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Apr. 25, 2013

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Top risks businesses fear today
Some risks you can insure against. If you've got a boat load of automobiles heading to the Port of Los Angeles, you can insure the loss of cargo. But what if you're a German nuclear power plant company or service provider, and a tsunami in Japan turns German legislators against you? How do you insure against that? You don't. Because you can't. Aon recently published their 124 page global risk survey. The takeaway: Sometimes it's better to lose a boat load of BMWs than watch customers are social media destroy your brand in seconds.
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Study: Concerns over patient safety a top concern for hospital leaders, risk managers
Insurance Journal
The lack of teamwork combined with a negative culture and poor communication in hospitals today presents a barrier when it comes to patient safety in the future, according to a new survey. The survey results revealed a tension between what hospital leaders perceive as their number one priority in 2013 — patient safety; and their number one threat — failing to maximize financial sustainability.
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Minimizing risk: Fake software highlights dangers to supply chain
Financial Times
It seems that even shrink-wrapped products on retailers' shelves may not be free from the risk of infection by malign forces. As Europe's horse meat in beef burgers scandal has shown, the complexity of supply chains can make it almost impossible to guarantee the integrity of a product assembled from many remote sources.
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Fatigue risk management guide for rapid renewal highway construction projects
Transportation Research Board
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program Reliability Project R03 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Fatigue Risk Management Guide for Rapid Renewal Highway Construction Projects designed to help in the development and implementation of fatigue risk management in rapid renewal highway construction environments. The guide includes organizational practices guidance, technical reference materials, fatigue training materials, and work scheduling aids and guidance.
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A guide to incident planning and leadership
Continuity Central
As a crisis manager, you are responsible for the safety and security of both your employees and your organization. And when an emergency strikes, you are expected to carry out your business continuity plan effectively while keeping the big picture in mind. While having a simple software tool to operationalize your continuity plan is paramount to a quick and efficient response, you need human energy to back it up.
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Terrorism risk, flood insurance and green building hot topics for risk managers
Insurance Journal
Renewal of the Terrorism and Risk Insurance Act was a much talked about topic at the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society conference this week, a four-day conference in Los Angeles, Calif., that includes panels focused on a variety of risk-based topics. "We are very concerned about the renewal of TRIA, which expires in 2014," said Carolyn Snow, board liaison to RIMS External Affairs Committee, who talked about the importance of not waiting until next year to renew the act to avoid potential coverage gaps.
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Sustainable employee engagement: Forget the office fun park, because happiness is not enough
Employee engagement has been the Holy Grail of people management over the past 10 years on the understanding that happy workers generate bigger profits, are less likely to resign or get sick and are more creative. But being blissed out at work is not enough.
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Strategic risk management has room to grow
Executives see risk management as a significant and desired role in an organization, but a study shows the role hasn't yet tapped into its full potential to grow enterprises and strengthen their bottom lines.

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How sound are your business continuity plans?
CFO Magazine
Mismanaging a potential risk exposure can cost your organization money as well as reduce your shareholder value. It can also leave your company unprepared to take advantage of business opportunities and limit growth and innovation.

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Risk management 101 — steps to minimize exposure
Auto Laundry News
A car wash owner or manager may wear many hats. One hat to not overlook wearing on a regular basis is the "Risk Manager" hat.

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Avoid a product recall: Quality control essentials
There are a lot of elements to consider when running a business, and staying on top of quality control for all of your products and supplies can sometime slip from the list. But a product recall can damage both your bottom line and your reputation.
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Strategies: How businesses can manage workers' comp costs
Denver Business Journal
As Colorado businesses deal with the reality of a third straight year of workers' compensation rate increases in the midst of a slow economic recovery, small-business owners seek effective ways to minimize risk and control costs. This year's 5.2 percent increase largely is driven by increases in lost wages and medical bills related to injuries suffered on the job. This rate increase can't be avoided. But businesses can manage their workers' compensation costs by following some basic principles.
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