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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;

Employee Theft, Fraud and How Hotels Can Manage the Risks

The United States economy remains fragile after the worst economic period since the Great Depression. The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard, experiencing decreasing occupancy and steeply declining REVPAR. Staffing levels and staff hours reduced - and employees are being asked to forgo pay raises while their workloads are increasing. These factors are creating “the perfect storm”. Hotel employees are apprehensive and concerned about their job security. Their uncertainty, coupled with personal financial strains is resulting in the prevalence of numerous fraud triangles. This article details the most common liabilities with this issue for the hospitality industry and how to best address your risk exposure.

Tag(s): Hospitality; Loss Control;

Preventing an Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease, a type of pneumonia, is caused by the legionella bacterium. These bacteria are commonly found in natural environments such as lakes, streams, rivers and moist soil. Typically, the levels of the bacteria are low in natural settings and will not cause illness. More commonly, Legionnaires’ disease is contracted from bacteria found in man-made bodies of water and in potable water systems. Common locations for the presence and growth of the legionella bacteria include hotel plumbing systems, air conditioning units (cooling towers) and indoor fountains and hot tubs. For these reasons and more, it’s easily understandable as to why the hospitality industry is at high risk for Legionnaires. This article details exposure situations and how to help prevent them in hotels and resorts.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Hospitality;

Is Your Broker Hungry? Trucking Company Struggles with High Deductible Workers Compensation Renewal

Workers compensation issues are a challenge for nearly every business, but given the activities for trucking employees, the risk could be even higher. A large privately held trucking company was facing a difficult high deductible workers compensation renewal with their insurance broker of 15 years. Forty days before the renewal, the broker delivered a 15% rate increase to their workers compensation premium with no alternative options or additional discussion anticipated with the company to bind their coverage. Were there better options?

Tag(s): Transportation;

Right Team for the Task: Broadening Transportation Strategy with Independent Contractors

When a large privately held transportation company was forming an “asset light” division to utilize independent contractors - instead of company drivers, they needed a comprehensive insurance coverage program to minimize their risk exposure. However, during the due diligence process of developing this new strategy, the company shared some of their challenges with additional coverage and service issues they were having with their broker of 25 years. Was there an alternative that could effectively support their new operations while addressing their client service concerns?

Tag(s): Transportation;