Building a Rock-Solid Risk Control Plan

Posted by Ariel Jenkins on August 9, 2017 at 11:12 AM

You are now assigned safety and risk management duties for your organization. Now what? Where do you start? Fundamentally, the past is one of the best indicators of the future. Therefore, it is best to get a snapshot of what the lack of safety and ineffective risk management has produced in the form of losses or claims. For risk control plan building purposes, it is recommended to review and analyze claims data from a minimum of 48 months from the most current data. In this context, analyze means to determine which categories of claims are the most frequent and/or severe.

Disaster Management: Planning for Disasters

Posted by Dan Hurley on March 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM

We all know that disasters can come in all sizes and levels of severity, and each may be unique depending on your entity's location and function. While in a public school district, one of our most serious disasters involved a nor’easter over a veteran's day weekend. The storm ripped off a large portion of the school's northwest roof saturating and exposing several classrooms, and indirectly flooding all rooms on both floors. In another event on a much smaller scale, an incompatible metal plug in a middle school's boiler room on a pressurized line, released water over a three-day weekend.