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. 46, No. 6, June

Building Blocks
As you will read elsewhere in this issue, the construction industry can be one of the most dangerous and loss-prone. There are, however, sound policies and procedures that can help to prevent both human and financial losses. This roundup of construction-related...
CONSTRUCTION Wrap-Ups
In Portland, Oregon, the families of three ironworkers killed in 1997 on a construction site want millions from the company that employed their loved ones. After all, the site where the three fell to their deaths was found to have violated more than...
Environmentality
Are risk managers paying enough attention to environmental concerns? There doesn't appear to be a simple answer to this question. A recent survey of RIMS conference attendees taken by Kemper indicates that awareness and strategies vary. Four out...
Executive Forum
AS A NEW MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE Council, I was impressed by the dedication and hard work of RIMS volunteers and staff in putting together the outstanding Dallas conference. It is a wonder to me that the wide variety of educational topics covered,...
Fail Safe
Surety for Construction Projects Construction is one of North America's largest industries--and also one of the riskiest. Half of all construction firms in business today will not exist six years from now, according to the Associated General Contractors...
Fail Safe: Surety for Construction Projects
Construction is one of North America's largest industriesand also one of the riskiest. Half of all construction firms in business today will not exist six years from now, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. A host of problems...
Net Working
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), a Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research firm, 54 percent of the companies in the United States and Europe have turned to an intranet or extranet to better their businesses. "Among large companies,...
New Associates
This past winter saw the birth of a few new associations whose efforts and interests intersect with risk management concerns. Licensed insurers, agents, brokers, offshore insurance managers and adjusters from the British Islands have joined together...
Pre-Employment Testing the Human Element
Why do employees make mistakes? Human error can be divided into two categories: errors of omission and errors of commission. Errors of omission occur when employees do not have enough information to do their job well. They may have been poorly trained,...
Pre-Employment Testing: The Human Element
Why do employees make mistakes? Human error can be divided into two categories: errors of omission and errors of commission. Errors of omission occur when employees do not have enough information to do their job well. They may have been poorly trained,...
Rims 1999: Dallas
More than 10,000 attendees. Over 400 vendors. Thirty-four nationalities. This was the multifaceted look of the 37th RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Dallas this past April. United by a common drive to advance their field and augment their...
Some Things I Learned in Dallas
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, OR, PUT MORE brightly, Anything can happen. I got a cubist take on the future of risk management at this year's conference. As expected, everyone I talked to had their own viewpoint. There was the trusted and respected...
What's New
Beating the Bug The dawn of the new millennium will challenge all professionals. As the deadline approaches, a crucial question must be addressed: Are all your systems ready? Computer Associates, an international leader in mission-critical business...
When Personal Injury Meets Public Policy
For a number of years, insurers have been issuing personal injury coverage as a part of commercial general liability policies. In personal injury coverage, as set forth in the 1992 Insurance Services Offices, Inc. form, insurers agree to indemnify...
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