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At Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we try to learn everything we can about the industries we serve and the risks they may encounter. It’s a commitment that’s embedded in our corporate culture to expanding our expertise, continuing educational development and gathering topical updates to remain ahead of the curve.

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School Talk - Construction Safety

To prevent accidents and injuries, it takes proper planning, understanding how to do the job, determine what risks are present with the job task, communication with other workers and having the skills/talent to work with the tools/equipment in the performance of work. Listed below are the top 10 common workplace safety solutions that can keep you and coworkers free from accidents and life altering injuries.

Tag(s): Public Sector; Loss Control;

Risk Management Safety Insight: It’s the PIT’s!

There’s a good chance you work at a facility that uses a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT). OSHA defines a PIT as “any mobile power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.” Most people think of PITs as forklifts. Though forklifts come in many shapes and sizes, they are all regulated under OSHA’s PIT standard, 29 CFR § 1910.178. PITs also include manlifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts and motorized hand trucks. Though this article will often refer to forklifts, the requirements apply to all PITs. Earth moving and over the road haulage trucks are not included in the definition of PIT. Equipment that was designed to move earth but has been modified to accept forks are also not included.

Tag(s): risk management; Safety Insight; OSHA; Loss Control;

Advisor - Indemnification and Its Limits

Recently, a case was decided in Delaware Chancery Court that serves as a useful reminder of the practical limits of corporate indemnification and advancement. In Charney v. American Apparel, the founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney, sought advancement of fees under both the corporate charter and his employment agreement. The court held that he was not entitled to either.