Posts in Risk Management Consulting

  1. Get Your Head in the Game: Six “How-Tos” to Create a Super Bowl-Winning Workplace Safety Culture

    Two teams have worked hard every day to face-off as the best-in class for one Sunday to become Champions. Are they there by luck? Did they just stumble into the game? No way, because you can’t stumble into winning the Big Game. The same goes for creating a best-in-class workplace safety culture.

  2. Are Volunteers Covered Under Workers Compensation or Liability Policy?

    Volunteers are an incredible asset to countless organizations and businesses, from schools and non-profits to eldercare centers and hospitals. According to the latest study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 77.34 million people volunteered through an organization last year. The cost-savings of using volunteers are substantial, adding up to an estimated value […]

  3. Fire sprinkler + flaming cheese = water damage: Lessons from a restaurant’s mishap

    A fire sprinkler, as this recent viral video shows, is an effective fire safety tool—but it can be unintentionally discharged when it is accidentally set off by friendly fire or a fire sprinkler head is struck or sheared off by a person or equipment.

  4. Beyond Policies: Are Your Healthcare Employees Prepared to Deal With an Active Shooter?

    Chances are, your healthcare facility probably has some sort of policy in place that would apply in the event of a violent situation in your workplace, such as an active shooter. Your policy might specify a code word or alert that you say over the intercom, or perhaps you have an evacuation or lockdown process […]

  5. How to protect your assets and yourself prior to and during a civil disorder

    The recent riots and looting in Baltimore raised questions among my clients wondering about their personal safety as well as protection for their companies. The vandalism, theft and curfew caused significant losses to both individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, civil disorder is becoming more common, it seems. We have witnessed 23 similar events over the last […]

  6. Don’t Settle for Sub-Par Reporting from Your Healthcare TPA

    Operating an elder care facility or senior living community in today’s convoluted healthcare landscape comes with challenges. On top of caring for patients, there are new laws to learn, claims to submit, records to update, litigation to manage, procedures to implement — and much more that relates to your long-term and day-to-day operations. Staying ahead […]

  7. What to Look for in a Litigation Manager for Your Elder Care Facility

    Physicians aren’t the only ones worrying about medical malpractice. As I shared in my last post, nursing homes, assisted living environments, and other private healthcare facilities are prime targets for lawsuits that can wreak havoc on their bottom line. If you own or operate these facilities, then you know how time-consuming and complicated a single […]

  8. Protect Your Elder Care Facilities with a Medical Record Release System

    Elder care is big business — and set to get even bigger as the industry shifts to accommodate aging baby boomers, who started turning 65 in 2011 and make up close to 25 percent of the United States population. With the country’s aging population comes a need to fine-tune and improve systems and services for […]

  9. Risk Management Best Practices for Non-Profits

    Are you aware of the exposures that may threaten your non-profit organization? I had the opportunity to speak on a webinar organized by the non-profit team at McGladrey where we exposed commonly faced risks and shared best practices regarding risk management for nonprofits to help your organization avoid facing costly and disruptive issues. I’ve distilled […]