Risk Management

Founded in January of 1954, Risk Management is a monthly magazine that features news and industry analysis for corporate risk managers. The magazine has a circulation of 16,000 readers and is published by the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Morgan O'Rourke is Editor-in-Chief. Jared Wade is Editor. Bill Coffin is Publisher/Editorial Director.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, February

Applying the Risk Management Process to Environmental Management
Environmental issues as a risk management responsibility? Thank goodness that's someone else's problem. Not so fast! Today, good environmental management is everyone's responsibility, from the chief executive officer down to the last employee. The...
Applying the Risk Management Process to Environmental Management
Environmental issues as a risk management responsibility? Thank goodness that's someone else's problem. Not so fast! Today, good environmental management is everyone's responsibility, from the chief executive officer down to the last employee. The risk...
Benchmarking to Improve Fleet Safety
DUE TO THE HIGH COST of motor vehicle-related losses, transportation safety is a vital component of any corporation's safety program. The importance of fleet safety is borne out by statistics from the National Safety Council, which show that in 1992,...
Combating Workplace Violence
As news reports so shockingly demonstrate, violence is tearing at the fabric of U.S. society -- and the workplace is no safe haven from the danger. More than 2 million U.S. workers were attacked while on the job during the past year, reports a national...
Employee Types: Who Will Be the Next Stress Claimant?
The current demand for workers' compensation reform in California and in other states has focused a great deal of attention on psychological of "stress" claims. However, the legislative solutions for handling stress claims have been highly emotional...
Executive Forum
OVER THE NEXT 24 MONTHS, A DRASTIC change will occur in this country -- health care reform. Health care costs in America will exceed $1 trillion for the first time in 1993! That is 15 percent of our gross domestic product, and these costs continue...
How Flexible Should Benefits Programs Be?
Employee benefit plans have had a long and storied history. According to Jerry S. Rosenbloom and G. Victor Hallman in Employee Benefit Planning, the origins of benefits plans can be traced back to 1794, when the first profit-sharing plan was created...
How to Manage Hazardous Liquids
Any business that has ever experienced a plant fire, explosion or other calamity knows all too well the enormous costs such events can incur. Foremost is the ordeal of coping with employee injury or death. However, the massive task of cleanup and/or...
Looking at EPLI Underwriting Requirements
EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES liability insurance (EPLI) is intended to cover a broad range of wrongful employment practices related to hiring, firing, promotion, discipline, failure to reasonably accommodate disabilities, sexual harassment, gender equity,...
Managing the Risks in Medical Technology
Managing the risks of new technology is a problem that all risk managers confront. However, this issue is particularly crucial in the health care industry. Over the next several years, the degree to which health care risk managers can help their organizations...
Mental Disabilities under the ADA
During the past several years, stress claims have grown at a phenomenal rate, particularly in California. States with the least restrictive definitions for compensable job stress have delivered bonanzas to claimants seeking redress for job-related...
Mental Disabilities under the ADA
During the past several years, stress claims have grown at a phenomenal rate, particularly in California. States with the least restrictive definitions for compensable job stress have delivered bonanzas to claimants seeking redress for job-related grievances,...
Risk and Insurance Management Society: Intelligencer
The designation of February as "Spencer Month" is the latest endeavor of a foundation that has grown and become better organized in its fundraising efforts. The Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization...
Sea Change in Maritime Risk Management
Besieged by charges of trading safety for dollars, the world's maritime community is fighting back with loss control. So far, it's efforts are paying off. Following a decade in which cargo and ship losses now appear to new heights, the losses now appear...
Who Will Be the Next Stress Claimant?
The current demand for workers' compensation reform in California and in other states has focused a great deal of attention on psychological or "stress" claims. However, the legislative solutions for handling stress claims have been highly emotional...