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Safety, risk management groups have concerns about OSHA's proposed reporting rule
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The American Society of Safety Engineers and RIMS, the Risk Management Society, are urging OSHA to withdraw its electronic reporting proposed rule, while the American Industrial Hygiene Association stops short of asking the agency to withdraw the proposed rule but does indicate it has concerns about the rule. The rule would amend OSHA's current recordkeeping regulations to require the nation's 38,000 establishments with more than 250 employees (and that already are required to keep records) to electronically submit the records on a quarterly basis to OSHA.
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Mindfulness in managing risk
By Dr. David Hillson
Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern religion. It is also used therapeutically to treat a variety of psychological conditions, as well as in coaching to encourage excellence in healthy people. Used properly, mindfulness can also make our risk management more effective. Being mindful means bringing your complete attention to your current experience on a moment-to-moment basis, being aware of everything in your surroundings, acknowledging what is there and accepting it as valid. So how can this help us to manage risk better?
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Disaster recovery and resilient cities
Rappler
Now more than ever, livable cities must mean resilient cities. The devastation that rocked the Visayas in the latter part of 2013 following the Bohol earthquake and super typhoon Yolanda shows the need for systems and infrastructure that can withstand nature's growing wrath. On March 11, the Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute held the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative forum with rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, Indonesian Senior Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto and former Christchurch, New Zealand mayor Bob Parker. Together they discussed the measures needed to ensure urban living spaces don't fall apart under the onslaught of floods, tremors and heavy rains. The PCSI drew from the experiences of Pacific Rim cities, zeroing in on sustainability in the face of disasters.
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Budget cuts to food safety 'could risk lives'
The Telegraph
Reductions in trading standards officers and public health laboratories could have a dire effect on the safety of the food supply, according to a leading expert. Professor Chris Elliott, who is heading the independent review ordered by the U.K.'s government into last year's horsemeat scandal, said the "integrity of the food supply chain" was endangered by budget cuts. The academic, who heads the Institute for Global Food Security in Belfast, issued the warning as a Channel 4 Dispatches program revealed the Trading Standards Service is facing a 40 percent cut in funding.
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What the US economy really needs to recover
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A recent uptick in employee earnings has some experts saying the economic recovery, during which income gains have gone almost entirely to affluent Americans, is beginning to trickle down. Such a rise is critical not only to lifting economic growth in the short term, but sustaining the robust consumer spending that the U.S. economy needs to thrive. No need to rush out and buy an umbrella just yet. The Commerce Department reported that average income rose 0.3 percent in January after being flat the prior month. Government economists also said that if it hadn't been for the expiration of jobless benefits for more than 1 million unemployed people at the end of December, the jump would have been even greater.
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A no-revenue, high-risk tech bet rivaling social
CNBC
Quick quiz: What technology niche is currently attracting a ton of IPO buzz for companies that don't generate a cent of revenue? If you answered social media, you're wrong. The pace of biotechnology companies going public without any revenue to speak of has been even more torrid than social media IPO offerings. Pre-revenue biotechs are a risky bet, but investors appear to be going on the hope of further big wins in the market. Though the chances of bringing a drug to market is relatively low, a drug that does make it to market stands a very good chance of making big money.
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Business continuity 101: How to get back to business
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Despite their best efforts to achieve "five nines" availability, businesses remain vulnerable to a variety of threats, including issues with electrical power systems. Data centers rely on a continuous supply of clean electricity and anything from a subtle power system design flaw to a failure in the electrical grid can bring down even the most modern and sophisticated data center. Fortunately, organizations can significantly reduce their exposure to power-related downtime by adopting proven changes to their business processes and electrical power system management practices.
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Dr. Seuss' guide to Twitter for busy executives
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There's a lot of busy executives who in the back of their minds know they should be active on social media but haven't yet taken the time to learn about it. There's a stumbling block too – it's sociological or perhaps psychological – and it centers on the idea they'd have to ask for help, which means admitting there's something they don't know.

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Is the cloud the next stop for enterprise risk management?
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Could enterprise risk management become a common cloud-based service at most government agencies? It's an idea being explored by other industries, especially within the financial management and manufacturing sectors. There's a good chance that the idea could take root in the public sector too.

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What risk managers look for in a broker
PropertyCasualty360
In the realm of relationships, the bond between risk managers and their insurance brokers is right up there with that of patient/doctor or lawyer/client. Many of these relationships last as long — or longer — than the average marriage, and the good ones are built on many of the same elements: Trust, growth, reciprocity and good communication.

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Aon CFO: Risk and reinvention
The Wall Street Journal
Aon has completely shifted its business model and its nationality. The firm sold its insurance underwriting business and acquired two companies that turned Aon into a risk-management and human resources consulting giant. In 2012, it moved its headquarters to London from Chicago. That strategic shift has also changed the focus of Aon's chief financial officer, Christa Davies. Aon's business kicks off more than $1.5 billion in free cash flow a year. She says her mission is to get the best rate of return on that money.
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Firefighters, emergency responders worldwide collaborate to improve risk management for wildfires
EHS Today
Wildland fire risk to people and property continues to be a growing international problem – threatening lives and property over large areas – and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, representing the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide, and the National Fire Protection Association, a recognized leader on fire and life safety, have announced a formalized relationship with the United Kingdom's Chief Fire Officers Association to address risk management and wildland fire education.
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