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Planning and hosting an event opens the door for countless risk exposures that a company would normally not face in daily operations. When considering an event, planning, training and execution are essential steps in which risk management practices must be employed in order to minimize risk.
Event Safety - Planning for Success
Summary: Planning and hosting an event opens the door for countless risk exposures that a company would normally not face in daily operations. When considering an event, planning, training and execution are essential steps in which risk management practices must be employed in order to minimize risk.

 
Parking lots and the risks that they present may often be overlooked by businesses. Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of liability accidents and pose a considerable threat in parking lots.
Parking Lots and Walkways: Hazards Hiding in Plain Sight
Summary: Parking lots and the risks that they present may often be overlooked by businesses. Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of liability accidents and pose a considerable threat in parking lots.

 
When a business is planning a special event, either alone or in partnership with another entity, there are several considerations that should be considered.
Special Events
Summary: When a business is planning a special event, either alone or in partnership with another entity, there are several considerations that should be considered.

 
This webcast will identify some of the more significant liquor liability exposures by reviewing typical case histories and focusing on the contributing factors that led to these events. The focus will be on bar and restaurant service and special events service such as weddings, meetings, private parties and conventions.
Liquor Liability: Management Survival Guide
Summary: This webcast will identify some of the more significant liquor liability exposures by reviewing typical case histories and focusing on the contributing factors that led to these events. The focus will be on bar and restaurant service and special events service such as weddings, meetings, private parties and conventions.

 
This webcast identifies some of the more significant child care exposures and steps that can be taken by management to identify and address these exposures. It also discusses specific policy and procedural best practices that businesses can implement to help reduce or eliminate them. These best practices involve employee selection and training, sanitation and infection control, playroom and nursery equipment and inspection best practices, among others.
Risk Management Best Practices for Businesses with Child Care Exposures
Summary: This webcast identifies some of the more significant child care exposures and steps that can be taken by management to identify and address these exposures. It also discusses specific policy and procedural best practices that businesses can implement to help reduce or eliminate them. These best practices involve employee selection and training, sanitation and infection control, playroom and nursery equipment and inspection best practices, among others.

 
In recent months there have been numerous examples in the press of bullying in schools or the workplace, with the unfortunate results sometimes being fatal. How can schools and employers become more aware of these situations? How can they take steps to help prevent them from happening? How can these events be more effectively handled when they do happen? This webcast explores bullying behaviors and what administrators should know about the latest risks and trends of these behaviors.
Human Services - Bullying - Effective Training and Preventative Measures
Summary: In recent months there have been numerous examples in the press of bullying in schools or the workplace, with the unfortunate results sometimes being fatal. How can schools and employers become more aware of these situations? How can they take steps to help prevent them from happening? How can these events be more effectively handled when they do happen? This webcast explores bullying behaviors and what administrators should know about the latest risks and trends of these behaviors.

 
A carefully crafted and appropriately high tower of excess liability coverage remains the most effective way for companies to shield their assets and their shareholders against the potentially catastrophic financial impact of U.S. civil liability lawsuits. Obtaining catastrophic liability insurance can be especially challenging in volatile economic times. Learn more about what companies need to do to protect their assets and new innovative excess casualty coverage and service solutions to help them address this risk.
The Next Wave - Excess Casualty Markets Brace for 2010
Summary: A carefully crafted and appropriately high tower of excess liability coverage remains the most effective way for companies to shield their assets and their shareholders against the potentially catastrophic financial impact of U.S. civil liability lawsuits. Obtaining catastrophic liability insurance can be especially challenging in volatile economic times. Learn more about what companies need to do to protect their assets and new innovative excess casualty coverage and service solutions to help them address this risk.

 
A discussion about the various risks associated with construction and components of a well-structured project-specific P3 Insurance Program.
Public Private Partnership Series #4: Risk Management
Summary: A discussion about the various risks associated with construction and components of a well-structured project-specific P3 Insurance Program.

 
A discussion on engineering procurement construction projects (EPC), water projects, waste water renewal and replacement projects, and public private partnerships (PPP) in the global infrastructure sector.
Public Private Partnership Series #3: Implementation and Experience
Summary: A discussion on engineering procurement construction projects (EPC), water projects, waste water renewal and replacement projects, and public private partnerships (PPP) in the global infrastructure sector.

 
A discussion on the impact of the 2009 Stimulus package released by the Obama administration on the US Infrastructure.
Public Private Partnership Series #2: 2009 Stimulus Package
Summary: A discussion on the impact of the 2009 Stimulus package released by the Obama administration on the US Infrastructure.

 
There is a general consensus that America's infrastructure is in peril. Many of the nation's roadways are in significant disrepair, bridges and tunnels are crumbling, airports are aging, and many of the country's utility, water and power supply system's are inadequate for today's consumption needs. This podcast discusses the legislative funding and framework for repairing the nation's infrastructure.
Public Private Partnership Series #1: Legislative and Funding Framework
Summary: There is a general consensus that America's infrastructure is in peril. Many of the nation's roadways are in significant disrepair, bridges and tunnels are crumbling, airports are aging, and many of the country's utility, water and power supply system's are inadequate for today's consumption needs. This podcast discusses the legislative funding and framework for repairing the nation's infrastructure.

 
Please join us to learn about new developments in privatization and transportation in the U.S., as well as the condition of our transportation network and its relationship to economic activity.
Building Bridges: Supporting the Nation's Infrastructure
Summary: Please join us to learn about new developments in privatization and transportation in the U.S., as well as the condition of our transportation network and its relationship to economic activity.

 

A warning label is a notice attached to a product or found in the accompanying instruction booklet that informs the user of the potential dangers associated with normal usage of the product.
New Era of Global Product Warnings
Summary: A warning label is a notice attached to a product or found in the accompanying instruction booklet that informs the user of the potential dangers associated with normal usage of the product.

 
When a product liability claim is made against a company the company quickly becomes aware of the many areas where they are vulnerable to a plaintiff succeeding in obtaining a judgment against them.  Protecting a company from potential lawsuits should be a priority for all levels and departments, from design and engineering to sales and marketing.
Product Safety and Product Liability Prevention
Summary: When a product liability claim is made against a company the company quickly becomes aware of the many areas where they are vulnerable to a plaintiff succeeding in obtaining a judgment against them. Protecting a company from potential lawsuits should be a priority for all levels and departments, from design and engineering to sales and marketing.

 
With the ever-increasing reliance on outsourced and overseas suppliers, contaminated raw materials and defective components can have serious consequences when incorporated into finished goods.  This webcast examines available strategies such as: hazard analysis, contractual agreements, purchasing controls, and insurance to safeguard product integrity and strengthen the international supply chain.
Strengthening the Supply Chain's Weakest Link
Summary: With the ever-increasing reliance on outsourced and overseas suppliers, contaminated raw materials and defective components can have serious consequences when incorporated into finished goods. This webcast examines available strategies such as: hazard analysis, contractual agreements, purchasing controls, and insurance to safeguard product integrity and strengthen the international supply chain.

 
Since the time that it went into effect, <B>The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008</B> has undergone much discussion and interpretation regarding what is required and expected of product manufacturers. This webcast takes a fresh look at the Act.
Assessing Risk and Ensuring Compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
Summary: Since the time that it went into effect, The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 has undergone much discussion and interpretation regarding what is required and expected of product manufacturers. This webcast takes a fresh look at the Act.

 
Nanomaterial usage is growing exponentially, creating new products and new manufacturing methods. With new technology comes unknown and unfamiliar loss exposures. Nanotechnology industry experts describe ways LexNanoShield<sup>SM</sup> insureds can help avoid or mitigate exposures associated with using nanomaterials in product manufacturing.
Nanotechnology: New Technology, New Exposures
Summary: Nanomaterial usage is growing exponentially, creating new products and new manufacturing methods. With new technology comes unknown and unfamiliar loss exposures. Nanotechnology industry experts describe ways LexNanoShieldSM insureds can help avoid or mitigate exposures associated with using nanomaterials in product manufacturing.

 
The precautions have been taken to ensure the product is safe, but is the company prepared in the sudden event of a product recall? Is it in a position to alert end-users of new hazards or initiate a recall? Product recalls can be a devastating event for a manufacturer or distributor, not only from a financial standpoint, but a public relations perspective as well. But not initiating a recall when it should be done could not only result in fines and lawsuits, but it is also the leading cause of punitive damage awards in product liability lawsuits. This webcast will help viewers learn what companies can do to become <B><I>Recall Ready</I></B>.
Recall-Ready?
Post Sale Duties to Warn and Initiating Recalls
Summary: The precautions have been taken to ensure the product is safe, but is the company prepared in the sudden event of a product recall? Is it in a position to alert end-users of new hazards or initiate a recall? Product recalls can be a devastating event for a manufacturer or distributor, not only from a financial standpoint, but a public relations perspective as well. But not initiating a recall when it should be done could not only result in fines and lawsuits, but it is also the leading cause of punitive damage awards in product liability lawsuits. This webcast will help viewers learn what companies can do to become Recall Ready.

 
With manufacturers seeking to lower their cost of production, supply chains have gone global within the past few years. Parts and services for a single item are often sourced from multiple countries. With the decrease in costs this brings about, come increasing risks to the supply chain.
Where is the Weakest Link? Emerging Risks in Global Supply Chains
Summary: With manufacturers seeking to lower their cost of production, supply chains have gone global within the past few years. Parts and services for a single item are often sourced from multiple countries. With the decrease in costs this brings about, come increasing risks to the supply chain.

 

In the midst of a difficult wildfire season, the country was shocked by the tragic loss of 19 firefighters in central Arizona at the end of June.  On a more positive note, more homeowners, businesses, and communities are learning how to reduce their exposure to wildfires.
2013 Wildfires Update - Living Among Nature's Hottest Catastrophe
Summary: In the midst of a difficult wildfire season, the country was shocked by the tragic loss of 19 firefighters in central Arizona at the end of June. On a more positive note, more homeowners, businesses, and communities are learning how to reduce their exposure to wildfires.

 
The Atlantic Hurricane Season, which lasts from June 1 through November 30 each year, is underway.  Last year was an active one with 19 tropical storms, eight hurricanes, and one major
2013 Hurricane Preparedness Update
Summary: The Atlantic Hurricane Season, which lasts from June 1 through November 30 each year, is underway. Last year was an active one with 19 tropical storms, eight hurricanes, and one major "Superstorm" developing throughout the season. The signature event of 2012 was "Superstorm" Sandy, making landfall along the New Jersey coastline and creating significant storm surge flooding in northern New Jersey, metro New York and southern Long Island.

 
Fire protection systems are among the most important building subsystems. Removing these systems from service dramatically increases the chance of a facility suffering a severe fire loss.
Fire Protection Impairments
Summary: Fire protection systems are among the most important building subsystems. Removing these systems from service dramatically increases the chance of a facility suffering a severe fire loss.

 
One of the leading causes of property loss are fires relating to hot work operations. This webcast gives viewers new insight to help them better understand the risk, control the hazard, and properly manage hot work operations.
Hot Work
Summary: One of the leading causes of property loss are fires relating to hot work operations. This webcast gives viewers new insight to help them better understand the risk, control the hazard, and properly manage hot work operations.

 
This podcast addresses the increase in the number of disrupted terrorist attacks, the rise of home grown terrorism, and the continued threat of large scale attacks - and how terrorism continues to evolve and the political and economic impact for the foreseeable future.
Homeland Security Series #4: Evolving Terrorism
Summary: This podcast addresses the increase in the number of disrupted terrorist attacks, the rise of home grown terrorism, and the continued threat of large scale attacks - and how terrorism continues to evolve and the political and economic impact for the foreseeable future.

 
Over the past 25 years, continued aggregation of coastal property values and the ongoing assimilation of physical assets in highly vulnerable areas around the country have created increasing levels of volatility for the property and casualty industry. Normalizing the impact of historic U.S. wind and quake events in terms of population growth and wealth accumulation demonstrates the vulnerability of the industry's balance sheet to major catastrophic events. This webcast explores this topic in greater detail.
Winds Of Change - The Shifting Landscape of Catastrophic Risk
Summary: Over the past 25 years, continued aggregation of coastal property values and the ongoing assimilation of physical assets in highly vulnerable areas around the country have created increasing levels of volatility for the property and casualty industry. Normalizing the impact of historic U.S. wind and quake events in terms of population growth and wealth accumulation demonstrates the vulnerability of the industry's balance sheet to major catastrophic events. This webcast explores this topic in greater detail.

 
Almost a decade after the tragedy of 9-11, terrorist activity in the United States and abroad continues to warrant a high level of concern for national security experts. From disrupted terrorist plots to the attempt to blow up an aircraft bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009, the terrorist threat remains an issue.
Homeland Security Series #3: Risks Associated with Catastrophic WMD Terrorism Incidents
Summary: Almost a decade after the tragedy of 9-11, terrorist activity in the United States and abroad continues to warrant a high level of concern for national security experts. From disrupted terrorist plots to the attempt to blow up an aircraft bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009, the terrorist threat remains an issue.

 
Homeland Security Series - Installment II: Brian Jenkins, one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism and sophisticated crime, discusses terrorist groups.
Homeland Security Series #2: Al-Qaeda and the Threat of Terrorism in the United States.
Summary: Homeland Security Series - Installment II: Brian Jenkins, one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism and sophisticated crime, discusses terrorist groups.

 
Brian Finlay shares the Weapons of Mass Destruction Scorecard and his perspective on how the US Government is aligning resources to ensure safety at home and abroad.
Homeland Security Series #1: Government Resources and the WMD Scorecard
Summary: Brian Finlay shares the Weapons of Mass Destruction Scorecard and his perspective on how the US Government is aligning resources to ensure safety at home and abroad.

 

This webcast examines the last operation in Praesidium's Safety Equation: administrative practices. Richard Dangel, President and CEO of Praesidium discusses the seven steps to creating a culture of safety. This webcast is primarily focused towards program managers and senior officers.
How Leadership Can Create And Maintain A Culture of Safety
Summary: This webcast examines the last operation in Praesidium's Safety Equation: administrative practices. Richard Dangel, President and CEO of Praesidium discusses the seven steps to creating a culture of safety. This webcast is primarily focused towards program managers and senior officers.

 
Potential predators are attracted to activities involving children, and sports is no exception. Community-based, non-profit, and elite sports programs face the threat that someone could infiltrate their organization to prey on children or that an innocent coach could be falsely accused of harming a child. This webcast presents five essential practices that can help youth and coaches play it safe in their coaching activities.
Play it Safe: Protecting Young Athletes and Their Coaches
Summary: Potential predators are attracted to activities involving children, and sports is no exception. Community-based, non-profit, and elite sports programs face the threat that someone could infiltrate their organization to prey on children or that an innocent coach could be falsely accused of harming a child. This webcast presents five essential practices that can help youth and coaches play it safe in their coaching activities.

 
Communication to and from management is critical. This webcast defines the feedback loop within an organization, highlighting the purpose, levels and potential problems.
Staying in the Loop: The Role of Internal Feedback
Summary: Communication to and from management is critical. This webcast defines the feedback loop within an organization, highlighting the purpose, levels and potential problems.

 
This webcast addresses the task of responding to an abuse incident after an incident occurs as a key part of preventing abuse. This webcast analyzes the entire response system and the types of reports that require action.
The Role of Responses
Summary: This webcast addresses the task of responding to an abuse incident after an incident occurs as a key part of preventing abuse. This webcast analyzes the entire response system and the types of reports that require action.

 
This webcast breaks down the undervalued role of consumer participation in risk management. It clarifies who the consumer is, as well as demonstrates how they are just as important as the members of an organization. Through various case studies, it also explains how the process of monitoring and receiving feedback from the consumer may prevent abuse.
Consumer Participation in Risk Management
Summary: This webcast breaks down the undervalued role of consumer participation in risk management. It clarifies who the consumer is, as well as demonstrates how they are just as important as the members of an organization. Through various case studies, it also explains how the process of monitoring and receiving feedback from the consumer may prevent abuse.

 
Why supervise those who work or interact with an organization? Supervision is one of the most important functions in preventing sexual abuse in the workplace. Tune in to this discussion - which concentrates on the necessity and challenge of monitoring clients and staff - for helpful tools and best practices designed for management.
Supervision to Prevent Abuse
Summary: Why supervise those who work or interact with an organization? Supervision is one of the most important functions in preventing sexual abuse in the workplace. Tune in to this discussion - which concentrates on the necessity and challenge of monitoring clients and staff - for helpful tools and best practices designed for management.

 
Why is training an essential function of risk management? Who needs to be trained? What do they need to know and why? This webcast addresses these questions and explains how to implement an effective training program to help keep clients, staff, and the organization safe from abuse.
Train to Protect: Empowering Staff to Keep an Organization Safe
Summary: Why is training an essential function of risk management? Who needs to be trained? What do they need to know and why? This webcast addresses these questions and explains how to implement an effective training program to help keep clients, staff, and the organization safe from abuse.

 
An organization's first line of defense against abuse is appropriately screening and selecting individuals. This webcast identifies the fundamental ways to reduce the risk of offenders harming those within an organization, based on research and case review.
How Did He End Up Working Here?
Summary: An organization's first line of defense against abuse is appropriately screening and selecting individuals. This webcast identifies the fundamental ways to reduce the risk of offenders harming those within an organization, based on research and case review.

 
This webcast explores the latest risks and trends of abuse in organizations. Learn about how offenders use the Internet to abuse consumers and the growing risks of cyber bullying and sexting.
Consumers, Social Media and Sexual Abuse: What Organizations Should Know About the Latest Abuse Risks and Trends
Summary: This webcast explores the latest risks and trends of abuse in organizations. Learn about how offenders use the Internet to abuse consumers and the growing risks of cyber bullying and sexting.

 
Are policies being read by all members of an organization? More importantly, are they being followed? This is the first webcast in an eight part series outlining the development, implementation, and review process of effective policies to help ensure the safety of those involved in an organization.
Prevention through Policies for Safety
Summary: Are policies being read by all members of an organization? More importantly, are they being followed? This is the first webcast in an eight part series outlining the development, implementation, and review process of effective policies to help ensure the safety of those involved in an organization.

 

Understanding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement policy and new strategic plan can help manage and minimize the risks associated with employment practices that many organizations face.
Managing Employment Practice Liability Risks in 2013 - Understanding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Enforcement Priorities
Summary: Understanding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement policy and new strategic plan can help manage and minimize the risks associated with employment practices that many organizations face.

 
When entering into a contract, it is important that all aspects of the agreement are reviewed and completely understood. Not taking the necessary time to read over and comprehend a contract can lead to contractual risk in the future. Simply put, bad contracts can equal bad outcomes. This webcast reviews how the application of certain contract provisions can minimize or maximize contractual risks.
Contractual Liability
Summary: When entering into a contract, it is important that all aspects of the agreement are reviewed and completely understood. Not taking the necessary time to read over and comprehend a contract can lead to contractual risk in the future. Simply put, bad contracts can equal bad outcomes. This webcast reviews how the application of certain contract provisions can minimize or maximize contractual risks.

 
It is expected that the key developments in employment practices law will include focus on the EEOC and on new areas of geographic focus, novel litigation theories, and the American Disabilities Act (ADA).  This webcast touches upon key risk management strategies to employ, address, and anticipate the increased scrutiny of the EEOC focus.
Current Trends in Employment Practices Law
Summary: It is expected that the key developments in employment practices law will include focus on the EEOC and on new areas of geographic focus, novel litigation theories, and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). This webcast touches upon key risk management strategies to employ, address, and anticipate the increased scrutiny of the EEOC focus.

 
The webcast will cover the 'dos and don'ts' of responding to an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment; how to conduct a legally compliant and thorough workplace discrimination investigation; and how to manage privacy issues while conducting a workplace investigation.
Dealing with Suspected Wrong-Doing on the Job: Elements of an Effective and Lawful Investigation
Summary: The webcast will cover the 'dos and don'ts' of responding to an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment; how to conduct a legally compliant and thorough workplace discrimination investigation; and how to manage privacy issues while conducting a workplace investigation.

 
Social Media; i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn, YouTube. Social Media is rapidly becoming a part of everyday work and social life. This webcast explores the benefits and risks associated with the use of social media in the workplace.
Social Media in the Workplace: Issues and Exposures
Summary: Social Media; i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn, YouTube. Social Media is rapidly becoming a part of everyday work and social life. This webcast explores the benefits and risks associated with the use of social media in the workplace.

 
This webcast reviews how the ADA Amendments (ADAAA) has heightened the need for an organization to establish, document and follow an effective interactive process.
New ADA Regulations and the Effective Interactive Process
Summary: This webcast reviews how the ADA Amendments (ADAAA) has heightened the need for an organization to establish, document and follow an effective interactive process.

 
With the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) scrutiny on the use of background check information, employers face a quandary of how to protect their business and provide a safe work environment for their employees. In addition, many State laws regarding background checks are changing and employers are trying to respond with appropriate procedures.
Developments in Applicant and Employee Background Checking: Potential Pitfalls and Recommended Practices
Summary: With the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) scrutiny on the use of background check information, employers face a quandary of how to protect their business and provide a safe work environment for their employees. In addition, many State laws regarding background checks are changing and employers are trying to respond with appropriate procedures.

 
In 2010, the U.S. Government released more rigorous ADA regulations building on the 1991 standards. This webcast provides an overview of the changes in the 2010 regulations, compliance deadlines, and the penalties for failure to comply by the deadlines.
2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regulations
Summary: In 2010, the U.S. Government released more rigorous ADA regulations building on the 1991 standards. This webcast provides an overview of the changes in the 2010 regulations, compliance deadlines, and the penalties for failure to comply by the deadlines.

 
The laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Workers' Compensation are often confusing and intersect when dealing with sick, injured, and disabled employees. This webcast discusses these laws and how to approach personnel decision making in their context, as well as strategies employers can take to minimize potential discrimination and retaliation claims.
Dealing with Sick, Injured and Disabled Employees: Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of the ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Laws
Summary: The laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Workers' Compensation are often confusing and intersect when dealing with sick, injured, and disabled employees. This webcast discusses these laws and how to approach personnel decision making in their context, as well as strategies employers can take to minimize potential discrimination and retaliation claims.

 

Significant medical errors and adverse medical events not only impact the patient, but can have a significant emotional impact on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patient.  This presentation discusses the importance of having a program to support clinicians in these circumstances.
Developing Effective Organizational Support Structures for Providers after Events
Summary: Significant medical errors and adverse medical events not only impact the patient, but can have a significant emotional impact on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patient. This presentation discusses the importance of having a program to support clinicians in these circumstances.

 

Lexington's vast underwriting reach, coupled with the expertise and service provided by its in-house Casualty Claims group, establishes it as a market leader in general liability insurance.
Casualty Claims
Summary: Lexington's vast underwriting reach, coupled with the expertise and service provided by its in-house Casualty Claims group, establishes it as a market leader in general liability insurance.