Risk Management

September 8, 2020

How to Support Employee Behavioral Health During the Pandemic

Fear, worry and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, or when faced with uncertainty. Understandably so, it is normal that people are experiencing worry or stress during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of daily life. Americans are increasingly suffering from behavioral health issues during the pandemic,...

September 3, 2020

Nonprofit Clients Face Unique Risk Exposures

Many nonprofit organization leaders are under the impression that they can’t afford the range of insurance coverages needed to adequately provide protection against their unique risk exposures. In reality, the absence of these protections may place the organization in jeopardy and be far more costly in the long run. While nonprofits need the basic coverages...

August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Raises New Risks, Coverage Needs for Security Firms

The COVID-19 pandemic spread uncertainty through businesses in every industry. Fortunately, the security industry adapted early with swift, decisive and flexible responses that allowed them to safely take on new responsibilities while also protecting front-line security officers. However, as the pandemic continues, changing work environments have raised new risk exposures and coverage questions for security firms and...

August 25, 2020

Clarification to the Provision of Face Coverings

While CDC does not consider COVID-19 masks to be PPE, the California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA are advising employers to provide face coverings to workers or reimburse workers for reasonable cost of obtaining them. This advisory was noted in their July 29 Guidance for Construction, and the specific language is on page 3. The Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan has...

August 20, 2020

A Brief Guide to Risk Management in Construction Projects

In order to mitigate the risks associated with construction, it is essential to assess the risk accurately and have a control mechanism in place once the threat has been identified. Being able to manage risks effectively will lead you to higher profits and good relationships with the clients. For contractors, the most significant risk is...

August 14, 2020

How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

There’s little doubt that technology has changed the construction industry for the better. Aside from more efficient operations, tech innovation in construction has paved the way for growth and gaining a competitive edge. Schools like Capitol Technology University has taught would-be workers in the field how to maximize the use of technology to advance their careers in...

August 11, 2020

10 Ways Property Managers Can Make Social Distancing At Work Safer

While we don’t know what the post-pandemic future holds (or even when it will arrive), we know that social distancing at work is here to stay as long as the coronavirus and COVID-19 are with us. Some property management offices can let their staff work remotely, which is often the safest option and may be...

August 6, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Order Permanently Expanding Telehealth Benefits

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order aimed to improve telemedicine and rural health care access. The order expands telehealth benefits for Medicare recipients past the public health emergency (PHE) declaration for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, particularly addressing health care access in rural communities. Previously, Trump had expanded Medicare telehealth coverage, which offered expanded...

August 5, 2020

Testing Strategy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case Is Identified

Workers in critical infrastructure sectors may be permitted to work if asymptomatic after potential exposure to a confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), provided that worker infection prevention recommendations and controls are implemented. Outbreaks of illness among workers in food-producing facilities and surrounding communities have raised unique questions that identified the need for testing for COVID-19 to supplement...

July 31, 2020

Here is What’s in the Senate GOP $1 Trillion ‘HEALS Act’ Package

HERE IS WHAT’S IN THE SENATE GOP $1 TRILLION ‘HEALS ACT’ PACKAGE WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Monday announced an approximately $1 trillion stimulus package that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said probably will represent lawmakers’ last major legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Republicans’ legislation, titled the “HEALS Act,” is expected to...