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Winter Driving

For those of us that were in the Boy Scouts remember their motto, “Be Prepared.” It doesn’t seem possible but it’s the time of year that we all dread in the trucking industry. Regardless what part of the country you live in, winter brings changes to the way we do our job.

Tag(s): Transportation; Loss Control;

PEP Talk - Construction Safety for Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts are necessary pieces of equipment used in construction and maintenance work. Aerial lifts have replaced the use of ladders and scaffolds due their mobility and improve safety. An aerial lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including: extendable boom platforms, aerial ladders, articulating (jointed) boom platforms, vertical towers and any combination of the above.

Tag(s): Construction;

Nonprofit Beat - November 2015

Gallagher’s Nonprofit Beat is a new way for us as a global practice serving more than 24,000 nonprofits around the world to bring the many resources available to your attention. Inside this newsletter: Managing Social Media Risks, Top Legal Risks facing Nonprofits, Risk Management Lessons and Trends & Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

Tag(s): Religious & Nonprofit;

Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management

As higher education institutions continue to embrace an enterprise approach to both risk and compliance, a practical and lasting model is needed to assure that a program will stand the test of time. Using the ISO standards and embracing a Centralized Oversight-Decentralized Implementation structure will greatly increase the likelihood of success. This model puts risk and compliance “ownership” in the hands of subject matter experts throughout the organization, while embedding the oversight and management of the program within the overall governance structure of the institution.

Starting Campfires

There is a tried and true method to starting campfires that protects the camper and the surrounding area. There are three basic ingredients for starting a campfire; tinder, kindling and heavier logs.

Supply Chain Contamination - Fall/October 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued its final Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This final rule will require FDA-regulated food facilities to re-examine their food safety programs, in particular their product recall plans, in a push to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Effectively, food facilities must comply with these new requirements in the next 12-24 months, although it is expected that many companies will begin to implement the necessary revisions to their programs in advance of the enforcement dates.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;

Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule Update

After several delays and missed deadlines, and an unprecedented level of public comment and outreach by FDA to industry, several significant rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now being finalized and issued. In mid-September 2015, the FDA published the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule, which provides baseline Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for producing safe animal food and which take into account the unique aspects of the animal feed industry, providing flexibility for the diversity of facilities in this space. The rule also requires such animal feed facilities to implement a written food safety system.

Tag(s): Food & Agribusiness;