complexities of intellectual property is key for technology companies because a majority of their market...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

9 Benefits of Trade Credit Insurance

 

Accounts receivable are often a business' largest asset. If your customers are unable to pay what they owe, potential credit...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Technology

Four simple steps to protect your small business

As a small business owner, you have poured your heart and soul into your work. Building your own business venture takes drive and...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

The three pillars of effective digital marketing

Small businesses do not always have the time or resources to dedicate much to their marketing efforts, but they have a lot to...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Crime Insurance - Protecting you from criminal acts and behaviour

Crime is everywhere. From petty street crime to multi million dollar fraud, it can take many different forms. There are many ways...


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North American CEOs among the most optimistic: report

Cyber threats top the list of worries from corporate leaders 

Corporate optimism about short term prospects rose to record...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate, Retail & Hospitality,

Are timid underwriters blowing a business opportunity with blockchain?

[This article was originally published in Canadian Underwriter.]

There is a substantial business opportunity for insurers willing...


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Tags: Life Sciences & Technology

Elements of an effective slogan

A recent article in the Guardian pitches a formula for an effective charity slogan: “Unique + ruthless = unforgettable.”


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Adding an Additional Insured to your policy

Somebody asked to be added to my General Liability insurance policy as Additional Insured — what does this mean?


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

Everything you ever wanted to know about deductibles

Most people understand that deductibles refer to the amount you’d pay out of pocket in the event of a claim, but there’s more to...


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Tags: Manufacturing, Personal Solutions, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation,

Commercial General Liability 101

Wondering about the basics to Commercial General Liability Insurance? Here's an explainer from Axis.


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Tags: Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Sports & Recreation, Construction, Contractors & Real Estate,

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