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Hard Hat Bulletin - Paying Attention

Have you ever spent time with someone who was so absentminded or distracted that you wondered how they got through life every day? On the other hand, have you ever known someone who was so observant and attentive that they made you feel a little self-conscious? We all have been on both sides of this equation.

Tag(s): Construction;

School Talk: Internships under FLSA

Recent court rulings on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and advice from the Department of Labor (DOL), in response to a request from the American Bar Association (ABA), have a%ected the way that internships are managed by our company — and they may apply to your school, as well.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Healthcare News: April 19, 2017

In this issue, fraud and abuse enforcement in 2016; where to work if you are a physician; will 403(b) plans follow the litigation experience of 401(k) plans; the cost of preventable errors measured against Leapfrog ratings; and ransomware as a service.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

Transportation Safety Topics: Near Misses

You’re driving down the interstate; you have a bright sunny day, dry road and moderate to light traffic. There’s relaxing music on the radio, you’re actually a little ahead of schedule for a change and everything is right with the world. Suddenly, “from out of nowhere,” this red vehicle whips around you, hits the brakes and heads for the shoulder of the highway. You have to hit the brakes and steer around them to avoid a collision and they have just ruined your peaceful day. Question, is that the first time that or a similar event has ever happened to you? Probably not, and for certain it won’t be the last. That is what we call a NEAR MISS.

Tag(s): Transportation Safety Topics; Transportation;

PEP Talk: Internships under FLSA

Like many organizations, Gallagher employs student interns who are college students working through their summer break. Recent court rulings on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and advice from the Department of Labor (DOL), in response to a request from the American Bar Association (ABA), have affected the way that internships are managed by our company — and they may apply to your public sector operations, as well.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Lyme Disease

Lyme disease affects everyone differently. Some people get sick in about a week. The first sign may be a rash near the tick bite. Other people may not seem sick until months or years after a tick bite.

Tag(s): Construction;

Claims Advocate Helps Recover on an Initially Denied Claim

In the event of a claim, time is of the essence and the Gallagher Marine Claims Team can provide a rapid response service that is, first and foremost, focused on protecting the interests of our clients. Our claims teams are not separate functions of our business, but together a closely aligned and valued part of the broader offering. Claims team members are involved in the placing process, just as placing brokers are involved in claims recovery efforts. This ensures continuity and consistency of approach; it is the foundation upon which our solutions are constructed and affected. See attached case study for an example of how our claims team helped a client.

Tag(s): Marine; Claims Advocacy;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Hand Tool Safety - Heights

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, there were 263 fatalities from being struck by a falling object or equipment in the U.S., which accounted for 6 percent of all workplace fatalities. Dropped objects are a serious concern that can put a workforce at risk and result in lost productivity.

Tag(s): Construction;