Magazine article Risk Management

Hindsight

Magazine article Risk Management

Hindsight

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In descending order, serious alcohol-related problems affect approximately 1.5% of employees in the hospitality industry, 14.7% of construction workers, 11.9% of wholesale trade workers, 10.6% of professional employees, 9.7% of retail trade workers, 9.2% of finance and real estate employees, and 8.6% of manufacturing workers.

Source: George Washington University Medical Center

"Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it."

-Lee Iacocca

Total Prison Population [latest available numbers]

United States

2,258,983

China

1,565,771

Russia

885,014

Brazil

419,551

India

358,368

Source: The economist Pocket World in Figures, 2009 Edition

A "Medium-Level" Disease Pandemic Could Cause:

89,000-207,000 deaths

314,000-734,000 hospitalizations

18-42 million outpatient visits

20-47 million people to be sickened

Between 15% and 35% of the U.S. population could be affected by an influenza pandemic

The economic impact could range between $71.3 and $166.5 billion

Source: March Risk Consulting Global Practice

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