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July 15, 2021
Mark Debus
MSW, LCSW, behavioral health team lead
Midway mark: Looking back and moving forward

Flipping the calendar to see July 2021 made the past eighteen months seem surreal. The lockdown during 2020 was difficult enough, but now more than halfway through 2021, many are finding it just as mentally challenging to re-enter the world — w…

July 15, 2021 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, behavioral health team lead
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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 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Expect regulatory scrutiny and product recalls to soar after COVID pandemic

As the post-COVID-19 world begins to reopen, we’re starting to find our way back to normalcy. But regardless of how quickly the entire country returns to "business as usual", risks to brand reputations are likely to increase as regulators resume work…

June 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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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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February 19, 2021
Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
The future of AI regulation in the consumer products industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, AI in the manufacturing market is expected to reach $15.27 billion. The consumer product industry is one of many considering the use of these technolog…

February 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
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January 22, 2021
Wayne Mitchell
Automakers must take heed of NHTSA’s new battery safety initiative

With more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, people are beginning to wonder whether the technology is safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is concerned, too. This month, NHTSA announced it will be zeroing in on the ris…

January 22, 2021 by Wayne Mitchell
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December 11, 2020
Leah Cooper, Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology; Steve Elliott, Senior Vice President, IT Applications; Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Client Services
Making predictions in the midst of uncertainty

It’s safe to say it’s been a year chock full of surprises — unanticipated events, unforeseen circumstances and some unimaginable outcomes. As we close in on 2021 (and, perhaps hopefully, begin to close the door on the challenges of 2020), it’s …

December 11, 2020 by Leah Cooper, Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology; Steve Elliott, Senior Vice President, IT Applications; Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Client Services
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December 07, 2020
Innovation is the name of the game for forward-thinking businesses

As we come to the end of 2020, many businesses will be hoping to put this year firmly in their rear-view mirror. The impact on various sectors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has sent many businesses to the wall, while others have simply been fightin…

December 07, 2020
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November 27, 2020
Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
COVID-19 and Brexit – Supply chain challenges ahead

As we head into winter, and the end of a second UK lockdown, the focus remains on containing the spread of the coronavirus. Add the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, which will undoubtedly impact on labour resources across the entire construction ind…

November 27, 2020 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
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May 01, 2020
Bob Peterson
President
Executive perspectives: Global trends and issues impacting risk management

It’s an understatement to say that a lot has changed in a very short time. It’s a very different world than when we started planning for a RIMS conference session on global trends and issues impacting risk management only a few short months ago. Ever…

May 01, 2020 by Bob Peterson, President
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March 25, 2020
How to prepare for the ‘right to repair’

This month the EU announced an ambitious new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) to combat the scourge of e-waste. The plan, which has been created to help meet the EU’s aims of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, target the 50 million tonnes of e-waste…

March 25, 2020
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January 16, 2020
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Conversation threads for 2020

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging trends and industry news. We’re excited to introduce our list of “Conversation threads for 2020,” which highlights the topics and trends that em…

January 16, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
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November 22, 2019
Lisa Orr
CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
Remote office ergonomics: Simple adjustments, big benefits

As our office environment becomes more sedentary, we’re discovering the need for office ergonomics programs. Employees may spend long hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair, or at a desk that’s not quite the right height. This puts them at risk of p…

November 22, 2019 by Lisa Orr, CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
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October 25, 2019
Chris Carlton
Director, Repair Solutions
Insurance Repair, Brexit, and the Elephant

Brexit has caused a lot of discussion around potential impacts, threats and mitigations. Like many organizations, we’ve been carefully monitoring the situation and talking to our building repair and restoration contractors about their views from the …

October 25, 2019 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions
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