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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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Evacuation Disaster Preparation

Like families, businesses should have plans in place in the event an evacuation is required while your employees are at work. Develop a plan for an emergency evacuation, and share it with your employees. Help them create a "Go Bag" and identify what to take with them or to leave behind with enough supplies for up to 72 hours of disorder due to disaster. This checklist offers recommendations for some essential items. Time wasted collecting items before evacuating could be a serious, even deadly mistake.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

Power and Generator Emergency Resources Checklist

Approximately 70% of businesses in the U.S. will lose power sometime in the next 12 months. Since every organization has different power support needs, it is imperative to understand your risk as well as your building’s power and backup requirements. The following checklist highlights some of the steps that should be taken in order to effectively plan and recover from a power outage.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

Social Media and Disaster Communications Checklist

When disaster strikes, your employees and customers are looking to you for real time answers. Social media is a great way to communicate your message quickly. But when it comes to using social media to communicate important information, what does a good strategy look like? The following document can be a good first step towards helping your organization develop an effective social media and disaster communication strategy.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

PEP Talk: Controlling Electrical Hazards

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?

Tag(s): Public Sector;

School Talk: Controlling Electrical Hazards

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?

Tag(s): Management Liability;

Public Universities Face New Frontier of First Amendment Challenges

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?

Tag(s): Higher Education; Management Liability;

Earthquake Preparedness Checklist

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.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;