Category Archives: Claim & Risk Control

Don’t Hire Your Next Bad Claim: Safety in the Workplace

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You can’t eliminate human error. You can’t eliminate accidents. But you can implement some key strategies to improve workplace safety. Continue reading →

Got Ergonomics? Your Aging Workers Want to Know

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Age is not an independent risk factor for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as strains, overexertion, rotator cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, etc.  Yet, older workers are more susceptible to MSDs because of decreased functional capacity, strength and flexibility.  … Continue reading →

Discipline an Employee for Breaking a Safety Rule? – The US Department of Labor May have Something to Say About That.

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It seems like a pretty simple concept: you break a safety rule (even if you are the injured party) and you can be disciplined. Many firms have used this process for years to enforce rules to keep their employees safe … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

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As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

Super Ad, Super Risk

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You've committed millions to the highest of high-profile commercials - but what if something goes wrong? Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

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Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they’re keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a … Continue reading →

When Success Backfires

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Every year, the John Lewis Christmas TV advert has become something of a national treasure in the UK. To such an extent, that whenever the new advert is released, there is a media frenzy, sales records are broken and many … Continue reading →

Best Practices for Approaching the F-word in Workers Comp (a.k.a. Fraud)

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Workers comp fraud is estimated to cost insurers/employers over $7.2 billion annually, large enough to rank among the Fortune 500 if it were a legitimate business. Whatever the  numbers, workers’ compensation fraud is not just a cost borne by insurers. … Continue reading →

Communicating Risk: “Safety Dance” Makes People Watch

Virgin America Safety Dance

We’ve all been there. The aisles of the plane are busy as you try to get to your seat while carrying your bag, your phone, your boarding card and all manner of other stuff. With so much going on, to … Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

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Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →