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Clothes Dryer Fires Cost $35 Million a Year

An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property losses, according to a new government report. The report by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) said that 84 percent of clothes dryer fires took place in residential buildings. Also, according […]

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Safety Inspections Don’t Hurt Businesses; Do Lower Workers’ Comp Costs: Study

Random inspections of U.S. industrial workplaces lower the risk of workers being injured on the job and have no measurable negative effect on the companies inspected, according to a study in the journal Science. Companies chosen for random inspections by California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recorded 9.4 percent fewer worker injuries than those that […]

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RSI Promotes Rob Bedell to AVP of Sales & Marketing

(January 17, 2012 San Mateo, CA) Research Specialists Inc (RSI), a leader in Insurance Inspections, has promoted Rob Bedell to AVP of Sales and Marketing.  Mr. Bedell has been part of the RSI team for two years and has established solid relationships between RSI and some of the top carriers, surplus lines brokers and MGA’s in the […]

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Landlord not liable in treadmill fall, court rules

A treadmill accident in a Riverside County apartment complex has led to a state appeals court ruling narrowing tenants’ ability to sue landlords for negligence. A 1975 California law prohibits rental agreements that purport to excuse the landlord from any legal “duty of care to prevent personal injury or personal property damage.” But in a […]

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Property/casualty insurance pricing stable going into 2012: Willis report

Most property/casualty insurance lines of business will experience fairly stable pricing into the new year, according to a report released Thursday by Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. The annual report, “Marketplace Realities: Solid Footing and a Foundation for Growth,” noted that this year “may break all records for insured losses.” Even before the 2011 hurricane season […]

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