Typhoons, European flooding and a host of other natural disasters plagued the world in 2013, but the U.S. was relatively unscathed. That makes 2013 one of the most benign catastrophe years in history. Despite the outcome, we're not out of the woods. This whitepaper offers some thoughts on looking ahead to potential issues and risks in 2014.
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Environmental liability is a legal obligation caused by the past or by the ongoing manufacture, use, release, or threatened release of a particular substance – or by activities that adversely affect the environment or human health. Every organization, especially aviation operators and service providers, may have some degree of exposure to it.
Colleges and universities rely heavily on technology to collaborate on projects, address financial and medical information, transmit grades, provide class schedules and conduct general awareness. A cyber breach for these organizations represents significant risk as well as damage to their reputations.
Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines the differences between market and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) pay increases. The culture in most public sector organizations provides employees annual pay increases for longevity and changes in the cost of living. (HR News magazine, 10/2013)
The risks and issues associated with sports-related concussions have reached a heightened level of public awareness―particularly for young athletes. It’s now understood that a concussion has the potential to result in short- and long-term changes in brain function or even death. Guidelines on identifying and treating this are critical.
The social media revolution has affected every industry, yet it poses unique challenges for the healthcare sector. Given the presence of social media in the workplace, this can make protecting patient information and other confidential data extremely difficult for healthcare providers.
While claims from Superstorm Sandy may still be open, the lingering effect on the property market has been negligible for most areas who did not suffer a loss. Sadly, some property and casualty brokers share a reputation similar to some real estate sponsors who just want the cash in the door, and fail to disclose the details on erroneous real estate information to the markets. If so, the unsuspecting customer can be left with little or no coverage.
The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Collaborative Risk Management examines the concept of using functional network structures and collaborative teams that are formed to manage enterprise-wide risks.
Tragedies can occur anywhere. School administration and personnel nationwide are focused on school safety and security policies and procedures. This includes after-hours religious education programs. Creating the most comprehensive emergency plan for your facility will best ensure safety for everyone.
Higher education student health issues have grown more complex and varied over the past two decades―with larger student populations, more international students and more modern-day emotional demands. This Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study examines the often concealed topic of student health, and its challenges and opportunities for improvements.