The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 4,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year because they were injured while using extension cords. Injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The Gallagher PEP Talk: Safety Tips for Extension Cords newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid related injuries.
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Rotor wing fleet trends are an economic bellwether. Previously, regional demand for light to medium rotor wing aircraft was dominated by the Far East. Yet, there's recently been a subtle shift in demand to Latin America - showing steady growth in that previously underserved market. Several global rotor wing fleet forecasts show Latin America with the fastest growth. This Rotor Wing Fleet Report produced by Gallagher Aviation offers some insight into this market and the potential risk variables to be addressed.
The use of drone technology, also referred to as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is becoming increasingly popular and affordable. They can provide inexpensive options for research, site inspections, search and rescue operations and even crime scene investigations. Select public entities may operate drones upon receipt of a certificate of waiver or authorization (COA) from the FAA. This Gallagher whitepaper addresses some of the key challenges concerning drone technology particularly in the public sector.
Heat illnesses are preventable but - if left unchecked - can lead to death. At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. Without prevention, heat-related illnesses can occur and may result in serious health problems. The Gallagher School Talk - Heat Illness Prevention newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid heat-related illnesses.
Heat illnesses are preventable but - if left unchecked - can lead to death. At times, workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods. Without prevention, heat-related illnesses can occur and may result in serious health problems. The Gallagher PEP Talk - Heat Illness Prevention newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid heat-related illnesses.
IRS Notice 2013-54 has created a hectic environment for previously-acceptable employer reimbursement programs. While issues such as this are still being interpreted and resolved, we encourage you to educate yourself on the topic and how it impacts your institution via a Webinar produced by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. This recorded webinar will be available until December 31st, 2015.
Re-Release: As healthcare organizations become increasingly exposed to risks from data security breaches involving protected health information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII), it is important to understand the risks and their origin.
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Recently, risk managers around the country have been called into internal discussions regarding “relative humidity" (RH) requirements in a surgical setting or operating room (OR). There have been a number of questions and conflicting interpretations of standards concerning this topic. Many hospitals are following the “categorical waiver” which was granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in March 2012 - allowing for the reduction of RH from at least 35% to 20% with levels adjusted in various procedure and surgical scenarios. What should you be doing?
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