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July 22, 2021
CAT response services: China province hit by record-breaking rainfall

Severe flooding overwhelmed Zhengzhou, the capital of China’s central Henan province, after the equivalent of a year's average rainfall fell in just three days. The event led to the evacuation of about 100,000 people, the rescue of more than 500 peop…

July 22, 2021
Blog
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
Legislative update
July 22, 2021
Legislation updates: Disability, leave and workers' compensation

Sedgwick regularly monitors and reports on disability, leave and workers' compensation legislation impacting our customers. Click on the links below for summaries of recent updates. With COVID-19 impacting legislation, you can also visit sedgwick.…

July 22, 2021
Article, People, People + Productivity, People first
July 20, 2021
Executive Insights: Sedgwick Executive Chairman Dave North

Dave North, Sedgwick executive chairman, is featured in NU Executive Insights.

July 20, 2021
News
July 20, 2021
CAT response services: Catastrophic flooding devastates Western Europe

See below for German and Dutch translations Record rainfall across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands caused rivers to quickly overflow, leading to catastrophic flooding. Fast-rising water destroyed buildings, leveled neighborhoods, and swept away…

July 20, 2021
Blog
July 19, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
CBD and cannabis: With opportunity comes risk

An exclusive life sciences webinar hosted recently by Sedgwick’s brand protection experts offered insight into the latest product safety challenges facing medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including an insightful discussion …

July 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
Blog
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 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
Blog
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
Press release
July 13, 2021
Sedgwick nomme Caroline Brun directrice commerciale et marketing en France /Sedgwick appoints Caroline Brun sales and marketing director in France

PARIS, 13 juillet 2021 – Sedgwick, leader mondial des solutions et technologies de gestion des risques, poursuit le renforcement de son équipe dirigeante en France avec la nomination de Caroline Brun au poste de directrice commerciale et marketing. …

July 13, 2021
July 12, 2021
How to make the marine claims process easier

Simon Marshall, Marine surveyor/engineering loss adjuster in New Zealand provides commentary in this article published in The New Zealand Shipping Gazette. Read the article online or download the PDF (page 2).

July 12, 2021
Blog
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
Blog
July 08, 2021
Michelle Hay
Global chief people officer
The workplace of the future

The widespread work-at-home transition ushered in by the COVID era has shined the spotlight on big-picture questions about how and where we work. What is the role of the office in the future state of the “new normal”? In my view, there is no one-si…

July 08, 2021 by Michelle Hay, Global chief people officer
July 07, 2021
Insights From Home Inspectors: Finding Silver Linings During a Challenging Year

Sedgwick interviews Greg Bradle, home inspector and ASHI member.

July 07, 2021
Blog
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