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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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PEP Talk: Pokémon GO… Away?

A new craze among the young generations is the new mobile app known as Pokémon GO. Right now it is creating a tremendous wave of excitement. We suspect many of you have heard of or actually witnessed individuals out-and-about on your properties partaking in the challenges of Pokémon GO. We suspect, as a result, you may have already had to respond to issues of safety, security, privacy, and possibly even trespass.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Risk Management Safety Insight: Successfully Defending an OSHA Fatality Citation

Workplace accidents can occur no matter how many precautions are taken to avoid them. Even employers who provide their employees with the safest possible place of employment must still, on occasion, deal with the unfortunate and sometimes tragic reality of workplace accidents. The tumultuous post-accident period frequently is complicated by the presence of an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer conducting a post-accident workplace inspection. OSHA often appears compelled to cite employers for workplace accidents involving a fatality, and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission often has been reluctant to vacate such citations. However, if employers have taken all of the necessary steps to protect their employees, holding employers responsible for the isolated and unpreventable acts of an employee is inappropriate since this is not a “strict liability” law based upon the occurrence of an accident.

Tag(s): Loss Control;

School Talk - Pokémon GO… Away?

A new craze among the young generations is the new mobile app known as Pokémon GO. Right now it is creating a tremendous wave of excitement. We suspect many of you have heard of or actually witnessed individuals out-and-about on your properties partaking in the challenges of Pokémon GO. We suspect, as a result, you may have already had to respond to issues of safety, security, privacy, and possibly even trespass.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Transportation Safety Topics: “The Fatal Four”—Tailgating and Rear-End Collisions

Tailgating and rear-end collisions are one of the most serious collisions from a fatality and injury standpoint. These accidents account for only 9% of all collisions but they account for over 20% of all money paid in claims. Proper following distance is extremely important. Follow the seven-second rule and maintain a safe following distance. Be constantly alert to changing road and traffic conditions and adjust your driving immediately to the changes. Eliminate all distractions and focus on the area in front of your vehicle while scanning as far ahead as possible. Watch for the non-professionals who are always in a hurry and are willing to take unnecessary risks.

Tag(s): Transportation;

Market Update: Third Quarter 2016 Real Estate and Hospitality

Cyber espionage, Zika, hurricanes and catastrophic wild fires and flooding throughout the world have made insurers and reinsurers more tentative, resulting in a slowdown of the double-digit price cutting trend that insurance buyers have enjoyed for the past eight quarters. At the mid-year point, property rates for most asset classes with decent loss histories were still falling but recent reinsurance renewals and new directives to “not chase down rates” from some of the biggest names in underwriting point to a leveling out in premiums.

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