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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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The Gallagher Public Sector practice has published A Discussion of FEMA Government Entities and Eligible Nonprofits whitepaper which addresses some of the nuances of FEMA and its response to a federally declared disaster. The intent of this whitepaper is to provide a summary framework outlining suggested actions prior to any event - and more.
Complex real estate transactions gone awry can produce lengthy litigation. Even low value situations can become protracted litigation with significant money spent on what seems like endless defense. Real estate errors and omissions (E & O) liability insurance can help protect the balance sheet of your real estate business on these types of costs. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls frequently created by insurance brokers who do not specialize in risk transfer products specifically for real estate firms. So what do you need to know?
Within the Marine industry, 2014 has revealed more challenges for some of the new fixed premium market facilities - in particular, those new entrants competing for market share. With the average owned property and insurance (P&I) rate at a five-year low, and with more facilities entering an already soft market, only time will tell as to how long some of these facilities will last. However, we currently do not see the Marine insurers market consolidating in the short to medium term. In fact, we see the market continuing to expand with average rates continuing to decrease. This Gallagher Marine P&I 2014 Commercial Market Review offers a recap of key industry issues.
Are you finding that your employees are experiencing more discomfort or having more sick days due to back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or similar injuries? It may be time to re-evaluate your work station layouts to help reduce some of these injuries while increasing productivity. View some of our suggestions.
2015 Updated - Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Infectious Disease Emergency Protocol for Colleges and Universities
Even in a modern world of advanced health care, it is distressingly easy to encounter infectious disease conditions that might present a college or university campus with challenges including recently reported U.S. cases of Ebola and measles. For these reasons among others, we felt it was time to update and re-release our 2006 Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Blueprint for Pandemic Flu with new information.
The issue of student-on-student sexual assault has swept through colleges like a tidal wave, and its impact is starting to be felt by independent schools. At least 90 colleges are currently under federal investigation for potential violations of Title IX, the law that regulates sexual assault at institutions receiving federal funds. Even though most independent schools are not subject to Title IX compliance, the law will likely establish a standard of care for all educational institutions. Is your school or your students prepared?
Purchasing procedures for public entities and schools are designed to meet statutory requirements for a fair and consistent process. The purpose of a Request for Proposal (RFP) is for the good of the public entity and to demonstrate that an entity’s risk financing arrangements are being made through reputable insurers. This whitepaper offers examples of mistakes you can avoid in the RFP process.