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Ask the Experts: TULIP Coverage

We answer the question: My district rents out facilities for events. Should we require that users carry their own insurance?

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Ask a Coverage Expert: Hands-Free Devices and District Liability

Recently, a Pool member asked us a great question about hands-free devices being used while operating district-owned vehicles. The question was: would a district be held liable if an employee was in an accident while operating a district-owned vehicle and using a hands-free mobile phone device that the district itself had purchased?

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Affirmative Defense Training Isn’t Just an Easy Way to Save 5% on Liability Coverage, It’s Also Your Responsibility

Your district probably has a policy against things like sexual harassment and discrimination. But if you aren’t putting your staff through periodic training on these topics, your district can be held liable for them under Federal statute.

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Dangerous Distractions

The most terrifying thing on the road isn’t a zombie or a monster. It’s a driver with a cell phone. Distracted driving is a greater hazard today than it ever has been. Does your district have a policy in place to address the dangers of driving while distracted?

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Best Laid Plans: Relocation of a Right of Way During Development

Before ground is ever broken on a new development, countless legal details including the execution and recording of deeds for rights-of-way and access roads are tended to and worried over. Despite these best laid plans, however, situations arise where circumstances and preferences dictate that rights-of-way be built on a location other than is provided for in the deed granting the easement.

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A Civil Liability Trap for the Unwary Water and Sanitation District

A metropolitan area water and sanitation district received proper and timely notification of intended excavation by a company installing underground fiber optic cable.

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Show No Disparity When Dealing With An Aging Workforce

When employers think diversity, most think in terms of sociological factors such as race or religion. But there’s another type of diversity that’s just as relevant in today’s workforce: age diversity. As Baby Boomers continue to work well past normal retirement age, the phenomenon of having older employees will become even more widespread.

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Drugs in the Workplace

Substance abuse can create a wide array of common workplace problems such as tardiness, absenteeism, theft, impaired judgment, lost productivity, turnover, difficulty interacting with co-workers, injury to self or others, and performance issues.

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Do You Know the Risks of Renting Equipment?

Accidents involving rented items such as lifts, forklifts, trailers, tents and chairs posed the greatest risks for consumers and were associated with the highest numbers of fatalities, injuries and damages in the equipment rental industry, according to the findings of a recent St. Paul Travelers study.

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