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Threat Intelligence highlights: Ransomware threats increase as old attacks are retooled, data breaches escalate, and more

Will 2019 be the year of the cyber criminal? Read about today's most urgent security risks in the Threat Intelligence highlights from August where we reveal current cyber events that impact both businesses and individuals.

Hands-free driving law creates potential exposures and legal implications for employers

On August 1, 2019, the expanded “hands-free” technology-while-driving law went into effect in the State of Minnesota. This means when a motor vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (yes, that means while stopped at a stoplight), the driver is prohibited from using a wireless communication device without hands-free technology. Penalties are $50 for a first offence (plus court fees) and $275 for each offense thereafter. 

Scaffolding safety remains #3 on OSHA’s most cited violations list

Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the Top 10 Most Cited Violations of safety and health standards, and in this article series we are discussing the third most cited violation: fall protection. The previous two articles in this series were about respiratory protection and the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout-Tagout) regulation.