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Building Blocks of a Safe Workplace

Building Blocks of a Safe Workplace 150 150 Dominion Risk

Building a comprehensive safety culture is the best way to reduce illnesses and injuries, and their associated costs. But creating such a culture is not an overnight process or “flavor of the month” program. Instead, it is a multi-year, top management commitment that results in an organization with low accident rates, low turnover, low absenteeism and high productivity. This is a big-picture, long-term project. A robust safety culture has the following characteristics: At the highest…

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DRA Hires Will Fralin as Insurance and Risk Advisor

DRA Hires Will Fralin as Insurance and Risk Advisor 150 150 Dominion Risk

Dominion Risk Advisors is pleased to announce that Will Fralin has joined the firm as Insurance and Risk Advisor. Will Fralin will be working with commercial and private clients to craft insurance protection and effective risk management programs. Will is a native of Roanoke and a graduate of the University of Virginia. He chose to return home to build a career and has been working in insurance sales for the past 18 months. “Will is…

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Homeowner Responsibilities for Utility Service Lines

Homeowner Responsibilities for Utility Service Lines 150 150 Dominion Risk

You may have received letters from your local utilities (water and sewer authority or the power company) offering to protect the underground lines that deliver your utility service.  Many homeowners are surprised to learn that they are responsible for repairs to these lines.  These communications have generated questions from our clients and they have prompted many insurance companies to respond.   Service Line Coverage Until recently, homeowners’ policies excluded coverage for damaged utility lines.  As…

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Creating and Enforcing Safe Driving

Creating and Enforcing Safe Driving 150 150 Dominion Risk

Creating a Distracted Driving Policy Even if employers provide adequate training and oversight, drivers are effectively on their own when they’re out in the field. To help prevent distracted driving long after training is complete, fleets need to develop and implement a distracted driving policy. These policies are typically part of larger driver safety programs and promote safe driving practices through well-communicated initiatives. While the specifics of policies may differ from fleet to fleet, they…

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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving 150 150 Dominion Risk

Technology to Monitor and Assist Drivers New technology can alert employers about potential distracted driving situations. Electronic logging devices use hours of service data to monitor how long truck drivers spend behind the wheel and the length of their rest periods. Additional software can monitor drivers using in-vehicle cameras and send signals when their heads nod or their eyes wander. There are also smartphone applications that shut off distractions when vehicles are moving. Automated Vehicles…

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Responding to Distracted Driving

Responding to Distracted Driving 150 150 Dominion Risk

Distracted Driving Laws Not only can distracted driving lead to increased exposures and expenses for your firm, but it can also result in major fines and penalties. Distracted driving is not just a concern for commercial fleets. In fact, the National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that 80 percent of U.S. drivers with cellphones use them while driving. What’s more, the NHTSA estimates that 481,000 passenger vehicles throughout the Unites States are driven while using…

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