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Hard Hat Bulletin: Compressed Gas Cylinders

What are the risks of compressed gas cylinders? Most cylinder gases have the ability to replace air/oxygen if the bottle leaks in a given confined space. If enough air/oxygen is displaced the atmosphere will become unbreathable, causing unconsciousness and possible death within minutes. This is one of the biggest hazards with bottled gases. This Gallagher Hard Hat Bulletin is part of a monthly series of materials to assist construction managers and other leaders in helping to improve safety measures among their staff and contractors. It includes a brief overview on a topic and a simple quiz that follows.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Transportation;

Transportation Safety: Be Aware - BEWARE!

Since we were young, we have been warned about staying alert to potentially dangerous situations. In regard to driving, one of the most dangerous circumstances we generally have to face is distracted driving. This refers to drivers not paying attention to the road conditions, other drivers and situations occurring around them. How could this impact truck drivers working long hours? And how can they better manage those risks? Click on the "View Newsletter" link below to view the full article.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Transportation;

Cyber Threats and Realities: Solutions for Real Estate and Hospitality

Cyber attacks have spread beyond the “usual suspects” of government, banks and retail targets. The unauthorized access of data and unknown breaches are now a growing and documented exposure for any real estate or hospitality owner/operator who has access to credit cards; utilizes computer operating systems for their assets; accepts and warehouses anyone’s personal information; or engages in social media.

Tag(s): Cyber Risk; Real Estate; Hospitality;

Recruiting & Retention Opportunities for the Energy Industry in a Changing Environment

As the generational gap increases, so does the demand for qualified talent, creating a hyper-competitive environment in the energy industry. A strategic plan specific to recruiting and retention is vital to the success of energy companies. In his whitepaper Recruiting & Retention Opportunities for the Energy Industry in a Changing Environment, author James Wright explores some solutions to the competitive environment created by this intellectual gap.

Tag(s): Health & Welfare; Energy;

Transportation Safety: Medical Exams and Certificate Changes

Recent changes to the rules regarding medical examination requirements for commercial vehicle drivers have made it necessary for the driver to continue to carry a copy of the medical examiners certificate (medical card) with them at all times when operating a commercial motor vehicle until January 30, 2015 The extension of this requirement will allow state licensing agencies to update and bring their programs into compliance with Federal standards. The next change will become effective May 21, 2014 and will require that all medical examiners be trained, tested and placed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. If the examiner you have been using is not registered, the medical exam and certificate will not be considered valid.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Transportation;

Medical Marijuana Laws Raise Concerns for the Hospitality Industry

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is becoming more prevalent throughout the U.S. While recreational use of marijuana is prohibited in most states, many states are passing legislation that permits its residents to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Confounding the issues, the use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and the state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana currently do not provide employees protection against discipline by employers for using the drug. This whitepaper references some of the legal aspects and precautions to take in order to prevent employee safety and guest concerns.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Hospitality;

Shipowners Take Note: The Impact of Federal Sanctions Imposed Against Russia

President Obama recently issued three Executive Orders (“E. O.”) in response to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. These E.O.s can impose sanctions on named officials of the Russian government, any individual or entity that operates in the Russian arms industry - and any designated individual or entity that acts on behalf of, or that provides material or other support to, any senior Russian government official. We recommend that shipowners (U.S. Persons) consider monitoring the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.

Tag(s): Multinational Client Services; Global Risk Management; International Risk Solutions; Marine;

Hard Hat Bulletin: Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. The body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided. This Gallagher Hard Hat Bulletin is part of a monthly series of materials to assist managers and other leaders in the construction industry with helping to improve safety measures among their staff and contractors. It includes a brief overview on a topic.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Construction;

Hard Hat Bulletin: Heat Stroke

Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. The body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided. This Gallagher Hard Hat Bulletin is part of a monthly series of materials to assist managers and other leaders in the construction industry with helping to improve safety measures among their staff and contractors. It includes a brief overview on a topic.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Construction;