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Forecasters Up Their Hurricane Outlook After Hyperactive Beryl

By |2024-07-11T15:20:51+00:00July 11th, 2024|Blog, Environmental, Risk Management|

Researchers at Colorado State University have upped their forecast for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, now projecting at least 25 named storms, with 12 of them expected to reach hurricane status.

Steps for Businesses to Create Safer Drivers

By |2024-05-28T16:19:26+00:00May 24th, 2024|Blog, Risk Management, Safety Tips|

Company drivers are exposed to several risks on the road. In fact, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, transportation incidents are the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. Additionally, the most recent data from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety found that U.S. traffic crashes cost employers over $72 billion annually, demonstrating that drivers can also create major liabilities for a company.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Programs: Benefits and Implementation

By |2024-05-28T17:06:20+00:00May 22nd, 2024|Blog, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Trending|

Cyber incidents—including data breaches, ransomware attacks and social engineering scams—have become increasingly prevalent, impacting organizations of all sizes and industries. Such incidents have largely been brought on by additional cyberthreat vectors and growing attacker sophistication. As these incidents continue to rise in both cost and frequency, it’s crucial for organizations to take steps to address their cyber exposures and bolster their digital security defenses.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week Starts May 5th

By |2024-04-26T15:52:15+00:00April 26th, 2024|Blog, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Trending|

It’s essential to be properly prepared for hurricane season, as these storms carry significant risks to safety and property. To raise awareness of the dangers of hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) annually sponsors National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This year, it runs from May 5th to May 11th. With the eastern Pacific hurricane season beginning May 15 and the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, now is a good time to review how to prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms.

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Navigating the Cyber Insurance Claims Process

By |2024-04-29T16:30:11+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Blog, Healthcare, News, Risk Management, Trending|

Cyber incidents—including data breaches, ransomware attacks and social engineering scams—have become increasingly prevalent over the past decade, impacting organizations of all sizes and industries.

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National Work Zone Awareness Week Takes Place April 15-19

By |2024-04-08T16:33:39+00:00April 8th, 2024|Blog, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Trending|

The National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) will take place April 15-19, 2024, in conjunction with National Occupational Research Agenda’s (NORA) Construction Stand-down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents event. In 2021, 956 people died in work zones, according to the NHTSA FARS data. Also in 2021, 108 highway worker occupational fatalities occurred in road construction sites, based on BLS data. Further data is available on WorkZoneSafety.org.

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Supporting Employees During Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond

By |2024-04-08T19:44:52+00:00April 3rd, 2024|Blog, Healthcare, News, Risk Management, Trending|

Employee mental health has become a workplace topic of increased focus and awareness in recent years. An employee’s mental health includes how they think, feel and act, and their emotional and social well-being. While mental health includes mental illness, these two concepts aren’t interchangeable. For example, an employee can go through a period of poor mental health but not necessarily have a diagnosable mental illness. Additionally, an employee’s mental health can change over time, depending on factors such as their workload, stress and work-life balance.

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Best Practices for Patient Safety in Healthcare Facilities

By |2024-03-06T23:05:05+00:00March 6th, 2024|Blog, Healthcare, News, Risk Management, Trending|

Strategies, when implemented effectively, can contribute to a safer and more reliable healthcare environment for patients and healthcare providers.

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Heat Rules: OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Heat

By |2024-04-01T14:33:11+00:00March 5th, 2024|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Construction, Energy, Risk Management, Safety Tips|

As OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Heat enters into its second year, it is important to revisit some key takeaways.

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Parametric Insurance: A Sure Bet on Nature’s Gambles

By |2024-04-01T14:33:26+00:00March 4th, 2024|Blog, Construction, Energy, News, Risk Management, Trending|

Parametric insurance sounds a lot like betting on horses. In betting on horse races, there is a set threshold - the finish line - that must be crossed to trigger a payout. In parametric insurance, there is a threshold that set parameters must cross to trigger payout.

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