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School Talk - Active Shooter

Active shooter incidents in the United States continue to rise in frequency. A recent study by the FBI of active shooter incidents looked at two 7-year periods, spanning 2000 to 2013. "at study found that between 2000 and 2006, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually, but between 2007 and 2013 that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

First Quarter 2017 Real Estate and Hospitality Market Update

Professional Liability is becoming more complicated by the day and it’s not just the owners/managers who are concerned, but also many attorneys and generic insurance agents don’t understand the exposures and the options. Given the personal nature of the liability for the owner/manager, we cannot stress enough the importance of working with a specialist.

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

Healthcare News: June 1, 2017

In this issue, SNIF staffing issues; nonprofit hospital finances; arbitration agreements in nursing homes; growing concern (and urgency) about medical device cybersecurity; and the OCR continues to set new records for its settlements.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

Healthcare Monthly Minute: May 2017

According to a Mayo Clinic study published April 4, 2017, nearly 90 percent of patients who came for a second opinion left with a different or adjusted final diagnosis. In addition, patient safety researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that diagnostic errors account for the majority of medical malpractice lawsuits, the most severe patient harm and have the highest indemnity.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

School Talk - An Introduction to FEMA

Gallagher Public Sector (GPS) has just released a new white paper "An Introduction to FEMA for Government Entities" and Eligible Nonprofits that explains the “ins and outs” of working with FEMA. It is specifically written to address the needs of governmental entities and eligible nonprofits.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Excessive Speed on Ramps and Curves

One of the driving errors that leads to serious crashes is excessive speed on entrance and exit ramps/curves. With the improvement in highway design and with most of the professional driver’s time being spent on limited access or interstate-type highways we can get lulled into a false sense of security thinking we don’t have a lot to worry about on these roads.

Tag(s): Transportation; Transportation Safety Topics;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Understanding Arc Flash

Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.

Tag(s): Construction;