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A Message From Our President & COO

At Walsh Duffield, supporting our clients is always our top priority. As a partner to you and your business, we continue to closely monitor the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and the Western NY communities that we care so much

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Promotion of Christopher Kempton leads to addition of Mike Conroy

Walsh Duffield is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Kempton to Executive Vice President, Director of Business Development. Over the past 19 years, Chris has focused on building our employee benefits practice from the ground up – making it one of the most respected and qualified in the WNY area. “We are excited to

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Getting Ready for AEP: What You Need to Know

One of the most significant healthcare events for Medicare beneficiaries is just around the corner. Beginning October 15 through December 7, Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is your opportunity to take stock of your health care needs for the coming year and join, drop, or change your existing Medicare plans. If you are a current

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Walsh Duffield Retains IIABA’s Best Practices Agency Status

Walsh Duffield retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent

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7 Key Areas of Personal Protective Equipment Needed for Welders

While modern technology has made large strides with the use of robotic welding, robots can’t do it all – so steps need to be taken to protect a welder and help remove the risks they will encounter throughout their workday. The safety professionals at OSEA provide the advice of removing workplace hazards through engineering controls

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Keeping a Safe Work Environment with Proper Hazard Communications

What is Hazard Communication (HazCom)? Hazard Communication (HazCom) is all about identifying chemical hazards in the workplace and communicating these hazards to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.  This has been a hot topic in safety since 2012, when OSHA updated its standard to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and

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5 Steps to Implement a Workplace Respiratory Protection Program

When considering respirator use, we often hear companies asking pricing questions first. Construction companies to medical offices alike all want to know the cost of getting staff fit tested – but there are necessary steps to take before discussing the fit test. Within this article we will discuss the method, phases, importance, proper selection and personal experiences as it relates

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Upcoming Webinars

Topic: The Loss of Normalcy: Dealing with the Many Faces of Grief and Isolation in this New (but temporary) World Thursday, September 24th – 11amRegister According to grief expert, David Kessler, “We are dealing with the collective loss of the world we knew.” This presentation will explore the truth about grief and loss and how

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Is Your Boat Ready For Launch?

If you love the water, few things are better than boating season.  Summer just wouldn’t be summer without spending those long, hot days on Lake Erie or cruising down the Canal. With the turn in the weather, boating season in Buffalo and Rochester has finally begun! At Walsh Duffield, we want to ensure you’re boat

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2020 Benefits Seminar Update

For the last 18 years, Walsh Duffield has looked forward to hosting our annual benefits seminar.  It has been an event in which we bring together the business and HR community with vendor partners, great speakers, and our dedicated staff to offer a robust schedule of activities to keep you informed on key HR and

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