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October 05, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Expand your view at PIEF 2022

During the Personal Injury & Disability National Conference, an array of stakeholders across Australia will come together to discuss outcomes and industry best practices for the motor accident, workers compensation, disability and life insurance sect…

October 05, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
October 04, 2022
James McIntosh - national manager, technical services and Paul Riches - manager, building consultancy division
Expand your view at the Residential Builders Forum

There is no portion of the construction industry that is immune to the trade and material supply challenges. The issues are widespread across all sectors of the domestic, commercial and infrastructure/civil markets. During the Residential Builders Fo…

October 04, 2022 by James McIntosh - national manager, technical services and Paul Riches - manager, building consultancy division
October 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
What does post-pandemic look like? More oversight all around

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business world in numerous ways. Virtual meetings, remote work schedules, travel restrictions, and supply chain volatility are just a few examples of the new reality we’ll inevitably face ongoing. To that list yo…

October 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
September 29, 2022
Margot De Villiers
head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
Marine insurance: why institute cargo clauses matter

Imagine you purchase 10 timber crates of tools from a supplier halfway around the world. To get to you, the tools embark on a long and complicated journey: traveling on land (via train or truck) from the factory to an international seaport, getting l…

September 29, 2022 by Margot De Villiers, head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
September 28, 2022
Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
No easy feat: Administering leave benefits across state lines

There is no federal requirement for U.S. employers to provide paid leave benefits to their employees. While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers leave with job protection to eligible employees for qualifying events, employers are not requir…

September 28, 2022 by Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
September 21, 2022
Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
Civil unrest: Will history repeat itself?

We’re in the business of being prepared to respond to unthinkable situations. And while bad weather warnings indicate the potential for a surge event, there’s a new storm brewing that could hit anywhere, anytime and with little notice. The potentiall…

September 21, 2022 by Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
September 20, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
All eyes on workers compensation — and a look at what’s next

As David Stills wrote in a previous blog, workers compensation is comprised of multiple state systems across the U.S., each with their own unique set of rules and regulations that are in constant flux. The environment is relatively similar in Austral…

September 20, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
September 19, 2022
Diana Shick
director, nurse consulting
Nurse consultants bring great value to liability claims

Many in our industry are familiar with the case management role of nurses in the workers’ compensation arena, where they support injured and ill employees and oversee the treatment and recovery process. But, did you know that nurses can also play a c…

September 19, 2022 by Diana Shick, director, nurse consulting
September 16, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
U.S. surpasses milestone of 1 billion product recalls year to date

The total number of U.S. products recalled this year has now topped 1 billion, according to our latest U.S. product Recall Index. More than 1 billion units have been recalled only twice before in history, in 2018 and 2021. However, it took a full yea…

September 16, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
September 16, 2022
Darin Miller, national marine manager and Marc Schuling, marine manager - Netherlands
Embrace, elevate and expand your view at IUMI 2022

More cargo is being shipped to scale up production of renewables — between solar and wind farms. And we may start to see less shipping of oil and gas pipe machinery, refinery and construction equipment as we wean off of fossil fuels. Additional…

September 16, 2022 by Darin Miller, national marine manager and Marc Schuling, marine manager - Netherlands
September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
September 12, 2022
David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
Chiropractic care in workers’ compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently published the findings of its study on the use of chiropractic care to treat injured workers in the United States suffering from lower back pain. As a chiropractor by training and a longti…

September 12, 2022 by David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
September 09, 2022
Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
Managing risk in the property loss landscape

Lisez ceci en français During the RIMS Canada conference, an array of risk managers will come together to discuss potential exposures and upcoming trends. Whether a full transfer of risk, partial transfer of risk or full retention is being considere…

September 09, 2022 by Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
September 09, 2022
Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
La gestion des risques dans le contexte des sinistres affectant les propriétés

Read the English version Lors de la conférence RIMS Canada, un groupe de gestionnaires de risques se réunira pour discuter des risques potentiels et des tendances à venir. Qu'il s'agisse d'un transfert complet de risque, d'un transfert partiel ou d'…

September 09, 2022 by Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
September 07, 2022
Tracey Davanport, VP, clinical operations and Melissa Shannon, senior clinical team lead
Empowering injured workers: the role of a surgery nurse

Getting ready for the workday. Going on a walk with family. Grocery shopping. Working out with a friend. These scenes are what many of us typically associate with a normal routine. But for injured workers, life is quickly turned upside down. Navigati…

September 07, 2022 by Tracey Davanport, VP, clinical operations and Melissa Shannon, senior clinical team lead