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. 57, No. 10, December

8 Crisis Management Lessons from the Chilean Mine Rescue
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The whole world let out a collective sigh of relief after the last of the miners was rescued in Chile. With a safe recovery behind us, we can now look back on the crisis management lessons learned during the 69 days that 33...
From Trash to Cash
Understandably, most companies do not view legacy environmental cleanup liabilities as a way to generate revenue. But any organization that purchased general liability insurance policies before the mid-1980s may be able to sell back coverage for substantial...
Increase in Accidents since Ban on Texting
It has been well publicized that the increase in cell phone use while driving has led to an increase in traffic accidents. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed that truck drivers who text while driving are more than 20 times...
Indonesia: A History of Tragedy
The 17,508 islands that make up the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia are no strangers to natural disasters. The fact that they are surrounded by warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lie along earthquake-causing subduction plates makes...
Jupiter or Bust
So we reach the end of another year. According to the movie 2010, we should have been able to send manned spacecraft to Jupiter by now, but obviously that hasn't happened. Of course, Jupiter also blew up and became a new sun at the end of that movie...
Lessons from the Great Fire of 1906
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] December 2010 marks the centennial of the landmark California Supreme Court decision that resolved the critical insurance coverage dispute arising from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The earthquake and ensuing...
Mining for Disaster
Across the globe, major mining disasters were a serious issue in 2010. From Montcoal, West Virginia, to Yuzhou, China, hundreds--possibly thousands--have perished while working deep below the earth's surface. Each disaster brings to light the unsafe...
My Other Ride Is a Robot
Science fiction promised us a lot of things: robot servants, ray guns, jetpacks, food in pill form, teleportation, vacations on the moon. The list goes on. And what do we have to show for it? Nothing. My feet are still firmly planted on the ground,...
Risk Chronicle 2010
When we look back on 2010, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Haitian earthquake and Chilean mine disaster will likely top the list of memorable moments. But there was, of course, a lot more that happened over the past 12 months. Creating a comprehensive...
The Fight against Fighting Malaria
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Anti-malaria programs have saved nearly 750,000 lives over the past 10 years, according to a September World Health Organization report. That represents an 18% drop in child mortality since 2000 in 34 of the most severely...
The Legal Recourse in a Sea of Oil
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the most interesting legal--and human--issues arising from the Gulf oil spill is the compensation for those impaired: how far along the economic food chain it is appropriate to give settlements? The perspective of...
The Perils of Climate Change in Brazil
At a time when economic growth remains elusive for the United States and many other major world economies, Brazil is attracting attention from the global business community because of its strong growth prospects. The Brazilian economy, the largest...
Turbulence: Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers
TURBULENCE Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers by Edward S. Greenberg, Leon Grunberg, Sarah Moore and Patricia B. Sikora [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the 1990s, amid shrinking revenues, Boeing's commercial airplanes division...
When the Toyota Way Went Wrong
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The vast and ongoing Toyota recall saga shows just how great of a setback product recalls can be to a company's reputation. How a company reacts to a recall can have critical effects on both short-term profits and long-term...
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