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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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What is Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

We’ve all heard stories surrounding an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. A family is burdened with horrific medical bills because of an accident with a drunk driver who couldn’t afford insurance due to his bad driving record. A child walking to school faces a lifetime of difficulty after being struck by a texting

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Safety Inspections vs. Safety Audits – What is the Difference?

Knowing the difference between a safety audit and a safety inspection will increase safety continuity throughout the workplace.  They are often thought of as one and the same, but they are actually two different processes. Both are key when taking steps to improve worksite safety. It is important to know the difference between an audit

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8 Steps to Improve Worksite Safety

Focusing on health and worksite safety is a win-win for both employees and employers. With the right procedures and steps put into place, organizations can reduce their worksite accidents significantly and go years at a time without an incident. Small steps can lead a to big improvement in worksite safety. So how do you start

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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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