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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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Minute for Safety - Cold Stress

Working under cold conditions can lead to various injuries or health effects, which are collectively known as cold stress. Construction workers may experience cold stress when working outdoors on a cold day, in a refrigerated room, in an unheated building, in a cold water, rain or snow, or while handling cold objects or materials. Other workers who may be susceptible to cold stress include field workers, cold storage workers and workers who work with refrigerated or frozen foods.

Tag(s): Loss Control;

Minute for Safety - Emergency Showers

When your work tasks require the use of chemicals that are corrosive or severely irritating to the skin or which are toxic by skin absorption, you need an emergency shower available. The emergency shower should be within a 10 second walk (approximately 50 feet) from the chemical workstation. Keep the pathways clear. Prevent shock hazards by keeping electrical equipment and outlets away from the shower area. Test the shower monthly or according to manufacturer’s instructions weekly to ensure it activates.

Tag(s): Loss Control;

School Talk - Protecting Student Athletics: Concussions in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth, causing the brain to bounce around or twist inside the skull. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. The severity of the concussion is based on the symptoms displayed and the duration.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Property Market Update: Second Quarter 2015

August 29, 2015 marked the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina remains the largest ever windstorm loss and the costliest disaster in the history of the global insurance industry, causing between $45 and $60 billion in insured losses. Katrina changed how the insurance industry views and manages risk. Initial loss estimates were difficult to predict because of the scarcity of quality information. Catastrophe (CAT) modeling has now become routine and quality data drives better modeling results and thus terms and conditions. This Gallagher Property Marketing Update: First Quarter 2015 reviews how is all of this affecting the property market.

Tag(s): Real Estate; Property; Hospitality;

Minute for Safety - Electric Tools - Grounds for Concern

Each year workers suffer shock when handling electrical tools and equipment. To protect workers against the hazards of electricity, teach them the basic facts about the causes of shock and death. One of the big problems in understanding the dangers of electrical shock is the mistaken belief that only high voltages kill. It’s not the voltage that kills, but the amount of current that passes through the body. The condition and placement of the body has a lot to do with the chance of getting a shock.

Tag(s): Loss Control;

Insuring Your Reputation

An organization’s reputation takes years to build. But every company is only one disaster away from a temporary financial downfall or in some cases, permanent financial ruin. The risk of reputational harm is a common thread across every industry. This Whitepaper discusses some examples of companies that have experienced reputational harm.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services - September 14 - Weekly Market Update

Oil prices continue to fall as economic growth remains tepid and oil suppliers pump record amounts of crude. OPEC production hit a 7-year high recently, as the entrenched, lower-cost producers continue to oversupply and build inventory in an attempt to drive out new U.S. production. How far can prices fall, and how much will the U.S. energy industry suffer?

Tag(s): Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services;

Minute for Safety - Diesel Exhaust

The diesel engines in automobiles, buses and trucks produce exhaust from the combustion of diesel fuel. Diesel exhaust is made up of harmful chemicals including very small toxic particles and hazardous gases. Some of the hazardous gases in diesel exhaust (e.g., nitrogen oxides, benzene, sulfur dioxide and formaldehyde) have been found to possibly cause cancer.

Tag(s): Loss Control;