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. 51, No. 11, November

Big Tobacco on Trial
The latest trial against the tobacco industry is underway in Washington, pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against several of the largest cigarette manufacturers with some $280 billion at stake. According to the Justice Department, the defendants--Philip...
Call for Backup!: Internet Protocol Storage Area Networks Protect Data at High Speed and Low Cost
As business becomes more data-intensive and federal regulations require companies to dramatically increase their record-keeping, it is increasingly important for organizations to deploy a comprehensive data backup and restoration strategy.Many firms...
Call for Backup: Internet Protocol Storage Area Networks Protect Data at High Speed and Low Cost
As business becomes more data-intensive and federal regulations require companies to dramatically increase their record-keeping, it is increasingly important for organizations to deploy a comprehensive data backup and restoration strategy. Many...
Employee Screening: A Real-World Cost/benefit Analysis
The cost/benefit analysis is a well-known business gauge that can shed telling light on the actual value of a proposed course of action. But for risk managers who must measure the potential value of preventative practices--especially regarding security...
Fighting Fakes
A $20 Rolex watch purchased on a Manhattan street corner is unlikely to fool anyone. Most people understand they are getting a fake rather than the deal of the century, but such an item is actually a symptom of a larger problem plaguing businesses....
Managing Risk in the Public Sector
Every industry has unique challenges, and managing risk for the public sector is no different. Public organizations, such as municipalities or public utilities, are generally large and slow-moving, making it difficult to get any sort of risk management...
Money for Nothing
Did you ever hear the one about the most unfortunate bricklayer in history? As told by a general contractor who heard the story from an insurance adjuster, there once was a bricklayer working on a third-story chimney who had rigged up a pulley system...
Operation Web Snare
More than 150 people were arrested or convicted during Operation Web Snare, a coordinated government effort to crack down on cybercrime. Using the combined resources of the U.S. Attorney's offices, the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice,...
Potential Legal Conflicts for Return-to-Work Programs
Many safety and workers' compensation programs utilize modified duty programs, otherwise known as transitional duty, early return-to-work, temporary duty or by other titles, These types of programs expedite workers' return to the workplace, which lowers...
Protecting Employees Overseas
In today's global business environment, companies large and small increasingly must deploy employees across the country and around the world, often sending them to troubled regions where their well-being and even their lives may be in jeopardy. Most...
Recouping Workers' Comp Claims
While every state requires its employers to provide workers' compensation benefits to workers injured on the job, those same employers have the right to recover a substantial portion of benefits (e.g., medical bills, wages) paid to responsible third...
Reducing the Threat
Six months after being fired from an automotive parts supply company for repeated tardiness and absenteeism, Salvador Tapia returned to his former workplace, the Windy City Core Supply warehouse in Chicago's South Side. According to local authorities,...
The Return of Return-to-Work Programs
They are not new. They are not sexy. But in an age of rising costs associated with worker's compensation and disability-related absences, return-to-work programs are once again at the forefront of the risk management industry. In general, large...
The Rocky Road to Asbestos Litigation Reform
Since the early part of the 20th Century, asbestos has been incorporated into thousands of products, such as pipe covering, block insulation and roofing materials. But given all the health and litigation problems it has caused, it may have been better...
Why Injured Workers File Suit
Workers' compensation was created as a no-fault system intended to benefit both the employer and the employee. In exchange for giving up the right to sue the employer, an injured employee agrees to be paid medical benefits and lost wages for compensable...