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November 30, 2022
Ward Arms - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global and Wes Hansen - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global
A new landscape: Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a relatively new mode of transportation in mass production. Using electricity to propel themselves means a new infrastructure is gradually being put into place – one which few are familiar with. It’s important to explore f…

November 30, 2022 by Ward Arms - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global and Wes Hansen - forensic electrical engineer, EFI Global
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November 15, 2022
Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
Workplace safety: reducing injury risks for first-year employees

A core principle in risk services, one of the most effective ways to support employee safety and well-being and control workers’ compensation costs is to prevent on-the-job injuries from occurring in the first place. A population group that presents …

November 15, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
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November 04, 2022
John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
Severe European winter could cause a rise in property claims

Germans bracing for the cold winter are scrambling for heat alternatives. Many older apartments in Berlin still have century-old heating methods despite other buildings having switched to central heating. Burning wood can generate creosote, a toxic, …

November 04, 2022 by John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
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November 03, 2022
Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
Drug use in the workforce — and what employers can do about it

The statistics regarding drug use among the American workforce are alarming. An estimated one in 12 U.S. workers has a substance use disorder (SUD), and more than half of all adults diagnosed with an SUD are employed full-time. Many more members of t…

November 03, 2022 by Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
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October 06, 2022
Diane Spinner
principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
Preventing workplace fires and keeping workers safe

A fire is the most common type of emergency for which small businesses must plan for. If your business exposures have not yet been carefully evaluated, now is the time. Every 30 seconds, a fire can double in size — causing everything in a room …

October 06, 2022 by Diane Spinner, principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
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August 30, 2022
Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
The rise of e-scooters and electric vehicles: What does it mean for the claims industry?

As transportation technology progresses, issues of safety, fraud and liability will need continuous monitoring to match the changing landscape. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) are now a familiar sight on UK streets but are new enough that safety an…

August 30, 2022 by Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
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July 28, 2022
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
The impact of sleep on employee safety and effectiveness

Did you know that approximately one third of Americans experience a sleep disorder at some point in their lives? It’s essential to address the root cause and determine the best course of action — for your health, safety and productivity. In thi…

July 28, 2022 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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July 06, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk services
Coping with the summer heat wave and keeping workers safe

With summer underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and above-normal temperatures expected in many areas, the heat is on many of our minds. In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk se…

July 06, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk services
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May 24, 2022
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicles: understanding potential exposures and mitigating claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With the proliferation of EVs come new challenges for insurers. Traditional models for underwriting interna…

May 24, 2022 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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May 05, 2022
Guest author: Nicola Smith
Spotlight: The scope of food safety is expanding in the EU and the UK

Foreword by Julie Ross, international business development director at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and…

May 05, 2022 by Guest author: Nicola Smith
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March 03, 2022
The twilight zone: occupational health and safety during COVID-19

Do you remember “The Twilight Zone” that aired on TV in the early 1960s? Its famous theme music instantly drew viewers into the world of the surreal. At the beginning of each episode, Rod Serling spoke of moving into another dimension of sight, sound…

March 03, 2022
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
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December 13, 2021
Guest authors: Sean Wood and Katherine Goodyear
Spotlight: When a cyberattack strikes: Protecting and repairing brand reputation

Foreword by Chris Harvey, SVP client services at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers and crisis communicatio…

December 13, 2021 by Guest authors: Sean Wood and Katherine Goodyear
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December 09, 2021
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
The “new normal” in healthcare

At the height of the pandemic, healthcare resources approached capacity and the industry was under pressure to adapt quickly to changing conditions. As companies consider business strategies for 2022, many conversations center on some of the ways org…

December 09, 2021 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
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