Many businesses are not prepared to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. Small businesses are particularly at risk because they may have all of their operations concentrated in one location that is damaged or destroyed.

Business continuity planning is vital to survival and should not be put off indefinitely as you focus on today’s challenges. It’s important to devote enough time and attention to planning for the future, even when that future may involve events that are unpleasant to think about and, hopefully, not likely to happen. IBHS offers a variety of resources to assist with this important planning process.

OFB-EZ (Open For Business-EZ) is a free business continuity tool designed to help even the smallest businesses focus on planning for any type of business interruption, so they can quickly re-open and resume operations following a disaster.

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OSHA issues approximately 100,000 citations annually, resulting in millions of dollars in penalties. In an effort to avoid expensive penalties due to fall protection, hazard communication and other leading violations, companies are boosting compliance effectiveness by training all employees in hazard prevention and mitigation. Here are some simple tips your organization can take to pass your next OSHA inspection. View Article >

Workers’ compensation is insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. This helpful document will give business owners an overview of the program. Download Overview (PDF)