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School Talk: Controlling Electrical Hazards

Many workplace-related fatalities are due to electrocutions, including those involving contact with overhead power lines. The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has identified electrical wiring and electrical work hazards as part of the top 10 most cited violations. Are your safety practices and rules established properly?

Tag(s): Management Liability;

School Talk: ICE Program

If you should ever become incapacitated in case of an emergency, the emergency workers need a quick way to find out who they should contact. The ICE (In Case of an Emergency) program was launched as a free and easy way to help emergency workers help you. Learn more about this simple but critical program should an emergency medical situation for you.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

PEP Talk: Ice Machines

The majority of the consuming public does not realize that you can get very sick from contaminated ice. As we know, ice is “frozen water,” but just because it is frozen, that doesn’t mean it cannot contain harmful bacteria or viruses. Viruses also survive in ice cubes, so our foodborne illness leader, the noroviruses, can wreak havoc in the frozen crystals. This article features information on the safety of your ice machines; risks due to mishandling and contamination;and the rinse-wash-sanitize method to help reduce potential issues.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Public Sector;

School Talk - Ice Machines

The majority of the consuming public does not realize that you can get very sick from contaminated ice. As we know, ice is “frozen water,” but just because it is frozen, that doesn’t mean it cannot contain harmful bacteria or viruses. Viruses also survive in ice cubes, so our foodborne illness leader, the noroviruses, can wreak havoc in the frozen crystals. This article features information on the safety of your ice machines; risks due to mishandling and contamination;and the rinse-wash-sanitize method to help reduce potential issues.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

The New Hazard Communications GHS Label Requirements

The purpose of the OSHA standard was to communicate the risks in handling hazardous materials to employees who had to handle such materials. In 2009, OSHA revisited the standard to include the Global Harmonization System (GHS). The major changes to the standard are hazard classification, labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This webinar focuses on the changes in the labeling requirements of the revised Hazard Communication Standard. This program is for anyone who has not been trained on the new GHS labeling and handles hazardous materials.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Public Sector;

Are Quarter Barges Considered Vessels under Maritime Law?

Maritime law had long been steeped in precedent. However, recent rulings by the United States Supreme Court, and subsequently, lower courts, relating to the status of a quarter barge (many times used to house workers) as a vessel or other structure have flip-flopped over the past 20 years. This topic has continued to gain the interest of the marine industry - particularly as the court decisions continue to change. What qualifies as a vessel? This whitepaper addresses key considerations if you are evaluating a similar situation.

Tag(s): Marine; Transportation;

Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Studies - Bringing Great Minds Together to Help Reduce Campus Risk

Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank studies are published annually and include perspectives from leaders at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on a common topic. These individuals gather to brainstorm on topics that affects almost all higher education institutions. View the comprehensive list of all Gallagher Think Tank studies to date.

Tag(s): Higher Education;

Higher Education: Top 10 Steps to Comply with Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, (“OCR”), issued new guidance in 2011 and follow-up guidance in April 2014 which details a college’s responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to alleged acts of sexual violence against students in accordance with the requirements of Title IX. The compliance obligations are extensive and have caught many colleges and universities off-guard. These mandates are unfunded. To help institutions get started and think through how they will fulfill these requirements, this Gallagher Higher Education whitepaper offers 10 steps that should be part of any Title IX compliance program.

Tag(s): Higher Education;

Real Estate & Hospitality Market Update: Summer 2014

We are halfway through the 2014 hurricane season, have had eleven “named storms”, and the biggest threat thus far was focused on the Hawaiian Islands. If we keep up this pattern through November 1st, the catastrophe market will continue to soften for the balance of the year. Reinsurance rates continue to plunge, and this can only translate into better pricing and more capacity for the real estate and hospitality industry. Our report provides an overview of related topics including professional liability, cyber risk, TRIPRA, London real estate markets, workers compensation and more.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Real Estate; Hospitality;