Risk Management

July 13, 2021

How Transportation Could Be Safer, Cleaner and Cost Efficient by 2050

A Cornell University-led research team has calculated that by the year 2050, vehicle electrification, driverless cars and ride sharing could prevent 5,500 premature deaths and save $58 billion annually, while simultaneously slashing U.S. petroleum consumption by 50% and carbon dioxide emissions by 75%. The researchers projected vehicle stocks, distance traveled, energy usage and carbon dioxide...

July 8, 2021

Five Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Cybersecurity

Nonprofit (or not-for-profit) organizations operate by paying employees a fair wage but utilize donations, volunteer work and government support to fulfill their mission. In many cases, they have slim budgets and little funding for the cybersecurity solutions that many businesses take for granted.   Since nonprofits might not have the funding to implement the latest cybersecurity defensive...

July 7, 2021

Managing Re-entry Anxiety Related To The COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming much more widely available across the country, the topic of returning to in-person work, school and other activities is being discussed constantly. The reopening of the country, though, comes with some uncertainties and may lead to feelings of re-entry anxiety. What Is Re-entry Anxiety? Re-entry anxiety is an overall uneasiness...

June 30, 2021

5 Human Resource Challenges Facing Small Businesses Today

Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to effective HR management. So, if you are an entrepreneur who plans to hire employees, do yourself a favor. Consider these five HR challenges in making sure you are compliant in all aspects of your business. 1. Staying up to date on all current laws and regulations The legal landscape...

June 28, 2021

Preventing Theft at the Construction Site

Job site theft has become a rising concern for construction employers across the country—resulting in the loss of valuable equipment and materials. In fact, the latest research revealed that such theft currently accounts for an estimated $1 billion in annual costs throughout the construction sector. What’s more, overall losses related to construction site theft have...

June 25, 2021

7 Key Trends Affecting 2021’s Hard Insurance Market

Around the one-year mark since the start of the pandemic, markets began to experience the lasting effects of the challenges presented to them in 2020. While I’m hopeful that there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we’ll likely see hardening market conditions persist throughout 2021. Below, I explore in-depth some of the...

June 21, 2021

8 Policies to Review Before Returning to Work

Returning to in-person work is a top priority for many workplaces. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lessens, employers are eager to get employees back in their buildings. But that comes with a series of complications. The most significant complication is the fact that every workplace decision in the immediate future will be viewed...

June 17, 2021

How to Evacuate a High-Rise Building

When asked, most people would say that they should “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes caught fire. There are a few other basic rules most people know to follow, such as crawling on the ground because smoke rises. But many residents of apartment buildings are fuzzy on the details when it comes to emergency...

June 14, 2021

Work Zone Safety for CMV Drivers

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have a lot to consider when it comes to operating their vehicles safely. This is especially true during various seasons throughout the year—such as road construction season, which generally takes place from June through November. After all, road construction can create numerous hazards for CMV drivers, seeing as they must...

June 9, 2021

How to Engineer and Maintain Safe Electrical Work Practices

Between OSHA, NFPA, and a slew of other acronyms representing agencies and organizations focused on safety, there are numerous guidelines and policies in place that direct operations for business. The concept “culture of safety” is always pushed by companies and thought leaders alike, but it sits as an incomplete solution because it relies on people....