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December 14, 2017
Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E
Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a …

December 14, 2017 by Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E, Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
September 21, 2017
Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
Beyond property: What you need to know about EBI

Many business owners make assumptions about what is included under their property policy. Property policies are designed to cover damage to equipment caused by external means; however, in the case of an internal malfunction, are you covered? Equipm…

September 21, 2017 by Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
April 25, 2016
Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Taking a closer look when lightning strikes

According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, it is not uncommon for lightning to strike a vehicle, moving or parked. The effects of the strike vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the circumstances related to the storm and vehicle typ…

April 25, 2016 by Mike McGee, ASE Senior Investigator, Investigative Locksmith, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
September 01, 2015
Mike McGee, Forensic Locksmith Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Unlocking the mystery of vehicle theft

A tool used within a lock keyway to enable theft leaves an imprint of its actions; microscopic examination by a forensic locksmith can help identify what these imprints mean. According to the Insurance Information Institute, a motor vehicle was…

September 01, 2015 by Mike McGee, Forensic Locksmith Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
July 10, 2015
Linda Wisneski, VP, SIU Operations
Social media investigations – Through the looking glass?

Perhaps you’ve heard…what happens in Vegas, stays on Facebook! Does anyone remember what the internet was like before Facebook arrived in 2004? The creators of Facebook have stated that their goal was to create a richer, faster way for peop…

July 10, 2015 by Linda Wisneski, VP, SIU Operations
January 30, 2015
Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
E-cigarettes: Emerging fire hazard?

As employers and individuals look for alternatives to smoking tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Unified Investigations & Sciences, part of Sedgwick’s family of companies, recently took a closer look at the emerging risks associated wit…

January 30, 2015 by Mathew Cooper, Senior Investigator, Unified Investigations & Sciences
December 03, 2014
R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
’Tis the season for fraud!

The holiday season is a great time for family, friends and fun – but it is also a time for fraud. If we let down our guard, fraudsters can turn happy times to sad. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, fraud increases…

December 03, 2014 by R. A. (Andy) Wilson, VP Fraud & Compliance
March 07, 2014
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
TRIA renewal: Why risk managers care

Just when you thought you knew all the acronyms, TRIA (the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act) comes back to the forefront, now known as TRIPRA (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act).  First passed in 2002 in its original form, its purpos…

March 07, 2014 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
January 02, 2014
Mario Rodriguez, Director National Technical Compliance
Consequence management: What is it, and is your organization prepared?

Risks to an increasingly modernized, technological and integrated society have greatly increased our threat of events with catastrophic consequences. Frequency and scale of these events as well as natural disasters are increasing along with the econo…

January 02, 2014 by Mario Rodriguez, Director National Technical Compliance
October 16, 2013
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Is innovation in workers’ comp an oxymoron?

We can agree that much has changed about the world of workers' compensation, yet the question of effect remains open. On one hand, many employers have substantially improved their "results" in this realm, particularly over the last five to ten years.…

October 16, 2013 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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