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August 02, 2021
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
A look ahead: 6 ways to ensure success of our risk management program

In part one of this blog, we focused on market reflection — discussing trends and lessons learned. Next, we’ll explore six ways to ensure success of our risk management programs moving forward. Make purposeful insurance buying decisions Ma…

August 02, 2021 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
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July 27, 2021
Michael Boyes
head of construction and engineering
Construction groundwork claims: Unfortunate or foreseeable?

Across New Zealand, the winter weather conditions threaten to saturate the ground — potentially causing landslips and soil collapse and often, causing disruption to construction works. Increased rainfall during the winter months is expected, bu…

July 27, 2021 by Michael Boyes, head of construction and engineering
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July 22, 2021
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
A look back: Adapting from and responding to evolving risks

Having now entered the second half of 2021, let’s reflect on what we learned — not only from the last six months, but previous years as well. As risk managers, reflection is a key component to ensuring the success of our risk management and cla…

July 22, 2021 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
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July 16, 2021
Scott Richardson
executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
Property market and building trends amid the 2021 hurricane season

The construction and restoration industry has faced a unique set of challenges in the last year, including, but not limited to, rising material and labor costs, increased labor shortages and extended restoration periods. For those responding to storm…

July 16, 2021 by Scott Richardson, executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
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July 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Beware of all that glitters – it could be cadmium

Thanks to the ubiquity of ecommerce, consumers can now buy low-cost jewellery from anywhere in the world, but this is raising serious questions about the integrity and safety of the products, particularly the presence of potentially dangerous heavy m…

July 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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July 09, 2021
Mark Buckingham
Recall advisor
Can new techniques help fight olive oil fraudsters?

Premium pricing and high consumer demand for extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has long made it a target for criminals seeking to profit by passing off inferior or fake products. In fact it is now one of the world’s most adulterated food products with fr…

July 09, 2021 by Mark Buckingham, Recall advisor
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July 07, 2021
Jeremy Schutz
CPSC warns it’s now focusing on AI and ML in consumer products

The brave new world is here. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued its first report on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in consumer products. The report promises added scrutiny of “potential hazards” created b…

July 07, 2021 by Jeremy Schutz
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
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June 14, 2021
Mason Bartleson
VP, process design and operational excellence
Remote field adjusting is a tool with the human touch

Experts in the insurance and claims space by nature are always prepared for the unexpected. Whether we’re contending with a season of extreme weather, sudden accidents, or a global pandemic, we know the importance of responding quickly to property cl…

June 14, 2021 by Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence
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May 25, 2021
Graham Plaister
principal specialist – agriculture & rural
UK food and farming post-Brexit

The UK farming sector is at a crossroads due to major changes brought by Brexit. Fundamentally, the government plans to phase out any direct payments to farmers by 2022 and the funds from these payments will be redirected to environmental schemes. Th…

May 25, 2021 by Graham Plaister, principal specialist – agriculture & rural
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May 21, 2021
Matthew Rodda
regional vice president, EFI Global
Safety and prevention measures are on the frontlines of managing wildfires

Each year, wildfires affect thousands of people and ravage millions of acres. What can begin as a small accidental fire due to human activity, equipment failure or a lightning strike can quickly grow out of control, threaten communities and towns in …

May 21, 2021 by Matthew Rodda, regional vice president, EFI Global
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May 18, 2021
Juan Carlos Araiza, Ph.D., PE.
vice president and managing principal, large and complex loss, EFI Global
Structural collapses and the stories they tell

From investigating the collapse of a high-rise building to a bridge overpass or stadium — forensic engineers grapple with complex questions while determining what happened in order to avert future failures. Moreover, their findings can have a m…

May 18, 2021 by Juan Carlos Araiza, Ph.D., PE., vice president and managing principal, large and complex loss, EFI Global
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May 13, 2021
Beau Bishop
senior vice president, catastrophe operations
Preparing to help those in the path of the storm

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner, with most tropical systems forming June 1 through November 30. Starting this year, the National Hurricane Center will begin issuing regular tropical weather outlooks beginning May 15. Curr…

May 13, 2021 by Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations
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May 10, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Federal court suspends Prop 65 lawsuits, more litigation and activism to follow

A federal court in California recently granted a motion for a preliminary injunction suspending lawsuits against companies allegedly violating the state’s Proposition 65 warning requirement for acrylamide. The court is in the midst of deciding if the…

May 10, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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April 30, 2021
Amanda Combs
recall consultant
Revelations of another carcinogen in hand sanitizers puts more pressure on manufacturers

More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizers are making headlines again. This time there are new revelations about the existence of high levels of the carcinogen benzene in sanitizers widely available to the public. An a…

April 30, 2021 by Amanda Combs, recall consultant
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