Driver Selection: A Critical Element in a Safe Driver Program
Summary: Many companies hire employees who drive vehicles on company business, which can create significant liability exposure for the company. Mistakes in judgment during the driver selection process can lead to vehicle accidents that cost employers thousands of dollars in physical damage, injuries, and litigation, as well as negative publicity. This LexCast discusses developing and implementing a proactive driver selection process to help identify potential problem drivers before they get the keys to a vehicle.
Distracted Drivers: Passengers
Summary: One of the leading causes of distracted driving is passengers. The goal of the webcast is to assist participants in identifying liability exposures from drivers distracted by passengers.
Cool Tools for Driver Supervision: Explore the New Technologies
Summary: What are the most effective ways to manage driver safety? This has always been a challenge. Learn how to go beyond road tests and checking MVR's to more proactive options with the new monitoring devices available. These tools can help understand how well drivers practice defensive driving! Join us to explore these new tools to help reduce accidents.
Distracted Drivers: The Dangerous Side of Technology
Summary: One of the most serious new threats to vehicle fleet operations is the issue of the distracted driver. These drivers include associates who drive cars, vans, buses and trucks on company business, and those who may be driving their own vehicles on company business. Studies have shown the distracted driver to be a major accident cause in many vehicle accidents, and that the potential problem may get even worse as new technologies increase even further. This webcast reviews these risk factors in greater details and provides ways to better manage and mitigate them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Hurricane Preparedness
Summary: This webcast focuses on the elements of a good hurricane emergency plan and the precautions to take before, during, and after a major windstorm event.
2015 Flood Planning and Mitigation
Summary: This webcast presentation discusses preparations that should be taken before, during, and after a flood event.
Preparing For Winter
Summary: Even though we have already experienced winter-like weather conditions, the official winter season is from December 22nd through March 20th each year.
Many cold weather losses occur in climates where below freezing conditions rarely take place. Damage to process equipment, buildings and fire protection systems are possible from severe winter conditions. Even in areas where cold weather conditions are taken into account for building and equipment design, precautions need to be made to ensure operations are maintained.
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.
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 #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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA)
Summary: This webcast focuses on the informational needs of underwriters and technical personnel from retail and wholesale surplus lines brokers and explores and explains basic issues such as determining an insured's
"home state", and whether an insured is an "Exempt Commercial Purchaser".