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Basic Business | Design & Safety | General Reference
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Basic Business


Construction Insurance

Information related to construction industry risk management and insurance. Certificates of insurance, hold harmless agreements, A/E liability, OCIP, Chinese drywall, etc

General Business

Business management practices. Conduct research and obtain company profiles. Best practices & benchmarking. TQM. Customer Relations. Strategic planning. Business performance measurements. Self-assessments. Small business handbooks, business plans and resources. Business tools. Customer relations. Resources for nonprofits. Exports/Imports. Corporate governance. Leadership and public speaking materials. RFP guidance. Also refer to Categories: Disasters (all) Finance (all) Human Resources(all) Legal - Business Law, Insurance Law, Securities Law.Organizations - Actuary, Business, Insurance, Risk Mgt., Surety, Taxes. Publications - Insurance, Management, News, Risk Mgt. Regulations - ADA, Arbitration, Banking, EPA, DOL, DOT, FTC, Health, NAFTA, OSHA, Securities, Tax Code, UCC, UPC, US Codes. Risk Mgt (all) Security (all) Statistics (all) USA Government - Commerce, Consumer Products, Govt Contracts, Govt Sales, Justice, Labor, Post Office, State Dept., Treasury, White House.

Human Resources

Reference materials of interest to human resource managers such as: Equity compensation, merit pay, healthcare benefits. COBRA. Discrimination. Sample RFPs, personnel policies, HR manuals and employee handbooks. Job analysis & personality research. Employee motivation. Continuing education. Discussion groups. FLSA. FMLA. Sample forms. Job descriptions. Telecommuting program guidance. Tips for HR professionals. Free software. Salary surveys. Wage calculators. Labor issues. Alternative staffing. Independent contractors. Volunteers. Blended staffing. Temp workers. Foreign nationals. Recruiting, hiring and termination issues. Employee background checks. Layoff reports. Teaming. Training advice. Testing. Addressing worker performance. 360 degree feedback. What's new at the US Department of Labor. Also refer to Categories: Disasters (all) Property - Emergency Plans.OSHA (all) Regulations - ADA, EEOC, DOL, NLRB, OSHA, MSHA, US Codes. Safety Mgt (all) Security - Background Checks, Bomb Threats, Counter-Terrorism, Personal Protection, School Security, Violence. Statistics - Crime, Demography, Education, Labor. USA Government - Government Labor, Labor, Veterans Affairs.

Publications

Access to publications of interest to professionals involved in insurance, risk management, safety and health, occupational & environmental medicine, fire prevention, security, facilities management, emergency planning and related areas. Involves reference materials such as, newsletters, journals, brochures, books, videotapes, etc. Current events. Industry news. Daily news updates. US Government publications - Consumer Information Center, DOT, FDA, Government Printing Office, etc.


Note: User registration, a subscription fee, or some other type of fee may be required to access the full text of articles in some of these publications. In these cases, follow access instructions provided on their Web page. Policies vary by publisher and by publication.



Workers Comp

Workers compensation related materials, such as: Return to work programs, WC fraud, claim management guides . Case law and review board opinions. Self-insurance guidance. Steps designed to audit the total process for workers comp. Ratemaking agencies. Premium audit in WC. Medical fee schedules. Workers compensation state laws. Workers compensation state agencies, competitive state funds. State workers compensation forms. Sample risk management programs for WC. Federal WC laws. WC statistics.


Also refer to Categories: Disasters - Guides, Emergency Plans Ergonomics (all) Health (all) Industrial Hygiene (all) International - Health, Insurance, Labour, Safety, Social Security. Legal - Health Law, Labor Law. Medicine - First Aid, Infection Control, Occup Medicine. Organizations - Industrial Hygiene, Insurance, Risk Mgt, Safety. OSHA (all) Property - Emergency Plans.Publications - Health, Safety. Safety (all) Regulations - Asbestos, Biosafety, EPA, FDA, Hazmat, Lead, MSHA, NIOSH, OSHA, Radiation. Risk Mgt (all) Safety Mgt (all)Security - Counter-Terrorism, Forensics, Health Fraud, Medical Privacy, Personal Protection, Travel Safety, Violence. State Government (all) USA Government - Center for Disease Control, Labor, National Institute of Health, Nuclear Regulatory. Workers Comp (all)


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Design & Safety


Environment

Over 40 environmental databases - HAZDAT, RCRIS, TRI, etc. Corporate Environmental Reports. Information related to health hazards and the environment, - EPA publications, fact sheets, manuals, regulations, interpretations, booklets, Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements, etc. Directives & technical manuals. Complaint procedures, inspections. Environmental software programs. Renewable energy sources. Alternative fuels. EPA Hotlines. Emergency response guidance. Hazardous waste programs. Storage tank requirements. ISO 14000 materials. Discussion groups. Educational resources. Environmental industry requirements. Radon and radiation hazard mitigation. Recycling and Universal Waste Rule. EPA agency news and updates. Also refer to related Categories: Disasters (all) Chemicals (all) Fleet - Hazmat. Industrial Hygiene - Indoor Air, Noise, Radiation, Sampling, Ventilation. International - Chemicals, Environment, Safety. Legal - Environmental Law. Medicine - Infection Control. Organizations - Environment.OSHA - Chemicals, Hazwoper, Process Safety. Property - Emergency Plans. Publications - Environment. Regulations - Asbestos, Biosafety, EPA, FDA, Hazmat, Lead, OSHA, Pesticides, Radiation, SARA, TSCA. Risk Mgt - Environmental. Safety - EHS Departments Statistics - Agriculture, Environment. USA Government - Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Federal Emergency, Interior, NOAA, Nuclear Regulatory.

Ergonomics

Tools & resources to establish ergonomics programs and comply with OSHA requirements. Reference materials related to ergonomics workplace hazards, such as: ergonomic tables, anthropometry resources, models, etc. Technical resources on the hazards of computer use. Real-life case studies from more than 40 sources. Checklists and medical symptom surveys. Ergonomics program templates and guidelines. Success stories on implementing effective ergonomics programs. Lifting hazard evaluations. Employee guides. Certification, seminar and continuing education information. Medical treatment of common ergonomics-related injuries, e.g., low back pain, CTS, knee, shoulder, hip, foot & ankle problems. Also refer to related Categories: Health - Fitness, Wellness Programs. Medicine - Occup Medicine, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation. Organizations - Ergonomics. OSHA - Cranes, Ergonomics. Publications - Ergonomics. Regulations - ADA, OSHA. Safety - Cranes-Hoists, Equipment, Forklifts, Material Handling. Workers Comp - Claim Management, Return to Work, Statistics.

Industrial Hygiene

Reference materials related to workplace health hazards, such as, fact sheets, technical papers and safety summaries. Sources on radiation & indoor air quality. Technical references and full text of biosafety, bloodborne pathogens, & hazard communication programs, as well as, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, confined space and laboratory safety programs. Fact sheets on temperature extremes. CIH certification, continuing education & seminar information. Discussion groups. Resources on industrial hygiene sampling and monitoring. Also refer to Categories: Disasters - Biochem, Hazmat, Health Services Chemicals (all) Environment (all) Ergonomics (all) International - Chemicals, Environment, Safety. Medicine - First Aid, Infection Control, Occup Medicine. Organizations - Chemicals, Industrial Hygiene, Safety. OSHA (all) Publications - Chemicals, Safety. Safety - Needlesticks, PPE. Safety Mgt (all) Regulations - Asbestos, Biosafety, EPA, FDA, Hazmat, Lead, MSHA, NIOSH, OSHA, Radiation. USA Government - Center for Disease Control, Labor, National Institute of Health, Nuclear Regulatory. Workers Comp - Return to Work.

Safety

Materials related to workplace safety and health hazards, such as: . Amusement industry safety. Technical manuals, checklists, templates, fact sheets, statistics, etc. Safety in the arts and amusement industry. Playground safety. Sports safety. Agricultural safety. Forklift safety. Construction safety. Technical resources for electrical safety, equipment and machinery safety, etc. HazMat. Food safety. Foodborne illness. HCAAP. PPE. Patient safety/sentinel event resources. Needlesticks. Medical device safety.


Also refer to Categories: Chemicals (all) Disasters (all) Environment - all categories. Ergonomics (all) Industrial Hygiene(all) International - Chemicals, Environment, Safety. Medicine - First Aid, Infection Control, Occup Medicine. Organizations - Chemicals, Industrial Hygiene, Safety. OSHA (all) Property (all) Publications - Chemicals, Safety. Regulations - Asbestos, Biosafety, EPA, FDA, Hazmat, Lead, MSHA, NIOSH, OSHA, Radiation. Safety Mgt (all) Security (all) USA Government - Center for Disease Control, Labor, National Institute of Health, Nuclear Regulatory. Workers Comp - all categories.


Safety Management

Includes safety management materials such as: Full text prototypes of employee safety handbooks, forms, guides, manuals and safety programs. Safety training courses and materials, Online safety training modules. Discussion groups. Seminars and conferences. Access to workplace safety databases, safety talks and bulletins. Loss control concepts & strategies. Techniques for identifying unsafe conditions & procedures. Accident analysis tools. Safety alerts. Lessons learned. Safety hazards for specific industries.


Also refer to Categories: Chemicals(all) Disasters (all) Environment (all) Ergonomics (all) Health - Drug Free Workplace, Sunlight, Stress, Workplace Wellness. Human Resources - Telecommuting, Training, Volunteers.Industrial Hygiene (all) International - Chemicals, Environment, Safety. Medicine - First Aid, Infection Control, Occup Medicine. Organizations - Chemicals, Industrial Hygiene, Safety. OSHA (all) Property (all) Publications - Chemicals, Safety. Safety (all) . Regulations - Asbestos, Biosafety, EPA, FDA, Hazmat, Lead, MSHA, NIOSH, OSHA, Radiation. Safety Mgt (all) Security (all) USA Government - Center for Disease Control, Labor, National Institute of Health, Nuclear Regulatory. Workers Comp (all)


Security

Crime prevention. Arson. Corporate security. Counter-terrorism. Burglary protection. Employee theft. Computer crime. Scams and fraud. Bomb threats. Background checks. Privacy of medical information. Vehicle and cargo theft. Violence in the workplace. Identity theft. Bomb threat & physical security planning . School security. Travel safety. Computer crime. Forensics. Fraud. Indentity theft and personal protection. School security.


Also refer to Categories: Disasters (all) Legal - Internet Law. Organizations - Security. Property Emergency Plans, Disasters. Publications - Security. Risk Mgt - Property, Political Risk. State Government (all) Statistics - Crime. Technology - Security. USA Government - Justice.

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General Reference


Organizations

Links to hundreds websites of professional associations, institutes and non-profit organizations of interest to those in insurance and risk management, human resources, environmental safety and health, security, facilities management and related professions. Provides information such as, the latest news on federal and state legislation, industry conferences, position statements, press releases, newsletters, journals, books & other publications, etc. Standards organizations.

Reference

A wide variety of reference materials such as, scientific data conversion, distance, weight and measures, date and time gateways, financial calculators, metric conversion tables. Merriam Webster dictionary, Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's Quotations, online language translators and numerous glossaries. Clip art and graphics. Directories for e-mail addresses. Maps of individuals & businesses. Internet guides, search engines, browsers & software. Comic strips & profession-related jokes. SIC code manuals. Travel resources (agencies, airlines, hotel chains, travel warnings, etc.) Real-time traffic photos and traffic conditions. Weather maps, storm trackers, meterological information, hazard warnings, live weather cameras. Guides to web page design, HTML code authoring, color charts, etc. Information and directories for contacting USA federal government representatives in the House and Senators, as well as political party information.


Technology

Techniques for diagnosing internet slowdowns and speeding things up. Information about who owns a domain name or if its available. Online education for intranet builders. Tools and strategies for information system professionals. Technical approach and framework, for testing Year 2000 application conversions. Internet security resources. Guidance and tips on making web pages accessible to those with disabilities.


Also refer to Categories: Legal - Computer Law, Internet Law. Reference - Internet Commerce, Internet Services, Internet Surveys, Must Have Software, Technical Links, Web Page Programming. Risk Mgt - Cyberliability, RMIS, Technology.

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Laws, Regs, Codes & Govt


Codes and Regulations

Full text of regulations of interest to risk managers, insurance, environmental safety & health, occupational medicine, human resource managers, etc. - over 30 categories of federal and industry standards and codes (e.g, ADA, CFR, DOT, EPA, FDA, HFCA, OSHA, etc.) Most include the text of US national industry standards & federal laws with interpretations of specific passages and resources to assist with compliance. Note: in general, the industry standards are not available in full text here - catalog ordering information provided in these cases, such as ANSI/ISO, NFPA, ASTM, ASAE, NEC and others. Also refer to Categories: Fleet - Laws. Human Resources - Laws. International (all) International Countries (all) State Governments - (all) - includes local government municipal codes USA Government (all)

International

Topics related to international issues, programs, etc. related to the environment, health, insurance, labour, safety, trade, etc. Also refer to Categories: Disasters - Counter-Terrorism International Countries (all) USA Government (all)

Intl Countries

Websites of various international organizations and governments throughout the world, including access to any databases, publications, information and legislation published in English related to risk management, environment, occupational safety and health, labour, insurance, intellectual property, etc. Full text of laws, if available. Includes online text of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) laws for over 40 countries. Also refer to Categories: International(all) USA Government (all)
Sub-Categories Include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Legal

Arbitration. Alternate billing arrangements. Litigation cost control. Case management. Legal forms, contracts, model documents. Computer, internet, & intellectual property law. Attorney-client priviledge. Law libraries and sources for legal research, case law, verdicts and settlements, consumer law brochures, etc. Business law. Securities law. Employee benefits. Insurance law. Consumer law. Labor law. Environmental law. Health law. Transportation law. Real estate law. Also refer to Categories: International (all) International Countries (all) Regulations (all) Statistics (all) USA Government (all) Workers Comp - Case Law, Federal Laws, WC Laws/States.

US State Government

Official state government websites and their state agencies such as insurance, labor, health, motor vehicle and public safety, environmental safety and health, etc. Full text of state statutes. (except for PA which has with the majority of state statutes accessible online.) 36 states have the full text of their state regulations online with partial access to regulations for 4 states. Links to municipalities and local government within a state.


Also refer to Categories: International (all) International Countries (all) Regulations (all) Statistics (all) USA Government (all)


USA Government

Access to websites of federal government departments & agencies. Includes databases of legislation, government publications, consumer brochures, court opinions & statistics. Reference libraries. Full text & interpretations of various laws and a wide variety of resources of interest to risk managers, professionals in environmental safety & health, occupational medicine, human resource managers, etc. Resources for doing business with the US government - request for proposals, government sales, etc.


Also refer to Categories: International (all) International Countries (all) Regulations (all) State Government (all) Statistics (all)



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