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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.

Hurricane Prep: 3 Key Lessons from 2017 and 2018

Posted by Renata Elias June 24, 2019

With “near-normal” activity forecast for the 2019 season, businesses are planning for the potential effects of hurricanes and tropical storms in the next few months. As they do so, it's important to incorporate some key lessons from the last two years.

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Related to: Hurricanes and Storms

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Influenza Season

Posted by Renata Elias October 01, 2018

Organizations should consider taking these five actions to protect their employees and business.

 

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Related to: Pandemic

Recovering from Lane: 5 Steps to Ensure Business Continuity

Posted by Renata Elias August 25, 2018

As the state begins its recovery, businesses should take a close look at their existing corporate-level crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity plans, making sure these are best positioned to help their workforce and business during and after this crisis.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Up Your Crisis Management Game with Tabletop Exercises

Posted by Renata Elias 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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3 Ways to Improve Your Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Capabilities

Posted by Renata Elias October 09, 2017

Active shooter events and other forms of violence can strike anywhere and any time, and unfortunately they often arise without warning. Businesses cannot fully eliminate these threats, but you can take action now that may reduce the risk to your organization, better protect its people, and hasten its recovery.

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7 Business Continuity Action Areas Following Harvey

Posted by Renata Elias August 30, 2017

The damage associated with Harvey is a reminder of the importance of developing, maintaining, and exercising corporate-level crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity plans.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Civil Unrest Risks

Posted by Renata Elias August 23, 2017

Thorough and well-tested crisis management, crisis communications, emergency response, and business continuity plans and appropriate insurance coverage can help your organization respond in a crisis, protect your people and assets, and more quickly return to normal operations.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Resiliency Plans Following Violent Acts Should Include Humanitarian Support

Posted by Renata Elias September 23, 2016

Recent events are a grim reminder of the need for resiliency programs and crisis management plans.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

NOAA Forecast 2016: Might it Be Time to Dust Off Your CAT Plan?

Posted by Renata Elias May 31, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts 10 to 16 tropical storms for 2016 hurricane season.

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Hiring and Firing Practices Can Help Protect Employees From Workplace Violence

Posted by Renata Elias May 06, 2016

Don’t wait for new OSHA standards; steps you take today can help protect your people and your business.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting