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Transportation Safety Topics: The Fatal Four

Many collisions involving motor vehicles occur at intersections. Right-of-way violations include things such as failure to yield, failure to obey a traffic control device, improper and/or illegal turns and rolling through stop signs without stopping. Expect other drivers to violate both the law and safe driving procedures at intersections and be prepared to deal with them. The best advice is to STOP taking chances and YIELD the right-of-way.

Tag(s): Transportation;

Market Report: Marine Industry Update

In 2016, commercial throughput in U.S. ports and fleet growth have remained flat with single digit growth and offshore energy service companies have seen a dramatic slowdown, with many companies laying up vessels. The knock-on effect to marine insurance companies is that layup return premium erodes the overall premium base.

PEP Talk: Collision Preventability

We all recognize that the safe operation of your public entity’s vehicle fleet is an important component of a sound risk management program designed to reduce potential for pain and injury, financial expenses and reputational risk. Likewise, we suspect that one of the goals of your fleet safety program is to instill in your drivers an awareness of the actions of other motorists to avoid involvement in a vehicle collision.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Field to Fork Winter 2017

Welcome to the Winter edition of Field to Fork. This communication authored by various members of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Food & Agribusiness Practice and is designed to be a tool for sharing industry information, new regulations, Gallagher Food & Agribusiness products and much more.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;

Transportation Safety Topics: Winter Reminder

Here it comes again—for drivers the three certain things you can’t avoid are death, taxes and winter. Death and taxes are fairly unpredictable, but winter is very predictable and hasn’t changed a lot since driving started. Shorter periods of daylight that reduce visibility are certain. Periods of inclement weather, rain, snow, sleet, fog and ice all affect visibility and traction and can create some very challenging driving conditions.

Tag(s): Transportation Safety Topics; Transportation;

Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Reputational Risk

The 2016 Arthur J. Gallagher Think Tank for Higher Education Risk Management examined one of the more difficult risks to manage: reputation. Now seen as one of the key critical risks affecting organisations today, reputational risk is, by some measures, the master risk into which all other risks feed. Management of—or, perhaps more to the point, the failure to manage—reputational risk could have such a severe impact on an organisation as to make redundant all other forms of risk management.

Tag(s): Higher Education;

School Talk: Ownership of Risk

Lack of accountability is one of the challenges that can limit your ability to develop risk ownership within your culture. However, there is a simple and practical solution to reduce your total cost of risk and it is easily understood and doesn’t require any checklists or risk registers.

Tag(s): Public Sector;