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Risk in Context

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.


Staying Sharp: Cutting Through New Restaurant Workplace Injury Trends

Posted by John Logan April 12, 2018

While changing layouts is not as simple as improving safety training, especially considering long-term lease agreements and the high cost of renovations, it’s important that management consider the impact of industry trends on restaurant workplaces. Think creatively about storage practices, technology, and ergonomics in order to balance opportunities for increased productivity with the need to maintain safe workplaces and keep injury rates down.

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As Business Booms, Surety Bonds Offer a Better Way to Hedge Risk

Posted by David Hewett April 11, 2018

By using surety bonds, companies can expand their network of financial partners beyond the handful of banks that dominate the market for letters of credit. With the economy in growth mode, this is a good time to consider new options.

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Related to: Surety

What #MeToo Means for Risk Professionals

Posted by Kelly Thoerig April 10, 2018

It’s vital that you take allegations of harassment and misconduct seriously while also taking steps to protect your organization from potential claims.

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Supreme Court Decision Means Newly Public Companies Could Face Litigation on Two Fronts

Posted by Sarah Downey March 21, 2018

The Cyan decision increases the risks involved in going public. Now — before a company makes an initial or secondary offering — is the time to make sure companies and their directors and officers have the insurance protection they need.

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Active Shooter Threats: Four Ways to Protect Students and Teachers

Posted by Jean Demchak March 08, 2018

For education institutions, the lesson is clear: You must be prepared. Here are four ways you can better ensure your school is ready to respond to an on-campus shooting.

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Narrowed Whistleblower Protections May Affect Companies’ Insurance Needs

Posted by Kelly Thoerig March 05, 2018

Now, as much as ever, employers must be ready in case they are accused of retaliating against employees who become whistleblowers, regardless of whether they report internally or externally.

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4 Ways to Limit Sleep Apnea Risks in Your Workplace

Posted by Paul Baute March 05, 2018

Taking these simple steps should help improve your employees’ quality of life while potentially reducing workplace injuries, protecting public safety, and keeping your total cost of casualty risk under control.

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SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Is Your D&O Program Prepared to Respond?

Posted by Sarah Downey March 02, 2018

With the release of the guidance, there’s likely to be an uptick in regulatory investigations and civil claims arising out of purported breaches of the SEC’s recommendations. And your directors and officers (D&O) liability program could play a key role in protecting your company and senior leaders.

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Optimizing Safety Decisions Through Wearables and Other Data

Posted by Richard Kennedy February 06, 2018

One way your organization can make smarter decisions about job design, equipment, and other factors in order to better protect your people is by collecting information and data through wearable devices and other means.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Up Your Crisis Management Game with Tabletop Exercises

Posted by Chandra Seymour February 01, 2018

Exercising your crisis management plans and skills could help alleviate a situation and ultimately its impacts on your organization. Through tabletop exercises based on real-world scenarios, you can better prepare and protect your organization, people, and reputation.

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