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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.


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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Smart Buildings and Apartments: Balancing Opportunities and Threats

Posted by Paul Foye January 29, 2018

As smart homes and buildings become a part of our daily lives, they can offer convenience, control, and other benefits. But they could also bring new, troubling risks for multifamily property owners and operators.

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Related to: Real Estate

Seven Steps to Drive Safety Culture Through Human Resources

Posted by Larry Pearlman January 22, 2018

Working closely with  HR to embed safety culture from “hire to retire” is a powerful combination of company resources. Driving safety culture in this holistic manner will likely not only reduce workplace injuries, but also increase productivity and protect your bottom line.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

3 Ways Hotel, Gaming, and Entertainment Companies are Responding to Active Shooter Threats

Posted by Christian Ryan January 08, 2018

As hotel, gaming, and entertainment organizations glean lessons and seek opportunities for risk improvement following Las Vegas and other recent active shooter incidents, there are three major trends they are observing.

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Related to: Hospitality & Gaming

How Will You Manage OSHA’s New Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting Rule?

Posted by James R Wright December 06, 2017

OSHA's deadline extension gives certain employers an opportunity to submit their 2016 occupational injury and illness data electronically by December 15, 2017.

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Changing Your Work Environment to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries

Posted by Jeffrey Smagacz October 24, 2017

While there are numerous ways to tackle ergonomic-related injuries, a kaizen event is a simple and effective approach that enables employees to improve safety and efficiency. When conducted regularly in conjunction with other casualty risk reduction programs, kaizen events can help your organization achieve safety excellence.

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Complying with New EU Data Rules Brings Added Benefits

Posted by Thomas Reagan October 23, 2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — which comes into force in May 2018 — will establish global requirements governing how organizations that do business in the EU must manage and protect its citizens’ personal data.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

What Once Was Lost: Rebuilding After Catastrophes

Posted by Nigel Ward October 19, 2017

Taking steps these will be vital to maximizing your organization’s recovery and return to business as usual after a devastating event.

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California Wildfires: Claims and Risk Management Considerations

Posted by Robert W. O’Brien October 12, 2017

Businesses and individuals can’t control the path of wildfires or the damage that they may cause, but you can take proactive steps to better protect your employees, operations, and finances.

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