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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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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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HR & Benefits: Educational Web Series – June 2020

Topic: How to Manage Mental Wellbeing Through Crisis Tuesday, June 30th – 11amContact us if you’re interested in the replay of this webinar Anxiety, stress and worry can be just as contagious as COVID-19 itself. In this moment, it is critical for organizations to support their employees’ emotional wellbeing during this time of doubt. During

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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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New York State Department of Financial Services Premium Payment Rule

We hope that this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.    These are difficult times. The New York Legislature and Department of Financial Services have been implementing emergency measures in an effort to protect insurance policyholders who have been hit with financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Regulations they enacted include: the waiver of late fees; the prohibition on reporting negative data to credit

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Expressing Gratitude With a Handwritten Note

In such uncertain times, it is important to take care of your own wellbeing. Studies show that regularly expressing gratitude can positively impact a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This is because expressing gratitude releases dopamine in the brain—a chemical that boosts mood, optimism and memory. Expressing gratitude can be beneficial in the workplace, as

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4 Tips for Homeowners Insurance Inventory (And Downloadable Checklist!)

When fire, burglary, or other disaster strikes your home, you want to begin the recovery process as soon as possible. However, before you can file your homeowners insurance claim, you must fully document all of your damaged belongings. That’s where a homeowners insurance inventory list comes in handy. If you are like most people, you

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Driver Safety

Online safe driving courses are available to help you save on your car insurance from the comfort of your own home.  By completing a 6 hour course at your own pace, you can save up to 10% for 3 years on your auto insurance. www.wnydriversafety.com www.newyorksafetycouncil.com For AARP members: www.aarpdriversafety.org Send certificates of completion to:

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