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AMERICAN BUSINESS EXPECTS INCREASED OSHA AND EPA LEGISLATION AND ENFORCEMENT UNDER CLINTON

 LONG GROVE, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey conducted by Kemper Risk Management Services of businesses representing 84 manufacturing and 59 service industries indicates that increased Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and enforcement under the Clinton Administration are expected.
 Respondents were primarily risk managers and environmental health and safety directors. Eighty-five percent of those responding to the survey thought the amount of OSHA standards would increase and 80 percent thought OSHA enforcement would increase. Ninety-three percent thought that the amount of EPA standards would increase and 83 percent are expecting greater EPA enforcement.
 But when asked if their companies were ready for compliance with these possible new regulations, 48 percent said they had some preparation, but needed more.
 Top Compliance Concerns
 Respondents listed their main concerns in the following order: EPA compliance, accident prevention in order to control workers compensation costs, OSHA compliance, accident prevention, worker compensation cost control, the Americans with Disabilities Act, fleet safety and Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance.
 Twenty-Four-Hour Coverage
 Only 22 percent were very familiar with 24-hour coverage, a system which provides continuous coverage to an employee on or off the job, 24 hours a day. Thirty-two percent were somewhat familiar, 16 percent were not very familiar, and nearly one in three -- 29 percent -- were not at all familiar with 24-hour coverage. Twelve percent were actively pursuing 24-hour coverage, 10 percent were discussing the possibility, 26 percent were interested in the concept, and more than half -- 52 percent -- either didn't have any interest or didn't know.
 Self Insurance
 As an alternative to conventional insurance coverage by outside firms, 24 percent of the companies responding to the survey are choosing to insure themselves and 23 percent are expanding their self insurance program. Twenty-seven percent are maintaining their current mix of retention, 1 percent is decreasing self insurance, and 4 percent have no self retention.
 Kemper Risk Management Services is a partnership between Kemper Corp.'s (NYSE: KEM) risk management subsidiary, National Loss Control Service Corp., and Kemper National Insurance Companies' medical loss containment services subsidiary, Kemper National Services, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: John Vita, 708-540-3164, or Janice Kalmar, 708-540-4465, both of Kemper communications department/
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