Many workplace-related fatalities are due to electrocutions, including those involving contact with overhead power lines. The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has identified electrical wiring and electrical work hazards as part of the top 10 most cited violations. Are your safety practices and rules established properly?
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This is a study of the 2014 annual proxy statement disclosures for 200 of the top U.S. companies (based on revenue and market capitalization). The study is focused on trends in short- and long-term incentive design.
Worth the Risk? Highlights from the Chubb 2013 Private Company Risk Survey is a rather comprehensive report published by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. The findings in the report outline some of the vulnerabilities of private companies, exposures beyond general liability and much more.
Many people are reacting to a story about a professor, Steven Salaita, whose recent job offer from the University of Illinois was rescinded following his polarizing personal tweets about Israel. The situation has sparked protest and commentary on First Amendment rights and potential risks to universities. Reactions aside - and regardless of the outcome, how could this affect the university and its image?
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The December 2014 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news
Many people associate the risk of earthquakes with seismically-active areas such as California, Washington State, Nevada and Utah as well as areas in and around Yellowstone National Park. In actuality, the risk of earthquakes exists across a broad portion of the United States and Canada as well. This Earthquake Preparation list outlines some basic issues to consider when preparing for an earthquake and better recovering in the aftermath.
2014 has been a year of challenges, surprises and mixed signals that have caused more than one employer to veer off course. Preview this year’s final installment of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Pitfalls & Perils.
This Risk Assessment form was produced collaboratively with our partner, Agility Recovery. This disaster risk assessment checklist will guide you through identifying and rating these disaster risks while providing a guideline for preparation and recovery initiatives.
The holiday shortened trading week saw a slew of economic data releases and a major decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The news that really moved the needle was OPEC’s decision to keep output unchanged at 30 million barrels a day for the next six months, at which time the economic cartel will reevaluate based on how the market reacts to continued output growth, notably driven by the U.S. oil renaissance. Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
In 2014, shareholders of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation served its board of directors with a derivative lawsuit, that is, one purportedly brought in the name of the corporation. It alleged that the board had failed in its fiduciary duties of care and loyalty. The lawsuit further noted the corporation had committed corporate waste in relations to a number of data breaches which had occurred between 2008 and 2010. Did the board observe the formalities of corporate law?