Navigating Public Entity Risk Management Challenges

Public entity risk professionals face unique challenges that most recently include issues with law enforcement liability and a variety of workers’ compensation presumptions. This RIMS 2021 session discussed investigated these various challenges and offered approaches to managing those issues. Speakers included: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National Barry Scott, Risk Manager, […]

The Evolving Portfolio of Risk in Higher Education

Between the shift to remote learning and mitigating the risks of COVID-19, higher education has had a tumultuous year. And with new risks emerging almost too regularly, retentions and limits are increasing, making obtaining coverage a challenge. In this session at RIMS 2021, four higher education risk management specialists covered the dominant risks shaping coverage for […]

Navigating the Challenging World of Emerging Risk

Identifying emerging risks and their potential impact is critical to any organization’s ability to achieve business objectives and longer-term strategy. This session at RIMS 2021 investigated various practices in recognizing and assessing emerging risks. Speakers included: Jana Utter, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Centene Corporation Lorie Graham, Chief Risk Officer, American Agricultural Insurance Company Suzanne […]

Ergonomics: The Impact of Working From Home

Ergonomics concepts can be traced back to WWII when it was first used to assist pilots—minimizing fatigue, reducing error and keeping pilots flying longer. Shifting to today, we’re dealing with the health effects from computer overuse while working from home and injuries from handheld devices, like “texter’s neck” and “gamer’s thumb.” In this session at […]

Pathway to the Boardroom: Advancing Risk Professionals

Now more than ever, because of the current global pandemic and the myriad of risks in today’s global business and economic climate, organizations must recognize the benefits of having a risk professional seated on a board. This RIMS 2021 session explored why a risk professional may want to serve on a board and the pathway […]

Implementing the Risk Process

Implementing the appropriate risk process starts with building a foundation that meets your organization’s objectives, but consistent maintenance of your risk policy can help define the value and significance of your strategy. In this session at RIMS 2021, Joseph Mayo, President of J.W. Mayo Consulting LLC, reveals how to implement a risk management process, along […]

Staying Ahead of Safety Trends, Protocols and Preparation

Due to COVID-19, safety trends and protocols are rapidly changing every day. This session at RIMS 2021 cited several considerations that organizations should have on their radar as employees begin to return to workplaces across the nation. Speakers included: Michael Lorms, Risk Services Manager, Sedgwick Joseph Whitlock, Senior Advisor, Industrial Hygiene, EFI Global Communication COVID-19 […]

What is Your Data Story REALLY Telling You?

With the ever-increasing role of technology in every aspect of our daily lives, driving your data story has truly become paramount to enhancing your business processes and delivering the right messaging. In this session at RIMS 2021, Steve Rhee, Chief Digital Officer at Gallagher, discusses major data trends in 2021 and how to implement them […]

Surveillance Cameras to Manage Risk, Protect Property and Defend Litigation

The use of video surveillance has become critical to successful risk management for every business and public entity. This RIMS 2021 session illustrated ways that video has become the new normal to help manage risk, defend litigation and mitigate damages. Speakers included: Seymour Everett, Partner, Everett Dorey LLP Caryn Siebert, JD, Vice President & Director […]

Using Evidence-Based Medicine to Measure and Improve Health Outcomes

Evidence-based medicine can help reduce medical risk, measure medical treatment quality and ultimately improve the quality of care of injured workers. In this session at RIMS 2021, experts from Gallagher Bassett discussed using evidence-based medicine to improve health outcomes and its adoption within the workers’ compensation industry. Guests included: Jeffrey Austin White – Senior Vice […]

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